The holidays have officially arrived in Hudson County — Christmas lights line the city streets, our go-to bars showcase their one-of-a-kind holiday drinks, and our favorite local coffee shops put out holiday lattes and Christmas-themed pastries for all to enjoy. Options to purchase Christmas + holiday decor and ornaments are found all throughout Hudson County, but there is nothing like supporting local businesses and local artists while shopping for that one-of-a-kind ornament to give as a gift or hang on your tree at home. Read on for a list of places to buy locally-made ornaments in Hoboken and Jersey City below.
Chanelle Colon | Online
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Chanelle Colon is a local Latina artist, graphic designer, painter, and illustrator located in the Jersey City area. Her work consists of acrylic and watercolor paintings, along with wooden bookmarks, uniquely charming wooden ornaments, stickers, and prints. Her hand-crafted animal ornaments are absolutely stunning. You can find her work on Instagram, and on her Etsy shop. You can also find Chanelle doing pop-up Art from time to time at Hound About Town in Jersey City, where she paints incredible pet portraits of Jersey City pups.
Tara Kothari | Online
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Brilliant local artist Tara Kothari works by pressing seasonal flowers in clay. Her newer whimsically illustrated pieces of Jersey City, Hoboken, and beyond are in response to her feeling of acceptance as an immigrant in this country where her art is loved by many. Her carefully painted ornaments are the perfect addition to add to your tree and are truly one of a kind. Tara works out of her private studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, which is open by appointment only. She sells her work on her website, as well as on Etsy.
Washington General Store | 509 Washington Street, Hoboken
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Washington General Store is a quaint + picturesque store on Washington Street in Hoboken with a cozy vibe. Here you can find sensational ornaments made by local artist @loveamarie. There are five different ornaments of hers sold here, including perfectly painted scenes of Maxwell Park, Washington Street, The Hoboken Overpass Bridge, The Lackawanna Clock Tower, and the storefront of Washington General. The incredibly popular Hometown Hello wooden ornaments by local artist Rachel are also sold here.
Hometown Hello | Online
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Home Town Hello sells hand-crafted custom gifts + home decor. Owner Rachel creates charming wooden Jersey City + Hoboken ornaments that have become a staple within the community. She also creates custom-made requests for weddings, gifts, ornaments, favors, etc. You can purchase her ornaments on Etsy or on her website. You can find her work in person at Love Locked, Washington General Store, The Little Local, Holiday Pop-Ups, Farmers Markets, and many more incredible local businesses. Check them all out on her website.
Jen Crosbie | Online
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Jen Crosbie creates exceptional crafts. She makes letter stitch ornaments, watercolor embroidery art, and handmade jewelry. You can find her work being sold on her Etsy shop and at various pop-ups throughout the area, including Jersey City Night Market. You can also find her ornaments at Kanibal + Co.
Kanibal + Co. | 197 Montgomery Street
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At Kanibal & Co., you will find that distinctive ornament you are looking for that stands out from the rest. The ornament selections here are superb. You can find the latest limited edition Jersey City holiday ornament designed by @gooddaymachine that will be the perfect local addition to your tree or a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one.
The Lucky Honeybee | 487 Palisade Avenue Lower Level, Jersey City
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The Lucky Honeybee sells adorable hand-crafted ornaments made by Etsy seller @forageworkshop. Forage Workshop donates part of every sale towards planting trees to help National Forests. Handmade ornaments by Etsy seller @spanglepop are also sold here. You can find an abundance of ornament options at The Lucky Honeybee, as well as delectable candles, gifts, and goods.
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Love Locked | 353 Grove Street, Jersey City
Love Locked has amazing handmade products that make incredible gifts. Hometown Hello wooden Jersey City ornaments are available here, as well as a plethora of various ornaments and trinkets for the Holiday season. HG pro tip: Love Locked also sells superior custom-made engagement rings that will take your breath away.