- Take home one of the best parts of your trip without looting it from your room: the hotel's bathroom amenities. You can find these soaps from Pearl + Detox at the Ace Hotel Shop for
- Buy yourself or someone you love something they really need: a bottle opener pretty enough that it won't get buried in your utensil drawer. This one is solid brass and made in New York City by Fort Standard.
- A small decoration for the home, like this Bronze Weave Vase, is an easy thing to toss in your carry on. $12, from Sprout Home in Williamsburg.
- Skip the postcard and send a thoughtful letter home on these handmade Arpa card sets, made from pure cotton and linen. $14 at Goods for the Study in
- For a NYC-centric gift, skip the I Heart NY tees and go for something cooler, like this New Yorkistan Puzzle, $18 at Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store in Park Slope.
- New city, new scent. Book a Bespoke Fragrance Flight at MiN New York in Soho to create your own personalized fragrance or beef up your perfume collection. The service lasts an hour and costs
- The easiest way to remember a vacation forever is by picking up a piece of jewelry—you'll remember your trip everytime you look at it. For something unique and beautiful, head to Mociun in Williamsburg. Above: Mismatched Triangle Turquote and Diamo
- Museum catalogs aren't cheap, but since they're city and time-specific, they're a practical way to bring something home from your trip that's unique to the time you were actually there. The Magritte book above coincides with the MoMA's exhibit on the arti
- No vacation is complete without a tote. Pick up one at the beloved Bedford Cheese Shop for $17, or better yet, grab the Brooklyn Bag Gift Set (