Lifestyle Made in Brooklyn: Gifts crafted in the borough of Kings By Keira Alexander and Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Updated December 5, 2016 12:46 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 By Keira Alexander and Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic These holiday markets are flush with unique gift ideasShop locally at the Union Square Holiday Market, Bryant Park and other seasonal options. Gifts $50 and under that won't break the bankThese items are sure to excite friends and family of all ages — and at any price point. A gift guide for the foodies in your lifeIt's not too late to order your foodie friends the perfect present. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.