The clock is ticking and if you’re like us, you’ve still got plenty of gifts to purchase. Instead of heading to the mall, why not get them the ultimate Jersey Shore holiday gifts? From lasting paw prints to beer, olive oil, chocolates, and of course gift cards, there’s something for everyone on your list… on our list! We’ve rounded up the best gift card deals, unique gifts, and out-of-the-box items (how often can you adopt a penguin?) for those who have left you perplexed on what to get them this holiday season.
So get the red marker out and start marking names off! With these Jersey Shore holiday gifts, you might just become Santa himself (just don’t have too many margaritas on Tiijuana Tuesday – see below!)
Jersey Shore Holiday Gifts
Hot Sand Studio
550 Cookman, Asbury Park
Calling all dog lovers. The Hot Sand Studio in Asbury Park has the perfect gift for all those with four-legged friends. Their “Hot Paws Kit” is a do-it-yourself kit that makes a one-of-a-kind glass impression of your furry friend’s paw right at home. They also have their beloved AP SnowPerson that’s complete with coal buttons, a carrot nose, and a warm glass scarf. Mix and match to create your very own Snow Family.
The Cheese Cave
14 Monmouth St, Red Bank
For the foodie who has everything, there’s a membership to the Cheese of the Month club courtesy of Red Bank’s very own cheesy store – The Cheese Cave. Gift 3, 6, or a 12-month membership and your lucky recipient will receive approximately 1 1/2 pounds of a variety of cheese from different milk types, textures, and tasting notes. Now that’s a delivery we fully endorse!
Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe
1100 Highway 35, Middletown
Don’t even think of buying one of those boxes of chocolates from a big box store this holiday! Treat those with a sweet tooth on your list to a freshly made chocolates from Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe. Whether you’re giving a dozen chocolate covered strawberries to your kid’s teacher or a chocolate dipped wine bottle to your best friend or even a basket of goodies for the office, there’s something that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
27 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Annual Weihnachtsmarkt Rooftop European Holiday Market. Held every weekend leading up to Christmas, the rooftop (yes, up top!) will feature over 25 unique vendors with artisanal gifts, specialty foods, handcrafted toys, and more along with hot drinks (and Gluwein – aka German mulled wine), live music, and entertainment as well as pictures with Santa from 2-5pm.
Jean Louise Candies
1205 Third Avenue, Spring Lake
Opening up your stocking to find candy instead of some trinkets will definitely make your Christmas morning much sweeter! With the help of Jean Louise Candies, you can choose from countless chocolates or pre-packaged sweets complete with a festive Christmas ribbon.
Poor Cat Designs
69 Broad St, Red Bank
For creative works of wearable art, Poor Cat Designs has platinum, 24-karat and 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat white gold, pink gold, and sterling silver pieces of jewerly featuring beloved symbols that have captivated the devotion of rock stars and celebrities.
24 Broad St, Red Bank
Add even more sparkle to the holiday season with a gift from Goldtinker. Featuring creations by Jersey Shore resident Joseph Romanowski who has collaborated with jewelry giants such as David Yurman, every piece at Goldtinker is conceived, created, and christened on location. (Who wouldn’t want to wrap presents with rings like those!)
18 White St, Red Bank
From personalized gifts to unique Jersey Shore finds, Cabana 19 is a true “shopper’s paradise.” This Red Bank storefront has practically everything you need in order to finish your list and check it twice. From kid’s clothes to women’s apparel and home decor, it’s a one-stop-shop right in the heart of downtown.
269 East Main Street, Oceanport
Don’t forget your four-legged friends on your list! At Golden Paws newly opened Pet Boutique, they have everything that your pet needs and definitely wants. Whether you bring them in to purchase some high quality food or some fun eco-friendly toys, you can guarantee their tails will be wagging (even more) this Christmas when they open a present of their own.
Sorella Bella Boutique
27 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
Not sure what your favorite fashionista would want under her tree this year? Head to Sorella Bella Boutique for some inspiration (and guidance). With the help of sisters, Nicole, Alyssa, and Megan, they’ll help you pick out a gift for any style. (They also have plenty of holiday inspired outfits for all of those parties you’ve RSVP’d yes to!)
Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties
510 Route 35 South, Point Pleasant Beach
Much more than just a place to grab some food, Joe Leone’s is also home to a retail shop where you can find seasonal grocery items, gourmet gift boxes and baskets as well as imported dishware. It’s a trip to Italy without having to sneak all those goodies through customs!
1072 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
Yes, we’re right in the thick of the holidays and if you still have people to cross of your list, but dread the idea of heading to the mall for boring gifts, you can thank DIVE for hosting a unique Holiday Shopping Party on Tijuana Tuesday, December 19th. They’ll have plenty of their favorite local artists displaying one-of-a-kind art work, ornaments, jewelry, and more, free gift wrapping, and because they care – live music, half-price margaritas, and beer and taco specials all night long.
Little Silver Bottle Shop
497 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver
Whether you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift (who can say no to a great bottle of wine) or that great tasting six-pack for your dad, the Little Silver Bottle Shop is your source for all of your liquor gifting needs! Their large selection of craft beer is only outshined by their impressive collection of wines and whiskeys. And don’t be shy to ask for help! They’ll be happy to not only give you ideas for what to try, but they’ll also help you load up your car!
Cape May Brewing Company
1288 Hornet Road, Cape May
Usher in the holidays with Cape May Brewing Company’s latest brew – an Abbey-style Belgian Dark Ale with candy syrup and orange peel that’s barrel-aged in fresh Cognac and Kentucky Bourbon barrels. This ale is beautifully packaged in a commemorative 32-ounce holiday growler and is only available for a limited time. Who said all gifts have to be under the tree?
37 Kanes Lane, Middletown
Perfect for those athletes, outdoorsy, and adventurous people on your list, a gift certificate to The Gravity Vault indoor rock climbing gym will get them ready for an exciting 2018. From beginners to advanced, young to old, it’s a way to get out there and have some fun!
412 Bond Street, Asbury Park
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, who wouldn’t enjoy getting a massage, taking a yoga class, or learning more about the benefits of ayurveda? Make it your recipients resolution to take care of themselves with a gift card to Kur Wellness. Purchase a gift card from now through January 1, 2018 and you’ll receive a $20 bonus for every $100 spent. (Whether you keep the $20 for yourself is completely up to you!)
474 Brick Blvd, Brick
Get all of your foodie gifts at Mulberry Street in Brick! Loyal customers have been depending on these gift baskets to make everyone from dolci to antipasti, and espresso lovers rejoice. We’re kind of coveting the their olive oil and balsamic vinegar sets that will get anyone excited to start cooking in the kitchen in 2018. (You can also “fuhgedabajdit” and create your own basket too!)
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
Save big this holiday season with Jenkinson’s Boardwalk! From now until December 31st, go to their online store to purchase all of your E-musement Rechargeable Cards or Aquarium Admission Passes for a discounted price. It’s a special holiday treat that won’t be here in the new year! Jenkinson’s Aquarium is also offering an Adopt-an-Animal Kit where you can choose from a penguin, seal, shark, or sea turtle. Each kit comes with a stuffed animal, adoption certificate, photo, two aquarium passes, and more!
110 Schanck Rd, Freehold,
Need a gift that will not only wow your kids, but also those “adult kids” in your life? Look no further than iPlay America gift cards. From now until the big day, purchase $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 Bonus Game Card (valid January 1 – March 31, 2018) for free! It’s the gift of games, rides, attractions, and food – how much better of a present can there be?
Mister C’s Beach Bistro and Bar
Ocean Place and Allen Avenue, Allenhurst
It may be freezing outside, but that doesn’t mean that giving the gift of a beachfront dinner shouldn’t be on your list! Give your family and friends what they really want – a delicious dinner and cocktails with an oceanfront view. At Mister C’s Beach Bistro and Bar, summer never really ends.
Bay Pointe Inn
1 Willow Street, Highlands
Give the gift of a dinner at the hottest new restaurant in New Jersey. A gift certificate to Bay Pointe Inn will give your recipient the chance to experience dishes from regional coastal areas with the backdrop of the Sandy Hook Bay. We just can’t guarantee that they’ll bring you as their guest.
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant
100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch
Don’t stress trying to find the perfect gift. Give the gift of great food with an ocean view! To make things a bit more enticing, Rooney’s will be giving a $10 coupon for every $100 in gift cards purchased that’s good for everything from Sunday Brunch to Burger night. Holiday shopping with a little something extra for yourself! Don’t worry, we won’t tell!
Molly Pitcher Inn
88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank
Maybe you can’t give a plane ticket, but why not a hotel gift card to one of the most iconic hotels at the Jersey Shore? Whether you’re planning on staying the night or just indulging in a Sunday brunch, or late night cocktails and dinner, a gift card to the Molly Pitcher Inn is the gift that keeps on giving!
Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place, Red Bank
A gift card to the Oyster Point Hotel may not be on their wish list, but it will quickly move to the top once they realize it’s a way to take in everything that this Red Bank hotel has to offer. From overnight packages to Happy Hour at the Pearl Lounge, it’s a gift that will make you the ultimate Santa!
Bum Rogers Crabhouse and Tavern
2207 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park
At Bum Rogers, you can always count on two things: nightly specials every single day of the work week and a very fun time. With a gift card, you’ll be giving that experience to someone on your list and with their gift card sale where you’ll get $100 for just $75, you can give more without any extra cost!