STATEN ISLAND — Looking for Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday gifts this season? There's no need to cross any bridges or bodies of water for your gift-giving needs this holiday season, as there are plenty of options right here on Staten Island.
STATEN ISLAND THEMED T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES FROM RICHMOND HOOD COMPANY
Staten Island-Themed T-Shirts and Hoodies, $30 for T-shirts, $75 for Hoodies
Richmond Hood Company
827 Castleton Ave., West Brighton
Give the gift of Staten Island pride with some clothing by the Richmond Hood Company. The clothing shop's latest designs feature a homage to the St. George neighborhood — mixed with the logo for Bambu rolling papers — and the Staten Island Ferry re-imagined as a pirate ship. The "Pirates of Staten" design also comes in a zip-up hooded sweatshirt.
ZOMBIE STATUE OF LIBERTY FROM HYPNO-TRONIC COMICS
Zombie Statue of Liberty, $34.99
156 Stuyvesant Place, St. George
Billed as the only New York souvenir actually made in the city, Hypno-Tronic Comics sells the zombified Lady Liberty ($34.99) made by local sculptor Joseph Reginella, famous for his work on the Toxic Teddies line. The statues are handmade, numbered and made exclusively for the St. George shop by Reginella.
VOLUSPA HUCKLEBERRY CANDLE FROM GIFTED
Voluspa Huckleberry Candle, $25
717 Forest Ave., West Brighton
The Voluspa candle ($25) is handmade in California with coconut wax, which is supposed to enhance the "fragrance throw" and burn cleaner then regular wax, according to the company's website. The Santiago Huckleberry scent — a mix of huckleberry, vanilla and sugar cane — is the top seller at the Gifted spot in West Brighton.
FLAGSHIP BREWING COMPANY GROWLER FROM FLAGSHIP BREWING COMPANY
Flagship Brewing Company Growler, $24
Flagship Brewing Company
40 Minthorne St., Tompkinsville
Flagship Brewing Company sells growlers of all their beers ($24) — including their American Pale Ale, Indian Pale Ale, Dark Mild and more — at their taproom, open weekly Thursday through Sunday. The growlers work great as gifts that show off what the borough has to offer — particularly for friends who always feel the need to tell you they've never set foot on Staten Island. Best yet, recipients get to keep the glass growler and can refill it at the taproom for $15 (which might convince them to finally visit Staten Island).