‘Tis the Season: Hoboken Girl’s {Game Changing} Holiday Gift Guide

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With Christmas Eve exactly a month away and the holiday season getting in full swing much sooner than that, we here at Hoboken Girl felt it best to help you handle that holiday shopping list while keeping it local. This guide is a roundup of perfect presents that even in their most classic form, are changing the game. Remember games? No, not candy crush saga… remember Clue, Connect Four, and the high school favorite MASH? We wanted to bring back that feeling of simplistic charm with the items & services curated here.

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We created this guide featuring the local businesses that give this town its touch of whimsy in an effort to alleviate a bit of your stress {so perhaps you find yourself with some extra time to grab a cup of cheer}. Browse through and see the glamour!, the style! and the original! products and merchandise that will please everyone from your boyfriend’s sister to your ever-so-fickle-and-slightly-frightening boss. And if you decide something is so good the only worthy recipient is yourself? No judgement, we’ve been there ūüėČ . Enjoy and #shopsmall

// Antique Reflections

~ 252 1st Street 

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“Park Place” ¬†yourself into the world of Antique Reflections on 1st street…filled with vintage jewelry treasures that are bound to please even the most luxurious of friends. With 100-year-old vintage cuffs and unique items at every turn, you’ll never have to walk the boardwalk without style.

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// Luxe Face & Body

~ 158 1st Street

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Organic makeup and skincare will leave you feeling like a hot¬†number –– luxe¬†and ready for a night out sipping lipstick-stained Christmas cocktails. Luxe houses gift sets and items perfect for the eco-conscious ladies on your list. You’ll probably find at least five gifts in a row at this little face & body boutique, making it the perfect one-stop-shop. BINGO!

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//¬†Ariele’s Apothecary

~ 106 4th Street

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It’s “check-mate” with Ariele’s Apothecary¬†tea line — the perfect gift for a mama-to-be or that friend who is always feeling a tad under the weather.

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Besides a delicious line of herbal remedies and aromatic, hand-poured oil blends, Ariele’s also houses a fully staffed acupuncture therapy center. Gift certificates are the perfect way to go for that¬†queen who can’t decide if she wants her¬†king¬†or an acupuncture therapy session.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide at Ariele’s Apothecary and receive 15% off your purchase from¬†11/24/14-12/24/14.


 // Sweet Nicholas

~ 718 Washington Street

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Get a clue and slip yourself into something a bit more sparkly than before. This Sanctuary sequin top at Sweet Nicholas will have you out-shining the tree topper and stopping the show.

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For gifts, find yourself in the library or study¬†with a gold {initial} chain. With a name-worthy¬†necklaces¬†and adorable pouches to keep all of your secret weapons, you’ll be wanting to behave for¬†Santa…just in case he has an extra treat in store.

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 // Up and Out Blow Dry Bar

~ 341 Bloomfield Street 

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In¬†the game of life, it’s important to give your arms a rest and enjoy a bit of glamming up at Hoboken’s first blowdry and beauty bar, Up & Out. Up & Out will help you¬†spin your wheels¬†and enjoy some holiday pampering. And to make things even better, Up & Out is home to the Moroccan Oil product line, which is sure to assist in your¬†nights of holiday fun without the hair-stress.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and get $15 off your 3-pack of blowouts at Up & Out purchased between 11/24/14 and 12/24/14.

//  State Boutique

~ 257 1st Street

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We know that it may be¬†taboo to buy that secret crush you have¬†a holiday gift {such as the flannel button down below}, but it’s totally acceptable to treat your BFF to a cozy Dex sweatshirt while warming yourself by the fire.

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Plus, if you really get up the nerve to chat with your crush, you may need a little liquid courage {which can be housed in one of these festive flasks} to keep you frisky.

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 // Local Barre & Wheelhaus Bikegarten

 ~ 720 Monroe Street, 3rd floor {+ uptown & downtown locations}

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¬†For your loved ones that like to twist and spin, Local Barre and the Wheelhaus Bikegarten spinning studio are the perfect combination of¬†hand and foot. You’ll be getting your workout in while at the barre, and keeping those sugar cookies from staying around too long on your hips.¬†Featuring colorful, premium workout leggings in amazing prints…or a gift certificate to get that New Year’s Resolution started early.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive¬†3 Classes for $50 {Barre or Wheel} — purchase here.

Also receive 15% off all clothing purchases from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14 when you mention the HG guide.


// Aaraa Accessories

~ 408 6th Street 

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Take a quick trip to¬†candy land¬†where you’ll find metals and¬†colors jingling and sparkling everywhere you turn. This little shop on 6th Street houses a beautiful array of jewelry and accessories¬†that won’t break the bank. From baubles to bibs to cocktail rings, you’ll find a¬†sweet and unique¬†gift for everyone on your list.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive 20% off your in-store purchase from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14.

 // Grandestrands

~ Custom online etsy orders here // made with love in Hoboken

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Even if there’s¬†no time left to deck the halls, it’s always essential to deck your wrist. From charms to crystals and everything in between, you couldn’t even¬†etch¬†or¬†sketch¬†all of the endless possibilities of handmade, custom GrandeStrands bracelets¬†for your holiday gift list. Stack your story with local Hoboken resident’s custom Etsy shop online… and create some magic on your loved one’s wrists this season.

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Shop Grandestrands online and receive¬†20% off with code: HOBOKEN — plus receive¬†free delivery within Hoboken city limits!

// Bloomsbury Sq

~ 942 Summit Street {Jersey City Heights}
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Jack Frost nipping at your nose won’t be an issue this year after discovering Bloomsbury Sq’s all-natural, homemade line of bath and body products located at the shared business space of 942 Summit in Jersey City Heights. You’ll be looking for the letters and¬†words to describe how you feel after double or triple dipping and refreshing yourself an¬†ideal face wash that gently cleanses while it nourishes winter skin — score!

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For the workout lover in your life, the Eucalyptus Bloom is the perfect addition to an after-workout glow¬†—¬†¬†toner with organic witch hazel, eucalyptus, geranium, lemon and skin-quenching rice bran oil. A savvy multitasking product to take Hoboken girls from morning commute to jubilee-filled¬†evening cocktails.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive 10% off your first custom order from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14.


// Two Heathers

~ 331 Washington Street

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Whether your holiday happiness happens in a¬†Mansion, Apartment, Shack, or House,¬†two things you know you won’t be without are Ted Baker Shoes and some festive holiday attire from Two Heathers. This new boutique is home to a beautiful array of shoes, clothing, and accessories. You’ll find something for all of the fashionable femmes on your list, as well as men — they just started carrying men’s attire too!

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive 10% off your in-store purchase at Two Heathers from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14.


// Rebellations

~ 44 Hudson Place

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Hoboken’s only Kerastase-Paris salon takes care of¬†all the¬†craniums on your Christmas list, styled to perfection. Rebellations’ experts in hair extensions and specialty highlights {think ombres and balayages and more!} will spruce you¬†up and ¬†adorn your head with¬†beautiful color and trimmings.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive the ShopSmall Saturday deal of a $10 rebate from American Express for any purchase of $10 or more with an Amex card. Also receive 50%-off a personalized Kérastase Fusio Dose conditioning treatment {regularly $25} for any new or existing client when you mention this guide from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14.


// Eat Metal

 ~ 720 Monroe Street

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Your gift recipients will hardly be scattered with these sleek, designer bangle bracelets custom made at Eat Metal in the Monroe Center. These one-of-a-kind pieces are constructed with traditional techniques and contemporary ideas.

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Hand crafted in precious metals sterling silver, 18k gold, and combinations of 18k gold with patinated sterling silver {as well as colored gemstones and diamonds}, Eat Metal’s custom handmade jewelry work evolves from beautiful shapes into wearable, fine art jewelry.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive 20% off any fine jewelry collection purchase* from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14.

* Not applicable to custom jewelry orders.


// Om Sweet Home {of Simply Home Goods}

~Custom Orders Online and available at City of Saints {formerly known as Red Lion}, bwè, Bean Vault Coffee, and more local eateries // made with love in Hoboken

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It’s hard to compare apples¬†to oranges when you’re talking about gluten free and vegan desserts, but we think Simply Home Goods’ Om Sweet Home custom dessert line¬†takes the cake.¬†You’ve probably seen these scrumptious treats around town at local shops, but this holiday season you’ll be able to¬†treat your sweet to custom orders of baked goods. Made fresh

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Pumpkin chocolate crumbles and chocolate peanut butter bars might be a good place to start planning your holiday dessert table.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive 10% off your first custom order from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14.


// Washington General Store

~ 509 Washington Street
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It’s easy to be cheerful when you have a mule mug and some delicious coffee to give from¬†unique gift shop, Washington General Store. It’s more like don’t spill the¬†blocks¬†when it comes to sharing the secret of this diamond-in-the-rough in the middle of Washington Street. Filled with home decor and gifts for all, it’s your one-stop-shop for Christmas and other holiday decor.

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Perhaps coffee isn’t your thing and you like to shake things up a bit. You’ll easily make a tower of presents instead of a pile¬†with how chock full of goodies¬†Washington General is.

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 Mint Market

~ 303 1st Street

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Chic and¬†weak-in-the-knees is how your date will be feeling when he sees you in your vintage-inspired holiday ensembles from Mint Market, especially this burgundy sequinned romper. It may be a mystery ¬†as to what the rest¬†of the evening will bring, but it’s safe to say you’ll be covered from head to toe {and underneath} in gorgeous attire.

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Clutch your handbag tight, since after you take a peek in this adorable shop you may be ditching the large handbag for a festive mini hard clutch.

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive 10% off your purchase from 11/24/14 Р12/24/14. Also receive 15% off your in-store purchase this Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday & Sunday weekend.

 // Poor Cat Designs

~ 716 Washington Street

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Making spirits bright with unique fine jewelry from Poor Cat, all while hoping that the only battle your holiday season will entail is the one between deciding on eggnog or hot toddies.

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Poor Cat’s unique fine jewelry designs feature sterling and gold gems which can be fastened to a variety of leather bracelets and chains, which you will have a tough time parting with as you ship them to their holiday gift destinations.¬†Engraved charms with diamonds and other beautiful pieces can be found for everyone on your list, naughty or nice.

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// Bella Ro

~ 521 Washington Street

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When¬†sparkles are¬†easy to be found, you’ll connect the dots and know you’re at the beautiful boutique that is Bella Ro. It may be hard to choose less than¬†four things while perusing the store, but we know that the ivory top with tassel and these bold and beautiful belts are sure to make a splash. Plus, who needs stockings when you have knee-high boots like these?

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Mention the Hoboken Girl gift guide and receive 15% off & free gift wrapping from 11/24/14 Р12/31/14.


You’ve got a month to get your shopping in, but wouldn’t you agree,

it’s much more fun to #ShopSmall and have a personalized, unique shopping spree?

This gift guide has been a collaboration between HobokenGirl.com and amazing Hoboken/NYC stylist Tiffany Pinero Style.

*Two Heathers is now closed.

*Bella Ro is now closed.

*Sweet Nicholas is now closed

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County ‚ÄĒ as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s ‚ÄĒ she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo¬†TV and ordering takeout with her husband.