Skip the Shipping: Six Places to Shop for Gifts in Lower Manhattan 

12/11/2023 in
Skip the Shipping: Six Places to Shop for Gifts in Lower Manhattan 

If you’re still looking for holiday gifts for your friends, family, mortal enemies, third cousin you haven’t spoken to in six years, etc., Lower Manhattan’s shopping options are boundless. You can find plenty of great gifts (and experiences!) at our many small businesses in the neighborhood, and to get you started, we reached out to some of our Get Social alums to see which item they recommend from among their wares. Check these out for inspo, and be sure to sift through our Shop Dine Guide for information on all of our downtown retailers to help you in your holiday shopping journey. 

Pretty Well Beauty (Oculus, 185 Greenwich St.)

Anima Mundi Belly Love Kit — $115 ($125 value)

Perfect for post holidays, this kit includes Belly Love Powder, Fat Belly Tonic, Amargo Bitters and Golden Sun Milk. It’s packaged in a lovely (and reusable!) gift box that can double as a keepsake, and includes suggested instructions for use.

Art to Ware (Oculus, 185 Greenwich St.)

One-of-a-kind piece of upcycled outerwear — prices range from $70-$285 

Gift your loved ones a piece from the new collection by designer Parron Allen, so they can start the new year in style.

West Bank Gourmet Deli (21 West St.)

Sandwich Platter — prices vary, generally about $15 per person

Although the deli counter at West Bank is overflowing with delicious options, you can’t go wrong with a classic sandwich platter. The ideal gift to bring to a holiday party.

The Corkery Wine and Spirits (15 Bridge St.)

Hillrock Double Cask Rye — $109

For the person on your list who enjoys the finer things, consider this “meticulously crafted” whiskey from Hudson Valley-based distillery Hillrock.

Luxxor Hair Salon (40 Exchange Pl. Ste. 702)

L’Oreal Holiday Set — $70

Luxxor has various sets available for different hair types / needs: Pro Longer (shampoo and conditioner), Curl Expression (shampoo and mask), Metal Detox (shampoo and mask), Vitamino Color (shampoo and conditioner) and Absolut Repair (shampoo and conditioner).

Bout Fight Club (139 Fulton St. #133)

Package of personal training sessions or a class package (prices below)

Help your loved one build up their body strength in the new year with Bout Fight Club’s boxing classes. Open to newbies and pros alike, you can choose from these personal training and class packages, as well as purchase merch

Personal Training:
Single Session – $120
10-pack – $1,100
20-pack – $2,000

Class Packages
Single Class – $30
*They are also currently offering a buy one, get one deal on the classes. (2 classes for $30, limited time only. Limit 2 per customer, classes are non-transferable).
5 pack – $120 (buy 4, get 1 free!)
12 pack – $300 (buy 10, get 2 free!)

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