Greenpoint Gift Guide

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

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Valentine’s Guide: From the Source

From The Source wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day by offering a 10% discount in stores for any of your purchases until February 14, 2012. Just mention “Greenpointers” *.

Here’s our Top 5 Valentine list:
1. Reclaimed Teak Fern Tray $50
2. Banana Leaf Vases $35-$65
3. Upcycled Antique Batik Pillows $55
4. Upcycled Antique Batik Tote Bag $45
5. Distressed Teak Vase $95

*Valentine’s Day Discount cannot be combined with other offer.

From the Source
69 West St

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VALENTINE’S GUIDE: THE ONE WELL

Join the one well on Thursday February 9th from 6-8pm for a Whiskey & Chocolate Tasting & Friday February 10th from 7-10pm for an Opening Reception for Artist Chris Platt. More info below…

Don’t forget, the one well features many excellent Valentine’s Day gifts including: yummy local goat milk caramel sauces (perfect for Valentine’s dessert), one-of-a-kind vintage heart boxes, pillows, baskets, & dishes, recycled paper Valentine’s Day cards & gift wrap, an incredible selection of jewelry, (because isn’t that what she really wants?!) and an entirely organic shaving needs line (because isn’t that what he really needs?!)

Chocolate & Whisky Tasting
Thursday, February 9th, 6-8. With expert Jonathan Wingo from the Whiskey Shop. Great deals on all killer vintage glassware with the purchase of a bottle of whisky. (After all, what better Valentine’s Day gift than booze and special glassware?!)

Opening Reception: Artist Chris Platt
Friday, February 10th, 7-10. Chris’ stunning yet subtle works draw attention to the laws of physics, and what amazing art is made in nature. Stop by and enjoy bites, sips, and jams from good friend and DJ extraordinaire Scott Kiernan.

the one well
165 Greenpoint Ave

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