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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Local NYC

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It isn’t hard to find a place to buy gifts in New York City. There are dozens of boutique shops and flagship stores on every block. But as a New Yorker, why buy gifts you can get everywhere else? We’ve narrowed down some of our top picks for local gifts, products, and experiences you can treat your favorite New York Bitches to this holiday season!


For the Bitch who loves art: A year-long membership to The Whitney Museum of American Art. At less than $100, this membership to one of the best contemporary American art museums in the city is a steal if you’re a true art-lover.

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For the Bitch who loves to brunch at home: The “Wake Up Call” breakfast bundle from Farm to People, a company based in Brooklyn that highlights small-batch producers. This bundle features pancake mix, spicy granola, and other handpicked treats that will have you excited to roll out of bed on the weekends!

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For the Fit Bitch who is always looking to challenge herself: A 10 Class Pack pass to fitBallet, a local class that combines the elongation of ballet with the high intensity of circuit training. And trust us – it will kick your ass!

For the foodie in your life who can’t get enough Momofuku Ssam Sauce: The Momofuku ‘Home Run’ Gift Pack. Ssam Sauce is (dare we say it?) quickly becoming the new Sriracha – this Bitch loves it on everything! Two bottles of the stuff should be enough to get your foodie friends addicted by year’s end.

For the stylish Bitch who loves a good ring party: A set of knuckle rings from Catbird, a Brooklyn-based jewelry shop. They make their own artisan jewelry right in their very own Williamsburg studio, and are known for jumpstarting the knuckle ring trend. It doesn’t get any more local – or stylish – than that.

Like a Local Tours Williamsburg Food Tour

For the foodie in your life: A food tour with Like a Local Tours, where you can feast on delicious bites from some of the best spots in local ‘hoods, like Williamsburg and the Flatiron District. Ally recently went on the Williamsburg tour, and commented it was a really fun, out-of-the-box weekend activity!

For your best Bitch who just moved to the city: A painting of a beloved local landmark, like this Brooklyn Bridge print from local artist Jon Tebeau, to hang in her new apartment. Because what New Yorker doesn’t love collecting local artwork? And at $25, it’s a total steal!

For the Bitch who has a sweet tooth: A Rocky Road bar and Peanut Butter and Jelly S’mores from local bakery, The Baking Bean. The best part: they deliver these sweet treats straight from the oven to your door!


For the healthy Bitch who loves a good juice cleanse: A daily juice cleanse from Juice Press. This delicious plan can also include some delicious soup and salad options if you need to balance with food. This is a great way to kick off the new year!

For the healthy Bitch who loves a good soup cleanse: A daily soup cleanse from Splendid Spoon allows you to swap your lunch with soups, revealing a healthier you for 2016!

For the healthy Bitch who loves to not think about meal prep: A subscription to Sakara Life, which offers plant-based, organic, and healthy proportioned food to your doorstep. This is food that will make your fellow Bitch feel sexy.

For the Bitch who loves local craft brews: There are so many local breweries in the city that are just a subway ride away, like Brooklyn Brewery and Singlecut, and brewery tours are usually free. Plus, you can stock up on your favorite bottles and growlers while you’re there. So gather your beer-loving Bitches and treat them to a day roaming the outer boroughs, swigging some local brews!

(Image via Brooklyn Oenology)

For the Bitch who loves local wine: A wine flight from Brooklyn Oenology. No one wants to schlep all the way out to Long Island to visit a winery during winter. This winery in Williamsburg may not have their own vineyard – they purchase their fruit directly from New York vineyards – but they do have a tasting room where you can taste and buy all of their locally produced wine. Cheers, Bitches!

For the Bitch who loves to explore New York: The Not For Tourists Guide to New York City, 2016 edition. Broken out by neighborhood and written by locals, this is the only guide a true New York Bitch needs.

For the Bitch on a budget: It doesn’t get any more local than taking in a comedy show at Upright Citizens Brigade! And with prices ranging from free to $10 a show, it’s a budget-friendly way to treat your best Bitches to a night on the town.

For the Bitch who digs an interesting performance art experience: Tickets to Punchdrunk’s “Sleep No More” show at the McKittrick Hotel. Is it theatre? Is it art? We aren’t quite sure, but this Hitchcock-Shakespeare mashup is definitely a thrilling New York experience that can’t be missed.


For the Bitch who digs an interesting performance art experience, while brunchingQueen of the Night, a dark debutant ball paired with some delicious food, just launched brunch. For an interactive gift, consider one of their gift cards here!

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