Holiday shopping can cause a lot of unwanted stress, especially when looking for that perfect gift that your loved one will truly enjoy. Shopping from small businesses is a great way to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts while also supporting local creators. Etsy brings the creations of local artisans right to your fingertips and the Hudson County area is home to countless artists who sell their work online. Keep reading for a list of local artists and creators, and where to find their most gift-worthy pieces.
Clothing + Accessories
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This mother-son-owned company sells apparel with inspiring quotes that serve as a reminder to live life in a BIG way.
This shop has fun and humorous printed apparel and gift items perfect for millennial and Gen Z loved ones.
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Fashion and art overlap with this shop’s unique painted and printed apparel and accessories.
Great for locally-inspired print designs on apparel and home goods.
Started by two college roommates commuting into NYC, The Good Deed Bead is meant to inspire the wearer to perform good deeds throughout their everyday life.
Find locally-inspired printed apparel at this shop.
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These one-of-a-kind pieces are upcycled — making them not only fashionable, but also sustainable.
These chains help keep face masks readily available and easy to access — and are much more hygienic than throwing the mask in your coat pocket.
Sporting adorable embroidered sweatshirts to help stay warm all winter.
These vintage, repurposed, one-of-a-kind pieces are perfect for the cool fashionista in your life.
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These dyed and hand-embroidered pieces will make your loved one smile every time they wear it. The shop also makes personalized embroidered pieces.
This apparel and gift shop focuses on highlighting LGBTQIA+ pride.
Home + Gift
These wood pieces help make a house into a home, with an upscale, personal touch.
When shopping for a self-care fanatic, check out this shop for homemade, vegan soaps and skincare products.
Cute and unique printed home goods and apparel can be found at this shop.
This shop features handmade home goods, decor, and cozy blankets.
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Have a wine-o in your life? Look no further. These pieces are made of upcycled wine bottles, corks, and other wine accessories.
This shop has Hoboken-inspired ornaments and other fun gift items.
Check out Lucky’s Charm for small-batch self-care products.
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This shop is full of awesome crystals, bohemian home decor, unique apparel, and cute accessories.
Peach Tree Design sells fun, unusual, and mischievous designs on handmade crafts.
The one-stop shop for all the plant parents in your life, filled with custom gifts for plant lovers and gardeners.
Pillowtalk creates custom-designed reversible canvas throw pillow covers that make a statement in your home or business.
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This local business has just about any gift item you can think of available, and will even do custom orders.
This show-stopping woodwork is the conversation piece that your loved one has been waiting for.
Tara Kothari sells botanical ceramics and whimsical pottery. Their pieces are great for anyone who loves a natural touch in their decor.
Shop here for handmade gifts including hand-painted sea shells, custom water bottles, and adorable Mickey Mouse ears for your next trip to Disney.
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Handwriting not so great? Have no fear, Write Pretty For Me is here. This gorgeous custom calligraphy will elevate any gift you choose this season.
This shop sells vintage-inspired smoking and accessories and CBD products.
Prints + Portraits
Realist, African-inspired prints.
Shop here for photo-realistic custom portraits or watercolor prints.
Whimsical digitally designed crafts + gifts.
Gift items with iconic Hoboken landmarks and businesses printed on them.
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Gorgeous watercolor prints of local landmarks and businesses.
Meaningful foil prints for any occasion.
Adorable illustrations on gift items and available as prints.
Check out this shop for joyful hand-lettered watercolor art prints.
Cute digital maps of Hoboken and custom wall art are available.
Modern calligraphy that’s a little salty and sweet.
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Funky wall decor and gift items are available at Society6.
Take a step back in time with these vintage frames with type font art.
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