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Think Outside The Gift Box

Sure, everyone loves getting holiday gifts, but once the excitement of unwrapping subsides, some can be aside and forgotten. This year, change it up and give family and friends experiences that will leave memories they’ll cherish for years to come.

Finding unique gifts will no longer be a chore with Breakaway Experiences. You’ll be amazed at all the interesting experience gifts that they have to offer, such as stock car racing(starting at $65), in a real stock car, or how about a flying lesson from Barrie to downtown Toronto & the CN Tower and back ($199)? Maybe a gift of learning to fly a helicopter ($479) while flying past Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings? Do you know someone who loves craft beer… how about a local breweries tour? The choices go on and on…forget them, there’s so many I want to do!

Here’s how it works: Simply go to the Breakaway Experience website, select the area of Canada they live in or choose an experience type, and then browse their list of experiences. You can choose from various locations across the country and there are experiences to fit almost every budget. Consider looking outside your local area if, perhaps, you travel in the summer months (I’m looking at some of the Calgary options since we visit a few times a year!)

If you’re still not sure what to get that difficult to shop for person, you can purchase a Breakaway Experiences Gift Certificate which will allow the recipient to choose their experience.

Breakaway Experiences has really thought out some of the pitfalls in gifting. How many times have you been given a gift where you think (hopefully not out loud) “Did they really think I’d like this?” Or you open a drawer and find an expired gift certificate? Breakaway Experiences has a really easy exchange process, so for example, if you don’t want to go bungee jumping you can get an exchange and apply it towards any experience you want…and the value of your experience never expires!

What about you? What are you asking for this holiday season? Create your own Christmas Wishlist of bucket list experiences. Simply pick the experiences you would love to do, add them to your personal Christmas Wishlist, and email it to family and friends.

There are so many bucket list experiences to choose from. Here are a few that stood out to me:

Niagara’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Food Tour ($55) …to get your holiday season started!
Don your best ugly holiday sweater and join a special Niagara-on- the-Lake walking tour for a little foodie fun! The Ugly Christmas Sweater Food Tour will include a mix of food tastings at culinary partners and a chance to pick up a last-minute gift for that hard to buy for person on your list.

Afternoon Escape Wine Tour ($89) Halifax, Nova Scotia
This is your chance to indulge in the best of Nova Scotia Wine Country while spending a day relaxing in the Annapolis Valley. You’ll get to discover the best kept secrets of this wine region as your passionate, guide introduces you to the wines and the wineries.

Cowboy Cookout & Horseback Riding ($95+) Banff, Alberta
Enjoy a day the cowboy way in the spectacular wilds of Banff National Park. Take a horseback ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain, enjoy a BBQ feast western style, and return along the banks of the Bow River.

King and Queen West Sunday Brunch Toronto Tour ($99) Toronto, Ontario
Mmm…brunch. Bring your appetite and get ready to experience Sunday brunch in Toronto’s King & Queen West area, named one of the hippest neighborhoods in the world by Vogue magazine. Indulge in brunch Toronto style and savor the tasty flavours of 8 dishes from 6 different eateries.

Light the Night Stand Up Paddle Board Tour ($65) Vancouver, British Columbia
Paddle out into English Bay just before sunset, watch the sun go down and then light up the water with glowing LED lights as you explore the waters off Granville Island.

This year think outside the gift box and check something off their bucket list. Give the gift of a Breakaway Experience!

One of our readers is going to win a Breakaway Experiences $150 Gift Certificate! Use it to purchase the perfect gift for someone special this season, or simply gift them the certificate so they can choose their own adventure, quite literally! Simply fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN! Then visit Breakaway Experiences and see what’s near you – leave us a comment below sharing what you’d pick for yourself or someone special.

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