Tons of visitors descend upon New York City during the holidays, and for good reason. After all, few places boast such a cheery holiday spirit with beautiful window displays, Christmas lights galore and holiday pop-up shops on every corner.
There is something truly unique about New York City around the holidays. Every year, my family and I head into Manhattan to spend the day skating (for my boys), shopping (for me) and stopping by a few of our favorite spots.
While New Yorkers may have access to most of the latest and greatest stuff on the planet, we just don't have the space to bring it home with us -- which can get a little tricky for parents during the gift giving season.