Sustainable and toxin-free living

Sustainable and toxin-free living

14 Eco-Friendly Gifts Perfect for a Brooklyn Brownstone

Everyone is trying to capture that special Brooklyn vibe. You know, the charmingly-reclaimed hardwood floors, exposed brick, and decor seemingly plucked from a vintage store in Texas and bazaar in Turkey.

While I can’t give you 900 square feet of 12-foot ceilings, I can guide you to gifts that communicate your impeccable Brooklyn taste. So whether your recipient has just closed on a ground-floor co-op with a backyard in Green Point, or she’s trying to capture that elusive Brooklyn vibe from the suburbs, these sustainable gifts will elevate her home to an oh-so-authentic (and not at all hipster) level.

Each of these items from Uncommon Goods is warm and vibrant, made in the U.S.A (often from recycled and natural materials), and will bring your recipient joy as it glows, grows or makes music. Click right on the images to find out more information or buy.

chakrasThis Chakra Flags Chime will bring your recipient good energy. Made from recycled steel in California.
 candlePlant-the-Package Floral Candles leave you not just with a pleasant fragrance, but wildflowers. Made from domestically-grown soy and non-GMO packaging in New York.   bottleThis Moss Terrarium is a low-maintenace way to bring more green inside. Made in the USA from natural and upcycled materials.  agateGorgeous Agate Coasters for the tasteful hostess. Made in the USA from Brazilian agate.
succThis Succulent Wall Planter is for indoors or out, table or wall. Made from reclaimed wood in Texas. eco-friendly chandelierThis Barnwood Chandelier is just the right amount of rustic. Made in Brooklyn from reclaimed wood.


Driftwood Lamp is made in Brooklyn from driftwood gathered on Red Hook’s shore.

 Table LampThe Terra Table Lamp evokes Victorian sensibilities. Assembled in Baltimore.  bike wall artGoing to See My Baby Blue,” is a fun love note. Screen printed in Pennsylvania and framed in Oregon.  apple tree seedsShow them you mean to stick around with the Apple Tree To-Be Kit. Made in USA with heirloom apple seeds.
 micro greens kitThis Micro Greens Kit will provide herbs or veggies. Recycled steel box with organic seeds. bike plantersNo fixie is complete with this tiny Bike Planter! 3-D printed in Georgia. fish and planterThe Aquafarm is a tiny example of aquaculture and a great way to provide greens for the table. Made in California, BPA and Phthalate-free.

Uncommon Goods has their own gift guides curated by notables well, if you want to explore more!

Carrol Street brownstone water color sketch credit to Park Slope Sketch.

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