By Richard Burroughs
Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, The Brooklyn Reader is encouraging readers to shop local!
We have assembled a holiday gift guide with some fantastic suggestions for several unique, one-of-a-kind and often handmade gift items that will help you stand out during the holidays while helping our local economy!
Store: Owl And Thistle
Location: 833 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights
Types of Items: General store items, stocking stuffers, novelty items
Description: Owl And Thistle on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights is a hodge-podge of fun, whether you're looking for cool stuff for kids-- including toys and clothes-- or books and maps.The store has box sets for sale that makes your parents feel better about your move to Brooklyn. It's a general store at heart and the whole family might find some gifts.
The box sets are convenient and should be on your shopping list. And better yet, it's on the university side of the Eastern Parkway divide, and they might give you chocolate at the counter.
Ask about the gift certificates for sewing classes. You'll thank me this time next year.