PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Need some Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or other holiday gift ideas? You can do tons of holiday shopping without even leaving the neighborhood. Here's a few gift ideas that are sure to please someone on your list.
Instagrammers and amateur photographers can learn about the origins of lens technology and see a flameworking demonstration in this UrbanGlass collaboration with Prospect Heights education group Brooklyn Brainery, where participants will be able to try out “analog versions” of Instagram filters, made from glass in front of them, organizers said. The Feb. 17 class has about 40 spots, according to Brooklyn Brainery; an RSVP is required online.
PROSPECT HEIGHTS-SCENTED BODY SCRUB FROM BROOKLYN FLAVORS
Prospect Heights-Flavored Body Scrub, $30
820 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
Get some hyperlocal exfoliation with this sea salt scrub ($30) infused with the smell of your favorite Brooklyn neighborhood. The scrubs are one of several kinds of concoctions made by Brooklyn Flavors, a Prospect Heights bath and body shop that creates all of its handmade products to smell like one of a dozen neighborhoods, from Park Slope (“a floral mix of lavender, rose, jasmine and gardenia”) to Canarsie (“freshly baked sugar cookies with butter cream frosting”). The shop also carries soaps, candles, lip balm and body oils in the “Brooklyn Flavors.”
Novice Homebrewing Class, $55 or $150 with homebrew kit
Bitter and Esters
700 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
For the curious beer-lover in your life, give the gift of learning how to make beer at home with this “Brewshop 101” class from Bitter and Esters, the homebrewing headquarters of Prospect Heights. The class itself is $55, but for an extra $100 you can get a kit with all the tools your beer-lover will need to make some suds for him or herself: pails, thermometer, bottle brushes, etc.
Pin of the Crown Heights Mural, $13 or $15 online
722 Classon Ave., Crown Heights
Thought the Crown Heights mural is gone from Bergen Street, you can wear the fun, cartoonish street art on your heart forever with this new enamel pin by local artist Mike Perry, the same guy who painted the mural itself. The pin is available in Park Delicatessen, a skating and floral shop on Classon Avenue, for $13 or on the store's online shop for $15.
KEYCHAIN SRIRACHA BOTTLE FROM SRIRACHA 2 GO
When two friends from New York City created this mini, portable sriricha bottle for your keychain, they eliminated every spice-loving person’s greatest fear: eating a meal without sriracha, ever. Get one of these little guys ($2.99) for literally any foodie in your life, or for $45, buy a package of 20 and give the gift of sriracha in bulk.
Brooklyn Spice Gift Box, $40
Owl and Thistle
833 Franklin Ave., Crown Heights
Your local chilehead is going to love this one: all of Brooklyn’s spiciest snacks in one box. The $40 gift box includes a bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey (made in Greenpoint), a jar of Redhead hot sauce (made originally by a Crown Heights local), a jar of Brooklyn Delhi Achaar (an Indian relish) and a bag of Butter & Scotch’s green chile margarita caramel corn.