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The Muppet-Human Gift Chain

An inter-species game of Secret Santa starring 23 cast members of The Muppets.




“I’m getting Amy waterproof over-the-knee boots so she can come visit me in the swamp.” (Calvin Klein Ava rain boots, $119 at Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway; 212-695-4400.)

arrowAmy Adams

“I would give Miss Piggy a pair of Tiffany shades. Now that she’s back in the limelight, she may need to hide.” (Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, $220; 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St.; 212-755-8000.)


Miss Piggy

Moi has gotten Sarah a subscription to Unfortunately, Sarah and moi go for the same kind of guy: short, green, and bug-eyed.” (, $59.97 for three months.)

Sarah Silverman

“Now that marriage for everyone is finally legal in New York, I’m getting Statler and Waldorf two nights in the honeymoon suite at the Waldorf-Astoria! Get it?” (from $678; 301 Park Ave., nr. 49th St.; 212-355-3000.)


Ken Jeong

“Nothing says you’re serious about show business like Dockers khaki pants.” (D1 khakis, $98 at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St.; 212-705-2000.)


“I’m gettin’ Ken what we canines always get folks—a newspaper and new slippers.” (Ugg Ascot slippers, $100 at Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Ave., at 38th St.; 212-391-3344.)


Neil Patrick Harris

“A Yamaha Disklavier! It’s the top-of-the-line player piano—I have one myself. Plus, since Rowlf doesn’t have actual fingers, it only makes sense.” (Yamaha Disklavier, from $19,500 at Faust Harrison Pianos, 207 W. 58th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-489-3600.)


Statler and Waldorf

Statler: “A suitcase and a trip to Tahiti.” Waldorf:“Neil is everywhere—TV, Broadway, movies. He needs a rest.”
Statler: “Yeah, and we need a rest too—from him! Go away, Neil!” (Longchamp Veau Foulonne suitcase, $815 at Longchamp, 132 Spring St., at Greene St.; 212-343-7444.)




“Kristen is already a very funny lady, but for real laughs, nothing tops a rubber chicken! Look what it’s done for my career! Wocka! Wocka!” (Rubber Chicken handbag, $29 at Pylones, 842 Lexington Ave., at 64th St.; 212-317-9822.)

arrowKristen Schaal

“I would give Sam the Eagle a toupee styled like Ronald Reagan’s famously sleek pompadour. If Sam is ever feeling frustrated with the country’s morality, it should do the trick.” (Leading Man wig, $20 at Ricky’s, 375 Broadway, nr. White St.; 212-925-5490.)


Sam the Eagle

“Whoopi is a proud American, so I am getting her a copy of every single presidential memoir ever written … with my notes in the margins.” (Memoirs, from $8 at Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St., nr. Broadway; 212-253-0810.)

Whoopi Goldberg

“This Gainster lamp will provide light for Gonzo when he’s working on his art—and protect him on his outrageous adventures.” (Lamp, $185 at


Rashida Jones

“I love Swedish Chef’s quirky foreign mumble, but I’m getting him Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages. It’s time for him to communicate with his Muppet friends.” ($10 at Barnes & Noble, 555 Fifth Ave., nr. 46th St.; 212-697-3048.)


“Drums!!! Drums!!!” (First Act digital drum set, $80 at Target.)


Rico Rodriguez

“I’d buy Animal a Let’s Rock Elmo because both he and Elmo are into drumming. I want them to have a rock-off to see who rocks more.” ($55 at Target, 139 Flatbush Ave., nr. Fourth Ave., Ft. Greene; 718-290-1109.)



“Rico is getting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD set … plus, twice a week, I’ll come over to his house and show him how to use the kung fu grip.” ($65 at Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St., nr. Broadway; 212-253-0810.)



Swedish Chef

“Snøødeff derskee frimter un smacken dee looper floppen fur de høøp-høøp! Børk! Børk! Børk!” [translation: Chef is getting John some cookware so he can cook some delicious høøp-høøp for his lovely wife, Emily.]” (Le Creuset eight-quart stockpot, $80 at Bloomingdale’s.)

arrowJohn Krasinski

“Electric Mayhem knows better than anyone the priceless sound that can only come from vinyl, so I’m getting them a Crosley travel turntable.” (Portable turntable, $140 at Urban Outfitters, 162 Second Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-375-1277.)


Electric Mayhem

Dr.Teeth: “This lady rocks our world, so we’re getting her a Pet Rock.”(Angora-covered rock, $65 at Project No. 8, 38 Orchard St., at Hester St.; 212-925-5599.)


“Walter is a dreamer and a gambler who puts it all on the line, but since every penny counts, I’m getting him a piggy bank.” (Juliska charity piggy bank, $48 at Bloomingdale’s.)


Jason Segel

“Kermit is a simple frog who asks for very little and is grateful for everything. I plan to give him a truly ‘green’ banjo made of reclaimed or recycled materials.” (Banjo uke, from $1,350 at



“An autographed picture of the Muppets. Jason keeps eyeing mine, so I know he wants one.” (Muppet poster, $95 at Posteritati, 239 Centre St., nr. Grand St.; 212-226-2207.)

Photographs: George Pimentel/Wireimage/Getty Images (Feist); Patrick McMullan (Remaining Celebrities); John E. Barrett/© 2011 Disney (Muppets); Danny Kim/New York Magazine (Cupcakes, English Book, Longchamp Bag, Ninja Turtles, Obama Book, Wig); Courtesy of the Vendors (Remaining Gifts)


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