LOWER MANHATTAN — This holiday season, shop local for your loved ones and find something for everyone on your list, all below Canal Street in Lower Manhattan.
Here's a look at several unique gift ideas you can find in the neighborhood:
The $55 plated brass necklace from TriBeCa boutique Matt Bernson shows its love for the neighborhood. The geometric pendant is inspired by the shape of TriBeCa's boundaries — with small engravings marking West Street, Canal Street, Chambers Street and Broadway. And, in true holiday spirit, $10 from each sale goes towards supporting local public schools P.S. 234, P.S. 150 and P.S. 89. The boutique is also known for its shoes, so check those out too.
Home to one of the most extensive collections of Japanese knives in the country, Korin at 57 Warren St. near West Broadway is the place to be for those on your holiday list who want to slice and dice like a professional. The Gyutou, or chef’s knife, is a versatile blade, great for cutting through meat, fish and veggies — prices range from about $200 to $300.
For the mystery-lover in your life, this 36-year-old bookstore has you covered, from first editions of "Sherlock Holmes" to signed copies of the latest thrillers from modern authors. And if you need help finding that perfect gift, the shop's knowledgeable staff can guide you through its extensive collection.