With marriage equality a reality in New Jersey, it’s time to start holiday shopping for that loved one or friend… or couple! This year, Out In Jersey compiled a list of gifts, ranging from private naked yoga instruction to… attorneys? Of course! Because we can’t forget that stocking-stuffer prenuptial agreement. If you believe in gay marriage, you better believe in gay divorce. Happy holidays!
Fiddleheads Restaurant in Jamesburg is a great place to pop the question, or celebrate your office or family holiday party, or have a “meet the parents” dinner. They have outstanding New American gourmet food, with different menus for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. It’s BYOB and highly rated on Yelp, Zagat, and TripAdvisor, and you’ll be treated to friendly service from its owners, a longtime gay couple with a history of outreach to the LGBT community. Located right smack in the center of the state between New York and Philly, it has a simple elegance and an eclectic atmosphere with great music. This place has everything you need for romance or convivial gathering, and has been voted Best Brunch three years in a row by the Home News Tribune. A gift certificate will surely be appreciated by any special friend, client, or newly-married couple.www.fiddleheadsjamesburg.com/
For the Zen muffin in your life, Steven Russell, certified yoga teacher, has everything you need for private instruction. “The private yoga instruction involves all of the elements of a yoga class with all of the movements and positions developed for the individual student. Some of the moves involve hands- on assistance of the teacher, much like partner poses in a class.” The sessions are usually done in the teacher’s home, but Steven will travel for an added fee. Your bestie or bro will thank you for the six pack! www.stevenarussell.com/
Not sure what to get your art-loving friend? Outsider Art Gallery has got you covered. Enjoy a fun afternoon in picturesque Frenchtown on the Delaware and cruise through the gallery. Or go online for that gift that makes a lasting impression… No, not diamonds – art! www.outsiderartgallery.net/index.html
There’s always one in the crowd. You know, the one who would be a much happier person if he or she just talked about their “issues” with a professional. Now you can pay for a therapist session for that person at the Institute for Personal Growth. No longer will you need to counsel that dear friend at 3 in the morning; there are professionals for that. Truly, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. www.ipgcounseling.com/
Starting a new business and need some assistance? Innovative Computer Services has everything your mom- and- mom or pop- and- pop enterprise will need to get the ball rolling. With web hosting, web development, social media and everything that new businesses will need to become next year’s Fortune 500 cover story, ICS will be the catalyst. Your friends can thank you later in green. http://innovativebusiness.net/
Books make great stocking stuffers. Nestle this in between those condoms, oranges, candy canes and lingerie. The Scar Letters by Richard Alther is a physiological and emotional journey. Difficult at times to read, but praised as a beautiful novel of transformation and triumph. And who doesn’t need a story of triumph every now and then? http://thescarletters.com/
Tickets for the theater ring true for Date Night. Give the gift of the theater and get a lifetime of cheers, this is one gift that’s always a hit from our marketing partners at The State Theater and George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. Better yet, buy yourself a ticket and go along with your giftee! Visit the calendars of events at www.statetheatrenj.org/ and www.georgestreetplayhouse.org There are amazing shows and events every week at these spectacular New Brunswick venues.
For Big Gay Entertainment, it doesn’t get any gayer than The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus! This excellent group of men (and women!) will rouse your loved ones out of their seats to a standing ovation. But not to worry, if you can’t make it to them, they can come to you and perform for events large and small, commitment ceremonies, or any occasion. This gift will have your guests smiling long after the event is over. Their holiday concerts this year are Saturday, Dec. 21 in Asbury Park and Sunday Dec. 22 in Princeton. Tickets: www.njgmc.org/
Save this one for yourself. Leslie A. Farber, Attorney at Law. For all your marriage, estate planning, prenuptial, workman’s comp, traffic tickets, drunk driving, or real estate needs. You will need a friend in the business! http://lfarberlaw.com/
Happy holidays, and remember it’s better to give than receive–unless, of course, you’re a bottom.