Gift Guide to Queens 2011

Where we shop, eat, and have fun are all a part of what makes our communities unique and wonderful. Shop locally this holiday season and help give back to your community in an important way. When you buy locally more of your money is put back into your neighborhood which will ultimately improve your quality of life. This is so important over the holiday season when your neighborhood businesses make most of their money, so here are some of our Mamas picks of great gifts that are made and sold locally. Happy Shopping!

Gifts for New Moms

Diaperkind cloth diaper service delivers and cleans diapers to most areas of Queens

Toygaroo Toy Rental Service

Mommy and Me or Prenatal  Yoga Class Pass

Giggles Calendar for Kids Cancer

Cozymate lambskin rug for a new baby sold at Caribou Baby


Gifts for Not so New Moms

A great babysitter for one night from Creative Sitters

Victorian Chocolate Basket from Aigner Chocolates

Organic Direct Grocery Delivery

Potters Wheel Class in Kew Gardens

Cards from Moxie Press

Recycled Tee Shirt Bag

A Stroller Cleaning or Repair. A California based company has come to this side of the coast and you can buy the mom in your life a  stroller repair and cleaning of her most used accessory. Contact


Gifts for Guys

A one day Ski Trip with Emilios Ski Shop

A Wine tasting from Hunters Point Wines

Laughing Devil Comedy Club Tickets

Bamboo Bike Kit

Upcycled Wallets from mens ties at SITE

Stache Opener

Charlie Lifestyle diaper bag, by So Young Mother. Super utilitarian, with amazingly functional features, like an insulated side zip pouch for food or bottles. Sold at Caribou Baby

Indoor Bike Converter from Spin City Cycle


Gifts for Kids and Babies

Cool handmade hat by Van Rey in Queens

Rocking Vespa

Sweet Emma Jean Shoes Made in Queens


Tell Me a Story Fairytale Mixup

Urban Robots Paper Toys

A Box of Boyton

Box of Jokes from Carol School Supplies

Space Ship Doll House

Eco-Dough from Green Rainbow Shop

A Chocolate Santa House


Gifts for Teens


Spa Castle Gift Certificate

Astoria Made Little Soap Shop Gift Basket

Ice Skating Pass to City Ice Pavilion

Astrological Cupie Dolls at Toy Qube

Cupcake Ornaments


Gifts for Queens Foodies

Edible Queens Subscription

Coffee from Sweetleaf in LIC

Dinner at gastropub The Dog and Duck in Sunnyside

Sripraphai Thai Desert Assortment

Tagine in Little Morocco

Marzipan from La Guli

Apron or Pantry Olive Oil from Vesta

Treats from the New Fairway Market in Douglaston