The madness of holiday shopping has arrived, and there’s no shortage of unique, hand crafted, and affordable gifts to give in Brooklyn. Take a leisurely stroll through one of the many holiday markets, or go all in at the Coral & Tusk holiday sale. But whatever you do, get it done early and avoid the Christmas Chaos!
1. Brooklyn Artisans Christmas Market
If you’re looking for french infused gifts, you’ve got to check out the Brooklyn Artisans Christmas Market curated by French Morning.
Where: St. Pauls Church, 234 Congress St at Court St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
When: December 6 & 7, Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm
2. Kalio Workshop’s Holiday Pop Up
You’re bound to find something unique among the selection of sustainable apparel, jewelry, home goods, and food featured at Kalio Workshop. Erica Recto will also be holding workshops to teach you how to create sustainable designs for your family and friends.
Where: 226 South 1st St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
When: Dec. 11 - 24 Thursdays 12pm - 7pm, Fridays 12pm - 9pm, Saturdays 12pm - 7pm, Sundays 12pm - 5pm
3. Bust Holiday Craftacular Brooklyn
Check out Brooklyn’s longest running indie craft fair in their new location. Admission is $3, but includes a copy of Bust magazine (remember, one of a kind gifts are priceless!).
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
When: December 6 & 7, 11am - 6pm, $3
4. UrbanGlass Open Studios event
Feeling especially crafty? Head on over to UrbanGlass where they’re hosting an Open Studio event where you can create hand-made gifts like ornaments and snowmen. All demos are free, but you can also take a glass blowing workshop for $60.
Where: 647 Fulton St between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
When: December 6, Saturday 12pm - 7pm
5. Coral & Tusk holiday sale
From Christmas tree ornaments to cute stocking stuffers, this sale in Williamsburg is offering great deals this weekend. And while you shop, sip drinks, snack on treats from Taartworks and receive complimentary gift wrapping with purchase.
Where: 109 S 5th St between Bedford and Berry St, room 401, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
When: December 6 & 7, 10am - 6pm
6. Brooklyn Winter Flea
The Brooklyn flea has moved indoors in Crown Heights, and they pretty much have everything you can imagine, from vintage/antique goods to local food finds.
Where: 1000 Dean St, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 6pm
7. Third Annual Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair
For one day only, shop this holiday book fair which features handmade and fair-trade products from Rain Lily and even cat themed jewelry from Cat Parade. There will also be kid friendly activities like gingerbread house shaped cookie making.
Where: 180 Seventh Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn
When: December 13, 10am - 5pm