When Oscar Wilde wrote, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination,” he was surely talking about holiday shopping in New York. As with everything else in our fair city, the act of benevolent gift-giving can quickly spiral into a competitive sport. We mean well, sure, but with all the impulses and upgrades of the city at full, wintry fever pitch, choosing holiday presents can all too easily intertwine with our egos and careen out of control. These gifts are also a reflection of ourselves, our ingenuity, and our finances, and that’s what makes their selection so tricky. Kindness laced with ostentation: It’s our New... More >>>