Local Gifts You’ll Love to Give and Get


We’re just about halfway through 28 Days of Brooklyn Gifts, our holiday gift guide. If you haven’t been checking it out on the blog, Facebook and Twitter, let’s bring you up to speed. Each weekday through December 20 we feature a few great gift ideas from a Brooklyn business (or two). You can check them all out on the BB Blog, or, peruse who we’ve met so far right here:

Milly & Earl: Designer jewelry, housewares, accessories and apparel at affordable prices (with a few splurgey items to boot).

MCMC Fragrances: Gorgeous, handcrafted scents for men and women, plus, brand-new for the holidays: scented candles.

20×200: Affordable art for everyone–though we have 5 perfect prints handpicked here–plus Brooklyn Based readers can save $10 on orders of $50+ w/ code BKBASED.

Haptic Lab: Modern keepsake city quilts, DIY Kits for the craftyheads on your list, and more memorable gifts.

FurtherOn: Knit wool socks that just plain rock–seriously. You get a free 45 record with every purchase of these colorful socks, and save more with every pair you order.

Old Hollywood: From wolf head shooter glasses to wish charms (order now ’cause these always sell out), you’ll find distinctive gifts for the menfolk and the ladies.

Artists and Fleas: Book speakers, shirts custom tailored on the spot, vintage, vegan fur, and more one-of-a-kind gifts at the Williamsburg and Chelsea Market outposts of this long-running flea.

Owl and Thistle General Store: A green-minded shop (that also sells cheese and offers sewing classes!) filled with gifts that don’t read “Eco.” Check out their East River’s Finest carafe, lasercut bookmarks and more, all available online.

Brooklyn Slate Company: Cheese boards, gift sets of delicious nibbles, and more ideas for every kind of foodie.

Life:Curated: Rad, original gifts, like ceramic safari animals that double as containers, Chinese astrology wine stoppers, snow in a can, and more.

Babeland: Five sexy gifts that will heat up your winter. Plus get 15% off any purchase with the coupon code 40516.

MODULE R: Filled with customizable art and design objects like these five gifts, Module R is basically Brooklyn’s MoMA Store.

And here’s who you can look forward to checking out in the two weeks left in our 28 Days:

Hudson Made: Artisan gifts made in New York State, like these olive wood small serving spoons.

Miomia: Highly addictive beauty and grooming products for men and women, plus beautiful scents and amazing facials. We profiled these ladies last year and we still love them so.

Vine Wine: Small production, natural, organic and biodynamic wines, the best ever selection of bubbles, plus small batch booze you’ll buy as a gift and then want to keep for yourself.

Sweet Deliverance: Awesome holiday gift baskets, plus jams and customizable cooking classes.

Mini Jake: Great toys and gorgeous furniture for babies, toddlers and kids.

The Brooklyn Kitchen: For your favorite cook, how about a class? Or some cool kitchenware you didn’t even know you needed.

Brooklyn Victory Garden: Fantastic stocking stuffers like cheese-making kits, tea towels, terrariums and more.

PeekBrooklyn: Cute stockings, tights, leggings and more make great stocking stuffers or the finishing touch to your holiday party outfit.

Plus more stellar gift options and surprises, so stay tuned…

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