💕 Cupid’s Gift Guide for Shopping Local💕
It’s less than a week away, and you’re in the mood for some romance. Your dinner and date reservations are set, and it’s now time to surprise your special someone with the classics—flowers, wine, chocolate, jewelry, lingerie—the works. We’ve got your Valentine’s checklist for who in the ‘hood has got it.
Hudson and King | online shop
Highlights: One-of-a-kind, Vintage Jewelry, 10% off!
Hudson and King makes one-of-a-kind jewelry for your one-of-a-kind loved ones. Affordable, classic & unique, their collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry ranges from Victorian era to present day. You’ve seen them locally at Walk the West pop-ups and our Fall Market. Find them online until their next pop-up, so follow their Instagram to find out their market schedule.
Now until 2/21/18, they’ll be offering 10% off to our readers. Visit their site to preview their collection and use code “greenpointers’ at check out to receive the promotion!
Greenpoint Floral Co. | 703 Manhattan Ave
Highlights: Greenpoint Business for over 40 years, customized bouquets, elegant succulents
A longtime member of the community, this florist has been in the neighborhood since 1981. Creating beautiful arrangements customized to each season, occasion, and loved one, their bouquets say “love” through the beauty of nature. Come by and check out their selection of succulents in the window for a uniquely Brooklyn gift (and experience).
The Great Eros | 135 Wythe Ave
Highlights: Italian-made lingerie, A mix of modern and old world, BK based
Influenced by minimal architecture, abstract art, modernism and how these areas intersect with design, The Great Eros is headquartered in Brooklyn. It is a collaborative vision, curated with like-minded brands and artists who embody an ethos of sensuality, ritual, ambiance, and quality. The in-house collection is made in Italy and uses both old world and innovative techniques. The result manifests as an array of garments and objects effortless in sentiment and timeless in appeal. Design for daily enjoyment and intimate sharing. This year they’ve curated kits for the special day that include everything you need to charm, see them in store or online.
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The Great Eros : The in-house lingerie collection is made in Italy and uses both old world and modern innovative techniques. The result manifests as an array of garments and objects effortless in sentiment and timeless in appeal. Design for daily enjoyment and intimate sharing.
Shag : Shag has been keeping Brooklyn sexy since 2009. Their boutique is curated with jewelry, bath & body, lingerie and sexy toys for girls & boys.
SlapBack : Among their classic pinup-style clothing, SlapBack carries local lingerie designers, as well as both vintage reproductions and vintage stockings.
Brooklyn Fox : A body positive, women-run shop that holds sized from AA-H. Visit in-store or shop online for one-day local delivery.
Narcisse : A lingerie and toy shop for aphrodisia, aesthetics, & self-love.
Awakening : Use the energy of the universe to put your partner in state of romance. Super charge your erotic aura with 10% off their entire crystal shop.
Chocolate and Candy
Mast Brothers : If you live in North Brooklyn, its likely you’ve seen these chic chocolates everywhere from bodegas to designy boutiques. However, their stylish showroom on 111 N 3rd in Williamsburg carries more than just chocolate bars (think baked goods, chocolate beer, and coffee).
Cacao Market by Marie Belle : Located between CO-OP 87 and Spritzenhaus, this NYC chocolate brand has a Valentine’s collection with gorgeous imprinted graphics. While in store, check out their menu of silky, european style hot chocolate.
The Greenpoint Floral Co : This florist has been in the nabe since 1981. Creating beautiful arrangements customized to each season, occasion, and loved one; their bouquets say “love” through the beauty of nature.
The Little Glass Slipper Flowers : Pre-order and save 20% off of a $75 arrangement or more. Quantities are limited. Sale ends February 12th at 7pm.
Rose Hip Social : From the classic to the quirky, these custom arrangements feature a curated vase collection and hand dyed cards. Pre-order only, so order sooner rather than later.
Ameena’s Florist : With designer bouquets unique for every event, this family owned florist has been in the neighborhood for over 30 years. With their vast variety of both flowers and accessories, you can customize your arrangement any way you see fit.
Hudson and King Jewelry : Get one-of-a-kind jewelry for your one-of-a-kind loved ones. Affordable, classic & unique, their collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry ranges from Victorian era to present day.
Quiet Storms : Their collection features necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and even headpieces. With minimalist and geometric themes, their jewelry is ultra modern and tres chic.
Macha Jewelry : With their design studio located in Greenpoint, this jewelry brand offers traditionally handcrafted pieces with a laid back, rock n roll inspired feel. Many items are designed to be worn by either men or women.
Catbird : Dainty and adorable, this Bedford Avenue boutique has expanded in recent years to include a wedding annex on Driggs. With entire rose gold collection for Valentine’s and pieces such as celestial rose pendants, it exudes romance.
Dandelion Wine : This little wine shop on Franklin Street has a vast eclectic selection representing all the major wine regions of the world, many of them organic or biodynamic, and most of them under $25. If you’re single, their Thursday night tastings can be a fun way to meet people.
Grapepoint Wine : A curated selection focusing on wineries with small production and green, sustainable practices. Stop by on Friday to for a free tasting to pick up a bottle for your Valentine.
The Natural Wine Co : A large biodynamic, organic, sustainable wine selection with a knowledgeable staff. Need a Valentine’s wine? They recommend the 2016 Alfredo Maestro’s Amanda.