PARK SLOPE — Procrastinators, we've got you covered with a selection of local gifts from small businesses.
Letters From Eagle Provisions Sign
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Letters from Eagle Provisions sign, $50 to $200
326 Sixth St.
Beloved South Slope Polish grocery Eagle Provisions closed in 2015, but fragments of its famed sign remain ("P" is pictured here) and can be yours for $50 to $200. Postmark got permission from Eagle's owners to take part of the tin sign when it closed, and some other pieces of the sign ended up at the City Reliquary museum, a Postmark employee told DNAinfo New York.
Team Slope Hat
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Team Slope hat, $25
Brooklyn Master Barbershop
393 Fifth Ave.
This award-winning barbershop, presided over by owner Nestor Guzman (also known as Big Nest) is the place to go to keep your fade or flattop looking sharp, but it also has hats that inject some serious cool into neighborhood pride.
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Phoebe Fawn, $46
Norman & Jules
158 Seventh Ave.
Kids can take a break from the glare of the iPad screen and embrace the analog pleasures of a handmade stuffed animal with Phoebe Fawn, one of the creatures produced by Gowanus-based toy maker Hazel Village. Many of Hazel Village's toys are organic and made at fair labor factory in India.
Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Sampler Set
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Set of five olive oils and one balsamic vinegar, $40
O Live Brooklyn
140 Fifth Ave.
Dip your toe into the world of ultra premium olive oil (and its sidekick, balsamic vinegar) with this sampler set of six 60 milliliter bottles from O Live Brooklyn. The box includes five extra virgin oils ranging from mild to robust, and one balsamic vinegar that's been aged for 18 years.
Learn to build your own robot, $65 and up
Brooklyn Robot Foundry
303 Third Ave.
In just 90 minutes at one of Brooklyn Robot Foundry's classes, kids ages 5 to 9 learn how to make their own robot, which they take home with them. Gift certificates are available for any amount, from single classes to an entire semester of robot building. One-time classes start at $50, plus a $15 materials fee.
Handmade Kitchen Knife
Handmade knives, $350 - $750
461 Third Ave.
These cutting instruments will cost you, but they are made by hand in a Third Avenue workshop from what craftsman Joel Bukiewicz describes as "the finest materials available." Every knife comes with lifetime service, so you are welcome to bring them back for sharpening any time.
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Feminist T-Shirt, $25 to $60
229 Fifth Ave.
For the ladies in your life, and those who support them, this simple but powerful T-shirt gets its message across loud and clear. Designed by local business owner Diana Kane, the shirt comes in a tank top, short sleeve and long sleeve versions.
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1931 National Guitar Style O, $2,500
Retrofret Vintage Guitars
233 Butler St.
If you've got the money, Retrofret Vintage Guitars is the place to go to find vintage instruments with interesting back stories. Prices start at a couple hundred dollars for ukeleles and mandolins. Interesting items in the store currently include a National guitar with a hula girl painted on the back of it and a Fender "mandocaster," a mini electric mandolin.
Learn a New Skill at Brooklyn Brainery
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Class at Brooklyn Brainery, $10 and up
1233 Prospect Ave., Windsor Terrace
Give your brain a workout with a class from Brooklyn Brainery, which hosts classes on everything from sushi making to the history of Scotch whisky and just opened a new location in Windsor Terrace. Gift certificates never expire.
On-Demand Breastfeeding Consultant
The Breast Start Breastfeeding Help Service, $225 to $285
Location of your choice
Overwhelmed new moms coming to grips with the sometimes frustrating and painful reality of breastfeeding can get immediate help from a certified lactation consultant with Birthday Presence's Breast Start visit service. Consultants are ready to visit "during the early critical hours" to dispense advice on proper latch technique and how to get a good supply of milk.
1972 Vinyl LP by The Sylvers
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1972 Vinyl LP by The Sylvers, $30
159 20th St.
Shop for rare vinyl, vintage rock T-shirts and more at Permanent Records in the South Slope. Note that the store has limited hours, 12 to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, but visitors will be rewarded with gems such as the U.K. pressing of The Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street" and pristine copies of Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue."