The Brooklynite’s Guide To Holiday Shopping 

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Brooklyn Charm

One of the easiest places in the world to come up with a creative gift—they’ve got endless bins of charms to sort through and are incredibly accommodating about turning them into jewelry for you—but it's also worth stopping in for their excellent and reasonably priced collection of standalone pieces, as well as genuinely helpful advice from their (always friendly) staff. If you're feeling stuck or even just on the fence about what to get someone, this is where to go. 145 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg


Exit 9 Gift Emporium

This Smith Street shop is packed with quirky, one-of-a-kind curiosities, like a brick-and-mortar version of our old favorite Fred Flare. You’ll be able to find something well within budget for practically everyone, provided they have a decently developed sense of humor. You should probably just cut anyone off of your list, and out of your life, if they can’t appreciate the husband cutting board ($22), gingerbread ninja cookie cutters ($10), or woven lumberjack hat ($25), removable knit beard included. 127 Smith Street, South Brooklyn


Abode NY

Now that you (and presumably your friends) are adults, it’s time to stop shopping for home furnishings at Ikea. Besides, the Inside Out Wood trivet collections, mod Blanko doggie sculptures and two-tone Omnioutil stackable storage buckets at this classy shop are, in reality, a whole lot less expensive than the flimsy rattan Branäs baskets and Fryebo LED table lamps at the meatball-slinging big-box store. And there’s no assembly required! 179 Grand Street, Williamsburg


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