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Get Here: It’s The Last Weekend of Home for the Holidays!

Every STORY must come to an end but the closing of this year’s Home for the Holidays is particularly bittersweet. Home for the Holidays will be open this weekend Saturday January 2nd from 11-8 and Sunday January 3rd from 11-7.

The NYE Style Essentials that Sparkle This Year and Next

Because in our book, a little sparkle (matched with champagne) goes a long way towards getting you in a festive state of mind, we’ve pulled together four of our favorite night out essentials.

Four Cozy Esseentials That Are Just Right for Winter Weather

The winter has taken its sweet time getting to NYC. But, judging by the slight numbness in your thumbs and red nose, it’s definitely here, here. The only thing to do now: bundle up and batten down the hatches with our favorite cold weather accessories.

Shake Up Your NYE with Recipes from these Cocktail Masters

Since we’ve all had more than enough bland liquor soda combinations, we asked our friends at Hella Bitters and W&P Design to shake things up a bit with unexpected cocktail recs. Read on for something strong – small businesses.

Take Shopping App MikMak’s Best of BK Finds Offline at STORY

MikMak, the world’s first mobile video shopping network teamed up with American Express Open this holiday season to introduce you to some of its favorite Brooklyn-based businesses. Check out the videos here and then stop by STORY through January 3rd to pick ’em up IRL.

Be the Host with the Most: Our Top Eight Entertaining Essentials

The holidays don’t stop once the gifts have been unwrapped. Because merry making is our M.O. we’ve made sure to stock up on party-perfect items for the social butterfly, selfie taker, and master mixologist in all of us. Cheers, ppl.

[OWN] LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the… Wait, it’s the week before Christmas!? If you just snapped out of your holidaze, don’t worry, STORY has you covered with last-minute gift ideas for shopping procrastinators who still want to WOW.

[GET TO KNOW] THE FOUNDER OF THIS DO GOOD FOOD TRUCK

The Snowday food truck which features a maple syrup-themed menu, including an infamous maple joins us Saturday from 12-4pm to treat us to lunch, as part of our partnership with American Express. Before you stop by the truck and celebrate National Maple Syrup day, check out some of the people and places that inspire Jordyn’s work.

[OWN] GET YOUR ‘STAR WARS’ ON AT STORY

After you’ve gotten in that lightsaber workout, gear up for Star Wars mania with a few finds inspired by the film, whether for you or your favorite Jedi.

[DO] UPDATED HOLIDAY STORE HOURS

Because the holidays don’t always line up with your schedule, we’ve extended our store hours through December 25th. That means you’ve got a little more time to shop inside our Home for the Holidays:

[OWN] 8 Great Gift Ideas for Your Small-Business Family

Fact is: You probably spend just as much time with the people you work with as your close friends and family. Ahead, thoughtful presents from our Home for the Holidays that are a big on the uniqueness and more importantly made by small businesses.

[GIFT GUIDE] FOR THE COOL AND CREATIVE KIDDO

Odds are your little one has been working on his or her holiday wish list for months. But no matter how cool your kid, a little surprise goes a long way so we’ve rounded up gifts to inspire creativity, coziness, and maybe even a thank you or two.

[GIFT GUIDE] FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

We all have that one impossible-to-shop-for person on our list. They’re the first to know about everything and usually the first to own it. So we searched high and low to fill our Home for the Holidays with gifts that maybe they haven’t seen or thought to buy for themselves.

[DO] WELL AND GOOD’S WELLNESS WONDERLAND

Be totally present when you step inside a “Wellness Wonderland,” filled with feel good gift ideas for every earth mama, green juice guru, and wellness-obsessed person on your list. S

[GET TO KNOW] BIERSON; THE FABRICATORS BEHIND OUR HOLIDAY HOME

If you’ve checked out our “Home for the Holidays,” you know it’s stocked with gifts for everyone on your list. Get the inside STORY behind the custom made shelving system that’s pulling it’s weight this holiday season.

[DO] Gift Personal With Monogramming by Shinola

Saturday put your stamp (or someone else’s) on Shinola’s collection of heritage-quality leather goods at our in-store monogramming station, complimentary with the purchase of any item for the collection.

[OWN] Get Chanukah Ready with Our Lighthearted Finds

Tis the season to light the lights – all eight of them. Whether you’re celebrating Chanukah in your own home or joining in a friend or family member’s festivities, we’ve gathered a few lighthearted essentials. Have a matzah ball!

[OWN] Eight Great Chanukah Gifts for Everyone

Still searching for the perfect Chanukah gift for that special someone? Here’s eight of our brightest bets sure to make just about anyone on your list light up.

[DO] Small Business Saturday!

Saturday November 28th, we’ve joined forces with American Express OPEN to celebrate Small Business Saturday – the day we shop small for all. Here’s what’s on tap from 9am-9pm.

[THE GUIDE TO] SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AT STORY!

It’s here, here! We’re talking about Small Business Saturday – the day we all get out in our neighborhoods and show love to the small businesses by shopping small. This year at STORY, we’re going big. Ready? Here, here’s an hour-by-hour play by play of what’s in store.

[MUST HAVE] GIFTS WE WANT TO KEEP FOR OURSELVES

It’s impossible to play favorites but there are some items inside our Home for the Holidays so darn good, it will be difficult to let them go. Below a couple of current favorites that definitely won’t be found in the “regift” closet.

[GET TO KNOW] THE CHEF NEXT DOOR: AMANDA FREITAG

Chef and author Amanda Freitag’s approach is all about spreading warmth and hospitality – whether in the kitchen or through her new book “The Chef Next Door.” Read on for Amanda’s go-to spots and stop by STORY today to meet her in person and get a few last minute Turkey day tips.

[GET TO KNOW] THE FOUNDERS OF NYC’S FAVORITE MATCHA

Sunday at 10am the founders of Panatea will be sharing their small business story so we asked them to show the love to their favorite places to shop small – from coffee shops to yoga studios.

[THE GIFT GUIDE] FINDS FOR THE FOOD LOVER

Because the way to just about anyone’s heart is through the stomach, the selections here revolve around food – making it, savoring it, displaying it.

[THE GIFT GUIDE] FOR HER

This year give the lady in your life major feels with gifts that are a little bit soft, a little bit sparkly, and designed to send a major texture message.

[THE GIFT GUIDE] FOR HIM

Guys are notoriously hard to shop for. We’ve made man-shopping easy with classic, well-made pieces from a mix of heritage brands and start-ups.

[GET TO KNOW] THE L.A. STREET ARTIST WHO BEDAZZLED OUR STORY WALL

nspired by her perspective, Paige collaborated with us and NY painter Georgia Elrod to inset her resin and paper gemstones in our STORY wall. Ahead Paige shares some of the hidden gems in her ‘hood, from coffee shops to cocktail spots.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2015

Over the past four years we’ve told 27 STORYs. Every year we go…Home for the Holidays! Begin here! And discover gifts for everyone on your list from over 300 small businesses.

BUILDING OUR STORY WITH HOME DEPOT

Take a look behind the scenes at the making of Home for the Holidays, created with materials from Home Depot.

[GET TO KNOW] THE CHEMIST BRINGING COFFEE CULTURE BACK

Synthetic biologist Camille Delebecque, co-founder of Afineur is out to change that through a process that uses fermentation to yield a smoother, richer blend that will appease the most discerning of palettes. Get to know the people and place that inspire this innovator to disrupt your daily grind.

[THE PITCH] THE CONCRETE CANDLE WE’RE OBSESSED WITH

Pitch Night, STORY’s signature open call for designers and makers brings together makers of all disciplines to share their products and the stories behind them. Here, former Pitch Nighters give us the inside story…

[KNOW IT ALL] #SHOPSMALL WEEKENDS AT STORY

Every weekend at STORY we’re showing love to the small businesses close to our heart with an achingly good lineup of reasons to eat, shop, and play at Home for the Holidays.