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Dec 14, 2014

2014 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

The ultimate local holiday gift guide featuring food, fashion, presents for kids and other local gifts.

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We-Heart-Astoria-GIFT-GUIDEWelcome to the 2014 local holiday gift guide! We’ve got two videos showcasing all the items you see listed here. If you follow our recommendations (or just have a great local gift to share) tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Happy Holidays and happy local shopping.

Astoria Swag

Queens is my Borough_Gift Guide

Queens is my Borough: Ideal stocking stuffer for your fellow Queens roommate. (Lockwood – 32-15 33rd St, Astoria)

Hellgate Necklace_Gift GuideHellgate Necklace: Keep that Astoria pride going with this iconic Hellgate Bridge necklace from The Brass Owl. It’s handmade brass and etched by a local NYC artist. (The Brass Owl – 36-19 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)

Louie KRONE T-Shirt_Gift GuideWe Heart Astoria T-Shirt: Designed by local graffiti artist Louie KR ONE Gasparro, it’s a great way to show off that you heart the neighborhood through gift giving. (Lockwood – 32-15 33rd St, Astoria)

Hellgate Pullover_Gift Guide Hellgate Bridge Pullover: Great gift for any fashionable man on your list. (Lockwood 32-15 33rd St, Astoria)

The Foodies

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 1.46.49 PM60 Beans: Growlers full of Alchemy cold-brew Coffee (60 Beans – 36-02 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)

Coffee Mugs_Gift GuideCoffee & Tea Mugs from Bareburger: You don’t have to limit yourself to use this mug for just coffee or tea. Use it for soup, cereal, oatmeal, anything! (BareBurger – 33-21 31st Avenue & 23-01 31st Street, Astoria)

Bareburger Gift CardsSpeaking of Bareburger, their gift cards are one size fits all. (BareBurger – 33-21 31st Avenue & 23-01 31st Street, Astoria)

IMG_9946Glassful: With a subscription you get 3 bottles delivered right to your gift recipients’ door.  Glassful ships to New York, Louisiana, Virginia, West Virginia, New Hampshire and Washington DC. Don’t forget WHA readers can receive $20 off their first box: use the code WEHEARTASTORIA. They also have holiday gift boxes available if a subscription isn’t a good fit for your giftees. (Glassful – 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City)

Sweet Love Pralines_Gift GuideLove, Sweet, Love, Pralines: Artisanal southern sweets from Love Sweet Love Pralines. They are buttery, creamy, smooth and melt in your mouth! Love Sweet Love Pralines takes it up a notch with artisanal flavors such as lavender and bourbon. (

Chocolates_Holiday Gift Guide LaRochelle Chocolates & Caramels: Hand-made, all natural chocolate truffles and caramels. Their Holiday collection is now available and includes the following delectable holiday flavors:

  • Gingerbread truffle
  • Peppermint truffle (vegan dark chocolate)
  • Cabernet caramel is a semi-firm honey caramel
  • Buttered rum caramel is a liquid caramel infused with spiced rum

(Sweet Jane’s Frozen Desserts – 27-17 24th Avenue, Astoria)

Sugar, Sugar_Gift GuideSugar Sugar Gift Set: Each set includes Shea Butter hand-lotion and body scrub in scents like Whoppie Cream, Sweet Cream and Ginger Sorbet! (The Brass Owl – 36-19 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)

Healthy Holiday

Ginger Juice_Holiday Gift GuideGinger Juice Cleanses: Stay healthy through the holiday season with these juice cleanses. Locally made and bottled right in Astoria. (Ginger – 37-01 30th Avenue, Astoria)

Terrarium_Gift GuideLuludi living art: Change up the flower bouquet routine and give the gift of a terrarium. Minimal care will keep a these plants living and adding oxygen into the air. (Luludi Living Art – 23-07 24th Ave, Astoria)

Holiday Hoopla

Pajamas_Holiday Gift GuideBoxed Flannel PJ s: These come in several whimsical prints. These are super soft and will keep a sister, sister-in-law, or female friend warm this winter. (The Brass Owl – 36-19 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)

Angel Terrarium_Holiday Gift Guideluludi living art terrarium ornaments: Add life to an artificial tree or change up the normal ornament routine.  (luludi living art – 23-07 24th Ave, Astoria)

Brass Owl Ornaments_Holiday Gift GuideNY State Ornaments: Choose from solid NY State or engraved with “NY State of Mind” or “I Represent Queens.” These ornaments are handmade in Texas and made exclusively for The Brass Owl. (The Brass Owl – 36-19 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)


Kids Luggage_Holiday Gift GuideSkip*Hop Rolling Kids Luggage: Help out both the kids and their parents this holiday season. Perfect for families always on the go. (Lockwood – 32-15 33rd St, Astoria)

Transport Kids Toys_Holiday Gift GuideNYC Trains: Bring the NYC Subway into your home with these wooden toy replicas. (Lockwood – 32-15 33rd St, Astoria)

Plush MetroCard Rattle: Make NYC transit tangible with cuteness. Give the really little ones in your life their own MetroCard. (Lockwood – 32-15 33rd St, Astoria)

 Ladies on your list

Emmie Flats_Holiday Gift GuideEmmie Flat by Lucky: Super comfortable and made for a NYC gal on the go! Features a padded sock and a stretch topline for a perfect fit.  Comes in a selection of 6 colors including black, navy, pewter, bourbon, camel and leopard.  (The Brass Owl – 36-19 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)

Gold and Black_ScarfGold Flecked Scarf: Stylish yet whimsical and one size fits all!   (Lockwood Style – 33-02 Broadway, Astoria)

James & Lily Jewelry_Holiday Gift GuideJames & Lily Custom Designed Rings: Work with the James and Lily team to custom-design an engagement ring around any size or type of gemstone. (

Mighty Purse_Holiday Gift GuideMighty Purse: Fashion-forward with the ability to charge your phone. A great gift for the tech-obsessed chickie. (Lockwood Style – 33-02 Broadway, Astoria)

QNS Collective_Conference RoomA BIG thanks to QNS Collective for extending their lovely space for our holiday gift guide shoot. If you’re looking for a great place to get your work done, schedule a tour today! (QNS Collective – 36-27 36th Street, Astoria)

Studio Nova_Holiday Gift GuideIt goes without saying that I have zero hair styling abilities so a big thanks to Studio Nova for creating the perfect hairdo for our holiday gift guide. (Studio Nova – 37-01 36th Ave, LIC)

About Emily Rios

Emily Rios manages special events, sponsored content and advertising clients as WHA's Business Development Director. She is a passionate and dedicated youth developer with a strong background in non-profit management, and works as Senior Manager of Youth Leadership at generationOn.

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