Greenpoint Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: She + Him


Ah, it’s that time of year again. Some of us might take pleasure in shopping for gifts (like me!) while others are stumped when it comes to finding the perfect present. Regardless, it’s always great to have some inspiration and shop small businesses. The gifts range from a little somethin’ to a sweet splurge. Click through for some of my favorite picks from our ‘hood.
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Make it Through the Holidays Looking, Feeling & Doing Good with Deals at Sparrow Salon

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That time of year is upon us, when we are supposed to be thinking about family and friends and happiness and cheer, while trying to deflect all the stress and pressure the season also brings. Sometimes a little pampering can help do the trick. Whether you gift it to yourself or a loved one, no one is going to want to return a massage or a great hair cut.

At Sparrow Salon in Greenpoint “everything is intertwined. If you look good you feel good. If you feel good you can do good. If you do good you feel good. And if you feel good you look good. You can’t take one away without the others suffering.” That’s the key behind Sparrow’s blend of massage, hair styling, and sustainable gifts and beauty products.

And for Cyber Monday get 15% off all gift certificates with code “HappyHolidays” and 20% off all retail in the shop or online with code “HolidayGifts”.

Every day get $20 off the first massage and $20 off the first Hair Cut or Color. Just mention this deal during service.

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Abridged Greenpointer’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Need some father’s day gift inspiration? There’s plenty of cool stuff to give right here in your own backyard!  Here’s a short list of ideas (which is admittedly in no way comprehensive, as there are so many more awesome small businesses here in north Brooklyn, so feel free to add to the list of ideas in the comments section).

1. Tacos, La Norteña / Vamos Al Tequila  2. Fine craft beers, Brouwerij Lane  3. Engraved biz card case, In God We Trust  4. Nice new comb, Chopin Chemists  5. Vintage VHS, The Thing  6. Slice of pizza, Vinnie’s / Franklin Pizza  7. Fine colognes, Old Hollywood  8. Coveralls, Pop’s Popular Clothing  9. Succulants (a.k.a. plants that require minimal care), Homecoming (formerly known as Spina)  10. Donut, Peter Pan  11. Delicious cheeses and Keta candy, Eastern District  12. Sweet shades, Alter  13. A funny old tshirt, People of 2Morrow  14. Fancy and rare spirits, Duke’s Liquor Box  15. Beach tote, M. Carter  16. Pour over coffee maker, Budin  17. A nice rosé, Dandelion Wine  18. Polish chocolates, Slodycze Wedel  19. A whole, fresh fish, Pura Vida Stand at McCarren Park Greenmarket  20. Stool for sitting and pondering, Bklyn Curated  21. Basketball, BQ Sports  22. Cool kicks, Wolves Within  23. Vintage vinyl, Permanent Records / Academy Records / Co-op 87 / Records Grouch  24. Portable bike pump and other biking accessories, Silk Road Cycles / B’s Bikes / Greenpoint Bikes  25. Bobbers and other fishing accessories, Dream Fishing Tackle  26. Polish sausages, smoked meats, and pickles, Nassau Meat Market / Mazur Meak Market (and so many more!)  27. A good book, like this one about the Pogues, Word. 

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg

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Do It Detox Deals at Human@Ease : Greenpoint Gift Guide

The best gift you can give to a loved one or yourself is that good feeling of health, wellness AND pampering. Human@Ease (31 Nassau Ave) has a lot of deals for Greenpointers readers.

The holidays can leave us all feeling exhausted and less than our best. These treatments promise to erase the effects of stress, shed toxins and get you right back into that holiday spirit. The hardest part will be choosing which one…

• Duet Detox (for 2) ONLY $99 (regularly $150) or Single Person ONLY $59 (regularly $85)
Burn up to 1000 calories in 30 minutes and remove unwanted toxins with ​a coconut oil body rub, aromatherapy, body wrap and 45 min infrared sauna. Continue reading

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One more day to not be a jackass…

It’s one more day until Valentine’s Day, and if you have a lover they will be expecting a few things tomorrow. The most important of which won’t be mentioned here, but Greenpointers has worked with local businesses to create a Valentine’s Gift Guide so you don’t have to look like an empty handed jackass tomorrow and you can score (wink wink) everything right here in Greenpoint!

Thanks to: Human@Ease, Paulie Gee’s, Kill Devil Hill, Calyer, Cafe Grumpy, From the Source, Fanaberie, The One Well, Dusty Rose Vintage & Hotel Williamsburg for sponsoring the gift guide!

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VALENTINE’S GUIDE: CAFE GRUMPY

Cafe Grumpy Valentine’s Day Gift Box $30
½ lb Heartbreaker Espresso
1 Café Grumpy signature demitasse
2 Raaka chocolate bars – 71% with Sea Salt & Black Coffee Bar

Cafe Grumpy
193 Meserole Ave

Sponsored Post Courtesy of Cafe Grumpy

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