Don’t despair: You can still check off those boxes on your list. Give a token gift now, an experience one for later.
| Members Only|
NYC buffs will love a one-year membership to the (underrated) Museum of the City of New York ($50). Announce the gift with a kitschy I heart NYC memento.
| Go Whole Hog|
Cross twelve birds off your list with one porker: Jo’s offers a five-course feast ($60 per person) featuring a slow-roasted suckling pig. Dole out Slim Jims as a teaser.
| All in the Family|
NYC local Alli Joseph chronicles special events and family history via custom videos, books, etc. (prices vary). Give the giftee a vintage snapshot-turned-card.
| Barrels of Fun|
For the lush of your life, sponsor a barrel of Tuthilltown whiskey aged in Gardiner, New York ($36.90 per bottle, $76 barrel deposit). Put an ice cube tray under the tree.
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