Best gift shops: Park Slope

Find out where to shop for gifts in this Brooklyn neighborhood.
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Photograph: Jeffery Gurwin Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
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Shopping, Gifts and stationery

Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

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After opening its doors in 2007, this popular shop relocates from Boerum Hill to a Park Slope storefront that’s more than twice the size. Owner Ann Cantrell carefully selects quirky household items, such as Mason Shaker cocktail shakers ($35) shaped like the iconic jar, Paisley Tree Press mullet-emblazoned coasters (eight for $15) and Bob’s Your Uncle vinyl collection puzzles ($27). Nostalgic foodies will adore Donkey cassette-tape–shaped cookie cutters ($16), while dog lovers can pick up Loopies woven dog cigars ($10).

Shopping, Design and interiors

Cog & Pearl

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Conceived by partners Kristin Overson and Seth Walter in the back of a cab, this bright, airy Brooklyn institution offers a multitude of handmade works. You’ll find an assortment of enviable loot from up-and-coming local designers such as gift tags by Sesame Letterpress ($1); silk-screened ties from Cyberoptic ($36); and Nerdbots' one-of-a-kind robot figurines made from discarded scrap material ($185-$300).

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Shopping, Jewelry

Homebody Boutique

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Dorothy was right: There’s no place like home—especially when your pad is decorated with hip trimmings by indie artists. This Park Slope boutique sells a whole mess of oddities to enhance the domestic life. Dinnerware, papers and stationary, wall hardware and more are all handcrafted, so you know you're getting something unique that you can treasure.

Shopping, Toys and games

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

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This mysterious shop—where you can buy such novelties as capes, X-ray goggles and gallon tins of immortality—is actually a front (and money-earner) for the nonprofit 826NYC, a kids' writing, tutoring and publishing center (a chapter of the San Francisco outfit founded by novelist Dave Eggers), hidden behind a concealed door.

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Shopping, Design and interiors

Brooklyn Mercantile

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Escape the euro and still surprise your loved ones with fresh-from-Paris goodies thanks to this cozy home shop. Snag French table runners (from $45), vintage ticking pillows ($100–$150), Palais des Thès tea samplers ($76) and Côté Bastide soaps ($26–$60). For patriotic types, martini shakers ($48–$55) support the all-American ritual of cocktail hour.

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