Experience Gifts to Give for Christmas
Memories will always exceed materials. That may not sound like a profound statement but let is soak in a bit. If you really dig deep and think about some of the memories you have from when you were a child, it is most likely not a toy or a gift of any sort. It is a special moment you had with someone. This Christmas, you might consider experience gifts your children, spouse, or any other loved one.
Here, I will share with you a few great places to check out when considering gifting experiences to your loved one.
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Murder Mystery from Home
Have you ever heard of a murder mystery show or murder mystery dinner? Now, you can bring the entertainment right to your own home, workplace, or any location of choice with Hunt a Killer. Hunt a Killer all comes in one box and is available in a subscription service form. Get a group of friends or family members together regularly and throw a murder mystery party. Everything you need for the mystery is inside the box including clues, newspaper clippings, evidence, and so much more to make it feel like a REAL mystery you are solving. You can get your first box HERE.
Cedar Fair Amusement Parks
An amusement park is always an awesome experience to give your kids (and even your big kids). Cedar Fair Amusement Parks are some of our favorites. Their parks are always clean and well organized. The rides are always top-notch. Whether you are in North Carolina or South Carolina and want to enjoy a unique setting of a park that stretches through both states (Carowinds) or whether you are in Virginia and want to spend a day or two at Kings Dominion.
CircusTrix is one of the world’s leading companies in the increasingly relevant “Experience Economy”. With a growing network of over 300 facilities worldwide—including brands like Sky Zone, Superfly, Rockin’Jump, and Ryze–CircusTrix is the largest developer, operator, and franchisor of trampoline parks in the world. Known as the leading innovator in adrenaline, CircusTrix is constantly creating new facilities and attractions that provide intense physical activity, facilitate shareable social media posts, and bring thrill and delight to its worldwide fan base.
This holiday exclusive stocking stuffer includes a gift card in increments of either $25, $50, $75, or $100 to one of more than 300 worldwide CircusTrix parks. This stocking stuffer is the ideal gift to get kids off technology and one that provides a unique, cool experience for the person that has it all.
Massage at Work or on Vacation
Soothe, the world’s leading on-demand massage service which delivers a licensed, insured massage therapist to one’s home, office, or hotel within 60 minutes, announces the launch of its Soothe Plus subscription service, plus a Soothe Stretch program for the workplace. It will also celebrate its fifth anniversary this August. Since launching its mobile app and massage service in Los Angeles in 2014, Soothe has delivered close to 1 million massages worldwide, and is now available in 70 markets across 4 countries, with over 13,000 background-checked therapists in its network.
New York is a fun place to experience with your loved one. CityPASS is a MUST if you go to NY City. It allows you to visit the best parts of NYC at a discounted price. You can pre-buy before you ever step foot in NYC which gives you that much more time to simply have fun in the city the entire time you are there. CityPASS also has passes for many other cities across America! What great experience gifts!
Dining in NYC While in NYC, you will want to enjoy some fine dining. I have two unbelievable fine dining experiences you must try while in the big City!
T-Bar Steak and Lounge
A classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak, and Lounge offer outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Tony Fortuna and Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, T-Bar is a new spin on the classic upscale steak house. The menu features a wide range of dishes, ranging from well-cooked renditions of classics, to refined and inventive plates, providing the ultimate dining experience.
Open for lunch Monday through Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday, and every night for dinner, T-Bar serves prime beef steaks, as well as a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads, burgers, and kinds of pasta. A long list of perfectly-prepared side dishes, like the Sautéed Haricot Verts with garlic, or the Roasted Brussel Sprouts with shallots, complement each entrée on the menu. Chef Zwicker, who has worked at other prestigious kitchens including Four Seasons, Aureole, and Petrossian, has crafted a decadent dessert menu, including the popular Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce. The specialty cocktails, made quickly and consistently, are expertly crafted and presented, and the wine list is both extensive and thoughtful.
Russian Samovar, owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, is famous for its Russian delicacies but boasts an enviable legacy, unlike any other dining establishment. The legendary location, formerly known as Jilly’s Saloon used to be frequented by Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack, under former owners Ballet Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and, his partner, Nobel Prize in Literature winner Joseph Brodsky.
Cyndi Lauper and Liza Minnelli were also known to drop in to perform for a jubilant dinner theatre crowd. Throughout the holiday season, family and friends can enjoy Russian Samovar’s time-honored history and the exceptional ambiance which embodies a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints.
Pieology – Best Pizza Around!
Using only the freshest ingredients along with signature sauces and crusts, award-winning Pieology offers hand-crafted, personally-inspired pizzas in unlimited flavor combinations that are stone oven fired in ten minutes or less. Founded in 2011, Pieology was created from the simple idea to turn America’s most crave-able food into an affordable and interactive experience.
Pieology’s mission is to inspire individual creativity in a positive atmosphere where guests can gather with family and friends while enjoying their delicious pizza creations. Along with providing great food and a memorable dining experience, Pieology is committed to making a positive difference in the communities it serves, one pie at a time.
To celebrate the holiday season, through December 31, 2019, Pieology is rewarding guests who give the perfect gift everyone loves – Pizza. For every $25.00 Gift Card purchased, guests receive one free Artisan Thin Pizza through the Pie Life Rewards app. Pizza eaters and gift card revelers can get up to four free pizzas by purchasing up to a limit of $100 in gift cards. Free pizzas earned will be credited via the Pie Life Rewards app and can be used at a local Pieology Pizzeria within two weeks from receipt.
Miami Beach Dining
When Visiting Miami Beach Located in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, RED South Beach boasts modern noir décor that incorporates Miami’s spicy flair. Featuring only the finest Certified Angus Beef Prime on and off the bone, Red’s award-winning menu – created by Founder and Executive Chef Peter Vauthy – is a hybrid of classic cuisine and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Everything from the sauces to garnishes is prepared from scratch – sure to convert even the staunchest of vegetarians into ravenous carnivores. Red, the Steakhouse South Beach is a gift card promotion that has been extended from now until the end of the year for my readers!- Buy $250, receive a $50 bonus card, or Buy $500, receive a $125 bonus card.
Global Experience Gifting
Looking for a more global gift? Well, Gifting Owl is the only global experience gifting website. It offers adventures and activities to gift in 115 countries. The vouchers can be used to enjoy flying, driving, health and wellness, getaway tours, adventures, and even dining. Gifting Owl gift vouchers are delivered instantly via email, SMS, or social media.
The flexibility of having bookable experience gifts in over 900 destinations makes Gifting Owl experience gifts the ideal gift for travelers and adventurers in your life. Prices range everywhere from $20 to $10,000. There is most definitely something for everyone! Once you gift a certificate to someone, THEY get to pick what experience they would like to spend it on and book it themselves with easy, instant online booking options!
Experience Gifts are ones that your loved ones will remember most. Take a lot of pictures and just enjoy doing some incredible things with your loved ones!!