It doesn’t matter how many gift guides we send you, you’ll still put off your holiday shopping until the very. last. minute.
Luckily, Pink Olive’s Gift Concierge service is here to save Christmas Day. Drawing on its well-stocked Manhattan and Brooklyn outposts, the experts at Pink Olive can fill your last-minute needs for gifts large and small.
The process is straightforward: you call and share your holiday wishes with the cheerful consultant. Next, she thinks of just the right thing for every baby, toddler, friend, and cranky relative on your list. From Thomas Paul antique print pillows to Maileg Pixy dolls to Wild & Wolf’s old-school yo-yos, Pink Olive has toys and whimsical accessories for all ages.
Best of all, their gifts and customized baskets can be messengered right to your door (or overnighted across the country) between now and Christmas Eve — just in the St. Nick of time.
Pink Olive, 439 East Ninth Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A (212-780-0036); 167 Fifth Avenue, between Lincoln and Berkley Places, Park Slope (718-398-2016 or pinkolive.com).
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What: Hit the new West Side location to make meaningful holiday gifts.
Why: Glittery gift tags, snowflakes, cards, and books bring a smile to any grandparent’s face.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 217 W. 84th St., at Broadway (212-362-2555). Projects, $15-$40; multiweek classes, $360 and up.
The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
What: Songs like “Dino-Soaring” and “Music Everywhere” keep kids’ feet hopping.
Why: They’ll knock your you-know-what off.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., at Canal St. (212-601-1000). Adults and children 2 and up, $15; under 2, free.
What: A wonderful NYC-based online shop for stylish kids (and their parents) selling nursery necessities, quality clothing, and furniture.
Why: Find niche brands like Claesen’s, P’kolino, and Sirch right at your fingertips.
Where: Online at deerling.com.
Photo: Miha Matei / Courtesy of Pink Olive