Best Place to Buy Spur-of-the-Moment, Inexpensive Gifts for Virtually Anyone (2010)

Exit 9 Gift Emporium

Baby shower? Bachelorette party? Birthday party? Housewarming? Holidays? Just about any event requiring a present—spur-of-the-moment or otherwise—can be dealt with at Exit 9 Gift Emporium, a tiny East Village boutique with items ranging from the tiniest and cheapest of tchotchkes (bacon mints, anyone?) to games, housewares, kitchen goods, baby clothes, and adult accessories. The most random and amazing things are here—baby cowgirl socks! Parrot bottle openers! Adorable stuffed animal microbes!—as are rather nice handbags, winter accessories, jewelry, and delightfully fragrant candles. There's also an array of quirky and original gift cards, as well as a selection of books and notebooks. Plus, the employees are nice. This is our go-to for fingerless gloves and leather wallets. (There's also a Brooklyn location.)

Location Details

51 Avenue A
New York NY 10009


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