For a gift that’s both personalized and impactful, experience gifts can offer the perfect solution for those who are often hard to shop for during the holidays. They can be tailored to a person’s interests and offer a double impact combining the gift-giving experience itself as well as the opportunity to create memories to last even longer. Experience gifts are also perfect for the person on your list who seemingly has everything or for those who are embracing a more minimalist or sustainable lifestyle. To help get you started, we’ve put together a gift guide filled with Richmond-area experience gift ideas that are sure to create memorable moments which last long after the holiday season.
For those who love to get their adrenaline pumping with a little adventure, try a gift card to Canopy Ropes Course and Zipline Adventure, a kayaking or rafting adventure on the James River with Riverside Outfitters, or rock climbing with RVA Paddlesports.
While Richmond has no shortage of historical tours, there are plenty of other options these days, including a haunted tour through one of Richmond’s neighborhoods with Haunts of Richmond, a food or beer tour with Discover Richmond, a scenic bike tour along the James River complete with a picnic lunch through Basket & Bike, or a Richmond mural tour with RVA Tuk Tuk.
For those who love to learn new skills and create, consider a gift card for an ice cream-making workshop with Sweet Wynns, a cooking class through Mis En Place, a ceramics workshop from Hand/Thrown, knitting lessons at Dances with Wool, or for an upcoming floral workshop at Strange’s Florist or Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds.
Memberships & Subscriptions
For a gift that continues to give all year, consider a membership to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, a museum like The Valentine Museum, which is filled with local Richmond history, or the Children’s Museum or Richmond; a season ticket package to the Richmond Flying Squirrels or the Richmond Kickers; or a season subscription to Virginia Rep for those who love live theater.