#ShopLOCAL Holiday Gift Guide

Local businesses with amazing gifts for everyone on your list!

By Toms River Macaroni Kid November 23, 2022

#ShopLOCAL this holiday season in Toms River, Brick, Bayville & Beyond with our Holiday Gift Guide!

Macaroni KID Toms River is making it a priority to #shoplocal this holiday season. Here are a few of our favorite locally-owned stores, attractions, and restaurants where we're planning on purchasing gifts!

Experience Gifts

Bounce About

1 South Main Street, Unit A4, South Toms River 732.608.7108

Details: Bounce About is fun for the entire family. Play Laser Tag in the Laser Tag Zone, bounce around, or play basketball, dodge ball, volleyball and more in the sports arena in Lou’s Fun Zone. You can also have your party or event at Bounce About. Everything from a simple birthday party to a full-scale event, the Bounce About Party Zone can accommodate you and your guest’s every need.

Bounce + Laser Tag Passes make the perfect stocking stuffer. 

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Casino Pier + Breakwater Beach

800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights 732-793-6488

As one of the premier amusement parks in New Jersey, we offer something for everyone in the family. Our outdoor amusement park off the Atlantic Ocean offers a range of different rides, including major roller coasters, family rides and kiddies rides! Come putt away on our two mini golf courses, race on our Go-Kart track, and win prizes at our game stands!

Breakwater Beach, the waterpark at Casino Pier, is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike to spend a day taking in the sun and all of the popular attractions our park has to offer. There’s fun for the whole family – all in a safe, supervised environment.

Passes to Casino Pier + Breakwater Beach make the perfect Christmas Gift!  

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The Dance Centre

99 Flint Road, South Toms River 732-349-1140

Details: The Dance Centre faculty is focused on nurturing dancers of all levels and abilities. We hope that our students learn not just skills and steps, but life lessons and tools such as perseverance, teamwork, and self-esteem.

If you’re looking for the right dance studio in Toms River, NJ for your child, come visit The Dance Centre:

  • We’re family owned and operated and have served Toms River, NJ for over 40 years.
  • Mini-Session programs available in Aerial Silks for ages 5 & up that run year-round!
  • Adult only classes offered in convenient affordable sessions in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, & Aerial Silks
  • We offer outstanding dance instruction in numerous styles -Mommy & Me to Modern, Acrobatics and Tumbling, to Musical Theatre and Contemporary with everything in between!

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Give the gift of dance this holiday season! Purchase a $50 gift card and get TDC Gear like a drawstring dance bag or water bottle!  

East Coast Escape Room 

1747 Hooper Avenue, Toms River 732-864-1200

Details: It's a fun, problem solving experience perfect for exercising your brain and facilitating teamwork using clues, keys, codes, and hands-on tasks! You and your team have 60 minutes to complete the objective and will need to work together in order to succeed. They have 3 unique rooms to play: Frostline Railway, Sorcerer's Chamber and of course, Down at the Boardwalk.

Gift cards to East Coast Escape Room make for a fun and exciting gift this holiday season for the adventurer in your life. 

Reservations can be made on their website or by calling 732-864-1200. All Games are automatically upgraded to private at this time.

Follow East Coast Escape Room on Facebook + Instagram

Garden State Art Studio

2055 Route 88, Brick 848-207-8402

We offer individualized classes for kids, teens, and adults for painting, drawing, and clay sculpting. Our students work on the subject matter of their choice while our knowledgeable and talented teachers guide them to achieve their desired outcomes. We also offer birthday parties and paint parties!

Art classes make a great holiday gift...even better - they are offering an art camp over the winter break! Already enrolled in classes, take advantage of their Small Business Saturday deal running thru 11/30.

Follow Garden State Art Studio on Facebook + Instagram for updates on class schedules and special events.

The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

College Drive, Toms River 732-255-0500

Details: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Ocean County College, is a performing arts center dedicated to providing art and entertainment to Ocean County and the Jersey Shore.

Featuring premiere acts from across the globe, the Grunin Center’s intimate venue allows patrons to experience once-in-a-lifetime performances from venerated artists, hometown musicians, and unique entertainers. Music performances of all genres, theatre, film, and dance make their way to the Grunin Center stage each season.

Gift certificates are available for purchase and visit here for their upcoming performance schedule, including A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker - two classic holiday performances this December. Tickets can also be purchased now for these shows in their RWJ Barnabas Health Family Series: Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science, ConSoul and Mutts Gone Nuts. Tickets to a show make a great experience gift the whole family can enjoy.

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Pure Toms River Yoga

1171 Fischer Blvd. Toms River 732-998-7139

Pure Yoga offers a range of yoga styles and been serving the community since 2016. With over 20+ classes weekly, private on-site and off-site classes and events they pride themselves on not only in teaching quality yoga classes but cultivating wellness, connections, and relationships within the community.  Pure Yoga strives to empower each other to find strength, balance, and peace on and off the mat.

Give the Gift of Yoga with these deals from Pure Toms River Yoga!

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Gifts for Kids

School of Rock

485 Brick Blvd., Brick NJ 08723 732-997-7625

Looking for that perfect gift for kids and teens this holiday season? School of Rock is a fun, social way to learn music and gain confidence in all areas of life. 

Our "Gift of Rock" pack includes a certificate for 4, 30-minute music lessons and a cool T-shirt for only $129. Give a month of music lessons and be the best Santa ever. Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano/Keyboards or Vocals--start a lifetime of musical joy today!

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All Star Designs by Cap 

All Star Designs by Cap makes handmade cheer bows and accessories. All items are customizable. These make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer ... or holiday accessory.  Nicole can create a bow to go with anything - school colors, dance team, gymnastics team and more! From key chains to ornaments, she makes more than just BOWS! Looking for a coach or teacher gift ... these are the perfect add on to make a gift card a little more personal! Her latest design, Pin Me Ribbons make the BEST gift for any cheerleader attending competitions! 

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Gifts for Him + Her


805 Fischer Blvd Toms River 732-506-0110

From consultation to creation, Razberri’s Salon & Spa delivers a world-class experience different from the rest. Our philosophy of exceptional style is simple: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful! Providing our guests with an in-depth consultation to discuss the elements of your signature style is a priority for every visit and one that we enjoy doing.

Gift cards make a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for someone special in your life. There are so many services to choose from. 

Take advantage of their Black FridaySpecial. Purchase a $100 gift card and receive an additional $20 gift card.

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Berkeley Cut Steakhouse

2204 Central Avenue South Seaside Park 732-250-4220

The hottest new steakhouse restaurant in Seaside Park, NJ is Berkeley Cut Steakhouse. With amazing food, a beautiful dining space and attentive service, you're sure to love our local restaurant. Our goal is to be your premier destination for luxury dining.

We are family owned and operated, locally owned and operated, fully licensed and insured and we have over 50 years of experience in the restaurant industry. All of this makes us well-equipped to serve you.

Stop in for their Holiday Gift Card Sale and pick up the perfect gift for the person who has everything!

Follow Berkeley Cut Steakhouse on Facebook + Instagram

Jersea Couture

34 Bay Point Drive Toms River 908-839-2098

We are three sisters from the Jersey Shore who have always had a dream of opening up a clothing store. Our shop os in loving memory of our Father who always believed in his daughters to do something great. All items are handmade with love and a little bit of salty air at the Jersey Shore!

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