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Missing Your Friends? Here Are Gifts Under $50 to Send Them

by Corinne Batsides
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We’ve all been stuck at home self-quarantining for a while now, so it’s easy to be missing your friends and loved ones. Since you can’t show up at your girlfriend’s house right now with a bottle of wine and chocolates to have a friends’ night, the next best thing is to send a little gift to say “I miss you.” From cookies to self-care boxes, there are tons of options ways to send a little cheer to your loved ones and remind them they’re not alone. 

Read on for a full list of all the adorable gifts under $25 + $50 that you can send to your loved ones to show them that you’re thinking of them.

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Gifts Under $25

Kannibal and Co.

Kannibal and Co. is a Hoboken shop that sells unique home goods and gifts, antique and custom jewelry, and refurbished vintage furniture. Shop from their apothecary selection and candle selection for the perfect gifts for your friends.

Sweet Basil Co.

Sweet Basil Co. creates personalized gifts made with love for you and your loved ones. The Hoboken store personalized gift boxes with succulents and candles, and each box is handmade in-house. Order gift boxes here for your friends or family.

Bird and Branch 

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Bird and Branch is a specialty coffee shop in NYC. The shop offers care packages, made up of an assortment of baked goods — think delicious cookies and brownies — and coffee grounds. Order a care package assortment here.

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Belle and Blush

Belle and Blush offers a wide array of goods and gifts you can order online to send to a loved one. Everything from cosmetics to home goods can be found in its online store. Buy your friend a bath bomb, some candy, or something from their $15—$25 collection.

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Cocktail Books 

For your friends who have already gone through all the bottles of wine in the house and is ready to step their game up to the next level with some creative new cocktails. Send them one of the following recipe books with tons of different cocktails recipes to try at home: Fancy AF Cocktails, The Ultimate Bar Book, Cocktails with a Twist, or The Art of Mixology.  

Bang Cookies 

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These award-winning cookies are made with organic and natural ingredients — and nothing compares to them. These cookies are huge and delicious, especially after you pop them in the microwaves. Show your friends some love and order them cookies from here


Greetabl offers custom made gifts to send to friends and family. Show someone that you’re thinking of them with individualized boxes filled with little goodies, like candy, teas, oils, or bath bombs. Send your friend a self-care box here.

Wicked Good Cupcakes 

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Wicked Good Cupcakes is a bakery that sells delicious cupcakes in adorable little jars, making the ideal gift for pretty much any occasion. For under $25, you can send your friend a custom two-back of two different flavored cupcakes of your choosing. Order a gift here.

Love, Amarie

Love, Amarie is a boutique online shop started by a local Hoboken resident, selling heirlooms and unique gifts. If you’ve been missing your best friends and finding that your group chat is the only thing keeping you sane right now, send them a “Thank God For My Group Chat” wine glass from here.

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Gifts Under $50


Until Monday, May 4th, Shutterfly is having a huge sale, offering 50% on nearly everything. For less than $20, you can personalize a mug with words or pictures and send it to your loved one. Shop here.

Small Packages

Small packages is a custom gift store. The first step is to pick a box based on the occasion — for instance, a little social distancing “missing you” gift. The second step is to choose your price, either $35 or $50 worth of goods. The last step is to customize the box with your own message. Order a package to send to your loved one here.

Kannibal and Co. 

Kannibal and Co. is a Jersey City shop that sells unique home goods and gifts, antique and custom jewelry, and refurbished vintage furniture. Shop from their apparel selection and get your friend an adorable piece of clothing to show that you’re thinking of them.

One More Hour 

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One More Hour is a custom postcard shop. Shop from the “Thinking of You” section and get a bundle of postcards that you can color and design yourself to send to friends or family members. Order postcards here.

Shaker and Spoon 

Shaker and Spoon is a subscription service that sends boxes of ingredients and recipes to make delicious cocktails. You can order a month’s subscription to send to your friend{s} in need of a much-deserved drink right now. Shop here

Bread Basket

Bread Basket delivers different assortments of bread baskets every Friday. Order anything from sourdough bread, to New York-style bagels, all the way to delicious pastries. Chose a basket of breads or pastries to send to a friend here.

The Bouqs Co. 

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This flower delivery service offers farm-fresh bouquets for any occasion. You can order any arrangement of flowers you want to send a sweet message to your loved ones to remind them you’re thinking of them. Choose an arrangement here.

Happy Box Store

The Happy Box store is a boutique shop that sells custom boxes for any occasion. Filled with anything from teas, to masks, to candy, it’s the perfect gift for any occasion. Build custom Happy Boxes here to send to your girlfriends.

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Wicked Good Cupcakes 

Wicked Good Cupcakes is a bakery that sells delicious cupcakes in adorable little jars, a sweet gift for pretty much any occasion. For under $50, you can send your friend a custom four-pack assortment of cupcakes. Order boxes of four cupcakes here.

Hudson Cakery

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The Hudson Cakery is a local specialty bakery. They’re now offering DIY kids to make your own cookies, cupcakes, or cake right at home. Send a kit to your family or friends so they can get bakery-level goods at home. Order a kit here.


Shop the latest trends in fashion for your most stylish friend at One/Sol. This Hoboken-based boutique clothing store is still open for online shopping, and you can’t go wrong when you purchase a gift from here.



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Wine.com is a website that sells wine and delivers it straight to your door— it doesn’t get much more convenient than that. Browse through their wine selection or gift selection here and find a wide selection of wine and gift baskets to send a loved one for under $50.

Hoboken Girl Shop

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We’ve collaborated with The Local Thread to create an e-commerce shop for Hoboken Girl merch. If one of your friends is a fan of Hoboken Girl or just loves her little city of Hoboken or Jersey City, get her an adorable item of clothing from our shop to remind her of our wonderful community. And bonus— the proceeds from the shop will go to support our team at this difficult time, and 10% of our net proceeds will be donated to the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps to help them raise funds for medical supplies and PPE.

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Where do you shop for gifts online for your friends and family? Let us know in the comments!


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