Artisinal Wine Coasters
The Silver Peacock
1110 Park Ave., at 89th St.; 212-426-2610
Silver Peacock co-owner Charlie Akwa recommends hand-hammered wine coasters ($140–$225) from the Northern California–based designer Sandra Jordan for wine-loving hosts. There are also plenty of other unique linens and tabletop items at her home and design store, located in a former Park Avenue house that dates back to the 1860s.
Chelsea Market; 75 Ninth Ave., nr. 15th St.; 212-255-6804
This Chelsea Market purveyor specializes in thematic cookies, and this year for Thanksgiving they’re doing turkeys, fall foliage, and an entire Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, pictured ($125 for set of 31).
424 Van Brunt St., at Van Dyke St., Red Hook; 718-852-3625
Dry Dock owner Mary Dudine recommends Breuckelen Gin ($36) as a fun alternative to a wine gift. The stuff is distilled in Brooklyn, so you can call it hyper-locavore, too.
Ernest & Olivia
55 Greenwich Ave., nr. Perry St.; 212-929-3663
Give the gift of grooming with a certificate from this recently opened salon/barber shop hybrid in the West Village. Men can opt for a hot towel shave ($30) and a cocktail in the handsomely designed front room, while women can enjoy a blowout ($35) and invigorating head massage from co-owner and head stylist Helik Torres in the salon in the back with an adjacent courtyard.
Objects of THANKS
New Museum Store
New Museum of Contemporary Art; 235 Bowery, at Prince St.; 212-343-0460
You can’t be any more literal with your feeling of gratitude with these THANKS Visible Markers from New York–based artist Allan McCollum, available at the New Museum store. The gift-boxed set ($60) comes with five tablets and can be used instantaneously as part of the table’s centerpiece
523 Hudson St., nr. 10th St.; 212-645-4633
This Portland-based company just opened its first Manhattan store in the West Village. Along with foodie books, chocolates, and home items, owners Jennifer Turner Bitterman and Mark Bitterman sell a variety of specialty salts. Mark recommends Moloaki Red Sea salt to go with the Thanksgiving feast, and one of his store's mixed starter kits ($24–$52) as a gift.