Coral & Tusk embroidered pillow, $80, at Cog & Pearl
Leafcutter Designs cocktail dice, $18, at Cog & Pearl
Pollen Arts “Vaseline” beeswax candle, $9; and Pollen Arts “Poison” beeswax candle, $29, both at Cog & Pearl
Brooklyn Slate cheese board, $30, at By Brooklyn
Gowanus Furniture Co. wine holder, $38, at By Brooklyn
By Brooklyn “Fuhgettaboutit” shot glass, $6 (or four for $20); and By Brooklyn “Oy vey!” shot glass, $6 (or four for $20), both at By Brooklyn
Found My Animal Handmade dog leash, $56-$66, at Dry Goods NY
Armor Lux striped scarf, $54, at Dry Goods NY
Pendleton 5th Avenue Glacier Park throw, $138; Pendleton Sunrise Song heritage blanket, $228; Pendleton Racine Woolen Mills tribute #2 blanket, $228; all at Dry Goods NY
Joyce Francis colored Lucite boxes, $300 each, at Blue Tree
Hand-carved UFO cameo, $3,000, at Blue Tree
Mozartkugel music box, $125, at Blue Tree
Jonathan Adler brass owl letter-opener, $98, at Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler bubblegum pop candle, $38, at Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler Mrs. & Mrs. Muse salt and pepper shakers, $48; and Jonathan Adler Mr. & Mr. Muse salt and pepper shakers, $48, at Jonathan Adler
James McDonald NYC typographic map in Queens, $25; and James McDonald NYC typographic map in Brooklyn, $25, both at Site NYC
Colorblock mortar and pestle in aqua, $38, at Site NYC
Owners Kristin Overson and Seth Walter curate the selection of quirky goods at this Park Slope store, where you’ll find stylish apparel, jewelry, unique home goods and more. Pick up embroidered pillows by Coral & Tusk ($80) or one-of-a-kind beeswax candles molded from vintage jars and bottles by Pollen Arts ($9–$29) for a design-conscious family member. If you need a cool hostess gift for a holiday party, forgo a bottle of wine for a pair of cocktail dice by Leafcutter Designs ($18), which are printed with various ingredients for fun drink combinations.
This small shop is stocked wall to wall with items made by local artisans, including home goods, apparel, accessories and jewelry. You’ll find an especially robust collection of gifts geared toward people who love entertaining, including a Brooklyn Slate cheese board ($30), a wine-bottle holder by Gowanus Furniture Co. ($38), and the shop’s own brand shot and pint glasses ($6–$11) emblazoned with only-in–New York phrases like Oy Vey! and Fuhgettaboutit.
Send your Pinterest-addicted friends into a posting frenzy with offbeat finds from this modern take on an old-timey general store. Owners and mother-daughter team Carla and Rita Brookoff source all of the store’s vintage-inspired Americana pieces; look for items like Found My Animal handmade dog leashes fashioned from sailing lines ($28–$66), striped scarves by Armor Lux ($54) and piles of gorgeous Pendleton blankets ($138–$228).
Fans of chic decor flock to Jonathan Adler’s multiple locations year-round for the designer’s elegant yet humorous creations. Indulge their tastes—or help a friend who’s ready to upgrade beyond Ikea—with fun home accessories. There are hundreds of items to choose from, including a stylish brass owl letter opener ($98), a cheerful bubblegum-scented votive candle in a reusable holder ($38) or a set of his-and-hers salt and pepper shakers ($48), which are also available for same-sex couples.
You’ll feel instantly cheered after stepping into this colorful Astoria boutique. The five-year-old store is filled with quirky items, many exclusive to the shop, including home decor, artwork and accessories, all sourced by owner Mackenzi Farquer. Snag locally themed gifts for the NYC natives in your life: We like hand-drawn typographic maps of Brooklyn and Queens ($25) created by artist James McDonald. You’ll also find bright housewares, such as an aqua mortar-and-pestle set ($38).