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The Best Places for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping on the Upper West Side

December 17 2018

Still checking people off your list? If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gifts, here are some of the best places to go on the Upper West Side. We’ve got you covered for everything from sweet indulgences to toys for the kids.

Jacques Torres Chocolate

Stop into the the Upper West Side location of this café and gift shop for sweet gifts ranging from chocolate chip cookie mix to their famous truffles and Christmas bonbons. They have smaller options for family members, up to the largest corporate chocolate gifts. While you’re there, don’t miss out on a cup of hot chocolate. 285 Amsterdam Ave.

Chocolate Works

Visit Chocolate Works for dipped delights including pretzels, marshmallows and fruit, along with Belgian chocolate truffles, nuts and caramels. They also offer sugar free chocolate as well as cool options on their website, like chocolate printed with your favorite photo. 641 Amsterdam Ave.

Mille-Feuille Bakery

Who wouldn’t want to receive crispy, almondy macarons for the holidays? Mille-Feuille has a rainbow of them in flavors ranging from praline to passion fruit. They also have some of the best pastries around, along with lunch options for sustenance during your last-minute shopping. 2175 Broadway.

Frank Stella Clothiers

Check out this boutique (one of our favorites on the Upper West Side) for refined menswear with plenty of style. They offer gorgeous cashmere sweaters, scarves and other great gifts. 440 Columbus Avenue.


A fashionable, fun and affordable boutique that’s oh-so-chic, Shishi has unique pieces with great design and cuts to flatter every body type. The staff will help you find the right gift for that special someone on your list, or offer their expert advice to help you find the perfect outfit for the holidays. They also have accessories. 2488 Broadway.

Jonathan Adler

Here you’ll find a full range of home items and accessories, including great gifts like coaster sets, picture frames, trays, mugs and accent pillows. You can also browse barware, bottle openers and stoppers, and even games; all with a modern twist. 304 Columbus Ave.

Laytner’s Linen and Home

Laytner’s has plush additions for home and bathroom, including wool blankets, stylish throw blankets and their beautiful Indian kantha quilts. You’ll also find luxurious robes and Turkish towels. 2270 Broadway.

West Side Kids

As one of Manhattan’s go-to toy stores since 1981, you won’t walk away from West Side Kids empty handed. Browse from a large selection of educational games, puzzles, travel toys, plush toys, puppets and more. As toy experts, they’ll help you find the perfect gift for the age of the little one you’re shopping for. 498 Amsterdam Ave.

Albee Baby

Another Upper West Side fixture, Albee Baby has everything for the infants on your list, from the sweetest clothes to bibs, toddler dishes and utensils and plenty of stuffed animals, bath toys and stacking toys to keep babies stimulated and entertained. 715 Amsterdam Ave.

Bloomingdale’s Outlet

Here’s your chance to pick up your choice of name brand items at discount prices. With a large range of items on the sales floor, Bloomingdale’s on Broadway has apparel, cosmetics, home goods and more. 504 Broadway. You’ll see more discount last-minute Christmas shopping options on our full roundup.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Just 13 minutes walking time from the Hotel Beacon is the market in Columbus Circle, with artisan crafts and multiple aisles of sparkling wares. It’s open right through December 24th and also has great food items. We especially like it because you can find so many different types of things in one place. 

With so many boutiques and shopping opportunities, you’ll have no problem finding last-minute gifts on the Upper West Side. Cozy up at the Hotel Beacon and step out to finish up your holiday shopping in style. You’ll find our latest offers here.