Starting in November, Hoboken + Jersey City completely transform from Halloween horror towns to quaint winter villages right out of a Hallmark movie. Whether locals are celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Winter Solstice, or the many other holidays happening this time of year, a walk among any Hudson County neighborhood will bring you streets lined with twinkling lights, lamp posts with wreaths, brownstone stoops with garland, and windows adorned with candles, ornaments, figurines — you name it. And the best part is, there are plenty of places locally to buy this kind of cheery decor. Read on to find out where to buy holiday decorations locally in Hoboken + Jersey City.
Luna Rosa Home | 1218 Washington Street
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Luna Rose Home has a beautifully curated assortment of holiday decorations including candles, snow globes, ornaments, Santa and reindeer figurines, and so much more to spruce up any space for the season.
Mela Fleurs | 320 Washington Street
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Dried florals are having a modern renaissance – these aren’t the stiff arrangements of the past. Mela Fleurs’ selection has a variety of colors, textures, and sizes to create a one-of-a-kind arrangement with whatever the customer’s vision of ‘holiday colors’ looks like. The best part, they last forever so can be kept through to the next season. Mel offers custom arrangements as well, including dried floral wreaths, bouquets, and more.
Paper Source | 501 Washington Street
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If there is anything Paper Source is guaranteed to have, it’s decorations and crafting supplies. Paper Source currently has stockings, stocking stuffers, tree figurines, Elf on the Shelf, ornaments, wrapping paper, mugs, candles, and more.
Washington General Store | 509 Washington Street
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When it comes to gifting, home goods, and decor, Washington General Store has it all. The shop is offering a wide assortment of Christmas and Hanukkah decorations including ornaments, a menorah, dreidels, themed pillows, candles, and much more. There are several Hoboken- and New Jersey-centric items here for an ultra-personal touch.
Wicked Scents | 163 2nd Street
This Hoboken newcomer is a welcome addition to the retail scene. Certainly the candles, wax melts, and incense sold here all smell amazing and contribute to the olfactory experience of the holidays, but the elegant packaging and welcoming glow of a candle are part of the draw too. There are many locally-made candle brands sold here, as well as handmade candle holders and other items.
UNJUMBOLD | 257 1st Street
UNJUMBOLD never disappoints. This gem has everything from ornaments to holiday-themed candles to cheeky cards. Many shoppers report finding much more than they were originally on the hunt for, and we’ve observed that browsing the ever-changing inventory is part of the fun of visiting this shop.
14th Street Garden Center | 793 Jersey Avenue
A garden center might be an unconventional choice for holiday decor but it actually makes perfect sense. In addition to wreaths and garland, the 14th Street Garden Center has poinsettias and tree-trimming items. All of the traditional reds and greens in natural form are available here.
Kanibal & Co. | 197 Montgomery Street
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Kanibal + Co. in Jersey City offers a wide assortment of ornaments this season. Some are classic while others are funny or quirky such as their everything bagel or their ‘Matzo Ballin’ soup ornaments.
The Lucky Honey Bee | 487 Palisade Avenue
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This shop curates gems from local artisans like Jersey City-inspired decor (see the ornaments above) as well as has a notable candle selection available, including the homemade Lucky Honeybee brand.
The Living Room | 277 Newark Avenue
This new home goods shop in downtown Jersey City was opened by a local woman with the goal of creating a place for “inclusively curated + intentionally sourced modern home goods for the whole family.” There is a beautiful variety of home goods that shoppers won’t find anywhere else, including ornaments, dried flowers, and handmade vases.
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Hometown Hello’s assortment is filled with Hoboken-themed, hand-crafted gifts and holiday decor such as their hand-painted Hoboken Wooden Ornaments. Customers can also find Hometown Hello’s decor in local shops including The Co. and Washington General Store.
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Kristin’s Crafty Corner, based in Hoboken, makes and sells wine cork and bottle decor, as well as coffee mugs, each designed with wit and humor. There are even pandemic-related ornaments available.
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This online shop is Latina-owned and offers some of the cutest stationery made in the area, including holiday cards, gift wrapping paper, labels, and more.
Love, Amarie offers bespoke heirlooms and gifts, great for decorating for the holidays. A must-buy is one of the hand-painted porcelain Hoboken ornaments. Just leave a note on your customization request and she will be sure to create a special piece.
Tara is a Jersey City-based ceramicist who works out of a studio in Mana Contemporary. Her work incorporates seasonal botanical shapes and colors, so of course, the holiday items are of the moment. Shoppers should keep an eye out for mugs, tree ornaments, and dishes of all sizes with botanical beauty baked in. Tara also does some custom work so if nothing in the Etsy shop is exactly right, get in touch to get the process started.