The Tenement Museum Gift Guide: (because you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet) Part Two
December 9, 2014

Brooklyn Wash Bag $24.99

You know who she is: that lady in your life who always knows where to brunch and who is able to use the word “repurposed” correctly.  It may be a little intimidating to get her a holiday gift, but she’s guaranteed to like this storage bag with its imaginative mash-up of deco and Brooklyn motifs.

Magic Fire Sticks $19.99

Forget chestnuts! These magic fire sticks will bring merriment to any fireside. Toss them (carefully) in to your roaring hearth, and watch the blaze burn a rainbow of colors. Fireplace sold separately.

Men’s Wood Billfold Wallet $22.95

If there is a man on your list to who thinks “the woods”  is a part of Central Park, or if he dreams of the half- dome in Yosemite national Park, this ‘wood’ billfold wallet works just as well as a sincere or ironic gift. Whittle it into your holiday budget for someone special.

Men’s Tweed Billfold Wallet $22.95

For the proper gentleman with a modern tilt, this “tweed” billfold wallet is actually high-density polyethylene. Engineered to be waterproof, tearproof, and better for the environment, this wallet has a fighting chance on the moors or in midtown.

On-The-Go Men’s Kit $ 19.99

“Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.”  This was first said by an Oscar Wilde character, but if you’ve heard this sentiment out of a man in your life, buy him this On-the-Go-Men’s Kit!  Perfect for a man on the road or a tidy fellow at home, this handy answer to all sartorial problems contains:  a shoe horn, nail clippers, 6 pairs of collar stays, and a clothing brush.


50 Ways to Wear a Scarf $14.95

Forget gift wrapping! Wrap up someone you love this holiday season with this playful book, 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf.  Gift this book on its own or with a lovely new scarf  for a multitude of styling options. This book will have your stylish friends turning out new looks and give the more fashion cautious ladies in your life confidence to get started.


Plenty More $35.00

When is Plenty not enough? When there is Plenty More! Yotam Ottolenghi is a beloved, Israel-born, London-based chef with a beautiful fleet of cookbooks. Plenty debuted Ottolenghi’s fresh, modern vegetarian recipes. Plenty More takes off running with vegetarian recipes good enough to please the health-conscious, animal-conscious and even those who wouldn’t be caught with fennel. As for the book itself? It looks good enough to eat. Hardcover.

Cordy Roy CAT $23.00

You don’t have to be a cat person to love this guy. No apartment is too small to host this Cordy Roy Cat. He’s a delicious berry pink that’s the perfect pick for either gender. Unlike a real cat, all his limbs are perfectly swing-able and he is 100% hypoallergenic. Like a real cat, he’s great at naptime.

Vivi Bunny $21.99

Vivid Vivi is a modern toy with an old-fashioned appeal. She’s a rabbit in a plucky plum hue, guaranteed to light up your little one with excitement- no batteries required.  She’s as study as she is soft and is the perfect companion for dreamland, foreign lands or Neverland.


Black Resin Necklace $110.00 

She peruses flea markets till she drops, she uses “antiques” as a verb, and you love her? Your history buff will love this Bakelite inspired, hand-cast,  black resin necklace.  The bezel features an image of the New York City skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge. Don’t know what a bezel is? Never heard of Bakelite? Don’t worry, she’ll explain it to you. The necklace measures 16″ with a 2″ extension chain attached.

Rectangle Doublewatch Necklace $27.99


So you are New York-based but you left your heart in San Francisco? We’ve got the perfect gift for anyone whose heart belongs to another time!  This watch features two faces: one for the here and now, and one for wishful thinking. The necklace measures 30-32″ long, with a 1.6″ pendant.


Antique Silver Button Watch $100.00

This thoughtful silver button watch is perfect for a woman with other times than the present in mind. The watch chain is made up of two individually, hand-chosen, antique buttons and two carefully designed antique-style slides. This intricate accessory is a lovely look back to a time when accessories were handmade.

Downtown New York Brooch $50.00

A colorful punctuation for any winter ensemble, this Bakelite-inspired brooch belongs on the sleeve of someone you care about. The skyline of lower-Manhattan is a color saturated image sure to bring to mind Christmases and Manhattans past.


New York 2015 Wall Calendar $21.95

2015 ?? Sounds a little futuristic to some of us. If you know someone who likes to keep the past in mind as time goes by, pick up this lovely 2015 calendar illustrated with vintage prints of New York. Printed on heavy ivory-laid paper stock, this calendar’s images are classic enough  to look at home on the wall of a pre-war or post-modern apartment.

Level NY Lamp $60.00

Light up your holidays with this neat Level NY lamp. The lamp’s simple technology makes its warm glow a fierce competition for all the LEDs in your life. Turn off your devices and reflect on the things that matter this holiday season: friends, family, and New York. Bulb not included. Height: 13″; Base: 4″ x 4″.


–Posted by your personal shoppers at the Tenement Museum Shop