Best gift shops: DUMBO

Find out where to shop for gifts in this Brooklyn neighborhood.

0

Comments

Add +
Modern: Anthology

Modern: Anthology

Critics' picks

Trunk

  • Price band: 3/4

What’s better than one designer opening a well-curated shop in Dumbo? A five-designer collective pushing locally made home goods, furniture, apparel and accessories. The stark white space looks more like an art gallery than a retailer and sells everything from Mel en Stel fingerless gloves ($75) and Charm NYC reversible wool caps ($68) to Radka Design oxidized silver orb necklaces ($96).

  1. 68 Jay St at Front St
More info

Modern:Anthology

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Proving manly apartments need not be synonymous with empty fridges and bare walls, owners John Marsala and Becka Citron have filled this rustic, wood-floored shop with rugged furniture and one-of-a-kind home decor that would lend polish to any bachelor pad. The duo was the creative force behind the DIY Network’s Man Caves series and has designed rooms for Snoop Dogg, Rainn Wilson and Guy Fieri. Their keen eye comes in handy when sourcing vintage pieces—like early-20th-century carpenter’s benches, repurposed as tables ($1,800-$2,950), and oversize brown leather Chesterfield sofas ($2,500-$4,200)—from local estate sales, antique markets and trade shows. While the shop has no shortage of indulgent splurges—including a stuffed-and-mounted fox head ($525), pillows crafted from vintage British bus-route signs ($120–$175), and plaid bedding that looks and feels like men’s shirting ($295–$445)—you’ll also find an array of glassware, reclaimed wood mirrors and vintage army blankets for less than $200.

  1. 68 Jay St between Front and Water Sts
More info

Stewart/Stand Design Store

Though the store is named for owner Theo Stewart-Stand’s line of stainless steel wallets and bags, the stock here is actually dominated by fun and unexpected kitchen accessories and gift items. Wood counters wrap around the store and hold affordable treasures with a design bent, like OCD cutting boards ($27) and Vineau ceramic carafes ($48). But some items may be too good to give away as a housewarming present, including a set of brightly colored nesting bowls ($52) and adorable matryoshka salt-and-pepper mills ($34). Like the mod space, clean-lined goods such as hyperthin, private-label woven stainless-steel wallets ($55–$150) and interlocking cuff links ($85) should please your crew of devoted design snobs and minimalists.

  1. 141A Front St at Pearl St
More info

RECOMMENDED: 100 best gift shops in New York

More shops for gifts in Dumbo, Brooklyn

The powerHouse Arena

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

PowerHouse publishes beautiful photo books, but the company's open oftlike space and gallery invites the sort of casual browsing a weekend in Dumbo requires. PowerHouse also hosts all kinds of events, including some of the hottest authors, photographers and illustrators in kid lit.

  1. 37 Main St, at Water St
More info

Dabney Lee

  • Price band: 2/4

Print loyalists will love the first brick-and-mortar store for this chic stationery brand. Dabney Lee Woglom, a Southern California native and Dumbo resident, launched her namesake design company in 2004. Since then, her products have sold in more than 2,000 retailers, including Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. The 600-square-foot space is decked out in zebra-print wallpaper and sleek white cubbies that display home goods ($6–$300) in fun prints and bright designs. Techies will delight in whimsical “Call Me Maybe”–inspired iPhone cases ($45) and monogrammed iPad covers ($80). If you’re on the hunt for unique gifts, go for personalized tote bags ($28) and Lucite picture frames ($120). You can order personalized note cards (25 for $88, 150 for $350), notepads ($40) and recipe cards in Lucite boxes ($90) from the Dabney Lee at Home collection with a ten-business-day turnaround.

  1. 45 Washington St, between Front and Water Sts
More info

Stewart/Stand

  • Price band: 2/4

Though the store is named for owner Theo Stewart-Stand’s line of stainless steel wallets and bags, the stock here is actually dominated by fun and unexpected kitchen accessories and gift items. Wood counters wrap around the store and hold affordable treasures with a design bent, like wooden puzzle-piece serving boards ($46) and wine carafes with glasses that store neatly in the top ($28). But some items may be too good to give away as a housewarming present, including a set of brightly colored nesting bowls ($40) and adorable babooshka stackable measuring cups that resemble Russian matryoshka dolls ($13). Like the mod space, clean-lined goods such as hyperthin, private-label woven stainless-steel wallets ($15–$125) and interlocking diamond-shaped cuff links ($89), along with Josh Jakus felt bags ($65–$110) should please your crew of devoted design snobs and minimalists.

  1. 141A Front St, at Pearl St
More info

Trunk

  • Price band: 3/4

What’s better than one designer opening a well-curated shop in Dumbo? A five-designer collective pushing locally made home goods, furniture, apparel and accessories. The stark white space looks more like an art gallery than a retailer and sells everything from Aimee g patchwork wool cardigans ($250) and Charm NYC reversible wool caps ($68) to Radka Design oxidized silver orb necklaces ($138). Mention TONY and get 10 percent off through December 17.

  1. 68 Jay St, between Front and Water Sts
More info

Spring

  • Price band: 2/4

Operating as half gallery, half retail shop, Spring features well-designed housewares curated by a rotating host of artists and designers. The store’s offerings include Artecnica glass and tableware ($45–$68) made from hand-cut recycled wine and beer bottles, custom silhouette portraits by Brooklyn artist Molly Dilworth ($150) and the Dandelight, a delicate lamp with real dandelion seeds individually attached to an LED bulb ($120).

  1. 126A Front St, between Jay and Pearl Sts
More info

Users say

0 comments