Give the gift of memories this holiday season when you gift someone an experience through one of Richmond’s small businesses. An experience gift is perfect for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list and the memories created last long after the gift wrap has been tossed. To help you find the perfect experience gift, we’ve curated a list of some of the best and most unique options in Richmond that are sure to delight and create lasting memories.


Ice Cream Making at Sweet Wynns: Perfect for that person with a sweet tooth, Sweet Wynns offers a delightful ice cream-making experience where participants get to create the perfect ice cream pint to take home.


Cooking Class at Mis En Place: For those who love to experiment in the kitchen or want to enhance their culinary skills, a cooking class at Mis En Place is the perfect gift. Professional chefs guide participants through the art of cooking, creating a delicious and educational experience.


Golf at Independence Golf Club: Tee off in style at Independence Golf Club, a picturesque setting for golf enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, this experience promises a day of fun, relaxation, and beautiful scenery.


Ceramics Class at Hand/Thrown: Let the more creative types on your list construct their own gifts with a workshop at Hand/Thrown. Participants can mold and shape their own clay masterpieces under the guidance of skilled instructors.


Basket and Bike Tour:  Gift a perfect afternoon pedaling (e-bikes are also available) through charming neighborhoods, visiting local landmarks, and enjoying a picnic in a picturesque setting. It’s a leisurely and delightful way to experience the city and surrounding areas.


Discover Richmond Tour: Whether they prefer Richmond’s food or brewery scene more, there’s a Discover Richmond Tour for them. Invite them to delve into the history and culture of Richmond’s food and drink with a guided tour that takes you through the city’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems.


Season Tickets to the Richmond Flying Squirrels or Richmond Kickers: For a true gift that will keep giving throughout the year, sports fans will appreciate the gift of season tickets to either the Richmond Flying Squirrels or the Richmond Kickers.


Subscription to Virginia Rep: For theater enthusiasts, a subscription to Virginia Repertory Theatre ensures a year of captivating performances while supporting exceptional local theater.


Membership to The Valentine: For a Richmond history aficionado, there’s no greater gift than a membership to the only museum dedicated to the history of the River City. As a member, they will gain exclusive access to exhibitions, events, and educational programs that celebrate the city’s past, present, and future.


White Water Rafting from Riverside Outfitters: Thrill-seekers will love the adrenaline rush of white water rafting with Riverside Outfitters. Navigate the rapids of the James River for an exhilarating adventure surrounded by the natural beauty of Richmond.