Now that we’re all done stuffing our faces with turkey leftovers, it’s time for the gift-buying panic to set it. Are you suffering from an overwhelming pressure to buy everyone in your life the perfect present? Has your agoraphobia kicked in at the mere thought of fighting the hordes of Manhattan tourists?
Here at Brokelyn, we are all about minimizing holiday PTSD. Our number one tip: stay in the borough and shop locally! There are tons of Brooklyn holiday markets, pop-ups and fairs for you to find something fun and affordable for everyone on your gift list.
Stuyvesant Indi Bazaar
375 Stuyvesant Ave.
Dec 6, 13 and 20, 12-6pm
Located in the stunning Stuyvesant Mansion, this holiday bazaar showcases unique handmade goods from local small businesses and independent artisans, including beautiful jewelry from Ini Vibez and delicious sweets from Coconut Baby.
Shop and Bop
PS 133, 610 Baltic St.
December 13, 12pm-6pm
Browse unique gifts from local crafters while sampling gourmet snacks and enjoying live music. There will be plenty of new vendors such as Fulton & Gold as well as returning favorites like LuLuLuvs and Canopy Verde.
Roberta’s Holiday Market
261 Moore St.
December 11, 6pm-10pm; December 12, 12pm-9pm; December 13, 12pm-7pm
Check out specialty items like vintage pieces, letterpress prints, handmade jewelry and more in the Roberta’s backyard. Take a break from all the shopping with food and cider all under the heated tent.
Acheron Holiday Bazaar
The Acheron, 57 Waterbury St.
December 12 and 13, 12pm-5pm
The Acheron invites you to shop while you drink at their holiday pop-up. Aside from various knick-knacks and doo-dads, there are also a ton of records and music-related gifts for sale so you can cross off all the music-lovers on your gift list.
Vegan Holiday Shop Up
Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St.
December 12 and 20, 12pm-6pm
Explore NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market at Brooklyn’s favorite vegan-friendly bar! Sip yummy cocktails during happy hour while perusing the vegan food and merchandise you can give to your family and tell them it tastes just as good as meat.
SHWICK Holiday Market
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
December 20, 11am-7pm
Visit the market’s new beautiful and convenient location in the House of Yes! With plenty of new vendors and returning favorites, this is the perfect place to pick up unique handmade gifts.
Rock n’ Shop
The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street
Saturdays, 10am-6pm; Sundays, 10am-7pm
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar is sadly dead (thanks, BMW), but fortunately, we’ve got the Rock ‘n Shop Market to pick up the multi-purpose market slack. Beyond offering goods from 40 local vendors in areas like food, jewelry and art, you can also get yourself a tattoo, eat free pancakes on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm, see free comedy on Sundays at noon and see free live music from Brooklyn musicians every Saturday and Sunday as well.
Eat Pie & Shop
P.S. 29, 425 Henry St.
December 6, 11am-4pm
The name says it all folks! Enjoy a slice of award-winning homemade pie while browsing the artisan gift fair for locally-made eco-friendly goods. Got kids on your gift list? Be sure to stop by the fork + pencil (http://www.forkandpencil.com/) booth.
Everyone needs some Coney Island swag in their life this holiday season. Grab some Coney-themed clothing, accessories and other novelty items from this popular beach boutique.
Fort Greene Holiday Market
Arts & Letters School, 225 Adelphi St.
December 12, 11am-5pm
Stop by the A&L Photo Studio for your annual holiday portrait before browsing the selection of carefully selected holiday gifts displayed in the market.
Gowanus Holiday Marketplace
Brooklyn Colony, 274 4th Ave. at Garfield St.
December 19 and 20, 11am-7pm
This holiday market features a curated collection of booze and munchies alongside craft vendors. Expect fun entertainment in the form of performances and activities—and even a live appearance from Santa!
Sky Gallery, 460 Union St.
December 5 and 6, 11-7pm
Don’t miss out when this nomadic market stops by Brooklyn! Check out this well edited collection of merchants peddling wares ranging from accessories and apparel to housewares and furnishings.
Morbid Anatomy Christmas Flea Market
The Bell House, 149 7th Ave.
December 13, 12pm-6pm
Need a truly unique gift for someone who already has everything? Pick up some ethically sourced taxidermy, bone art, obscure texts or other curiosities at the Morbid Anatomy’s annual fair. Admission is only $1 to see the collection of oddities and antiques for sale.
Threes Brewing Holiday Market
333 Douglass St
December 13, 12pm-6pm
This joint event with Outdoorfest features 20 local vendors set up in Threes newly winterized garden. Enjoy some mulled wine or beer and Tex-Mex from Roberta’s while listening to some tunes from Sure Shot Records and bluegrass band The Tumble.
BUST Holiday Craftacular
Brooklyn Expo Center, 29 Franklin Street
December 19 and 20, 11am-7pm
Now in its tenth year, BUST’s craft market is your one-stop shop for handmade gifts. $3 admission gives you access to over 100 vendors. This DIY extravaganza has everything from knitwear and jewelry to homewares and specialty food.
67 West St., #203
December 4, 7pm-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays through December 20, 12pm-5pm
Find beautiful pieces of affordable artwork by local artists at Calico’s annual holiday exhibition. Everything is priced at $300 or less, so you are bound to find a gift to fit your budget.
Greenpointers Holiday Market
67 West St., 5th Floor
December 6, 1pm-7pm
Greenpointers’ biggest annual market features a wide variety of local vendors, including jewelers, potters, brewers, artists and crafters. Don’t forget to stop by the holiday photo booth and gift wrapping station before you leave!
Saint Vitus Holiday Flea Market
Sait Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Avenue,
December 6, 2pm-6pm
Saint Vitus Bar is here for all your heavy metal shopping needs, with a market full of records, books, handmade items, toys guitar pedals and more stuff with a devilish edge. If all that shopping gets to be a bit too much, you can also relax with some drink specials, glamour shots and even massages
Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair
Old Stone House, 3rd St.
December 5, 11am-5pm
Everyone has at least a few bookworms on their gift list. Pick up some rare, vintage or out-of-print titles from some of Brooklyn’s independent booksellers. Faenwyl Bindery will also be selling handmade journals and custom boxes.
PS 321 Holiday Shop: Stuff You Should Buy
180 7th Ave.
December 5, 10am-5pm
With everything from leatherwork and textiles to skincare products and toys, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a gift for everyone in your life. Don’t miss the yummy food and drinks made by local chefs and parents!
Brooklyn Flea’s Winter Flea and Smorgasburg Market
Industry City, 241 37th St.
Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
Look forward to spending an entire day strolling through this 50,000 square foot indoor flea! Check out over 100 retailers selling a variety of new and vintage wares before grabbing a meal from one of the 40 food and drink vendors that make up Smorgasburg.
Alt Space Holiday Market
41 Montrose Ave.
December 4, 3pm-8pm; December 5, 1pm-6pm; Decemeber 6 1pm-6pm
Housed in an independent art gallery, this holiday market features a rotating selection of unique retailers such as Oddly Weird and Creepy Gals. With different vendors each day, you’ll have a reason to visit all weekend.
Artists & Fleas
70 North 7th St.
Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-7pm
This permanent weekend market is home to more than 100 retailers ranging from artists and designers to vintage collectors and food makers.
Punk Rock Heavy Metal Flea Market Holiday Edition
Sage Bar, 299-301 Graham Ave.
December 12, 12pm-6pm
The true highlight of this holiday flea is the vast amount of vinyl available, but don’t overlook the taxidermy and trinkets also for sale. When you need a break from the shopping, just head to the bar!
Remember you can also get your shopping done here at Brokleyn without ever leaving the comfort of your home! Our Cocktail and Wine Books make great last minute gifts and are perfect stocking stuffers.
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