As the holiday season approaches, our calendars fill with parties, celebrations, and get-togethers. Preparing to host or visit requires some planning, including buying holiday-themed decorations, gifs, and trinkets. Hanukkah’s varieties include menorahs, dreidels, cards, and more, and many local businesses offer themed gifts for the holiday. This year, Hanukkah will be celebrated from November 28th to December 6th. Check out our list of businesses in and around Essex County that offer Hanukkah items.
Capalbo’s Gift Baskets | 350 Allwood Road, Clifton
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For 100 years, this family-owned and operated business has been handcrafting baskets in Clifton. For Hanukkah, gift baskets include baked goods, wine, and fruit, which can be customized to fit dietary restrictions. Custom ribbons can also be added for a personalized touch.
Chabad of Essex County | 456 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange
This Jewish community has several locations across the state. In addition to an in-person store at the West Orange location, the organization also runs Menorah.net, the only manufacturer of large-scale display indoor and outdoor menorahs in the world. Several choices are available, including modern design and LED light versions. Options are also available at the Judaica store, also run by the Chabad of Essex County.
The Eclectic Chic Boutique | 547 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
Ornaments, dresses, wrapping paper, gift soaps, dreidels, and wooden menorahs are all available at this one-of-a-kind business. Since it opened in 2018, it has only offered small-batch, handmade, locally sourced gifts of all kinds, themes, and sizes. Classes and parties are also available.
The General Store at Cornerstone Montclair | 198 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair
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Alongside jewelry, locally sourced pieces, and Montclair-themed goods, The General Store offers a wide selection of holiday gifts. Think – Hanukkah snow globes, bracelets, idea boxes, and milk chocolate. Mix and match them with other home goods, books, games, and clothing for a comprehensive gift.
Giftbar | 465 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
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There are special Hanukkah gifts aplenty at this boutique that offers trinkets filled with personality for every occasion. For Hanukkah in particular, look for menorah pops, coffee mugs, and decorated cards combined with sweet snowballs and RBG apparel. Mix and match for the perfect personalized decorations and gifts.
Montclair Stationery | 612 Valley Road, Montclair
Family run since 1993, this shop offers everyday stationery needs as well as holiday-themed decorations and gifts. Hanukkah wrapping paper as well as other party goods, gifts, and games all line the aisles. The business also carries some hard-to-find stationery and gifts, tailoring its offerings to the community.
Pink Bungalow | 211 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair
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Pink Bungalow markets itself as a one-of-a-kind and beautiful experience, and the statement is absolutely accurate. Decorations, trinkets, gifts and so much more line the shelves of this Montclair gift shop. For Hanukkah, stickers, napkins, and cheese boards all fit together in a color theme, making it a one-stop shop for holiday decorations.