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Gift Guide

Dumbo has your (gift) guide to the holidays.

The Ultimate Dumbo Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List!

Carry the spirit of Small Business Saturday throughout December by shopping locally this holiday season. Whether you’re on the hunt for a loved one or yourself (we’ll never tell!) DUMBO’s 100+ retailers have a great selection of goods that fit a range of budgets and aesthetics.

Did you know? Dumbo has over 90+ small businesses!

A handful of picks to jumpstart your neighborhood shopping is below.

Bonus! Most locations accept the #DUMBOVIP Card!


For the perfect white elephant / secret santa / stocking stuffer win

1. Etsy. Gift Card. Fulfill your Brooklyn Maker dreams with a gift card to our favorite online marketplace, born & raised right here in Dumbo! $Varied.

2. Brooklyn Roasting. Socks. Logo printed socks for your coffee-loving friends! $12 for one pair, $20 for two.

3. Glam Expressway. Headband. Fabulous headbands in a range of styles and colors. $20.

4. The Wing. A Woman’s Work Notebook. A softcover notebook with gold foil print and an elastic strap. $22.

5. Dumbo House. Cowshed Hand and Lip Cracker. Live your best life with this Refresh Hand Cream and Natural Lip Balm that keeps dryness at bay. Decorated with illustrations by botanical artist Katie Scott. $18.

6. The Modern Chemist. STASHER Bag. Support more sustainable lifestyle habits and eliminate single-use plastics, The Modern Chemist is thrilled to partner with Stasher, an all-silicone bag that comes in a variety of sizes and colors. $10 - $20.

7. Fuevog. Vog Socks! A variety of unique socks to brighten up your footwear. Mystery 3 packs are available in store for the adventurous!*$16-$18 each or 3 for $45.

8. BioLite. Sunlight.Leave the AAAs behind and enjoy unlimited light from the power of the sun. The SunLight's integrated solar panel creates self-reliant recharging and maximizes efficiency through an integrated sundial and kickstand for optimal setup. A highly effective personal light, it packs easily and is perfect for campsites, wayfinding, and even a little bit of fun. $24.95.

9. Jane’s Carousel. Tote. Show everyone your playful side with this festive cotton tote bag! Available at the Carousel only. $20.

10. Margot. Margot x Miir Canteen. Looking for an environmentally-conscious gift? Check out this stainless steel water bottle from Margot. $20.

11. Jane’s Carousel. Horse Souvenir. New for the holidays, a few of Jane’s favorite horses are now available as souvenirs! Available at the Carousel only. $15.

12. Usagi. Insta Grammar Graphic. This book makes the perfect gift for Instagrammers of all walks of life. $16.95.

13. Press Modern Massage. Massage for Beginners. Learn how to give a deeply enjoyable therapeutic massage to family members, friends, or yourself with this fun and informative book by PRESS Modern Massage founder and Rachel Beider, LMT. Modern illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions to help you relieve pain, alleviate tension, and increase relaxation. $10.

14. New York Foundation for the Arts. The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts (Allworth Press, 2018).  NYFA's newly-revised second edition of The Profitable Artist is a comprehensive "how-to" guide to being a professional and profitable working artist. $20.


Sharp looks for everyone on your list

1. Baci. Camo Coat. Silver and grey camo coat for stylish layering from Dumbo's own Italian outlet. Buy four items, and each is $25.

2. Ad Astra. Earrings. Ad Astra has an amazing collection of statement costume jewelry in a variety of prices. $Varied. 

3. J.Crew.  Sherpa-lined cap with earflaps. This hat is also known as a kromer, named for George "Stormy" Kromer, a semi-professional baseball player who later worked on the railroads. It's a cross between a five-panel ball cap and a trapper hat. Perfect for those cold, windy winter days on the waterfront in Dumbo. $45.

4. Scotch and Soda. Jacquard Blazer Regular Fit. Inspired by ornate French tapestry artwork, this regular fit blazer features an intricate jacquard pattern, notch lapels and a two-button closure. The blazer is designed with a welted chest pocket, side pockets, and can be worn as part of a suit to create a statement-making look. $345.

5. Margot. 68 Jay Tee. The ever popular 68 Jay tee is back! IN forest green, coral and navy. $32.

6. Randolph Beer. Merch. Rock merch from Dumbo’s very own brewery year-round. 20% off tees, totes, and hats with code “DUMBOGIFT". $Varied.

7. Glam Expressway. Two-Tone Trench Coat. A fun update on an old classic! This knee-length coat with a basic collar features contrast beige and yellow color blocking on pockets and sleeves. $148.

8. Fellow Barber. Fellow Seasonal Wash Duo. Fellow's duo of Summer Wash and Winter Wash are designed specifically for the way hair reacts to the seasons. $49.

9. Thea Grant. Union Square Brass Stamped Cuff. Cuff bracelet made from recycled raw brass. It can be custom engraved to make the perfect gift! $95.

10. Emerald Gem Exchange. Burmese Pink Sapphire Necklace. $1200.

11. Melville House. I Would Prefer Not To.  A t-shirt, mug, and tote bag emblazoned with “I Would Prefer Not To.” $45.

12. Dumbo BID. Fanny Pack. Rock your love of Dumbo with this custom fanny pack! Available exclusively at Powerhouse Arena. $20.

13. J. Crew. Wool self-tie bow tie. Handmade in Long Island City by Mane, whose skilled craftsmen have been making ties since 1957, with luxe fabrics from European mills that have outfitted everyone from English to Hollywood royalty. $58.

14. Distill Creative. The "I just want to drink cocktails and make crafts" Tee. A great gift for your cocktail loving, crafty friend! Made with 100% cotton. $35.

15. Two. Handwoven Red Ikat Caftan. Bright Red Hand-woven Ikat caftan for that beach trip! $390.


(And their parents)

1. ArtWise. The Little Prince and the Wild Birds by Antoine de Saint Exupery. Lithograph printed in 2015 from an edition size of 100. 27 x 19.75 inches.  Numbered out of 100 in pencil. $125.

2. Recess DUMBO. Gift Certificate. Gift the parents on your list a certificate that guarantees happy kiddos and the night for themselves. $Varied.

3. Two Kids and a Dog. Munki Munki Blue Polar Bears Thermal. This super soft kid's thermal union suit with polar bears will keep your kiddo warm during the arctic months of winter. $48.

4. Brooklyn Industries. BK Platform Tee. A classic for all ages, this Toddler Tee comes in three colors! $32.

5. Egg. Velvet Star Millie Dress. The Millie Dress in Navy is the perfect holiday combination with tiers of stars over cozy velvet. The holidays never looked so good! $79.

6. Two Kids and a Dog. Spanish Bingo. Spanish words describing nature, vehicles, market, animals, clothing and colors are learned as players match them to their cards. A pronunciation guide is included for each of the 48 Spanish words. $22.50.

7. Scotch and Soda. Jacquard Blazer. Inspired by ornate French tapestry artwork, this blazer features an intricate jacquard pattern and notch lapels with a satin detail. The blazer is designed with a two-button closure, chest pocket, welted side pockets, and can be worn as part of a suit to create a total statement-making look. $171.

8. The Little Gym. Gift Certificate. Come learn and play at The Little Gym! From early development through advanced gymnastics, we have everything your child needs to springboard to life's adventures! Classes, open play, birthday, camps and more. Grow your child's confidence, physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills! Programs for ages 4 months through 12 years. Email or call 718-722-7110 to order. $Varied.

9. Egg. Dot Print Bobbi Knit Blanket. Give them the ultimate gift with one of Egg’s versatile Bobbi Knit Blankets. This cozy knit blanket is made from soft cotton so it's perfect for snuggling. $48.

10. M Collection. Dog and Cat pillows. Whether lounging in the family room or settling in for the night, you deserve a friend to cuddle with. Sometimes only a plush and cozy dog or cat pillow makes the perfect friend! Their dog and cat pillows are great because they’re cute, loyal, and never makes a mess.  Best of all, you never have to clean up after them. $29 each or two for $45.

11. M Collection. Balloon Dog Bank. You don't need a second look to appreciate these fun 12” Balloon Dog Banks. $69.


In Dumbo style!

1. Front General. Taxi Ornament. This oh-so-New-York wintery ornament is the perfect hostess gift, or a give away to adorn your holiday table place settings. $26.

2. Alberello. A Green Tree. The Alberello is an elegant, sustainable, reusable holiday tree that arrives in a flat-pack and can be stored in the same box to be used again next year. No disposable packaging. It comes with everything you need to hang it from your ceiling, and you can buy beautiful wooden decorations as well. $80-$310.

3. BioLite. SiteLite. Create a sense of space and place with SiteLights, a daisy-chaining light system that provides warm and highly functional overhead light at your site. For use with the BioLite PowerLight or BaseLantern, these dimmable SiteLights come 2 per set and each light emits 150 lumens and contains 10 feet of cord. The set packs down easily into a compact protective sphere with effortless cord management. $29.95.

4. Shinola. Alpaca Throw Blanket. Everyone should have a cozy alpaca for their loungeroom. $395.

5. Powerhouse Arena. Feast of the Seven Fishes by Daniel Paterna. Daniel Paterna’s Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn-Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food and Family, published by powerHouse Books, is a timely reminder that a shared memory of food draws upon and enriches our souls. $39.95.

6. The Modern Chemist. APOTHEKE Black Cypress Candle. Nothing says luxury like a locally made, hand-poured candle, and we're in love with Apotheke's limited-edition holiday scents. Balsam fir, bayberry, and rock rose complement a woody sage undertone. $40.

7. Usagi. Contemporary Green Architecture. Sprouting with fresh ideas and sunny outlooks, this beautiful coffee table book brings together the best examples of contemporary green buildings today. $13.

8. Front General. Ceramic Mug. A beautiful hand painted cup for that cozy cup of tea. Also doubles a small vase for dried flowers or other catchalls. $20.

9. York Cellars. Gift certificate. Gift the Gift In Good Taste with our gift certificate that's perfect for friends, neighbors, colleagues, surprise visitors; each certificate over $50 gets a snazzy, reusable tote, too. $Varied.

10. West Elm. Dip Bowl. Bring the joy and whimsy of the season to your entertaining with West Elm's Festive Christmas Dip Bowls, featuring classic holiday designs. Set of three $24.

11. West Elm. Corrugated Barware. With a Polished Brass finish and distinctive texture that is sure to impress, you'll be serving drinks like a professional. Starts at $29.

12. Usagi. 3-Up Board Game. When it comes to board games if reading complicated rules isn’t your idea of a good time then try 3-Up. Designed by Howard Wexler, the creator of Connect 4, 3-Up is a modern board game for ages 6+. Outwit your opponents by anticipating their future moves. Move aggressively so you won't be forced into a defensive position. Win by stacking your pieces three high! $17.

13. Powerhouse Arena. Coasters. Handcrafted elegant Brooklyn walnut coasters. In-store only. Set of 4 for $40.95.


Return to Dumbo in Style

1. Dumbo BID. Recycled Clutch. Upcycled zippered clutch with wristlet, made from DUMBO street pole banners. Sturdy, and waterproof, each tote is handmade and unique, featuring a different sliver of some of our favorite public art by Tom Fruin, Gilf!, MOMO and Stefan Sagmeister. Email to order. $25.

2. Brooklyn Roasting. Welly Bottle. A water bottle wrapped in Bamboo and engraved with the BRC logo. Perfect for grab and go coffee or tea. Includes removable infuser for infusing water or brewing coffee on the go. Keeps your drink cool for 24 hours and hot for 12. $25.

3. BioLite. Charge 10. The BioLite Charge Series features an ultrathin and durable stainless steel design to bring you power that crosses over from the backcountry to everyday carry. The silicone gasket makes the Charge 10 dunkproof, ready for spills or unexpected rain. The Charge 10's 2600mAh power supply can charge a full phone, lights, or any other gear you need to keep your day going. $24.95.

4. Mpowerd. Luci Bike Light. The Luci Bike Light is an innovative take on the bike light: rugged yet modern, durable yet sleek and ideal for the adventurous commuter. Luci Bike Light includes a front and backlight that connects through an industrial strength magnet, is rechargeable via solar or USB, and shines up to 100 lumens. The Bike Light is scheduled to ship in May 2020. Be an early adopter for $49.

5. Quip. Electric Toothbrush. Making your twice daily routine easy and enjoyable, wherever you love to brush. Make it a subscription and get a new toothbrush head every three months. $40.

6. Feed. Accessory Bundle. Includes Feed's brand new leather Wander Woman Pouch, their classic FEED 5 bracelet in blush and their holiday Bandana in winter blue. This assortment of statement-making accessories is the perfect ready-made gift for any woman on your list (don't forget yourself). $98.

7. Brooklinen. Mulberry Silk Eyemasks. Beat jet-lag and make sure you get quality sleep wherever you are with Brooklinen’s silk eye mask. Available in four colors. $30.

8. Brooklyn Industries. Jasper Slim Rolltop Brief. This slim briefcase-style bag is both professional looking and functional. Plush lined front pocket and zippered back pocket for Tech accessories or a Laptop. $98.

9. West Elm. West Elm Rolling Luggage - Watercolor (20"). Part of the exclusive West Elm Travel Collection, this hard side spinner luggage makes traveling in style effortless. $159.

10. Two Kids and a Dog. Fjallraven Kanken backpack. Originally designed for Swedish school children, the Kånken pack has since stepped into the light as an iconic backpack for children and adults all around the world. Get the kiddo-sized version of this sustainable apparel for your next family trip. In store only. $79.99.

11. Rodd & Gunn. The Large Weekender. The cornerstone of their leather luggage range. The classic design has lasted the test of time and is synonymous with the Rodd & Gunn values of quality and sophistication. $1295.

Tasty Treats

Food/ie fun for everyone

1. One Girl Cookie. Cookie / Whoopie Pie Gift Box. Tea cookie flavors run the gamut from nuts to chocolate to fruit...a true melange of deliciousness. Whoopie pies are Brooklyn's original. $Varied. 

2. Celestine. Gift Card. Give the gift of an exceptional Eastern Mediterranean culinary experience paired with warm service and stunning views of the bridges and Manhattan skyline. $Varied.

3. SUGARCANE raw bar grill. Gift Certificate. Pick up a gift certificate for the loved ones in your life and give them a passport to kicking back, eating well and experiencing all that SUGARCANE raw bar grill has to offer. $25 – $250.

4. Jacques Torres. Candy Cane Hot Chocolate.Jacques famous classic hot chocolate with added bits of crushed candy cane. $25.

5. Butler. Baking Class. Up your pastry making game with Butler. Chef Ryan will teach you to make one of his signature dishes. The booking fee includes complimentary craft beer + wine, plus a box of your baked goods to take home. $65/person.

6. Cecconi’s. Gift Card. Give the gift of a meal at Cecconi’s Dumbo! $Varied.

7. Burrow. Portrait Cookie. Nothing quite says it like their face on a (super delicious) cookie by one of Dumbo's hidden gems. $Varied.

8. Oddfellows. Split and a Split. The ultimate experience–a split (two glasses) of Champagne and their signature Banana Split, made with three scoops of ice cream, banana, cocoa caramel, hot fudge, brown butter cake soil, chocolate pearls, whipped cream, and the literal cherry on top of a fantastic Dumbo date night. $40.

9. Brooklyn Roasting. Coffee tin bundles. Three superb coffees that provide a wide range of flavor profiles, give your coffee-loving friends and family the perfect gift with a Three Tin bundle from Brooklyn Roasting. $40.

Experience It

For the person with everything

1. Creatively Wild. Gift Certificate. Give the gift of creativity this Holiday season with a Creatively WILD Gift Certificate, the perfect inspiring gift toward a unique experience at our Studio! Gift Certificates can be emailed directly to you in the amount of your choice, so a perfect last minute Holiday Gift! $Varied.

2. St. Ann's Warehouse. Hamlet. Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga makes her American theatrical debut in a passionate, critically acclaimed portrayal of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by Yaël Farber and featuring an ensemble of leading Irish actors. Use code SAWDUMBOVIP for $4 off regular seats (excludes premium) to Hamlet, set to expire 12/25. Tickets start at $35.

3. New York Foundation for the Arts. Coaching Gift Certificate. NYFA coaches give personalized feedback and actionable next steps to help artists grow their careers and further their expand their resources. $65 $85 or $160.

4. Aegir Boardworks. Weekend Skate Lessons. All ages skate classes for beginners or anyone who wants to fine-tune their tricks. $35 for group lessons; $65 for private lessons. 

5. Smack Mellon. Membership. Get your art on with a year long membership to Smack Mellon, one of Dumbo's oldest and most respected galleries. By becoming a member of Smack Mellon, you are becoming part of a burgeoning arts community in New York City. Bonus! For membership levels of $250+, you will receive a limited edition letterpress print by Sean Mellyn. For $500+, you receive a limited edition print by David Ellis. $Varied.

6. Beat The Bomb. Gift Certificate. This Holiday Season, give your loved ones a BLAST at Brooklyn's most innovative Escape Room. Starting December 3, Buy 5 Get 1 Free all December using Code HOLIDAY19. Starts at $39.99.

7. United Photo Industries. Membership. Get your art on with a year long membership to UPI, Dumbo’s premier photography gallery and the forces behind Photoville! 25% off the level of your choice when you reference this guide. $Varied.

8. Brooklyn Historical Society. Membership.Take 20% off any membership level at BHS! Free unlimited yearly admission to BHS’s Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO locations, invitations to exclusive events, pre-registration privileges to select popular programs, lectures, and walking tours, a 10% discount at both BHS shops, and more! $Varied.

9. vrbar. Gift Certificate. Enjoy Art, Gaming, or Escape Room VR Experiences with a VRBAR gift card. $Varied.

10. Abhaya Yoga. A week of yoga. For the yoga-curious, why not a week of unlimited classes? $25.


Adorn your walls with pieces from Dumbo-based artists


Wellness, the Dumbo way.

1. Dumbo Wellness. Healing Packages Gift Card. Make your gift last with the purchase of a Healing Package of Custom Massage Therapy Sessions. 5 Pack of 60 min Custom Massage Sessions $491.

2. Brooklinen. Fresh x Brooklinen Beauty Sleep Box. A limited-edition collaboration to bring you the best sleep possible, this box contains fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream and 2 Standard Luxe Brooklinen Pillowcases. $78. 

3. Punch Pedal House. Gift Certificate. Help someone get a jump start on their New Year’s fitness resolutions at Dumbo's best boxing + spin experience. Starts at $98.

4. Plaza M Spa. Gift Certificate. From non-toxic gel manicures to hot stone massages, give the gift of self care. $Varied. 

5. Greenstone Spa. Sports Massage. An active massage that includes stretching, range of motion and both active and passive release of sport specific muscle groups and trigger points. We have therapists, with years of experience treating professional athletes, that can provide both post-game and pre-game treatments. $95.

6. Redbeard Bikes. Brompton folding bike. The world's best folding bike! $1350.

7. Soul of Lotus Acupuncture. Cupping & Gua Sha session. These modalities work for tight muscles, body pain, and certain types of headaches, as a part detox program, for first signs of cold and as an immunity-boosting treatment. 30 minutes for $60.

8. Gleason’s Gym. Gym bag. Carry your work-out gear in style with official Gleason’s Gym merch! $55.

9. Press Modern Massage. Gift Certificate.  Give the gift of relaxation. Award-winning clinical massage in their calm, relaxing studio. Starts at $130.