Happy Holidays, Huffpost New Yorkers. Now enough internetting -- go buy some presents.
We understand that with such a big town it's hard to know where to begin. Is it tacky to go to the holiday markets and bang out all your obligations there? Candles and sock puppets and leather-bound notebooks? We can't say. Or is online shopping really as heartfelt as having to slog and stumble through crowds at actual New York stores? Hard to answer. What if you and your brother-in-law buy each other the exact same vintage tie-pin from the Brooklyn Flea? That'd be ok.
If you're overwhelmed, don't worry -- we are too. So here are some ideas and good places to start: