HOBOKEN, N.J. —  Hoboken Girl, the Hudson County media site covering all Hoboken and Jersey City, is collaborating with local business Happy Box located in Hoboken to release the Local Love Box, an exciting new holiday gift box of local products from small businesses in Hoboken and Jersey City. This box collaboration is live and ready to ship nationally for the holiday season to anyone missing a little slice of local NJ.

Direct link to shop here: https://ttagi2cvi3w6x4z2-13638433.shopifypreview.com/collections/happy-boxes/products/local-love-box

Happy Box was created when Hoboken resident Ariel Redmond was going through a breakup and her sister, Hannah Redmond wanted to raise her spirits with something unique. When Hannah realized there was no way to easily create a custom care package online, she saw a business opportunity and pitched the idea to her sister. The two built the company as a side hustle while working in marketing and advertising, until a few weeks ago, when they both committed to take the business full time. They aim to continue to innovate gifting and to continue supporting other small businesses by buying a variety of their gift items from mission based, women-owned and minority owned businesses. Jen Tripucka, founder of Hoboken Girl met Ariel + Hannah when they were just launching Happy Box.

Fast-forward to present day, with COVID-19 cancelling plans for an in-person holiday market that Hoboken Girl hosts annually, the three decided something needed to be done to keep the “shop small” spirit alive, even in pandemic times.

The two brands are thrilled to launch this local box to create a platform for local brands to showcase some small businesses locally and offer a way to shop small for holiday gifts, all while giving back to the community.

$1 of every sale will be donated to WomenRising, a non-profit in Jersey City, to help support women and their families. WomenRising has been helping women and their families. Our clients are in need – in need of jobs, safety from domestic violence, freedom from homelessness, safe lives for children. This community-based organization of Hudson County provides counseling, job assistance, shelter and so much more for women in our community.

The Local Love Box contains:

Mini Seasonal Floral Bouquet by About Designs located in Weehawken

About Designs is a women-owned studio with a focus on custom floral & botanical design and interior styling. Proprietors and sisters, Eva & Sonya could not be more different from each other by design, yet they find common ground on creative collaboration.

Pine scented candle by Evergreen Summer located in Hoboken

Meg Rommety’s, owner of Evergreen Summer, goal is to supply you with handcrafted designs that bring the energy of summer all year long. To give you a reason to smile or bring a little sunshine to a friend.

Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookie by Bang Cookies located in Jersey City

Created in 2016 by owner George Kuan, Bang Cookies is a luxe, all-natural, organic cookie company that was built as a response to run-of-the-mill, unsatisfying cookies. But don’t be fooled, their giant cookies are just as rich and sinfully delicious as they are #Instagrammable.

Two Greeting Card options by Brittany Paige Designs and one by Happy Box located in Hoboken

Brittany Paige is the illustrator + graphic designer behind this one-woman design studio. She Brittany Paige in 2017 with just six greeting cards (all about break-ups). It has since evolved into the stationery and gift brand it is today, which aims to create witty and empowered goods for the unapologetic girl.

Jersey Love Magnet by Happy Box located in Hoboken

Ariel Redmond and Hannah Redmond created this unique gift box business in order to deliver a little more “happy” to the world by making it easier to celebrate any moment with gifts built specific to each recipient.

To place an order go to Happy Box’s website or click here to read more about the Happy Box x Hoboken Girl Collaboration.


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