The good news: Brooklyn’s best-loved boutique, Sweet William, has just opened a Nolita location.
The bad news: You still can’t afford to live there.
So we asked owner-mom-style maven Bronagh Staley to create a holiday gifting cheat sheet — getting you in and out on your lunch hour.
Dido Baby Shoes, $78
Add a little twinkle to her toes with glittering gold Mary Jane-style moccasins from April Showers by Polder.
Sort-a-Shape House, $29
A new creation from Kid O, this wooden box encourages children ages 1 and up to put color-coded forms into corresponding spaces. Hours of doors, chimneys, and windows await.
Hooded Vest by Talc, $158
Give the gift of warmth with a chic rabbit fur vest lined in cozy gray wool. We’re hoping to find a matching number for ourselves under the tree.
Hansa Sitting Deer, $76
Skip the puppy (this year) and surprise him with a lifelike plush deer. Each of the handcrafted animals comes with info about habitat, lifestyle, and feeding.
A to Z Magnatab, $20
Foster a love of writing with a magnetic letter board. Simply trace the letters with the stylus and tiny metal balls pop up to fill in the lines. Easy-to-follow arrows and no-fuss erasing make learning fun.
Available at Sweet William, 85 Kenmare Square, between Lafayette and Mulberry Streets (212-343-7301); 112 North Sixth Street, at Berry Street, Williamsburg (718-218-6946 or sweetwilliamltd.com).
Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
What: The UWS’s traditional tree lighting sparkles.
Why: Magicians, stilt walkers, puppets, and the Kidrockers add to the merriment.
When: Mon. Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Tree lighting, Dante Park, Broadway, at 63rd St.; activities, along Broadway, from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th St. (212-581-7762). Admission is free.
Joanie Leeds Hanukkah Concert and Pizza Lunch
What: One of NYC’s favorite kiddie entertainers belts out holiday favorites.
Why: Sing along and have a slice.
When: Fri., noon-1 p.m.
Where: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., at 76th St. Register at 646-505-5708 or online at jccmanhattan.org. Adults and children, $14 in advance; $16 at the door; babies under 1, free.
What: Families create ecofriendly holiday cards using natural and recycled materials.
Why: The museum’s collection should inspire beautiful artwork.
When: Thru Dec. 18. Every Sat., 2-3 p.m.
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St., b/t 6th & 7th Aves. (212-620-5000 ext. 344). Adult/child pair, $10; each additional participant, $5.
Photos: Courtesy of Sweet William