Macaroni Kid 2020 Local Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Local this Holiday Season

By Stacey Jones November 8, 2020

Welcome to the sixth 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 and mosaics. 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. Plus, we now have an online store where pieces can be purchased, painted at home, then returned to be fired. With over 200 items to choose from in our online shop, there's bound to be the perfect gift found there for that special someone this holiday season.


Board and Brush Creative Studio in Red Bank  Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A WORKSHOP at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Red Bank. We are offering a BOGO50 on our gift certificates: For every $68 gift certificate you purchase, get the second one at 1/2 half off! Just tell them you read about it on Macaroni Kid to take advantage of this great offer.


Chocolate Works Red Bank  Your sweet dreams will come true when you enter Chocolate Works of Red Bank. Come visit us for all your holiday needs: gift baskets, stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, dessert platters and the ever so popular HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS. We take great pride in creating original, fun, and delicious gifts and sweet treats to help make your holidays special. We can customize gifts to meet your needs and offer shipping nationwide. So, come visit us with your holiday list and we will make your shopping easy. You just may need to indulge in a cup of our homemade hot chocolate when you come to visit!


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. Give the gift of Goldfish! Skip the usual toys and give a gift that will last a lifetime. Many families are planning to shop local and give the gift of meaningful experiences this holiday season. Swim lessons are a gift that keep on giving! Goldfish Swim School Middletown is offering a variety of holiday package options to both existing and new members this holiday season. With our Swim & Save option, buy a $100 egift card and receive $125 in credit! Serious Swimmer Packages and Big Splash Packages also available. For more information or to reserve your package, please visit the website


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 winter session class or a day, a few days, or a week of our exciting Winter Break Art Camp for your child. We also offer gift certificates for classes, and our Winter class session begins 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! Buy $50 in gift cards, and receive $10 in FREE bonus play. What a deal! Plus, be sure to look out for early Black Friday specials! All gift cards are valid for use in iPlay America, Game Time Bar and Grill, and Topgolf Swing Suite. Give the gift of fun this holiday season!


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, Oceanport, 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 virtual and in-person LEGO® building, STEM, and Robotics classes, camps, and even parties. The Snapology Discovery Center in Shrewsbury also has unique LEGO®-themed gifts and holiday ornaments for the builders in your life. Shop in store or online at This holiday remember to Give the Gift of Learning Through Play with Snapology for kids ages 4-14! / 732-965-7627