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“On the 4th Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me…” For 12 days leading up to Christmas, BK Reader is highlighting 12 local businesses across Central and East Brooklyn that are great for holiday shopping!

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So the holiday season is here, and after months of insanity, deaths, hatred and general weirdness, the love of the holiday season is a welcome respite from all that left a bad taste in our mouths.

Shopping local is still the buzzword this year, and though Cyber Monday is clearly the opportunity to order gifts from halfway across the country or from ya know, China, the holiday season is still a great opportunity to picking up unique gifts for friends and family while shopping local!

Brooklyn is alive this time of the year, with houses and apartment buildings dressed up, major arteries sporting christmas decorations, while the spirit in the air is both crispy and exciting.

Here’s a great place to do some holiday shopping and do it locally, while supporting local businesses and keeping money in your community.

The Bakery on Bergen

 740 Bergen Street (Prospect Heights)

This is definitely a bakery. It sells cakes and cookies. It sells cupcakes and snickerdoodles and all the pastries you would expect in a bakery; but it’s definitely more than a bakery. It holds cupcake decorating parties for kids, holds workshops and classes on baking, which always seem to be sold out and also rents it’s kitchen out for other bakers who need it.

You can get gift certificates for classes or cakes, but for a real holiday gift, you should check out their selection of apparel: It’s very Brooklyn, Hip-Hop and treats centric and would make a lot of sense for that Brooklyn lover! Your gift would be both appreciated and unique. Visit Facebook page here.

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