Get out there and SHOP SMALL during this holiday season! The reason why our local downtowns remain quaint is due to our beloved family-owned businesses! They need our help now more than ever. Let’s show them our continued love and support! Finish your holiday shopping and add those unique gifts that are sure to please everyone on your list! Here’s what’s at the top of my “Favorite Things 2020” and available in the local shops right now! There’s no better time than now to finish your holiday shopping a little early and know you helped out your local merchants! Everything on the list is under $50 and going fast – so hurry and fill those bags today!
Too much screen time can leave those eyes tired and tense! This Migraine Mask is a hot or cold therapy mask sure to soothe away the stress!
Anthem Style + Gift, 100 Union Avenue N, Cranford www.anthemstylegift.com
For the DIY lover on your list, these mini trays are the cutest holiday gifts and we can think of so many ways to use in the home!
AR Workshop, 226 N Avenue West, Westfield www.arworkshop.com
Tis the season to stay safe and sanitized! Keeping clean even smells wonderful with these scented hand gels and sanitizers! Great gifts for our favorite frontline workers!
Augusta Mae Boutique, 35 Alden Street, Cranford www.augustamae.com
The makeup lover in your home will be excited to receive this twinkling, glittery (and vegan) lip gloss! Perfect by itself or on top of your favorite lip color! Holiday-ready with “Twinkle Lip Gloss” blended right in the store!
Blende Beauty, 106 Elm Street, Westfield www.blendebeauty.com
All ages will be excited to discover a holiday treat from “across the pond”! These scrumptious delectables include hard-to-find Cadbury treats, Afternoon Tea Tins, Iced Christmas cakes, and more!
Bridget’s Irish Cottage, 15 E Broad St, Westfield www.bridgets.com
Holiday cupcake decorating is a family-friendly activity for everyone! Purchase a kit, take a picture of your creation, and take part in Downtown Cranford’s Cupcake Decorating Contest!
Cake Artist Café, 8 Eastman Street, Cranford www.cakeartistcafe.com
The hottest treat of the season is a Hot Chocolate Bomb!
The Chocolate Bar, 112 Quimby Street, Westfield www.thechocolatebarwestfield.com
Keep toasty this winter while showing your gold and blue support for Cranford!
Cougar Headquarters, 415 Centennial Avenue, Cranford www.cougarhq.com
Movie popcorn and candy never tasted better than from our beloved movie theater! Watch your favorite holiday movies enjoying a gift basket filled with yummy snacks! And while you’re at it – book your private movie or gaming experience with your quarantine crew!
Cranford Theater, 25 N Avenue W, Cranford www.cranfordtheater.com
How fun to drop off a pint of holiday ice cream to a friend or neighbor?
Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery, 22 North Avenue W, Cranford www.cranfordvanillabeancreamery.com
Give the gift of a protected phone screen! Make an appointment to get your screen protector! Also available for screen repairs!
The Device Shop Westfield, 51 Elm Street, Westfield www.thedeviceshop.com
Bring the delightful smells of the fresh outdoors into your home with the holiday scent of the Frasier Fir home collection. Gift someone this iconic scent before they sell out!
The Farmhouse Store, 221 E Broad Street, Westfield www.thefarmhousestore.com
These clay imprint ornaments are the perfect way to decorate the tree each year and capture the memory of your littlest helper! Book your session by December 6 to guarantee Christmas delivery!
Fire Me Up Studio, 117 Union Avenue N, Cranford www.firemeupstudio.com
Send a seasonal bouquet to a loved one – starting at $50! Love this local florist and her gorgeous designs!
The Flower Shop, 1120 South Ave W, Westfield www.theflowershopnj.com
These Camp Craft holiday cocktail kits are at the top of my personal list! Simply add the spirit to the jar, refrigerate for 3 days to infuse, and you’ve got yourself 8 cocktails for your quarantine group!
Hickory & Hill General Store, 21 N Avenue West, Cranford www.hickoryhillgeneralstore.com
How adorable is Leffy the Elf! This plush holiday toy is sure to delight the little ones!
Max + Luna Baby and Kids, 10 Alden Street, Cranford www.maxlunashop.com
For the craft beer lover in your life – drop off a curated selection of unique brews!
Nos Vino, 127 Central Avenue, Westfield www.nosvino.com
If it’s on Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2020, you know you need it! Buy your Corkcicle mug now and your favorite beverage will last through any Zoom call!
Periwinkle’s Fine Gifts, 19 Union Avenue N, Cranford www.giftthebest.com
These hand-poured, handmade soy candles can bring the calm and scents of the season into the home. Available in a variety of must-have scents and in the perfect tins to gift to loved ones!
The Simple Shoppe, 231 N Avenue West, Suite 4, Westfield www.thesimpleshoppe.com
Love the gorgeous combination of colors in this handmade jewelry from Jackie+Dean Designs (a Westfield company, www.jackieanddean.com ) – now at the shop and just in time for the holidays!
Simply Art and Framing, 11 North Union Avenue, Cranford www.simplyartandframes.com
Show your favorite merchant just how much you love them! These “Jersey Local” sweatshirts are continuing till the end of the year and $10 from every purchase goes to the business you are supporting!
Think D’sign Print, 11 North Avenue E, Cranford www.tdpNJ.com
Give a gift card to the place where everyone is waiting in line for their favorite winter beverage!
Track 5 Coffee 5 Eastman Street, Cranford www.track5coffee.square.site
Stocking Stuffer and Secret Elf gifts for the win with these adorable S’mores and Hot Cocoa kits!
Venue 104, 104 N. Union Avenue, Cranford www.venue104.com
The gift of a bath bomb is the gift of pampering and relaxation! Check out their new holiday scents!
Witch Baby Cranford, 11 Eastman Street, Cranford www.witchbabysoap.com
Your furry friend will love you even more with these toys reminiscent of their owner’s favorite things!
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Cranford-Westfield, 4 South Union Ave, Cranford www.woofgangbakery.com