There’s truly nothing like celebrating friendship with your besties. That’s why The Hoboken Girl is thrilled our 6th annual Galentine’s Giveaway Series is back. In the spirit of strong bonds among friends, these giveaways are meant to be enjoyed in a variety of ways — by a group of friends, by you and a friend, or simply by the bestie in your life. The series takes place from Monday, February 5th to Tuesday, February 13th. So set a reminder and check out @TheHobokenGirl on Instagram each day this week to tag your besties and enter to win some fantastic local prizes. See below for all of the details.
What It Is
This Galentine’s Giveaway Series is a fun opportunity for you and your friends to win amazing prizes from local businesses to make Galentine’s Day extra special. There will be nine winners – one winner per day. Each winner will be announced the day after each of the giveaway prize posts via @thehobokengirl Instagram stories, starting with the winner of Day 1 being announced on February 6th.
Giveaway Entry Requirements
- Like the post + Follow @thehobokengirl and IG account of business tagged in the post
- Must tag 1 friend in the comment section of the post (the more comments, the more entries)
- Must enter by 11:59 pm EST to be considered
- Winner will be announced via our IG Stories the day after the respective giveaway
- BONUS ENTRY for each giveaway — follow our parent-brand @thelocalgirlhq on Instagram, via the button below:
The Sponsors + Prizes
HOW DO YOU WEAR THAT | Based in Jersey City
Giveaway Gift and Value: $500 gift card
Jersey City resident Caitlyn Warakomski launched her blog — HOW DO YOU WEAR THAT — in 2015. Her platform is a place for women to find inspiration, get style advice, or view and shop Caitlyn’s looks. Her style has an effortless, boho vibe, mixing vintage and thrift findings, and she also often drops capsules of gorgeous handmade tie-dye sets and donates the proceeds to organizations and charities. Caitlyn’s newest sweatsets were released on February 4th and we are beyond obsessed. The winner will be treated to a $500 gift card for some serious retail therapy + the chance to shop Caitlyn’s new drop.
Studio 17 Cosmetics + Wellness | 601 9th Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @studio17cw
Giveaway Gift and Value: Skincare products including ZO Skin Health Complexion Clearing Masque, Skinmedica Neck Correct Cream, Dr. Franz AC Care Enriching Mask, Skinmedica Dermal Repair Cream, ZO Skin Health Dual Action Scrub, and NEOCUTIS Bio Gel Firm ($480 value)
Studio 17 Cosmetics + Wellness is a med spa practice in Hoboken that provides effective and non-invasive anti-aging procedures. The spot’s services include everything from Botox®, Fillers, AquaGold™, and Ultherapy™ to microneedling, chemical peels, Customized/Holistic Facials, and Baby Bump Facials — with an overall goal to treat the skin as a whole, from the medical side to the aesthetics side. With a plethora of top-of-the-line skincare products, the winner will definitely get their skin in the best shape possible this Galentine’s Day.
Waldo International School | 110 1st Street, Jersey City
IG Handle: @thewaldoschool
Giveaway Gift and Value: Calling all our local parents! Win an arts and crafts gift for your child + their bestie ($200 value)
Waldo International School is a private school located in the Work + Live District Overlay (WALDO) section of Jersey City. Here, students are encouraged to explore and flourish while discovering and developing new talents, all with a small class size to receive the most student-to-teacher one-on-one time as possible. Calling all local parents — win an arts and crafts gift for your kiddo + their bestie from the school — AKA the perfect way for your little ones to spend some QT with their bestie this month.
Dipped N’ Smashed | 91 Washington Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @dippednsmashed
Giveaway Gift and Value: Valentine’s Day box of doughnuts + a date night for 2 or a family date night (of up to 4 people) to try all of the menu items.
Dipped N’ Smashed is the sister spot of a Cliffside Park-based, build-your-own doughnut shop called Dipped Doughnuts. The Hoboken location differs from its sister outpost with a menu featuring smashed burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes, in addition to build-your-own doughnuts. Guests can choose one coating, one topping, and one drizzle for their doughnut, with each category having at least five options. Treat your loved ones or your Galentine’s to some sweet treats with this prize.
somewear in between | 720 Monroe Street, Suite E521, Hoboken
IG Handle: @somewearinbtwn
Giveaway Gift and Value: $100 gift card
somewear in between is one of the newest boutiques to come to Hoboken, located in the Monroe Center. Local resident Morgan Cooke created this appointment-only boutique with the inspiration that every lasting friendship has two types of people: one that is always in dire need of an outfit, and one with the perfect wardrobe to supply an outfit. The fifth-floor showroom has a carefully curated selection of women’s clothing — and the experience is as fun and as comfortable as borrowing from a friend. The winner can bring a bestie and enjoy a private shopping session at the local boutique this Galentine’s Day.
Aerow Archery | 98 Forrest Street, Jersey City
IG Handle: @aerow.archery
Giveaway Gift and Value: 8-pack for up to 8 friends + AEROW Tee for the winner ($160 value)
Aerow Archery is a modern archery range in Jersey City that is perfect for archers of all levels. The spot delivers a unique and healthy way to move your body in an 8,000-square-foot open loft space that features 24 lanes of tournament-style targets — ranging from 11 to 22 meters. The winner of this prize can gather up seven of their Galentine’s and shoot their shot (sorry, we had to) with a girls night out at Aerow.
BFT Hoboken | 770 Jackson Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @bft_hoboken
Giveaway Gift and Value: 1-month of unlimited membership ($299 value)
BFT Hoboken is an instructor-led, small-group training studio that is located on the first floor of 7 Seventy House. Each workout is custom-curated to each members’ fitness goals, with an instructor leading 50-minute class programs — which vary between different fitness focuses like cardio, strength, functional, and core stability. BFT describes its studio as “personal training in a group setting,” and classes at BFT sit somewhere between a traditional gym and a class-based workout studio, almost like a co-working workout space. If you’re looking to embark on a fitness journey this Galentine’s Day, this is the prize for you.
Ivy Mane Studio | 1012 Grand Street, Suite 404, Hoboken
Giveaway Gift and Value: $100 gift card + 2 spot in a workshop class of their choice ($290 value)
Ivy Mane Studio sells handcrafted goods for the home, all made from concrete. Each home decor piece is unique and handmade — there are no restocks. Pieces range from planters to dishes, trays, and more. For those interested in unlocking their creative sides, Ivy Mane also hosts a variety of creative workshops like Create Your Own ‘Drip Plant Pot’ and ‘Booty Planter’. The winner of this gift can shop all of Ivy Mane’s handcrafted goods + enjoy a fun night out with one of their besties and take home a handmade, unique gift.
Bluemercury Hoboken | 230 Washington Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @bluemercury
Giveaway Gift and Value: Bluemercury gift basket including M-61 PowerGlow Peel, M-61 Hydraboost Cream, Lune+Aster Eclipse Volumizing and Curling Mascara, and Lune+Aster Kaleidoscope Nudes Eyeshadow Palette ($250 value)
Bluemercury Hoboken sells skincare, makeup, hair care products, bath + body products, and more in a luxurious but approachable setting — the Mile Square store even has a spa. The store is over 5,400 square feet, spread out over two floors, and sells a variety of well-known brands — including its signature M-61 brand. The winner of this prize can treat themselves to a serious glow-up this Galentine’s Day, or share the goodies with their besties.
Make sure to enter daily on IG this week, and follow @TheHobokenGirl on Instagram so you stay in the loop!
Good luck, and Happy Galentine’s Week!