UPPER WEST SIDE — We've scoured the neighborhood for gifts that will delight and surprise the people on your list this holiday season.
From an experience for the person who has everything and a whimsical glass set for someone in need of a laugh to an indulgent addition to your pet's wardrobe and an ornament for the die-hard "Hamilton" fan, check out these gifts that all come from local shops.
Tipsy Glasses, $48
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
These whimsical glasses are available in clear, amber and blue glass. Pair with a bottle of something tasty for a great gift set.
Alexander Hamilton Ornament, $12.95
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, at West 77th Street
Fans of the musical "Hamilton" will appreciate this whimsical ornament to hang from their tree. Plus, the gift supports the work of disadvantaged Thai women who sew the ornaments.
Seedpod Birds, $27
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
This set of miniature birds will liven up any windowsill, desk or mantlepiece. Artist Raina Mazwiembiri creates the birds by hand in Zimbabwe from picking up seedpodsThere are two sets available: the Kingfisher, Secretarybird and Hoopoe set or the Hornbill, Peacock and Guinea set.
Gift certificate for a chocolate-making class, starting at $29 per person
221 W. 79th St.
The person on your list who has everything may appreciate receiving an experience instead of another object. A gift certificate to Voila Chocolat will let them learn how to make chocolate truffles, moldings, plaques and other specialty chocolates — all that they can bring home.