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Made in Brooklyn: Gifts crafted in the borough of Kings

It’s no secret that the borough of Kings is fertile ground for creativity. It’s the perfect place to look for that unique something for a special someone.

Here are some items that caught our eye while on the hunt for a locally-produced holiday gift.

Line & Label: Cognac Leather Tote

We love L&L's subtle, unique takes on classic
Photo Credit: LINE AND LABEL

We love L&L's subtle, unique takes on classic handbag styles, made in Greenpoint. This bag measures approx. 15"high, 13,5" wide. Adjustable handle approx. 6" - 12" drop. $129 at lineandlabel.com

Catbird: Full Heart Charm

Show your love with a single initial on
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CATBIRD

Show your love with a single initial on a charm by this Williamsburg-based jewelry store. $60/sterling silver, $128/solid 14K gold at catbirdnyc.com

Hazel Village: Gwendolyn Raccoon

Foxes, mice and more animal dolls are made
Photo Credit: HAZEL VILLAGE

Foxes, mice and more animal dolls are made by this Gowanus-based brand, but we love the raccoon the most. $42, at hazelvillage.com

Brooklyn United Ties

The different designs of these locally handmade ties
Photo Credit: BROOKLYN UNITED TIES

The different designs of these locally handmade ties bear the names of Brooklyn neighborhoods. Here, the Coney Island. $45 at brooklynunitedties.com

Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics: Turquoise mug

No one item is alike from this pottery
Photo Credit: Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics

No one item is alike from this pottery studio, which handcrafts unique tableware that is dishwasher- and microwave- safe. $30 at wilcoxsonbrooklynceramics.com

Greenhook Ginsmiths: American Dry Gin

The award-winning gin is made form organic wheat
Photo Credit: GREENHOOK GINSMITHS

The award-winning gin is made form organic wheat grown in New York state. $29.99, astorwines.com

The Starling Project candles

These deliciously scented hand-poured candles will light up
Photo Credit: STARLING

These deliciously scented hand-poured candles will light up a loved one's home -- and the world. The Starling Project raises money through candle sales to help provide solar energy to communites around the globe without electricity. Pictured: Currant + Rosewood, left, and Orange Flower + Amber. $55/each at starlingproject.org

'Made in Brooklyn: The Essential Guide to the Borough’s Artisanal Food and Drink Makers'

This new 240-page book -- written by Brooklynites
Photo Credit: powerHouse

This new 240-page book -- written by Brooklynites Melissa Schreiber Vaughan and Susanne König and photographed by Heather Weston -- profiles the great makers of today's Brooklyn. From Acme Smoked Fish to Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup and newer ventures like Salty Road Salt Water Taffy and Van Brunt Stillhouse. $35, powerhousebooks.com

Mason Jar Candle by Good Candle

Most Brooklyn homes don't have a working fireplace,
Photo Credit: Good Candle

Most Brooklyn homes don't have a working fireplace, but you can at least pretend with the gift of a Campfire scented candle by Brooklyn-based Good Candle. Started at Brooklyn Flea in 2012, these hand-poured, soy wax candles can now be found nationally, but are still delivered by bike in Brooklyn. $18 to $34, GoodCandleBK.com

Brooklyn Dogs Tea Towel

Celebrate the best Brooklynites -- dogs -- in
Photo Credit: Claudia Pearson

Celebrate the best Brooklynites -- dogs -- in this beautifully illustrated tea towel by local artist Claudia Pearson. At 19-by-33 inches, the cotton towel can easily be used for many purposes. $16, claudiapearson.com

Brooklyn Bridge Pillow

Showcasing the gateway to the better borough, In
Photo Credit: In The Seam

Showcasing the gateway to the better borough, In The Seam's handmade in Brooklyn photo pillow is the perfect addition to any apartment. Other Brooklyn-centric designs like the Greenpoint water tower and Coney Island Wonder Wheel are available as well. $65, intheseam.com

Marie Crossbody by Shana Luther

Brooklyn-based handbag designer Shana Luther makes classic leather
Photo Credit: Shana Luther

Brooklyn-based handbag designer Shana Luther makes classic leather bags with her own stylish spin. Her handbags are made locally with materials sourced within the U.S. $170, shanaluther.com

New York temporary tattoos

Brooklyn-based company Tattly makes design-forward temporary tattoos that
Photo Credit: Tattly

Brooklyn-based company Tattly makes design-forward temporary tattoos that are fun but also artistic. And the New York Set certainly makes a statement. They are great gifts for kids, but also for friends who may have left the Big Apple and need a little reminder of this great city. $15, tattly.com

Greenpoint Trading Company's Pickling Set

Too many holiday leftovers? Pickle them. Greenpoint Trading
Photo Credit: Greenpoint Trading Company

Too many holiday leftovers? Pickle them. Greenpoint Trading Company sells fresh, pungent spice blends designed to enhance the flavor of all types of local cuisine. Grab some Greenmarket veggies and a mason jar to kick off the pickling process in a pre-picked gift basket. $39, greenpointtrading.co

Empire Mayonnaise's Brooklyn Mix

Give the gift of the perfect holiday leftovers
Photo Credit: Empiro Mayo

Give the gift of the perfect holiday leftovers sandwich with these-Brooklyn-themed mix. The assortment comes with bacon, white truffle and black garlic flavored mayo, making a great addition for any holiday eater. $24 at empiremayo.com

Slate cheese board

Sourced from the family's quarry in upstate New
Photo Credit: Brooklyn Slate Co.

Sourced from the family's quarry in upstate New York, this slate cheese board by the Brooklyn Slate Co. is perfect for your favorite wine and cheese night host. $29 at brooklynslate.com

iPad Case by Flux Productions

Give the gift of style with this cork,
Photo Credit: Flux Productions

Give the gift of style with this cork, felt and leather iPad Case designed and made by hand in Fort Greene. $90 at etsy.com

Kings County Distillery Whiskey

Based in the 115-year-old Paymaster Building in the
Photo Credit: Kings County Distillery

Based in the 115-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Kings County Distillery has been making small batches of whiskey and moonshine since 2010. Their award-winning spirits include Bourbon distilled from organic corn and a chocolate whiskey infused with ground cacao bean husks from the nearby Mast Brothers Chocolate factory. Visit for a tasting on Saturdays or purchase at a local liquor store.

WXYZ Overlap Bangle

This twisted gold-plated brass bracelet definitely makes a
Photo Credit: WXYZ Jewelry

This twisted gold-plated brass bracelet definitely makes a statement, and the made-in-Brooklyn piece has star quality. $85, wxyzjewelry.com

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