Finally Fridays- Totally Awesome Local Gifts

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There’s truely no end to my love of gift giving…so much so I’ve made it my life’s work. I’ve been saving up the very best, and unique, gift selections from around Astoria, LIC, and Sunnyside to share with you. So! Without further ado, here’s my favorite totally awesome local gifts!

1. A gilding class with local artist Karen Fizgerald:

Imagine my delight when my very favorite local artist, Karen Fitzgerald, sent out an email announcing a gilding class in her LIC workshop! For $250 participants will learn how to work with materials like aluminum, gold and copper, taught by a master in the craft. Email Kbfitzgerald at gmail dot com to reserve a spot for your lucky gift recipant. (

2. A special little vintage find:

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of vintage, so when I came across these sweet fortune cookie ornaments, I knew they’d make it to my gift guide. Hard-to-shop-for friends will be delighted by the variety of unique items at Stray Vintage in Sunnyside; it’s worth the trip! (Stray Vintage, 48-09 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside)

3. A totally packed wine, beer & cheese basket:

Holiday gift baskets are an inevitable part of the holiday season, so why not give one packed with tasty cheeses, charcuterie, crackers and wines? These locally sourced baskets can be customized with different options to make the perfect basket. Teachers, babysitters and office friends are sure to love this one. (Astoria Wine Bier & Cheese,  34-14 Broadway)

 4. Anarchy in a Jar Jam:

I’m giving jars of this awesome jam because of the name alone! Newbie COFFEED has some rather usual (and perfect) items perfect for last minute gift giving. This Anarchy in a Jar Wild Blueberry Jam with Rum, Juniper and Anise sounds too good to pass up. (COFFEED, 37-18 Northern Blvd. Astoria)

5. The Subway Deck:

Want to be the coolest aunt or uncle EVER? Give these beyond awesome Subway Decks. These graffiti friendly subway inspired skate decks include a marker and stickers so riders can customize their boards. Oh, to be 13 again. (Belief, 29-20 23rd Ave., Astoria)

Need more ideas? Don’t miss our ‘Best Places to Shop Local‘ gift guide and ‘Unexpected Astoria Gifts‘ too! 

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