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32 holiday gifts from the East Village

Christmas is just a few weeks away. Have you checked off everyone on your list? If not, don’t fret! We’ve made it easier than ever to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Whether you’re on a budget or wanting to splurge, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide for finding unusual, local items for everyone on your list this holiday season.

For Him

Guys are by far the hardest ones to shop for. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift for him, remember these four things: Stay true to his style and hobbies, be versatile, comfort is key, and when in doubt, it’s the thought that counts. From beer glasses to skincare, here are a few fail-proof ideas.

For Her

Ladies are easier to buy for than you might assume — just don’t overthink it. Get her something stylish and practical; items that she might not buy for herself. It's a wonderful time to show her just how much she's loved! From stylish booties and scarves to perfumes and books, these presents are perfect picks to slip under the tree this year.

For The Homeowner

The holidays are the perfect time to turn a house into a cozy home. Look for stylish, well-made pieces that can be easily incorporated into anyone’s abode. From stylish prints to scent-filled candles, we’ve curated a few home décor items they’re sure to love.

For The Foodie

Nothing says holiday like the warmth of the oven and the aromatic smells of the yummy treats baking. If you’ve got a foodie in your life, we’ve got great ideas for them. Treat him or her to some creative culinary gifts this Christmas.

Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers are a great way to spread joy without breaking the bank. Whether it’s a stylish water bottle or some cute Iowa coasters, we’ve got you covered. Hey, sometimes the best gifts come in small packages!

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