- Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store
365 State St., at Bond St., Boerum Hill; 718-522-9848
A birthday, a baby shower, a colleague’s going-away party? Annie’s Blue Ribbon will come through. Its stock runs from decorative cotton dish towels handwoven with the words eat at home; piggy banks in the shape of giant gummy bears; CDs with lullaby versions of Nirvana, U2, and Coldplay; or cult beauty products like Japanese Yu-Be skin cream. The best part: Most items are under $20.
Best Place to Get a Cheap Last-Minute Gift
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
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).