Not feeling the urgency to hook up those gifts yet? Well, the weekend brings the start of Hannukah and after those 8 days are done and gone, it's a sprint to Merry Merry. Check your lists because there's a serious hook-up happening in Williamsburg this weekend. Dudes like wood and beer and nifty gifts, right? Wood Thumb has the perfect plays for all. Wood neckties, wood six-pack holders (see photo) and more. These are not the heritage stuff of your grandpa's attic but will stand the test of time in style and hip factor.
Flying in the face of your gender stereotypes some more is Goodship, Brooklyn-based textile designer Julie Maclean's line of bags and accessories featuring handprinted and dyed textiles. She calls them robust mutli-tasking bags built to be used everyday, without sacrificing style including colorblock totes, coin purses, fold-up bags, iPad cases and womens bow-ties.
Want warm wool in your weekend? A Wool Story has wool to woo you --- handmade knits made from 100% recycled wool from reclaimed sweaters. Woohoo!
Mullane Ink brings the perfect pitch to the holiday season with one-of-a-kind, hand painted mirrors, candle votives, and leather jewelry. Artist Molly Shannon (not of SNL fame) is looking to deck your halls and rock your season.