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  • Writer's pictureSarah McKee

Local Experience Gift Guide

Holiday shopping for somebody who just doesn’t need “more stuff”? Tickets to concerts and plays are go-to experience gifts, but here are a few more experience ideas that support local businesses and will create lasting memories!


For the Gamer

At PuzzleWorks Escape Room you can gift tickets to one of several themed interactive game experiences where players must solve a collection of puzzles and riddles to escape the room within a one-hour time limit. The perfect brain teaser for the game lover in your life!


For the Foodie

Gift a fun and innovative dining experience with tickets to a meal at Travail Kitchen & Amusements. Whether you book a ticket for the latest concept of their basement bar or opt for the signature travail experience tasting menu, the playful environment backed by serious culinary skills creates a truly memorable dining experience.


For the Adventurer

A Minnesota State Park pass is the perfect gift for an outdoor lover to hit the trails all over the state. A $35 year-round vehicle permit provides unlimited visits to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year.


For the Art Aficionado

A membership to the esteemed Walker Art Center gives the art lover in your life free admission, plus a plethora of other perks including discounted show tickets, shopping, and dining, access to exclusive After Hours & Member events, and a choice of free gift, which currently includes two tickets to the British Arrow Awards running through December 30th. One of my favorite holiday traditions is going to that show every year between Christmas & New Year!


For the Luxury Lover

Book a staycation at Hewing Hotel to spoil your loved one with boutique accommodations and perfect winter amenities including a rooftop hot tub, Nordic sauna, and fireside nightcaps in the lounge.


For the Home Chef

A gift certificate for a Cooks of Crocus Hill cooking class lets your recipient select the class they're most interested in to sharpen their culinary skill set. A wide variety of classes are offered for kids, teens, adults, and date nights.


Not seeing a perfect fit for who you’re shopping for? Get in touch and I’ll make a custom recommendation! I always love coming up with great gift ideas and will take any opportunity to promote local biz.


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