The Brooklynite’s Guide To Holiday Shopping

11/20/2013 4:00 AM |


If your friends and family are anything like us, they’re suckers for kitchen thingamabobs, even if half of them just sit in a drawer unused. (We swear that next time summer rolls around, we’ll finally pull out those twist-lock corn holders!) And Whisk is a veritable wonderland of culinary playthings: hardcore Wüsthof chefs knives, copper saucepans, Hella Bitters sets, cookbooks, and mini rabbit creamers. And if you’d just as soon shop the website, gift recommendations are conveniently priced at $25 and under (like adorable butcher salt and pepper shakers from Brooklyn Rehab) up to $100 (the Calphalon 8-quart multi-pot pasta and steamer set). 231 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg


We know, we’re supposed to be thinking of things to get for other people. But sometimes, we just want to treat ourselves, you know? And when we want to treat ourselves, we head straight to this little shop, because it’s home to the kind of clothes (for both women and men) and home goods we fantasize about. We’re talking dresses by Rachel Comey and cocoon coats by Sayaka Davis, as well as jewelry by Hungry Ghost. And even if you don’t want to splurge on yourself (or, we guess, other people), there are covetable home objects like inlaid wooden Swiss Army knives by Santa Fe Stoneworks that can be yours (or, we guess, someone else’s) for a reasonable price. 263 S. 1st Street, Williamsburg

Stewart/Stand Design Store

When you were a kid imagining what your successful, adult life would look like, it was filled with things from this corner store in DUMBO. Help your loved ones achieve their dream by buying them some of those things. Here, everyday kitchen supplies, clocks, teapots, wallets, and lots of other stuff are given cool, contemporary makeovers at the hands of locally based and globally esteemed designers. Also consider visiting the owners’ gifts-and-stationery spin-off store, Color BKLYN, in Prospect Heights. 141a Front Street, DUMBO