Finding the perfect holiday gift can be a daunting task, but it gets easier when handmade and locally crafted items are together in one location. Instead of perusing the mall or chain stores for an object or piece of clothing everyone has, search the winding alleys of the city's holiday markets, which are crammed full of unique trinkets, snacks and toys.
These shops can be found across the city from the markets at Union Square and Columbus Circle to the Brooklyn Flea, and the Astoria and FAD markets.
To make it even easier, we've put together a list of where you can get in the holiday spirit and find the best gifts below:
Union Square Holiday Market
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Grand Central Holiday Fair
Grand Holiday Bazaar
FAD Market Holiday Edition
BUST Craftacular Holiday Craft Fair