Everyone has that one person on their list. That one person who seems to have everything and keeps telling you: “they don’t want anything…” because they truly don’t want anything. Or maybe you have a budding teenager who just keeps shrugging at you when you ask what they want for Christmas. These people are the biggest problems on your Christmas list, which is why I have a few ideas. So do yourself a favor this holiday season: gift experiences.
All over Canada there are incredible things to do and experience and so many of us haven’t even tried all of them! With so many things to choose from you might find it hard to know where to start, but I have a trick. Breakaway Experiences is a great website where gifting an experience is what they do along and they have a huge database of amazing adventures perfect for anyone on your list.
What kind of gift experiences?
The Chef & The Dish – Cook with Chefs Around the World in Your Kitchen
Any kitchen, anywhere
The Chef & The Dish Cooking Class is a kitchen to kitchen culinary experience. Get step-by-step coaching and cooking tips from Chefs for a private, one-to-one cooking class, all live via Skype. Choose from dozens of cooking classes like Paella, Jambalaya, Clam Chowder, Gumbo, Pad Thai, Gyoza, Singaporean Chicken Rice, Massaman Curry, Maki Sushi Rolls, Cashew Chicken and Tom Yum, Baklava, and so much more. A great date night experience!
Dark Table Restaurant – Dining in the dark!
Winter Eagle Viewing Float
For a truly unique experience gift, give them a gentle ride down the Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers to witness the spectacular natural phenomenon that is the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles coming to feast on spawning wild salmon.
Light the Night Kayak Tour
Watch the sun go down as you explore the waters off Vancouver’s Granville Island by night on this unique 1.5-hour kayak tour. Paddle into English Bay and enjoy breathtaking views of the city’s famous skyline as the sun sets your kayak’s LED lights illuminate the water. When my hubby and I did this we absolutely loved it and we couldn’t recommend this more highly for those who love to be on the water.
Surprise them this Christmas with a thrilling experience gift– a helicopter tour over Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Whistler, Niagara Falls, the 1000 Islands or Mont Tremblant, Quebec is a high flying gift they will never forget!
Are you ready for an adventure? Using logic, determination and teamwork solve interactive scavenger hunt style mysteries while discovering the history and hidden facts about your city. Breakaway Experiences’ Clue Solving Adventures in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria are great experience gifts for the puzzle solving adventurers in your life and makes a great day out with the family. From $59 per adventure for up to 4 people
Exotic Car Test Drive
Get behind the wheel of your favourite Exotic Car or Supercar for an unforgettable 30-minute test drive experience. Discover first-hand the thrill of driving the car of your dreams on a country roads with minimum traffic.
Edmonton Old Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries Tour
Become part of the spirit of Old Strathcona in Edmonton with a tummy full of brunch, spirits, and baking on a guided walking food tour. What a great idea to gift to someone who loves to brunch and loves to explore. Not only do you get to eat you also get to have a drink, learn about the city and learn a little bit about baking!
Indulge in a four-course traditional Maritime lobster dinner in the historical St. Lawrence Market. Toronto’s Chef Scott brings you a traditional East Coast Kitchen Party filled with sharing recipes, cooking demonstrations and a fisherman’s feast. What better way to experience the amazing lobster here in Canada than fresh off the fisherman’s boat!
Now guess what?!
Breakaway Experiences is going to be giving one of you lucky readers a chance to win a $100 gift card to enjoy or gift your own experience this Christmas. So make sure to enter below for your chance to win before the holidays!