Neighborhood: Midtown West
Address: 25 West 40th St.

Leave the lackluster Columbus Circle market, and the perpetually packed Union Square for the tourists—the best outdoor holiday shopping is housed in Bryant Park. With the New York Public Library in the background, and Citi Pond strewn with skaters in the middle of it all, it's a picturesque place to check people off your shopping list. With over 100 luxe boutiques stocked with unique goods—everything from handmade jewelry to locally made art—it won't be difficult.