After a long school year, high school graduation is almost upon us and that means grad party season is almost here, too. Trying to find a gift for your graduate or graduates may be a stressor, but don’t fret, we’ve done the studying for you. Whether it’s items to use for college or just fun gift ideas, keep reading to discover which Montclair businesses have great gifts for high school graduates.
Alchemy Scent Bar | 30 Church Street
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At Alchemy Scent Bar, you can make a custom candle for your grad. That’s right, you are the creator behind this candle. This is a great gift for if you are looking for something unique with your personal touch. Plus, if your graduate is moving away for college, this will be a nice reminder of home.
Dolly Moo | 217 Glen Ridge Avenue
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Everything at Dolly Moo’s is made with love and good energy. Its bath bombs like the Honey Hive and Faerie Queen varieties are so detailed and unique. It also has lip balms, soaps, candles, and so much more. This is an awesome place to shop to help pamper a graduate after a stressful year.
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East Side Mags | 491 Bloomfield Avenue Suite 102
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This premiere comic book store has something for Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and all comic book fans. East Side Mags has an excellent collection of comic books, t-shits, and figurines, great for the comic book lover in your life.
Giftbar | 465 Bloomfield Avenue
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Giftbar has something for everyone, and maybe you’ll just want everything. From evil eye rings to Betty White key chains and trivia games, Giftbar has something for pretty much any type of high school grad.
Howell | 599 Valley Road
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Howell in Upper Montclair has candles, jewelry, brooches, bags, wall decor, and more. Its unique assortment of trinket dishes and trays are great to store jewelry and other knickknacks. If you’re looking for a gift for an animal lover, then Howell has an awesome option. Check out its lovely embroidered wall art depicting dogs, owls, and more.
Mind Your Beads + Seeds | 147 D Valley Road
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This colorful and vibrant shop has an assortment of plants and pots to brighten any college dorm room or decorate a graduate’s room at home for when they visit. Mind Your Beads and Seeds also has jewelry and candles. We recommend its newly dropped handmade body pots.
Parcel | 608 Bloomfield Avenue
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This enchanting stationary shop has so many delightful options to choose from. Its crafty options include cards, paper flowers, buttons, and fortune-telling cards. If you’re also in need of something to pack up your gift, then Parcel has you covered. Its colorful and unique wrapping paper and ribbons add character to any gift and look ever so elegant.
Pink Bungalow | 211 Bellevue Avenue
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The gift options at Pink Bungalow are endless. It has an assortment of jewelry, water bottles, soap, candles, and trinket trays — lots of wonderful choices for a dorm room. It even has Montclair and Jersey shore-themed gifts for the grads who plan to leave NJ and need a little reminder of home to take with them.
Rocky’s Crystal + Minerals | 559 Bloomfield Avenue
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If you’re looking for crystals, minerals, and gemstone jewelry, then we recommend Rocky’s Crystal and Minerals. According to its website, it has the largest selection of its kind in the tri-state area. From hematite rings to crystal candles, there is just so much to choose from. This is a wonderful way to send a graduate off into the world with positive vibes.
White Rabbit Black Heart | 219 Glen Ridge Avenue
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White Rabbit Black Heart has a ton of high-quality items to choose from such as its Montclair-themed coasters, trinket dishes, and jewelry. We recommend the handmade vintage locket, which is a great place to put a photo of you and the grad in for them to take wherever they go.