When you’re making your holiday gift list and checking it twice, don’t forget the stocking stuffers. Thanks to our friends at By Brooklyn, stocking stuffers don’t have to be a cheesy afterthought. In some cases, these little treasures can even outshine a generic big box gift.

Here are six creative and locally made small gift picks from the eclectic Carroll Gardens store, which has an e-commerce website and a new outpost in Williamsburg.


Coal Bath Bombs: Lovewild Design
These fizzy lavender bath bombs are cleverly packaged like lumps of coal, but your loved ones will be happy to find them in their stocking this holiday season. Coal Bath Bombs are a pamper time treat, whether you’re naughty, nice, or a little bit of both.

Brooklyn Notebook: Pepper Press
If you need to take your mind off the crowded train ride, take a breather and document all of your brilliant ideas in this Brooklyn Notebook with an old school map of the borough embossed on the cover. Or keep it simple and jot down your to-do list in style.

Goody’s Granola
This is not your mother’s granola. Goody’s Granola is so good you’ll forget it’s healthy-ish. Plus, it’s moist and chewy, so you can skip the soymilk and Greek yogurt and grab a hearty handful of yummy varieties like Chocolate Cherry, Honey Nut and Vanilla Blueberry on the go.

Beer Bar Soap: Apotheke
Beer and soap sounds like an odd combination, but it also sounds like the perfect gift for the IPA lover in your life. In partnership with Brooklyn Brewery, Apotheke created this bar of soap made with Sirachi Ace Beer, ground hops and the brand’s essential oil blend of cedar and lemongrass.

Bunny Stud Earrings: Panzell Jewelry
What should you get the girl who has everything? Bunny Stud Earrings, of course. These whimsical studs made with brass and sterling silver posts are sure to please the trendiest teen or hippest mom on your gift list.

Organic Dog Treats: Waggin’ Tails
Everyone is going organic, even your pooch. So this Christmas, give your dog a bone and Organic Dog Treats made with wholesome, all-natural ingredients including cheddar cheese and applesauce.