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6 Last-Minute Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Still need that perfect something? Forget stocking stuffers? Is the office Secret Santa exchange tomorrow? Check out our list of recommendations for last-minute gift ideas!

There are only 12 days until Christmas, and if you want it delivered by the big day, place your Library Shop online order by this Saturday, December 16. Or, for same-day gifts, stop by the Shop in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. We're open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday, December 17, we'll be open from 1 pm to 5 pm.

1. For the book-loving accessorizer

Perfect for stockings! These bright, enamel pins come in an array of book titles and interests. Do they love coffee or cats? Harry Potter? Alice in Wonderland? Or, are they a well-rounded, all-inclusive book nerd? We’ve got a pin for that!

Shop the collection now!

2. For the fashionable reader who has everything

What in the world do you gift to the avid reader who has more books than they could ever need? Answer: book jewelry! These beautiful statement pieces are handmade, come in a variety of colors, and are useable, too!

Check out the best in wearable books!

3. For the organizer who loves leather goods


This leather envelope can hold writing utensils, essentials, or accessories, and snaps shut with the Library’s vintage stamp. Is it a writer’s toolbox? A case for important papers? A fashionable clutch? It’s up to you!

Shop all of our Library-branded leather goods!

4.  For the Bartlett's enthusiast

Keep your favorite words where you’ll never forget them—around your neck! Chocolate and Steel have created simple, classically-designed pieces that feature some of the most famous literary and inspirational phrases:

Nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

Nevertheless, she persisted.

I am not afraid. I was born to do this. Joan of Arc

I am the hero of this story.

And many more! See the whole collection here!

5. For the devoted Library patron

NYPL’s classic stamp is now a fashion statement! Our vintage-style totes come in an array of colors and are practical too, with two inner pockets for small essentials. The featured stamp was used in almost every book acquired in the first few decades of the library's existence.

Explore the entire Vintage Stamp Collection here!

6. For the literary tie-wearer

No longer a boring, standard gift! These colorful ties are stylish, unique and even educational: they can help you tie your tie or navigate New York City, all while looking exceptionally classy. Made of heavyweight pure silk, these make a quality gift for anyone looking to start or shake up their collection.

See all our ties here!

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