We love holiday shopping online just as much as the next girl, but there’s nothing that compares to treasures you can find when you shop local. Especially when your local is New York City. And more specifically, Brooklyn. This year, I’m taking a day off of work--and kids--to indulge in a little “market research” in my neighborhood of Park Slope, and knock out all the holiday gifts on my list. Oh, and have a little food and drink along the way. I deserve it.

Can’t make it to Park Slope before the presents need to get wrapped? No worries, you can shop these local gems online too. And don’t forget to check out Kaity’s tour of her Williamsburg hood for more fun gift ideas!

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