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Unique Gift Ideas in New York City

Looking for that perfect, creative, and fun gift idea to impress that special someone, friend, or family member? We searched far and wide for the top five (in our opinion) coolest, most unique, creative, and fun gift options in and around New York City, New York.

  1. Paint and Sip- Drinkable Arts in Long Island will teach you how to paint on wine glasses while letting you sip your beverage and socialize! Simply sign up on their website for as little as $20 per person. Customers can even book home parties to entertain guests for an evening in!

  2. Learn how to make Soap, Pottery, or Cakes – Brooklyn Creative Studio in Williamsburg will spend two hours teaching you how to make custom soaps with all materials included and multiple weekly session options for as little as $68 per person. La Mano Pottery in Chelsea will spend two hours teaching you and 8-12 other students how to shape clay into functional items for your home such as vases and bowls for as little as $45 per person. Last at Carlo’s Bakery with the guidance of an experienced cake decorator, you will learn how to shape fondant into themed cake decorations from flowers to faces, all for $60 per person. You’ll even take home your delicious edible masterpiece along with your Carlo’s Bakery apron!

  3. Manhattan Helicopter Tour – Take a memorable adventure with Manhattan Helicopters at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport when you jump aboard a luxury turbine Bell or Augusta helicopter and experience the Big Apple from a bird’s-eye view. Safety features include life jackets, seatbelts, shoulder straps, and flotation devices on the skids of each aircraft. Relax, sit back, and enjoy in your luxury leather seats and Bose noise-cancelling headphones, while you take in over 30 iconic New York City sights. Feel free to bring cameras or video recorders for picture taking, or enjoy a professional photo framed of you standing next to the helicopter. Passengers can book now for as little as $129 per person or $245 per couple, with framed photos included. Call (917) 720-4659 or visit theirwebsite to to reserve your seat.

  4. JarvSmart Bluetooth Activity & Sleep Tracker – This activity wristband with a built-in G-sensor will track your steps all over New York City as well as the calories you burned, distance walked or ran, and the number of hours you sleep. All fitness stats are real-time so you can set your personal goals and view your progress with charts and graphs. The smartband syncs your stats wirelessly to your smartphone using Bluetooth technology and provides alerts for incoming calls, caller ID, SMS text messages, emails, calendars, and social media. It includes three adjustable interchangeable bands; orange, black, and white and is compatible with all iOS and Android devices. You can snag a JarvSmart now for as little as $62 per bracelet, free shipping included.

  5. World of Wings – Take a walk through the atrium as you visit a world filled with lush tropical plants, trees, and hundreds of butterflies. The World of Wings Museum in Teaneck hosts a butterfly nursery along with other live species including reptiles and insects. The museum recommends all visitors wear or bring socks as many of the play areas are socks-only attractions. Family friendly!