Guide to Holiday Shopping in New Jersey

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  • Outlet Shopping in New Jersey

It’s that time of year again, to be making a list and checking it twice – yes, for holiday gifts! From discount stores to mega-malls to local boutiques, New Jersey has plenty of options for your holiday shopping list. 

OUTLET MALLS

Visitors looking to save money on their holiday shopping don’t have to look far to find great deals on everything from clothing and housewares to specialty foods and gifts — just head to one of the many outlets in New Jersey. In Atlantic City, save up to 70 percent on more than 100 brands at the Tanger Outlets. Nearby is the new Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood, offering 70 stores with savings of up to 65 percent.

A bit farther north, you’ll find 120 outlets to shop at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, from Burberry to Timberland. Just 25 minutes away, Jackson Premium Outlets features 70 stores, and during the holiday season, you might just catch a glimpse of Santa strolling through the outlets, as well as Victorian Carolers performing holiday classics.

Up in Flemington, Liberty Village Premium Outlets offers 40 outlet stores with saving of up to 65 percent. The Outlets at Bergen Town Center in Paramus includes deals at Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nordstrom Rack and Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus, just to name a few.

But the biggest of them all? Try The Mills at Jersey Gardens: a sprawling indoor outlet mall – perfect for escaping the cold winter weather – with a 20-screen movie theater and more than 200 stores, including the largest from Tommy Hilfiger.

SHOPPING MALLS

For a traditional mall experience, visit the three-level Newport Centre in Jersey City for more than 130 stores and four department stores, or stop by Marketfair Mall in Princeton for brands like GAP and Anthropologie, as well as home furnishings brands. And label lovers won’t want to miss the luxury shopping experience at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Just drop off your car at valet parking, and peruse high-end shops like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus and much more.

LOCAL BOUTIQUES

For a charming holiday shopping experience unlike any other, stroll along the main streets of New Jersey’s small towns like Cape May or Historic Smithville, where you’ll find quaint boutiques, mom-and-pop shops and unique gift stores. The Main Street of Boonton also features special shopping events on First Fridays, from wine strolls to special discounts for servicemen and servicewomen. Small Business Saturday may have passed, but don't forget to support local New Jersey businesses.