Rain, snow, sleet, hail. These are just some of the elements you have to take into account when putting together your east coast winter essentials. It’s just a part of life. So it’s no surprise that your east coast family wants and needs gifts unique to them, whether they’ve told you so or not. I mean, if you haven’t gotten your hands on the cute *NSYNC holiday sweaters and merch just yet, you’re not out of luck.
Plus, the gift options below include functional gear that’s perfect for winter, delicious east coast treats, and ways to bring in the sunshine on even the coldest day.
1 Sherpa onesie, Aerie, $70
When you buy this for your friend, don’t be surprised if they’re wearing it whenever you FaceTime.
2 Harvest window box, Architec, $40
Even the smallest space with benefit from this herb window box.
3 Americana Mac-n-Cheese, Thoughtfully, $40
Mac and cheese is life and this gift set includes spices, pasta, and a cast-iron skillet shaped like the good ‘ol U.S. of A.
4 Clearwater blue bracelet, Pinkly Perfect, $18
This is the perfect gift for your friend who’s #JerseyStrong and proud.
5 Milo slippers, Koolaburra by Ugg, $55
The soft suede, sheepskin, and faux fur will keep the coldest of feet super warm.
6 3D mini chess planter, Makelab, $70
We all have that friend who can’t keep plants alive. But this adorable planter is the perfect home for low maintenance succulents.
7 Shoe subscription, Shoobilee, $49
For the shoe addict or person who’s constantly walking? This subscription gives them access to an unlimited number of shoes and when she returns them, they’re donated to a charity.
8 Michigan shaped cutting board, AHeirloom, $48
Rep your state while chopping your veggies!
9 DNA kit, Living DNA, $99
Truly a unique gift for anyone who’s ever been curious about their roots.
10 Got Truffle? gift set, Yummy Bazaar, $52
Any foodie will devour this kit or others that feature a curated selection of international eats.
11 Khombu Julliard boot, 6pm, $55
If snow is in the cards, then these boots are the perfect mix of fashion and function.
12 Rainbow Unicorn Snow Tube, BigMouth, $25
Sledding isn’t just for kids, but they’ll feel like one in this magical snow tube.
13 Sock Fancy subscription, Sock Fancy, $11
Who doesn’t want cool socks to stay warm? Each month, they’ll receive a random, yet exclusive, design.
14 Reuben package for 2, Katz’s Deli, $50
Any east coaster will immediately feel like home with this package from the world famous Katz’s deli, which includes a pound of corned beef or pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing.
15 NYC travel photo book, Mixbook, $45
To create a truly personalized book, add their favorite travel pics or home landmarks to this book.
16 Floral subscription, BloomsyBox, starting at $40 month
Cold days and nights usually means the flowers aren’t in bloom, but this subscription allows you to send monthly floral deliveries to anyone who need some sunshine.
17 Fuzzy backpack, Tobi, $46
What would the east coast be without a bit of faux fur and a ’90s-style mini backpack?
18 Weatherman umbrella, Weatherman, $59
Rainy days suck, but this umbrella was designed by a meteorologist to withstand winds up to 55 miles per hour. And the app reminds you to bring your umbrella when rain is in the forecast.
19 Canines of New York, Amazon, $15
Whether they’re a dog lover or hardcore New Yorker, they’ll love this coffee table book.
20 Baking kit, Red Velvet NYC, $26
With east coast origins, who wouldn’t love a red velvet baking kit? Cute and delicious.
21 Cents of Style state necklace, Jane, $25
Help them keep their love for her home state close to their heart.