When it comes to gifting I prefer to give experiences over things, especially because we live in such a fun and adventurous state! So here is a list of some of the best local experiences to give for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or really any occasion.
I have personally tried all of these local Denver experiences myself too! So feel free to comment, tweet or DM me any questions you may have. As I continue to experiences all Denver has to offer ill update his list too!
My bestie Lizzie and I took a “Date Night” cooking class at Uncorked Kitchen a few weeks ago and had an absolute blast. From ramen to sushi, French cooking to seafood and even special beer or wine pairing classes, Uncorked kitchen offers the perfect cooking class for you. They also offer kids, teen and family classes. Date Night is the most expensive class you can take at $210 per couple but this does include 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Other classes start at out $60 per person. Check out their gift cards and upcoming events here.
Moyer Total Wellness Massage
A few days after moving to Denver (6 years ago!) I got a stiff neck and immediately made an appointment at the closet massage place. Turns out it was also the highest rated Massage & Chiropractor center in town, Moyer Total Wellness. After that day I was hooked. I have had a monthly membership for years and could not recommend them more. While a “Spa” is always a nice treat if you want to give a fantastic deep tissue massage, CBD massage or a yoga massage, acupuncture session this is the place to go. Gift cards available here.
For the adventurous or self-care loving friend have them try Inngi Float. Clay and I got to try “floating” earlier this year and kind of loved it. You can choose to float in a pod or large tank, turn out the lights and float in the super salty water for about an hour. Yes, all you do is float, you actually lose awareness of where the water ends and the air begins so you feel like you are literally floating. Very cool heady experience. I did the open-air room but would opt for the pod next time, I get very cold and the open-air room was too cold for me.
If you have not tried Top Golf yet, ya need to go! Its more than just a shooting range, Top Golf has “gamified” the experience so that its fun for anyone to tee off. Plus, there is a full bar and restaurant so you can eat, drink and hit a few balls.
iFly Indoor Skydiving
I have never wanted to skydive but indoor skydiving was on the bucket list for sure. Clay and I went to iFly Denver and had the most ridiculously fun time. Indoors skydiving is essential a giant wind tunnel that you get to fly around in, with an instructor of course. You can read all about it here and watch our videos too.
VoiceBox Kareoke RiNo
Do you like karaoke? no?? Me Neither! Well, that is until I did Karaoke at Voicebox Karaoke in RiNo. Voicebox is a Korean style karaoke, which means you get your own private room to belt it out in. I went with a few girls from work and we had the best damn time. Like I could have stayed in there for hours rocking out. This is a great gift idea for anyone on your list, perfect for a rainy day or a pregame.
Last Spring, a few girlfriends and I enjoy a little DYI spa day at Moondance Botanicals. We drank wine, ate cheese and gave ourselves facials. We learned all about the all-natural products we were using and even got a discount to buy some of our favorites. It was such a fun girly experience that is great for a girl’s day, bachelorette or just pampering your bestie.
RiNo Beer & Graffiti Tour
Denver is a beer lovers paradise, I swear there is a brewery on every corner of this town. RiNo, in particular, is a home to not only some of the best breweries but best restaurants and street art. Denver Micro Brew Tour has put together a really cool brewery tour of RiNo that includes 10 tasting from 3 breweries and 1 cidery and history on all amazing Graffiti along the way. Snag a gift card here and read about the rest of their Brewery tours.