HELLS KITCHEN — Need some Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday gift ideas? The season is fast approaching, and with it comes the crunch to secure creative and thoughtful gifts for those special people in your life.
LAMBSWOOL SCARF AT DOMUS
Plush English-Made Lambswool Twill Scarf, $99
Domus, 413 W. 44th St.
For your sweetheart, your mother or another special someone, this basketwoven lambswool scarf is perfect for the dark and frosty months ahead. It is the softest thing in the world.
HANDCRAFTED CERAMICS AT MUD, SWEAT AND TEARS
Handcrafted ceramics from Hell's Kitchen potters, $10 to $250
Mud, Sweat and Tears
654 Tenth Ave.
Treat your in-laws or your grandparents to a piece of handcrafted pottery, from mugs and bowls, to more abstract sculptures and decorative objects, from a studio that's been in the neighborhood for three decades.
You can also indulge your curious friend looking for fresh hobbies to an introductory class held at the pottery studio every Thursday and Friday.
Pieces range in price from $10 to $250. Tuesday drop-in wheel classes cost $55 while Friday hand building classes are $45.
ARTWORK FROM FOUNTAIN HOUSE GALLERY'S SMALL WORKS SHOW
Piece of Artwork From Fountain House Gallery's Small Works Show, All works are under $100
Fountain House Gallery
702 Ninth Ave.
Every holiday season, the Fountain House, a non-profit that works with artists with mental illness, hosts a show where a handful of artists they work with display dozens of small works are shown all under $100.
At the gallery on Ninth Avenue and 48th Street, you'll find a diverse collection of tiny works of art perfect for the socially-conscious art lover in your life who appreciates a one-of-a-kind gift.
FRENCH GIFT BASKETS FROM BERGAMOTE MARKET
Custom-made gift basket stuffed with French treats, starting at $50
150 Ninth Ave.
From spreads to salted meats and specialty teas to cheeses, craft a specialty gift basket for the gourmand Francophile in your life. La Bergamote, a French Bistro and Cafe just opened up a market nearby and is lined with delectable French treats to choose from.
Baskets start at $50.
WOOD BLOCK PRINTED BUTTON DOWN SHIRT FROM JULI RAJA HAND BUILT
For your brother, your pops or some other beau in your life, here's a handsome button-down shirt, printed with festive patterns designed by a Brooklyn-based artist.