Upper East Side Small Business Shopping Guide
We know the impact that supporting small and local businesses has. That's why we think it is important to encourage and promote shopping small and local this holiday season!
Shopping small business means supporting someone’s dreams, it provides jobs and fosters a sense of community. For these reasons, we are so grateful to our community and those who choose to shop with us, first.
We're spreading the love this gifting season. Here is our Upper East Side guide for where to shop to get all of your holiday gifts without having to leave the neighborhood!
Address: 987 Lexington Avenue - between 71st and 72nd Streets
1566 2nd Avenue - between 81st and 82nd Streets
Bespoke Brows is for the brow and lash obsessed bestie, or just someone that appreciates a little extra self care. They have 3 locations, 2 in the UES and 1 in the UWS. We’re obsessed with Bespoke’s lash lift and tint!
Gift ideas include: gift card towards waxing, brows, lashes
Address: 324 E 81st St
Designer Revival is a hidden gem in the UES. Every piece feels like a treasure. Make sure to check out the shoe wall, our personal favorite, it’s one we can’t resist.
Gift ideas include: Designer handbag or accessories, a gift card to let your loved one choose something special for them
82nd St Greenmarket
Address: 82 St between 1st Ave &, York Ave
Greenmarket always provides the freshest goods to the UES. We crave their baked goods and fresh fruit as we walk by!
Gift ideas include: Stock up on fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, locally caught fish, chicken, goat meat and grass fed beef for your holiday meals!
Lisa's on Second 2nd
Address: 1751 2nd Ave
Lisa’s is the perfect stop for your holiday essentials. Stop in to grab a quick card or special stocking stuffers, they always have you covered.
Gift ideas include: holiday cards, gift wrap, ornaments, and fun toys for kids!
Address: 235 E 81st St
We love Takunya for their environmentally conscious nail studio and charming polishes to pick from! The “In a NY Minute” service has been the biggest life saver!
Gift ideas include: Spa gift card or plan a spa day and treat your loved one to a eco friendly non-toxic manicure and pedicure!
Living with Green
Address: 324 E 81st St
Living with Green has every item a plant lover needs! When you walk in, you’re greeted by the kindest owners and a plethora of plants! Plus they do plant sitting for local upper east siders!
Gift ideas include: Chinese money plant in your favorite pot in a Basalt Terracotta Pot or any plant and pot combo!
Green Lane Coffee
Address: 1582 1st Ave
This coffee shop is one of our teams personal favorites on the UES. They are so friendly and if you visit enough, they remember your coffee order and know it as soon as you walk in the door!
Gift ideas include: A gift card and cute tote bag
Address: 1834 2nd Avenue
318 East 84th Street
205 East 66th Street
Madame Bonte is a personal favorite of ours for their coffee but also the merch! They have 3 locations across the UES so no matter where you are located, you're most likely within walking distance to one. Not a day goes by where we aren’t dreaming of their honey oat lattes!
Gift ideas include: gift card and "sorry i'm latte" t-shirt
Address: 601 Lexington Ave
Public Displays of Affection Pizza is a small business on the UES. Besides their mouth watering pizza, they’re open for pizza making classes- a great gift for couples or an event for any holiday party!
Gift ideas: Thursday night pizza making class
Address: 214 E 85th St
We love Spoonable Spirits for elevating our girls' nights! Known for their boozy pudding and fun jello shots, our top pick is the cran cosmo jelly shot- it’s as yummy as it sounds!
Gift ideas: Boozy pudding and Jello Shots
Address: 1705 1st Ave
Earthworks NYC is a ceramic teaching studio with locally made pieces in their storefront! There’s a special find for everyone, or you can create your own in their classes!
Gift ideas: Learn to work with clay at a pottery class or purchase a pottery piece during their Holiday show
If you’re searching for the perfect print, Outlined NYC is the place to look! From nyc spots, street signs, or travel, there's a print for everything! Plus prints can be custom too! A great housewarming or holiday party gift.
Gift ideas: An art print of their favorite store front or a custom requests of your apartment building
Krewe De Fromage
Krewe De Fromage customizes aesthetically stunning food tables for any occasion You can choose from multiple boards to kick off any holiday dinner, customized exactly how you want it! This wows the crowd.
Gift ideas: Take a Krewe plate to your next party
For the cozy clothing lover! Manhattan Bleach carries crews, sets, socks, and apparel with a tie dye touch! We’re seriously obsessed!
Gift ideas: Cozy crewneck and sweatpants set
The Book Cellar
Address: York Ave & 78th St
A unique used book store in the Webster branch of the NYPL. You can spend hours in here browsing the shelves for the perfect read.
Gift Ideas: A book of course!
Address: 303 E 81st St
Rita's has been around since 1973 and offers a wide range of needlepoint supplies and finishings. Their sales associates are friendly and knowledgeable and can help you find exactly what you are looking for!
Gift Ideas: Canvas and thread or a gift card
Address: 322 E 81st St
Gentlemen's Resale is filled with a highly curated designer menswear collection. We love having them as our neighboor because they're such a hidden gem! Each piece truly delights, we know the man in your life will agree!
Gift Ideas: A new suit, tie, so many designer mens pieces
The Niche Shop
Address: 311 E 81st St
Of course we had to include ourselves in our roundup! We carry a wide range of vintage and secondhand clothing for women, men & unisex as well as accessories and home decor items. You can work with our friendly sales associates to pick out the perfect gift for your loved ones!
Gift ideas include: Glassware and trinket items, a new outfit or a gift card!
Have another small business you think should be included in this round-up? Comment their info below!