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Best quirky gifts New York 2007 - Daily 235

Daily 235

Daily 235

235 Elizabeth St.

New York, NY 10012

212-334-9728

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You're in a hurry to get to a party, but you're a creative lad or lass, so bringing wine or flowers simply won't do. That's when it's time to stop in at Daily 235, a small, brightly colored wonderland of gifts that's heavy on the kitsch, oddball gags, and zany treats ("Frenching" gum, squirting cigarette lighters, astronaut ice cream) for all your fun, clever friends, but also stocked with sophisticated pleasures like French soaps, orange Rhodia notebooks, and scented candles for your more grown-up pals. On a recent visit, we noticed some nice French-speaking people and their kids, all in hysterics over the large assortment of George Bush–inspired novelties, like the Bush Yoga book, Bush playing cards (featuring the prez in a not-so-sexy bikini), and the 2008 "Out of Office Countdown" calendar. Wrap it all up with the shop's skull-and-crossbones wrapping paper, slap on one of their raunchy cards, and you're out the door.
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