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New York City Themed Gift Ideas

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Know someone who loves New York City? Here are some great gift ideas for them!
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1. For Someone Planning a Trip to New York City

New York Citypass
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If you know someone heading to New York City on vacation, they will probably appreciate an inspired gift to make their trip a little bit more affordable. Depending on your budget, you could buy them tickets to a great museum or guided tour, or go all-out and get them an attraction pass that will let them enjoy their choice of pre-paid attractions.

2. For Kids Who Love the Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty
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If you've got someone who loves to build on your shopping list, check out this Nanoblock Statue Of Liberty. Designed for kids 8+, building the Statue of Liberty will be a great way for the recipient to spend some of their winter break. If you've got a Barbie fan on your list, the Statue of Liberty Barbie does double duty both as a great gift and a way to support the Ellis Island Foundation.

3. For The Person Who Wants to Know EVERYTHING About New York

Chrysler Building from the Empire State Building 103 Floor
Heather Cross
True New York City lovers will appreciate having "The Encyclopedia of New York City" edited by Kenneth T. Jackson on their bookshelf so they can look up just about anything from famous New Yorkers and landmarks to historical events and neighborhoods. With over 5,000 entries, this is the authoritative book on New York City. If you're looking for something a little less heavy-weight (the encyclopedia has over 1500 pages!), the Guide to New York City Landmarks put out by the New York City Landmarks and Preservation Commission is a great choice with lots of information about New York City's landmarks and historical neighborhoods.

4. For The Family Who Doesn't Have Space For One More Thing

Elk at the Queens Zoo
Heather Cross
If you're buying gifts for a family, they would probably love a gift that wouldn't take up another corner of their already-stuffed-to-the-gills-with-toys house. Enter the perfect gift idea: a membership to a New York City museum or zoo that will take up only the size of another credit card in their wallet, and would give them the perfect excuse to explore New York City. The WCS Family Membership gives year-long access to New York City's four zoos (the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo) and the New York Aquarium (when it re-opens). A couple of great NYC museums with family membership choices you might want to explore the American Museum of Natural History's family membership or MoMA's family membership that includes special family-friendly events and membership cards for everyone.

5. For The Sport Fan

New York Yankees Workout
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How about tickets to see The Brooklyn Nets at the newly opened Barclays Center? Or a tour of Yankee Stadium? You can even buy a stool made with a used game base from the NY Mets. For more inspiration, check out our Sports Fans Guide to NYC.

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