2023 Shop-Local Gift Guide: For the Home

This first entry: for the home. And good luck not shopping for yourself. 

138 Reade | Greenwich & West Broadway |
Mischelle Arcus has been offering fine home goods — both clever and beautiful — to Tribeca for more than two decades.
••• These just seem like someone cared when they made them: hand embroidered napkins from Paraguay. $65 for 4. Or cocktail napkins (I love the size, even for the table): $30 for 4.
••• The most clever diffuser, from Thucassi, and every room could use one. $84 and $108.

271 Church at Franklin
Galit Chay sources innovative handcrafted goods from around the world and just moved her store from SF to us.
••• Fun for the whole family: a swing that is hand-knit from bespoke yarns with a birchwood or oak seat in four colors. $1523
••• Already on my list: felted bowls from South Africa lined with metallic paints in four sizes. $99 – $480.

180 Duane | Hudson & Greenwich
Denise Williamson has added a floor of home goods and furniture to her clothing store.
••• I can’t tell what’s better: the look or the smell. Danish interiors designer Oliver Gustav’s candles and volcanic rock diffusers in several scents — our discerning and estrogen-spiked noses liked Eos the best. The glass jars are stunning. Candles from $140-150; jars for $385 with spray oil; big rock with dropper, $175.
••• It’s hard to walk away from the two-sided cashmere patchwork blanket at $1700; but the two-sided whip-stitched blankie from Italy is just as indulgent. $600.

145 Hudson at Beach
The Asian antiques shop curated by collectors Jocelyn Serfaty and Howard Ellins has been in the neighborhood for 20 years.
••• “Great texture — this screams its age,” said Howard. A 200-year Buddhist temple bell, hidden away when Mao set about destroying all things Buddhist. $4500
••• Perfect for anyone’s country house: mid-century American pottery embossed with branches. $220 to $380.
••• Special little antique ceramic bowls and vases from Southeast Asian and the 1850s. $60 to $180.

Fidi resident Christine Cole (you know her from Taste of Tribeca) has her first brick-and-mortar to complement her events business. Watch out for her seasonal baking classes: Royal Icing is on Dec. 12.
••• The Boska round cutting boards are perfect for the requisite charcuterie board and are so well priced (plus the company is in the neighborhood): $65 to $197 for the 22″ (get the big one)
••• Bring the Alps to you: a (storable) raclette maker, and add in the camembert warmer for dipping: $25 and $30.

140 W. Broadway at Thomas
The founder of Calypso St. Barth applies her keen and clever eye to home goods.
••• Start at backgammon tourney with the fam this holiday: smart looking sets in two sizes. $135 – $235
••• Let them eat cake: I would give this French cake set with my favorite cake recipes or maybe better, Madeline’s favorite flourless chocolate cake dusted with edible gold from Duane Park Patisserie. $95.

1 Worth at Hudson
Élan Flowers, a Tribeca old-timer that just returned to the neighborhood from Soho, now has a lovely gift shop in the front. And anything pairs well with a bouquet.
••• Ditch the text and rediscover the lost art of letter writing: stamp and stationery set. $40
••• Candle snuffers are so fun, and pair with these 18″ tapers for our Tribeca high ceilings. $52 + $40