Rockefeller Center gift guideHappy Holidays! I’m excited to bring you this gift guide with Rockefeller Center who asked me and some of their other friends to pick their favorite products from a handful of Rockefeller Center’s best stores and create a holiday gift guide for him, her and kids. Rockefeller Center has always been one of my favorite New York places and each week when I walk across the plaza to go to the gym and see all the people who flock to see it from across the world, I have to pinch myself that I am lucky enough to call this incredible city home. Even before I moved to New York I loved the observation deck, Top of the Rock – I think it’s the best aerial view of the city because you get to see downtown Manhattan as well as Central Park. Plus, for us ‘grammers it’s fully open at the top so it’s much easier to take photos. And let’s not forget how festive Rock Center feels around the holidays. Even my most cynical of New York friends tell me they love to stop by, see the tree and take in the atmosphere during December! So whether you are a New Yorker like me or just visiting the city this holiday season, be sure to stop by Rockefeller Center and cross off some of those Christmas gifts on your list – and maybe even jump on their iconic ice rink for a post-shopping skate like I did!

Before I share my top three gifts for him, her and kids from the Tumi, Paper Source, Swarovski and Cole Haan stores at Rockefeller Center, I wanted to share my favorite finds from each. It was hard to pick favorites and I have to say that I would be happy to receive almost all of the gifts, so feel free to do what I often do and ignore the categories and just buy get the gifts your friend or loved one would like best!Rockefeller Center gift guideI love the clean lines and minimal look of this stylish Tumi backpack. It’s also practical thanks to an internal laptop pocket and the strap for attaching to carry on cases; you can personalize it, too.

Next up is this red hurricane lamp from Paper Source that’s battery powered. I love this as it would make a great gift for any homebody you know who loves rustic, country décor. Or, it could be gifted to an outdoors lover because the battery powered lamp makes it great for camping.Rockefeller Center gift guideThis year Swarovski asked Architect Daniel Libeskind to design a new star for the top of the iconic Rockefeller Center tree. This Swarovski ornament was also designed by Daniel Libeskind and you can buy a star or ornament to hang on your own tree. I think this would be a great gift for someone who couldn’t see the tree in person this year or anyone who has a special connection to the tree – perhaps a friend or loved one who got engaged there, for example!Rockefeller Center gift guideMy final favorite pick is from one of my go-to footwear brands, Cole Haan. Their footwear is insanely comfortable and lightweight; these navy blue water-resistant boots are top of my personal holiday list… hint hint to any loved ones reading! It’s already snowed once in NYC so these would be perfect for keeping my feet dry and warm in future snow storms!

Here’s my full Rockefeller Center gift guide – don’t forget to let me know which gifts are your favorite!Rockefeller Center gift guide// Styling & Photography by Will Taylor. | This post was brought to you in partnership with Rockefeller Center, thank you for supporting our partners who make our content possible.


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. This makes me soooooooooo excited!!! My mom is taking me and my sister to New York in two weeks!! Can’t wait to see the tree and shop!

  2. Sami Nixon Reply

    I bet my aunt the Swarovski ornmanent every year. Love this year’s one! Happy Holidays Will xo

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.