This year’s Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, American Fine Craft Show, Wanted Design Holiday Market, and Artists and Fleas events have already taken place. But if you’ll be in Brooklyn in mid- or late December and wanting to do some gift shopping, you’ve got plenty of great options. Here’s a list of gift-oriented retailers and markets where you can find the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life. These stop-offs are also great for winter shopping beyond the holidays.
Are you looking for jewelry or sophisticated home decor? The one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramics at MOCIUN are among the most impressive you’ll find anywhere. If you’re worried about safely transporting any gifts you buy, MOCIUN will ship to recipients.
224 Wythe Avenue; (718) 387-3731
If you know a cheese savant in the tri-state area, a cheese club subscription from Bedford Avenue Cheese Shop may be the best gift you can buy them. Each month, they will receive a hand-selected assortment of the finest cheeses around. Bedford Avenue Cheese Shop also sells cured meats, decadent artisanal chocolate, and, for recipients far away, a selection of one-of-a-kind kitchen tools.
265 Bedford Avenue; (718) 599-7588
You won’t find much in the way of mainstream literature at Catland Books. This independent books store specializes in all things talismanic and mystical. If someone special in your life is into astrology, tarot card reading, or premium incense, pick up their Yule gifts here.
987 Flushing Avenue; (718) 418-9393
For the hat person in your life, explore Goorin Bros’ collection of classic headgear. There’s a large selection of wool options for winter the selection of classic, classy
181 Bedford Avenue; (877) HAT-1895
This independent bookstore in Greenpoint is a bit more conventional than Catland Books. It specializes in books that capture the New York ethos, explore the city’s history, or are written by New York authors. If you’re interested in a reading or craft workshop, check out the calendar of events while you’re in town.
126 Franklin Street; (718) 383-0096