Five Only-in-New York Gifts for Mom

Celebrate the city (and the woman behind your living here in the first place) with these Gotham-themed gifts

By P.K. Lo
|  Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009  |  Updated 5:54 PM EDT
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Five Only-in-New York Gifts for Mom

A snowglobe featuring the iconic "I Heart" logo with a floating plastic bag.

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James and Karla Murray trawled all five boroughs snapping portraits of old-school businesses that time forgot in Storefront: The Disappearing Face of New York. ($40.95)

We love the sweetly naïf pen rendering of the Brooklyn skyline on this salt-and-pepper shaker set from Fishs Eddy. ($9.95)

This cheeky snowglobe pairs the iconic "I Heart" logo with that other city mainstay: the rogue, floating plastic bag. ($29)

What does Brooklyn smell like, exactly? Well, in a perfect world, it would smell like bergamot, the dominant note in these Eau de Brooklyn scented soaps available at Blue Ribbon General Store. ($20)

Matthew Bakom collected 132 letters from disgruntled New Yorkers written to the mayor between 1751 and 1969 in the book New York City Museum of Complaint. Imagine the rat problem in those days. ($23.10)

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