The 2018 Downtown Brooklyn Holiday Gift Guide
December 18, 2018
With Christmas just a week away, it’s time to shift your shopping into high gear! But fear not - all the gifts anyone could want are right here in DTBK. While the area’s status as a retail destination is long-established, there are a host of newcomers bringing new flavor (sometimes, literally) to the neighborhood. Happy shopping, and happy holidays!
For the creative
Shopping for someone artsy? Consider a hand-blown glass creation from UrbanGlass|Ware, where items range from jewelry to housewares and each piece is unique. Not only will you be shopping small, you’ll also help support local artists.
For the more hands-on, check out the brand new Blick Art Materials at 41 Flatbush Ave (The Pioneer Building). With supplies for every kind of art, you could spark someone’s creativity or add fuel to an existing practice. Or get crafty yourself and make a homemade keepsake that they’ll never forget.
For the coffee lover
Who doesn’t have a coffee aficionado in their life? Brooklyn-based Devoción sells their farm-fresh coffee via their website, and they promise their beans are no older than 30 days.
If you know someone who’s looking to get their hands dirty, new neighbor, Coffee Project NY, offers coffee brewing classes to teach you the basics. Get under the hood and learn about the science behind making great coffee. We’ve even got a discount!
For the fitness fanatic
Two of our other new neighbors offer a variety of options for staying healthy. Chelsea Piers Fitness recently opened their first Brooklyn location, right here at 33 Bond. Gift a membership that includes access to their state-of-the-art facilities, classes, social events, and more.
Meanwhile, London-based At Your Beat also set up shop at City Point, bringing their acclaimed dance fitness classes to DTBK. Give a membership to your favorite dance floor superstar and support our British friends in their endeavor to make working out more fun and inclusive.
For the theater critic
Not only does BAM host Apple events, they also show world-class performances and theater, as well as screen both current and classic movies. Give the gift of a membership that includes discounts on shows and screenings, early access, and more goodies for the entertainment-lover in your life.
Looking for something a little more specific? Choose an event to bring someone to, such as Theatre for a New Audience’s next production, About Alice. Tickets are now on sale for performances throughout January and February.
For the foodie
Downtown Brooklyn’s food options seem to grow every day, but the classics never get old. Whether you’re sending it across the country or bringing it to a holiday gathering, Junior’s Cheesecake is never a bad idea. Grab a fork and support a local institution that’s been around for almost a century.
If cheesecake isn’t in the cards you can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine. Let the experts at Wright & Goebel help you select a bottle and use our holiday deal to save money - maybe splash out on something fancy!
For everyone else
Still looking for ideas? The NY Transit Museum, located right here in the neighborhood, has a variety of transit-themed gifts. And, while the quirks of the subway are totally devoid of charm these days, the museum’s quirky gifts are delightful and unique.
Last but not least, rep your favorite NYC neighborhood with some limited edition DBP merch. From t-shirts to onesies, get the whole family kitted out in the cube. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order!