14 experiential gifts to give this year

Whether you need something for the creatives or the adrenaline seekers, here’s a guide to gifting unique experiences this holiday season.

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Gift a birds-eye view with Asheville Balloon Tours.

Photo by @sewladyace

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What do you get for the person who has everything? We’re here to help you answer that question with a list of 14 local experiential gifts for everyone in your life.

For the artsy ones

  • Let your favorite creatives express themselves through a medium like pottery, glassblowing, or photography with a class at a local studio.
  • A membership to the Asheville Art Museum is a gift that keeps on giving, with a year of unlimited general admission and added benefits based on membership level.
  • Perfecting baked goods is certainly an art — give your favorite amateur chef a chance to pursue their pastry skills with a local baking class.

For the music lovers

  • From the didgeridoo to synthesizers, Asheville Music School offers private music lessons for people of all ages.
  • Turn the tables on vinyl collectors and let them spin a record of their own creation — book them a session in the American Sound Truck where they can lay down a track and walk out with a pressing.
  • For the avid concertgoer, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to one of Asheville’s music venues.
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Who wouldn’t want to relax in this setup from Drip Sauna?

Photo via @drip_sauna

For the wellness gurus

For the adventurers

  • For someone who wants to see our city from a new perspective (and isn’t afraid of heights) a hot air balloon ride from Asheville Balloon Company would do the trick.
  • Whether it’s rock climbing or white water rafting, there are plenty of ways to get your adrenaline pumping on a journey with Asheville Adventure Company.
  • Let the professionals teach the art of angling in a fly fishing class from Southern Appalachian Anglers.

For the fashionistas

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