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Discovering the Perfect Present

Main Street Bernardsville Showcases Gift Highlights

The holidays have always held a special place in my heart. I love the warmth of the season: festive experiences, family traditions, school celebrations and the excitement of gift-giving. I believe that the best gifts come from the heart, and what better way to find treasures this season than by supporting inspiring and fantastic local small businesses? Bernardsville is like a holiday dream with its cozy boutiques, delectable dining experiences and cuisines, and classic holiday decor.

In the heart of Somerset County, Bernardsville boasts a unique blend of businesses, each with their own distinct charm. As we embark on the joyous journey of gift-giving, it’s crucial to emphasize the significance of supporting our local community. Bernardsville is not just a place; it’s a community of passionate entrepreneurs and dedicated individuals who pour their hearts into making every shopping experience memorable.

Now, let me let you in on a little secret to make your holiday shopping even better: Bernardsville Bucks. If you’re stuck on what to get, this community gift card covers an array of stores like fitness, salons, boutiques and more. It is an awesome gift for teachers, family and friends and can be emailed any time, so you don’t have to race against the clock. It’s like a golden ticket that you can use at any of the businesses featured in this guide, plus more. Talk about spreading holiday cheer while giving our local economy a boost! 

And here’s a tech-savvy tip: Download the Discover Bernardsville app. It’s like having a magical portal to everything Bernardsville, plus a handy directory of the coolest spots in town. Trust me; it’s a game-changer!

You’ll be sure to find something for everyone in Bernardsville. You may even treat yourself!

Domaine Adèle Rouzé Quincy Blanc 2022 is an all–Sauvignon Blanc bottling from a small five-acre parcel of particularly fantastic terroir. Château la Loubière Bordeaux Supérieur 2019 is a deft blend of 88 percent Merlot and 12 percent Cabernet Sauvignon where dried cherry, ripe plum, tobacco and herbs all show up and show out. 56 Degree Wine, 16 Minebrook Rd.

Into the Woods Tote Bag. Crafted from certified vegan leather in forest green, this bag—featuring artist Catherine Rowe’s fairytale print “Into the Woods”—has ample space and zipped pockets. B Boutique, 27 Olcott Square. 

Glasshouse Special Edition “Night Before Christmas” 26.8 Oz Soy Candle. This candle with notes of blackcurrant, redcurrant, plum, lemon, lavender, rose, musk and oak moss comes in a decorative vessel with illustrations by Michelle Pereira. B Boutique, 27 Olcott Square.

Crushed Candy Cane Candles by Voluspa. These hand-poured, clean-burning coconut wax blend candles feature notes of crisp peppermint and a warm buttery scent of fresh baked cookies. The Pretty Pink Rooster, 115 Morristown Rd.

Noble Fir Garland Hearth Candle. This candle features fragrances of noble fir needles, cedarwood, glowing amber and cashmere musk. The Pretty Pink Rooster, 115 Morristown Rd.

AeroPress Coffee Maker. This three-in-one portable coffee maker produces a smooth, rich, grit-free coffee. Goldfinch Café, 123 Claremont Rd. Goldfinch.Cafe

His and Hers Whole Bean Coffee Holiday Two-Pack. Two 12-ounce bags of freshly roasted whole beans—one medium roast and one dark roast—to suit any taste. Goldfinch Café, 123 Claremont Rd. Goldfinch.Cafe

Balayage Color Treatment. Get holiday-ready with beautiful highlights. J.Walker Salon, 111 Morristown Rd.

J.Walker Salon Skincare Line. Choose a gift from J.Walker Salon’s skincare line for those on your holiday list. J.Walker Salon, 111 Morristown Rd.

Bogg Bags. These durable, tip-proof and wash-proof bags range from small to large and are available in a variety of colors. The Rebecca Collection, 2 Mine Brook Rd.

Nodpod. The design of this “weighted blanket for your eyes” equally distributes the power of deep-touch pressure across key pressure points to help calm overactive minds, soothe headaches and help you sink into a deep, restful sleep. The Rebecca Collection, 2 Mine Brook Rd.

Furby. Furby fans, rejoice! Discover the magic of the newest arrivals of these adorable companions. Tons of Toys, 80 Morristown Rd., Unit 27.

LEGO Classic 1,601-Piece Set. Dive into endless building possibilities with the LEGO Classic 1,601-piece set. Tons of Toys, 80 Morristown Rd., Unit 27.

Chiropractic Self-Care. Treat someone you love—or yourself—to improved health through chiropractic care or a massage. Somerset Hills Chiropractic, 139 Morristown Rd.

Vodka and Latkes T-Shirt This T-shirt will have you feeling festive. Show off your love of vodka and latkes with this unique combo shirt. Olcott Squared, 13 Minebrook Rd.

Olivia Manning is Executive Director of Main Street Bernardsville.