Look no further than your own backyard for great gifts.

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1. USAGI: Lund London Bottle.  Bold, stylish and made to last, with sustainable materials and a design that keeps liquids piping hot for 12 hours or icy cold for 24! $35
2. TWO KIDS AND A DOG: Djeco Get Creative With Paper Hugs. Create sweet, tender designs! Recommended for kids 3-6 years old. $19.99
3. LUCKY RISOGRAPH: ‘Petit Fours’ Print. This four color risograph print by Elizabeth Goodspeed is a delightful cornucopia of sweets. $30
4. THE MODERN CHEMIST: Everybody Tissue BoxBring some whimsy and color to flu and cold season! $42
5. TWO KIDS AND A DOG: 4M Crystal Growing Magical Unicorn Crystal TerrariumA wonderful, creative product for kids who love science and unicorns. $29.99
6. VALRHONA: Advent CalendarBetween deliciously coated dried fruits, small black and white Christmas subjects or pralines, discover 24 days of chocolate delicacies. $24.99
7. AEGIR BOARDWORKS: Skate Lessons. Aegir’s team of talented local skaters teach beginners young and old the foundations of shredding. Available after school and weekendsFrom $40
8.TWO KIDS AND A DOG: Squish Alive Fluff ButterThe most pliable, most stretchy, most sublime material you’ve ever laid your hands on! $19.99
9. POWERHOUSE ARENA: Say It/Cuéntalo. Say It urges everyone to speak their truth, to share their feelings, and get it off their chests! Whatever is on your mind, whatever is burdening your soul, SAY IT! Available in English and in Spanish. Dropping Nov 21. $18.99
10. FLOW JUGGLE: Diabolo Yo-YoA diabolo, sometimes called “Chinese Yo-Yo” is indoor and outdoor fun, guaranteed for all ages and levels! $30
11.TWO KIDS AND A DOG: Mini Voice Changer. All kinds of fun await with this. $22
12. CITY CHEMIST: Color Brooklyn by Jake Rose. $14.95

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NYC DUMBO Improvement District - Community + Small Business - 2023 DUMBO Gift Guide for the stylish dumbonian

1. IKI KIMONO: Dark Green Bamboo Pongee Haori. Hand sown, Mid Shōwa Period (1950s) in a lightweight Pongee silk. $265

2. SALON DUMBO: L’Anza Wellness CBD Shampoo. CBD Revive Shampoo enriches strands with a gentle, lightweight formula. An aromatherapy blend of essential oils awakens the senses & leaves hair refreshed. Also contains Gugo Bark to help revitalize dry scalp. $42

3. ADINA EDEN: Solid Snake Looped Drop Stud Earring. Bring some bling to your holiday outfit with these striking, 14K Gold Plated earrings. $68

4. THEA GRANT: Lockets & Custom Engraving. Shop Thea Grant’s assortment of Vintage and antique lockets in silver, gold, gold fill and brass. Custom engraving available in the moment! In store only. $50 to $800

5. TWO NEW YORK: Two-Pocket Caftan. A two pocket modern + chic caftan in a beautiful green and lavender stripe, this is an easy versatile piece to wear on its own, or as a cover up on your next holiday. $430
6. MELISSA JOY MANNING: DIY Custom Necklace. DIY Custom Necklace. Build your own customized necklace with Melissa’s curated selection of chains and charms! In store only. Starts at $120
7. SELECT VINTAGE: Essentials Black Blazer. The Select Vintage team sources the best styles from around world. They’ll pick a blazer just for you from their limited supply of one-of-a-kind designs. Each piece is unique. $95
8. FRONT GENERAL STORE: Moroccan Babouche Slippers. Cozy chic, these genuine leather slippers are handmade in Morocco. $40
9. GLAM EXPRESSWAY: Blue Paisley Quilted Jacket. You’d be hard-pressed to find a jacket with an easier shape, more versatile weight or inherent sense of cool than this sporty, zippered number. $85
10. BY MARA: ILY Sign Beanie. So Chill, Beanie! Stay warm while looking cool with a By Mara ILY in sign language logo. This cozy and fitted beanie offers all-day warmth and comfort with its soft, knitted design cuffed opening with an ILY sign patch. One size fits most. $30
11. RODD & GUNN: Endeavour Spirit Sneaker. Classic, go-with-anything sneaker made from the softest bovine nubuck leather and flexible sole. $145
12. ART OF FACES: Silver Sequin & Navy Blue Gown. A handmade statement piece accentuated by silver sequins embellishments with a sheath silhouette that beautifully cascades from the waist to the floor in a full length hem, and a 4 way stretch to perfectly fit your curves. $320
13. YESAET: Maaza Skirt. This bestseller spells sustainable luxury, expertly handloomed to size by Ethiopian artisans. This zero waste garment is timeless, versatile and sustainably chic. $575
14. THEA GRANT: Sapphire and Diamond Platinum-set Halo Ring. This 1920s Art Deco stunner features a .70 carat transitional cut natural diamond channel set and surrounded by a halo of French-cut sapphires. $2450
15. GLAM EXPRESSWAY: Green Dyed Long Sleeve Top. Ribbed, with a high neck and a beautiful Kelly green and black tie dye fabric, this long sleeve shirt has lots of stretch, This all weather, all season top looks chic tucked in or worn out so the styling options are endless. $65
16. EMERALD GEM EXCHANGE: Jade Bracelet. A symbol of purity and serenity, wear this beautiful Jade bracelet and feel your mind soothed and stimulated. $388
17. CROWLEY VINTAGE: Vintage Ties. Sean sources the best vintage ties from around the world. With an array of colors and styles, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your outfit. $30 – $60
18. FLUEVOG: Duesy Chunky Sneaker. Paving the way for the 1930s automobile-inspired Soul Speed family, The Duesy cruises onto the scene as a sneaker unlike any that John and team have produced before. $369
19. THE TAGUA: Vegetable Ivory Rings & Bracelets. Handmade in Colombia from Tagua seeds. $Varies
20. REDBEARD BIKES: A Bike Fitting for a Custom Bike! A Bike Fitting for a Custom Bike! Whether you’re getting your first bike or your forever bike or both — it all begins with a bike fitting with Redbeard Bikes. We’ll use your bike fit numbers to design and build you a custom bike, such as the Mosaic RT-1 ITR in the photo. To request a bike fitting for yourself, please fill out the form at www.redbeardbikes.com. To request a bike fitting for your favorite cyclist, please email hi@redbeardbikes.com. $450
21. BACI: Back Tie Cotton Blend Vest. This versatile open vest is designed to elevate your outfit with its unique details and chic appeal. Designed and made in Italy. $212
22. YESAET: Biskut Eco Fleece Kimono. Get your cozy x style on in Biskut, their oversized, Eco-certified, reversible! fleece kimono cardi–perfect for travel and staycations alike. $425
23. 2ND STREET VINTAGE: Designer Bags. Stop in to 2nd Street Vintage to peruse their ongoing collection of vintage designer bags. $ Varies
24. ANDIE SWIM: The Mykonos One Piece. A perfect plunge designed to make you look and feel like a million bucks. The Mykonos is what they like to call a ‘swim-vestment’. $118
25. MAREI: Isadora Earrings. The Isadora Earrings by Angie Marei feature brilliant-cut round and marquise-shaped red garnets in luxurious 18-karat yellow gold settings. These versatile earrings can be worn two ways. The name of the gemstone “Garnet” comes from the Latin word for the jewel-like pomegranate seeds “granatum.” Used as an ancient Egyptian talisman, Garnet was used to protect and promote good health and fertility. Today the Garnet is known as the January birthstone. $3,000

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1. BROOKLYN SPACE CO: Persistence Modern Wingback Accent Chair. Poised with a high wingback and a playful silhouette, Persistence Modern Accent Chair will be a graceful, pretty addition to any room. Gold-tipped wooden legs give it a classic touch, and its curvy armrests make it a true armchair, allowing you to really settle in comfortably. $1,399.

2. MARK JUPITER: Dumbo Stump. A statement piece from Dumbo’s legendary furniture maker, the Stump is available in all standard finishes, with custom sizes and finishes upon request. $Varies.

3. VISO PROJECT: Cotton Blanket 0102. Made of a mix of Egyptian and recycled cotton, these blankets are characterized by their soft feel and easy weight. Featuring our exclusive graphic ladybug design in contrasting army green and pink, this blanket adds a splash of color wherever it’s placed. Meant to be used often and well, at home or for travel, it is both comfortable and cute. $260.

4. WEST ELM: Harway Nightstand. Inspired by monolith architecture, this sophisticated drawer will elevate any space. $499.

5. NATURAL SELECTION: Templo Lamp. A lamp that explores architectural typologies and their symbolism seen through memory, mixing past, present, and future. Handmade by Algo Studios from Monterrey Mexico. In store only. $650.

6. PLUM: Nesting Bowls. Five apple green, handmade ceramic nesting bowls. Sold as a set. In store only. $345.

7. M COLLECTION:  Alrø Throw. The Alrø Throw is made from 100% worsted wool and is named from a small Danish island. This design is timeless, understated and minimal. $195.

8. IT’S A GREEN TREE. The miniTREE. Designed by Dumbo artist Davide Cantoni, this beautifully designed, flat pack, plywood tree is an artistic (and infinitely customizable!) response to holiday tree waste. $80.

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1. BEEPUBLIC: Beeswax Candle. A gift from nature, beeswax candles burn longer and brighter than other candles. 100% cruelty free, in a variety of cute designs. In store only. $15.

2. 20×200: Art Nouveau Tea Towels. Three vibrant cotton tea towel designs featuring the work of E.A. Séguy, a French designer during the Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements of the 1920s. The tea towel measures 19”x28” and is made of 100% cotton. $24.

3. GLAM EXPRESSWAY: Saint Candles. A divine collection of pop star candles. Burn these candles and let your space be blessed with the aura of these musical saints. Choose from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, or Rihanna. In store only. $25.

4. HUDSON WILDER: Tecnica Egg Cup. Precision milled from aircraft grade aluminum. Available in three anodized finishes: Silver, Rose Gold, Black. $65.

5.  JANE’S CAROUSEL. Jane’s Carousel, by Jane Walentas. The story of one woman’s remarkable 25-year odyssey to restore the beloved carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Available for purchase in person at the Carousel. $68.

6. POWERHOUSE ARENA. DUMBO: The Making of a New York Neighborhood by Paul Goldberger. The illustrated history of a seminal New York  neighborhood–a story of birth, decline, and renewal, of high design, of grit and glamour–a tale of real estate wrangling, of art, of commerce. $65.

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1. ODDFELLOWS: Holiday Dessert Table. A five-pint stunner, featuring Fudgy Tiramisu, Frosted Sugar Cookie, Wild Berry Crumble, Carrot Cake Cheesecake, & S’mores Brownie. $69.99.

2. DEVOCIÓN: Kinto Travel Mug. The Kinto Travel Tumbler is designed for people who lead a conscious and flexible lifestyle—for those who appreciate the subtle flavors of single origin coffee and tea. The vacuum insulated tumbler has great heat and cold retention, and maintains the aroma and flavor of drinks for a long time. $44.

3. ZARUMA GOLD COFFEE: Chocolate Covered Pineapple. Luscious fruit, coated in 55% Ecuadorian chocolate, made with cacao fino de aroma, the world’s finest cacao beans of which Ecuador is the number one producer. $7.99.

4. FUNNY FACE BAKERY: NYC Holiday Starter Pack. These NYC-inspired, epically decorated, festive cookies are perfect for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and more. $54.

5. DAWN’S ‘TIL DUSK: Holiday cookie tray. A selection of Dawn’s classic cookie flavors and holiday specials. $80.

6. JACQUES TORRES CHOCOLATE. Candy Cane Hot Chocolate. Jacques famous classic hot chocolate with a festive twist for the ultimate holiday cup. $26.50. 

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1. BROMPTON: A Line Bicycle. From A to B. The essential Brompton. The ride, the compact fold, the easy-to-store. $1,150.

2. GET SPEKS: Crags Magnetic Putty. The mess-free, oddly satisfying magnetic fidget putty aids the release of pent-up, excess energy. $24.95.

3. BROOKLINEN: Super Plush Towel Set. Brooklinen’s best-selling weave, Super Plush, is over-the-top soft and luxurious, perfect for someone looking to turn their bathroom into an oasis. Set includes two bath sheets and two hand towels. $148.

4. BIOLITE: Fire Pit. Enjoy the warmth, smell, crackle, and feel of a wood campfire, without any of the smoke. BioLite’s latest upgrade to the award-winning BioLite FirePit creates hyper-efficient flames with patented airflow technology and gives you a front-row seat to the magic thanks to the X-Ray mesh body. $299.95.

5. RENT THE RUNWAY: Membership. For less than the price of one new outfit, you can rent multiple designer styles for everything from work to special occasions. $Varies.

PLUS! Etsy Holiday Shop! DYK, Etsy is headquartered on Prospect Street!

6. TUSHY: Classic 3.0 Bidet. Their best-selling bidet attachment, now with a slimmer design, easier installation and improved nozzle spraying. $129.

7. KLAW Footwear: KLAW 528 Sneaker. “The best waterproof walking sneakers” says People Magazine. Superior arch support, exceptional cushioning and APMA-approved, in four colorways. $155.


BONUS: ETSY HOLIDAY SHOP! Did you know Etsy is headquartered on Prospect Street?

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1. SMACK MELLON: Archival Print Series. Support Smack Mellon’s Exhibitions, Artist Studio residency, and Art Ready teen programs with the purchase of a signed, limited-edition artist’s print! Each 11 x 14” archival inkjet print is signed by the artist, and every purchase champions our mission to nurture and support a diverse group of emerging, under-recognized mid-career, and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work. $280

2. ART WISE: Roy Lichtenstein, Interior with Skyline, Collage for Painting, 2000. Offset lithograph measuring 38.5 x 51.25 inches. Open edition reproduction of Interior with Skyline, Collage for Painting by Roy Lichtenstein, published for an exhibition of his work in Rome in the year 2000. $250

3. CENTER FOR CUBAN STUDIES / CUBAN ART SPACE: Handpainted bottle. A hand painted Havana Club rum bottle by Cuban artist José Fuster. In store only. $225

4. 20×200. The All is a Miracle Dreidel by Julia Elsas. Standing approximately 3.5″ wide and 2.75″ tall on the base, each dreidel is uniquely one-of-a-kind and handmade by Brooklyn artist Julia Elsas. In an effort to honor the traditional dreidel game as well as celebrate the Hanukkah holiday, Julia also sought to create a sculptural object to be displayed all year ‘round. And of course, they spin! $225


50+ artists open up their studios for the afternoon with gift-ready art. In partnership with the Dumbo X Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market. Pick up a map of participating studios at the Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market in the Dumbo Archway. More details here.

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1. LE CHIEN BLEU: LCB Merino Wool Sweater. This simple & luxurious merino wool sweater is naturally lightweight, water-resistant, odor-reducing, and antimicrobial. $59.99.

2. HOUNDS TOWN: Spa Day. Deluxe Bath, Blow Dry, & Nail Trim. Call 917.909.1842 to book! Starting at $25.

3. LO MEIN COLLECTION: Saki Dog Bowl. Cute and stylish! $19.99.

4. LA CATRINA FLOWER STUDIO: Holiday wreath. Gorgeous, handmade custom wreaths made by proprietor Magdalena Levy. $Varies.

5. OH MY MILLIE: Waggy Happy Tee Shirt. This is a straight up #mooooood. Tell people which floofer you’re feeling by pointin’ to your t and that’s all you gotta say for the day. This shirt is 100% cotton and all you gotta do is machine wash, tumble dry low. $44.99.

6. DUMBO HARDWARE: Frog Shaped Planter. Add some whimsy to your indoor garden with this cute frog planter. $19.99.

7. PLUM: Planter. Large, handmade, ceramic planter with bold black and white triangles. In store only. $150.

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1. GLEASON’S GYM: Boxing Lessons. Train at North America’s most legendary gym. Gift Certificates can be customized to cover any combination of membership, lessons, and merchandise. Call 718-797-2872 for more info and to make a purchase, or order online. $Varies.

2. AREA 53: Next-level laser tag experience. Between games, take a break and catch your breath in the second-floor lounge which has seating for your group and game tables for you to enjoy, as well as the ability to order catering for you and your group! $Varies.

3. LEGACY: Vinyl Listening Party. Share the Legacy Experience with those closest to you. Invite a handful of friends, neighbors or loved ones over for an intimate get together. Be guided by the soundscape of our personal music collection – you can even bring some of your favorite records from home. Contact LegacyVinyl@Pm.Me to book. $Varies.

4. SPEAKITALY: Italian Cooking Classes. Lots of amazing options for kids + adults. Learn how to cook some great Italian dishes + impress your guests for dinner. $Varies.

5. CREATIVELY WILD: Private Art Lessons. Fully customizable to the medium you’re interested in, as well as length of time and number of students. A two hour session for two is $275.

6. BEAT THE BOMB: Team Games Gift Card. Pay for your friends and loved ones to #GetBlasted this holiday season. An hour-long, immersive video game experience, featuring five awesome games, and The World’s Largest Paint Bomb!  $Varies.

7. LOOP OF THE LOOM: Zen Weaving Intro Session. Learn to felt, weave and spin at NYC’s only SOARI weaving studio. $75.

8. PIANO LESSONS. Group and private lessons for all levels await at Koko Music & Absolute Piano. $Varies.

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