If they have black velvet paintings, I am there!
Best Place to Buy Gifts on a Budget - 2008
Pearl River Mart
Don?t be discouraged by the ceramic rooster and the ?I [Heart] NYC? mugs?there are treasures to be found at Pearl River Mart, a Soho variety store with tons of Asian wares. On the first floor, past a small, unimpressive selection of clothing, there are shelves packed with beautiful ceramic bowls painted with cranes, dragonflies, and intricate floral patterns; sushi sets complete with chopsticks and sauce dishes; and colorful cast-iron tea kettles?all ranging in price from about $12 to $60. If you?re looking for a more unique gift, you?ll find decorative wood birdcages for sale in the back, starting at $20, and a few silk dragonfly kites for around $15. On the lower level of the store, past the indoor waterfall and the requisite Jackie Chan tapestries, there are plenty of practical items made whimsical?for example, a $4.50 pig-shaped hand-charged flashlight (no batteries needed), perhaps the ideal birthday present for your uncle with the basement packed full of emergency supplies in case of a blackout, tornado, or Armageddon. For the aunt who regularly misplaces her eyeglasses, get an ?EyeBod,? a little man-shaped eyeglasses stand. For your roommate whose incredible baking skills make up for her Mario L?pez posters in the living room, a ladybug kitchen timer ($7.95). With so many cheap and fun household goods for sale?from kitchen knives to beaded curtains and gongs?you?ll probably end up leaving with at least one gift for yourself.
Thanks!Those sushi sets sound awesome! I am going to have to go and visit this place. My wife would love one of those sushi sets. http://www.toddlersets4u.com
A really good gift idea that I thought of for my grandparents was a portable ice maker. It was perfect because they love to travel.
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