With the holidays approaching, you may be wondering where you can get some unique and thoughtful gifts for your friends and loved ones. Lucky for you, Jersey City has some awesome shops! Whether you’re looking for handmade candles, clothes, records, coffee mugs, chocolates or a gift certificate…this city has it all!
Kanibal & Co. – Kanibal & Co. is a lifestyle store located in downtown Jersey City, which is comprised of refurbished vintage furniture, funky home décor, apparel and gift items. They opened in 2009 under Kanibal & Home but in recent years they have collaborated with local talent hence the name change. There is something for everyone at this store and they even do classes and workshops. This November they will have 2 classes taught by local artists. On November 3rd, you can join TurnstyleART for an evening of glass etching and hip hop. Each participant will etch two rap-themed ornaments (which could be a cute gift as well). On November 9th, you can join their plant workshop where you’ll learn the art of making Kokedama.
Another Man’s Treasure – One of our favorite thrift stores in the area! The store was established in 2006 and has been included in both USA Today and Elle.com as the best places to shop vintage in America. Refinery 29 even listed them as one of the 25 reasons to move to New Jersey! Our apartment complex is just minutes away from this gem and you can pick up some great gifts for the holidays.
L’atelier Du Chocolate – This place serves the best gourmet chocolates in Jersey City. If any friends or family are truffle lovers, then pick up a box for them here! They won’t be disappointed. They also serve freshly baked croissants in the morning, which pairs nicely with their flavorful lattes.
Iris Records – The perfect store for all those music lovers in your life. They have an interesting assortment of new vinyl, dollar record selections and a knowledgeable owner who can point you in the right direction of finding the perfect record for someone special in your life.