Need some Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other holiday gift ideas? Local businesses in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens have plenty to offer that'll help you whittle down your shopping list this season.
Olive Oil Infused with White Truffle, $12.99
Mr. Vino’s Cucina
7103 Austin St., Forest Hills
This olive oil infused with white truffles imported from Italy is one of the best-selling items at Mr. Vino’s Cucina, a gourmet food store on Austin Street. It's perfect to drizzle over a dish at the end of preparation. The oil can be used for salads, meat or fish and even popcorn.
HAND-PAINTED LACQUER BOXES FROM SOLEIL
Hand-Painted Lacquer Boxes, $59 to $99
71-43 Austin St., Forest Hills
These unique and hand-painted lacquer boxes are perfect to store your jewelry and other accessories. Each box at Forest Hills boutique Soleil features a miniature painting inspired mostly by classic art masterpieces.
GIFT CERTIFICATE TO POTTERY CLASSES FROM POTTER'S WHEEL
Gift Certificate to Pottery Classes, $50 and Up
120-33 83rd Ave., Kew Gardens
The Potter’s Wheel, a longtime pottery studio in the heart of Kew Gardens, lets you explore your creativity during pottery classes. Fall in love with this old craft during a special introductory class that costs $50. A set of three classes is $150 and seven classes cost $210 for kids and $335 for adults. You can also use your gift certificate to buy items made by artists affiliated with the studio, such as mugs, vases, jewelry and plates.