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South Jersey spots you’d never expect to find last-minute holiday gifts

Scrambling for that last-minute gift? If you’re short on time and don’t know where to turn, don’t stress. We’ve got you covered with some unique South Jersey spots you’d least expect to have something special for someone on your list.

 

Battleship New Jersey

Shopping for a military buff? The Battleship New Jersey’s gift shop is full of souvenirs and collectibles highlighting military history. Some items include a BB-62 pewter ornament ($12.99), a custom Zippo lighter commemorating the ship’s 1943 launch ($39.99) and a WWII Monopoly board game ($31.99). Orders placed no later than midnight on Dec. 18 will be delivered in time for Christmas. Visit the online store at battleshipnewjersey.org. Or call the museum gift shop at 856-966-1652 ext. 205.

 

Discovery Museum

If someone on your list is asking for toys, science kits or puzzles, the Discovery Store inside the Discovery museum is the right place. This gift shop offers a variety of kid-approved items from such brands as Kid Made Modern, Folkmanis and Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty. You don’t need to pay museum admission to shop at the store, but members do received a 10% discount.

 

Arts Plus Gallery

Although Arts Plus Gallery is known for its custom framing services, the Haddon Ave. storefront is also home to gifts made by local artists. You can find such items as homemade greeting cards, pottery, jewelry, photo prints and more. Know a friend who is proud of his New Jersey roots? Buy a New Jersey “Home” signs for $35 or a Jersey Shore plush blanket for $70.

 

Food Bank of South Jersey

Shopping for that food lover in your life? Help the Food Bank of South Jersey raise money, eliminate food waste and fight hunger in South Jersey by purchasing a jar (or more) of the Food Bank’s Just Peachy Salsa. Visit the website (https://foodbanksj.org/justpeachysalsa/) to find a location near you that sells the peachy treat.

 

Your Local Library

Several local library programs including the Burlington County Library System, Collingswood Public Library and Cherry Hill Public Library offer museum passes to members for free. With the pass, members can make reservations at several area museums including Camden Children’s Garden, Eastern State Penitentiary, Grounds for Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and more.

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