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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide in the Heart of Times Square
December 14, 2023, 3:18.40 pm ET


Photo: Times Square Alliance

The Times Square Alliance has curated a Holiday Gift Guide featuring local Times Square businesses from retail shops to thrilling attractions and everything in between. Here are a few.

Fantastic World of the Portuguese Sardine (1592 Broadway) – Shopping for someone who enjoys international cuisines or trying new flavors? Consider a trip to the Fantastic World of the Portuguese Sardine, a gilded and carnival-esque “canning library” with two floors and over thirty variations of the canned fish. Its whimsical interior perfectly complements the colorful and uniquely designed cans that line the shelves. Run by Portuguese artisanal tinned fish brand Comur, the Times Square store is the company’s first international location.

Museum of Broadway (145 W 45th St) – Tickets to a show can be a great gift for a theater fan, but a trip to the Museum of Broadway allows them to experience the world of theater like never before. Designed by internationally renowned artists, designers, and theater historians, this interactive and experiential museum includes hundreds of rare costumes, props, and artifacts from shows throughout Broadway’s rich history. Visitors can also take advantage of the museum’s gift shop filled with apparel, replicas, collectibles, and more Broadway memorabilia.

Tamashii Nations (1500 Broadway) – Tamashii Nations offers the best collection of high-quality Japanese figures and collectibles, perfect for the serious or casual collector in one’s life. Products range from popular anime series like Naruto and Dragon Ball Z to fan-favorite franchises like Star Wars and Marvel. The store also carries limited edition items only available at Tamashii Nations New York, the first and only flagship shop in the U.S.

Miniso (5 Times Sq) – Recently opening its new global flagship in Times Square, Miniso offers a wide variety of delightful, useful, and affordable lifestyle products that appeal to all demographics. Shop over 2,500 items – organized into ten distinct product zones – including licensed collections such as Disney and Pokémon, as well as blind box collectibles, toys, accessories, snacks, electronics and so much more.

Grand Slam New York (1557 Broadway) – For any New York City enthusiasts, bring the Big Apple to them with a gift from Grand Slam, known for the city’s largest selection of souvenirs, gifts, and apparel at great prices. Spanning three floors, the store features all kinds of NYC paraphernalia including I Love NY, NYPD, FDNY, NYC Taxi, MTA Subway, Empire State Building, and more. Grand Slam also offers items from everyone’s favorite sports leagues and boasts one of the largest selections of New York Yankees merchandise, including jerseys, jackets, t-shirts, gifts, and memorabilia.

Get the most out of a visit to the neighborhood with the official Times Square Gift Card, a digital card that can be used to shop, eat, and play at businesses throughout the district.