The 2019 Downtown Brooklyn Holiday Shopping Guide
Start and finish your search for gifts without ever leaving the neighborhood.
December 13, 2019
From department store deals to artisan markets, DTBK’s got everything you need to wrap up your shopping this holiday season. To make it easy, we’ve compiled a list of local retailers so you can check off everyone on your list without ever leaving the neighborhood!
For the fashionista
From boots to suits, Jide’s Dandy is the perfect place to turn to for men’s fashion needs. And if you’re not sure exactly what to buy, allow owner Jide Omo to assist - after all, he’s helped to dress stars on a range of shows for television and Broadway.
Prestige Rust Shirt $129; Assorted ties $5-15
Shoe Bug carries a vast selection of brand name shoes, boots, handbags, and accessories. No matter what type of footwear you’re after, team Shoe Bug will help you find what you need to step out looking your finest.
Oxford shoes $35; Rain boots $37
No self-respecting serious shopper would fail to visit iconic Downtown Brooklyn Macy’s on Fulton Mall. The store just unveiled its first holiday window displays since the recent renovations, and it’s fully decked out with deals for the holiday season. Get in the (shopping) spirit at this Brooklyn institution!
Prince Street Jewelers
Find something extra blingy at Prince Street Jewelers. From rings to necklaces to watches, let the experts guide you in making the right choice on all of your flash jewelry needs.
Diamond necklace $5,000; 18k Rolex watch $15,000
Health + Wellness
Tangerine leads yoga classes in a relaxing 90°F studio for yogis of all levels —novice, intermediate, or experienced. Stretch out and start the new year off on the right foot (or in the right pose)! Give a friend a gift card using this link!
Made using natural botanical ingredients, Rain Africa creates luxury bath and body products ranging from soap and essential oils to perfumes and home fragrances — all made by hand.
Aloe therapy body lotion $26; Butterball Cleopatra’s gold & milk bath $8
If you or a loved one are looking for a gym with all the amenities, Manhattan Athletic Club – Brooklyn has you covered. MAC offers a wide range of fitness machines, over 20 classes, expert trainers, workout clothes, and outdoor space for some warm-weather stretches. Gift a membership and get a start on those New Year’s resolutions!
The recently opened specialty fitness center is best for those looking to new ways to break a sweat. Rumble offers boxing classes sure to inspire (and perspire!), so encourage your loved ones to get their gloves on with a membership.
E-commerce sleep giants Casper recently landed in Downtown Brooklyn with a bed-and-mortar location at City Point. Shop for everything you need to ensure you and your loved ones are getting the sleep you deserve. They have a great selection of sleep-related accoutrements, and. of course, mattresses!
Nap pillow $35; Cool Supima® pillowcase set $25+
HiO features accessories from global brands and styles you’ve never seen before – everything from money clips to sunglasses. Stop by on a Wednesday to browse and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. If you’re having trouble deciding, just get your fashion-forward friend a gift card.
Porter bowl $25; Wonder Woman Limited Edition Moleskine $24.95
Half newstand, half gift shop! Pop into the 15 MetroTech foyer to peruse New Stand’s eclectic offerings and snap up some cute gifts. From plants to umbrellas to ceramic cups, this is an easy stop to add to your lunch hour or commute home.
CaribBeing Holiday Market Experience
Shop the Caribbean Holiday Market Experience at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, featuring handcrafted and one-of-a kind items from several favorite Caribbean makers and artisans offering a range of food, beauty, jewelry, and hand-crafted goods. The market also features weekly “meet the makers” events and food samplings.
Plant lovers rejoice! The Sill’s pop-up in City Point’s Prince Street corridor offers a range of greenery, as well as pots and planters in of-the-moment pastels. Buy one, buy two, or buy a whole starter pack! If you’re not quite ready to become a “plant mom/dad,” they offer totes, too.
Potted small beginner duo $58; “Ask me about my plants” tote bag $16
Arts + Culture
The Center for Fiction membership
Heaven for book lovers, The Center for Fiction features wall after wall of books, and also features reading nooks, event spaces, a café, a cocktail bar, and a rooftop. Buy a book or gift a membership to someone special.
Shop glassware created by local artists! Bowls, vases, ornaments – you name it. Give a handmade, one-of-a-kind gift made right here in DTBK.
Design Brooklyn $40; Nesting bowls $18
TFANA season pass
This holiday season, Theater for a New Audience is discounting its season pass by 40%. It’s a great time to enjoy exclusive benefits like priority booking, flexible ticket exchanges, discounted guest tickets, and more!
New York Transit Museum
The New York Transit Museum Store is having a holiday sale, featuring items such as MetroCard Christmas tree ornaments, holiday calendars, and greeting cards. Grab one for yourself or for a friend before they’re gone (and before MetroCards become collectors’ items)!
New York City token watch $79.95; NYC Subway Map backpack $44.95
Brooklyn Historical Society
Looking for truly unique and locally-crafted gifts for your friends and family? On December 7th and 8th, the Brooklyn Historical Society is holding the 2019 Handmade Collective’s Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, where a curated selection of handmade wares from independent artisans will be sold.
Food + Drink
Beer Barrel houses Downtown Brooklyn’s largest selection of both domestic and imported beers on the tap. Pick up beer, hard seltzer, or some handy drinking accessories.
Wine Freeze Cooling Cup $13.98; Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer Variety 6pk
W.C. Art & Drafting Supply Co.
Get arts-and-craftsy with supplies from W.C. Art & Drafting, where they have a wide selection of crafts materials, art projects, and classroom supplies. From art sets to puzzles, there’s something for everyone.
Art Adventure 89-pc art set $39.99; Engraving Art $7.99
Faith Art Gallery
This holiday season’s family photos need somewhere to hang from. Faith Art Gallery offers customers outstandingly beautiful, custom-crafted, creative picture frames at the best prices! No photos? No problem! Select a piece from Faith Art’s ever-rotating collection of art!
Downtown Brooklyn onesies are the perfect gift for any young Brooklynite. Get them repping their favorite neighborhood early with these fashion-forward onesies featuring the iconic DTBK cube.
Downtown Brooklyn onesie $15 (email us to buy)