NY Themed Gifts: A Tribute to the Big Apple

By Anu Kapur, Publisher, Lower Manhattan Macaroni KID & Upper West Side Macaroni KID October 29, 2023

   The vibrant city of New York has captivated the hearts of many. Whether you're a native New Yorker or an avid traveler, you can't deny the allure of the Big Apple. So why not bring a piece of this iconic city into your life or gift it to someone special? Below we will explore a wide array of NY-themed gifts that capture the essence of the city that never sleeps.

1. New York Skyline Art Options: A Timeless Reminder

Imagine having the mesmerizing New York City skyline adorning your living room wall or the New York map on a wooden tray. A skyline silhouette wall art piece not only adds a touch of sophistication to any space but also serves as a timeless reminder of the city's grandeur. With intricate details and expert craftsmanship, these pieces are sure to impress. You can find very interesting pieces on Etsy.

2. Central Park Puzzle: Piece-by-Piece Serenity

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embark on a relaxing journey through Central Park with a beautifully designed puzzle. Each piece will transport you to the tranquil oasis in the heart of New York City, providing a sense of serenity in the comfort of your own home. Perfect for puzzle enthusiasts or those seeking a moment of calm. The Central Park Conservancy has some puzzles you can play online here or you can buy a variety of puzzles at museums, like the Dehn: Spring in Central Park puzzle at The Met Store. 

3. Statue of Liberty Souvenir: An Iconic Keepsake

No NY-themed gift collection would be complete without a Statue of Liberty souvenir. Symbolizing freedom and hope, this iconic landmark has become synonymous with New York. From miniature replicas to keychains, there are plenty of options to choose from. These souvenirs make for meaningful gifts, allowing the recipient to carry a piece of New York wherever they go. These souvenirs can be found everywhere around New York City. You can also buy heritage documents, commemoratives, books, and more from the Ellis Island Foundation - the foundation that works to preserve and honor two of our country's greatest landmarks: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

4. NYC Food Tour Gift Box: A Delicious Adventure

New York City is a culinary paradise, and what better way to experience it than through a NYC food tour gift box? Packed with a curated selection of local delicacies, this gift will take the recipient on a gastronomic adventure. From bagels to pizza, cheesecake to hot dogs, each bite will transport them to the vibrant street corners and famous eateries of the city. Check out this NYC-themed food basket from  Chelsea Market. 

5. Broadway Musical Tickets: Unforgettable Entertainment

For theater enthusiasts or those looking for a memorable experience, Broadway musical tickets are a perfect choice. New York's theater scene is world-renowned, offering a plethora of captivating performances. From classic shows like "The Phantom of the Opera" to Tony Award-winning productions, there's something for everyone. Gift the magic of live theater and create lasting memories.

6. Brooklyn Bridge Photography Book: A Stunning Collection

Capture the beauty of the Brooklyn Bridge through the lens of talented photographers with a stunning photography book. Filled with breathtaking images and intriguing stories, this gift allows the recipient to explore the architectural marvel up close. Whether displayed on a coffee table or used as a source of inspiration, this book is a tribute to the essence of New York City.

    As we conclude our exploration of NY-themed gifts, we hope to have inspired you with a range of options that capture the spirit of New York. Whether it's wall art, souvenirs, food tours, theater tickets, or photography books, each gift brings a piece of the Big Apple into your life. Embrace the magic of New York and let these gifts serve as a reminder of the city's splendor, wherever you may be.