7 Vendors You NEED to Check Out at the Hoboken Holiday Craft Fair

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It’s been a fun weekend of shopping locally for holiday gifts in Hoboken already, and if you’re looking for some fun ways to support local artisans this holiday season, the Hoboken Holiday Craft Fair is a good bet. Today was day one of the Hoboken Craft Fair, and while we highly encourage you to check it out yourself {tomorrow it continues from 11-5pm!}. To save you a little time, we rounded up a few of our favorite vendors — so you can skip around and visit these unique tables. Happy shopping!

 

Marble + Vine {Recycled Cotton Fabric Gift Wrapping}

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Founded by Jersey City resident Jenna Kniep, Marble + Vine was created as an effort to not only decrease the tree consumption but also create luxury brand of gift-giving goods that is mindful of our planet and nature. M+V makes treeless paper products from 100% recycled cotton, and all products are beautifully handcrafted by artisans across the world. Right now Jenna’s company makes beautiful recycled cotton fabric wrapping paper, gift bags, and wine bags {that are reusable and don’t use trees!}. Each time you purchase a treeless gift product, Marble + Vine makes a donation to support economically disadvantaged woman across the globe by giving them sustainable employment opportunities. Plus, their prints are adorable {we picked up a few rolls of the black + white, green + gold tree paper!} and sold at Hudson Paperie on Washington Street {or online here}. Perfect for the holiday season’s wrapping

 

Charley and Hudson {Hoboken/JC Clothing}

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Started by some local Hoboken mamas, Charley and Hudson features fun, comfy clothes for babies, kids, and adults that celebrate our local neighborhoods {namely: Hoboken, Jersey City, The Heights!}. They also have adorable handmade pillows with different patterns [foxes, Star Wars, Batman] — but the breakout stars are definitely these adorable t-shirts and sweatshirts. If you miss them at the craft fair, make sure to check out their Etsy shop here!

Baking Mama {Yummy Baked Goods Made Locally}

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Besides being one of our 7 delish dessert vendors at the Hoboken Girl holiday party coming up on December 8th, we spotted Tina Rivera aka Baking Mama [who has a brick & mortar at 88 Hudson Street] and her sister at the Hoboken Craft Fair. Known for her delectable macarons, cookies, cakes {and being the sole Hoboken carrier of the delicious Baonanas}, this is one dessert shop not to be missed. Make sure to swing by the corner of Newark and Hudson for some tasty snacks. Side note: Tina is a local of JC, and her son goes to Stevens — she is literally a ‘baking mama,’ in case you were curious. So yum!

 

Hoboken Farms Pasta Sauce {The Best Pasta Sauce You’ll Ever Come Across}

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, but Hoboken Farms Pasta Sauce is legit AMAZING {especially on zoodles}. The name says it all, {even if there are no farms to be found in Hoboken at present day}, and the recipe and ingredients are entirely original, unique, and inspired by the taste of Hoboken {tip: try the vodka sauce}.

Started by Brad Finkel, a former Hoboken resident, Hoboken Farms was created when Brad moved to the burbs and missed that Italian deli/food lyyyfe — and needed a job. He began working at a friend’s store making mozzarella and bread, a request that friends and family had made since moving from Hoboken to the suburbs, because he was there — and they missed that “taste of home.” Shortly thereafter, another friend of his (who happened to be an economic development coordinator) invited him to bring his his cheese and bread to farmers markets that were just starting up in the suburbs. Neither of them really knew what a farmer’s market was, but it seemed like a good opportunity. When ex–Hoboken residents living in the burbs discovered Brad’s mozzarella and baguettes, they couldn’t get enough, because the unique flavor reminded them of that undeniable Hoboken taste. The sauces are now available in local grocery stores, but they remain true to their humble roots — sold weekly throughout NJ and NYC at approximately 30 community markets, 7 days a week, rain or shine {including the craft fair,obviously!}. Click here for their website.

Silly Chilly Hot Sauces {Organic Hot Sauces Made Locally}

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Looking for gluten-free, vegan, organic, locally-made hot sauce? You’re in luck. Silly Chilly Hot Sauce is a locally-made hot sauce brand that checks off all of those boxes, created by Sufia Hossain. We taste-tested the Serrano & Chipotle, Fresh Mango & Sweet Pepper as well as the Habanero — and the Serrano & Chipotle came home with us! Delicious. PS: Right now Hoboken Girl readers receive 10% off their bottles of sauce right now thanks to our deals guide {through 12/31}.

Wooden Cha Know It {Ingrained Wooden Images + Adorable Ornaments!}

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Quickly snagged three Hoboken ornaments for gifts — because this table was so unique. Wooden Cha Know It is a small business that is handcrafted in Cornwall, NY and is that grassroots that there isn’t a website — just an email! WoodenChaKnowIt@gmail.com for inquiries. The coolest thing on the table {besides the Hoboken ornaments which we’re obv suckers for} was the wooden images. You can literally ingrain any image into wood {see above}. Such a great gift idea, especially for moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas in your lives.

JC Village Candle {Natural, Soy-Based Candles}

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From its humble beginnings, JC Village Candle started out as a birthday gift from Peter to his wife Marilyn {all-natural, 100% soy wax, grown in the USA} and has turned into a small business enterprise sold online and at local markets in Hudson County. And the candle scents are just about endless; mint soy to vanilla heaven to pecan pie to coffee bean to pumpkin spice — you’ll find something for everyone. Check out their site here.

 

 

 


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.