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Your Local Gift Guide: Jersey City/Hoboken

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Your Local Gift Guide: Jersey City/Hoboken

Looking for a gift? Whether it the holiday season, birthday, Mother’s Day or you just want to treat a loved one or yourself, Jersey City and Hoboken have an abundance of local shops to buy gifts. Not only will you end up with an amazing gift, but you are also shopping local and supporting small businesses. These small local shops are a big part of our community. Therefore, we have created this gift guide for you!

Jersey City

Love Locked

353 Grove St, Jersey City



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Looking for some beautiful jewelry or a perfect gift, Love Locked as a beautiful selection. Committed to showcasing items that are handcrafted with the utmost care and love, Love Locked offers jewelry, apothecary, and home goods that are unique, high quality, and one-of-a-kind. More than half of their items are designed and handcrafted in-house allowing customers the opportunity to customize their jewelry; ranging from everyday styles to gorgeous engagement rings. They also carry over 90 artists from around the country, including amazing local Jersey City designers.

Kanibal & Co.

197 Montgomery St, Jersey City


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Kanibal & Co. is a cute boutique/gift shop located in the heart of downtown Jersey City.  The store stocks a rotating collection of goods that are both forward-thinking and rooted in tradition. Everything from apparel and accessories to home furnishings and fine jewelry as well as locally-made products and curated findings. You can see a variety of gift items here for everyone in the family which is perfect if you are looking for a gift for a loved one during this time. They support a lot of local artists and creators too.

Mint Market

339 Grove St, Jersey City


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Mint Market is a fashion boutique specializing in fashion-forward vintage-inspired contemporary clothing and vintage clothing selected for its wearability today. They also have a huge selection of accessories that you can pair with the new looks that you buy from them. Their Hoboken store is open 11-7 Tuesday to Sunday and Jersey City store is open 12-8 Monday to Sunday.

Hound About Town

218 Montgomery Street / 17 McWilliams Pl


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Looking for a gift for someone with a pet or even for your own furry friend? Hound About Town is open for all your pet needs. This family owned business has everything from food, treats, harnesses, and any other products you need for your pet. Hound About Town is open 11 am-7 pm daily.

Hazel Baby and Kids

199 Montgomery St, Jersey City


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Whether you are expecting your first child, looking for the essentials, shopping for a baby shower gift, or looking to spoil a friend or family member you can check out Hazel Baby and Kids to find unique, thoughtful and quality products! They have a ton of things for kids to keep them busy during this time as well. For all your kid’s shopping needs, they are the place!


160 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Morlees sells men’s, women’s, and kid’s shoes and clothing. Including Birkenstock, Uggs, Natives, StrideRite, Patagonia, North Face, and Herschel. This would be a great place to shop for the whole family.

Downtown MedSpa

115 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City

Downtown MedSpa is the perfect gift if you want to treat your loved one to a facial or treatment. They offer a ton of beauty and cosmetic services. Please book online, downtownmedspa.com.

Shampoo JC

107 Christopher Columbus Dr #3500, Jersey City


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Give your loved one the gift of the perfect hair day! Shampoo JC offers haircuts, blowouts, color services and more. They are located right in downtown Jersey City. They offer gift cards as well.

The team at Love Lane Salon is all about creating really good hair in a really great environment. At Love Lane Salon, they celebrate that each team member, each client + each head of hair is unique. You can offer a gift card or treat someone with a hair service. They even have options for brides in case, someone, you know needed service or their wedding!

The Hair Room

213 Montgomery St, Jersey City

Another salon located in downtown Jersey City, The Hair Room is open for all hair needs and would be a perfect gift for a friend or family member. They also offer a variety of products for your hair care needs from shampoos, conditioners, treatments, brushes, and much more.

Hair is Happiness

360 7th St, Jersey City

Hair is Happiness is the perfect spot for kids and adult haircuts. They offer women and men haircuts as well as wash. This would be a perfect gift for a child or parents!

Luna De Papel

321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City


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Looking for a fun activity to give as a gift? Check out Luna de Papel. At Luna de Papel, they teach children how to “create”. When they learn to create they learn that they can control their environment and that builds a tremendous amount of self-esteem. Their goal is to build self-esteem through self-expression that is more approachable, authentic, and sustainable than simple art. This can be a great gift for families or parents. They offer themed kits as well.

Dt234 Gallery

DT234 Gallery & Art Studio specializes in Paint & Sip Events for all special occasions. They also offer paint kits that can be a great activity and gift idea for friends or families.

Word Bookstores

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City


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Word Bookstores is the perfect shop for all your book needs as well as to purchase the perfect gift for a book worm in your life. They have a huge selection that you can check out online. They also have puzzles, cards, and other little gifts that you also purchase.

Another Man’s Treasure/AMT Vintage

195 Montgomery St, Jersey City

AMT Vintage is a local shop that offers a ton of vintage finds. If you have someone who loves finding beautiful vintage pieces, definitely check them out. They have a great selection for men and women from clothes, shoes, jewelry, bags and more.


321 Grove St, Jersey City


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Noellery is a jewelry and accessories boutique. They have 3 locations in New Jersey including Jersey City, Hoboken, and Mont Clair. If you are looking for a beautiful piece of jewelry, Noellery has a giant selection. From earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and lots more. They also have other cute gift items that you can purchase for a loved one.

Meg Gem Silver

Meg Gem Silver is a jewelry brand owned by local Meghna Nair. Each piece of jewelry is designed in the US and handcrafted by artisans in India. All the semi-precious gemstones are handpicked and certified natural by an accredited gem laboratory. If you are looking to treat your loved one with a memorable piece of jewelry, definitely check them out.

The Lucky Honeybee

487 Palisade Ave lower level Jersey City

The Lucky Honeybee is located in Jersey City heights. They have offer some amazing gits from candles, soaps, mugs, and other household items.


291 Grove St, Jersey City


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Secur is a local black-owned business that offers a variety of women’s apparel. Looking to treat your wife, girlfriend or bestie with a cute new outfit? Check them out.

DeCarlos BeSpoke

255 Grove St, Jersey City


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DeCarlos is the perfect boutique to check out if you are looking for a gift for the men in your life. They not only offer stunning suits, but they also have shirts, sweaters, and more.

Pholk Beauty

203 Monticello Ave, Jersey City


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The perfect gift for the beauty lovers out there. Pholk Beauty is a local vegan skincare brand and shop that offers a ton of wellness products. Their all vegan, natural and affordable skincare would be perfect for someone looking for a new brand to try when it comes to skin. They have sets as well that you can purchase.


Washington General 

509 Washington St, Hoboken

Washington General Store is a whimsical home and gift store, specializing in unique products – from chandeliers to fine tea, and everything in between. Located on Hoboken’s historic Washington St., Washington General Store is a place to get inspired, spruce up your home, or find the perfect gift.

The Margo Market

1102 Washington St, Hoboken 


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Give the treat of some new fashionable pieces. The Margo Market would be a great option for gifts. The vision of MARGO is to push the retail industry in a more sustainable direction. They advocate a direction that not only values exceptional design and unique offerings but also the artisans and their stories as much as the end consumer.

Little City Books

100 Bloomfield St, Hoboken


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A great option for the book worms in your life. They have been around since 2015 in Hoboken and offer a giant selection of books.

Little Hoboken

702 Clinton St, Hoboken


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The Little Hoboken is owned by two local moms who opened little Hoboken together. The store offers a ton of products for kids, moms, and families.

Vintage on First

257 1st St, Hoboken


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Looking to gift someone something fun and vintage? Check out Vintage on First for some unique finds. They have a huge collection of clothes, shoes, jackets and lots more for men and women.

Peper & Parlor

938 Washington St, Hoboken


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In 1995 Peper apparel opened as the first boutique of its kind in Hoboken, NJ. Throughout the years they have focused on evolving with the growth of their customer base. Their customers’ love of shoes propelled them to open Peper’s sister store, Parlor shoes, in 2005. Anyone who loves shopping at a cute boutique would love a gift card from here or you can go in and select some cute pieces.

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