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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, or a special experience as a gift for someone visiting New York.

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 (2019 shows include: Frozen, Harry Potter, Hadestown, Hamilton, Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Lion King, The Illusionists, Mean Girls, Tootsie, Waitress, Wicked, Rockettes 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 main one in Times Square, and sells 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.

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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 VIP: Empty Met Tour or Shakespeare in the Park tickets, while adults and kids both love the Museum Sleepovers in NYC.

Skip the Line and Do NYC VIP Style

Do you know how many attractions and tours let you skip (most) of the lines and be treated like a VIP? Save HOURS on your NYC Vacation.

Empire State Building: Express Entry (86th Fl)

NYC Insider Pick
Price starting at US$60
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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

Bestseller
Price starting at US$34
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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 & 102 for Fee)

Likely to sell out
Price starting at US$34
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9/11 Memorial & Museum: Skip The Line

Price starting at US$26
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Empire State Building: Day and Night Entry

Price starting at US$86
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VIP: EmptyMet Tour Metropolitan Museum of Art

Price starting at US$
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Entrance

Price starting at US$
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Skip the Line: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Flexible Date

Bestseller
Price starting at US$
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Skip The Line: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Likely to sell out
Price starting at US$
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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"?????).

Greenline Goods Whiskey Glasses - 10 Oz Tumbler Gift Set for New York City lovers, Etched with New York City Map | Old Fashioned Rocks Glass - Set of 2
  • SAND ETCHED WHISKEY TUMBLER: Each Greenline Goods rocks whisky glass was etched by a skilled artisan and features a hand drawn street grid with map coordinates. Glass sets are carefully packed in an elegant gift box and chosen to make a lasting impression!
  • 10 OZ WITH A HEAVY BASE: Premium quality glassware, 100% 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 map which wraps around the tumbler to show a favorite neighborhood or hangout 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 100% Money Back Guarantee.
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LEGO Architecture New York City 21028, Build It Yourself New York Skyline Model Kit for Adults and Kids (598 Pieces)
  • Creative builders will love bringing the Big Apple to life with this detailed model of the New York City Skyline, The model skyscrapers and towers within this building kit allow you to recreate the magic of the city that never sleeps
  • This model building kit features iconic New York architecture including the Statue of Liberty, Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and the One World Trade Center; each architecture model scaled for an accurate representation
  • Whether this set is an architecture model for adults or a toy building gift for kids, it will provide endless hours of fun as the LEGO Architecture building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • This architecture toy also comes with a collectible booklet containing information about the design, architecture and history of these toy skyscrapers
  • New York City Skyline building toy measures 10 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 1 inch deep. This creative kit contains 598 pieces and is great for boys and girls over the age of 12 years old
I Love New York City - 3D Pop Up Greeting Card for All Occasions - Travel, Love, Birthday, Retirement, Congrats, Thank You, Get Well, Christmas - Fold Flat, Envelope Included
  • ✔️ WHAT A CARD! Unique - Stunning! Guarantee a WOW to your beloved ones. 100% SATISFACTION
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  • ✔️ IMPRESSIVE DESIGN - The Black cover has a laser cut background of NYC Icon. Opening the main page, an amazing New York Skyline will pop out
  • ✔️ INCLUDE - One blank card 5.9 x 7.9 inch (folded), one creamy envelope and one protection plastic bag
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
  • Educational ; Teaches the Time Line of the City
GOUPSKY Canvas Print for Home Decoration 4 Panels New York City Landmark Painting Wall Art Picture Print on Canvas - High Definition Modern Giclee Artwork
  • Perfect 4 panels canvas art, each panel size: 12 inch (wide) x 12 inch (tall) x 0.75 inch (deep)(30cm x 30cm x 2cm)
  • High Definition Giclee modern canvas printing artwork, picture photo printed on high quality canvas. Canvases are exceptionally durable and can be cleaned with a soft, dry or slightly. Strong packaging & perfect transportation.
  • Stretched and Framed canvas art prints ready to hang for home decorations wall decor. Each panel has a black hook already mounted on the wooden bar for easy hanging out of box. Edges are painted and each panel is wrapped by plastic bag with folded cardboard corner to protect the paintings.
  • Gallery wrapped on wooden bars, the image continues around the sides. Packed in Carton Box.
  • A ideal Valentine's Day gift, Christmas and New Year gift, perfect wall decorations paintings for livingroom, bedroom, kitchen, diningroom, office, hotel, bar etc. Due to different brand of monitors, actual wall art colors may be slightly different from the product image. Hope you can understand!
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.
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Homesick Scented Candle, New York City
  • Packaging may vary from image shown
  • The distinctive scents of spring days in Central Park, fine department stores, and concrete capture the energy of the greatest city on earth.
  • 13.75 oz
  • 60-80 hour burn time
  • All natural soy wax blend

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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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