When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind first? Is it the newest version of the iPhone? Or the time spent with family and loved ones enjoying a memorable activity?
If you say the former, you are a total scrooge.
The perfect way to create a memorable holiday for anyone special in your life is to gift them an excellent memory and an unforgettable feeling. In other words, gift them an experience!
There are so many interesting experiences to discover in Scottsdale – even for life-long locals. Here are a few of our favorite experience gift ideas in Arizona!
Outside Experience Gift Ideas in Arizona
Party Bike Tours
With a pedal pub crawl, your friends and family can pedal through the best bars and pubs in Old Town, Scottsdale. From VIP drinks deals to wildly fun transportation from bar to bar, an Arizona Party Bike bar crawl will be perfect for the fun-loving people in your life.
Want to give a party bike tour as a gift? We have party bike gift cards! Give your friend a few seats on a public tour – it’s great for birthdays, date nights, Sunday Funday, a night out on the town with friends or family, and more!
Desert Hot Air Balloon Tours
There is no better view of the Sonoran desert vistas than from a hot air balloon. Rainbow Ryders, the premiere hot air balloon tour company in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, offers a safe and unforgettable experience soaring thousands of feet into the desert sky. Upon launching you’ll soak in the stunning landscape of the fiery Sonoran desert from a birds eye view. From the geological rock formations, to the stunning wildflowers and infamous cacti, you are sure to love every second in
the sky. Once your feet are safely back on the ground you will enjoy a champagne toast and light snacks to commemorate the experience. For more information, visit rainbowryders.com.
With an hour-long flight and a celebratory post-flight toast, everyone will walk away with life-long memories.
Indy Car Experience
Have a motorhead in your life? Give them the day of a lifetime with a chance to drive a real Indy car. The Mario Andretti Racing Experience happens on the Phoenix raceway. Each driving option is based on a timed racing session so you can see where your need for speed lands among other drivers, with the possibility of spending 5-48 minutes behind the wheel of an Indy car.
Want to experience speed without needing to drive? You can choose a drive-along with an expert driver who will take you on the ride of the century.
An Outdoor Adventure
Have some heart-pumping, dust-covered fun on the desert trails with Arizona Outdoor Fun Adventures & Tours. This tour company offers a long list of activities to discover, from shooting to ATV/UTV rides to hiking and gold panning! And from guided tours to casual rentals, the desert is your oyster.
A Foodie’s Dream
The best type of experience is one that includes incredible food. From tasty tapas to inventive entrees, you will find a dish to dream about on a Scottsdale food tour. These walking tours cover multiple food spots in Scottsdale, ranging from iconic must-eats to hidden gems. It’s the perfect way to explore delicious local favorites and get a little bit of everything.
Inside Experience Gift Ideas in Arizona
Who doesn’t love a movie day? Especially in the heat of the summer? Some nice dark inside time feels like a sweet release. Gifting a stash of movie vouchers may seem like a simple gift, but it’s one your friends and family will appreciate every time they are considering what to do with their Sunday afternoon!
There’s nothing cooler than learning a new skill or considering a new hobby! An introductory series of jewelry making is the perfect experience gift idea for the creative people in your life. The KP Studio in Phoenix offers beginning-level jewelry classes that will provide a solid foundation of the skills and safety knowledge required to create beautiful quality jewelry. Participants will be able to make 3-4 pieces of jewelry over the 6-week class series and gain lifelong skills along the way.
This is the perfect gift for someone who wants to get their hands dirty, flex their creative muscle, and come out of the class holding something useful! You can do so much more than an ashtray or ring holder. With the 3-hour workshops at Pip Coffee + Clay, you can dedicate three hours to making handmade pipes, kitchen gadgets, lemon squeezers, herb strippers, casserole dishes, and more. Gift a workshop that most speaks to the particular person in your life, or let them choose with a gift card!
Don’t let the sunny and warm days fool you! The holiday spirit runs strong here. Win at gift giving and spread the festive cheer high and wide with an experience gift! If you need to add a bit more holiday cheer to your gift list, reach out to our team! Happy holidays!