Gift a Local Experience By: Allie Barone

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  • Posted by Krisanne Butler in Uncategorized

It is practically here! The holiday that we wait for every year. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it can be the most magical time of our year. We love the lights, decorations all over the house, the delicious treats, and the music. As kids we count down to the holiday knowing (if we are good) we will wake up to presents under the tree. As adults, the holidays are no longer carefree, as we tackle long lists of gifts to buy, wrap, and deliver. It can certainly be a busy season, but there comes great joy with being the one to givethe gifts. One of the most difficult parts of gift giving is coming up with the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Maybe you already have your Christmas shopping done, but if you are like the rest of us procrastinators, you still have a few people to check off your list. Sometimes the perfect present is not an object, but an experience. It can be thrilling for the recipient of your gift to receive the opportunity to have a unique, local experience in your honor. Here is a list of some of our favorite local experiences for everyone on your list!

 

For the adventurous…

Those who enjoy physical activity will love to spend a day at MetroRock Indoor Climbing Gym in Newburyport, MA. Climbers of all ages and climbing levels can experience indoor terrain, and learn to climb like the pros. The gym is filled with climbing walls, and adventure ropes courses that will challenge all participants. Visitors can free-climb or climb with the instruction and advisement of a trained professional.

For the fun-lovers…

Ideal for families with kids, Coco Key Water Park in Danvers, MA is an indoor waterpark that will be sure to help you beat the winter blues. The park features water slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. Kids will love passes to this island-themed water park where they are sure to have a blast!

 

For the culture enthusiast…

A visit to thePeabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA would be enjoyed by anyone who loves to learn about art, culture, and history. Current exhibits include worldly collections such as Wild Designs, Japanomania! Japanese Art Goes Global, and Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art. There is also an Art and Nature Center for families, as well as various activities for kids throughout the year.

 

For the beer lover…

The gift of a Granite State Growler Tour is truly a unique experience. The company provides a guided tour and transportation to local craft breweries across New Hampshire. Once at each brewery, guests will have time to take a tour, taste some beer, and learn about beer culture in New England. There are 8 different tour routes to choose from, visiting breweries such as Throwback and Smuttynose Brewery.

For the self-care guru…

 Jane Gee in Portsmouth, NH is a spa, salon, and storefront that just feels magical. Run by Jane herself, and her daughter, Sophie, Jane Gee’s spa offers individualized skincare treatments, nail care, reiki, lymphatic drainage, and infrared sauna treatments. The storefront is filled with the most beautiful personal care, and lifestyle products you can find, and all of the employees are knowledgeable and helpful. This gift would be perfect for someone who deserves some pampering!

 

What local experiences are you planning on giving or would like to receive this year? Follow us on instagram @the_forzese_group and tag your favorite local spot to gift!

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