Your Guide to Shopping for Valentine’s Day Gifts in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Roses are red, 
Violets are blue, 
Check out our local Valentine’s gift guide, 
and don’t forget to buy yourself something sweet, too! 

The Hoboken Girl team has created a list of some of the best places, brands, and local businesses to consider checking out when shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones this year. From sweet specials on sweets in Hoboken and Jersey City to the best local jewelers, the list includes gift shops and options that are great for anyone that holds a place in your heart — friends, and family, significant others, and more.

Boutiques to Browse

Dune + Salt Hoboken

dune and salt boutique

Coastal vibes meet city style at Hoboken’s newest storefront, Dune + Salt, located at 1200 Washington Street. There are selections of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, as well as lifestyle items. The mission is simple: give back to the community. Hoboken, like Sea Girt, is a city that prides itself on supporting local businesses and giving back. That’s why everything sold at Dune + Salt has a purpose behind it. The goal was to sell locally made, U.S. based, or fair trade items that are attached to a charity or organization.

Elite Kicks – Hoboken 

elite kickz hoboken

If you missed our feature on 14-Year-Old Hoboken Resident Joseph “JoJo” Petruzzelli and his booming buy/sell/ trade/consign sneaker business, you might not know about his Hoboken pop-up shop at 407 Washington Street where he’s selling unique, hard-to-find sneaker styles for men and women. Stop by to shop for the sneakerhead/love in your life. 

Happy Box Store – Hoboken 

Happy Box Store

This digital boutique was founded and is based right in Hoboken. It specializes in curated gift boxes for every occasion – Valentine’s Day included. Check out the website for a full Valentine’s Day Gift Guide filled with options for everyone you’re gifting this Valentine’s Day.   

The Co. – Hoboken

the co hoboken

The Co. is located between 5th and 6th on Washington Street in Hoboken, and Erica designed the store to mimic a home. She carefully thought about what were the things she uses in her own space and honed in on what objects really make a home. Also available are local art, accessories, jewelry, lifestyle products, and most of the products sold in The Co. are made by local designers or sustainably sourced brands.

The Hive Market – Hoboken 

the hive

This little shop is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee {because they have a fantastic cafe} and peruse for the perfect gift. The Hive Market carries beauty, wellness, home, and children’s goods. They also have delicious baked goods, and sweets to snag, too. This Valentine’s Day, they have a curated lineup of items sure to excite locals who are already loyal to the shop that includes a red and pink remix of the popular confetti cookie, 3 packs of homemade marshmallows, and a Valentine’s edition of the ever-popular hot chocolate bombs. They’re also introducing Love Bombs – a cheeky take on the traditional treat that is made with Ghiradelli chocolate and cocoa, along with a serving of Moon Juice Sex Dust. Those are available via pre-order only through our website for pickup in-store. All other Valentine’s Day items will be available in the shop between February 8-14 for purchase in-store only.

Kanibal & Co. – Jersey City 

Kanibal & Co.

{Photo credit: @shopkanibal

From soaps to incense to clothing and accessories perfect for everyone and anyone in your life, Kanibal & Co. is truly a one-stop gift shop. They do a fantastic job of stocking for the season, too. Check out the Instagram page for a sneak peek of Valentine’s Day goods they’ve brought in to the shop. 

Mint Market – Hoboken and Jersey City 

Mint Market

Mint Market is the perfect place to shop for your Galentines. This vintage shop is full of fun, funky pieces to rock on Girl’s Night Out or date night alike. Mint Market is stocked with jewelry, accessories, shoes, dresses, jackets, jeans, tops, and more. 

UNJUMBOLD – Hoboken

UNJUMBold

Located at 257 1st Street, UNJUMBOLD boutique carries a wide array of items from an impressive blend of local, POC, LGBTQ+, and women-owned brands. From art to home to lifestyle goods, the store sells products like kitchen accessories, bedding, tea blends, and face masks. This is a great store to curate a perfect gift for each loved one in your life, regardless of their interests. UNJUMBOLD has something for everyone. They are also currently selling an adorable doggie baked goods package, Valentine’s Day-themed and all. Follow them on Instagram, as well, @UNJUMBOLD to support the local business. They are open daily at 11AM, but by appointment only on Wednesdays. You can also shop online 24/7 at unjumbold.com.

Handmade Gifts 

Tara Kothari Studio – Decorative Dishes  

Tara Kothari

Tara is a Jersey City-based ceramicist who specializes in botanical, seasonally-inspired dishes. This Valentine’s Day, Tara has created a handful of cheeky, love-driven designs that are the perfect gift for a friend, family member, or significant other. You can shop Tara’s dishes on Uncommon Goods, but her work is often spotted at Kanibal & Co., as well.

Built Love – Handmade Wooden Charcuterie Boards

Built Love

Built Love is a Jersey City-based woodworking studio that opened in 2021. The handmade wooden goods can be bought over Instagram DM or periodically at Downtowner by Darke Pines, a JC sandwich shop. 

Pholk Beauty – Beauty Products 

niambi cacchioli pholk beauty jersey city

Pholk Beauty is a nationally recognized brand that still makes its products in the founding city of the company – Jersey City! Coined “soul food for your skin”, Pholk Beauty specializes in vegan, natural, and affordable skincare. There are plenty of amazing products to give to the loved one in your life. 

Dalia Handcrafts – Valentine’s Day Self Care Package 

Dalia Handcrafts

Dalia Handcrafts is the brainchild of Jersey City resident Johanny Dalia. The Instagram shop specializes in handmade cosmetics and soaps. They have a $15 Valentine’s Day bundle that is the perfect gift for a loved one who could use an at-home spa day.

Cre8ive Crayons – Heart-Shaped, Pink + Purple Crayons 

Cre8tive Crayons

Cre8ive Crayons is one of the wonderful businesses that was featured in our article on businesses that started during the pandemic. This Valentine’s Day, they’re melting down and selling up pink, purple, and red crayons shaped in hearts, XOs, and more love-themed shapes. 

The Lucky Honeybee – Candles and Soap

The Lucky Honeybee

This Jersey City-based apothecary offers a full range of tastefully scented candles, bath and body goods, clothing items, accessories, stationery, magnets, sage, and more. Stop by the location in the JC Heights or order a gift card to give your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

Mother’s Nature Beauty Soaps – Conversation Heart Soaps 

Mother’s Nature Beauty Soaps

This NJ-based, mom-owned brand introduced an adorable line of conversation heart soaps just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you’re in Jersey City, you can snag this set at the Harborside Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market on Thursdays. 

Pink Moon by Carol Anne – “Key to my Heart” Crystal Bundle 

Pink Moon by Carol Anne

This Bayonne-based Etsy shop sells curated bundles of spiritual novelties and crystals. They are currently offering a “Key to my Heart” Crystal Bundle perfect for your sage-loving, horoscope-following loved one. It includes 1 Heart Rose Quartz Palm Stone, 1 Selenite bar/charging plate, 2 Palo Santo Sticks, 1 Sage Smudge Stick wrapped in pink roses, and 1 key charm. Follow Carol Anne’s shop on Instagram for gift inspiration. 

Rivington Rose – Felt Floral Arrangements for Pets

Rivington Rose

Rebecca’s hand-crafted felt flowers are a long-lasting alternative to fresh flowers this Valentine’s Day. She specializes in floral collars for people’s pets but also crafts arrangements for vases, lapel pins, wedding bouquets, individual stems, and more. Give her website a peek if you’re in need of a Valentine’s Day gift for your furry friend.

Swag + Soirees

Swag + Soirees

This company curates arts and crafts bundles for kids’ parties. The owner, a mother herself, is offering drop-off services of the “swag” and art kits. She is also hosting virtual parties to do the kits with the children.

Cards + Paper Goods

JJ Paperie Co. – Stationery and Paper Goods

JJ Paperie Co.

Hoboken-based illustrator Johana Gutierrez-Griffiths recently shared a sneak peek of her charming, upcoming Valentine’s Day designs on Instagram. JJ Paperie Co. sells stationery, notepads, and cards perfect for gifting your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Keep an eye on her page for new design drops. 

Moxie Fox – Jersey City 

Moxie Fox

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day card that’s a bit more quirky, clever, and creative than what Hallmark has to offer, JC-based illustrator Erin Fox of Moxie Fox is your girl. She has some uber popular girl power cards in her existing collection that would be perfect for your Galentine, as well as some fresh, lovey-dovey cards to choose from. Shop Erin’s Etsy, postcards through Punk Post, or her website

Brittany Paige Designs  – Hoboken 

Brittany Paige Designs 

Brittany is a Hoboken-based illustrator and designer who works with plenty of local businesses. She creates everything from stickers to prints to cards and recently shared her Valentine’s Day collection. Shop her full suite of sweet card options on her website.  

Luna De Papel – Valentine’s Day Kids Craft Bundles

Luna De Papel

This list wouldn’t be complete without an option for the little love(s) in your life. Jersey City-based hand-crafting art studio, Luna De Papel, is selling curated craft kits on the website, which they ship locally to Hoboken and Jersey City for $5, or nationally for a $10 flat fee. Each kit includes 7 projects designed to keep your kids creative for hours. The projects can be done from age range from 2 years {Mommy and me} to 12 years old {on their own}. Each kit comes with all the paints, brushes, smock, work mat, and supplies needed to complete each project.

Paper Source – Hoboken 

Paper Source

Of course, Paper Source is the perfect stop for Valentine’s Day cards. This year, the shop will also have Valentine’s Day gift bundles for all your loved ones. Paper Source has something for {literally} everyone on your love list – self-care themed gifts, treats for foodies, Galentine’s Day party prep necessities, date night activities, and goodies for the kids.

Sweet Treats

902 Brewing Co.Hoboken Girl Cranberry Lime Seltzer 

Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzer

It’s no secret that we’ve created a new line of limited edition Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzers with 902 Brewing Co. in Jersey City. Treat your loved one to a 4-pack of the latest 902 Brewing x Hoboken Girl collaboration – the Hoboken Girl Cranberry Lime Seltzer in 16oz. cans. Of course, 902 has plenty of other delicious, locally-inspired brew options to choose from, as well, including the PATH Pale Ale, Heaven Hell or Hoboken IPA, and the Juicy City New England IPA.

Casa Klado – Artisanal Brigadeiros {Brazilian Truffles}

Casa Klado

Truffles are such a decadent dessert – they’re the perfect Valentine’s Day indulgence. Treat your loved ones to “brigadeiros”, the delicious Brazilian truffles that Casa Klado, off Hamilton Park in Jersey City, specializes in. 

Choc O Pain Bakery – Valentine’s Day Desserts 

Choc O Pain Bakery

If you’d like to give your loved one’s sweets for Valentine’s Day, change it up from the classic conversation heart or chocolate bar and give them the gift of delicate yet divine, Parisian desserts. Thankfully, in addition to online ordering, Choc O Pain has two locations in Jersey City and two locations in Hoboken.

Cupcakes by Jeannie – Valentine’s Cookies and Cupcakes

Cupcakes by Jeannie

Cupcakes by Jeannie is a food truck, local to Jersey City, that offers adorably decorated cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats. They’ve recently shared some delicious and impressively-decorated Valentine’s Day themed cookies and cupcakes that are sure to delight whoever you’re buying them for {yourself included}. You can DM them via Instagram for more information and for where to find them.

Hudson Cakery – Mixed Variety of Valentine’s Treats 

Hudson Cakery

Hudson Cakery is known to host some very special specials around the holidays {regardless of the holiday}. Valentine’s Day is no different. This year, they’ll have love-themed goodies including a hot cocoa bomb gift set of 4, a French macaron trio box, a cake pop set, and Valentine’s Day sugar cookies. Make sure to pre-order on the website by February 9th. 

Jam Cakery — Vegan + Gluten-Free Treats

Jam Cakery

Jam Cakery is a local bakery that creates sweet concoctions of vegan and gluten-free goodness. Tere Fox, head baker, and owner of Jam Cakery has taken years to perfect her recipes and accepts custom orders of hot cocoa bombs, cakes {the carrot cake is a MUST-try!}, and other delicious recipes.

Milk Sugar Love – Sweets Box

milk sugar love

If ordering a whole mess of sweet treats is the way you want to give this Valentine’s Day, head on over to Milk Sugar Love. The special holiday “Sweets Box” will include an all-butter Sugar Cookie you can personalize, a hot cocoa bomb, and much more. 

The Cupcake Carriage – Heart Shaped Cakes

The Cupcake Carriage

six words: triple chocolate cake-filled mini-hearts. The Cupcake Carriage is a mobile purveyor of delicious cupcakes, owned and operated by Pastry Chef Tennille Ortiz who has been serving the Hoboken community for over eight years. When Covid hit, Tennille decided to build a mobile bakery that she now parks on Sinatra Drive throughout the week.

For Cups Sakes

For Cups Sakes

For Cups Sakes is selling mini cookies in mugs, cups, and mason jars, chocolate bombs in mugs, cookies gift boxes that include hearts, flowers, and love notes {6 cookies included with a handful of minis}, cookie sets {there are several available}, and single chocolate bombs.

Florists

14th Street Garden Center – Jersey City

If the loved one you’re looking to gift to for Valentine’s Day has an especially green thumb, you might want to stop by the 14th Street Garden Center at 793 Jersey Avenue. From flowers to plants to trees, this family-owned garden center that opened in 1993 has it all. Follow them on Instagram, too.

Bloomie’s – Hoboken  

Bloomie’s

The company just launched the Valentine’s Day Collection! Pre-order a beautiful bouquet to pick up, or opt for Bloomie’s same-day delivery services throughout Hoboken, Jersey City, and NYC. This florist specializes in sustainably-minded floral arrangements and offers both fresh and dried floral options. 

Bouquets & Baskets – Jersey City 

Bouquets & Baskets

548 Jersey Avenue is home to Bouquets &  Baskets, a flower and garden shop located in the heart of downtown Jersey City. Perfect for plants or fresh cut arrangements, stop by to pick up something special for you loved on this Valentine’s Day. Follow Bouquets & Baskets on Instagram, give them a call at 201-216-1188.

Brennan’s – Jersey City 

Brennan’s

Brennan’s is an Irish family-owned flower shop serving fresh cut flowers and arrangements in the downtown district of Jersey City. Stop by the shop at 220 Newark Ave, call 201-876-0580, or order online. Follow Brennan’s on Instagram, too.

Exchange Place Flowers – Jersey City 

Exchange Place Flowers

A great option for those who are commuting through the PATH or ferry at Exchange Place, this florist is located at 33 Hudson Street. Exchange Place Flowers offers a wide variety of fresh-cut stems and succulents. Order by stopping by the shop, calling ahead at 201-435-1997, or online.

Hudson Flowers – Hoboken 

Hudson Flowers

Located at 92 Hudson Street, Hudson Flowers is a quaint floral design shop for all your flower needs. Give them a call at 201-222-0508, email them at hudsonflowers.hoboken@gmail.com and follow the shop’s Instagram

Karma Floral – Jersey City 

Karma Floral

Karma Floral designs bouquets and arrangements with a wildflower-y feel. This Valentine’s Day, they’ve teamed up with Hudson Cakery and Impressed Inc. cards to curate gift bundles for your boo. The “Perfect Pairing” {the biggest bundle} includes a lush Valentine’s Day floral arrangement (vase included), a beautifully printed card, and a delicious box of macarons. See the specials and place your order here

Mela Fleurs – Hoboken 

Mela Fleurs

Mela Fleurs is a sustainable floral design studio run by Hoboken local Melissa Diaz. You can DM her Instagram page or call 347-330-0212 for custom flower arrangements. Stop by her shop, which recently had its grand opening ribbon cutting, at 320 Washington Street.

Noah’s Ark Florist – Jersey City 

Noah’s Ark Florist

This little boutique flower shop considers its style “contemporary design with old-world charm”. Call 201-521-1031, shop online, or visit the shop in the Harborside Financial Center to pick up the perfect bouquet for your beau. According to the Instagram page, the shop also has some beautiful Valentine’s Day cards in stock for purchase. 

Touch the Heart – Hoboken

Touch the Heart

Knock off two Valentine’s to do’s in one – dinner AND flowers – when you swing by Touch the Heart in Hoboken. This spot on 324 Washington Street is an eclectic mix of fresh flowers to-go and Asian-American food. Follow them on Instagram for floral inspiration and swing by for a bite and some blooms.

Jewelers

Blooming Lotus – Online

Blooming Louts

Blooming Lotus believes that when you wear your intention or mantra, you are closer to manifesting the life you want to live, so the company curates hand-crafted chic jewelry using healing crystals. Available are mala beads, gemstone bracelets, hand-stamped mantras, rings, earrings, crystals, and the popular moon phase jewelry. Many of the pieces are designed, hand-carved into wax, and cast into sterling silver and solid 14k gold using the Lost Wax Method. With this process, the company has recycled sterling silver and 14k gold, making our jewelry eco-friendly.

Electric Picks – Hoboken

Electric Picks

The collection includes necklaces, vintage coins, earrings, bracelets, and more. Gold pieces are either gold-filled, gold-plated, or gold vermeil. If you’re looking to gift jewelry in the $75 – $150 range, consider shopping for Electric Picks products on the website or in person at Brooke and Bel, Margo Market, and Drip Studio in Hoboken. 

Get Jeweled – Hoboken

Get Jeweled

Get Jeweled is a new online one-stop bracelet destination. For those who love to stack bracelets, this one is for you.  From classic 14K gold, to more colorful pieces, the jewels will take you from day to night. The best part is that customers can make their custom stacks.

W. Kodak Jewelers – Hoboken

W. Kodak Jewelers

W. Kodak Jewelers is a family-owned, Hoboken business for over 50 years, offering the finest in timepieces, engagement rings, jewelry, and more. You can stop by the shop in Hoboken to pick out the perfect piece or shop online 24/7 with free shipping.

Love Locked – Jersey City 

Love Locked

The name of this boutique is reason enough to include this perfectly curated little shop of jewels, apothecaries, and gifts in Jersey City. In addition to home goods like soaps, candles, and incense, the jewelry selection at the boutique is quite impressive. Plus, they do custom pieces, as well, if you’re looking to pop the question this Valentine’s Day {!}. 

Noellery – Hoboken, Jersey City, and Montclair 

This adorable, local chain of jewelry and accessories boutiques is the perfect place to buy a loved one –whether your friend or significant other – a little something special {and sparkly} for Valentine’s Day. 

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Nicole is a born and bred Jersey girl. Originally from Bergen County, she's called Jersey City home since 2016. After years of working in NYC at marketing agencies for big brands, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to turn her side hustle {supporting local businesses as a writer and social media strategist} into her day job. An all-around champion for small businesses, Nicole loves to shop, eat, drink, and share all things local to New Jersey on her Instagram page, @heynicoleraye. When she isn't curating content or networking, she can be found exploring NJ neighborhoods with her college sweetheart, whipping up a home-cooked meal, planning a get-together for her friends, redecorating her apartment, rooting for her favorite teams (go NJ Devils!), or plotting her next adventure.