The sign greeting guests at Village Vanguard declares the establishment to be an “exciting book store”—but in reality, it’s so much more.

The Vanguard is a superstore stocked with unique and kitschy products: intelligently designed stationery and desk supplies, quirky kitchenware, cute kiddie toys and downright bizarre stuff—like coffee mugs with dogs and cats dressed as celebrities and curry bowls shaped like toilets. There is, naturally, a huge selection of memorabilia, from Peanuts and The Simpsons to Back to the Future and E.T.

When in search of gifts, stop the shop-hop—there’s something for everybody right here.

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