Oh my goodness! It is December and the countdown to Christmas (or Hanukkah) has begun! It is time to make your gift list. For some, just creating that list can be daunting. Sometimes you it hard to know what the people on your list might really enjoy that they don’t already have. This year, think outside of the box – literally – by giving adventure and excitement! From heart-racing activities such as jet skiing, jet flight simulation and race car driving to the more pragmatic fun of cooking or photography lessons, you can easily find unexpected, extraordinary gift ideas with LivingSocial.
This post is sponsored by LivingSocial but all opinions expressed are my own.
5 Unexpected, Extraordinary Gift Ideas
LivingSocial is the go-to destination for experiential gifting, this holiday season and all-year round. And really, who needs more stuff to have to organize? But we could all use some adventure or fun experience. This year, give them something to talk about!
When you go to LivingSocial.com you can search the area near the gift recipient to find local gifts for them and then you can select “events & activities” as the category to narrow down the gift options. There is a huge range of LivingSocial deals in your area and nationally that involve activities or experiences. In Nashville, there are over 50! Hard to choose but I narrowed it down to my top 5 Unexpected, Extraordinary Gift Ideas to help inspire you.
- Cake Decorating Class
Sweet Wise, Nashville, TN
Just as paint transforms a blank canvas into a masterpiece, the secret to an artful cake is all in the icing. Discover your inner cake-decorating Da Vinci with these two-hour classes. The Buttercream I class will teach you how to put together layers of cake and create whimsical designs with buttercream icing. The cake and all tools are provided. You’ll leave with your beautifully iced cake and a starter set of decorating tools, including piping bags, couplers, and icing tubes. During the Fondant I class, you’ll learn to tint, crimp, and emboss fondant, as well as how to cover a cake perfectly — no wrinkles, puckers, or tears. The cake and all tools are provided. You’ll leave with your lovely cake wrapped in a fondant icing bow. Yes! This would be so fun. I want it!
- Canoe Rental and Trip for Two People
Canoe The Caney, Silver Point, TN
Cruise the river and watch for blue herons and deer along the way. Drift down the Caney Fork River during this six-mile jaunt. I love canoeing it is so relaxing and fun to see the wildlife.
- Tenn South Distillery Tour
Tenn South Distillery, Lynville, TN
Smell, taste, touch… this Lynnville distillery — one of only a few to produce and sell true Tennessee whiskey — creates truly sensory experiences for spirited customers with a hands-on tour that walks you through each fascinating step of the manufacturing process. The 45-minute guided Distillery Tour includes tastings of whiskey, moonshine, vodka, and more.
- Madonna Concert
Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, TN
A Madonna concert would be amazing. I really need not say more!
- Hot Air Ballon Ride
Soaring Adventures of America
Close your eyes and imagine floating high above the treetops or just below the clouds in a colorful balloon, taking in majestic views all around. Yes! That is a once in a life time opportunity that I would love to get as a gift!
These five unexpected, extraordinary gift ideas are just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many more fun ideas that you can make a reality with LivingSocial- horseback riding, race car driving, paint ball tickets, murder mystery dinner, ziplining and so much more.
LivingSocial Gifting Tips:
- Most LivingSocial deals can be gifted – just look for the gift icon on the purchase page.
- Whether you want to give the gift immediately or schedule it for a future date, the digital delivery options make “wrapping” a cinch!
Visit LivingSocial.com to to start crossing gifts off your list!
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Which extraordinary or fun experiences will you gift to friends and family this holiday season? #Gift2TalkAbout