Give The Gift of an Experience

I bet many of you are looking for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-shop-for person who has EVERYTHING! Those loved ones make us twist our brains about what the heck we are going to get them.


I’ve done a lot of thinking about this throughout the holiday season and then it dawned on me. The best part of the holiday season is getting to spend time with these loved ones. Why not give them the gift of an experience? Things break, but memories last forever. Here’s my recommendations for some great experience gifts:

For the Foodie: Every foodie loves to go out and try a new restaurant. I know I do! Why not give a gift certificate to the new, latest hip restaurant? Many of us won’t splurge on a great meal, so I like to give my loved ones a reason to. I’ve heard great things about Baum & Brix.

For the Drinker: I’ve had great experiences at City Winery and Finch’s Beer Co. this past year. How about taking your loved ones out for a tour and tasting at one of these lovely facilities?

For the Car Lover: I can’t stop talking about how much fun I had at the Autobahns! I highly recommend giving the experience if you can afford it. It makes a great gift for yourself too!

For the Daredevil: I loved my experience flyboarding. Think about what daredevil idea your loved one wants to do and help make their dream come true.

What experiences are you giving as gifts this holiday season? Share your ideas with me on Twitter @RyanKDean.