Hip New Jersey’s own Maria Falzo has a few Valentine’s Day gift suggestions available through Grove Giftables in Cedar Grove. Maria and store owner Stacia have compiled a list of gift ideas for #HipNJ suitable for everyone in your life.
With the harsh winter we’ve had in New Jersey, what could be better than a cozy knitted hat? If there is a newborn in your life, the colorful hats for babies are an adorable and practical gift. Matching mommy-and-me hats are a cute option for parents and toddlers who like to maintain a chic wardrobe despite the winter weather.
Fitting for almost anyone in the family, the stylish S’ip byS’well bottles come in regular and large sizes. The caps are tethered to the bottle for children who have a penchant to misplace items. Grove Giftables can customize the bottles by etching your loved-one’s initials into the design. Regular-sized bottles cost $19.99 while large will run you $24.99.
For teachers or anyone who prefers to avoid sweets, there are fun and sparkly homemade soaps. Each soap is heart-shaped and comes in an assortment or V-Day colors. Individually, the soaps are $9 and a mason jar full of soaps cost $22.
Homemade cookies with Valentine’s Day messages inscribed in them are great for those with a sweet tooth. These go well inside a trendy #Love mug so you can enjoy your confections with a warm beverage.
The fashionable yet functional Bogg Bag is a excellent gift for any holiday but especially for that special lady on Valentine’s Day. The tote is waterproof and washable – great for a weekend away or a day at the beach. Stacia is offering a special for a Bogg Bag and a S’ip by S’well bottle purchased together.
Head down to Grove Giftables and check out their inventory of gifts for everyone in your life this Valentine’s Day.
Cardamom is an under-used yet oh-so-flavorable spice that screams “holiday!” As a bonus gift, include a pan that your guest can keep. We suggest something from the Gotham Steel collection, a #HipHolidays 2017 pick.
2) Homemade Granola
For those that are sticking to their healthy diets throughout the holidays (more power to them!), homemade granola is a perfect guilt-free snack. Put it in a seasonal mason jar to give it an extra festive flair!
GelPro Elite luxury comfort mat is designed to add comfort and joy to holiday cooking and parties (and all year long). It’s a life saver in the kitchen, plus with all the colors and patterns, it adds pizzazz to any home décor.
GelPro Elite luxury comfort mats are the only gel-filled, anti-fatigue mats for the kitchen. The mats have beveled, no-curl edges, non-slip bottom and stain-resistant top surface. GelPro Elite mats come with a five-year warranty. GelPro Elite mats start at $119.95 for a 20”x36” mat; they are sold direct at GelPro.com and at select national retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon, as well as many kitchen specialty stores. $119.95, GelPro.com
Extravagonzo offers high quality, infused culinary oils and vinegars. We are founded on a deep commitment to create infused oils and balsamic vinegars with only whole, high-quality ingredients to maximize flavor, color and consistency. We use absolutely no flavorings, extracts or essential oils in our products.
If you are looking for the perfect hostess gift or just want to treat yourself to amazing flavor, grab their Variety Pack Gift Set. It includes their Sofi-Award-Winning Jalapeno Lime, Blood Orange, Roasted Garlic and Meyer Lemon Culinary Oils as well as a Dark Balsamic and White Balsamic Vinegar. $39.99,extravagonzofoods.com.
Shotsticks is the ultimate party accessory! It is an interchangeable shot glass/beer glass shotski perfect for ski, sun and any party goer. The company, based in Freehold, New Jersey, strives to get everyone out there in the partying community to do a unified shot and beer chug. The Party Pack comes with 2 SHOTSTICKS, 6 acrylic shot glasses, 6 acrylic beer glasses, 4 end caps, and 2 connector clips. $55.00, Shotsticks.com
Still looking for the perfect gift for your dad? Stevenson Almonte of Manna Ejoined Maria Falzo to discuss his made to measure business. “We decided to take this unique designing experience to the mass consumer,” Almonte says. The customer is left with a limited quantity piece that they can’t find anywhere else made specifically for them. Products sold include suits, shirts, ties and hats, with tie prices starting at $55.99, MannaEstore.com
Danielle Forte, creative director of 828 Clothing and wife of New York Jets star running back Matt Forte, stopped by the #HipNJ studio to discuss her stylish and versatile line.
828 Clothing includes pieces that encourage and enable mothers to retain their style identity during and following their pregnancy. Further, their babies can be stylish in playful galaxy print and signature onesies featuring tongue-in-cheek quotes created by NFL star, Matt!
Shop 828 for the holidays and receive 20% off your order by using promo code HIPNJ. Visit 828Clothing.com to order now.
Need a stocking stuffer for the beauty guru in your life? The CRLabMild Shampoo cleans and hydrates without damaging the scalp. Its gentle formula enriched with hydrolyzed wheat proteins nourish hair for it to stay healthy and strong.
Follow #HipNJ on social media to learn how to enter to win a Transitions Hair Solutions experience! Transitions Hair Solutions is the exclusive New Jersey provider of the CRLab® trichology line from Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories of Italy. The winner will receive a complimentary Trichotest ($175 value) to determine which of the 3 trichology lines is best for the winner. They will also provided 1 free treatment ($150 value) from whichever line best suits the winner: Hair Loss Prevention, Sebum Regulating, or Moisturizing Anti-Dandruff. Total giveaway value is $325. The Trichotest and trichology service will take place at Transitions Hair Solutions located at 1860 Highway 35, Suite 3 Wall Township, NJ 07719.
Moonlite is an easy-to-use storybook projector for your mobile phone that turns your child’s favorite storybooks into an immersive and magical experience. Stories come to life with vivid projections, sound effects, background music and more when paired with the Moonlite app. $39.99, MyMoonLite.com.
Here’s a gift for your favorite chef! Gotham Steel is the newest technology in non-stick cookware. Made with ceramic and super strong titanium, cooking with Gotham Steel is like cooking on air! $29.99, GothamSteel.com
Bibo is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine, giving you that great libation, previously only perfected at a bar or restaurant, at a much lower cost and at home. Debra Walker, owner and inventor of the BIBO®, demonstrates the easy-to-use product to #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo.
Bibo is available for purchase at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com and other retailers! $179.99, BiboBarmaid.com
Here’s the perfect #HipHolidays 2017 present for the new mommy and baby in your life!
Rookie Humans produces whimsical, hand drawn, 100% cotton sheets by international designers for stylish parents and their sleeping babies. Mompreneur Gabriela Anggono, who lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, was a successful advertising executive turned stay-at-home mom after her husband moved them all to Paris for his new job opportunity. After spending HOURS taking pictures of her children in their cribs, she wondered ‘Why aren’t crib sheets more imaginative?’ She returned to the U.S. and launched Rookie Humans nursery brand.
The line is available in two sizes, US standard crib mattresses and mini crib mattress and Made with soft 100% cotton sateen, 230 thread count. These sheets have been featured on the Today Show, Pregnancy Magazine and many other outlets! $34.99, RookieHumans.com.
Drink and be merry this #HipHoliday season! Steve Fette, craft spirit specialist development specialist for Allied Beverage Group, talks to the #HipList’s Maria Falzo about the different ways you can (safely!) enjoy Clyde May’s Whiskey! Check a retailer closest to y
Giving back is always in season! Learn the heartwarming story of Jane Hoffman, a Westfield, New Jersey-based mother and founder of A Birthday Wish, a non-profit organization that grants the birthday wishes of children in foster care. Donate yours today by visiting ABirthdayWish.org.