Pratt Center's Made in NYC (MINYC) initiative launched its 3rd annual “Gifted & Talented” online holiday campaign on November 18. Featuring a collection of 50 curated gift ideas sourced from Made in NYC member companies, the guide provides consumers the opportunity to support businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers creating exceptional products across New York City’s five boroughs.
This year’s Gifted & Talented campaign shines a spotlight on the diversity of NYC’s local food and beverage products and the businesses responsible for this collection of award-winning items, which includes everything from single origin coffee from Brooklyn’s Ludwig Coffee to piquant Malaysian Curry Paste from Queen’s Mama Lam’s to the distinctive superfood blends of Sustainable Snacks from The Bronx.
The mouthwatering selection of food-based gifts is matched by an exceptional array of gift ideas that will surprise and delight. Among these are comfy and eco-friendly women’s wear from Bronx-based Miakoda, up-cycled bow ties from Taz the Taylor in Brooklyn, and the pet-lovers’ favorite, Amuse Pooch dog treats from Queens.
“If you want to keep New York authentic, diverse and a city of neighborhoods, shop this year’s Made In NYC Gifted & Talented holiday guide” said Adam Friedman, Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development, which hosts MINYC. “Buying locally is always a good idea. Particularly during the holiday season, supporting NYC’s homegrown entrepreneurs truly serves to build community and create local jobs.”
The Gifted & Talented guide links consumers directly to manufacturers’ own online stores. Buying directly from businesses expands opportunities for consumers to become better acquainted with the people behind the products and learn the unique stories of the entrepreneurs and pioneers remaking the image of 21st century urban manufacturing.
Made in NYC’s social media channels will broadcast the campaign by highlighting products and companies through the end of December 2018. Connect with this experience by following Made in NYC on:
• Instagram: @madeinnewyorkcity
• Twitter: @madeinnyc
• Facebook: FB.com/madeinnewyorkcity
Access the 2018 Gifted & Talented Holiday Gift directory online at: madeinnyc.org/articles/holiday-2018 running now through December 31st, 2018.
“If you want to keep New York authentic, diverse and a city of neighborhoods, shop this year’s Made In NYC Gifted & Talented holiday guide. Buying locally is always a good idea. Particularly during the holiday season, supporting NYC’s homegrown entrepreneurs truly serves to build community and create local jobs.”