Whether you’re shopping for best friends, your two dogs, or an awkward workplace Secret Santa, you’re sure to find the perfect present in Bushwick — especially if you shop small.
The array of local events could not be more versatile: from festive family pet photoshoots to DIY succulents to hand-crafted leather goods, there’s something for everyone on your list, no matter what their interests may be.
So instead of going to the “Gifts Under $35” table at Barnes & Noble or committing the grave sin of last-minute shopping at Duty Free, why not try something different this year and support the community while you’re at it?
Check out our favorite holly-jolly local pop-ups below!
Awkward Family Holiday Pet Photoshoot + Fundraiser!
SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St., Bushwick
This is pretty much my dream come true, ‘cause you can both:
A. Help save the lives of innocent animals &
B. Have professional photos taken with said animals.
So come party with your pets for a purrrfect paws — I mean, cause — with drink specials, goodie (or shall I say doggie?) bags, and a chance to win raffles from Bushwick K9, Bushwick’s Best Dog Walker, Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery and more! One hundred percent of the funds go towards supporting local animal rescues Sugar Mutts Rescue and Whiskers-a-GoGo, and isn’t the greatest gift of all to give back, especially when it comes to puppies?! Yes! Happy HOWLidays to all!
PSYCHIC XMAS FAIR
SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Daya Yoga Studio, 360 Jefferson St. Bushwick
Get in touch with your inner holiday spirit at the Psychic Christmas Fair! Explore the meaning behind your astrological chart, try Reiki and/or acupuncture, and shop for clothing, goods and more! Everyone’s invited and entry is free.
House of Yes Holiday Bazaar
SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick
Head on down to House of Yes and shop for seasonal, handmade, artisan, ethical, and vintage goods — all while sipping on drinks from the bar! Featuring local makers and creators’ upcycled jewelry, crafts, clothing, goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, menswear and more. All ages welcome!
BUST Holiday Craftacular
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Dec. 9 & 10, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Brooklyn EXPO Center, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint
Attention, festive feminists: BUST is hosting an indie holiday craft fest featuring 150 vendors, artists, and crafters, forty DIY workshops, demos, and lectures, an all day-music festival, with a special guest Lindy West! You can dance, learn, and shop all at once. First 300 people each day get a swag bag! And yes there is food and booze.
DIY Holiday Succulent Garden
SUNDAY, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. at Chelsea Garden Center, 87 Havemeyer St., Williamsburg
Can’t find a gift for that special someone? Never fear: succulents are here! And I mean that genuinely, because everyone loves succulents. So stop by the Chelsea Garden Center and learn to design your very own: it makes the perfect gift for anyone you know! BYOP (Bring Your Own Pot)!
Local Luxury Holiday Pop up at The Rack Shack
SUNDAY, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at The Rack Shack, 155 Central Ave., Bushwick
Alert the media: The Rack Shack is hosting a luxury holiday pop up! And for that, we are #blessed. Because The Rack Shack is the lingerie lover’s dream come true — offering a whopping 75 sizes from 28A to 38HH, including band sizes which go up to a size 40, they truly has something for everyone — and everyone deserves to feel sexy, don’t you think? Give your friend (or yourself) the gift of feeling gorgeous this season! Also, there will be wine.
Surprise Shakti Bazaar
SUNDAY, Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m. at 449 Keap St., Williamsburg
Spend your Sunday taking ballet, snacking on sweet treats, swapping clothes, making cards, henna tattooing and so much more! All proceeds of the donation-based bazaar go towards #RallyforHarlem.
Greenpointers Candyland Holiday Market
SUNDAY, Dec. 10, 1-7 p.m. at Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St., Greenpoint
Not only is this market Candyland themed, but with 60 indie vendors to choose from whilst you sip on hot buttered rum, craft beer, and Hungarian wine, you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy — and have tons of fun while you’re at it. ‘Cause once you’ve shopped ’til you’ve dropped (or dropped from the beer), you can treat yourself to nail art, a massage, or a tarot card reading, then snack on some “oversized candy,” then scan yourself into a 3D avatar!
Bushwick Print Lab: 8th Annual ‘Art of the T’ & Holiday Pop Up
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. at The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave., Ridgewood
Join Bushwick Print Lab for a festive night of jazz while shopping from local artists Ray Cross, Jennifer Harris, Keren Hasson, Irwin Todd, Kati Lacker, and Nick Groepler! Ten percent of all sales from “Art of the T” will be donated to Access Fund, an organization dedicated to protecting American National monuments and land.
Ridgewood Market Holiday Festival
SATURDAY, Dec. 16, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave, Ridgewood
Held in the historic German beer hall Gottscheer Hall, Ridgewood Market hosts over 40 curated vendors selling local, artisan, and vintage goods, plus food, canned goods, pastries, and more! Also available for purchase are beer, cocktails, and German food from the beer hall. There will be live music, entertainment, raffles, and games, too, so you can bring the whole family for a festive night out!
The White Unicorn Holiday Pop Up Shop at The Rack Shack
SUNDAY, Dec. 17, 12 p.m. at The Rack Shack, 155 Central Ave., Bushwick
The White Unicorn is setting up shop at our favorite lingerie store on Sunday: The Rack Shack! They’ll be selling their favorite toys and stocking stuffers for the naughty person (or people) on your list, plus games, jewelry and costumes for the nice ones, too! Get what you really want this year.
Lola Star Holiday Pop Up Shop and Bling Bar
Starts on SATURDAY, Dec. 16, 12.p.m through Dec. 23 at 193 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
Coney Island is coming to Williamsburg…at Lola Star’s Holiday Pop Up Shop and Bling Bar! Shop for Brooklyn themed t-shirts, jewelry, and collectibles, plus quirky accessories, novelties, and glittery goods from the boardwalk. The events begin this Saturday with an All You Can Bling Rhinestone Buffet and continue next week with a Unicorn Rhinestone Happy Hour, Make a Tee for Mom- Daddy Daughter tee shirt making workshop, an Ugly Holiday Sweatshirt Making party and more!
Bushwick Print Lab’s Holiday Card Workshop
SUNDAY, Dec. 17, 2 p.m – 5 p.m. at Bushwick Print Lab, 1717 Troutman St., Ridgewood
Spend your Sunday crafting creative cards at Bushwick Print Lab where you’ll learn to register a two-color image on paper and print a short edition on cardstock — in just three hours! Paper and folded cards are provided so your beautiful cards will be good to go (in the mail) the moment you’re done with the class!
Bushwick Vendors Market: Holiday Edition
FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 6 – 11 p.m., The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Bushwick
Head on down to The Silent Barn for some last-minute holiday shopping, drinks, DJs, live performances, and a Silent Barn Open Studios tour! You know, one last hurrah until you’re reunited with long distance family members.
Artshack Holiday Ceramics Sale
Starts on SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Artshack Brooklyn, 131 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
Shop for handcrafted ceramic bowls, mugs, vases and more at the the fourth annual Holiday Ceramics Sale, where all proceeds go towards scholarships for children in the community! There will be coffee, wine, and the chance to win a jumpsuit, a wheel throwing class for two, and other surprises!
Diviera Drive Holiday Marketplace
SATURDAYS, Dec. 9, 16 & 23, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Diviera Drive, 131 Berry St., Williamsburg
Drop by Diviera Drive and shop from your favorite indie vendors selling everything from art to clothing to Christmas trees! When you’re done, be sure to grab a snack from the Wurst Case sausage truck, or try some of Diviera’s deep dish pizza. Or both of them at once. And then an Italian pastry.
Bruna Andreoni Holiday Pop-Up Shop
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, Dec. 9, 10, 16 & 17, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at at Artists & Fleas, 70 N. 7th St., Williamsburg
Leather-guru Bruna Andreoni is hosting a holiday pop-up shop for two weekends this month, where you can purchase handcrafted, one-of-a-kind leather goods for all the leather enthusiasts in your life. Bruna will be stitching on site so you can see how it’s done, and they’re open to do custom orders, too. Hm, I sense a Dad and/or Uncle gift. *Makes mental note.*
Happy shopping, and don’t forget to tag us @bushwickdaily on your Instagram posts from these markets!