Our shopping list is almost embarrassingly long this year – the lineup for our third annual Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar is incredibly talented and really has something for everyone. Whether you’re shopping for your stylish wife, your adorable baby niece, your hard-to-please dad or your furry friend, we’ve got you covered. We have rounded up 25 awesome gift ideas for her, him and kids – all under $100. And if you’re not in Brooklyn this week, no worries, you can shop our holiday picks online as well!
Turquoise Geometric Vase | Rabbit & Dragon, $55
Leather Tassel Key Chain | 8.6.4, $48
Scope Art Print | Christine Joy Design, starting at $28
Cyprus Necklace | Lockhard Wrks, #$60
You Are Magic Pendant | Rayo & Honey, $30
Montana Blue Raindrop Earrings | Sparkle Farm, $24
Emily Leather Pouch | Gift Shop Brooklyn, $62
Sweet Treats Set of 8 Notecards | Hart Paper Co, $20
Handmade vintage map sketchbook | Cocooncat Books, starting at $13
With You I’m Home limited edition woodcut art print | Heartell Press, $40
DIY Slate Wall Clock | Simply Nu, $86
Eros sunglasses | Tabulae Eyewear, starting at $79
Rock Climber beanie | WOOLN, $65
Brooklyn City Sign kit | Boundless Brooklyn, $22
Beard and Hair Treatment | Flynn & King, $35
FOR KIDS & BABIES
Sewable tech DIY kit | Blink Blink, $59
Latin American Food tee | Jumping Birds, $26
The Chalk People wooden dolls set | Goose Grease, $32
Empathy Activity Kit | Happy Heart Kid, $39.95
Organic Cotton Reindeer Ornaments | Simply Nu, $23.50
Mermaid Fascinator Hair Clip | Brooklyn Owl, 14
Unisex Kurta Shirt | MUNY, $44
Mini Penguin crochet stuffed animal | Fairyland Amigurumi, $11
AND FOR YOUR FURRY FRIEND…
Catnip Mice | Kitty Jones, $12
Found Leash – Profits donated to Found My Animal | Rescue Chocolate, $54
Guess what – this Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Yet another reason to come by Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar this weekend! If you’re far away, you can find all these unique gift ideas online – just click on the images for links.
Remember when we told you about the Kallio workSHOP kickstarter campaign a few months ago? They were able to make their dream shop a reality, and this week you have a great opportunity to check out their multi-purpose space and find unique gifts for your loved one. Through Saturday, Feb 14th at 7pm, they’re featuring a Valentine’s pop up shop with a fantastic selection of local designers. We are super excited to be a part of it!
The Valentine’s Pop Up event features cool gift ideas from ACME suds, Antidote, Dia Living, DLC, Domel smithFengShui, Gamma Folk, Kordal, Najla Lingerie, Nettie Kent, Patriae, Quine Floral, SKT Ceramics and StudyNY. Here’s a peek of what you’ll find:
My two favorite little people came with me – it was so cool to show them the space where their awesome flannel hoodies are made.
Kallio workSHOP is located at the corner of S. 1st Street and Roebling Street in Williamsburg. After you do your shopping, we recommend getting a bite at Saltie a couple of blocks away.
Just a few days til Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar! At our annual holiday event you can find cool gift ideas for everyone on your list – and sip complimentary cocktails, try delicious food from different local restaurants, get creative at the car2go ornament design contest… all while your kiddos get crafty with Curious Jane. Don’t forget to get everything gift wrapped for free before you leave, and get goofy at the Dear Family photo booth. We have rounded up 22 unique picks from participating artisans for Ladies, Gents and Kids – from $5 to $115.
Goree African Wax Print Cloth Napkins set of 4 – osxnasozi, $40
Labradorite Round Braided Gold Vermeil Pendant Necklace – Rock That Gem, $115
Panda Cubs Limited Edition Print Watercolor – Wandering Laur, $23
Lemongrass Gift Box – Limegreen, $50
Leather Wallet – Ena Colours, $68
Wrist Cuff – Jen Cogliantry Handmade, $80
Robust Rescue Dark Chocolate Bar – Rescue Chocolate, $10
The Original Beard Brush – Bittle & Burley, $55
Montauk Point Lighthouse Print – I Lost My Dog, $20
Brooklyn Navy Yard 1801 – Pursuit of NY, $26
Laser-cut Coasters – NoDá Design Studio, $25
Kern County Fedora – Goorin Bros, $75
Canvas and Black Denim Shave Bag – Bittle & Burley, $42
The Smith Backpack – State Bags, $110
The Adventuring Book Pack – Home Grown Books, $19.95
Dumpling Infant Lap Tee – Plate & Pencil, $22
Crayon / Pencil Art Rolls – Bugsella for Brooklyn Makers, $10
ABC Pencil Pillow – Jumping Birds, $30
Seed Paper Blooming Confetti – Lovewild Design, $5
Tic Tac Toe Wood Set – NoDá Design Studio, $25
Cashmere Baby Elf Hat – Snuggly Ugly, $30
Sparkle Unicorn Horn – Brooklyn Owl, $20
Get shopping and support local entrepreneurs while you’re at it! Hope you can come by our Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar on December 14th. If you’re far away, you can find all these gift ideas online. Just click on the images for links.
We came across Rock That Gem on instagram a few months ago and we were instantly drawn by the bright colors and clean lines of their gorgeous jewelry. As you can tell from their name, natural stones are the centerpiece of their designs. These understated necklaces, rings and earrings will give a major style boost to any outfit.
Park Slope based designer Molly Clarke has been working with gems for a long time. You could say she’s kind of a gem wizard. A graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), she spent five of her nine years in the jewelry industry as a gemstone grader and buyer. “Searching through parcels of gems, I would seek out only the loveliest stones to be used in jewelry — the ones with proportions that showcased the color and beauty of each gem in the best possible way. This awareness for detail and love for gems has lead to Rock That Gem, a line of gemstone jewelry where the beauty of the stone is the focus.”
Because of their nature, each Rock That Gem piece is unique. At $50-$120, they’re a fairly affordable gift idea for someone you love – which of course can be yourself.
You can check out their stunning gemstone jewelry in person at Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar on December 14th. Shop online at the Rock That Gem etsy shop.
Now that’s a card that won’t end up in the recycling bin. At NoDá Design Studio they are inspired by the combination of technology and hand-finished items, which in their case results in beautiful laser-cut products with a lot of detail and personality. Sounds fun, right? How about a game of tic tac toe?
Carolina Noborikawa and Esteban Dávila design and produce their unique home goods, greeting cards, games and accessories in their Flatbush studio. They mainly work with sustainable wood and other eco-friendly materials. “We think it’s a great way to incorporate our design into our society while reducing the use natural resources. We’ve also decided to use non-toxic stains and finishes in our products. The reasons being that some of our products’ end user may include children, and it also allows us to work from our home studio while preserving our indoor air quality.”
We love the intricate detail that they’re able to achieve with the precision of the laser. We have our eye on these stunning coasters:
Don’t miss NoDá Design Studio at our upcoming Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar on December 14th. You can shop online at Laser Eye Shop.
The moral of the story of how Rescue Chocolate came about is that eating chocolate for breakfast is a great idea. Founder Sarah Gross had her aha! moment as she was munching on some chocolate one morning. She was getting ready to walk her dog, Mocha, which she had adopted a few months before. “Suddenly it occurred to me: why not put together my two loves? How about developing a scrumptious new dark chocolate line, selling it, and donating the profits to animals in need?”
In full disclosure, at the time Sarah was working part-time at Gnosis, a raw chocolate company in Queens, so eating chocolate for breakfast was kind of like working from home. At Gnosis, she had developed a best-selling flavor, so she definitely had the chocolate knowledge necessary to launch an amazing-tasting line. She teamed up with executive chef Jean Francois Bonnet at Tumbador, which produces Rescue Chocolate’s delectable vegan bars.
Each flavor sheds light on a different problem caused by the pet “overpopulation” epidemic. You’ll find Peanut Butter Pit Bull (crispy peanut butter and chocolate, countering the negative public image of the pit bull-type dogs), Forever Mocha (hazelnut praline and coffee, highlighting ways to help people make and honor a lifetime commitment to their pets), or The Fix (plain 66%, highlighting the importance of spay and neuter)
Growing up, Sarah volunteered at her local animal shelter. Before she adopted Mocha, she didn’t consider having a pet – her lease didn’t allow pets in the apartment. But when she saw Mocha’s picture online, “Mocha’s eyes stuck with me“. Now Rescue Chocolate is a growing company donating 100% of net profits to animal rescue organizations around the country. They just introduced Robust Rescue, a line of pure dark chocolate that uses only two ingredients: cacao and sugar.
You will find Rescue Chocolate at Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar on December 14th. You can also shop online at rescuechocolate.com