One of the great ways to support local businesses is by buying locally during the holiday season. Invest in the community via these amazing small-owned businesses in Montclair because they definitely brought the heat this season! We’ve curated a list of easy gift ideas that can all be bought locally in Montclair — for anyone on your holiday gift list. From home decor to the perfect sweater and everything in between, our holiday gift ideas for shopping locally in Montclair will have you ready for the season.
Buckeye Burl Vase from & son Boutique
This one-of-a-kind vase is made from a solid piece of buckeye burl, a native California wood. It is hand turned and carved in a studio in Oakland, CA. This special wood has a unique grain that differs from every angle. The glass vial is included with the purchase – a simple flower would pair well with this statement piece. Or, leave it empty and enjoy the natural beauty on its own.
Start-Up Kit from Jones Road
(Photo credit: Jones Road)
Founded by beauty mogul and Montclair resident, Bobbi Brown – Jones Road is in contrast to the typical line that can be bought at a beauty store because it eliminates over 2,700 potentially harmful ingredients from its formulas, making it not only a choice of quality but of health. The versatile Start-Up Kit includes Just A Sec Eye Tint in golden peach, The Best, Eyeshadow in dark brown, The Best Pencil in black, and Cool Gloss in original (clear). P.S – the shop is opening soon!
18K Gold Filled Cuban Chain Bracelet from Noellery
This gold-filled Cuban link chain bracelet will definitely stick out in a jewelry box. This high-shine, lightweight chain is very much in style right now. Cuban links and silver jewelry are in every major magazine this season.
Lavender Bath Bomb from Dolly Moo
This bath bomb is almost too pretty to use. According to Dolly Moo, this Lavender Bath Bomb is used as a healing ritual to promote sleep, peacefulness, and purification. The hand-mixed ingredients include wild-harvested witch hazel, grape seed oil, organic cocoa butter, lavender essential oil, and dried organic lavender.
Green Dual Function Taper/Tea Light Holder from Giftbar
This mid-century meets modern piece holds a tapered candle and when flipped over, it can hold a tea light – talk about dual function. It also comes in millennial pink making it perfect to jazz up any room.
Spiritual Statue from Culture Couture
Culture Couture has tons of beautiful spiritual statues in stock from laughing Buddhas to medicine Buddhas to sitting Buddhas that all come in different materials. Each Buddha has its own meaning: the physical attributes, poses, and postures all have their own meanings and purposes that can be used to manifest meditation, enlightenment, and wisdom.
Natural Kiwi Jasper Bracelet from Mind Your Beads & Seeds
Kiwi Jasper is a nurturing stone that supports the wearer during times of stress. Its energy is said to help the wearer feel more relaxed and tranquil, spiritually. It helps to aid in cleansing, aligning, and balancing the Chakras – its ability to absorb negative energy allows the aura to shine.
Montclair-Inspired Coasters from White Rabbit Black Heart
For the Montclair BNR’s and implants alike, these coasters depict iconic landmarks around Montclair. There are nine designs including images of a Montclair manhole, the Wellmont street sign, the Bellevue Theatre, the Clairidge Theater, Raymonds, Applegate Farm, and more.
Abundance Intention Candle from Houss Freya
This abundance intention candle with a citrine healing crystal has 35+ hours of burn time. It is used to attract money, love, luck, happiness, and health. “When you focus your thoughts and intentions through this candle you will attract that energy into your life. Hold your candle in your hands and visualize the outcome you desire, then light the candle,” says Houss Freya. When the candle is done, the citrine crystal left behind should be supercharged with the intention.
Plaid Aluminum Chain Mask Holder from Eclectic Chic Boutique
Handcrafted by Something BeadAFull, this mask holder makes a fashionable and functional addition to anyone’s accessory collection. The boutique carries additional styles that include a butterscotch glass bead mask holder, an African beaded mask holder, and more.
Pink Floyd Pullover from Velvet Lush
Pink Floyd = instant classic. This oversized rock n’ roll crew neck has an oversized feel to it, making it great for unisex wear. Pair this with a favorite jogger or jeans and it will instantly elevate a casual look tenfold.
Ink Trinket Dishes from Grayson White Ceramics
This set of two ink trinket dishes are handmade from stoneware. The dishes have a black ink splattered pattern over a neutral-colored stone. These would be the ultimate jewelry holder or desk accessories. It’s approx. 6” in diameter. Learn more about the artist behind these ceramic gems here.
Kalifi Brass Bottle Opener from Kaight Boutique
This elegant bottle opener is a great addition to any well-curated kitchen – making it an unexpected and unique hostess gift. It’s handmade from brass, ethically made in Kenya. The artisan behind the bottle opener preserves craft techniques by employing more than 80 small-scale artisans and providing them with a stable income and safe working conditions.
Tangerine Sunglasses from Envy
Owned by RHONJ star Melissa Gorga, Envy stocks the latest trends in fashion including clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories like these tangerine sunglasses. The deep orange color makes it the perfect transitional pair to take you from the fall season through the winter.
Starburst Thread Earrings from Starburst
This Montclair resident is all about giving back to the earth as much as wearing a conversational accessory. Thread earrings have been around for ages, the artisan creates them with a twist! Depending on the style, the earrings can go from edgy to professional to whimsical. A donation to a wildlife charity will come from every purchase as well.
Natural Mineral Sunscreen from Love Sun Body
Love Sun Body is a natural sunscreen brand based in Montclair — with 100% natural ingredients and no chemical filters or synthetic ingredients. Born out of a need for sunblock with natural ingredients, this sunscreen is made of high-quality natural ingredients which have been proven safe for our bodies and the planet.