Best last-minute holiday gifts made in Queens

There’s no reason to leave Queens when gift-buying this season. The World’s Borough is filled with some of the most talented artisans and crafters in the country, as this list will attest:

PlazaDeToro—Unique, unusual and provocative, the graffiti-inspired art of Oscar Toro is unique, unusual and provactive. Available in prints and puzzles.


Haber’s Tonic—Artisinal Tonic Syrup for making the best gin and tonics

Rockaway Brewing Company—This Queens-based brewery of craft beer sells “growlers” ranging in size from 8 oz. to 64 oz., perfect to share with family and friends.


Repurpose Detroit—For that trendy industrial designer! Bottle openers, candles, key chains and more made by artists from Astoria


Charlito’s Cocina—The homemade cured meats of this Hunter’s Point purveyor will please the fussiest foodie! Delicious options like Dry Fig Salami and Black Truffle Sausage are all made by hand, slowly, in small batches.


Artemisia—Natural wilderness inspired soap and body products come in a variety of fresh, natural scents


Native Roasters—Possibly the best coffee in The Borough ,made in small batches from select high-quality beans


Queens88—A clothing company, featuring the inspirational designs of artist Christina Prudenti; a grass roots clothing label, utilizing screen prints, stencils and paints.

Dutch Kills Klothing

Dutch Kills Klothing—Queens-themed tees, hoodies and totes, incorporating vintage advetising

St. Petersburg Art Glass Studio—Extraordinary glass pieces, which combines hand-crafting with a modern flair


Divya Candles—Beautiful artisinal candles in a host of wonderful scents and provocative design.


Wilk Apiary—Delicious locally-made honey

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