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Nov 14, 2022

Holiday Guide: Gifting Experiences

Create opportunities for memories.

As we approach the holidays, we are frequently reminded of what truly matters. Rarely do physical items come to mind with family, friendship, health, connection and laughter taking priority. Material items can be thoughtful and light up someone’s life for a fleeting moment, but through gifting experiences, we create opportunities for memories of connection, laughter and adventure. This is how you can give gifts that last a lifetime this holiday season.

For the Adventurous One

The Escape OKC

The Escape OKC

 

At The Escape OKC, you and your team of up to seven players will be “locked” in a room for one hour with the task of beating the game before the time limit expires. Inside the room, you’ll find clues to gather and puzzles to solve. There are five different games to choose from with themes like an undercover spy, space aliens and more. Come prepared for a lot of quick thinking and teamwork!

For the Creative One

Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma Contemporary

 

Studio School at Oklahoma Contemporary offers courses in a variety of media to meet your interests and schedule. You can choose from four- and eight-week classes and one- or two-day workshops as well as studio rentals if the artist on your list needs space to create. Members of Oklahoma Contemporary receive a 10 percent discount! Email studioschool@okcontemp.org or call the Studio School front desk at 405-493-9087.

For the Active One

Summit OKC

Summit OKC

 

In addition to indoor and outdoor climbing, Summit Climbing Gyms, with locations in OKC and Norman, also hosts a variety of classes: Lead 101, Climb FIT, Adult Private Lessons, Yoga, TRX, Core and Board Training. Day passes and memberships would make a great gift for the climber or fitness-oriented person on your list. There is a wide array of passes and membership options, so choose the one best suited for utilizing the gym on your own terms.

For the One Who Deserves Pampering

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This Downtown OKC Scandinavian steam and sauna spa has gift cards available on its website, making for a quick yet thoughtful gift sent straight to their email; or you can print it and send with a card. With an aromatherapy steam room, dry sauna, soaking tubs, a communal relaxation area and three treatment rooms for massages and facials, your loved one will be able to customize their visit to fit their relaxation needs.

For the Golfer

WinStar World Casino Golf Club & Academy

WinStar World Casino Golf Club & Academy

 

Help the golfer in your life improve their game at The WinStar Golf Academy, complete with an impressive menu of skill-honing technologies, facilities and experts. Academy instructors help customize a course of instruction, from the Trackman Experience packages to one-on-one time with an experienced golf instructor. Golf Academy Packages range from 1-hour lessons to a 15-lesson package.

For the Animal Enthusiast

Oklahoma City Zoo

Oklahoma City Zoo

 

As an OKC Zoo Member, you can roam free among some of the rarest animals in the world. The Zoo’s website makes it simple to give a membership as a gift. Along with unlimited free admission into the zoo, members receive discounts to gift shops and concessions, discounted wild encounters, invitations to private events and more! There’s a variety of membership options to fit your needs.

For the One with Great Musical Taste

Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre

 

OKC’s theatres have been bringing in some fantastic musical acts lately, from up-and-coming new sounds to living legends. From Tower Theatre to The Criterion to The Zoo Amphitheatre to Paycom Center, most venues have shows booked well into 2023. Whether your music lover is into YUNGBLUD, Eric Johnson, Thomas Rhett or Matchbox Twenty, OKC’s concert venues have you covered.

For the Thrill Seeker

Frontier City

Frontier City

 

From the carousel to bumper cars and a 7-story looping ride, there are thrills for all ages at Frontier City. Gift the gift of a screaming good time with a set of tickets or passes for the kids or grandkids. You can enhance the experience with one-day and pass add-ons. Everything from parking, food, unlimited visits and skipping the line can be possible.

For the Outdoorsy One

Arbuckle Trail Rides

Arbuckle Trail Rides

 

The opportunity to connect with nature is a gift in itself. Sweeten the deal by gifting a relaxing ride through mountainous scenery and picturesque landscapes with Arbuckle Trail Rides. Rides take place throughout the year, with some of the best being in the winter, when a greater variety of wildlife tends to appear. Each ride is arranged to fit custom needs and skill level, so gift the one best suited to your outdoorsy ones.

Have ideas for experiential gifts? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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