• Mother’s Day {2015}: 10 Unique Hoboken Gifts that You Can Buy Locally

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    Last minute kind of guy or gal? No worries, so are we. So a few days before Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled our list of favorite spots and gifts in town that are sure to make Mom think you’re the best child EVER:

     

    1. Fitness Meets Dance: Dance Lessons

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    Help mom get her groove on with some dance lessons locally — Fitness Meets Dance has a variety of classes that mom can go to by herself or with a partner! They have Zumba, salsa, and so many more options. Olé!

     

    2. Court Street: Wine Tasting Night

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    Monthly, Court Street has wine tastings that are $35 per person. Check the schedule and plan it for the future with mom {and maybe dad, siblings?} in tow. So fun! Bin 14 is also another great spot to take mom to an impromptu wine tasting, if you’re so inclined.

     

    3. Luxe Face & Body: Eco-Friendly Skincare

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    We just looove Luxe and its organic/all-natural skin care and makeup lines. Give mom a gift of a some pampering and beauty while being health-conscious and eco-friendly. They have so many brands and great products to choose from that are not only amazing but good for your body and the environment. Read more about a recent visit here!

     

    4. Washington General Store: Everything in this store, basically.

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    Truthfully, Wash General Store is like the gift-buying mecca. So many awesome ideas and fabulous gifts for moms with a variety of interests and aesthetics — from wine gadgets to necklaces to lotion to picnic baskets…it’s all there. Read more about this gem of a store here.

     

    5. Buddha Press Juices: A Detox Starter Pack

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    Yes, we totally made up the “Detox Starter Pack” tagline {you’re welcome, Buddha Press}, but for the mom who is watching her veggie and fruit intake, this is a great gift. Buddha Press makes fresh juices, but they also bottle their juice and sell it individually so that you can do a mini juice cleanse on your own. Their juice is delish!

    6. Little City Books: Literary Buffs Rejoice

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    This bookstore just opened last weekend, and we couldn’t be happier! A beautiful addition to the neighborhood with a ton of NY Times best sellers, fiction, travel, and cookbooks {and then some!}. More about this beautiful book shop coming soon…

     

    7. The Golden Carrot: All that glitters is {actually} gold!

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     This new uptown jewelry hot spot just opened, and has tons of {real} gold made by local artists and designers {with the cutest aesthetic, we might add!}. More on this gem of a find {no pun intended} coming soon!

    8. The Hudson Table: Cooking classes for madre

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    I mean…easy peasy/who wouldn’t want this as a gift, mom or not! Hudson Table classes are seriously the bees’ knees. We love it there! Check out a recent visit here. They have so many classes to choose from, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or expert in the kitchen.

     

    9. Body Balance Massage: The gift that you’re going to want for yourself.

    Help mom relax and unwind with one of our favorite Hoboken massage spots — Body Balance! They even have a monthly massage program and package deals which we love. #Need.

     

    10. Liberty Humane Society: Donations for the animal-loving mom

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    If mom is an animal lover, perhaps a donation in her name to the Liberty Humane Society is just the key! Give a gift to honor your favorite mom and help LHS beautify their brand new outdoor dog run! The donations will go towards creating a beautiful, great smelling, air purifying, non-toxic plants; maples, seedless honeylocust, flowering dogwoods, lemongrass, lavender, lirope, pennyroyal, or creeping phlox. LHS will also send your mom-of-choice a hand-written note card letting her know that your local animal shelter, Liberty Humane Society, will be planting the lovely greenery in their honor. So sweet! Click here to donate in mom’s name.

     

    Those are just some of our favorite things that we think Mom will love…in time for Sunday! So get shopping 🙂

    What are your favorite Hoboken finds for Mother’s Day?

    *Buddha Press is now closed.


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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.