Holiday Gift Inspiration at the New York City Wine + Food Festival’s Thank You Lounge

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Serendipity recently got an insider’s look at the Thank You Lounge for this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival, presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by GBK, a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company. Partnering with the festival, The Food Network and Cooking Channel, the lounge offered each celebrity chef and participant a variety of luxury gifts at Pier 94 in NYC.

Guests from Neil Patrick Harris to our own cover star Marc Murphy were presented with fantastic treats, from a 3-day stay at Canyon Ranch in Arizona to Napa Technology’s Genesis (the first single bottle wine preservation system) to true southern style cakes from Sugaree’s in Mississippi. Those recipients looking for the perfect wrapping paper for this holiday season were surely thrilled to receive Gift Wrap My Face, custom wrapping paper featuring your face (or that of a pet or loved one).

As for us, we loved learning about some of the coolest new gifts for this holiday season—for Serendipity‘s holiday gift guide and our own shopping list for friends, family and even ourselves!