Slacker Gift-Giving Holiday Hook-Up

dirty-bandits-Love-sign-brooklynIf you're like the 99.9% of us, you're doing most of your shopping live, in-person and last minute. Well, you survived the end of days and can live to tell about it as you shop some of the amazing folks bringing it out this weekend in Williamsburg (and daily through Christmas Eve at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market). 2 amazing edible additions to the market this weekend - Square Foot Farm is both a gift-worthy gig and a NYC original. Perrenials and annuals that can live in your apartment and feed a family of 4. What will they come up with next? Ron Arazi is a newcomer to the Brooklyn culinary scene but he's got the goods. He debuts his made-by-hand Moroccan couscous (not your mother's couscous, serious real deal stuff!) and daily special stews for the brunching and lunching crowd this weekend in Brooklyn.

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? Art is good for you, you know. So there's a lot of gorgeousness to choose from including Dirty Bandits (born and ink'd in Brooklyn 11211, photo above), Bykovki Studio (industrial paint products like Rustoleum, acetone and shellac on glass panels, mounted on wooden blocks) and SVA alumni collective Fat Feathers studio.

For those craving the grab and gift kind of goods, HaitiCorps International brings handmade handbags, totes and purses from the island crafted for a cause. Click it.

And we would be remiss if we didn't shout out a happy 2 year anniversary to Williamsburg beauty and body superstar Grace Colon of Piel. Her story of a husband and wife team of great products and gorgeous packaging never ceases to amaze us and inspire us. Onward!