Whether you live in these areas or are looking for new local businesses to support we have a lot of options.
Awesome is a family-owned independent gift store located in the PLG area of Brooklyn with smart, well-designed, cool, and culturally aware gifts.
Here are the sorts of goods they carry:
Hip-hop and pop culture enthusiasts can buy a Rihanna candle, a Biggy Smalls Christmas Ornament and a variety of cool Beyonce keychains, cards and magnets or a Michael Jackson record clock.
Woke feminists can find Michelle Obama pouches, Ruth Bader Ginsburg mugs, The Future is Female keychains and Chirlane de Blasio cards.
They have scarves, wallets and weekend bags for women. Money clips and socks for men. Well-designed barware, pillows, and other gifts for your home.
Brooklyn ARTery offers one-of-a kind, affordable and fine quality handmade merchandise. Their mission is to inspire people to buy handmade merchandise and to support working artists. Here you will find a variety of goods from handbags and jewelry to reclaimed merchandise, artisanal food, home decor, housewares, health and green beauty products.
This small wine store offers a well-curated and well-priced selection of wines as well as excellent liquor options. They carry some great bourbons, vodkas and gins. Store staff is friendly and knows their inventory. When asked for recommendations, they have been on-point. They take the time to explain the wine choices and keep a constant flow of new items. Kings County Wines offers free delivery with a $20 minimum purchase and also hosts frequent tastings that are great for trying new items.
For nearly 45 years, The Yellow Door in Brooklyn has been the savvy shopper’s secret weapon, drawing fashion-forward shoppers throughout the country to this Brooklyn destination. The Yellow Door has earned it’s coveted reputation by providing the very best prices on giftware and tabletop from top companies including Waterford Crystal, MacKenzie-Childs, Ltd., Herend, Lalique, Orrefors, and Baccarat along with the most coveted jewelry from designers like Alexis Bittar, CHARRIOL, Ralph Lauren, and Juicy Couture. Fashion cognoscenti including Isaac Mizrahi call The Yellow Door, “One of my favorite shops in Brooklyn” and Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio personality and leading consumer reporter states, “After one visit to The Yellow Door, you’ll never shop elsewhere for your own jewelry and for gifts. I’ve been shopping there for years, and I am their most passionate advocate.”
Opened in 1992 in the Juction next to Brooklyn College, Bulletproof Comics initially carried only comic books and sports cards but soon expanded to Toys, Video games and Anime. 23 years later, they have become the premier hobby shop in Brooklyn! They have also added a complete skateshop in the back room.
An indie bookstore Greenlight is a quiet haven for reading and exploring. A warm, happy place, the tables are stocked high with paperback favorites, New York-related books, and coffee table reads. The store is well stocked with all the current fiction and non-fiction favorites, providing staff recommendations as well. There is also an excellent selection of kids books and toys.
The Gilded Grape is a wine and spirits shop with a heavy focus on items made in New York State. From the Hudson Valley to the North Fork of Long Island to right here in Brooklyn, New York is rich with history in distilling. The Gilded Grape celebrates New York for it’s contribution to the wine and spirits industry!
Don’t miss The Gilded Grape’s 2nd Annual Twelve Days of Tasting: Tuesday, December 12th – Saturday, December 23rd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Here’s A Book Store, located in a predominantly religious Jewish neighborhood, carries a lot of Jewish-interest fiction and history (Holocaust and beyond). But it also has a lot of everything else – so much that it’s packed floor-to-ceiling with new and used books. They and will also buy/trade your used books.
Crunch Flatbush is a recent addition to the health and fitness landscape in the heart of Flatbush with ‘no judgment’ as their manifesto. The 18,600-square foot health club strives to be a place for anyone, promising a positive, inclusive, and fun environment for its members. This Holiday Season, sign up a friend or a family member to join Crunch Flatbush! Membership packages start at $9.95 per month. FREE 1-day trial pass is also available.
A market-driven slow food restaurant, The Farm on Adderley in Ditmas Park has made farm-to-table dining accessible to the community for over 10 years. In it’s relaxed, rustic setting with a serene, charming back garden and a cozy bar, the restaurant seasonally prepared fresh, clean, and locally sourced food in precise dishes without the attitude. Seasonal bar programs, natural wines, and craft beers compliment each ingredient-driven and nose-to-tail meal. The Farm on Adderley is kid-friendly, cocktail-ready and a Brooklyn favorite, serving lunch, dinner, and brunch. Gift certificates are available!
The Holiday Gift Guide is part of BKLYNER’s series to promote Shop Local, Shop in Brooklyn. For more information email HERE.