The holiday shopping season is kicking into high gear. If you’re still looking for ideas to give the friends and family on your list, consider skipping the material goods and instead giving your loved ones an H-Town experience. Here are six ideas that we think most anyone will enjoy.
Science lovers and explorers will love a membership to The Houston Museum of Natural Science makes a wonderful gift. The largest science museum in Texas, this Houston gem offers lots to explore with five floors of permanent halls and traveling exhibits. On view until May 2021 is Body Worlds and the Cycle of Life, which gives visitors a look into the inner workings of the human body. Bonus: HMNS gift memberships are 20% off until Dec. 25.
Whether for a food lover or a total kitchen newbie, cooking classes always make good gifts. Not only will you learn some new recipes and techniques, you’ll also meet people, have a fun time and enjoy good food. Well Done Cooking Classes offers gift cards in several amounts as well as class packages. Since they’re currently offering both in-person and virtual classes, your gift recipient will have the flexibility to choose how they want to enjoy their class.
A Holiday Staycation
Treat your family or significant other to an escape from home. Many Houston hotels are offering holiday staycation deals that are hard to resist. Whether you want to stay downtown or want something quiet in another area of town, you have plenty of options to choose from. And hotels are taking increased safety precautions to keep you safe. Some have holiday attractions like the Marriott Marquis’s Texas Winter Lights, an interactive lights display that you can walk through or float through until January 3, 2021.
Houston Brew Pass
For the beer enthusiasts on your holiday list, a brew pass is the perfect gift to explore Houston’s craft beer scene. The one-day pass allows your gift recipient to explore four participating breweries of their choice while the three-day and 90-day passes allow them to taste 14 breweries within the timeframe. We bet this gift would make any beer lover happy.
A Taste of Houston
Spread holiday cheer by giving that special someone on your list a gift card to one of Houston’s restaurants. Not only will you be giving them a wonderful dining experience, you’ll also be supporting the city’s diverse restaurant industry during these trying times. There are many options to choose from for every budget and taste, including favorites such as Nancy’s Hustle, Ninfa’s on Navigation, Georgia James, Rosie Cannonball, and Xochi to name just a few.
Houston Symphony Livestream
Bring the Houston Symphony to them with a livestream package. While the symphony is allowing some patrons to experience their concerts in person, space is limited and mostly available to subscribers. But that doesn’t mean the music lovers on your list can’t enjoy the symphony’s upcoming concerts. With a livestream package, you can enjoy anywhere from four concerts to a series of 18 from the comfort of your couch. You can also purchase single concert livestream tickets for $20.