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Dec 07, 2020

Ideas to Help You Shop Local This Holiday Season

By Julia Mortimer

Small boutiques are the backbone of flourishing downtown areas in so much of Monmouth County. In an effort to keep them afloat through the chaos that is the pandemic, shopping local is a small but significant gift to give. You can kill two birds with one stone, buying a handmade and unique gift for a loved one while supporting local shops. This is a curated list of lovely boutiques that sell handmade gifts.

The Local Line, Red Bank
This home goods store on Wallace Street has beautiful, handmade goods by local artists – from photography to jewelry to skincare. It’s a perfect spot to get a loved one a unique and heartfelt gift.

Cabana 19, Red Bank
If you were looking for some tasteful New Jersey gear, this is your spot. The clothing store has jewelry, women’s clothing, and well-designed T-shirts and sweatshirts repping NJ.

DoubleTake Luxury Consignment Boutique, Red Bank
Quality goods at a reasonable price! If that sounds like music to your ears, take a stroll into Double Take on Broad Street.

Bungalow Road, Atlantic Highlands
Located in the heart of downtown Atlantic Highlands, Bungalow Road has quirky, decorative signs that will make you belly laugh as well as jewelry and children’s clothes. Go pick up that block sign that describes your best friend perfectly.

Rebel Supply Co., Asbury Park
This eclectic clothing store located on Cookman Avenue has an interesting mix of vintage/thrift wear and new clothing. They have hysterical accessories, especially if you or a loved one is a big fan of Danny Devito.

Nita Ideas, Asbury Park
Another funky clothing store in Asbury Park, this shop offers chic women’s wear, so even if you don’t find a gift for a friend, you may find a piece that you’ll fall in love with.

Interwoven, Asbury Park
I think it goes without saying, Asbury Park may be just the spot to get that unique gift that will become a staple in your friend’s closet. Interwoven is yet another clothing store for men and women, along with fun accessories and gifts.