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Best Unusual Wedding Gifts

  • Kiosk

    95 Spring St.; 212-226-8601

    Less of a retail venture than a folk museum, Kiosk features everyday items curated from around the world by proprietor Alisa Grifo. Whether it’s a vintage Swedish candy bag, a disco-inspired Mexican bicycle light, or a Bavarian cuckoo clock, her only requirement is a solid design concept and good functionality. Grifo displays merchandise from a country for four to five months (currently Mexico), then switches to another (Germany in March). Her super-utilitarian, diverse, and reasonably priced stock ($2 to $350) covers every gift occasion from baby showers to weddings. The shop also sells an extensive collection of the popular Salvor Fauna pillows.

From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).