15+ New York-Themed Gifts That Are So Much Better Than a T-Shirt

New York Gifts

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Start spreading the news—we love New York! To express our admiration for the bustling metropolis, we've come up with a selection of gifts that are much more creative than a souvenir shirt.

From a statement necklace to an Empire State building-inspired print, some of these products showcase New York City's well-known skyline. Others—including a yellow cab poster and subway map plate—explore the way New Yorkers make their way around the concrete jungle. Of course, some celebrate the Big Apple's food scene, allowing you to transform your kitchen into a craft brewery, coffee shop, or pizza place. And, if the fast pace of NYC is too much for you, a few products even escape city limits to honor the entire Empire State.

Wake up in the “city that never sleeps” with these eye-catching New York gifts!

These gifts are a great way to creatively say “I ❤ New York.”


NYC Instant Film

I Heart New York Gifts New York Souvenirs New York City Gifts

Fujifilm | $19.99


New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle

New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle

UncommonGoods | $49.95


Hand Embroidered City Pillow


Some are inspired by New York City's iconic architecture.


Skyline Necklace


Empire State Building Art Print


Others explore the ways New Yorkers get around…


Taxi Print

I Heart New York Gifts New York Souvenirs New York City Gifts

FoxAndVelvet | $20.05+


Subway Coasters


New York City Map Necklace


New York Wood Map


…and eat!


Iconic To-Go Cup

I Heart New York Gifts New York Souvenirs New York City Gifts

MoMA | $15


Polymer Clay Bagel Earrings


Brooklyn Brewshop Beer Making Kit


Neon Sign

Pizza Slice LED Neon Sign

NeonInterior | $171.36


Some celebrate the official symbols of the Empire State, including its state bird, flower, fruit, and animal.


Eastern Bluebird Art Print


Apple Pin

New York Apple Enamel Pin

OldEnglishCo | $7.67


Wooden Beaver Figurine


And, of course, the best thing about New York is its people.


“Humans of New York : Stories” Book

This article has been edited and updated.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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