UPPER EAST SIDE — Need some Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other holiday gift ideas? Local businesses in the neighborhood can help you get all your holiday shopping done just blocks from home.
Mary Arnold Toys
1010 Lexington Ave., between East 73rd and 74th streets
Who said building and engineering isn't for girls? This kit by Roominate, first seen on "Shark Tank," includes 250 pieces and gives girls 8 years old and older the tools to build their own electonically run, mini amusement park.
Faux Snakeskin Backgammon Set, $225
Alex & Lorenzo Home
1048 Lexington Ave., between East 74th and 75th streets
Learn the game or teach someone else with this fashionable faux snakeskin and suede backgammon set that comes in briefcase-like container, making it a great alternative to a tie for dad. In either white or blue, this set is portable and pretty.
I’d Like to Give You the Moon and Then Some Necklace, Starts at $80
1283 Madison Ave., between East 91st and 92nd streets
Give someone "the moon" and more with Blue Tree's "I’d Like to Give You the Moon and Then Some" jewelry line. Start with a simple moon pendant and add whichever additional baubles you'd like, whether it be "the stars," represented by a star charm, "unconditional love," which is heart charm, or "no regrets" on a cloud-shaped charm. Prices vary depending on type of metal and gems you select.
CHIPOLO TRACKING DEVICE FROM S. FELDMAN HOUSEWARES
Chipolo Tracking Device, $30
S. Feldman Housewares
1304 Madison Ave., at 92nd Street
Chipolo helps you keep track of your keys, phone or even your pet. Attach Chipolo's bluetooth device to your keys or other valuables, and download the Chipolo app on your phone. When something has gone missing, you can tap your phone app to set off an alarm on the device letting you know the whereabouts of your belongings.