First comes Thanksgiving, then comes Black Friday, and then Small Business Saturday – the best day of them all. This Friday and Saturday, some of our favorite local Jersey Shore shops will be opening their doors for holiday shoppers, offering great deals, specials, and opportunities to find that one-of-a-kind gift. Find everything from sweets to massage treats that will make your holidays brighter.
Shop Local at These Unique Jersey Shore Shops
Give the gift of food this holiday season. At Suzi’s Sweet Shop (1100 Highway 35, Middletown 732-796-0115), there are plenty of specials that you will get you off on a very sweet note. Shop at this sweet Jersey Shore shop this weekend to receive a free gift box of chocolate-covered pretzels when you purchase a 1-lb holiday platter or six half pounds of assortment boxes. If you’re looking for the perfect present for your coworkers, take advantage of buying 10 lbs. of assortment boxes and receive two free 1lb assorted box chocolates for free. We have to say free chocolate might be the keyword for a magical holiday season.
For something a little less sweeter, but just as tasty, visit The Cheese Cave (14 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 842-0796) for hard to find cheesy favorites and all of the classic, and not so classic, accompaniments that will make any cheese connoisseur and “hostess with the most-ess” swoon. For some extra points, compliment your gift with Little Silver Bottle Shop (497 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver (732) 741-3343) for where you’ll find a wide selection of wines, liquors, and craft beers. Mix and match your own case and receive 20% off! There’s no hostess gift that’s quite as rewarding as one that you can enjoy in a flute.
If vintage finds, eclectic jewelry, and local artwork are what you’re looking for, there’s really no shortage of Jersey Shore shops that will fill the need. Embrace the shore life with NJ Surf Show (140 Main Street, Manasquan (732) 250-8070), a surf boutique and art gallery featuring a unique collection of hoodies, driftwood artwork, and of course, all of your surfing needs for your favorite dude (and dudette). At Stella e Luna (500 Bay Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach (732) 714-2221) you can also find those beachy gifts including one-of-a-kind wall art that’s perfect for any beach home or cottage.
Bungalow Road (700 Main Street, Avon-By-The-Sea (732) 455-5280), a staple in the community, has you covered on everything from home decorations to sassy new clothes. This weekend is the perfect excuse time to revamp your home and your wardrobe.
At Junction Boutique (104A Leonardville Road, Belford (732) 884-8918), there’s an abundance of beachy Christmas finds handcrafted by local Jersey Shore artists including decorative driftwood Christmas trees and sandy ornaments. Stop in Saturday for a chance to win giveaways all day long.
Of course there’s always the option of making that perfect gift for that perfect someone. At A Time to Kiln (50 Broad Street, Red Bank (732) 450-9525), paint three ornaments and get one free. It’s a gift that your recipient is sure to treasure. Or blow your own glass at Hot Sand Studio (550 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 927-5475) on Friday for buy one get one half off experience! Blow a bubble, an ornament, or even a drinking glass!
Nothing is quite as show stopping as some sparkly jewels under the tree. Why not make your loved ones sparkle with a trip to Goldtinker (24 Broad Street, Red Bank (732) 531-8787) because no one, really no one, does diamonds and jewelry quite like them. If you’re looking to get the stamp of “cool” from your stylish friend or family member, Poor Cat Designs (69 Broad Street, Red Bank (732) 842-3121) is the ideal place to shop. Not only can you pick from a large assortment of the latest designs, but you’ll be supporting a company that planted its roots right here at the Jersey Shore.
A perfect gift for your wife, girlfriend or yourself is something from Sweetest Sin Boutique (11 White Street, Red Bank (732)747-3550). One trip to Sweetest Sin, and you’ll forget about that chain store in the mall that claims to be a secret. For starters, their knowledgeable staff will work with you to make sure you’re fitted properly. Shockingly 85% of women are wearing the wrong sized bra! And if you stop by on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday and receive 10% off!
The latest in fashion finds can be found in one of the Jersey Shore’s hottest new stores, Madison (69 Broad Street, Red Bank (732) 530-9800). This fun boutique has styles for all ages, so you can pick something up for you and cross off a few names on your list.
Ramp up your winter style at Tula The Boutique (524 Broad Street, Shrewsbury (732) 219-8888) where you’ll find rare garments and accessories that will captivate even the most elusive shopaholics. With name brands like Versace and Escada, it’s a fashion hit. Those who appreciate high fashion outfits will also appreciate high quality basics.
At Back 2 Basics (167 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst (732) 904-7968), the entire family can take advantage of their secret sale on Saturday. One thing is for sure, this is the shop for all your wardrobe staples and active wear that you just can’t live without. They’ll even deliver clothes to your house!
If you’re looking to impress your active family and friends with gifts that will keep on giving well into the new year, check out the deals at Perspirology (1054 Ocean Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sea Bright (732) 530-1112). On Saturday, enjoy 20% off all apparel, get a free first class, and when you purchase two classes, get one free! It’s four classes for the price of two, which means you can eat more pie on Thursday!
Treat yourself (or someone you love) to a relaxing massage at Kur Wellness (412 Bond Street, Asbury Park (732) 361-8956) where you can choose from day spa packages that will pamper those holidays blues right out of you. On Saturday, purchase a $100 gift card and receive $20 for you because Santa’s helpers need some TLC too!
Continue to pamper yourself at one of the hottest salons and barber shops at the Jersey Shore. This Black Friday, Hudson & Canal Salon (22 Hudson Avenue, Red Bank (732) 212-1990) is the place stock up on all your favorite products at 25% off! Our other favorite Jersey Shore salon, Jon Lori Salon (553 River Road, Fair Haven (732) 741-8336) is also offering specials so you can finally get that stylish new look you’ve been craving this holiday season. Highlights, low lights, bangs, and more.
For the adventurer on your list, The Gravity Vault (37 Kanes Lane, Middletown (732) 856-9599) has not only extended their operating hours from 9am – 10pm on Black Friday, but for early bird shoppers that get there before noon, receive a $10 Holiday Day Pass, 25% off until 1pm, and 15% off from 1pm through November 29th at 8pm. You can even sign up for a Belay Class Special for just $15! Later on, take the entire family to iPlay America (110 Schanck Road, Freehold (732) 577-8200) on Friday night for After Dark. Enjoy unlimited rides, laser tag, a $10 game card, and live music for just $24.95.
Keep your gifts active with Jersey Paddler (1756 New Jersey 88, Brick (732) 458-5777), the Jersey Shore’s premier camping and outdoor supply store. You’ll find everything you need to make the most out of the outdoors this winter, while gearing up for summer 2016! Speaking of summer 2016, baseball is front and center at Lakewood BlueClaws (2 Stadium Way, Lakewood (732) 901-7000) this “BlueFriday.” Stop in at the Claws Clove from 10am – 2pm for 20% off merchandise and a special package offer that includes two Grass Passes (which equals a total of 20 tickets) and two BlueClaws hats for just $99!
Now that you know where all of the good shopping is located, it’s time for you to support your community, while also being the star gift giver. Check off your holiday lists with one-of-a-kind Jersey Shore gifts that they can’t find anywhere else.