11 unique experience gifts in Birmingham for the person that has everything

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City Brew Tours make the perfect gift this holiday season. (Jacob Blakenship / Bham Now)

Struggling to find a holiday gift for the person who seems to have everything already? Try gifting an experience this year. From beer tours, wine tasting, candle making and axe throwing, these gifts might just be your answer. Keep reading to learn about some of the top experience gifts in Birmingham.

1. Dave & Buster’s

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Dave & Buster’s IG giveaway photos. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Have a friend who is still a little kid at heart? Then, buy them a gift card to Dave & Buster’s to experience arcade and prize-winning games this holiday season.

2. Paddywax Candles

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Create your signature scent. (Paddywax Candle Bar)

There is no better feeling than coming home and lighting a candle as you unwind for the day. Buying a candle for someone can be difficult with all the different scents. With Paddywax’s candle-making class, you can give the perfect gift by letting them create their own unique scent.

3. Civil Axe Throwing

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Civil Axe Throwing in Avondale. (Terri Robertson / Bham Now)

Test your aim and precision with Civil Axe Throwing. You can knock out multiple people on your holiday list this year by gifting the experience of axe throwing. Join your friends for a fun night of food, drinks and aiming for the wooden target.

4. Buff City Soap

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Crafting your own soaps and bath bombs are the perfect experience gifts. (Buff City Soap / Facebook)

For the skincare enthusiast, try the experience gift of putting together your own bar of soap with Buff City Soap. Choose from your own fragrances to create a personalized body care product.

5. Cooking class at Habitat

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From handmade pasta to becoming a grill master, Habitat cooking class will teach you all of it. (Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook / Facebook)

How do you kindly tell a person they need to expand their cooking menu? Take them to a cooking class! Habitat Feed and Social hosts multiple cooking classes during the week with menu items like pasta, steak and appetizers making these classes the perfect experience gifts.

6. Birmingham Brew Tours

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Go on a brew tour in Birmingham. (Jacob Blakenship / Bham Now)

Got a beer lover on your Christmas gift? Gifting a case of beer is boring, but a brew tour around Birmingham is exciting and the perfect experience gift. With multiple options to choose from and a designated driver (who is also a beer expert), you are guaranteed a good time.

7. High Point Climbing

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Experience gifts for the adrenaline junkie. (High Point Climbing and Fitness Birmingham / Facebook)

Reach for the stars at High Point Climbing and gift an experience of a lifetime. For those who have a friend who loves to climb (trees included) give them the gift of a day or seven-day pass at High Point Climbing and watch them smile from ear to ear.

8. Classic Wine Company

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For the wine lover try the experience gifts of wine tastings. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Friday nights at Classic Wine Company are the perfect gift for a wine connoisseur. The tastings are free (score!) and you can end the night by buying a bottle of their favorite wine from the night. Then, when they screw the cork off, they will think of you and the fabulous gift.

  • Where: 1831 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10AM-6PM | Friday, 10AM-9PM | Saturday, 10AM-6PM
  • Cost: Wine tasting: Free | Cigar night: $25
  • Tickets | Website

9. Spa Cahaba

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Enjoy being pampered? Check out Cahaba Spa. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Personally, I can always use a good massage and facial—it’s something that is a constant on my Christmas list (hint hint, Mom). Cahaba Spa is the perfect experience gift that allows you to unwind and relax.

10. Top Golf

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Compete for the highest score at Top Golf. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Top golf is the ultimate experience for fans of golf and those who are fans of just having some fun. This gift experience is perfect for work holiday parties or a sweet date night.

11. Birmingham Rage Room

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Experience gifts where you can break stuff, sign me up. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Let’s be honest, the holiday season can be stressful. The Birmingham Rage Room is the perfect gift for those who are under stress and just need to break some stuff.

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Emma Johnston
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