Sarah Jessica Parker is hoping to have at least one surprise for her three children on Christmas morning: A gift she described in an Instagram post as “utterly charming” and “irresistible.” The actor is talking about the work of Craftspring, a Brooklyn-based shop that sells handmade ornaments, mobiles, tree toppers, masks, and more.
Parker stumbled upon the brand last year in Manhattan’s Union Square, where it had a temporary booth for the holiday season. “I’m not telling which ornaments I got for the Broderick children,” she wrote, adding that it was nearly impossible to choose. (The designs range from cheeky options, like a New York City MetroCard and Frida Kahlo, to holiday go-tos, such as as angels and peace doves.) The best part: All of the decorations are made by artisan women in Kyrgyzstan who practice traditional felting methods, which explains why the characters have a nostalgic quality to them—they’ve been around forever.
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@craftspring A stumbled upon revelation. Temporarily snuggled up in Union Square for the holiday season but always home in Brooklyn. Utterly charming, irresistible doing the good work. Take 1 second to visit their page. I’m not telling which ornaments I got for the Broderick children. So few surprises left…I will reveal, it was nearly impossible to choose! X, SJ
As far as ornaments go, these are on the pricier side, at $20 each. But as stocking stuffers (or last-minute gifts for a neighbor, host, or friend), the handcrafted pieces are definitely worth it. Parker’s holiday, for one, will be extra-special this year.
This story was originally published in November 2019. It has since been updated.
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