Food, Movies & More Last-Minute Gift Ideas


Starr and Nelson at Taro Origami, photo by Dianna

Forgot to get a gift for someone on your list, and now you’ve got no time to run out to a store to find something? Not to worry! There are several Park Slope spots that offer gift certificates, classes, subscriptions, and more online, so you can buy it today and look like you’ve been planning that the whole time.

For The Foodie

Bark Hot Dogs, 474 Bergen Street; The Burger Bistro, 117 5th Avenue: Got a fast food lover? Up their hot dog and burger game with a taste of one of these higher-caliber joints, which both will email the certificate to your recipient.

Littleneck, 288 3rd Avenue; Rose Water, 787 Union Street: Treat someone to a nice dinner. They both mail out gift certificates pretty fast, so it should arrive quickly if it’s a local address.

Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe, 195 5th Avenue: Let’s face it, if you don’t have time to go shopping today, you don’t have time to make dinner. Have them deliver you a sandwich and a gift certificate, so your recipient can do the same in the future.

For Someone Who Loves Trying Something New

BAM Cinema Club, 30 Lafayette Avenue: Give the gift of movies to the film buff in your life. The various levels provide discounts on tickets, invitations to free screenings, and more.

Jaya Yoga Center, 1626 8th Avenue: They’ll email your recipient the gift certificate, and they can choose from yoga and meditation classes, workshops that can be done with kids, and much more.

Taro’s Origami, 95 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor: Fun for the kids or adults in your life, you can register them for an upcoming afternoon class, or reserve a table for the whole gang.

The Bell House, 149 7th Street; Union Hall, 702 Union Street; Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street: Buy them some tickets to an upcoming show, like Mission of BurmaMeet Me In The Bathroom And Tell Me All Your Secrets with Dave Hill, or Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. Buy two and hey, maybe they’ll bring you with them!

For Kids

Brooklyn Robot Foundry, 303 3rd Avenue: If you know a young techie, or a child with a budding creative impulse, their weekend classes can inspire some great stuff. And as a bonus to the parents of that kid, they’re drop-off sessions, to they can get some of their own stuff done in that time.

Hip Tot Music Fest at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place: The monthly show is fun for the whole family, especially kids who love to get down and boogie — the January edition features kids music favorite Mill’s Trills.

Got any other local ideas for the busy gift givers out there? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo of Starr and her dad Nelson enjoying Taro’s Origami by neighbor (and mom) Dianna

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