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Frenchtown’s Best Places for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

By Amy Wood in Christmas, in Things to Do, in Winter, in Holidays, in Local Attractions, in Apartment Living, in Frenchtown
Best Places in Frenchtown NJ for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers | Country Classics


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Whether you’ve got a few names that fell off your radar, or you’re ready to ride the adrenaline wave that last-minute holiday shopping for your entire list provides, you’re lucky to be walking distance from the perfect holiday shopping ambiance in downtown Frenchtown, NJ. Our quaint and charming Victorian-inspired downtown space does the holiday season right, providing that extra little something in the air as you gather one-of-a-kind treasures you can’t find anywhere else.

There’s no reason to buy generic, run-of-the-mill stuff found in big box stores in the country, even if you have two-day shipping. Venture into the Frenchtown shopping district for some of the best small-town shopping New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania offer. Shop local and get personalized gifts that wow, ensuring everyone on your list knows just how special they are to you.

Whether you live in one of our elite rental communities or elsewhere in surrounding Frenchtown, Country Classics wishes you a wonderful holiday season and is happy to help you plan your last-minute forays into town for the perfect gifts. Our favorite small-town boutiques are extra-special during the Christmas season, and we urge you to do everyone on your holiday list a favor and check them out.

Shopping in Frenchtown, NJ

  • Frenchtown Home Hardware & Outdoors - This is more than just a home improvement store. Fishing, gardening, art supplies, home goods, and more. There’s bound to be a perfect fit for any man on your list at Home Hardware and Outdoors.
  • Lord Ivy - This boutique space for women’s clothing and apparel offers sleek style for any chic woman on your holiday list. Find the perfect sweater or blouse to stand out from bland department store offerings.
  • River Gypsy - Check out the Yummies of the Week at River Gypsy. This stylish boutique highlights cutting-edge style with weekly picks and offers jewelry, home goods, apparel, and more to wow every feminine gift recipient with a last-minute gift.


Home DĂ©cor and More in the Frenchtown Area

  • Dalla Terra - Furniture, accents, lighting, and wall decor are displayed here. The earthy vibe in Dalla Terra offers a serene shopping experience to match its unique quality pieces.
  • Black Shed - This newcomer to Frenchtown not only designs stunning outdoor garden spaces but also hosts a unique home decor shopping experience. Black Shed offers live music, a fantastic bar, and an intimate cafe.
  • Heart of the Home - Handmade pottery, home decor, jewelry, and more. This delightful shop gathers extensive offerings of one-of-a-kind gifts to delight anyone on your list.
  • Modern Love - This Frenchtown staple features home goods and more. These cozy and curated items express unique humor and style. Round out the perfect biophilic look with the famed Modern Love plant room.


Shops with Something for Everyone in Frenchtown

  • Sunbeam General Store - Nostalgic toys, apparel for everyone, outdoor gear, and an extensive collection of Bigfoot appreciation gear, Sunbeam General is an excellent stop for last-minute gift inspiration with a personalized feel. Their Frenchtown location tragically caught fire, but is in the rebuilding phase. The good news? Their New Hope location is open!
  • Sublime - We love this eclectic store with humorous gifts and vibrant style. Grab a clever card, punny sign, or the perfect accent pillow to brighten anyone’s day. 


Unique and Specialty Gifts in Frenchtown

  • Frenchtown Pottery - Head here for handmade ceramics, jewelry, and candles created in-house by Frenchtown artisans. Frenchtown Pottery revels in the art of slow living, and its storefront is a decadent delight.
  • Gather Floral Shop - Candles, incense, and other curated goods make Gather a fantastic stop for gifting. Their elegantly packaged and handpicked gift boxes are great grabs for any last-minute gifting needs. 
  • Frenchtown Bookshop - Stationery, home goods, games, and toys; Frenchtown Bookshop offers the hottest literary selections and interesting new offerings curated by experts with decades of literary experience. The friendly folks at this independent bookstore will happily match anyone on your list with a great read. 
  • Libby Beans - Cut down on the clutter by giving elegant and decadent confections. Voted Hunterdon County’s Best for three years running, this chocolatier delivers giftable delights best purchased right before you plan to bestow them. 
  • Blue Raven Records - For those music lovers in your life, Blue Raven Records will be your one-stop shop. Find vinyls, posters, and other "oddities". Sounds curious enough for us to want to check it out for ourselves!


Love Frenchtown Digital Gift Card

If you genuinely can’t decide or want to bundle the experience of our beautiful riverside shopping district into your gift, consider a Love Frenchtown Digital gift card. Available in customizable denominations, this digital gift card zips right into your recipients' inbox for ultimate efficiency. Let those hard-to-buy-for folks choose for themselves among the ample list of participating shops, many of which we’ve mentioned above. 

Downtown Frenchtown Becomes Your Home Playground When You Live with Us

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Amy Wood

Vice President of Operations at Country Classics

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