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Your Local Gift Guide: Jersey City/Hoboken

Written by JCFamilies

Your Local Gift Guide: Jersey City/Hoboken

Looking for a gift? Whether it is Valentine’s day, the holiday season, a birthday, or you want to treat a loved one or yourself, Jersey City and Hoboken have an abundance of local shops to buy gifts. Of course, you will have a fantastic 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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Love Locked is a lovely selection looking for some beautiful jewelry or a perfect gift. Committed to showcasing handcrafted items with the utmost care and love, Love Locked offers jewelry, apothecary, unique home goods, high quality, and one-of-a-kind. More than half of their items are designed and handcrafted in-house, allowing customers to customize their jewelry, ranging from everyday styles to gorgeous engagement rings. They also carry over 90 artists from around the country, including excellent 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 and 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 vast selection of accessories to pair with the new looks that you buy from them. Their Hoboken store is open 11-7 Tuesday to Sunday, and the 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 your 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 many things for kids to keep them busy during this time. So for all your kid’s shopping needs, they are the place!

Morlees

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 at 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 perfect hair in a 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 if someone you know needs service for 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 washing. This would be an ideal 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 more approachable, authentic, and sustainable self-expression than simple art. This can be an excellent gift for families or parents. They offer themed kits as well.

Artviva Events

Artviva 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 and to purchase the ideal gift for a bookworm in your life. They have a vast 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 an excellent selection for men and women from clothes, shoes, jewelry, bags, etc.

Noellery

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. So if you want 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 offer some fantastic gits from candles, soaps, mugs, and other household items.

SECÜR

291 Grove St, Jersey City

 

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Secure is a local black-owned business that offers a variety of women’s apparel—looking to treat your wife, girlfriend, or best friend 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 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 many 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 set as well that you can purchase.

Spell Bathing

 

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Looking for some natural and nourishing body and bath products? Check out Spell Bathing’s holiday gift boxes or purchase some of their bestselling items on their website.

Feather & Bone

Feather & Bone is a waterless skincare company for mama and tot. Indian Ayurveda and Mother Earth inspire our ingredients and formulations. Our products only have 3 plant-based ingredients, making the products safe, simple, and effective. The company is founded by a local Jersey City new mom, Shubhangini, who came up with the award-winning Face Gems at age 12 after having a bad reaction to the store-bought products. The experience started a chain reaction where she became obsessed with finding the best ingredients for caring for the skin the organ in the most natural and holistic way possible.

Shop Taniable

 

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A NJ-based lifestyle online boutique offering sustainable and women-owned unique finds.

Arcos NYC

 

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Arcos curates high Fashion, multibrand print fabric, and upCycle handmade accessories!

Tia Planta

722 Montgomery Street Jersey City, New Jersey

Shayla is fueled by a deep and lifelong love of plants, and she passionately fills her world with vibrant greenery. With fifteen years of experience as a professional nanny, Shayla’s naturally nurturing nature overflows freely as she works with plants and supports and celebrates her plant-loving customers and clients. Friends and family affectionately call her The Plant Nanny. You can shop at their greenhouse or also get plants delivered. Moms would love a new plant this mothers day!

Jefa Pants 

 

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Jefa Pants is a woman-owned business that sells handmade jewelry, clothing, and home goods using upcycled materials. She has a ton of unique items that are perfect to shop for mothers day.

Doodle All Dayy

 

 

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Doodlealldayy was established in 2017 by Mikaela Simon as a platform for me to share my art with friends and family. It has grown into a shop and virtual gallery of sorts, with an Etsy page. Her commissions are always open. On Etsy, she sells map prints, stickers, postcards, and more.

Paanjo by Hiral

Paanjo is an earnest attempt to make a positive difference to Indian artists, craftsmen, weavers, and printers by adapting their craftsmanship into vibrant products for the urban lifestyle. It’s a homage to the owners homeland and artisan communities.

Living Room

277 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

 

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The Living Room is a brand new store that opened up in downtown Jersey City. Explore their inclusively curated and intentionally sourced modern home goods for the whole family.

Hoboken

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 an excellent option for gifts. The vision of MARGO is to push the retail industry in a more sustainable direction. They advocate a direction that values not only 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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An excellent 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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Little Hoboken is owned by two local moms who opened little Hoboken together. The store offers many 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 vast collection of clothes, shoes, jackets, and 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 pretty pieces.

Updated May 3rd, 2022

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