Sure, unwrapping presents is fun, but have you thought of giving an experiential present this year? Not only does giving the gift of an experience save more clutter in your home, it also builds memories that will last a lifetime. Check out some of the ideas we’ve come up with for this unique giving opportunity.

A band playing inside the Appell Center in york county

Tickets! Get Your Tickets!

For the theater or music lover in your life, give the gift of tickets to an amazing show. York County is full of live venues both big and small. Check out our post on theaters in the area for a start to your inspiration.

Does the crack of the bat speak more to your loved ones? The York Revolution has several memberships and packages available to fit almost any budget.

Soap Pouring class at sunrise soap company in york county

Get Crafty

Got a DIY fan in your inner circle? Not only can they have it made here, but they can also make it here too! Let them get their hands dirty while making something to keep clean at Sunrise Soap Company. You can purchase a gift card to be used in the Creation Station where they can whip together molded soaps, scented lotions, or fizzy bath bombs.

Looking to stretch those creative muscles? Candi J. Duda Stained Glass offers a ton of classes for those looking to learn a new craft. Not only is it a fun time, but class-goers also get to leave with a beautiful piece of art made with their own hands.

For budding artists both young and young at heart, spring for an art class and take their skills to new heights. Creative York offers classes for adults, teens, and youth. Learn how to throw pottery, sketch figures, create mosaics, and much, much more! The York Art Association is another great resource for nurturing artistic minds. From classes lasting eight sessions to a single-day workshop, there are possibilities for every schedule and price point. Looking to buy art instead of making it? Check out our blog post, Where to Find Art in York County.

Keystone Kidspace art class in york county

Hands-On Learning

For the special kids in your family, give them the gift of a fun place to hang out on the weekends. Keystone Kidspace is a new maker’s workshop especially geared toward elementary, middle, and high school children. Learn how to make the perfect airplane, take a cooking class in the kitchen lab, and learn about electronics and coding all in one very cool building. Memberships or single tickets are available.

Have a history buff who is hard to shop for? The York County History Center just made your shopping a lot easier. When you gift that special history nerd in your life a membership to the History Center, they get unlimited admission to all FOUR locations: the Historical Society Museum, Agricultural and Industrial Museum, Colonial Complex, and Fire Museum are all included. You can’t beat that!