Look, there’s no excuse for giving lackluster gift cards to your family and friends this Christmas. Why? Because we live in a city where there are over a dozen amazing holiday markets and what feels like a bazillion holiday pop-ups chock-full of unique and budget-friendly gifts.
RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York
Yesterday, we reminded you that Etsy’s Handmade Holiday Cavalcade is open for the season, but the last-minute bazaars don’t stop there. Feminist mag BUST is also known for its DIY sensibility, so it’s no surprise that the media brand is hosting a giant craft extravaganza this weekend, which highlights some of the best handmade goods out there.
The $3 admission fee grants you access to hundreds of sellers peddling everything from vegan beauty products to restored vintage duds. Pop in to build your own flower crown, make holiday greeting cards, take an ugly Christmas sweater selfie, get a holiday manicure and more. There will also be food and booze for purchase. And here’s an added bonus to get there early: The first 300 guests receive free swag.
It all goes down at the Brooklyn Expo Center (79 Franklin St) this Saturday and Sunday (Dec 10 and Dec 11) from 11am to 7pm.