Did you miss the boat for online shopping, yet still want interesting gifts just in time for the Holidays? If you're in the New York City area this weekend you're in luck. Get on the the "Last Minute Handmade Holiday Shopping Trail," where you can find fabulous handmade gifts from Etsy sellers and meet the makers too! It's like getting a two for one. And all three holiday fairs are within a 2 mile radius.
Chapeau Rouge, 1920
First stop is NYCreates, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. NYCreates runs from Thursday December 18 to Tuesday December 23. Among the the 30 plus vendors you will find 1920 who makes beautiful 1920's inspired hats, bags and accessories from TESAGE by Yukiko Sato of Long Island City Gifts, and whimsical earrings by Milkmade.
The second stop on the trail is the Brooklyn Indie Market on Smith Street, run by fashion designer and Etsy seller Kathy Malone, aka Fofolle. This weekend BIM partners with St. John's Bread & Life, "Brooklyn's largest emergency food provider." A percentage of market sales will benefit the charity. Here you can find decoupage jewelry by Wabi Sabi Brooklyn as well as beautiful hand decorated ceramics of Take Me Homeware.
Oh what a man Soap, Nordea's Soaperie
Moleskin Screen Printed Notebook Journals, Fisk & Fern
A ten minute walk southeast on Union Street will lead you to the third and final stop, the Brooklyn Lyceum's Holiday Craft Market. There will be over 50 local area vendors, including the lovely knitted wares of KnitKnit, yummy soaps of Nordea's Soaperie and nature inspired journals and scarves of Fisk & Fern.
So don't despair, there's still time to find plenty of unique handmade gifts this weekend. Bundle up, put on your walking shoes, grab your metro card, and hit the "Last Minute Handmade Holiday Shopping Trail."
December 18-December 23
NYCreates @Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn Heights, Bklyn
2,3,4,5,R trains to Court Street
December 20& 21
Brooklyn Indie Market
Red & White Tent on Smith Street @ Union Street
Carroll Gardens, Bklyn
F or G trains to Carroll Street
Holiday Craft Market @ The Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue, between Union and President Streets
Park Slope, Bklyn
R train Union Street