Forget the Jelly of the Month Club. We’ll show you how (and where) you can be the cool boss: indoor skydiving, race car driving, hatchet throwing, cooking class, escape rooms … and other ideas for the 2019 holiday season.
iFLY indoor skydiving
What is it: Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. The iFLY franchise offers that experience for all ages and experience levels locally, including hosting corporate events.
How much: Pricing for a small group of first-time flyers begins at about $90 per person and can go up to about $170, depending on the desired flight length.
Learn more at: iflyworld.com/paramus, or call 201-733-4359
Bury the Hatchet
What is it: Axe-throwing adepts can teach teams how to toss hatchets at targets in these facilities, which have several alleys dedicated to this medieval sport.
How much: Admission costs about $40 per guest (corporate discounts are available).
Where: Paramus, Bloomfield, Old Bridge, Woodbridge, Princeton, Cherry Hill and Toms River
Learn more at: burythehatchet.com, or call 201-688-3358
Skip Barber Racing School
What is it: The world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company offers driving and racing courses for individuals as well as corporate groups.
How much: Prices vary based on several factors, including the model of the car.
Where: New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville
Learn more at: skipbarber.com, or call 866-932-1949
Amazing Escape Room
What is it: Groups work together to solve problems, uncover clues, crack codes and collectively scratch their heads in order to progress as a team through 35 different themed rooms.
How much: Prices vary, but it can run about $28 per person.
Where: Green Brook, Montclair, Bloomfield, Freehold, Princeton and Cherry Hill
Learn more at: amazingescaperoom.com, or call 973-866-5337
What is it: Pompei Baskets is a New Jersey gift company specializing in wine, liquor and champagne gift baskets that has been around for more than 20 years. The company does engravings of company logos.
How much: Prices range from about $100 to around $200.
Where: South Hackensack
Learn more at: pompeigiftbaskets.com, or call 888-272-0220
What is it: Hudson Table offers an array of interactive culinary experiences, such as hands-on cooking classes that allow participants to spend two hours preparing and cooking an entire menu. The company also offers private experiences, with prices varying depending on how they’re customized.
How much: Generally between $85 and $100 per person for the individual cooking.
Learn more at: hudsontable.com
Phone charging stations
What is it: One of the hottest commodities this year, according to Springfield-based The Business Gift Co., are these portable batteries manufactured by Mophie. One version is the 10,000mAh Powerstation Plus XL portable battery, right, which works with most devices. Then, there’s the more compact Charge Stream Pad+, Left and bottom, which promises fast charging speeds.
How much: Powerstation Plus XL: $75 with no logo, $79 with logo; Charge Stream Pad+: $49 with no logo, $53 with logo.
Learn more at: businessgiftfinder.com, or call 973-376-2270