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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.