We love the Boerum Hill outpost of this quirky corner store, but its Upper West Side pop-up (tomorrow through December 24) makes lunch break shopping so much easier. Stuff these irreverent finds in your loved ones’ stockings.
Inflatable Fruitcake, $8
Though the unnaturally hued delicacy isn’t quite delicious, it’s lovely in a kind of alien way. Mail a pump-up dessert to anyone who delights in bizarre desk accessories.
DIY Shower Curtain, $33
Singing in the shower is for amateurs. Drawing in the shower, now that’s really something. Let aqua Picasso doodle on a blank curtain. Bonus: It’s more mildew resistant than most plastics.
Tiny Tarot Cards, $5.50
Barely bigger than a postage stamp, even the Hanged Man looks less intimidating. Aspiring psychics can practice in the smallest of spaces.
Star Gazers Kit, $20
The most stars you’ve seen in NYC are on the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal. A telescope in the kitschy kit helps scout constellations, and the cute animé tin doubles as a treasure chest.
A Field Guide to Typestaches, $24
’Stache lovers and typography geeks alike will be tickled by the framable riff on lip fuzz. We especially love Mr. Didot (the font name and corresponding image both conjure a pencil-thin fashion worn by a Frenchman).
Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store Pop-Up, 2408 Broadway, between West 88th and West 89th Streets (212-877-7733 or blueribbongeneralstore.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store
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