At Christmas time the Big Apple is bustling with excitement and a magical place to be with all its displays, lights and everything that New York is known for during this festive season. If you've ever been there at this time and have friends or family who have joined you, then here is a great little item to add you your list of holiday gift ideas. Crystal World crystal figurines has created a miniature New York City skyline (pre 9/11) that replicates every memorable building in exquisite detail. In short, this crystal gift idea is an awe-inspiring architectural marvel, sure to prompt fond memories from native New Yorkers and visitors alike. It is made of high quality full-cut faceted crystal and makes a treasured gift that will last a lifetime. Crystal World was founded in the United States in 1983 as producers of high quality, collectible figurines, and since its inception, has been led by its talented founder and lead artist, Rudy Nakai. Rudy and his staff of designers, including Tom Suzuki and Roy Takii, continue to amaze and delight the public with their creative artistry, as well as their mastery of intricate detail. One of my favorites in they're Holiday collection is "I'm Cool!" an exquisitely cut crystal snowman. I have alot of snowman collectors on my list so this pick would be ideal! In fact I wouldn't mind splurging and getting this cute guy for myself! This one is an ARTISTA™ crystal sculpture that utilizes a fascinating new colorization technique enhancing the beauty of crystal light refraction. Each crystal collectible features separate prisms, each individually hand cut, ground and polished. No wonder they are pricey! And beautiful ...and of course...JUST COOL!