Bring the uniqueness of New York to someone's door with a curated gift box from By Brooklyn, a shop devoted to fine goods made locally that has been featured The New York Times, New York magazine, TimeOut New York, and countless other publications.
Add a splash of spa indulgence to someone's grooming ritual with the Apothecary Gift Box, exclusive to LivingSocial. They'll start the day with pep when they lather on peppermint-geranium Get Happy organic body wash by PLANT; and get squeaky-clean with an all-natural bar of rosemary-peppermint soap by Love Nature NYC. Make toiletry essentials elegant in a cheerful Dopp kit handmade by Maptote. To keep the good vibes coming, the box includes a handmade Carroll Gardens soy candle by Brooklyn Flavors that'll fill their home with the scent of best-quality vanilla and citrus. When they unwrap this Big Apple red box, these good-for-you goodies will lift their spirits.
About By Brooklyn: We spoke with buyer Mindy to find out what makes the store's concept and products so special.
LivingSocial: What's so cool about Brooklyn?
By Brooklyn: The notion of authenticity. We make it happen, we're really real, and we have pride in ourselves and in our borough.
LS: Why shop local?
BB: There's something to be said about shopping locally and all the great things that does for the neighborhood, for the economy. Everything's just been made, everything's really fresh. I'm inspired by our vendors here every single day. None of them are doing this because they have to. Nobody's making pickles, jam, or soap because they have to. They really believe in it, and they really want to.
LS: What makes this a great present?
BB: The quintessential gift shop is the place where you want everything, but you probably wouldn't buy everything for yourself. Anybody would be happy to get even one of these items, but we've taken it upon ourselves to take the best of the best and put them all together in one pretty package.