Holiday Gift Guide

Never know what to get anyone for a holiday gift? Check out this below comprehensive guide with dozens of ideas and suggestions for friends, family, colleagues – whoever you’re looking to gift an item to!

Retail

For the grill master: BBQ essentials at Oink & Moo

Get the setup the grill lover in your life is looking for. From meats, to chips, marinades, rubs, and smokers themselves, Oink & Moo in Somerville has everything you could need when it comes to getting that grill fired up.

 

Tarot Card Blanket at Lupa Apothecary

Cozy up with this plush – and giant! tarot card blanket. Lupa Apothecary also carries plenty of items for the astrology lover and those looking for thoughtfully curated items to improve all parts of the mind and body.

 

Gifts for the home at Peony’s Envy

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a green thumb gardener or someone who just loves peonies, look no further! Peony’s Envy has gardening items, soaps, jewelry, clothing, and more! Thinking long term? The Peak Bloom Party in late May is a beautiful event that allows guests to meander along the property’s trails while enjoying a nice evening in picturesque Bernardsville surrounded by gorgeous peonies.

 

Comic Books and Collectibles at Comic Fortress

Offering a plethora of comic books, figures, and collectible items, you’re sure to find something memorable here.

 

Local Love

Painted ornaments from Fresh Tiki

Yes, this island oasis with all the aloha vibes you could ask for knows how to do winter and the holiday season. Check out Fresh Tiki’s hand painted items with historic scenery painted onto ornaments, mugs, and more.

 

Decor and personalized items from the Rebecca Collection

Check out custom designs and ways to make a special gift for that someone who just went off to college. Their very own holiday guide can also be found here.

 

Home Goods from Somerville Provisions

Show your love for Somerville with these specially made items. From campfire mugs to tea towels, pillows, and more.

 

Experiences

Stumpy’s Hatchet House

Take turns throwing hatchets at Stumpy’s in Green Brook. In addition to the throwing pits, there is plenty of space to catch up amongst friends and family with giant bar games. We promise the staff will make you feel like rockstars at these events!

 

Theater Night at Brook Arts Center

Check out the latest shows at Brook Arts Center! There is a ton of variety in the shows offered here whether you’re looking for a comedy night, shows for the kids, or live music.

 

Tickets to Somerset Patriots

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2023 Season Tickets are ON SALE at Somerset Patriots! Grab your tickets now. Looking for the perfect accompaniment with your tickets? Check out all the swag from their shop from jerseys to hoodies to hats, and more!

 

An Immersive game from Ultimate Xscape Rooms

Make it a fun and immersive, interactive real-life escape game with Ultimate Xscape Rooms. Can your team solve the puzzles, crack the codes, and unlock all the hidden objects to complete your mission before time runs out?

 

Classes at Candyland Crafts

Got the budding baker in the family? Inspire a love of cooking and creativity with Candyland Crafts in the heart of Raritan. Classes include holiday themed ideas, chocolate making, soap making, cake decorating, and more.

 

Iron Peak Sports & Events

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One for those who have energy to expend! Iron Peak Sports & Events has a ninja course, aerial ropes, climbing walls, and plenty of space for sports including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, soccer, and more. Full redemption arcade is also available on-site!

RVCC Planetarium

While playing astronaut in a cardboard box IS indeed a lot of fun, why not see the stars in a different way. The Planetarium at RVCC offers showings suitable for a variety of ages with a lot of options for the type of show including rocking out to Pink Floyd or meditating with the sunset, or even laser kids shows. Sensory friendly shows are also available.

 

Environmental Education Center

There are a TON of specialty programs at the Environmental Education Center offered by Somerset County Park Commission. Our Park Commission offers many programs for those interested in canoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, and more. Great if you’re looking to try something rather new and gift an experience that gives individuals a better understanding of the world around them.

 

Spotted Leaf Plant Company

Do you know someone who became a plant enthusiast during the pandemic? Spotted Leaf Plant Company in Downtown Somerville offers just what the plant lover is looking for. Check out their vast variety of plants in-store or make it an experience with one of their plant and sip events!

 

Food Tour with Beyond the Plate Food Tours

Move to Somerville recently? Or do you ever drive by and realize just how many restaurants you’d like to try out but can’t find the time? Well now you can experience the taste around the world in Somerville in an afternoon. Head to some of the restaurants in Downtown Somerville with a guided tour AND some tasty bites with Beyond the Plate Food Tours.

 

Yestercades

It’s not just for kids! Enjoy plenty of favorite and classic games at Yestercades. Makes for a fun date night or for a fun night out with friends!

 

Color Me Mine Studio Time

Paint your own pottery with Color Me Mine in Bridgewater. Individuals may choose from a variety of ceramic items for you to bring your vision to life. Perfect experience gift for people of all ages.

Board & Brush Workshop

Are you looking for a night out with friends or family? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Board & Brush in Somerville is offering up plenty of classes from ornament workshops if you’re getting a jumpstart on decorating or do a post-holiday get-together with friends, family, colleagues!

Art Classes at The Center for Contemporary Art

Classes for children, teens, and adults. The Center offers a full range of studio classes and workshops in a variety of media including oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, ceramics, pottery, drawing, photography, pastels and special subjects. Instructors are professional teaching artists year-round for all ages and skill levels, making it easy to find the perfect creative outlet.

Baked Goods, Beer, Spirits, Cider

Holiday cookies & treats at BAM Desserts

Did someone say sweets? BAM Desserts in Somerset is offering up cookie cutouts, rum balls, cocoa bombs, and more! Bring in a tray for a cookie swap or office party or as a host gift.

 

12 Days of Cocktails Advent Calendar from Project PUB and Tapastre

The 12 Days of Cocktails Advent Calendar returns!
Details:
– Each box will contain 12 different cocktails in 8oz bottles
(totally different from last year!!)
– Each bottle contains approximately 2 cocktails
– Pre-order only, limited supply!!
– $150 per box
– For each box ordered, your name will be entered to win a 750ml bottle of @tanteotequila Navidad, Anejo tequila with natural flavors infused from Christmas peppers & holiday spices
– Send all orders to sarah@projectpubnj.com, please include a phone number!
– Last day to place your order will be Sunday 12/11.
– Pickup will be on Wednesday 12/14, first cocktail starts that night!!

Specialty cakes from Blue Sheep Bake Shop

Creative designs are everywhere at Blue Sheep Bake Shop. Check out their holiday cakes including this gingerbread mug cake and more! Order early before they sell out!

 

Advent calendar at The Fudge Shoppe

The Fudge Shoppe Advent Calendar is a beautiful portrait of our New Jersey chocolate factory, containing 25 foiled solid chocolates, or our signature Salted Caramels in milk & dark. Feel the joy of the Christmas season each day of Advent, as you open the doors to enjoy your chocolate gifts. Each calendar is individually hand packed with care and our best wishes for you and yours.

Growlers, crowlers, and locally made beverages

Stop in at one of our craft beverage locations to pick up something to drink for your next gathering. Flounder Brewing, Jersey Cyclone, Village Brewing, and Burnt Mills Cider all offer growlers to go. Pick up your favorite gin (tropical or standard gin) or single malt spirit at Bellemara Distillery. Add some swag from one of the locations as an extra!

 

Buy a brick/Legacy Tree & Bench Program

Honoring a loved one through a donation of a tree or park bench is a thoughtful way to recognize and pay tribute to family and close friends. The Park Foundation will install a plaque containing information concerning the donor and the person being honored or memorialized.

 

Support a local nonprofit

A donation to a local charitable organization (or a membership or gift card for services) makes a memorable gift for family and friends.

Check out our nonprofits.


Need more of the holidays in your life? Check out what else we have:

Looking for something to do?

Check out the holiday events and happenings around Somerset County. We’ve compiled the parades, tree lightings, Santa photo ops, experiences, and more for you to enjoy.

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Looking for a tree farm?

If it’s a cut your own tree experience, or you’re looking to meander along our farms with lovely vistas, you’ll find the perfect tree here!

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