Shop Local: Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone

Great Gifts For Gents

Holiday shopping can be overwhelming when you’re stuck on what to get someone like your boss or a distant relative. We tracked down some great gifts that will surely put you at ease, just head to Montclair!



A must for anyone with style, a Mackenzie-Childs piece is the perfect gift for a person who takes pride in their kitchen. The black and white checkerboard print is chic and classy, and creates an iconic touch. Jafajems carries the collection ranging from various items such as teapots, mugs, and plates, to ornaments, coasters, and vases. Once they have one Mackenzie-Childs piece, they will want them all!

622 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ




Tea is a great way to relax and can warm anyone up from the chilly weather. The tea selection at Cha Ma Gu Dao is endless with rare tea specialities and even a selection of seasonal flavors. Depending on flavor, the teas start at $6 and range up to $44 per 3.5 ounces. The shop also sells canisters to help keep the tea fresh, along with mugs and cups. Pair your favorite tea with a ceramic FORLIFE tea cup, it even includes a stainless steel diffuser for easy tea time!

Cha Ma Gu Dao
17 Church Street, Montclair, NJ
Tea, $7-$44 / Cup, $23



Festive Candles

A gift that never seems to fail is the classic candle. Even if the person doesn’t necessarily like lighting flames, the candle still makes a pretty festive gift to add to any tabletop. Pink Bungalow sells triple wick birch candles by Zodax that feature a wreath of snow sprinkled pinecones and cranberries. It truly adds holiday cheer to any home!

Pink Bungalow
617 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ
$22.95, $32.95




For the social butterfly/host, these cool coasters from Paper Boutique are entertaining and fun. With different drink recipes ranging from a dirty martini to a sidecar printed on each coaster, they’ll get the party going and even have your guests wanting to play the mixologist role. Grab a set of glasses or your hosts favorite liquor to go with it!

Paper Boutique
598 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ



Buddhas and Ganesh

For the person focusing on inner peace and prosperity, how about a ceramic Buddha or Ganesh statue? A sign of good luck, these statues are Culture Couture’s best selling items during this time of year. Made from volcanic stone or resin, they make a great addition to a desk or any place needing a little positive energy.

Culture Couture
53 Church Street, Montclair, NJ




A picture is worth a 1,000 words, but these frames from Sweet Home Montclair are only $29. Made from etched and tinted glass with metal outlines, these frames are a classic gift. Go the extra mile and print out a special photo from a time with that person; they’ll love the effort and thoughtfulness.

Sweet Home Montclair
623 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ


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