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  • 16 Vendors to Visit At The Holiday Market Craft Fair on Grove {Dec. 9th-10th}

    Ready or not, here the holidays come! If shopping for everyone on your list hasn’t exactly crossed your mind — don’t stress — the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s {HDSID} Jersey City Holiday Market and Craft Fair is just around the corner {to help you get all your presents in a one-stop-shop}. The craft fair is going down on December 9th and 10th from 12:00PM to 6:30PM in downtown Jersey City and will feature tons of your fave local vendors, including plenty of food from Midnight Market, so you can support small. Not to mention, the space is heated so you can shop comfortably.

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    At then event, you can expect to feel like you’re literally walking into a Winter Wonderland at Grove Street Plaza {314 Grove Street}. Left Bank will be serving holiday drinks to get you in the spirit, and yes, Santa Claus will be there for photos and laughs. Here are just a peek into some of the vendors you’ll want to check out at the event. 

    1. Good Vines Only 

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    Photo: Instagram @good.vines.only

    Nothing makes you feel more at home or alive than a wall full of plants, so give a loved one some good vibes with a thoughtful succulent from Good Vines Only. In a world jam-packed with technology, give the gift of something that’s true to its roots — and will get people away from their screens and phones.

    2. Love Locked

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    Love Locked is a female-owned jewelry store that’s all about making women feel beautiful — no matter your budget. From reasonably priced opal earrings {around $70} to $12 bangles to wedding-ready diamond pieces that are over $1,000, there’s some bling for everyone.

    3. Mofflebar

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    Photo by Alyssa Ki

    A favorite vendor at Midnight Market, Mofflebar whips up ooey-gooey chewi mochi desserts inside a crispy waffle batter situation. It’s basically heaven on earth. From a seasonal hot chocolate flavor to mystery treats including Unicorn, your taste buds are about to receive an extra special treat. Did we mention they’re Gluten Free?!

    4. Jersey Plate Art

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    Photo: Instagram @jerseyplateart

    Let your true Jersey Girl shine with a decoration that says it all for you. Handmade in JC, these recycled plates are a true keepsake that you can customize for every person on your list. If your gift recipient is strictly a NJ/NY dweller, you can tell them to only use those plates, so everyone is happy. The creator behind the plates, Rob, started collecting them in 2010, so the options are endless.

    5. Eema’s Cuisine

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    Photo by Alyssa Ki

    Can’t afford a trip to Hawaii? Then head to Eema’s Cuisine, which makes its tropical dishes with local and sustainable fare. In the Philippines, “Naimas” is a word commonly used to describe tasty food, and people started saying “Imas” to shorten the word, so Eema’s was born. Say, “Aloha” to delish dishes like Spam Fries, BBQ Pork, and different Musubi plates.

    6. Baking Mama

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    Photo by Alyssa Ki

    A Hoboken bakery near and dear to the Mile Square, Baking Mama specializes in handcrafted macaroons, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes made with love right from Baking Mama herself. With macaroon flavors including Dulce de Leche, S’mores, and Green Tea, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill French cookies. Baking Mama also offers classes, so you can take home with you some of her best-kept baking secrets.

    7. Deen Boutique 

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    Find affordable, on-trend clothing for the picky fashionista on your list at Deen. You can basically shop for an entire wardrobe from head to here. From cozy cardigans to an yoga collection for the yogi, you can’t go wrong with these cute picks.

     

    8. Angry Archies

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    Photo by Alyssa Ki

    Angry Archies was born when Chef Chris Curado and his cousin Michael Ponte teamed up to reinvent the signature dish in Italy called “The Angry Lobster.” Now, the lobster-specialty restaurant serves up seafood dishes including and Angry Crab Sandwich, a lobster roll, and chicken sandwich. No worries — you’ll be anything but angry after your first bite.

    9. Waffle de lys

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    Photo by Alyssa Ki

    Get your Belgian waffle fix on the go without booking a plane ticket. The fancy food truck has been named “most seductive sweet” and top truck for a reason — it doesn’t mess around when it comes to crazy combinations. While there’s no quote-on-quote chicken and waffles on the menu, there’s a sautéed chicken waffle topped with caramelized onions cooked in wine sauce. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to test out a French take on the famous soul food.

    10. L’ Atalier du Chocolate 

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    Photo: Instagram @chefgirerdny

    Everyone has a chocolate lover to shop for, but give them a taste of something they can’t pick up at the grocery store. L’ Atalier du Chocolate uses up to 72% cocoa beans, which creates a complex, impactful flavor you don’t get just anywhere. Master Chocolatier Eric Girerd is the Vice President of the U.S. Chapter of L’Academie Culinaire de France, so you know these treats are the real deal.

    11. White Birch Candle Co. 

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    Photo: Instagram @whitebirchcandleco

    For the person on your list who always needs some zen vibes, a local candle will light up their holiday {see what we did there?}. Please their senses with some special scents you can’t find anywhere else with a custom, engraved candle. Whether your friend or loved ones needs to relax or feel like she’s in her grandma’s kitchen, there’s a scent for that.

    12. Stella’s Empanadas

    Get a taste of Argentina right in Hudson County. Fix your empanada and salad cravings with dishes made-from-scratch that sticks true to its roots and tradition. Empanada flavors include beef and cheese, chicken, spinach, and a Philly version.

    13. Loella Medina Jewelry 

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    Photo: Instagram @loellamedinajewelry

    Your favorite artisan will fall in love with this collection of handmade jewelry that’s oh-so elegant. Made with gems from around the world, you’re giving them a free passport to feed their inner travel bug at the same time.

    14. Corey Hudson Art

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    Photo: Instagram @coreyhudsonart

    You might’ve seen these works of art if you’ve stopped by or driven past the entrance of Surf City bar. The artist, Corey Hudson, designed the front sign completely with salvaged wood, and you too can have a piece of his work in your home. His work most importantly features art made from salvaged wood left over from hurricane Sandy, so you can feel good about giving the gift of good this season.

    15. MoonChild 

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    Photo: Instagram @mnchld

    Have a cool chick on your list that sounds a little like this? Moonchild(n): “A unique individual whose style depends on the mood they are in.” Then you can’t miss this booth that’s filled with trendy jewelry pieces that will match their equally unique and spunky personality. Whether she’s boho-chic, edgy, glam, or eclectic, she’ll fall in love with these irresistible collection of chokers, charms, bracelets, and more.

    16. WORD Jersey City 

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    Calling all bookworms: WORD bookstore will have a selection of books from its impressive collection for sale. The trendy store, also in Brooklyn, will help you out with the picky book reader on your list while helping you find your next read to snuggle up with this cozy, holiday season. Make sure to check out the store too — there’s a cafe inside!

     

    *This post is sponsored by HDSID but you can bet your festive booty we’ll be at this market!


    Written by:

    By day, Tamara is an editor at a women’s magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it’s her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.


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