Macaroni Kid 2019 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

By Stacey Jones November 10, 2019

Welcome to the fifth annual Macaroni Kid Holiday Gift Guide! We are very excited to feature fabulous local businesses and their exciting holiday gift ideas to make your gift giving an enjoyable experience this year, all while supporting our local economy right here at home.

Below, in alphabetical order, is a brief description of each local business.  By clicking on the business name, you'll arrive at their full listing filled with additional details on all that they have to offer this holiday season. Be sure to let them know you saw it on Macaroni Kid. Happy Shopping!

A Time To Kiln is an art studio where you can create your own one of a kind masterpieces with pottery, mosaics, and stuff-a-critter. We now also offer acrylic painting on canvas and wood. Come in today and create something unique and amazing to gift this season! For every $50 you buy to "give" as a gift certificate for someone special this season, you will "get" an additional $10 free for you! Just tell them you read about it on Macaroni Kid to take advantage of this great offer.

The Bar Method - Holmdel and Shrewsbury - Give the gift of health this Holiday season with The Bar Method! Gift Cards are available online and in our studios in Holmdel and Shrewsbury. With every gift card purchase of $100 or more, get an additional $20 value plus our signature Bar Method grippy socks. Makes a great stocking stuffer! Use code Macaronikid for online purchases (socks available with in studio purchase).

By George Baby in Fair Haven offers Classic Baby and Children's Clothing and Accessories for ages newborn to 7 years old. Stop in for beautiful and unique baby gifts. 

Escapology Escape Rooms Holmdel - Escapology is the world's largest escape room franchise with private games (never play with strangers), amazing sets, corporate team building and birthday packages as well as fun and challenging escape rooms at the iconic Bell Works Building. Come Save Santa today in our holiday escape room SAVING SANTA. Contact us today or visit our website to book online anytime!

Goldfish Swim School – Middletown provides indoor, year-round swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a family-friendly setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio) and shiver-free 90-degree pools! This year, give the gift of Goldfish! Swim lessons are a gift that truly lasts a lifetime. Purchase a holiday package that includes swim lessons plus goggles, a book, family swim passes and more while supplies last! Please visit the Goldfish website to purchase your package.

Gymboree Play and Music, Red Bank  has been watching and helping children learn and grow for over 30 years. Our goal is to help your child to be the best they can be with motor skills, cognitive skills, socialization skills, and we help build their confidence. We offer classes for children newborn - 5 yrs. including our Play & Learn classes, Music Classes, Art Classes and Pre-School Classes. Gymboree is a great gift for the holidays! We offer Gift Certificates to any of our programs. For every $100 gift certificate purchased by December 20th, you will receive $10 off the gift certificate! Just tell them you read about it on Macaroni Kid to take advantage of this great offer.

Inspired Minds Art

Inspired Minds Fine Art School in Lincroft offers courses for ages ranging from 5 through adult, for skill levels from beginner to advanced. All students are given one on one attention and the focus is on learning techniques and building skill in a variety of media. Give the gift of art this holiday season!  Purchase a day, a few days, or a week of our exciting Winter Break Art Camp running over Winter Break from 10am-1pm for your child. We also offer gift certificates for classes, and our Winter class session commences in early January. Enjoy a 10% Discount for NEW Students when you mention Macaroni Kid or use code MACARONI when registering online. 

iPlay America has the deals to make your holiday shopping a snap! This year when you buy $50 in gift cards, you'll receive $10 in FREE bonus play – the ultimate gift of fun for everyone. What a deal! ($10 Bonus Play valid January 1st – March 31st 2020).  Be sure to look out for iPlay America’s exclusive Black Friday special as well. Give the Gift of Fun This Season- an iPlay America Gift Card. All gift cards are valid for use in the park, at Game Time Bar and Grill, and our Topgolf Swing Suite!

Little Rockers - Give the Gift of Music this Season. Little Rockers offers classes, lessons and parties for infants and kids up to age 12 years. No one wants another object cluttering their house - come to Little Rockers and continue to enjoy the gift all year long!

Monmouth Museum  - Through January 5th, 2020, our Holiday Exhibition includes the ever popular Winter Wonderland Model Train Display and our Petopia! Juried Art Exhibition. We are a 15,000 square foot museum and arts education center with exhibition spaces and two children's wings. All exhibits are open Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Family Membership Gift Certificates and Daily Gift Passes also make great presents. The Museum offers a number of MMKIDS activities throughout the entire holiday season and vacation break.

Music Together Coastal Melodies offers the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five with an adult caregiver—and through all nine song collections. This approach fosters natural, family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Tinton Falls, Lincroft, Little Silver, Ocean Township, Ocean Grove, Belmar and Sea Girt locations. Each 10 week session also includes two professionally recorded CDs, an illustrated songbook, parent resource materials, and a musical growth chart for families to take home. Give the gift of music for the family with Music Together Coastal Melodies!

Snapology makes holiday shopping a "snap" with gift cards for STEM classes and creative play in our Discovery Center, as well as unique LEGO®-themed gifts for your budding builders. Visit the Snapology Discovery Center in Shrewsbury and give the gift of learning through play to kids ages 2-14!

The Nutcracker presented by The Company of Dance Arts - Get in the holiday spirit and treat the family this holiday season to a sensational performance of The Nutcracker at Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank with performances on December 13th at 7pm, December 14th at 1pm & 5pm, and December 15th at 1pm. Buy your tickets today!