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Whether you’ve got a big belly weighing you down or a small baby at home, convenience is probably at the top of your list for everyday shopping. We get it, we’re BFF’s with Amazon Prime too. But when it comes to holiday shopping, you should put a little more thought into your gift-giving. Especially when it comes to the person who helped you create the most amazing human being on earth.

Luckily we live in a city where everything is accessible, so you’re pretty much covered no matter what his interests may be. And with Small Business Saturday around the corner, it's the perfect time to break out of your rut and rediscover the superb shops that are right in your neighborhood (or a quick subway ride away).

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Here are 7 NY-based shops to pick up that awesome something for your awesome someone..you know, the one who helped you make another awesome someone.

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