Brooklyn gift ideas


During our vacation to the South, we encountered some of the friendliest, most hospitable people we’ve ever met. To say thank you, I’ve been trying to come up with Brooklyn-only gift ideas to send their way to say thanks. When I traveled to Paris last year, I remember how much I loved this blog post of cool gifts to bring back to family and friends. So, I thought I’d try to curate a similar list here.

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For the foodie, some easy-to-ship gift ideas include Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars (each bar is wrapped by hand at their Williamsburg-based shop), Birthday Cake truffles from Momofuku Milk Bar (if you can find a way to chill them, even better!) or Garlic Dill or Spicy spears from McClure’s Pickles (my go-to booth at Smorgasburg every weekend). If you’d rather send something pre-assembled, visit By Brooklyn or Stinky’s Bklyn for a mash-up of delicious made-in-Brooklyn treats.


If you want to send something wearable, I love this No Sleep ‘Til tee from Brooklyn Industries. Another favorite? This Brooklyn Bridge necklace (Matt gave this to me for Christmas!).

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For a friend who loves to entertain, I’m a huge fan of these cheese boards from Brooklyn Slate Company (not to mention, everything else on their site!). Other ideas: A Brooklyn-inspired wine tote (fill it with wine from Brooklyn Winery!), stationery that calls out the most notable landmarks in the borough, or a local cookbook (The New Brooklyn Cookbook is an oldie, but a goodie!).

What gifts do you send to represent Brooklyn?

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One Comment


Love this post! Love things from Brooklyn!! Would love to see more lists about Brooklyn!


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