We love browsing the many small shops and unique boutiques this area has to offer. But honestly, sometimes you just don’t have the bandwidth to battle crowds or wait in line during the holiday season. Fortunately, many shops have online stores, which means you can still shop small and buy gifts from the comfort of your own home. Read on to learn about local small businesses in Essex County that offer virtual shopping.
CLB Fine Art I 59 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange
This boutique stocks a wide selection of custom-made artwork, décor, and Judaica curated by founder Connie Lior. Its online store has gifts ranging from inlaid mosaic cufflinks to a steel Boris Kramer sculpture titled Dancing Family with Two Children. The store ships to addresses in the continental United States.
Houss Freya I 547 Valley Rd Suite 2, Upper Montclair
The new year is the perfect time for intention work, and you’ll find a variety of handmade products to use in rituals and meditation practices. Pick up some Goddess Bodywash or Enchanting Dust for the Spiritualist on your list. The store ships to anywhere in the continental U.S. through their Etsy shop.
Jardin Flower Shop I Newark
Since 2009, they’ve been delivering fresh flowers to residents of Newark. You can shop for unique gifts like the JDog Surprise. Crafted from white, pink, or red carnations, the puppy-shaped creation comes in a reusable basket.
Montclair History Center I 108 Orange Rd, Montclair
The history buff in your life will appreciate the rich offerings for sale at the center. You can get a map of Downtown Montclair circa 1906 or a New Jersey-shaped potholder. Items can be shipped via Priority Mail to anywhere in the U.S.
Nostalgia Candle Co. I Lyndhurst
This small batch, hand-poured, family-owned candle company has limited edition seasonal scents such as Holiday Shopping that has notes of evergreen, frankincense, and myrrh as well as perineal favorites like Wine O’Clock and Sriracha Sorbet. Candles can be sent anywhere in the continental U.S., and local delivery is available within a five-mile radius of Montclair upon request.
Pazzazed I 11 Midland Ave, Montclair
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This one-stop-shop has something for even the pickiest recipient on your list. Music fans will appreciate the playlist wall art, featuring classic artists and song titles spanning across genres and decades. You can have a gift shipped to anywhere in the continental U.S.
Sadie’s I 65 Valley St, South Orange
Sadie’s offers ethically produced clothing and home goods from local suppliers. They have gifts for adults and children and you can even build a box with curated items, such as an “I’m New Here” onesie. They ship within the continental U.S.
Shala’s Boutique I 358C Millburn Ave, Millburn
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This women-owned boutique has had a presence in Millburn for 36 years. The assortment of fun gifts you can buy online includes a karma small pouch with an evil eye design. This store ships to addresses in the U.S. via FedEx.
Walter Bauman Jewelers I 653 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange
This family-owned business has been selling fine and vintage jewelry since 1968. You can find something sparkly for any age, such as a black wood inlay men’s bracelet and a two tone green matte enamel curb chain necklace. Shipping is available to giftees in the U.S.