We’ve all been there – it’s Christmas Eve and your head is spinning, you’re in a crowded, messy store and the world starts closing in around you – okay, dramatic, but it can feel that way. To help you navigate the aisles, I’ve curated the best, most covetable gifts inspired by trendy New Yorkers we love that you can pick up at stores nationwide right through Christmas Eve, I checked! Grab and go in just a New York minute. You’re welcome… now where’s that eggnog?
FOR THE FOODIE / SELFIE OBSESSED
Macarons are a “thing,” so is sharing over-the-top culinary creations on social. Now the ultimate NYC foodie can next-level their own with bacon, curry, fennel and who knows what else to share on Instagram, this kit comes with everything to DIY your own including pastry tips and special baking sheet!
Mastrad Mini Macaron Maker, $24.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
FOR THE STARTUP GEEK
This kit snaps your entire apartment into the Internet! It can turn any household object into an internet-connected smart device so you can automate curtains, feed your pet (and track their barking!), get alerts on whether your fridge door has been left open, brew coffee and control anything that can be plugged into a wall – or not.
Little Bits Smart Home Kit, $249 at RadioShack
FOR THE STOCK TRADING TRENDSTER
Nothing like starting your day in designer fashion with this Michael Kors After Shave Splash. Classic patchouli mixes with deep, unexpected notes—tobacco smoke, soft suede, dried spices and bergamot—for a masculine essence for the modern man who is devastatingly handsome, sophisticated with a bit of edge!
Michael Kors After Shave Splash, $78 at Macy’s
FOR THE “IT” GADGET BEAUTY GAL
Foreo Luna is the newest “it” beauty gadget – a revolutionary hygienic silicone brush with sonic powered thin touch-points for gentle cleansing on one side, and an anti-aging waved side to enhance serum absorption on the other.
Foreo Luna, $199 at Sephora
FOR THE PEARL-WEARING, CHARITY-MINDED FUNDRAISER
The ultimate lady-like button-back cashmere sweater with from an unlikely place – Burlington, where you can get it at 65% off. You’re getting a sweater for the price of a scarf! They are also holding a coat drive for New Yorkers which would be great to mention! Get 10% off your purchase when you donate a coat.
Cashmere Button Back Sweater, $69.99 at Burlington
FOR THE STRESSED OUT SUPERVISOR
Activity trackers are out – brain sensing wearable tech is in! Muse is brain fitness, it’s a headband that detects brain signals during guided exercise and provides feedback to strengthen your muscle of attention and focus, like a treadmill for your brain, so you become happier – and more productive.
Will deliver same day to NYC if purchased online before 2PM.
Muse, $299 at ChooseMuse.com
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