Holiday Shopping at Rockefeller Center

holidays at Rockefeller Center

family at rockefeller centerWhat is the first thought that comes to mind when you think about the holidays and Rockefeller Center? Tree lighting and the ice rink, possibly? How about all the amazing shops at 30 Rock? I decided to take my family on an early walk through some of the shops at Rockefeller Center, including the newly re-opened FAO Schwarz (which I am so over the moon about!) to share a few of my favorites on my holiday gift guide list this season.

VICTORINOX at Rockefeller Center

Victorinox at Rockefeller Center

First stop, Victorinox. My husband loves Swiss Army knives, and so we decided to check out the store. I happen to love their luggage collection as my son owns one just for himself.

Victorinox - swiss army knife

From sport knives to luggage to watches, Victorinox is a well-known brand particularly for their namesake which translates to “stainless steel”. I love that you can also have their Swiss army knives personalized right in the shop!

Victorinox - Kitchen Knives at Rockefeller Center

Victorinox - luggage at Rockefeller Center

T2 TEA at Rockefeller Center

Next, we were off to T2 Tea,  a brand I didn’t know much about but upon entering immediately fell in love with their tea concept and getting to sample some of their teas.

T2 at Rockefeller Center

My son’s adventurous palette had him trying the tea too (T2!). One of our favorites that makes the perfect gift for a tea-lover is their Storybook Tea Loose Tea series, which comes in a beautifully packaged storybook. In store, they added soy milk and honey which made it such a creamy blend of goodness, we had to have another taste.

tea gift at Rockefeller Center

loose tea storybook - T2

A few other great ideas from T2 Tea? A one of a kind limited edition tea cup set. With only 700 made, the beautifully detailed floral & patterned set would make anyone enjoy their tea in elegance. For those who love a surprise everyday, the Book of Secrets Advent Calendar has tea samplings, to find a new flavor or two, which would make the perfect gift to find out the next favorite tea to love.

tea cup set - Rockefeller Center

SUGARFINA at Rockefeller Center

Now who can resist candy? Sugarfina is the perfect candy brand that makes little candies so if you eat a few you don’t feel so guilty. Plus, who can resist the store’s unbelievable Instagram-worthy candy wall?

Sugarfina at Rockefeller Center

Candy is one of those things you would never re-gift, am I right? These are some of my faves, especially one for the fellas. The Corona gift set comes so nicely packaged, you would never think you are gifting a beer concept set. For the ladies or even a group of girlfriends, the Rose All Day Bento Box is so pretty to gift. But for those who love all kinds of candy, I think my favorite is the Bento Box from Sugarfina where you can choose from a variety of flavors to put into the picture perfect box.

Sugarfina at Rockefeller Center

Sugarfina at Rockefeller Center

And who would resist the perfect Champagne gummy bear candy as a stocking stuffer, right?

Sugarfina at Rockefeller Center

FAO SCHWARZ at Rockefeller Center

Christmas can’t be Christmas without some of the most special toys; and even better from one of the most special toy stores in the world. FAO Schwarz is BACK…and right in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center tree! While the entire store is a dream and I would buy it all if I could, here are some of my favorites that caught my eye and make great gifts for little ones that you may not find anywhere else.

The classic FAO Schwarz teddy bear and all the iconic large stuffed animals remind me of my own youth when I wanted a larger than life zoo filled with giraffes and bears in my own home.

The hand painted decor and details put into the interactive areas all over the new store make it the perfect reason to visit alone. Plus, if you’re like me you can’t resist looking at the Barbie’s. They have so many beautiful limited edition Barbie’s perfect for a collector or  the little girl in your family.

FAO Schwarz at Rockefeller Center

I can’t wait to go back and see my son enjoy the race car making area where he’ll be able to build his own. His excitement for all the toys that let him build and create couldn’t be contained! If you know a child who loves to build structures, the Meccano set makes a great gift!

FAO Schwarz at Rockefeller Center

FAO Schwarz at Rockefeller Center

There is nothing more iconic than the large floor piano! Of course, we couldn’t resist trying it out and had a blast doing so. Who remembers the movie BIG with Tom Hanks?

FAO Schwarz at Rockefeller Center

So if you find yourself in New York, make it a point to stroll through some of my favorites and enjoy the holiday scenery at Rockefeller Center and create memories with those you love.

Have you been to Rockefeller Center during the holidays or wish to? What are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Holiday shopping!





  1. Shana
    December 21, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Wow! You found some amazing gifts! I would love to receive any one of them.

  2. December 10, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    The holidays seem so festive around there! I need to visit one year.

  3. kathryn
    December 10, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    NYC is the BEST at Christmas! Also, I love Sugarfina candies!

  4. December 10, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I haven’t been to NY during the holidays in such a long time. The last time I was very young but I do remember being in awe of everything!

    xo, Laura

  5. December 7, 2018 / 11:55 am

    So many great finds for sure! So wish I could come shop here! NYC is my fave!!

  6. December 5, 2018 / 10:37 am

    Does it get more festive than Christmas shopping at Rockerfeller Center!? I have always wanted to visit NYC at Christmastime. Totally magical!

  7. December 5, 2018 / 10:03 am

    One of my bucket list DREAMS is to go to NYC at Christmastime!

  8. Stephanie
    December 5, 2018 / 8:31 am

    I’ve never been to any of these shops but now I really want to! I’m hoping to head up to NY at some point for a weekend trip soon – and now I know where to go!

  9. December 4, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    That tea cup is gorgeous!! I want that under my Christmas tree!

  10. December 4, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    That’s the most beautiful Christmas tree ever!!! NY is always so much fun. I love that there’s a lot of options to shop from


  11. Delia Atenea
    December 4, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    OK all these picture are gonna make me cry because I love NY in the holidays and I love that Rockefeller Christmas Tree! It’s so beautiful! And I’m so excited about FAO Schwartz opening at RC!!!

  12. December 4, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    These are such good gift ideas!

  13. adriana
    December 4, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Loving your pictures! I live in New York so I’m fortunate enough to always get to see the magic of the holidays here – it’s so exciting!

  14. Nataly
    December 4, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Looks like you all had so much fun shopping! I have always wanted to visit NYC during the holidays!

  15. December 4, 2018 / 10:50 am

    I LOVE the holidays at Rockefeller Center! NYC, in general, is BEAUTIFUL this time of year!

  16. Becca Wilson
    December 4, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Being here during the holidays has always been on my bucket list for life. It is so very festive and looks like such a great time.

  17. December 4, 2018 / 7:08 am

    Wow, so many things! I’d love to go to Rockefeller for the holidays. Looks so festive!

  18. December 4, 2018 / 4:44 am

    Sounds like an amazing shopping experience and some really great ideas for Christmas presents! Looks and sounds amazing.

    cute & little

  19. December 3, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    I go to NYC all the time but just looking at that Christmas tree and all the fun makes me want to go again. I’m going there next May but haha !

  20. Tonya Morris
    December 3, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Heading to NYC in a few weeks and can’t wait to stop by all of these places!!

  21. December 3, 2018 / 11:09 am

    You’ve brought back so many great memories! We were in Rockefeller last year this time and visited several of these. I loved every minute!

  22. December 2, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Wow. So many cool gift ideas.I love this place.

  23. December 2, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I enjoyed looking at all your photos. I have never been to New York or the Rockefeller Center . But, I have heard of FAO Schwarz and now that it’s open again I hope to take my kid there one day.

  24. Andrea Peck
    December 2, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    I love the advent tea calendar. That’s s great gift idea. I am so happy to hear FAO is open again?

  25. December 2, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Rockafeller center at Christmas time. It looks just so beautiful, and shopping there would be so much fun!