The countdown to the holidays is on–time to start plotting out your presents, parties, and your savings. To help you with all three, here are some fab deals from Brooklyn businesses. Redeem them in person anytime now through December, or make a special trip this weekend on Small Business Saturday, November 26, when shoppers nationwide are encouraged to buy gifts locally.
Deck the Dogs
Everyone knows you need a solid foundation of snacks to avoid drunken office party antics. But instead of boring mini-quiches, swap in some kimchi-slathere
Beauty at its Best
Whether you’re spoiling yourself or searching for wellness and beauty gifts for the people on your list, City Chemist is the place to shop for prestige beauty products, gifts and accessories. Mention Brooklyn Based in person at this Brooklyn Heights apothecary (129 Montague Street at Henry Street), and you’ll get 20% off gifts and accessories that are perfect for stylish stocking stuffers. Eligible items include Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bags, Wooden Ships and Carolina Amato gloves, hats, and scarves, and countless brands of aromatic body lotions, hand wash, soaps, candles and diffusers from Nest, LAFCO, Antica Farmacista, Claus Porto, Lollia, Mor, and KHall Designs, to name just a few.
For a Precious Gem
For your jewelry-loving, crafty girlfriend, or for a DIY gift that sparkles, Emilie Shapiro of WE ARE HERE Jewelry Design is now offering 10% off one-day private jewelry making classes (4 hour sessions) and 20% off private series jewelry making classes (2 hour sessions) when you mention Brooklyn Based. All of her organic-inspired jewelry is created from recycled materials, so you can be green and dazzling. You’ll work with Emilie at her Williamsburg studio on any technique you like— silversmithing, wax carving, chain making, or enameling—to create your keepsake of choice: hoops, bangles, rings, earrings, chain necklaces, even flowers in metal. Private classes are available during the daytime, evening, and on weekends to accommodate any schedule.
Handmade for the Holidays at Textile Arts Center
Tired of surfing the web for generic gift ideas? Think making your own gift is totally out of the question? Have no fear! There are many ways to weave some creativity into your gift giving this holiday season, starting with Textile Arts Center’s Holiday Gift Workshops. When you mention Brooklyn Based, you can get 10% off one- and two-day classes between December 8 and 18 where you can learn to make woven scarves, leather coin pouches, felt slippers, cozy knit sweaters, and more. Have a sister who dances? Make her handmade ballet flats. Have a tech savvy dad? Make him a handmade iPad case. The possibilities are endless and you’ll cut costs while creating something heartfelt and unique. Whether you’re in Brooklyn or Manhattan, Textile Arts Center is offering this deal at both of their locations (505 Carroll Street and 26 West 8th Street, respectively). And if you can’t make it to the workshops, you can purchase gift certificates for future classes for your friends and family members.