2021 DTBK Holiday Gift Guide
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December 02, 2021
Downtown Brooklyn has everything the most ambitious holiday shopper could ever wish for, and our DTBK insiders (DBP staff!) have again put their heads together to bring you recommendations from their favorite spots. If you’re wondering what to get your friends, family, or that lucky Secret Santa recipient, here are some ideas to get you crossing those names off your list.
For the Coffee Lover
Women in Coffee - Subscription, $21.50
Coffee with a purpose. Devoción has sourced coffee from independent female farmers in Colombia, highlighting extraordinary coffee produced by women in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Cafec Flower Pour-Over Kit Gift $59.00
A perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. This brewing set from Coffee Project NYC includes:
• Cafec Flower Dripper, 4-cup
• Cafec Osmostic Flow Paper Filter, Light Roast
• Roaster’s Choice Coffee, 10oz
For the Book Lovers
McNally Editions Subscription, $81
Subscribe to McNally Editions now and receive the entire first season for 25% off (free shipping in the U.S. too)
Signed Copies, $15.95 - $35
Also at McNally Jackson are exclusive copies and personalized books for the true fan.
“ABC’s for the Little g’s” Board Book, $16.95
This one for the cool kids — an alternate way to learn the ABCs by infusing the alphabet with a dose of sneaker culture. Sold at City Point’s We are Little Giants, the book is great for children of the modern day family… fly but still fun.
Center for Fiction Membership, $180/year
Give the gift of an annual membership to the Center for Fiction for discounts on bookstore purchases, event tickets, reading groups, writing workshops, and more!
For the Home
Seasonal Fresh and Dry Flower Arrangement, $85
Debutea Garden’s unique seasonal flower arrangements enhances the home and adds some flair to the dining room table for the holidays. Order ahead and pick it up at their 71 Smith St location.
Revolution Champagne Flute, Set of 2 – UrbanGlass, $90
The Revolution Collection from UrbanGlass is strikingly simple in form, created from a pure extrusion of hand-blown glass, combining two glasses into one.
For the Fashion + Beauty Gurus
Stronger Hoodie, $69.99
Making it through 2021 is something to celebrate. In what has been another year of overcoming obstacles, it’s important to be reminded of our resilience. This Stronger Hoodie from Da Spot does just that!
Infinite Potential T-Shirt, $25
Send that positivity to the whole family. Get this Infinite Potential T-shirt for kids, at We are Little Giants.
Body Care Bundle, $55
Available at Beautiful Amore, all products are plant-based, vegan and made with love! Give the gift of healthy skin with this bundle that includes soap, body butter, and hair and body oil.
Red Carpet Makeover, $85
What’s better than the gift of glam? Make them feel their best with this makeover service from Honey Cosmetics, located on Livingston Street. This treatment includes their signature quick lash application and a free wand gloss.
Long & Short Barbershop Gift Card
Everyone can appreciate looking good and feeling good, so give someone you love the gift of grooming! Gift cards can be used when booking an appointment or paying at the shop so go ahead and find some of the best barbers at the Livingston St location, right here in Downtown Brooklyn.
For the Movie Lovers
Alamo Drafthouse Gift Cards, $15 - $150
Good for movie tickets, food and drinks, a gift card from Alamo Drafthouse is a great gift for the movie buff who has been waiting to get back to the big screen experience. This DTBK favorite is in the perfect location at City Point.
For the Arts + Crafts Enthusiasts
Futura Craft Station, $185
Great for drawing or crafting this stylish table will excite the creative person on your list. The tabletop adjusts up to 35° to give the perfect angle to create their next masterpiece! Find it at Blick Art Materials on Flatbush.
Making in the Moment Pottery Wheel, $39.99
It’s never too early to introduce pottery to your little ones! With additional paint and 14 different sculpting tools, your child’s imagination can go wild! The air-dry clay makes it super easy and fun to use! Check it out at CAMP.
For those with a sweet-tooth
Box of Choco Kisses, $15 - $28
Give this one to someone special. This delightful treat from The Flo Kiss at Dekalb Market Hall is an Italian meringue coated in white, dark or milk chocolate and covered in fun toppings. Buy a box of 6 or 12 and make someone in your life feel just as sweet inside.
Junior’s Dessert Cookbook, $21.95
Give the gift of over 75 delicious desserts just like the ones served at the iconic Junior’s Restaurant. Recipes include specialty ice cream sundaes and shakes, chocolate egg creams, Junior’s delicious cakes and cheesecakes, and more.
For the wine and whiskey connoisseurs
Monthly Wine Club, $70/month
It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long! Give a curated selection of wines including a red, a white, and either rosé or bubbly from Depanneur Wines on Livingston Street. Sign up for 6 months and receive 10% off in-store purchases.
Wasmund’s Barrel Kit, $125
For the casual mixologist or whiskey connoisseur, this kit from Urban Uncorked, includes:
• Two-liter charred American White Oak mini-barrel
• Two 750ml bottles of one of our brilliant cask strength (124 proof) spirits: Wasmund’s Single Malt Spirit OR Wasmund’s Rye Spirit
• Detailed instructions and FAQ sheet
• Barrelhead Club registration card
Barrels are intended to be used for multiple fills, with the layers of flavors and complexities evolving with each use. This gift is sure to please for many years (and drinks) to come.
For the Culture Vulture
Lucky recipients of a BRIC’s House Membership will get first glimpses at upcoming events and have access to BRIC’s exclusive programming and year-round activities, including the annual BRIC JazzFest, monthly poetry slams, and much more!
Mark Morris Dance Group
The Mark Morris Dance Center offers affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, and abilities with a mission to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.
Holiday Market at Brooklyn Commons
Downtown Brooklyn’s very own holiday market will be open December 1-24, from 11am-6pm Wednesdays - Sundays. Find the perfect gifts at this open air market celebrating creative and artisanal vendors.
The Holiday Maker’s Show at CityPoint
Every weekend until Christmas, experience an immersive and festive marketplace curated by The Maker’s Show, which aims to keep resources in local economies and supporting businesses owned by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, and other underrepresented groups. You can visit the Holiday Makers show every Fri-Sun up until Christmas.