• The Ultimate Local Mother’s Day 2019 Gift Guide {in Hoboken + Jersey City}

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    Every year, it gets harder and harder to be more creative with Mother’s Day gifts. Is brunch too predictable? Can I get Mom a candle two years in a row? If you find yourself wondering to yourself about these common Mother’s Day gifting Q’s and more, then lucky for you, Hoboken Girl has the answers. We’ve put together the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide to shopping locally. Impress Mom with any one of these exciting Mother’s Day gift ideas — from personalized jewelry to a coffee lover’s gift basket. If you’re not sure where to begin, keep reading as we break down everything you need to know about shopping locally for Mother’s Day: jewelry, flowers, gift boxes, and apparel and most importantly, where to find all of them nearby. Read on to discover the ultimate Mother’s Day 2019 gift guide in Hoboken + Jersey City. 

    Artisan Lavender Bouquets: Willow Rose {303 1st Street, Hoboken}

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    If your mom loves small but meaningful gestures and/or artisan gifts that are thoughtful and oftentimes handmade, Willow Rose might just be the hot spot for your Mother’s Day shopping. Since flowers are traditionally such a big part of Mother’s Day, put a spin on it this year by gifting mom these dried lavender bouquets. At $12 a pop, these sachets do double duty: not only do they look pretty around the house, but there are so many health benefits of lavender.

    Just by sniffing this bouquet daily, lavender can relieve stress, improve moods, and promote restful sleep. We might be a little biased but we think that’s perhaps the best gift you could give a mom: the gift of less stress, a good mood, and soothing sleep.

    Dear Mom Bangle: Noellery {123 Washington Street, Hoboken + 321 Grove Street, Jersey City}

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    For all the fashionista moms out there with a penchant for wearing flashy jewelry, there’s Hoboken + Jersey City’s Noellery. This “Dear Mom: I Love You” bangle is a stand-out piece that is guaranteed to have the mom in your life “aww”-ing out loud.

    If Mom’s not a bangle-wearer, Noellery also offers Mom necklaces, initial or birthstone earrings and necklaces. You can create your own customized necklace for your mama using the initials of all her children. {Or just your own initial if you’re the favorite!}

    Organic, Locally-Made Soap: Taproot Organics {511 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City}

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    If your mom is the organic product queen, you might want try out Taproot Organic’s organic bar soap. The products are plant-based and won’t break your budget, either. There’s something super thoughtful about making sure a Mother’s Day gift isn’t only enjoyable, but that it’s healthy for mama in the long-run, too.

    Some of our favorites that we think Mom will enjoy include the Flora soap bar {$12}, the Dead Sea Mud bar {$10}, and the Honeycomb body bar, which is a beneficial option for sensitive skin {$10}.

    See More: Taproot Organics: Natural Beauty Products in Jersey City + Bayonne

    Happiness Journal: Happy Notes Book {Online}

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    If your mom is a note-taker, doodler, or a to-do list-loving queen, then the Happy Notes Book might just be for her. It’s a place to scribble, take notes, doodle, and record the to-do lists and everyday moments that make mamas smile. Priced at $24, the notebook can be customized with gold lettering for an extra $2. The Happy Notes Book is available online and is the brainchild of a Hobokenite.

    Coffee-Lovers Gift Basket: Empire Coffee and Tea, Co. {388 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

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    {Photo from Empire Coffee and Tea, Co.}

    Empire Coffee and Tea, Co. provides gift basket options for all kinds of mamas: tea lovers, coffee lovers, and lovers of various gourmet foods. Baskets come in small and large sizes and of course, vary by price. For on-the-go moms who constantly need a pick-me-up, the Coffee Lover’s basket is an ideal choice. It features five half-pound bags of coffee, Belgian truffles, bite-size shortbread cookies, chocolate-covered Espresso beans, Sahale nut snacks, Comfort Collection Biscotti, Aunt Gloria’s Sugar Cookies, and chocolate-covered spoons {for dipping!}.

    Bloody Mary Mix: The Hoboken Mary {Online @ Etsy}

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    This Mother’s Day, give the gift of brunch… at home. The Hoboken Mary is a low-calorie, low-sodium Southern-style Bloody Mary mix made in Hoboken. It’s all natural — with no additives, no preservatives — and is fat-free, gluten-free, and comes in a recyclable, reusable glass mason jar for those eco-friendly mamas who care about sustainability. Pair with a stalk of celery and a kebab of olives, salami, and a pickle, and your mom doesn’t need to leave the house to have an authentic Mother’s Day brunch experience.

    Floral Arrangements: Flowers by Diane {109 2nd Street, Hoboken}

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    For the floral-loving mother, sometimes a simple arrangement or bouquet means the most. Flowers by Diane, located 109 2nd Street in Hoboken, has all kinds of arrangements: roses, tulips, and springtime hybrids. We’re particularly loving the Teleflora’s Mod Mademoiselle Bouquet for Mother’s Day. With its deep, gorgeous red tones, Mom will appreciate this vintage-feeling spray of peach roses, pink alstroemeria, and burgundy cushion spray chrysanthemums. Not to mention — the spray comes in the Parisian-style vase pictured above.

    Jersey City Graphic Tees: Hudson and Asher {Online @ Etsy}

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    With this Jersey City graphic tee, Mom can represent her hometown properly, no matter where she is. This handmade t-shirt features a map of Jersey City and comes in adult sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL. It’s a tri-blend of poly, cotton, and rayon and should be machine washed warm, inside out. Snag this hometown tee for Mom for just $20.

    Zen Treatments: Gaia’s Cavern {140 Wayne Street, Jersey City}

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    Zen mamas will love a gifted treatment from Gaia’s Cavern in Jersey City. The holistic and organic spa serves up teas, soaps, facials, foot baths, and even crystals. With myriad healing packages to choose from, there’s an option for every meditative mom: reiki, crystal therapy, tarot card reading, and more.

    Gaia’s also offers massage packages for mothers desperately in need of a deep tissue massage. With options like Hot Himalayan Salt Stone {starting at $125 for 50 minutes} and CanaBlessed — a CBD-infused massage treatment — mom will never stop thanking you for a treatment at Gaia’s.

    Vintage Designer Pieces: Mint Market {303 1st Street, Hoboken +339 Grove Street, Jersey City}

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    The Vintage Designer tab under the Mint Market is a local gem of designer finds. With brand names at discounted prices, Mom will love any of the bag, belt, or sunglasses options. Some stand-out designer names include Chanel, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton —name brands sure to catch Mom’s eye.

    Herbal Teas: Nurturing Life Acupuncture and Wellness {106 4th Street, Hoboken}

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    Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness has all the herbal teas and sacred plants any guru mama could want. The vast array of herbal teas span from $10 to $12 for a can of 15 tea bags and they promise benefits such as Sleep Tight, PMS Relief, Detox, and Headache Relief.

    Customized Coasters: Hometown Hello {Online @ Etsy}

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    This local Etsy shop is Hudson County’s best-kept secret. These hand-crafted wooden coasters can be customized to say anything, but the local Hoboken artist behind the gorgeous calligraphy work specializes in sayings like “Hoboken, New Jersey,” “Home is Hoboken,” and drawing out the zip codes of either Hoboken or Jersey City. There’s even one option that features a drawing of Hoboken’s famous Lackawanna tower. These wooden coasters feature cork bottoms and some package options come with identical magnets. Prices range from $6.99 to $16.99. All styles are available online only.

    Float and CBD-Infused Massage: om.life Wellness Spa {18 Park View Avenue, Jersey City}

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    Om.life — a luxury wellness spa in Jersey City — is offering a 90-minute float and 60-minute massage combo in honor of the occasion. The package starts with a zero-gravity floatation therapy in the spa’s floatation pool that lasts 90 minutes. It’s followed by a 60-minute, fully-customized CBD-infused massage. Guests also get access to the spa’s tea lounge. This Mother’s Day package totals at $233, for a total of 150 minutes of relaxing spa treatments. Grab this month’s Mother’s Day special here.

    Home Sweet Hoboken Tote: Peper + Parlor {938 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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    {Photo credit: @peperandparlor}

    With the Mile Square ban on single-use plastic bags, this reusable cotton tote will resonate with any local mama. This tote from Peper + Parlor is practical, cute, and local — all the unique aspects that make it a must-have. For $20, Mom will have yet another tote to bring her groceries home in now that plastic bags are banned.

    Read More: One Sol: Hoboken’s New Wellness + Fashion Haven

    Wellness Serums and Fragrances: ONE/SOL {1125 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken}

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    ONE/SOL has great Mother’s Day gift options for the health and wellness-conscious mama. ONE/SOL is running specials and promotions for Mother’s Day the next two weeks. Vendors will include a fragrance expert, day of monogramming specialty necklaces, stylists, a braid bar, and more. Stay tuned to ONE/SOL’s Instagram account for updates on their special Mother’s Day programming.

    For the mommies out there who love a good fragrance, ONE/SOL’s Abel is full of all-natural ingredients with a good-grade alcohol base. It’s long-lasting and most importantly, smells amazing. ONE/SOL also sells And Hermetica, an alcohol-free, patented moisturizing base that’s oil- and cruelty-free.

    What are you treating mom to this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments + Happy Mother’s Day, Hudson County!


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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainability and health and wellness content. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton.