CROWN HEIGHTS — You don’t have to leave the neighborhood to cross everyone off your holiday list this year.
Plenty of Crown Heights gift shops, florists, eateries and boutiques are open for business and waiting to help you find the perfect thing for the holidays.
To help you get started, DNAinfo New York rounded up our favorite local items — including one-of-a-kind necklaces, specialty cheese and imported purses — listed below.
704 Washington Ave.
Doesn’t everyone need a handmade “WTF” necklace made of doughnuts? Yes. This one is part of a series made by a co-owner of Planet Cute, a new Washington Avenue gift shop that carries all kinds of eccentric stuff, from arts-and-crafts products to off-the-wall Etsy things. They also host lots of crafting workshops on everything from making sugar skull art to knitting.
Brooklyn Museum Shop
200 Eastern Parkway
The perfect accessory for your art-obsessed loved one based on Basquiat’s “ideal” design seen on many of his paintings, including this one estimated by Christie’s to be worth between $4.5 million and $6.5 million. Twelve bucks sounds pretty reasonable, don’t you think?
Gift box of vegan treats
820 Washington Ave.
Vegan cheeses are the specialty at Riverdel Cheese, but you can also order a multitude of treats — like vegan caramels, chocolate, jam and crackers — in one-of-a-kind gift boxes for your favorite dairy-free friend. There is a $5 “gift box fee” for each purchase, the store says.