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Last minute gifts: What do you do?


Time is running out to finish Christmas Shopping

Was standing in line at Starbucks for one of my multiple caffeine fixes the other day. I noticed this fairly nice display of fairly priced gifts that might be good for the coffee-lover in your life – and was wondering how people handle the last-minute shopping.

My choice for last minute gift is:

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Regardless, that Via “Ready Brew” Coffee from Starbucks seems to have taken off like wildfire. A ton of different “accessories.” Employees say their #1 customer is the stroller mom. I wouldn’t be surprised if a “Via-branded” stroller with built in water heater – or an “IV-Drip” coffee dispenser comes out next…

Hoboken Dog Wash Gift Certificates


Hoboken Dog Wash: Economical Holiday Gift Idea

The Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar had a bath and “mini” grooming (cleanup) the other day – and saw that the Hoboken Dog Wash sells $20 gift certificates.

Another great holiday gift idea – you can use it towards a DIY bath – or even for grooming too!

PS – isn’t Oscars Christmas Scarf adorable?


Greetings From Hoboken product line expands!

12/16/2010 Update:

Raymond Smith – the famous artist who created the well-known “Greetings from Hoboken” postcards has expanded his product line to now include Coffee Mugs and Mouse Pads!

Perfect for sending to your out-of-town friends and family (to rub it in that you live here). Available online at Hoboken Greetings – or you can pick them up locally at Yes I Do!Empire Coffee – and the Hoboken Historical Museum.


It’s been a year since local artist Raymond Smith announced his website: Hobokengreetings.com. His greeting cards are perfect to send your friends and family out of town!

It’s a ‘Season’s Greetings from Hoboken’ holiday card and is an extension of his ‘Greetings from Hoboken New Jersey‘ image line. It’s a nice big 5X7 card, blank inside, with a white envelope. It’s also on sale at Empire Coffee, 338 Bloomfield and Hoboken Frame and Photo, 326 Washington Street, and the Hoboken Historical Museum. He’ll also be selling these during the Hoboken Holiday Crafts Fair.


Dog owners are easy to shop for!


Dog toys are gifts that actually get used!

If you’re the type of person that seriously takes part in the holiday gift exchanging – make a mental note of everyone on your list that has a dog (or even a cat). Because buying a toy for their pet is just as good as giving them a “human gift,” and more importantly – it will probably get more use than anything else!

Cornerstone Pets (105 9th Street) has the biggest collection I’ve seen of Holiday-related dog treats, toys, leashes, and more. Still amazed how they can stock so many items in that store.

Gifts for any budget at W. Kodak Jewelers


W. Kodak Jewelers offers wide range of holiday bling

Christmas shopping procrastinator? Can’t think of what to get?

One easy option in Hoboken that works with nearly all budgets is some fine jewelry at W. Kodak Jewelers (60 Newark Street). While I always thought they were exclusively “high end,” I was surprised to see that they carry nice looking pieces that can be had for under $100 as well.

See photo gallery below for some suggestions for five different budget levels.

About 10 shopping days left till Christmas!

Viola Vita 2 Year Anniversary!


Viola Vita reaches 2nd year in Hoboken

Hoboken411 doesn’t wear handbags – but the ladies I know that shop at Viola Vita (1224 Washington) feel that they’re the premier handbag and accessory store in Hoboken. Quality Italian-made products that last.

Mario would like to thank everyone for “A wonderful two years,” and invites you to the store on Saturday, December 4th (12-7pm) to join in his anniversary celebration. Have a toast with a complimentary glass of wine – and receive a special gift as well! Some “new” Italian Olive Oil he brought back from his last trip overseas!

Congratulations Viola Vita on your 2nd anniversary!