PARK SLOPE — Need some Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other holiday gift ideas? You don't even need to leave the neighborhood to find good gifts for everyone on your list.
ECO-FRIENDLY KAISER LAMBSKIN RUG FOR BABIES FROM WILD WAS MAMA
Kaiser Lambskin Baby Play Rug, $98
Wild Was Mama
464 Bergen St. and Flatbush Avenue, Park Slope
Adriane Stare, the owner of maternity boutique Wild Was Mama, says this is her go-to gift for new babies. Little ones can practice tummy time, play and nap on this eco-friendly, snuggly soft lambskin rug. "Lambskin not only regulates a baby's body temperature, but it also stimulates blood circulation, and the naturally repellant wool rarely needs cleaning," Stare told DNAinfo New York. Bonus: it looks great on your couch after baby outgrows it.
MAKE YOUR OWN GOWANUS SIGN FROM GOWANUS SOUVENIR SHOP
Make Your Own Gowanus Sign, $20
Gowanus Souvenir Shop
543 Union St., near Nevins Street, Gowanus
Proclaim your Gowanus pride by making your own mini sign emblazoned with the name of everyone's favorite up-and-coming Superfund site. This easily assembled sign will jazz up any shelf or mantle. It's one of many unusual trinkets at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop, a new store "dedicated to the complex story of the Gowanus Canal," founder Ute Zimmermann told DNAinfo New York.
VINTAGE GLOBE FROM WINDSOR PLACE ANTIQUES
Vintage 'Starlight' Globe, $95
Windsor Place Antiques
1624 10th Ave. and Windsor Place, Windsor Terrace
This 1960s globe puts the world at your fingertips. It's one of many unique items at Windsor Place Antiques, which specializes in carefully selected antique maps, prints and decorative arts that will inject whimsy into any setting.
WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT FROM NORMAN AND JULES
Watercolor Portrait by Local Artist, $225 - $350
Norman and Jules
158 Seventh Ave. and Garfield Place, Park Slope
Park Slope toy shop Norman and Jules has partnered with local artist Aki Kano to offer watercolor portraits of children this holiday season. Kano works from a well-lit photo that's clear and has a good view of the child's face. Prices depend on how many kids are in the picture and the size of the finished portrait. The paintings require two to three weeks of lead time, so get your order in early.
'GOWANUS WILD' PHOTO BOOK
Brooklyn photographer Miska Draskoczy showed the world a side of industrial Brooklyn they had never seen before with his "Gowanus Wild" photo series in 2014. The haunting images, taken at night, depict natural beauty in unexpected spots. Now Draskoczy is collecting Kickstarter donations to publish the work in a book. Donations of $45 get you a copy of the book and a mini print of one of the images. Note: the book will be published in the spring, but you can get the mini print right away. They're suitable for framing and make a great small gift.