Flatiron Cheer: A Family-Friendly Gift Guide

Around the Neighborhood

Nov 20, 2020

This Holiday season, family is more important than ever. Use the gift guide below to support district businesses and show appreciation to your loved ones. Browse educational and recreational games for the kiddos, and experiences for the whole family to enjoy.


Presents to make the little ones happy:

Harry Potter New York, 935 Broadway
While we wait for the physical store to open in 2021, for now, Potterheads can shop on the new online store. Shop by your Hogwarts House and other categories for your wand, apparel, and wizarding treats. Add a personalized acceptance letter from the Wizarding School to make this Holiday season extra special!

Hill Country Barbeque, 30 West 26th Street, 212-255-4544
Inspired by Texas dry-rub style barbecue, Hill Country now offers the What’s-For-Lunch Box, find easy-to-make, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean meals that will feed the kids for a week. Think things like a tray of mac-and-cheese, and Hill Country’s famous chicken tenders. Take the planning and stress of school lunches off your to-do list for $149.

Karma Kids Yoga, 16 Madison Square West, 646-638-1444
Get the kids moving with a class at Karma Kids Yoga, a yoga studio that teaches yoga to kids in a fun-filled way. Book a class through Zoom for the entire family, or book a Yoga Birthday Party to celebrate their special day.

LEGO, 200 5th Avenue, 212-255-3217
Give the gift of endless creative fun with LEGO blocks. Shop by interest, age, and theme from endless LEGO creations. If you’re having trouble what to choose, use the gift finder tool to purchase the perfect gift.

National Museum of Mathmatics (MoMath), 11 East 26th Street, 520-432-0958
If your kid loves all things learning, especially Math, gift their next obsession. MoMath’s gift shop has a variety of games, books, and other brain teasers to get your child thinking and excited to learn.

Petsmart, 1107 Broadway, 646-949-1422
We know how much pets are family. Order a present for your adorable companion from Petsmart’s selection of treats, accessories, and services. Gift cards are also available.

TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W 28th Street, 212-252-1619
If your child dreams of Broadway or just wants to try something new, gift a virtual class from TADA!’s variety of interactive and fun musical theater classes. Classes are for all ages and abilities and come in both full semester and mini-series sizes.

The White Company, 155 Fifth Avenue, 646-741-8777
Gift the perfect bedroom for toddlers and babies with The White Company’s adorably soft sleepwear, blankets, and other accessories. Shop toys and books too, and don’t forget to take advantage of their gift-wrapping services.


Gifts for the whole fam:

10/10 Optics, 50 Madison Avenue, 212-366-1010
Get family members some new frames to switch up the family look. You can have them select their favorite frame out of 10/10 Optics’ curated selection, or if you won’t be together for the Holidays, send over a gift card for glasses, contact lenses, and other optical services.

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, 212-683-2929
Order one of ilili’s Chef Kits to treat the family to a night in. Designed for easy cooking at home, ilili’s kits offer a variety of flavors and dishes that’ll make sure everyone is happy and full. Choose from the Braised Lamb Shank kit, Cauliflower Vegetarian kit, and others for your guaranteed delicious family dinner. ilili is also offers gift cards.

Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, 212-759-2424
Rizzoli is the perfect place to get a holiday gift for the book lover in your life. The bookstore offers a wide collection of books from photography and design, to sports and foreign literature.

Zucker’s Bagels, 40 East 23rd Street, 212-661-1080
Suprise the family with Zucker’s Bagels for a holiday brunch. Their Brunch for 6 bundle comes with six classic bagels of your choosing, three fresh cream cheeses for your choosing, a half pound of Nova Lox, a shaker of Toasted Everything Seeds all tucked inside a Zucker’s cooler bag.


For the home:

J&M Hardware & Locksmiths, 19 East 21st Street, 212-673-6050
Purchase much-needed homeware tools and supplies to finally make those home improvements you’ve been putting off. Whether your family is pro-level or more DIY-style, J&M Hardware has the expert advice, tools, and products you need to get the job done.


For a family experience or a date night: 

Fotografiska New York, 281 Park Avenue South, hello.ny@fotografiska.com
Gift tickets to view Fotografiska’s exhibits such as Naima Green’s “Brief & Drenching” and Andres Serrano’s “Infamous”. After your visit, explore The Shop for a collection of images from our exhibition archives, a curated selection of gifts, and sustainable products and works from Black and women-owned studios.

The Friends Experience, 130 East 23rd Street, info@friendstheexperience.com
The iconic TV show has come to Flatiron offering an immersive Friends Experience for fans. Gift tickets to the Experience or purchase the ultimate Friends merch from their official shop. Choose from a selection of apparel, masks, and lifestyle accessories.

The Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 646-494-3625

Purchase tickets to The Jazz Gallery’s livestream concerts featuring acclaimed and budding jazz musicians. Virtually enjoy this interactive jazz experience highlighted by The New York Times, and support musicians affected by COVID-19.

Poster House, 119 West 23rd Street, 917-722-2439
Gift tickets to visit Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters. View current exhibitions such as “The Letterpress Posters of Amos Kennedy” and “The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy”. If you can’t make it to their location, shop their online store for books, apparel, gifts, and of course posters!


Looking for other kinds of gifts? Check out our Flatiron Gift Guides for the Athletically InclinedSelf-Care Enthusiasts, and others.


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Header and Thumbnail: Rizzoli Bookstore

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