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There are so many fantastic New York City gift ideas that will bring a smile to anyone who lives here, is moving to NYC, starting college in NYC or just visiting for a few days. You can treat your loved ones of any age to almost anything in NYC, like foodie gift cards, Broadway gift cards, museum sleepover, NYC VIP Experiences, Skip the Line Privileges, cruises, cooking classes and so much more.

Most of our top choices are gift cards, because they are the most versatile, but get ready to light up the face of the recipient as you treat them to front row Broadway Tickets, a VIP tour of the Empire State Building, a rock concert, a romantic cruise around Manhattan or free stay at a hotel.

Broadway Gift Cards

Ticketmaster Gift Cards

There is probably no more versatile gift in NYC than a Ticketmaster Gift Card or StubHub Gift Card. Ticketmaster (TM) is a primary seller, while StubHub is a reseller.

Ticketmaster (TM) is the primary ticket seller for all of the following:

  • Concerts – almost every NYC concert venue sells their tickets through Ticketmaster: Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Beacon Theater, Radio City Music Hall, MetLife Stadium and many of the smaller venues.
  • Sports – since all our teams play at those same venues, a TM gift card is good for the Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Islanders, Giants, Jets, Knick, Nets and the US Open.
  • Broadway – about half of all Broadway Theaters use Ticketmaster. So, if you’re looking for a gift card for a particular show, you’ll have to confirm in which theater it is playing. All NYC theaters use either Ticketmaster or Telecharge to sell their tickets.

    All the Disney shows are sold through TM. You can check which shows (current shows include: Hamilton, MJ, Shucked, Aladdin, Lion King, Wicked, Rockettes, Six and more) are sold through Ticketmaster by going to the Ticketmaster Broadway page and checking each show. If the link to buy tickets stays on the Ticketmaster site, then a gift card will work for that show.

About Ticketmaster Gift Cards:

Gift cards can be sent as a physical card or as an E-Gift Card. The Gift Card has no expiration date. The Gift Card can be used towards the purchase of tickets, parking, VIP packages and some merchandise. Ticketmaster Gift Cards can be used for events in Canada and the United States only. You may not use Ticketmaster Gift Cards to buy resale tickets or Platinum tickets.

StubHub Gift Cards

StubHub sells tickets to all the same sports, concerts and Broadway shows as Ticketmaster, but they are a reseller. Their prices are higher, but their seats and availability selection are significantly better. This means, if you know you want to buy your giftee an Orchestra Seat to a popular Broadway show, or great seats to the Yankees, a StubHub Gift Card will provide you with tons of options, especially since TM does not allow the use of Gift Cards on their own reseller site. StubHub is NYC’s most trusted reseller and all tickets are verified and guaranteed.

TKTS Gift Certificates

TKTS Broadway Gift Certificates – TKTS has several booths around NYC, the two main ones in Times Squar and Lincoln Center. They sell same-day discount tickets to a wide variety of Broadway and Off Broadway productions. TKTS gift certificates provide the recipient with flexibility to choose which show they want to see and when they want to see it. TKTS gift certificates, available from $25-$150, work like cash at all TKTS Discount Booths so you can give the gift of theatre for special occasions any time of the year.

More Broadway Gift Cards:

  • Telecharge Gift Certificates – these are just like the Ticketmaster Gift Cards for Broadway Shows. Telecharge is the ticketing agent for at least 11 Broadway Theaters in NYC.

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Classic Harbor Boat Cruise Gift Cards

NYC Boat Cruises are one of my favorite things to do in NYC, with both my lifelong NYC friends and when visitors come to town. There are no better views of our skyline than from the water, and we have dozens of styles of cruises all year round for every budget and age group. Getting someone a Classic Harbor Cruise Gift Card is sure to be a hit, whether they are local, moving here or visiting.

Classic Harbor Line Boat Cruises

Classic Harbor, one of my favorite cruise lines, offers three classic yachts — the Schooner Adirondack and the Schooner America 2.0 (sailboats), and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II (motorized yacht) on an amazing variety of cruises.

Read our reviews: Classic Harbor Line or cross off your gift list with Classic Harbor Cruise Gift Cards, offered in any dollar amount, and cruises start from just $36 per person.

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NYC Experience Gifts

There are several ways to gift super cool NYC experiences. You can treat them to a VIP or Express Entry to any of our major attractions, museums and tours.

Even the most jaded of life long New Yorkers would enjoy this MET Museum Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket or Shakespeare in the Park tickets, while adults and kids both love the Museum Sleepovers in NYC.

Secret NYC Insider Tours

Explore our subways secrets with a local guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, uncover surprising gems and historical tales of Grand Central Station, cocktail your way through Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies and much more!

Gift your recipient a New York Sightseeing Pass

You can offer your giftee a number of days in NYC of unlimited attractions (100+ from which to choose) or you can choose a Flex Pass, with say, 3 or 10 attractions/tours (choose the number) and they can decide which ones they want to visit while in NYC.

NYC Sightseeing Pass

Go directly to the New York Sightseeing Pass Website to check out the details of the pass or read more about all our NYC Attractions Passes.

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NYC Foodie Gifts

  • OpenTable gift card – OpenTable is an online restaurant reservation system that sells gift cards to specific restaurants. The card is not for OpenTable, but rather, they are a central place that links you to most NYC restaurants where you can then purchase a gift card to a specific restaurant. If you are unsure what restaurant to choose, you can be safe with a card that works at multiple venues.
    Some to check out include the Tao Group (Beauty and Essex, PhD Lounge, Tao Restaurants, Marquee Club, LAVO), BR Guest (Blue Fin, Dos Caminos, Strip House)
  • Other Restaurants – 100s of NYC restaurants offer gift cards on their sites. If you know what restaurants they love, go for it.
  • Eataly Classes – Whether a hands-on cooking class, a communal dinner, or a wine tasting, Eataly events include delicious dishes, ever-flowing drinks, and – of course – stories about the culinary world.
  • AirBnB Foodie Experiences – Urban Farming, Turkish Coffee, sushi making, cocktail classes from top bartenders? Yep, it’s all there.
  • NYC Food Tours – with 100s of NYC food tours from which to choose, the hard part will be not getting hungry while browsing. Pizza tours, chocolate making, cupcake tours, Serengeti Tea Tasting in Harlem, ethnic foods by neighborhood. Some of the top places to gift someone a selection of food tours, while allowing them to choose which ones, are the NYC Sightseeing Passes and Viator NYC Food Tours.

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Awesome Gifts for Any Lover of NYC

From the practical to totally ridiculous (a NYC Scented Candle that smells like "spring days in Central Park, fine department stores, and concrete"?????).

Big Dot of Happiness NYC Cityscape - New York City Party Round Candy Sticker Favors - Labels Fit Chocolate Candy (1 Sheet of 108)
  • NYC Cityscape Round Candy Favor Labels INCLUDES 108 round candy stickers – perfect for styling adorable New York City party candy favors. Round candy labels will fit a variety of small candies with a flat, round bottom, such as chocolate candy, wrapped peppermints or gold-wrapped caramel candies.
  • New York small, round candy stickers MEASURE .75 inches diameter and will quickly add a personal touch to all your sweet treats at the party.
  • EASY PARTY DECORATIONS: NYC Cityscape round candy sticker labels are an easy party decoration to add to your list of party supplies. Scatter decorated candies down your dining tables, package in small gift bags as a party favor or display in a pretty bowl at your candy buffet. Get creative with your NYC DIY New York City party decoration ideas!
  • PREMIUM PARTY SUPPLIES: New York round candy labels are professionally printed on sticker paper with a photo-like shine. They are individually inspected and carefully packaged by hand. Simply attach each round candy sticker to your chosen candies.
  • MADE IN THE USA: NYC Cityscape - New York City Party Round Candy Sticker Favors are designed and manufactured at our Wisconsin facility using materials that are Made in the USA. Please Note: Candies are not included but are available at your local grocery store.

aGiftcube New York City Gift – Folding Infinity Cube for NYC Souvenirs – Smart Fidget Cube with 10 New York Photos, Holder and Stickers – New York Souvenir Infinite Cube for Home Décor
  • 🗽 The Beautiful New York City: Perfect USA Gift. If you are longing for a trip to New York, the aGiftcube magnetic cube is here to bring New York to you! This amazing infinite cube is a beautiful America home decor and it has 10 exquisite pictures with the city’s most visited and beautiful places that will take you on a virtual trip to New York!
  • 🏙 Premium Quality: Great American souvenir. Our magic cube has a premium quality printing on carefully selected photo paper to capture all the vibrancy and life of the New York City in one picture. The puzzle cube is an amazing USA souvenirs and has a smooth surface with eye-catchy pictures depicted with bright and vivid colors that will resist even after long hours of folding and playing.
  • 💡 Unique and Smart Design: Perfect America gifts. What makes the aGiftcube fidget cube stand out is the unique folding design that allows up to 10,000 turns, revealing every time a breathtaking photo of New York. The puzzle cube is a great American decor and provides a smooth and easy turning, also having a stress-relief effect while enchanting your view with the cool vibes of the New York City.
  • 🎁 Wonderful Present: Great addition to your USA gifts home decor. Whether you order it for yourself or for the New York lovers you know, this beautiful activity cube is the perfect USA decor and makes an awesome addition to your nyc souvenirs or toys. With its captivating design and stress-relief effect, our puzzle cube is the ideal New York gift for travel enthusiasts, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and other special occasions.
  • 🌟 What You Get: Awesome American gift. The aGiftcube complete set comes with amazing accessories that includes the infinity cube with 10 New York photos (Statue of Liberty, Flatiron building, Fifth Avenue clock, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall), a cube holder for display and as a bonus 12 New York stickers brochure.

New York City Snow Globe, 3.5 Inches, from NYC Skyline Snow Globes Collection
  • 3.5 Inches Tall (with 65mm glass globe) / Considered Small Size
  • New York City Skyline with Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building and more
  • 3D Base with NYC Landmarks

LEGO Architecture New York City 21028, Build It Yourself New York Skyline Model Kit for Adults and Kids (598 Pieces),Multicolor
  • Architectural Essence - Capture the architectural essence of New York City with this magnificent LEGO set that brings together iconic buildings in an inspirational skyline setting
  • Diverse Architecture - This wonderful model focuses on the amazing architectural diversity of one of the world's most dynamic cities, perfect for adult and teen LEGO enthusiasts
  • Detailed Skyline Model - Build a detailed New York City Skyline model, featuring the miniature Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and a 4x32 tiled base with decorative nameplate
  • Informative Booklet - Includes a collectible booklet containing information about the design, architecture, and history of the buildings, enhancing the building experience
  • Iconic Buildings Included - Model showcases the Flatiron, Chrysler, Empire State, and One World Trade Center Buildings; Dimensions - 10”/26cm high, 9”/25cm wide, and 1”/4cm deep

4D New York City Skyline Time Puzzle
  • A Great Way To Naturally Start Conversations About History, Geography, Current Event And More. Helps Instill A Sense Of Patriotism As They Help Build "The City That Never Sleeps" From The Ground Up, Into The Future. Ages 14 And Up.
  • Contains 900 Pieces
  • Plastic Skyscrapers Are Completely Detailed
  • Includes Such Icons As The Statue Of Liberty, Empire State Building, And The United Nations
  • 4DCityscapeInc (Author)

Crannel Art Tapestry, New York Skyline Sunset Tapestry 80x60 Inches Wall Art Tapestries Hanging for Dorm Room Living Home Decorative
  • Dimension:80" Long x 60" Wide / 200 x 150 cm. Please choose the right size which suitable for you.boho tapestry,big tapestry.
  • Quality: High quality flower tapestry and vivid colors and patterns red and black room wallpaper. room tapestry,tapestry wall hanging.You will like it.
  • Fabric:The rose gold tapestry dorm valentine fabric is soft and comfortable, light in weight, drooping in texture, strong in abrasion resistance and durable.beach accessories,hanging wall tapestry.
  • Print: Polyester fabric, wall tapestry flowers,beach wall decor,3d tapestry, environmentally friendly printing, environmentally friendly and odorless ink, no pollution, no fading.
  • Application:The perfect gift for the people you love.colors tapestry,wall tapestry rose gold. It is also a good choice for decorating your home living room. Red black and gold home decor is a great choice to decorate your exclusive dorm tapestry.

Greenline Goods Skyline Etched New York City Whiskey Glasses Gift (Set of 2) | Old Fashioned Tumbler – For New York City Lovers
  • SAND ETCHED WHISKEY TUMBLER: Each Greenline Goods rocks whisky glass was etched by a skilled artisan and features an iconic big city skyline. Flip the glass over to see the city name etched along the bottom!
  • 10 OZ WITH A HEAVY BASE: Premium quality glassware, LEAD FREE, and just the right size. This glass is suitable for any number of cocktail classics. Looks especially classy with an old fashioned, scotch, or full-bodied bourbon.
  • DISHWASHER SAFE & GUARANTEED FOR LIFE: Each lowball drinking glass has been sand etched to maintain the integrity of the design. Will not wash off or get distorted in the dishwasher. Glasses have also been thoroughly tested to be breakage resistant.
  • UNIQUE GIFT IDEA: Looking for a unique gift idea? You found it. Each glass features an intricate city skyline which wraps around the tumbler to show favorite buildings in stunning detail.
  • GLASSWARE GUARANTEE: We know you're going to love these glasses, but in case you don't, each set comes with a Full Money Back Guarantee.

Homesick New York City Scented Candle - 13.75 oz Lemon, Grapefruit & Jasmine Scented Natural Soy Wax Blend Candle - Premium New York Souvenirs for Women, Men, Friends, Family, Colleagues, Couples
  • THOUGHTFUL AESTHETIC CANDLE GIFTS: A New York candle gift offers a sensory journey through the bustling streets of the city that never sleeps. With aromatic notes of Central Park's fresh greenery, the warmth of a cozy coffee shop, and a hint of urban sophistication, it's a perfect present for anyone longing for the essence of the Big Apple in their home. Light it up, close your eyes, and let the city's unique charm come to life through scent.
  • HAND-POURED SOY WAX BLEND CANDLE: This 13.75 oz Homesick candle is crafted through a manual pouring process using a blend of natural soy wax. It's an ideal choice for durable and charming gift or souvenirs. This New York gift is created using natural soy wax blend.
  • LASTS FOR ABOUT 80 HOURS: You can enjoy lasting relaxation and pleasure with this candle which typically burns for 60-80 hours on average. It's a good idea to trim the organic cotton wick to about 1/4 inches and light it for 2-3 hours at a time. REMEMBER: Make sure to completely put out the flame when you're done.
  • DISTINCTIVE SCENTS OF NEW YORK CITY: Capturing Central Park's spring essence and city life's concrete jungle, this fragrance features sustainable materials. It opens with vibrant Bergamot, Lemon, and Grapefruit notes, embraces a heart of Jasmine, Concrete, and Water Lilies, and lingers with Oakmoss, Sandalwood, and Musk base notes.
  • THE PERFECT SOY WAX BLEND CANDLE: Discover the essence of perfection with luxury candles. This 13.75 oz scented masterpiece isn't just an accessory; it's a memory catalyst that transports you to cherished moments through its evocative fragrances. Ideal for both home and office, it rekindles nostalgia with every aromatic note, making it a must-have addition to your space.

New York City at Sunset Christmas Ornament Hand Painted from Inside with Decorative Gift Box
  • ALL THE BEST SIGHTS OF New York at Sunset, includes Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Time Square, New York Taxis and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
  • HANDPAINTED FROM THE INSIDE of the hand-blown glass ball. Inside painting, also known as Ne Qua or Ne Kwa, is an ancient technique treasured by collectors. Our artists train for years to master the technique
  • 360° VIVID DETAIL, UNLIKE other painted ornaments that have only one really interesting side. No matter which side of the ornament is seen on your tree, it will be full of detailed imagery of New York's best landmarks
  • PROTECTED BY DECORATIVE gift box that makes it easy to store, to mail or bring the ornament as a gift You won’t need to worry that your glass ornament breaks with this pretty box
  • A COLLECTIBLE KEEPSAKE for a lifetime of beautiful memories of your travel add to or start your Christmas ornament collection today

New York City Coordinate Whiskey Glass 11oz- Cool NYC Souvenir or gift for NY fan. Old Fashioned, Rocks Glass. I Love New York Souvenirs- Dishwasher Safe, Non-Toxic, Organic Ink Printed in USA
  • CHEERS TO THE BIG APPLE- Toast to your nostalgic and unforgettable New York City memories with a stylish whiskey glass featuring the latitude and longitude coordinates of the City.
  • CLASSIC, ELEGANT WHISKEY GLASS – The traditional 11 oz whiskey glass provides a simple yet sleek design with a polished, modern look and heavy base to ensure superior stability. The cool, NYC logo will flawlessly show and display. This gift is sure to become their new favorite glass.
  • USA MADE, DISHWASHER SAFE GLASSWARE – Crafted with premium, food-grade safe glass, American made glasses are perfect for parties, gatherings, and daily use. Each glass features precision printing that maintains its style and beauty for years to come.
  • FOR THE NYC COLLECTOR- Add this classic rocks glass to your New York souvenirs collection or give as a special gift to anyone back home or a homesick loved one. Our glass makes a great NY party favor, gift for travelers or I Love New York souvenir collectors.

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More New York City Gift Ideas

  • Uber and UberEats Gift Cards – go ahead and treat your special someone to either free rides or free meal delivery. One card works for both rides and meals! Perfect for people moving to NYC, college students, tourists or someone who can’t get around well (long term medical care). I’ve given this card to friends who needed treatment (chemotherapy and a broken ankle) and both LOVED being treated to private cars and meals without feeling guilty for skipping the subway and grocery shopping!

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Welcome! I'm Melissa, a fourth generation New Yorker, who has been lucky enough to live in New York for over 30 years. I love just about everything in New York City, the very reason I started this web site, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.


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