Experience gifts have easily become my favorite gifts to give and receive. Not only are they unique, but they’ll offer a memory for years to come. Below I am sharing nine amazing experience gifts that any metro Detroiter is sure to love.
I absolutely love attending Broadway shows, and eventually, there is always something for everyone that comes around. Upcoming shows are Tina, Beetlejuice, and Jagged Little Pill, or you can look to the new season with things like Frozen, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Wicked.
Located in Royal Oak, the Creative Arts Studio offers pottery painting, glass fusing, wheel throwing classes, and more. This makes a fun gift for everyone on your list. I recently took my mom to paint a gnome candle, and she absolutely loved the experience. I can’t wait to go back again. I’ll be giving my bestie a gift card to paint a pottery item this Christmas.
Who doesn’t love exploring? Most Michiganders have a Metro Parks Pass, but instead of making them pay for it, why not get them one as a gift? I received a Metro Parks Pass for my birthday and I used it to go fishing, kayaking, paddle a swan, bike, and hike. It was one of my favorite birthday gifts I have ever received and it always made me think of the person when I went.
Planet Rock offers a fun indoor rock climbing experience. They get you set up for a climbing adventure and have everything there you can rent. This would be a fun gift to give to anyone on your list.
While the DIA is free to Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland residents, why not grab a gift card to the shop or restaurant inside and give it to the artsy person on your list to get them out enjoying something they may not typically think of doing.
Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! A membership to the Detroit Zoo or just a day pass will make the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Explore cars, planes, history, nostalgia, and more at The Henry Ford. There’s something for everyone at The Henry Ford. Currently, Disney Villian and Heroes dresses are on display!
Know someone who is into the classic things in life. Why not get them tickets to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the year they have some amazing shows that anyone will love. This year they even had a Harry Potter performance.
Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Send a friend or family member to see someone funny, bonus points of you go with them!