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Gifts that provide an experience :: WRAL.com


If the children’s toy chest is overflowing and there isn’t enough time in the day to play all of those video games, consider the gift of an experience this holiday season.

5 Monica Laliberte of On Your Side has options that will work even with supply and shipping issues.

Mom Sarah Peterson coordinates with grandparents to identify experiences that her children cherish.

“I like to encourage them to give them something, like a lesson, so they helped pay for the swimming lessons,” she said. “My oldest, Isaiah, he wanted to do a play this year, so we just came up with it like, why don’t we make that as one of your holiday gifts this year?”

Another good option is an annual pass to a local museum.

For the busy adult in your life, how about a meal kit service? Consumer Reports looked at five companies and found that many contain high-quality ingredients, easy-to-follow recipes, and tasty results.

Do you know someone who needs a little time to relax?

The Holly Springs floating spa

Gift them a subscription to a meditation app – like Calm, Pzizz, or Headspace – or consider a massage. A gift card to Spafinder allows the recipient to choose their preferred way to treat themselves.

For a fitness fanatic, try ClassPass. The app gives you access to classes at local fitness studios so you can test out the options before committing.

Subscriptions to MasterClass, Wondrium and Skillshare offer the gift of knowledge. They offer online courses taught by experts in many different fields.

Find more ideas for local favorites in the WRAL Gift Guide, including experiences at local adventure parks.