DumboNYC Gift Guide 2006

With Hanukkah starting tonight (Friday, 12/15) and Christmas next week, if you still have gifts to buy, don’t panic. You can’t go wrong with the old standbys: chocolates from Jacques Torres or a bottle of wine from Blanc et Rouge, but a number of new stores opened in the past year and you can now find some fabulous and unique presents here in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Below are just a few of the many items for sale in the neighborhood to consider.

(1) Gift: Letterpress greeting cards by moontree letterpress
Price: $15 (pack of six)
For: mailing out to your family and friends
(purchase at moontreepress.etsy.com)

(2) Gift: Prints of large scale oil paintings featuring our world famous local landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge
Price: $45 and up
For: the Brooklyn art lover
(Art in chaos, 45 main street, suite 501, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

(3) Gift: The Eva Solo Thermal Carafe is great for hot or cold drinks
Price: $90
For: those who like to host dinner parties with style
(Tivoli Home, 111 Front Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

(4) Gift: The Burberry Gift set with a plaid scarf and gloves inside
Price: $125
For: your fashionable niece
(ZOE, 70 Washington Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, 718.237.4002)

(5) Gift: Personal instruction in the Pilates method is available at Bridge Pilates in Dumbo, Brooklyn. They will help restore your physical vitality, invigorate the mind, and elevate the spirit with the Pilates method
Price: $65 per session
For: those who want to work on their abs for the New Year
(147 Front Street #225, Dumbo, Brooklyn. email info@bridgepilates.com or call 718.522.1506)

(6) Gift: Disco Years Limited Edition photo book, published by powerHouse Books, photographs by Ron Galella. Ten editions of ten, it includes a slipcased copy of the book, and an 11″ x 14″ gelatin silver print, signed and numbered by the artist
Price: $400
For: the disco lover
(Available online www.powerhousebooks.com or visit PowerHouse Arena at 37 Main Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

(7) Gift: Mini-spring screens for hanging wall art or window treatments made from coiled metal bedsprings, and vary in sizes from 12″-14″h x 14″-36″w.
Price: varies depending on design/size
For: your interior decorator
(Aswoon/Susan Woods Studio, LLC, 20 Jay Street, Suite 317, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

(8) Gift: Beautiful 100% wool scarf by Moksha in many different colors
Price: $125
For: wife, girlfriend, sister or friend
(Loopy Mango, 117 Front St (between Adams & Washington), Dumbo, Brooklyn)

(9) Gift: Branch embossed dessert plates + platter
Price: Platter: $19 each, dessert plates, set of 4: $36.00
For: the entertainer
(West Elm, 75 Front Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

(10) Gift: Three Drawer Jewelry Box with Mirror
Price: $95
For: wife, girlfriend, sister or friend
(Jay East, 67 Jay Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, 718.237.8430)

(11) Gift: Nugget toy by Joseph Jay Reinhart created in connection with Reinhart’s recent show “The Nugget Factory” depicting his exploration into the world of sock monkeys.
Price: $40
For: the friend with the youthful outlook on life
(Halcyon, 57 Pearl St. at the corner of Water and Pearl Sts. Dumbo, Brooklyn)

(12) Gift: Stacrobats – Create your own circus with 5 magnetic figures to help build imagination, balance and coordination during explorative play. Award winning design promotes dexterity, self-expression, creativity, independent play and hand – eye coordination.
Price: $49.95
For: babies ages 1-100
(Half Pint, 55 Washington Street @ Water Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, 718.875.4007)

[*Special thanks to Louise for compiling gift information.]

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