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Regardless of your religious beliefs, there’s a good possibility with all the rampant bagels and lox and Kosher delis in NYC, you’ve become a bit more Jewish during your time here. If you’ve ever had a Yiddish word pop into a text message, it’s probably time to send your friends holiday cards. Brooklyn graphic designer Cheryl Berkowitz designed this card styling NYC’s subway lines to form a menorah, the candelabra that’s lit each night of Hanukkah.
|About the same price as a Metrocard swipe, share the joy! –credit|
Though they’re based in LA, GeltFiend makes New York-style sweaters cute and cozy enough for the holidays. Modeled after the traditional tacky Christmas sweaters, GeltFiend designs like the “Catskills” sweater which features snowflake and Jewish star detailed patterns or the hefty “Borough Park” design which features snowmen decked out in gear that Hasidic families in the Brooklyn neighborhood would wear.
|GeltFiend’s “Crown Heights” Design —credit|
For jewelry lovers, Kate Spade‘s “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” bangle (echoing the famous Beastie Boys lyrics) is a fantastic choice. At $88, the gold plated bracelet with black enamel looks sharp and chic, perfect for any Brooklynite or Brooklyn wannabe.
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It’s doubtful you’ve ever desired to drink water from the East River, but Etsy artist and seller BROOKLYNrehab designed a classy one-liter restaurant grade glass-serving bottle perfect for NYC and Brooklynites who want to get in on a little inside joke at the holiday dinner table.
The vintage-style refillable bottle has a hinged rubber seal cork making it easy to transport and difficult to spill from.
|“East River” just doesn’t say the same as “Fiji” –credit|
Chocolate is an essential part of the holiday of Chanukah: used as collateral during the spin-top game of dreidle. We’ve praised the Mast Brothers for their tasty chocolate before, but for the holidays, who wants something that’s consumable and gone within minutes of unwrapping? Plus, edible gifts always have their way of being forcibly shared… The one-of-a-kind burlap bags are made from recycled cacao bean sacks used in the factory. They’re waxed and hand-crafted to ensure long lasting quality, and match any outfit.
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Cronuts are the ideal holiday gift. Not only are filled doughnuts, or sufganiyot, traditional Chanukah food, but the rare and delicious artisanal treat from Dominique Ansel will have everyone talking. November’s flavor is salted dulce de leche –– be forewarned –– lines start outside the SoHo bakery as early as 6 a.m. to score one of these coveted pastries.
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And for the eighth gift, one that that keeps on giving, consider purchasing a museum membership (especially for someone you enjoy spending time with). There are hundreds of NYC museums and cultural institutions that could absolutely use your support, and a membership often provides benefits like previews of exhibits, gift shop discounts, and more.