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Boutique Freak | Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women

Gentlemen, you have no excuse. Valentine’s Day happens every year, and every year you buy her a dozen red roses. Yawn. Step it up with gifts from local shops that strike the perfect note: romantic but not too sappy.

The East-of-Broadway Holiday Gift Guide | For Men

Yesterday, The Local shared some ideas for cheap gifts around the neighborhood. If you’re up for spending a little bit more for the man of or men in your life, today’s your day.


1. “Walls Notebook,” $16.95
Exit9 Gift Emporium (51 Avenue A)
2. Bear shoe horn, $32
Odin (328 East 11th Street)
3. Raw leather belt, $90
Oliver Spencer (330 East 11th Street)
4. “Hang Over” flask, $50
Reason Clothing (436 East 9th Street)
5. 100% baby alpaca queen-sized quilt, $525
Seyrig (305 East 9th Street)

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The East-of-Broadway Holiday Gift Guide | $50 and Under

Haven’t started your holiday shopping yet? No worries. Everything that should be on your list can be found right here in the neighborhood. First up: The Local’s ten favorite gifts below the $50 mark, with more ideas to come.


1. Recycled-chain bottle opener, $9.95 Sustainable NYC (139 Avenue A)
2. Mini coffee sampler, $24.99
Porto Rico Importing Co. (40 St. Marks Place)
3. Flirt snap mittens (made local), $48.00
Apartment 141 (141 East 13th Street)
4. Mobile Foodie Survival Kit, $32.95
Lancelotti Housewares (66 Avenue A)
5. Brass & leather cuff, $27.00
– Soukou No.11 (320 East 11th Street)
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