Local Gifting Experiences Make the Perfect Holiday Memorable and FUN!

Local Gifting Experiences Make the Perfect Holiday Memorable and FUN!

You’ve made your holiday shopping list, and checked it twice: but what do you get for the person who has it all? Sometimes, the best gifts aren’t things, but experiences. Give the gift of an attraction pass, art class, cooking class and more ideas from Hamilton County, Indiana.

For Families 

Step into the story at Conner Prairie year-round with a membership, which includes free daytime general admission to Conner Prairie, discounted admission for select events like Headless Horseman and A Merry Prairie Holiday, and shopping and dining discounts.

For the DIYer

From personalized signs to seasonal décor, give the gift of picking your own project with a gift card to AR Workshop or Board & Brush.

Let your loved one customize their own homemade bath and body products with a gift card to Bath Junkie. Guests can redeem in-store and mix and match scents to find the perfect blend.

A gift card to Penn & Beech Candle Co. or Unplug Soy Candles, both offering wonderful fragrant blends to choose from, guests can customize to their ideal scent profiles.

For the Art Lover

Get hands-on with take-home art kits from Caravan Classes, or certificates for a future art class or workshop.

Purchase a gift certificate to a pottery studio, like Kiln Creations or uPaint Pottery Studio, for a future painting experience.

Support Nickel Plate Arts with the gift of an individual or family membership, which allows guests to participate in many of its arts activities for free for one year.

A Center for the Performing Arts subscription offers priority access to events and retains the same seats at performances.

For the Outdoor Adventurer

Buying a gift for a thrill seeker? A season pass to Edge Adventures Koteewi: Aerial Adventure Park is perfect for someone who loves to zipline – and isn’t afraid of heights.Local Gifting Experiences

Koteewi Range offers private lessons for those looking to learn archery or improve their skills, as well as membership for access to the ranges.

The cure for cabin fever? A gift certificate to slide down the sledding hill at Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes, open December through February. No need to wait for a snowstorm; they make their own snow!

Consider Hoosier Heights for the ultimate indoor climbing experience.

Summer is synonymous with outdoor adventure like kayak and canoe trips. Get a gift certificate for an excursion with White River Canoe Company.

For the Foodie

Who doesn’t like food? Purchase a gift card to your loved one’s favorite local restaurant – or one they haven’t been to yet.

Do you have a budding young chef in your midst? Sprouts Cooking School is Indiana’s only cooking school just for kids, and they host classes regularly for children of all ages to learn cooking and baking techniques.

It’s hard to go wrong with chocolate. Purchase an at-home chocolate tasting kit for a loved one from XChocol’art. Owner Joann Hofer also offers in-person chocolate making classes, too.

For the Golfer

For the golf lover, there are dozens of renowned golf courses to choose from in Hamilton County, home of Indiana’s Premier Golf. Stuff their stocking with gift cards for tee times and golf rentals.

To keep your golfer busy during the off season gift certificates to Topgolf or X-Golf Carmel or Noblesville will help them keep their skills sharp.

For more events and things to do this winter in Hamilton County, go to VisitHamiltonCounty.com and follow @VisitHamiltonCo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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