Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

It’s time for that new game show we call, “Last Minute Gift Shopping.” Oops, you were so busy for the last couple of weeks, you forgot to pick up a gift for that special someone in your life. Maybe it’s your spouse, your sister, your niece, or your side piece. I suggest you think fast, my friend.

Normally, people don’t keep track of clothing sizes of people in their lives, so you can’t buy clothing for that special someone.

Maybe you can get off easy and buy a gift card with a large amount attached to it. Don’t do that, it’s too impersonal.

You need to think about what this person really likes. If it happens to be a child, maybe a toy will do. If it’s a teen, the latest I Phone could be a great choice

  What if it’s an adult you’re shopping for?

Your wife or girlfriend would be pretty angry if you showed up with an appliance such as a vacuum cleaner, or the latest air fryer. Appliances are definitely out.

One year, my husband bought me a pasta maker because he thought it would make things easier for me. I would no longer have to make pasta by hand. I didn’t get mad (this time) because he’s a practical kind of guy and I know exactly how he thinks.

I learned that during our first year of dating. For my birthday, we went to Long Island and he took me to a nice restaurant where he wined and  dined me. When we got back to the hotel, he gave me my gift. I was so excited! I opened the beautiful card and then the beautifully wrapped gift, and discovered that he bought me a Garmin GPS for my birthday.

I was in tears! He came up with the idea because I was always Googling directions. I  eventually got over it, and we’re still together.

I like jewelry, but I’m the kind of person who likes to shop for my own jewelry rather than receiving it as a gift. If Bruce were to buy me a piece of jewelry that had a special meaning attached to it, I’d be thrilled.Jewelry display


Jewelry is always a good bet. Here are the most suggested jewelry stores in Toms River, according to the local community pages. I always trust the locals and where they shop.

  • Venzio Jewelers - 1201 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Venezio is in the Ocean County Mall and was the locals top choice. They also do repairs on site. They’ve been around for over 30 years, so I’d trust them.

  • Corinne Jewelers - 917 N Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Another great small family owned jewelry store in town with hundreds of satisfied customers. I have had the pleasure of purchasing jewelry from Corinne in the past and I was 100% satisfied. They have an incredible staff and they are my first choice.

  • Regency Jewelers - 1116 Commons Way, Toms River, NJ 08755

    Another exceptional family business with a stellar reputation. Rusty on the community page highly recommends Eddie and his staff. They have a lot of extraordinary pieces to choose from.

  • Gemsmith Inc, Home of Ketti Jewelry - 1402 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753

     Wendy S. offered this recommendation and Jennifer left a glowing review.

    I love finding a business that pays attention to detail. I also love a jewelry store that offers unique pieces.

  • Good as Gold - 226 NJ-37 STE 9, Toms River, NJ 08755

    They have repair services on site and offer estate jewelry, modern pieces, and more. Todd and the staff are knowledgeable and give the customer their undivided attention. Family owned and operated since 1987.


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    Family Owned and Operated Good as Gold Jewelers For all of your jewelry needs New Arrivals TESTIMONIALS "Todd is awesome as well as Kyle and Tiffany. Always friendly, helpful and genuinely caring." Frequently Asked Questions Do I need an appointment to come in?

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