Black Friday Shopping? Gifts and More Around Manhattan

November 22, 2015 Updated: November 25, 2015

‘Tis the season of gift giving. But be it a grand gesture or a modest token of appreciation, it helps to keep in mind a few handy principles when selecting a gift for a significant other, a family member, a friend, or a colleague.

First, and foremost, keep in mind everyone’s his personality. Are they likely to use and like the object of your choice? The most flattering part of receiving a gift is that it says that you’ve paid enough attention to them to understand what appeals to their character.

Second, know when to splurge and when this might be overwhelming for the person receiving your gift. Every gift is a message. If your grand gesture is likely to put the receiver ill at ease because they cannot reciprocate, think about toning down your choice.

And don’t forget, the gift also says a lot about you. To have real flair, gift cards are not an option. Commit to gifting an actual object shows thoughtfulness and imagination.

As Black Friday sales extend longer and longer every year, there are more deals than ever to comb through. Here are some of our picks for this year’s holiday season:


Address: Rituals Soho at 231 Lafayette St.
Deal: Skin Care gift with purchase – free fragrance sticks set worth $39 when you spend $70
Contact: 212-966-7100


SoHo:  75 Grand St. 

Flatiron: 876 Broadway 

Madison: 1100 Madison Ave.

East 58th Street: 202 East 58th St.

Deal: Floor Models 30%,40%,50% off depending on the model
All Down Products – 20% off
Down Booties – 20% off or 40% off w/purchase of another down product
Discontinued Linens – 50% off

Contact: 212.486.8022

Sterling Optical

Address: 1125 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075
Deal: 50% off all sunglasses
Contact: (212) 628-8886
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Arche Paris

995 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075

128 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

New Location on THIRD AVENUE
1045 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Deal: 15% off on select styles
Hours: open until 7 p.m.

Yigal Azrouel

Address: 1011 Madison Ave.
Deal: 40% off everything
Hours: open until 7 p.m.


Louis Purple

Address: 323 Lafayette St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Deal: Men’s fashion 50% off on our ready-to-wear shirt during the week of Thanksgiving.
25% off accessories, ties, bowties, cufflinks, handkerchieves