Here’re my Absolute Favorites From New York’s Largest Gift Show

It may be a lazy February Sunday for the rest of New York City but things are buzzing inside the Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan. Thousands of makers and brands set up their displays and welcome buyers and retail shop owners from around the country and the world to browse their goods and get ready for the coming season. Yes, shop owners have to shop too! And NY NOW is the largest trade show with miles and hours to walk through the extensive floors of the Javits in search of the newest cards, candles, toys, home accessories and much more. I walked the floors myself and picked up my absolute favorites for 2020.

The extensive map of NY NOW 2020 show — flip for the other floors
One of the trends this year are crochet-style lights, like this one by Selamat
Wall art by Lily’s Living hand-stamped of cast iron
A collection of glasses by Serax
The age of supersized, vast candles has arrived. Looking here at a collection by Bidk Home
Scented candle by Apothecary Guild
Stunning removable wallpaper and murals by a newcomer from Latvia, Livettes Wallpaper
Practical bento boxes by Takenaka
A hint of color in ceramics by Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics, a studio based in Greenpoint
Pendant light, again by Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics
A collection of timeless brass desk accessories by Japanese company S/N
A writing pad literally made of thinly sliced wood
The Skittle Bottle collection by Lund London, made of stainless steel
Candles by 54 Celsius
A soothing gift set by Modern Sprout
City Collection of desk accessories designed by QUAGLIO SIMONELLI for Lexon
Men’s skincare sets by Izola
A practical tiny rolling rack for every tiny apartment in the city by Japanese company Yamazaki
Scented candles by Seattle based Particle Goods, with hand-formulated fragrances
No plastic deli-inspired bag collection by Open Editions made of taffeta
A collection of whimsical musical toys by Brandnewnoise
Plates by Poketo
Topical candles by Seattle based Cancelled Plans
Pen holder made of paper by Replug
Fine porcelain lights by Lladro
Gift wrap paper with richly colored patterns by March Party Goods from Portland
Beautiful folios with vintage-inspired prints by Pepin
Fun magnets+notecards by Portland-based studio Snow Made
Prints by Greta Jane Paper Co.
Accessories by Funnyfish
Wearable fans to keep you cool by Stay Breezy
Elevated candle collection by Tatine
Shaving essentials by Mayron’s Goods

NY NOW Gift Show

Winter show dates
February 1-5

9 am to 6 pm daily, 9 am to 3 pm Wednesday
Javits Center

Summer show dates
August 8-12

9 am to 6 pm daily, 9 am to 3 pm Wednesday
Javits Center

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