From dinner with a drag queen to a night at the museum, we’ve got some gifts that are sure to be memorable. “New York Magazine’s” Shopping Editor Jessica Silvester.
For $500, an outrageous diva from Screaming Queens Entertainment will join your giftee on a whirlwind night of club-hopping, show-tune-singing, office-party-crashing, and other fabulousness. (screamingqueens.com)
Steam Them in a Korean Bathhouse
The megalithic Spa Castle in College Point boasts four heated mineral pools, Hinoki baths, seven themed sauna rooms, and waterfalls galore. Adult day passes start at $35; special treatments—like a caviar facial—are extra
Have Them Stalked
Starting at $550, loudmouthed paparazzi from Celeb 4 a Day will chase a tabloid-addicted friend with cameras, snapping pictures and shouting their name. Take-home souvenirs include a faux gossip magazine featuring their face and a DVD of candids. (celeb4aday.com)
Turn Them Into Circus Stars
At midtown’s two-month-old Aerial Arts NYC, the circus-enamored will have their choice of silks, rope, trapeze, hoop, and hammock instructionals; on-the-ground offerings deal in acrobatics, juggling, tumbling, and handstands. Drop-in rates start at $25, five-class prepaid cards at $100, and private lessons at $80 per hour. (aerialartsnyc.com)
Put Them to Bed Where the Wild Things Are
Is spending the night at the American Museum of Natural History obvious? Yes. Is there any better present for a kid ages 6 to 13? Probably not. Exploring darkened dioramas by flashlight and falling asleep beneath a 94-foot-long blue whale never gets old. $129 per person. (amnh.org)
Urge Them to Jump Off a Building
Not as crazy as it sounds when they’re taking the two-hour high-fall class ($80) at the Hollywood Stunts training center in Greenpoint. For the full action-hero experience, the school offers weeklong intensives (from $2,200) that cover armed combat, car hits, and more. (hollywoodstunts.com)
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