Luxury Shopping: Contrary to popular belief, the grand, big-city department store has not gone the way of the horse and buggy. It has migrated to the Internet in the form of The New York First Company, the first place to shop for unique luxury gifts, from gourmet food to home décor to curiosities.
Jack Bauer fans will love the limited-edition MTM Special-Ops Watch, as worn by Kiefer Sutherland on "24" and Dennis Haysbert in "The Unit," and by real-life tactical military and special-operations personnel. For American history buffs, there are faithful reproductions of the rocking chair used by John F. Kennedy, the Lincoln Bed, the Oval Office chair used by nine Presidents, and more.
The Experience Gifts section offers more than 30 different activities and adventures in the Big Apple. Make your gift recipient be the subject of their own personal documentary filmed in the style of an A&E Biography, treat them to a half-day of pampering at New York's only all-organic spa, send them on a guided birdwatching expedition in Central Park, give them a private lesson with a Grand Chess Master, and more. Suitors looking for a memorable place to propose marriage can even take their beloved on a helicopter ride above the city and ask for her hand over the Statue of Liberty.
Customers can shop by recipient (him, her or business), by price, or by occasion. And in the tradition of personal service that was the hallmark of old-time department stores, customers can also make use of a personal gift advisor who can suggest just the right gifts.
For LxM Teresa Rothaar
Company: The New York First Company
Business: Giftware retailer
Location: Online (Ithaca, NY)
Contact: (800) 581-7599/ email@example.com