It's the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes, that "wonderful" feeling is more along the lines of stress and worry over finding all of your holiday gifts. If your holiday shopping list is just as long as ever, consider shopping local and give back to the Bergen community. And get yourself a well-deserved treat too. There are plenty of treasures at Bergen Boutiques that will outshine anything you may find at a big box store. Check out some of these fab Bergen Boutiques when you’re checking your list twice.
These upscale his and hers shopping destinations offer cool, laid-back designer duds and accessories for those really special gifts (for others and yourself). Shop cozy finds like sweats and a cardigan or grab a college-themed T-shirt for the guy in your life.
256 Westwood Ave., Westwood
For fashion-forward finds, this is your go-to. With a focus on the latest styles including reversible sherpa jackets and midi skirts, this one stop fashion shop carries all your must-have closet essentials. For kids, head to Marcia's Attic for Kids for enviable options for little ones.
For the fit and fashion-forward women in your life, pheel activewear boutique is a must-visit. Breathable, stylish fabrics in patterns such as snakeskin, leopard, plaid and marble are available in leggings, tops, and hoodies for a head-to-toe comfort and fashion. Plus, you can save $30 with their special Thanks$30 code.
22 W Railroad Ave., Tenafly
Looking for an out-of-the-box, quirky or unique gift idea? No need to hunt any further. This cute boutique, which recently moved to Ridgewood, has everything from fun holiday sweatshirts that say “Food Mood” to “I'm not a control freak but you're doing it wrong” mugs. While there, browse their jewelry, tie dye socks, and of course, stylish duds.
30 Cottage Pl., Ridgewood
There's no question that if you're gift shopping at this fashionable boutique, you're sure to find a thing...or two...or three for yourself. Styles to suit a night out like faux leather flares to a cozy night at home (think: loungewear and plush socks) are in store, in addition to gifts for every budget.
65 Vervalen St., Closter
You may want to add this jewelry boutique to your own wishlist this year. This generationally-run GEM is eye candy for a shopper looking for a special gift this holiday season. Grab a super layered look or opt for a minimalist, simplistic design.
9.5 W Railroad Ave., Tenafly
With nearby stores Reform Kids and REFORMEN, make a stop into all three shops to find gifts for everyone on your list. Reform Lifestyle offers unique accessories, fashion-forward pieces, and playful, giftable items for the stylish person in your life.
15 Broadway, Cresskill
Founded by fashion-forward sisters, this boutique carries everything from gold bracelets and fun candles to dreamcatchers and jersey totes. They also design custom bleached sweatshirts with logos for a more personalized and stylish gift option.
74 E Main St., Ramsey
We love the laid back style and rock star vibes of the downtown Westwood shop, which carries a wide variety of looks. Flannels, college gear, shoes, bags and more at wallet-friendly prices will keep you coming back for more.
149 Westwood Ave., Westwood
Who said you need to sacrifice style when looking for comfort? Fashionable finds at Madison Lux combine the two, as well as cute pieces for more special days and nights. Their affordable prices are great for gifts and for stocking your own closet with an updated look.
16 E Madison Ave., Dumont
All things are sparkling at this lifestyle brand meets jewelry store. Home finds like tea glasses and colorful prints go beyond the basics, while their fine and demi-fine jewelry offer options for every style and budget. Beauty and wellness products like bath salts and calming gemstones round out this one-stop-shop.
570 N Maple Ave., Ridgewood
We love a family-run business, and this super shoe shop is no exception. Shoe-Inn will never disappoint with their variety of super cool kicks, boots we NEED and the most crucial winter shoewear, the slipper. We know those fluffy slides are calling your name.
53 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
101 Vervalen St., Closter
The pop-up shop has made its way to Bergen, so grab your must-have before it vanishes on December 19th. Luxurious finds include sweaters, throws, scarves, and cozy socks that people may actually be excited to receive. It time to wrap yourself and your fave gal in a little luxury.
181 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Visit the “feel-good” store for plenty of options for every taste and interest. Customer faves include Nest Fragrances ‘Holiday’ candle and diffuser, cozy throws, blinged out handbags, fingerless gloves, Frasier Fir candles and diffusers and plenty more in home décor and accessories.
66 E Main St., Ramsey
Not sure what to get and need a big selection? Tons of Treasures offers plenty of choices for kids and women including jewelry and accessories for the whole family, slippers, wine glasses and more. They also offer custom gifts and personalization for an extra special touch.
315 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff
Their two Bergen County locations offer beautiful home décor gifts and free gift-wrap make this a must-visit for the holidays. Candles and diffusers, serving bowls, blessing jars, seasonal snow globes and frames are just some of the fine home finds they sell.
Beautiful gifts abound at this flower shop, with home-related options. Create a beautiful arrangement and accompany it with candles, picture frames, or serving boards for the ultimate in fine gifts and decor.
15 Broadway, Cresskill
Handmade items are on-hand at this boutique where "artisans showcase their goods to the public." If you're in the market for a unique gift for a unique loved one, Market House is sure to have a winner. Items include makeup bags with quotes such as 'Life made us friends, love made us family,' to seasonal scented candles that add ambiance to any space.
172 Center Ave., Westwood
Brand new on the Bergen County home decor scene, this vintage, curated shop offers cozy candles, unique wall art, display (and read-worthy!) books, home decor and so much more. Stop in to find that one-of-a-kind gift for someone special.
247 Everett Ave., Wyckoff
For the awesome kids in your life, Pumpkin & Bean offers everything from accessories (think: hair, bags, jewelry and sticker patches) to toys to designer clothes and much more. Consider a cute set for multiple gifts that go together.
55 N Dean St., Englewood
This boutique toy store offers tons of play, craft and gaming options for all ages so you can skip the visit to the big box stores. With two Bergen County locations, it’s easy to visit, and their employees are super knowledgeable and ready to make recommendations. Plus they offer free gift wrap to make holiday presents a breeze.
Personalized gifts are literally the name of the game, with customized gifts for kids like stepstools, piggy banks, room décor, makeup cases, and school totes. Pick out your perfect gift, which can be customized with names and designs from sports to flowers. Gift options are available for kids ages tots to teens, and beyond.
285 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff
Even the littlest ones need a little luxury in their life. Little Nikki's baby boutique specializes in customized gifts and awww-inspiring outfits for the little ones in our life. Blankets, hats, onesies and more can be personalized for a sweet and special gift.
618 N Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus
Beauty and Wellness
If you or your girls are beauty product junkies, Glamour, Too has the beauty brands you need in your life. This "hip, local retail beauty boutique" sells everything from cosmetics to patterned blow-dyers with perfumes and hair products in between. With gift ideas starting at just $5, you'll leave feeling like you "nailed" it.
29 E Prospect St, Waldwick
While this spot is a go-to for lashes, waxing, and brows, they also offer a number of #Supreenshelf beauty must-haves to have you looking your best. Shop items such as their lash bath foam cleanser, brow defining pencil, lash serum and more. And while you're there, snag a gift card for your loved one to beautiful themself, too.
63 Closter Plaza, Closter
For the finest hemp and CBD products, look no further than this Edgewater spot. This feel-good store offers products that you'll want to snag for yourself and someone close to you. Popular gift items include Lomar Farms candles, Nightcap CBD hot chocolate, Hemp-infused honey, and CBD bath bombs.
238 Old River Rd, Edgewater
For the beauty enthusiast in your life, shop this local beauty store for all of its clean beauty products. Gift items that are sure to please include bath sets, post yoga body sets, scrunchi baubles, and for the men in your life, a men's performance skin care set. Wellness products and accessories such as vacationer bags and beach blankets are also on the menu.
11 Sheridan Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus
From positive energy candles to jewelry that gives you good vibes only, SoulScents gifts are an ideal way to show someone you care. Grab an evil eye glass bead bracelet, or for a larger decorative find shop their crystal art. These decorative displays will adorn someone's wall and offer a sense of calm to the home.
103 East Main St., Ramsey
Just over the Bergen border lives a shop that Is tough to find someone it won't please. While it's technically not under the beauty or wellness category, we think it's safe to say indulging in this smooth chocolate will give you a glow inside and out. Shop from their many giftable items like shaped coco bombs (think: A Christmas Story lampshade), chocolate platters, and more.