The turkeys have been stuffed and the pumpkin pie inhaled. Now it is time to turn your attention to the holiday season and the gift giving it inspires. If you are in the market for some unique gifts this year, we have rounded up some of the best holiday markets across Brooklyn. These shopping extravaganzas are all free to attend, too, so you can save your cash for goodies or maybe even something for yourself.
Made in NYC
It is the last weekend to catch this pop-up marketplace featuring locally-made apparel and accessories from more than 50 independent fashion designers.
Factory Floor at Industry City (241 37th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.factoryfloorbrooklyn.com). Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 10 am–6 pm.
Crafted at the Canal
This holiday market gives a new meaning the term “re-gifting.” Each of the more than 20 vendors incorporate reused and upcycled materials in their crafts, so each gift is truly unique. Products include photographs in reclaimed lumber frames, pet toys, jewelry made from bicycle parts, and hand-painted wooden objects.
Build It Green!NYC (69 Ninth St. between Smith Street and Second Avenue in Gowanus, www.bignyc.org/crafted-at-the-canal) Dec. 6 at 5–9 pm; Dec. 7 at 10 am–5 pm.
Holiday Book Fair
For the book lover in your life, head to this holiday book fair presented by the Gowanus-based Honey & Wax Booksellers. Independent booksellers across the borough will offer rare, vintage, and out-of-print books.
Old Stone House (336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, www.theoldstonehouse.org). Dec. 7 at noon–5 pm.
Stuff You Should Buy
The stuff in question is all from local designers. There will be jewelry, art, stationary, toys, skincare products, and even Christmas trees to browse, as well as activities such as face painting to entertain the little ones.
PS 321 (180 Seventh Ave. at First Street in Park Slope, www.ps321pta.squarespace.com), Dec. 7, 10 am–5 pm.
Flatbush Artist Group Holiday Show
Giving the gift of affordable art is easy with this holiday show from the Flatbush Artist Group. Sixteen artists will present their paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, and more in a Park Slope brownstone.
502 Ninth St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Park Slope, Dec. 7–8 at 1–7 pm.
Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar
Online store Brooklyn Makers goes offline with more than 30 vendors for this holiday fair. In addition to locally-made goods, such as clothing, jewelry, accessories, and gourmet food products, there will be craft workshops for kids and adults, and a gift-wrapping corner.
501 Union (501 Union St. near Bond Street in Gowanus, www.brooklynmakers.com), Dec. 8 at 11 am–6 pm.
Eat Pie and Shop
Support a good cause while crossing items off your shopping list. Proceeds from this holiday fair benefit P.S. 29. Items on offer include glass terrariums, handmade batik clothing, and organic pecans, amongst others from more than 40 vendors. There will also be a pie contest and professional photographers on hand to take family portraits.
P.S. 29 (425 Henry St. at Kane Street in Cobble Hill, www.eatpieandshop.org), Dec. 8 at 11 am–4 pm.
More than 70 local makers will set up shop at this loft space. But you do not have to come here just to buy gifts. There will also be food and drinks, a DIY nail art bar, an origami ornaments craft table, terrarium workshops, and a holiday photo booth.
The Greenpoint Loft (67 West St. near Milton Street, fifth floor, in Greenpoint, www.greenpointers.com). Dec. 8 at 1–7 pm.
Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
Like Etsy? Shop it in person. This annual winter market is put on by the online handmade marketplace’s New York team and regularly draws upwards of 2,000 shoppers. More than 40 vendors will sell handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath products, toys and housewares. The first 100 guests on either day will score a free gift bag.
The Space (50 N. Third St. near Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, www.handmadecavalcade.com), Dec. 14–15 at 10 am–5 pm.
Vegan Holiday Shop Up
This pop-up shop brings vegan vendors together so you can shop in good conscious — and taste. Items include gluten-free mini pies from Gone Pie, loose-leaf chai from Chai Mookie, giant cookies from Vegan O’Brien, and magazines and recipe cards from “Chickpea Vegan Quarterly.”
Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St. between Bogart Street and Morgan Avenue in Bushwick, www.veganshopup.wordpress.com), Dec. 14 and 21 at noon–6pm.
Winter Flea Market
Peruse jewelry, crafts, collectibles, and other gifts from the more than 40 vendors setting up shop at this congregation.
Bay Ridge Jewish Center (Fourth Avenue and 81st Street in Bay Ridge, www.bayridgejewishcenter.org), Dec. 15 at 9 am–4 pm.
S & J Crafts and Things Christmas Fair
Etsy shop S & J Crafts and Things is putting together its first fair. Holiday gifts include driftwood art, handmade jewelry, decoupage wine bottles, beauty products, and handbags.
Knights of Columbus Council #126 (3051 Nostrand Ave. at Quentin Road in Marine Park), Dec. 15 at 10 am–4 pm.
This one is for the people in your life who always manage to look uniquely fabulous. The party organizers at Gemini & Scorpio are bringing together vendors that specialize in vintage items, corsets and crinolines, feathers, gemstone jewelry, and other generally sparkly things.
Gemini & Scorpio loft in Gowanus (address given out upon RSVP at www.geminiandscorpio.com/events), Dec. 17 at 6–10 pm.
The Brooklyn Lyceum has been putting on its annual holiday marketplace for six years running. This go-around, it pops up right before Christmas, for all those last-minute shoppers. Peruse offerings from a variety of local vendors, including clothing, jewelry, children’s items, and food products.
Brooklyn Lyceum (227 Fourth Ave. between Union and President streets, www.lyceummarkets.ploud.com), December 21–22 at 11 am–7 pm.
Williamsburg Winter Flea
The Brooklyn Flea outgrew its usual winter home at Skylight One Hanson, so it has found a new one in Williamsburg. There is room for more than 200 vendors, and a good portion of those will be food booths, in case you want to give the always-appreciated gift of deliciousness this year.
Brooklyn Flea (80 North Fifth St. at Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, www.brooklynflea.com). Saturday and Sundays at 10 am–7 pm.