The ultimate holigay gift guide 2021

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Dylan's Candy Bar Gift wrapped
Dylan's Candy Bar Gift wrapped for 2020

The must have gifts for all types of people

HALO makes stylish rings
HALO makes stylish rings with a sense of purpose and are gender neutral.

It’s that time of year again! Let’s talk about a bunch of cool shit you can buy for your friends, loved ones, or yourself. We all know last year was fucking weird, and well, this year might be too, but it’s looking like we’ll at least get to enjoy each other’s company. Here’s some must haves for all types of people this coming holigay season.

HALO Rings – Made from flexible, safe, breathable, durable and hypoallergenic materials, HALO makes stylish rings with a sense of purpose and are gender neutral. Designed to stand for your Tribe, and created with intention, HALO makes silicone ring designs to celebrate your story. Their LGBTQI+ Pride ring especially draws attention with a wow factor perfect for celebrating our journeys. myhaloring.com Use code OutinJersey for a special discount.

Sensate is an innovative technology
Sensate is an innovative technology that uses sonic frequencies to soothe your nervous system

Stress Relief – Stressed out from prepping for the holidays and surviving a global pandemic? Sensate is an innovative technology that uses sonic frequencies to soothe your nervous system and calms the fight, flight, or freeze response! Get yours at getsensate.com. Actually, get two because they have a great holiday deal for their customers.

Cabeau’s Indredi-belt worn by woman in white
Cabeau’s Indredi-belt, portable lumbar support

Moreover, if you’re suffering from back pain, eliminate it with Cabeau’s Indredi-belt, portable lumbar support that adjusts to your body and helps reduce muscle strain. Check it out on cabeau.com.

DNA Vibe Light Therapy
DNA Vibe has harnessed the power of Light Therapy

Take it a step further and explore red light therapy. DNA Vibe has harnessed the power of Light Therapy to increase circulation, and reduce inflammation, resulting in faster recovery. Pick up yours at dnavibe.com.

VAVA Webcam – Maybe you’re still social distancing and want to stay connected this season, maybe you started a subscription-based service to promote your best assets. Either way, check out the VAVA Webcam. With HD resolution, full 360° rotation, noise-filtering microphones, and autofocus, you can connect the VAVA Webcam to any computer or even your TV for a larger screen. Check it out on vava.com.

Football Game
Football Game

Sports and Fitness – I don’t know much about sports ball, but some of us, contrary to popular belief, do. Or at least know the difference between a touchdown and a goal. Get prepared for the season with the BOSS Triple Insulated Growler, and QB54’s tailgating football game.

Brainworks cornhole game
Brainworks cornhole game

QB54 is a local NJ based business too, founded by Mike and Frank Silva. Keep the games going with Creative Brainworks’ portable Cornhole game. These great finds can be found on Amazon.com.

If you’re entertaining, check out statementhome.com and their sporty acrylic trays!

Cooling Cuff – Tend to run hot during a workout? Check out the Cooling Cuff to keep your body temperature moderated. Strap this on your wrist and as blood flows, it’ll circulate through your body to keep your temp in check. This means you can train longer and harder to achieve those post-holiday goals!

HydroJug held by young man taking a drink
HydroJug holds 1/2 gallon of water and will help you stay hydrated.

Lastly, when you’re working off the calories from the weekend, check out the HydroJug. With an incredible variety of colors and sleeves, HydroJug holds 1/2 gallon of water and will help you stay hydrated. Pair your favorite color HydroJug and unique sleeve at thehydrojug.com.

The Balldo
Get the Balldo at Balldo.com, and get those balls to work.

The Balldo – Speaking of balls. Ever dream about penetrating your loved one or a complete stranger with your balls? No? Same. But only because we didn’t know you could do that. Well now you can! With the Balldo, you can give your sack a sense of purpose. Get the Balldo at Balldo.com, and get those balls to work. It’s the ultimate tea bagging.

"Miserable Holiday Stories" book cover
“Miserable Holiday Stories” book cover

Quirky Yuletide tales – For the curmudgeon gays, enjoy hating the holidays with Alex Bernstein’s Miserable Holiday Stories (20 Festive Failures That Are Worse Than Yours). Recognized as a Distinguished Favorite in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards, this is the perfect gift for people who hate holidays.

in-POWERED Lights
in-POWERED Lights

inPOWERED Lights and Virgins on Fire Candle Co.– An all-female owned and operated company, inPOWERED Lights stylish and automatically turn on when the power goes out. Even without electricity, the lamps charge phones and tablets. Oh, and a portion of all of inPOWERED’s profits go to help support women entrepreneurs.

The Pine barrens candle
The Pine Barrens candle from Virgins on Fire candle

If the power goes out and you want the cozy candle feel, check out Virgins on Fire Candle Co. The candles are fun and sassy, oh, and some of them give a pretty cool nod to New Jersey folks with labels like “Being Afraid of South Jersey,” “Pine Barrens,” and “Jersey Tomato.” You can get yours at virginsonfire.com.

How to label wine glasses
Cork Pops Wine Glass Writers will let your guests label their wine glasses

Wine Accessories – If you know any wine drinkers, and after 2020 I’m sure you do, check out these awesome accessories. Cork Pops Wine Glass Writers is an awesome way to creatively let your guests label their wine glasses.

VinOair
VinOair, an aerator for wine

Don’t pour the wine though without Cork Pops VinOair, an aerator specially designed to unlock the most flavor and aroma.

Savino Wine Saving Carafe
Savino Wine Saving Carafe keeps wine fresher for longer.

For the leftover wine, the Savino Wine Saving Carafe keeps wine fresher for longer. Without trying to preserve the wine by controlling the environment of an opened bottle, it eliminates the need for pumps and corks with its patented technology. You can snag these accessories on Amazon.

TableTopics game
TableTopics game

Harvest Connection – No Out in Jersey HoliGay Gift Guide would be complete without something authentic and meaningful. With your wine in hand, get to know one another on a deeper level with TableTopic’s Friendship edition. Spark a conversation with over one hundred question cards.

Lemonade Pursuits puzzle
Lemonade Pursuits puzzle

Take your “bestie” status to the next level by going to tabletopics.com, we need more connection after the last couple years!

After getting to know each other more, puzzles can keep the conversation going. Lemonade Pursuits offers stunning puzzles created by a cast of all female artists! Check out the whole collection at lemonadepursuits.com.

Johnny Walsh is Out In Jersey’s special features editor. He is a pianist, writer, and entrepreneur who has performed in over 20 states and two countries. Johnny is passionate about human rights, creativity, and the arts, and longs for the sentiment of social justice to flow through his writing.