Local Gifts That Keep Giving

Looking for Christmas or Chanukah Gift ideas this Holiday? Here are some suggestions for Brooklyn-based presents to give.


With A Brooklyn Museum Membership they can see Normal Rockwell: Behind the Camerahis year, why not consider giving gifts that give?


Here are some great suggestions for gifts that both nice to receive and help to support the institutions that make Brooklyn a wonderful place to live:


YMCA Memberships and Gifts


Gift cards in denominations of $25, $50, or $100 that can be used towards anything the Y offers (membership, personal training, classes, etc.)  People also do purchase memberships, massage therapy or personal training sessions as gifts outright. The YMCA is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit.


For Bosom Buddies

La Leche League Membership-- great for new moms! they have 2 monthly infant meetings, a toddler meeting and extra meetings like the working mothers meeting and Twin Mom meetings.  Members get 10% off of books that we sell and receive a e-zine.


Museum Memberships


Brooklyn Museum of Art

The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Prospect Park Alliance

Propsect Park Trees

This holiday, you can give anyone on your list the very special gift of a tree in Prospect Park – a gift that will not only make them feel good, but will also be good for our neighborhood and environment. Dedicate a tree for as little as $75.

Prospect Park Zoo (you may be able to get an unlimited pass to the zoo without becoming a Wildlife Conservation Society Member, but a WCS pass gets you access to the Aquarium and Bronx Zoo)

MoMA family pass gives access to many family programs (technically not in Brooklyn but still awesome)

A gift membership to Park Slope Parents!