3 Experience Christmas Gift Ideas for Adventurous People

3 Experience Christmas Gift Ideas for Adventurous People


By Kiana Pontrelli
label Christmas

It’s time to check your gift list, and if you’re stuck on what to get the creative and adventurous people in your life, check out one of these experience Christmas gift ideas! These creative workshops will treat your loved ones to an exciting day learning a new skill and creating something from scratch.

Maybe you have friends who always seem to be traveling or maybe your recently retired dad is ready to take on a fun new challenge, regardless we have gift ideas for those who are not afraid to embark on a new creative adventure. With workshops in major cities across the US, such as Seattle, Austin, New York City, and more, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list. 

A student in a metalworking class uses a tool to put his metal into a kiln.

Find thrill in a knife smithing workshop

If you have friends who love to spend time outdoors, in the kitchen, or might get excited at the sight of sparks flying, a knife smithing class is our top pick for them! Knives are the perfect companion to many adventures, whether you’re camping in a remote location or crafting a 5-star meal in the kitchen! 

A student in a knife smithing class hammers a piece of glowing metal to shape his handmade knife.

Many of us already take good care of our knives by sharpening, polishing, and cleaning them to ensure we make the most of these precious items. Now imagine, the opportunity to forge a beautiful knife from scratch! You’ll cut, shape, and polish your handmade knife into a reliable blade. Then you can personalize the handle to fit your style– from rugged to sleek. Every time you use your custom knife, you’ll think of the wonderful experience Christmas gift that brought you your trusty tool. 

A students hands grip a ball of clay as it spins on a pottery wheel in a ceramics workshop.

Pottery classes are the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation

For friends and family who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, a pottery workshop is the perfect creative gift idea! There are many exciting pottery classes that will celebrate their skills and delight their curiosities. From learning how to throw on a pottery wheel to colorful pottery painting classes that will show off their vibrant personalities! 

A student in a pottery painting class paints gold paint onto a ceramic star ornament.

If your adventurous friends or family members are always on the go, pottery will also grant them the opportunity to slow down. Even though they are learning an exciting new craft, they’ll have to shift their focus entirely on the clay in their hands. They might find relaxation or even energy through the process. 

A student in a fluid art class makes an excited face as he pours paint onto canvas, his teacher stands beside him smiling.

Let loose in a painting class for beginners 

This one may come as a surprise, but painting can be an incredibly vulnerable activity for some, so simply joining a class can be an exciting challenge. In an art class, you have to let your imagination take the lead and you might even lose a bit of control if you’re new to the medium. But don’t worry, we have friendly and supportive instructors to guide you through every step of the way to help you embrace the adventure. So if you’re looking for experience Christmas gift ideas for adventurous loved ones, a painting class will ignite that creative spark! 

A student in a fluid art class uses a torch to create swirls and bubbles in their paint.

We also offer some exciting painting classes that stray from the traditional. Try a fluid art class where you will pour paint to create psychedelic marbled swirls. Sometimes the paint may run in the wrong direction or maybe even onto your toes, but that’s what makes it fun! This type of painting also might suit the style of your free-flowing friends. Or try a graffiti workshop. Graffiti is often dismissed as vandalism, but you can learn how this often misunderstood medium is a beautiful form of self-expression and culture!

All of these workshops can make great experience Christmas gift ideas for your fun and daring family and friends. We offer these workshops all across the US, from LA to NYC, so even if you have far away friends you can find them something in their neighborhood! Creative adventures can also allow them to challenge themselves, give them an outlet for self-expression, and even offer them the opportunity to unwind. Regardless of the gift you choose, their adventurous personalities will delight in the new adventure.




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Christmas classes

Candle Making Workshop

Facebook likes6k

Facebook likes4.9 stars (56+)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Manhattan

1 to 500

label $98

Terrarium Ornament Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Menlo Park / Mobile

1 to 1000

label $54 - $69

Polymer Clay Ornament Making Workshop

Instagram followers4k

Facebook likes4.1 stars (112+)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Montclair

1 to 16

label $95

Make a Terrarium Ornament

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 1000

label $43 - $49

Decorate Winter Cookies with Buttercream

Instagram followers3k

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

10 to 75

label $65 - $100

Learn Furoshiki Wrapping

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

10 to 100

label $70

Make an Ugly Sweater

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

10 to 250

label $75

Make a Winter Terrarium: Let It Snow

Instagram followers9k

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

5 to 150

label $70 - $76

Make a Chunky Stocking

Instagram followers3k

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

10 to 500

label $55

Decorate a Grinch Cake

Instagram followers3k

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

10 to 75

label $65 - $100

Bake Peppermint Chocolate Macarons

Instagram followers11k

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

10 to 200

label $40 - $178

Make and Decorate Sugar Cookies

Instagram followers11k

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

10 to 200

label $40 - $178

Create Charcuterie Boards, Canapés and Cocktails

Instagram followers1k

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

6 to 40

label $23 - $33

DIY Painting Craft Kit for Kids

Facebook likes7k

Adults & 6+ years

local_shipping Ships to you

label $33

Holiday Clay Ornament Making Workshop

Instagram followers4k

Facebook likes4.1 stars (112+)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Montclair

1 to 12

label $95

Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop

Instagram followers5k

Facebook likes5.0 stars (37+)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

8 to 16

label $82

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

20 to 30

label $85

Holiday Greeting Card Making Workshop

Instagram followers4k

Facebook likes4.1 stars (112+)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Montclair

1 to 12

label $90

Ugly Holiday Sweater Decorating Workshop

Instagram followers3k

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Westwood

10 to 20

label $40

Screen Printing Class: Holiday Wrapping Paper

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Brooklyn

4 to 6

label $175


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