• Our Valentine’s Day Gift Picks in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Ringing in the New Year and toasting to 2018 feels like yesterday, but Valentine’s Day is THIS week and  it’s time to buckle down. You won’t regret reading our list of unique gifts for your loved one – or a subtle hint {if your Valentine needs a bit of direction}. Here are some locally-curated Valentine’s Day gifts for your last-minute shopping in Hoboken and Jersey City.

    Hudson Paperie {Stationery Studio & Gift Shop}

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    Not only does Hudson Paperie {at 312 Washington Street in Hoboken} have a curated collection of Valentine’s Day gifts as soon as you walk in the door, but they also carry locally-made products such as ME&EM for good that can be gifted for any occasion.

    Choc O Pain {French Bakery & Cafe}

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    There’s nothing more romantic than serving your special someone a chocolate cake made for two on Valentine’s Day — but serving a personalized one that says “I Love You” or “Will You Marry Me” {!!} + your sweetheart’s name = next level sweetness {pun intended}. Choc O Pain is taking orders for this special dessert cake at both of their locations {at 157 1st Street in Hoboken + 530 Jersey Avenue in JC} through Monday, February 12th – along with many other sweet treats from their special Valentine’s menu.

    om.life {Wellness Spa}

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    You’ll never regret the gift of restoration, and a winter refresh is just what most of us need this cold season. om.life Wellness {located at 18 Park View Avenue in Jersey City} is a specialized spa offers intro packages, full-membership opportunities, and a special Luxury Day Getaway Package in honor of Valentine’s Day — BUT don’t forget to pre-book online.

    Washington General Store {Home & Gifts}

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    There’s something for everyone at Washington General Store {at 509 Washington Street in Hoboken} at most times of the year. In February, there is a giant table of gifts for gals and plus a bookcase with gifts for men. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything romance this week.

    aroma M perfumes {Niche Artisan Perfumes}

    As of late 2017, this exquisite Atelier has set up shop in Hoboken {located at 1012 Grand Street — Suite #406} and is open from 1PM – 6PM daily. aroma M has been in business in other locations for over 23 years and previously launched Geisha perfumes at Bergdorf Goodman and Harrods in London. You can also find their products online here.

    Bang Cookies {Giant Organic & Natural Cookies}

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    Chocolate on Valentine’s Day might be cliché, but how about in the form of a delicious and fluffy {all organic} cookie? The cookie experts at Bang Cookies {at 1183 Summit Avenue in Jersey City} have mastered the art of cookie making AND they deliver, for a post-Valentine’s dinner treat. You can order a classic or deluxe flavor, and stuffed cookies will be on the menu in time for Valentine’s Day; cue the drooling.

    Our Whole Heart {Handmade Jewelry}

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    This locally-owned Etsy shop carries dainty bracelets and other jewelry, all made by a Hoboken resident. Treat your special someone to a handmade gift from this shop — like the New Jersey shaped opal necklace – and read more on this local brand for a cause.

    Happy Box Store {Modern Day Gift Baskets}

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    If you’re not wanting to decide on just *one* gift, the gift boxes from Happy Box Store are customizable with as many {or few} heart-shaped items as you’d like… and the packaging is worth it in itself. Made by two local Hoboken residents. Order online here.

    Good Mood Foods {Gluten-Free Baked Goods}

    These cookies are already found at Kings, Acai Ya Later, The Roost or the 14th Street Farmer’s Market, but Good Mood Foods is an ideal pick for the Valentine that can’t handle gluten, but still wants a sweet treat. These healthy, chewy, gluten-free cookies made with organic and natural ingredients to be a feel-good snack. Containing both protein and fiber they are basically a healthy {and delicious} way to indulge – so yes, feel free to over-indulge.

    Health in Hands {Trigger Point Massage}

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    For the Valentine with some trigger points and knots, Health in Hands is a great pick for a fantastic massage that will do just the trick. They’re offering gift cards and package deals just in time for Valentine’s Day. Located at 1321 Washington Street in Hoboken {+ 633 Valley Road in Montclair}, new clients are receiving special savings — so make sure to inquire! Plus, mention Hoboken Girl and get 50% off an hour massage!

    Liberty Humane Society {Pet Donation}

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    Okay, okay, adopting an animal for Valentine’s Day is a serious commitment, so if you’re looking for a little less responsibility but still want to share a thoughtful gift, Liberty Humane Society has options. Show some love to your special someone this Valentine’s Day with a hand-written postcard + donation. Make a donation to the shelter, choose your Valentine card style, and Liberty Humane Society will mail the card with your message to your loved one {or bestie} just in time for the holiday. You’ll be helping shelter pets in need and sharing the joy of pet adoption with those you care about.

    Venus Et Fleur {Luxurious Rose Arrangements}

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    These beautiful boxed roses have been featured all across Instagram, and its owner lives right here in Edgewater. These luxurious real rose arrangements last a whole year {but actually!} and don’t require any watering or maintenance — perfect for those sans a green thumb. You can order online here.

    SEE MORE: A 2018 Valentine’s Day Guide for Couples

    The Haiku Guys + Gals {Poetry}

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    Could you be a poet and not even know it? Or if not poetically gifted, you can purchase consultations {a 30-minute session} with a poet to create a thoughtful and unexpected gift of a typewritten note haiku. Such a unique find!

    Noellery {Jewelry + Accessories}

    Yes, Noellery’s new collection of home decor is something to write home about, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, you won’t want to miss picking up a unique necklace, bracelet, or earring set for your loved one {at 123 Washington Street in Hoboken or 321 Grove Street in JC}.

    EC Beauty Studio {Facials}

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    EC Beauty Studio {at 44 Hudson Place in Hoboken} has a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating facials, including their signature customized “you” facial plus makeup, lashes, and spray tan packages. Book online or call 201-919-0522.

    Dear Hannah {Boutique}

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    For our gals that love their at-home beauty routines, Dear Hannah {at 503 Washington Street in Hoboken} now sells a variety of LAPCOS sheet masks. Created by Korean beauty buffs, these masks are minimalistic and blend nourishing minerals with distilled water for luxurious rejuvenating benefits. These masks have rave reviews plus feeling rejuvenated and moisturized during the cold winter is a win-win.

    The Lucky Honey Bee {Candles & Apothecary}

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    This local business {located at 130 Central Avenue in Jersey City} carries earth-friendly candles and apothecary. Roses have aphrodisiac qualities  {so love will literally be in the air}. The Lucky Honey Bee carries both an All-Natural Rose Bath Soak and a Rose Sandalwood collection in their store and online shop.

    Town House Shops {Boutique}

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    Give us all the red. Go beyond red lips, and consider surprising your loved one with a Valentine’s date outfit from this collection at Town House {located at 620 Washington Street in Hoboken}.

    Hudson Table {Cooking Studio}

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    If all else fails, booking a class or purchasing a gift card for future use at Hudson Table {at 1403 Clinton Street in Hoboken} is always a good idea. The pasta-making courses are quite popular, so make sure that you book in advance!

    We’d love to know:

    What’s the best Valentine’s gift you’ve ever received?

    READ: Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

     

     


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    Genna moved to Hoboken upon graduating from the University of Tennessee to start her Marketing career at HGTV, and is most currently at The Knot in downtown Manhattan. To Genna, there's nothing better than cheering on UT football, soaking in warm sunny weather on her balcony, and watching starry-skied movies on Pier 13. You may have spotted Genna as a customer associate at Anthropologie ...that is, when she's not doing Hot Yoga or punching bags at CKO! Most days, you can find Genna circling the Mile Square on an early morning run or attempting to justify her shopping habits along Washington Street.


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