Made in the E.V. | Our Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1


This holiday season, support local artisans with gifts that are made right here in the East Village.

1. Feature Articles Stamp & Colorin’ Zine by Keat, $35
Casey Rubber Stamps
322 East 11th Street, between First and Second Avenues
Keat Teoh, an artist who works at Casey Rubber Stamps, designed and produced this set of facial-features stamps and coloring book with blank faces.

2. Spike Chain Bracelet by Nishi, $315
337 East Ninth Street, between First and Second Avenues
Duo is a boutique owned by sisters Wendy and LaRae Kangas. They stock young, emerging designers such as East Village based Joanna Bengo of Nishi.

3. Large Briefbag 2 Lock, $500
Village Tannery
7 Great Jones Street, between Broadway and Lafayette Street
Leather goods are handmade onsite at this tannery, where clients can custom design their own bags to their specifications.

4. Stock stamps, $3 – $15 each
Casey Rubber Stamps
322 East 11th Street, between First and Second Avenues
Of the thousands of stock stamps that line this store and workshop, these are some of the bestsellers. But if none of the designs tickle your fancy, you can also get customized stamps made with your own artwork.

5. Healing, Cleansing & Self-Improvement Candles, $27.50
424 East Ninth Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A
Cast a spell with hand-carved, custom candles from Enchantments, a store that caters to all your occult needs. Candles are carved with magic symbols along with your name, and anointed with oils and glitter.

6. 3D Skull chocolate, $14
Bond Street Chocolate
63 East Fourth Street at Bowery
Last year, we featured their Jumbo Chocolate Buddha in our gift guide. But their new items look even more decadent.