How to Gift an Experience

January 4, 2023

Written by David Watermeier


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Make a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a classic way to add some excitement to your gift giving. Make a series of clues and hide the first clue in a wrapped box. Your recipient will have a blast exploring and solving the clues that you leave for them! Want to take it to the next level? Grab a few locks and keys and have them open some boxes escape room style! They will have as much fun opening their gift as they will using it!

Make a puzzle

You can buy a blank puzzle like this one from Amazon or cut up one of your own from paper or cardboard. Decorate the puzzle with the description of what the gift is and feel free to be creative! You can also print a picture of the experience on the puzzle. Then you can wrap all the pieces and your recipient will have to put the puzzle together to discover their present! Want to shake things up a bit? Wrap groups of the puzzle pieces in boxes and have your loved one open all of them to find all the pieces. That way they get the thrill of opening a present!

Make a gift basket!

Head to your local Dollar Tree or Target dollar section and stock up on affordable goodies that your gift recipient will love! Grab their favorite snacks, drinks, and small items that will spruce up a gift basket. Thrift stores are also a great place to grab a unique basket! Once you have everything you need, style it together for a present that will be exciting to open! Make sure your experience gift is the centerpiece. Everything else is just the cherry on top!

Bonus Tip

For those of you with a good sense of humor, don’t be afraid to get silly with your gift giving! Have the recipient open up tons of empty boxes or fill a box with something ridiculous like toilet paper or packing peanuts and hide the gift card or experience at the bottom! You can even get the whole family involved. One of the most hilarious gifts we’ve ever heard of is to wrap a paper target and when your recipient opens it, have everyone shoot them with nerf guns! Don’t be afraid to get silly with your gift giving and you are sure to have a memorable experience.

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Escape Room Era has been providing premier family-friendly immersive and challenging escape room experiences for the novice or enthusiast since February 2017.

In these completely private live games, participants use their team building, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to beat the clock.

Players must quickly work together to find clues, solve a series of puzzles and riddles, and crack codes to ultimately accomplish their assigned mission within one hour.

Whether players consist of co-workers, family, friends, or schoolmates, they’ll be bonded by their memorable experience at Escape Room Era.

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