We all have that person on our list who seemingly has it all, which makes them a bit more difficult to shop for. Or perhaps they are trying to cut back on clutter and focus on experiences this year!
No matter the circumstances, experiences are an excellent, out-of-the-box gift idea — one they can enjoy down the road (and sometimes on an unlimited basis). It’s delayed gratification at its finest! To help get your wheels turning, we’re sharing some of the best experiential gift ideas for the Omaha area, from concert tickets to museum memberships and wine tasting to massage gift cards. There’s something for everyone on this list!
For more than 70 years, The Rose Theater has remained committed to “inspiring young people and their families to discover the magic of theater, to find their voices, and enrich their communities.” They do just that with classes in theater, directing, musical theater, singing, dancing, and more — and an impressive lineup of performances drawing kids of all ages each season. Membership is the best way to enjoy everything The Rose has to offer, as members receive access to six regular season shows! Learn more about becoming a Rose Theater member here.
There’s no better gift for the music lover than a pair of tickets to a concert! Peruse the lineup of upcoming concerts and events happening at Omaha Performing Arts to see if there’s something your loved one would be interested in. Or check out Bands in Town to see who’s playing in Omaha at any of our many live music venues. Then grab two tickets so you can tag along for a fun and memorable night!
And if they love classical music in particular, consider giving them the ultimate gift: a series package with the Omaha Symphony! The symphony offers several different series packages, including Symphony Rocks, Symphony Pops, Masterworks, Omaha Symphony Family, and more! Package holders enjoy a number of benefits, including getting the best seats at the best price. Click here for all the details about series packages at the Omaha Symphony.
Give the gift of relaxation with a gift card for Faces Spa, a luxurious spa in Omaha offering a variety of services, including massages, manicures, facials, waxing and more. Check out their massage options, from hot stone to deep tissue, and pregnancy to oncology massages, lasting 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Purchase a gift card for specific treatments, packages, or a specified dollar amount if you’d prefer. You can even include gratuity so your loved one doesn’t have to worry about a thing during their visit!
Gift Card for a Manicure or Pedicure at American Nails & Spa
Getting your nails done can be low on the priority list for many — but is always such a treat! Help them start the new year with fresh nails by giving them a gift card for American Nails & Spa, an upscale nail salon known for their experienced professionals, stunning interior, and excellent products. In fact, American Nails & Spa was voted the Best Manicure & Pedicure for 10 years in a row with Best of Omaha! Purchase a gift card for a day of pampering, whether they want to get a manicure, a pedicure — or even both.
Sample exceptional wines and learn all about them with a wine tasting at Corkscrew Wine & Cheese! Their tastings range from informal to completely customized, with the ability to host all group sizes, either on-site or off-site in the greater Omaha area. Click here for more information about Corkscrew’s wine tasting packages, which includes a house wine tasting for just $30 a person. All tastings must be coordinated and scheduled with a manager in advance. Or you can simply purchase a gift card to Corkscrew so the recipient can schedule their own tasting — or just visit for a glass of wine and some snacks.
For the explorer in your life, make sure they’re able to explore their favorite parks with a Vehicle Park Entry Permit. From January 1 to December 31 of the designated year, the permit grants you unlimited access to Nebraska’s 76 state parks, state historical parks and state recreation areas. You can purchase a permit for a single car or purchase the permit with a duplicate copy so you can add another sticker to a second car. Click here for all the details!
Gift Card for Archery or Axe Throwing
For an extra thrilling, out-of-the-box gift idea, get a gift card they won’t expect — for Axe Games or Archery Games. Owned by the same people, these two extreme sports destinations are an absolute blast to experience for all ages! Try your hand at axe throwing while sipping on beer or hard seltzer at Axe Games. And if that sounds too intense, Archery Games gives two teams the chance to battle it out with bows and foam-tipped arrows in a large arena. The objective? To tag all of the opposing players with arrows and eliminate them from the game. Purchase a gift card for either sport here!
Archetype is on the forefront of Omaha coffee culture, making sure we all know how important each step in the production process is. They roast their coffee in house from beans grown by farmers they have personal relationships with. With a focus on the grower, they’re able to ensure their partners are successful, treated fairly and are producing top quality beans. As Archetype says, “Without them, there is no us.” Get super-fresh coffee delivered straight to your door with a coffee subscription. Subscriptions cost $19 a month and have several different options for every type of coffee drinker—from the adventurous to the comfort-lover (or a combination of the two!). You can also choose how frequently you want to receive the shipment and if you’d like to pay for shipping or pick up in store for free.
Named after a half-liter or 16.9 ounces—a common bottle size—Pint Nine specializes in a variety of beers including American, Belgian and English ales. Let the beer lover in your life bask in the glory of all things Pint Nine by giving them a Mug Club membership! There are several options to choose from, including the Annual Membership, which gives you $1 off every full pint, all crowlers, and 4-packs, 10% off merchandise, an end-of-year Mug Club party, two free 4-packs a year, a free pint on your birthday, and $50 off any rental fee for an event. They have a special mug membership (where you get a mug with a number), limited to 75 memberships, and a no-mug membership with unlimited memberships available. Click here for all the details!
Or if they prefer wine instead, they’ll love a Vino Mas wine club membership! All members enjoy a selection of wines, monthly tasting notes, 10% off all regular purchases, 12.5% off 6-bottle purchases or more, 15% off case purchases, no corkage fees, free Friday night tastings, a free house wine glass on your birthday, and invitations to special events and offers. Vino Mas offers several different membership options, including 1 red and 1 white, 2 reds, 2 whites, 2 reds and 1 white, or 2 sweet wines! Click here for more details about Vino Mas Wine Club memberships.
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