The Gastronaut’s gift guide: Experiences

I’ve deliberated about whether or not to do a Christmas list. On my blog I prefer not to write the same content as everyone else, or at least do it with a different spin. I’ve chosen 5 categories of gifts, for a 5-part series  (one post per day), + a subsequent blog post being a list of lists curated by other people.

Most of the links are affiliate links, but I don’t list anything I wouldn’t endorse and buying products with my affiliate links would make my Christmas merrier.

Categories: Books | Education  | Experiences | Gadgets ‘n’ stuff  | charitable giving | Bonus: Other gift guides 

Wine barrel - image credit: Culinary Adventure Company.

Image credit: Culinary Adventure Company.


Event ticket

Google “food events” or keep an eye on websites such as BlogTO and Torontoist.

For an early Christmas gift/late Chanukah gift, buy your friend a ticket to the Craft Beer Carnival happening on Saturday December 21 at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex), presented by Tallboys bar. Free admission, $10 for a sample cup and 2 drink tickets. I wrote about it in my blog on Sunday.

There’s an event to suit your budget and interest with local events ranging from free to over $100.

Culinary Adventure Company

Give a Culinary Adventure Company gift certificate. Culinary Adventure Company is currently ranked #3 of 139 activities in Toronto on Trip Advisor.

Samba Days

A Samba Days gift card might be the way to go. Samba Days offers gift experiences for anniversary gifts, birthday gifts and more. Choose from over 70 unique gift experiences. Make your gift memorable!

Other experience ideas:

  • Yoga passes: Buy one for yourself and a friend, go together.
  • Cooking classes: I suppose this falls under “education” but it’s an experience too.
  • Wine tour: Niagara? Prince Edward County?

Watch my blog tomorrow or subscribe to updates via email or RSS. Thursday it’s about gadgets, toys, etc. It’s what you really want under your tree and in your stocking.

[Featured image credit: Culinary Adventure Company Facebook page.]

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