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Queens gift ideas: the borough's best gifts

Lifelong Queens residents and Brooklynites turned Astorians alike can celebrate their borough in style this season.

From Queens-centric gear to neighborhood munchies, gift a piece of the biggest, most diverse borough.

Queens Courage Gin

A bottle of booze made in Queens? Oh
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A bottle of booze made in Queens? Oh yes. Subtly sweetened with rooftop honey harvested in the city, this all-local product can be gifted with New York made Haber's Tonic to celebrate all things made in NYC. $38, queenscourage.com

Bond No. 9 Queens Scented Candle

High-end Manhattan perfumery Bond No. 9 wishes it
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High-end Manhattan perfumery Bond No. 9 wishes it were in Queens -- so it made a scent to evoke the beautiful Queens atmosphere. Celebrating the most ethnically diverse place on earth, notes of bergamot, cardamom, blackberry, tuberose, champaca flower, osmanthus, sandalwood, benzoin resin, musk and amber are all found in this candle. $110, bondno9.com

Kris Nations Queens Necklace

Known for her charming state-themed jewelry, Kris Nations
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Known for her charming state-themed jewelry, Kris Nations teamed up with Queens' Lockwood Style to create this Queens-themed pendant. Cut from recycled brass and plated in 14k gold, silver or rose gold, this necklace is gift-ready, packaged in a tiny glass bottle sealed with a a cork. $50, lockwoodshop.com

Vintage Queens Photograph

Share the love of nostalgia for the Queens
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Share the love of nostalgia for the Queens that once was! You Are Here Studios sells vintage Queens and New York photos at the Bryant Park Holiday Market and online. $27, etsy.com

Newtown Literary Journal

This biannual journal, created by the Newtown Literary
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This biannual journal, created by the Newtown Literary Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to helping support and promote new and emerging writers living in Queens, is the perfect slightly-obscure collection of new writing to gift! Pick it up at Astoria Bookshop, which has a selection of books by local authors and books about Queens. $10, astoriabookshop.com

Astoria Coffee Mugs

Celebrate a love for Astoria or a love
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Celebrate a love for Astoria or a love for having coffee in Astoria with these mugs featuring an artistic Astoria illustration. You can also load up on premium roasted coffee, tea and beverage accessories here and supplement with a gift card to the local cafe. $10, 30-04 30th St., astoriacoffeeny.com

Rockaway Brewing Company Growler

When in doubt, give the gift of local
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When in doubt, give the gift of local craft beer. Along with Finback and Singlecut, Rockaway sells growlers of their Queens-brewed beer to share with friends and family. Take someone out for a day at the brewery for a memorable gift. Starts at $8, 46-01 5th St., Long Island City, rockawaybrewco.com

Luludi Living Art

Share the beautiful Queens air with a living
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Share the beautiful Queens air with a living plant from this terrarium and tiny greenhouse boutique. Design a custom terrarium or give the gift of knowledge with a terrarium class in Astoria. Starts at $50, 23-07 24th Ave., luludi.net

Made-in-Queens Memorabilia

The Queens Museum Shop features historic memorabilia, educational
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The Queens Museum Shop features historic memorabilia, educational Queens books and a special Made in Queens section. Though you can't shop it online, visit the museum and find gifts like handmade jewelry, apparel, cards and more made by Queens-based artisans. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 718-592-9700, queensmuseum.org

Queens Specialty Foods

There are so many only-in-Queens bites that neighbors
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There are so many only-in-Queens bites that neighbors and Manhattanites will totally appreciate. Inexpensive gifts like a bag of 50 frozen dumplings for $14 from Tianjin Dumpling House in Flushing, homemade tortillas from Tortilleria Nixtamal or even a slice of homemade pie from Martha's Country Bakery will be a crowd-pleasing gift.

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