If you have a NYC buff - or even just a Big Apple fan - on your gift list this year, these New York gift ideas and home decor items will please even the pickiest receiver. Of course, if you love the big city also, this affordable New York City decor will fit right into your home.
Photo © charrow/They Draw & Travel
The hand-drawn printable NYC maps at They Draw and Travel are absolutely fabulous. And here's the best thing: You can print directly from your computer for free! However, these maps are worth the few dollars that the prints cost. Click on individual maps for details.
Photo © Muji
Now you can take NYC home with you, all wrapped up in a tiny bag. (How's that for traveling light?) I recently picked up this wood city set from Muji, and it is now sitting gracefully atop my living room bookshelf. Muji also offers an assortment of other NYC memorabilia like a Statue of Liberty stamp and a handkerchief printed with a map of New York.
Photo © 20x200
The gang at 20x200
recently sent me a copy of Jorge Colombo's book
, and it was an instant hit at my house. Even my children loved looking at Jorge's quirky finger painting of NYC and seeing familiar spots. Jorge's book is perfect for any coffee table, and his finger paintings are print worthy. If you can't bear to tear your book (and who could?), check out 20x200's extremely affordable editions of Jorge's artwork
. Prints start at just $20, and they'll even do the framing.
Photo © Clare Phillips
This vintage-style printed plate brings back memories of NYC during the 1950s, but the yellow cab will always be a Big Apple icon. The miniature white porcelain plate is hand crafted, and the artist also offers a matching miniature mug, perfect for NYC espresso lovers or collectors of all things New York.
Photo © NestaHome
Lay your head on the Brooklyn Bridge! Place this iconic image on your sofa and be reminded of NYC every time you sit down. This 12 x 16-inch sturdy throw pillow is woven from sturdy light-weight canvas, and is pre-washed and ready to go. NestaHome also offers this print in other colors, as well as other delightful decor.
Photo © Light Reading
Let your NYC light shine through this lampshade covered with a vintage New York subway map. Created by an Etsy mother/daughter team, Jess and Brenda, who also offer other fun and funky handcrafted items.
Photo © Wall Star Graphics
Sleep under a New York City skyline every night or peer out on the faux city lights from your sofa with this amazing mural from Wall Star Graphics
. If your budget doesn't allow for a NYC skyline this life-sized, check out this printable
from Plum Street Prints or this stamp
from Sweet Grass Stamps. Or grab all three for, um, gifts. Yes, gifts.