‘Tis the season to stock up on all things comfy and cozy. Whether you’re treating yourself, or shopping for others — you can’t go wrong with something that will keep everyone warm all winter long. If you decide to opt for a pair of ultra-warm slippers, a fluffy throw pillow, or an aromatic scented candle, knock off the majority of your shopping list with a gift that focuses on coziness. This holiday season, there are plenty of items available to shop locally that prioritize both comfort and style. To help you find the ultimate comfortable, cozy, and oh-so-soft gifts, The Hoboken Girl has rounded up the ultimate list of cozy gift ideas plus some of our favorite local businesses in Hoboken and Jersey City that will keep you and your loved ones warm all winter long. Read on for where to find the coziest gifts in Hudson County.
Clothes: Socks, sweaters, scarves, pajamas, hats, gloves + more
Nothing says winter like cuddling up on the couch, warm drink in hand, sporting comfy clothing, and maybe a heated blanket (or two, we won’t judge). From a fuzzy pair of socks and a fleece sweater, to scarves, pajama sets, hats, and gloves, sending some cozy cheer to others is simple with these items from local shops — and no, this isn’t like when your grandmother gifted you the same sweater every year.
Brooke + Bel | 60 4th Street, Hoboken
Brooke + Bel is a highly-curated shopping destination. This local Hoboken boutique sells women’s clothes, accessories, jewelry, and more. This winter, shop their trendy loungewear, sweaters, and outerwear pieces to keep warm all season long.
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The Mint Market | 303 1st Street, Hoboken + 339 Grove Street, Jersey City
The Mint Market is a vintage and contemporary boutique stocking on-trend women’s apparel and designer handbags. Plus, you’ll be sure to find super comfy outwear jackets, sweaters, accessories, and more.
a X d boutique | 503 Washington Street, Hoboken
Sister boutique of Alba, a x d boutique brings brighter, more vibrant, and fun apparel and accessories in a colorful and inviting space. For the winter months, you’ll find a cool assortment of cold-weather staple pieces — including sweaters, jackets, coats, sets, and more.
Alba Boutique | 716 Washington Street, Hoboken
The sister store of a x d boutique, Alba carries more premium collections and a more neutral color palette. For the winter months, you’ll find a cool assortment of cold-weather staple pieces — including sweaters, jackets, coats, sets, and more.
Peper Apparel + Parlor Shoes | 938 Washington Street, Hoboken
From the printed jackets to the loungewear to the cozy sweaters, this women’s boutique is chic, trendy and has been serving the Hoboken community for over 23 years. The store carries designer apparel and the staff truly knows how to help you find the most comfortable and stylish winter looks.
The Margo Market | 1102 Washington Street, Hoboken
The Margot Market is a shop that’s filled with clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, and apothecary items. Just in for the winter, shoppers will find versatile and cozy jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, and more.
Noellery | 123 Washington Street, Hoboken + 321 Grove Street, Jersey City
With the convenience of two locations, Noellery carries an overwhelmingly large variety of winter accessories to complete any look. From colorful scarves, hats, gloves, and ear and neck warmers, this unique store has your cozy weather essentials covered.
Emme + Max | 1214 Washington Street, Hoboken
Winter fashion doesn’t have to just be for adults — cold weather accessories for your little ones can be found at Emme + Max. Shop here and you can dress up your kids in festive holiday clothing, warm muffs, classic cardigan sweaters, pompom tie hats, and more. You’ll find everything you need to keep the kids both stylish and warm.
Oran Boutique | 1026 Washington Street, Hoboken
Oran Boutique is a one-stop Men’s Shop specializing in imported men’s sport jackets, shirts, accessories, and shoes from Italy. Their collection and inventory changes on a weekly basis, so be sure to try their selection of winter essentials — including joggers, hoodies, accessories, outerwear, and more.
Dune + Salt | 730 Washington Street, Hoboken
Dune + Salt offers a friendly coastal vibe with women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Shop their outwear, sweaters, and winter accessories to keep cozy all season long.
Home: Blankets, heated blankets, throw pillows, scented candles, eclectic hand warmers, space heaters
Winter is a time when we spend a decent amount of our time indoors, so it’s more important than ever to make sure your home is comfy, cozy — and well-decorated. You’ll want to create an ambiance that is warm, snug, serene, peaceful, and relaxing, but that also brings about feelings of comfort. From blankets, to throw pillows, to scented candles and space heaters, there are plenty of local shops for your home + kitchen decorating needs.
Wicked Scents | 163 2nd Street, Hoboken
This unique shop offers handmade, 100% vegan, soy-free, clean-burning candles, diffusers, and soaps for any occasion. Their winter lineup includes the most wonderful scents like pine barrens, Christmas tree, white cypress, winter mantel, ski trip, crushed candy cane, holiday spice, rosemary sage, and many more.
Washington General Store | 509 Washington Street, Hoboken
Located on Hoboken’s historic Washington Street, Washington General Store is a modern gift boutique with a large amount of seasonal home decor products to choose from. Their inventory is updated seasonally, and we’re currently obsessing over the winter products. With a visit to the store, you’ll find mugs, dish sets, knot towels, winter plates, pine reed diffusers, snowman dish sets, fringe pillows, glass candles, crochet pot holders, room diffusers, cozy socks, scarves, and all things balsam and cedar, winter white, and cypress flavored… honestly, we could keep going.
UNJUMBOLD | 257 1st Street, Hoboken
This unique shop is known for elevating the everyday home and lifestyle, with an emphasis on hand-made items in New Jersey. For the season, we recommend picking up their winter decor vases, Santa boots pots, and oversized faux fur throws. Walk in and you’re sure to find all the cozy winter inspo you need.
Luna Rosa Home | 1218 Washington Street B, Hoboken
Luna Rosa offers a wide selection of rugs, bedding, towels, bath accessories, candles, decorative pillows, throws, accessories, home decor, and more. Pick out some Christmas-y-colored pillow covers that you can place over your existing pillows, rather than buying something entirely new. Or, simply pick up some cute winter-inspired paper or cloth napkins to spruce up a dinner party.
Kanibal + Co. | 197 Montgomery Street, Jersey City
This is a one-stop-shop for all of your winter decorating needs. Kanibal Co. is a lifestyle shop comprised of unique goods such as repurposed furniture, home accents, arty t-shirts, and stationery. There’s a thoughtful selection of clothing pieces and skincare items and the friendly crew that works here makes the experience even more amazing. For the winter, we are loving their Roland pine and Christmas hearth-scented candles to use to decorate or gift, and DIY sourdough bread kit for a fun, cozy day of baking.
Lucky Honeybee | 487 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City
A treasure new to Jersey City Heights Lucky Honeybee, is a gift shop packed with apothecary and eco-friendly finds. You’ll feel at home shopping here — and whether you’re looking for a gift or looking to pamper yourself, there is an endless number of good cozy winter finds at this stop.
Spa: Bath bombs, hand + foot spa products, slippers, robes, eye masks, diffusers, bath towels, sheets
One of our favorite ways to get in the comfy-cozy spirit is by treating ourselves to a luscious spa experience. From visiting a local spa, going to the sauna, or buying different spa products for an at-home experience, there are so many ways to wind down in the winter. Below you’ll find a few of our local faves where you can pamper yourself and get your much-needed me time in. Oh, and also get a gift for someone else, of course.
Hoboken Wellness Spa | 450 7th Street, Hoboken
Located in the Citadel building on 7th Street, this spot is not to be overlooked. Aside from the standard spa treatments (massages, facials, waxings), Hoboken Wellness Spa also offers holistic healing treatments like reiki, ear candling, and marma therapy. Think of this as your one-stop-shop for feel-good beauty — both physically and mentally.
Attain Medspa | 702 Monroe Street, Hoboken
Located on the fourth floor of The Monroe Center, Attain Medspa works with clients to provide skincare treatments that show results, are affordably priced, and are easy to maintain. On the menu of services, Attain offers an array of cosmetic treatments from facials to chemical peels to Botox and fillers. The Hydrafacial is a popular choice that resembles microdermabrasion but is less harsh and abrasive. A self-care haven.
EC Beauty Studio | 44 Hudson Place, Hoboken
When it comes to pampering, convenience is key. That’s why we’re so grateful for places like EC Beauty Studio, which is open seven days a week and even takes evening appointments. Since we’re talking about pampering, we recommend trying the “You Facial” which is completely customized for your skin’s needs.
Hand + Stone | 1400 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Hand + Stone Spa is a classic place to pamper yourself and get a great massage. The ambiance and serenity that the spa gives off is sure to make you feel relaxed. Hot Stone, a classic 50-minute massage, or a couples massage are available.
Health in Hands Spa Hoboken Massage | 1321 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken
Located in the middle of 13th and 14th Street, this spa offers trigger point therapy, which is beneficial for those who have pain and tense points, along with prenatal and couples’ massages. It might just make the best gift for the partner who swears they don’t want anything.
Massage Envy | 1170 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken
Trust us, you’ll “Feel like a million bucks” by booking a massage at Massage Envy located in Hoboken by the Hudson River. Therapists at Massage Envy offer Swedish, sports, trigger point, and deep tissue massages. Prices start at $99 for a 60-minute massage but can be purchased cheaper if a membership is purchased.
Moonlight Spa | 722 Washington Street, Hoboken
The ultimate iykyk massage spot, Moonlight offers body massages and foot reflexology. A hidden perk includes its hot stone treatment with each massage. Deep tissue massages can be requested for no additional cost.
Woodhouse Day Spa, Hoboken W Hotel | 225 River Street, Hoboken
Open Wednesday to Saturday, the spa is a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the views of NYC after. Massages that are offered include Swedish, stone, deep tissue, and prenatal.
Basebody Spa | 60 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City
Clients can choose from deep tissue, aromatherapy, and hot stone massages, and can include add-ons like reflexology, a Theragun, and massage oil. During your visit, enjoy amenities including luxury locker rooms, steam rooms, saunas, fitness classes, juice bar, plus free onsite parking (a true Christmas miracle).
Mia Spa | 743 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Mia Spa offers Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, hot stone, couples, and a four-hand massage. The four-hand massage is when two therapists focus on one client, often using synchronized moves. Looking for a romantic gift? Two people can enjoy a massage experience together, side by side in the couple’s room.
Diva Glam Studio | 349 Central Avenue, Jersey City
Most of the skin treatments at this spa in the Heights are an hour long and focus on different skin needs. A standard facial is available, as well as deep pore cleansing facials, acne treatments, Hydrolux facials, anti-aging treatments, and more. The studio also offers hair, body, and makeup services, as well as classes in different areas of study, including makeup application.
Gaia’s Cavern | 140 Wayne Street, Jersey City
This organic-focused business was voted one of the top three spas in Jersey City in 2020 and offers facials among other services including foot baths, massages, and waxing treatments. The facials are customized and suitable for all skin types, including rosacea sufferers, and can target different skincare goals, including acne-fighting, anti-aging, and more. Prices vary depending on the treatment.
Spa Blue | 280 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City
An array of facials including hydro dermabrasion, acne facials, firming facials, and glow peel facials are available at this Jersey City spa, but the business’ signature service is called the Four Layer Facial — meant to hydrate, tone, and firm the skin to keep it looking youthful.
Walker’s Apothecary | 264 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Featured in an array of magazines including Teen Vogue and Real Simple, Walker’s Apothecary is a woman-owned business that specializes in beauty and skincare. The spa offers customized facials, with options for cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, treatment masks, and aromatherapy. Add-ons include LED Light Therapy, peels, microdermabrasion, and micro-currents.
Wonder MedSpa | 172 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
This business offers three aesthetic facial options: the Black Doll, the radiofrequency skin tightening facial, and a Hifu Face Lifting and Sculpting Facial. The Black Doll is a ‘volcano ash,’ carbon-based skin resurfacing treatment that aims to diminish pores and imperfections. The radiofrequency skin tightening facial aims to heat the skin to create cutaneous collagen, and the HIFU treatment is a non-invasive version of a facelift.
Spa Nature | 18 Park View Avenue, Jersey City
Spa Nature offers more than just nail services. There is a full menu of spa offerings including reflexology, facials, chair massages, deep tissue massages, Swedish massages, and aromatherapy massages.
Nulux | 106 River Drive, Jersey City
Nulux is a one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs, for both men and women. From hair to eyelashes to full-body massages, this spacious, women-owned salon and spa has it all. Nestled in downtown Jersey City along the waterfront, this business should be on your radar.
Sojo Spa Club | 660 River Road, Edgewater
Even though the cold weather is here, spa days are still always an option at SoJo Spa Club since the outdoor pools and specialty baths are heated and open all year round. The heated outdoor pools in particular provide a natural, hot spring vibe that we can’t get enough of. Plus, SoJo Spa Club always has a fresh and exciting treatment menu and recently reopened its volcanic sand baths, just in time for winter and cozy season. From therapeutic saunas and specialty baths to world-class spa treatments to massages and more, your spa dreams are sure to come true here.
Food + Drink: Hot chocolate, tea, coffee, coffee mug warmers, soups, + more
Last, but certainly not least — warm up the body with a deliciously comforting, seasonal cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate, macchiato, or tea. Whether you opt for a gift card to a local coffee shop or restaurant, locally grown coffee beans, coffee mugs, pot holders, soups, or other accessories, the gift of food and drink is always put to good use. Below are just a few of our favorite go-to cafes and restaurants in the area serving the best drinks and soups.
Elysian Cafe | 1001 Washington Street, Hoboken
With a French-style menu that has a little bit of everything, diners are guaranteed to leave satisfied. One of the menu’s hidden gems is the French onion soup gratinée. Especially during the cold weather months, this soup is a signature dish that everyone needs to try.
Greek Town | 86 Garden Street, Hoboken
If you’re craving a good, hearty soup, run — don’t walk — over to Greek Town (or call for delivery) for the chicken avgolemono soup. Think of mom’s chicken soup with a Greek twist. This creamy, lemony soup is the definition of comfort food. Also, the vegetarian lentil soup isn’t one to skip — savory, homemade, and warming from the inside out.
Ali Baba | 912 Washington Street, Hoboken
Filled with carrots and chickpeas, a huge bowl of vegetable soup is exactly what’s needed when the weather turns cold. Also on the menu is split pea soup with spinach and chicken.
The Hive | 1000 Park Avenue, Hoboken
There’s something for everyone at The Hive, which serves locally made Kobrick Coffee, house-made goodies made daily, and hot and cold coffee and tea choices to suit every mood. The regular menu has all of the classics like cappuccinos and lattes, while the seasonal menu has such delicacies as the Maple Matcha, Vanilla Spiced Cold Brew, and the Salted Caramel Latte.
Choc O Pain | Various Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City
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Choc O Pain brings Paris to Hoboken in not one, not two, but five locations in Hoboken + Jersey City. Expect ample seating both indoors + out, French music, vegan soup + sandwiches, baguettes, macaroons, croissants, and of course… coffee.
Mojo Coffee Company | 230 Willow Avenue + 801 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken
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The Mojo House Blend is a must-try. It’s a rich drip and espresso brew blended with beans from Brazil, Papua New Guinea, and Central America that exudes a delicious hazelnut aroma with a taste of chocolate.
The Little Local | 519 Adams Street, Hoboken
The coffee beans are sourced from Modcup, a Jersey City favorite, and owners Peter and Sophie have even created their very own blend which can be purchased as 1lb bags. Customers can also expect specialty coffees and hot teas that will change throughout each season.
Cafe Vista | 527 Monroe Street, Hoboken
This Insta-ready Hoboken coffee spot boasts a delectable menu with a side of vintage vibes. From the teacups to the furniture, you’ll feel as if you’re sipping your coffee in a different area when you sit down here and you’ll enjoy every sip.
Jefferson’s Coffee | 1001 Madison Street + 534 Washington Street, Hoboken
With its two prime locations, Jefferson’s is a local favorite, known for its killer matcha lattes, coffee flavors, and relaxed vibe.
Empire Coffee & Tea | 338 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken
From French Vanilla to Mint Chocolate Chip to Coconut to Hazelnut to Decaf, Empire Coffee + Tea has every flavor of coffee bean you’ve ever wanted. Coffee beans are available for purchase and vary in price.
City of Saints Coffee | 1320 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken
City of Saints Coffee Roasters knows how to provide you with a warm cup of coffee or tea and your daily caffeine fix. Our current favorite for the season is the vanilla cinnamon latte.
Dolce + Salato | 1101 Grand Street, Hoboken
Dolce + Salato is a neighborhood Italian café and Pasticceria that delivers jolt-worthy coffee to customers — espresso, double espresso, American coffee, cappuccino, latte, Americano, mocha, macchiato, and specialty coffees like Capri, Taormina, Milano, Pisa, and more.
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Hidden Grounds Coffee | 700 Garden Street, Hoboken
Nested on the corner of 7th and Garden, Hidden Grounds Coffee is a coffee connoisseur’s dream. From bottled brews of masala chais and Creole-style cold brews to fresh juices and gluten-free fare, Hidden Grounds has something for every coffee — or other hot beverage lover — out there.
Black Rail Coffee | 9th and Jackson, Hoboken
Every cup of Joe deserves a Notorious B.I.G. mug to along with it, and at Black Rail Coffee, you get just that. Plus, this place has the most delicious avocado toast, with just pepper flakes or with smoked salmon and ricotta. For those hopping on the light rail every AM, this spot is a must, as it’s right on Jackson by the Congress/8th Street stop. HG Pro Tip: Baking Mama cookies, among the best chocolate chip cookies in the state, are also available here.