11/22/2023

The Village Alliance’s Sustainable Gift Giving Guide

Cross off all your holiday lists with an outing to Greenwich Village. Hit some incredible home goods shops, zero-waste and vintage stores – all in the span of a few blocks.

The Village Alliance’s Sustainable Gift Guide

Cross off all your holiday lists with an outing to Greenwich Village. Hit some incredible home goods shops, zero-waste and vintage stores – all in the span of a few blocks.

Step 1: Shop Local

Avoid plastic packaging and transportation costs by hitting some local stores on foot! You’ll find unique goods and you’ll be supporting your community’s local businesses.

Step 2: Shop Zero Waste

The Village is home to A Sustainable Village, which provides high quality, zero waste home goods and toiletries. Think soaps, shampoos, razors, candles, cleaning goods. Maybe your friend wouldn’t buy a fancy $28 shampoo bar for themselves, but they WILL appreciate one as a gift! Quite literally the gifts that keep on giving, to your friends, fam and the earth!

Step 3: Shop Vintage

The Village is home to some of the best vintage shops in the world. Get your people high quality, one-of-a-kind gifts by shopping for vintage and antique goods. Check out the Village’s top vintage shops:

  • Funny Pretty Nice
  • East Village Vintage Collective
  • 9th St Vintage

Step 4: Gift an Experience

Everybody needs an excuse to go out and enjoy the city without breaking the bank. Maybe it’s a gift card to a fine dining spot, a night at a local hotel, or an art or cooking class…Gifting an experience is the most sustainable gift of all.

  • Gift card to Frevo
  • Gift card to Shmoné
  • Wine tasting at One Fifth
  • Wine and cheese classes at Murray’s
  • Book a night at the The Marlton
  • Gift card to 9th St Vintage
  • Gift a membership to the Public Theater