‘Tis the Season of Experiences!

Skip your contributions to clutter this season and make plans for your escape (and your loved ones, too) from the lure of material possessions. Although the stack of attractively wrapped presents under the tree is enticing, we’re aware that these store-bought items often end up tucked away in crowded closets, out of sight and out of mind. Consider gifting the unexpected because the element of surprise is sure to delight any recipient!

It’s easy to create meaningful, mindful experiences for others. Explore this distinctive gift-giving guide for fun and engaging experience ideas. These gifts could potentially spark a new hobby (or at the very least a highlight story on their social media), all thanks to your heartfelt generosity! Exceptional experiences can last a lifetime in the form of cherished memories.


1. “Reel Freshwater Fun”

Capture reel thrills with a freshwater guided fishing service at Clarks Hill Lake! Local guides have years of honed expertise, making fishing a water adventure attainable for all ages. These guides give valuable insights during the trips, guaranteeing each angler leaves with rewarding catches and, of course, fishy tall tales to share with others. Let’s reel in a list of local experts FOR AN INCREDIBLE HAUL OF FRESHWATER FISH!

Hadden Outdoors

William Sasser Guide Service

Little River Guide Service 

2. “Donkeys, The Island Party Animals: Hee Haw, Yippe Yo Kayak Tour”

Embark on a remarkable adventure to Stallings Island, nestled in the scenic Savannah River region called Ninety-Nine Islands, where you can greet friendly donkeys. The four donkeys request you bring along carrots and apples with your cameras for some fun-loving interactions. Don’t let Buster Jr’s adorable appearance camouflage his mischief, as he tends to stir up trouble!

Savannah Rapids Kayak Rentals

Outdoor Augusta

Cole Watkins Tours

3. “Wrap up the Wow!”

From curtain calls to encore thrills: Experience drama, dance, and dazzle of Broadway shows, concerts, comedians, family-friendly entertainment, and more at the prestigious Columbia County Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of Evans, GA. The PAC offers a diverse array of performances and talents for audiences of all age groups.

Their stellar stage lineup features: Johnny Cash- The Official Concert Experience, Shen-Yu’s classical Chinese dance with a live orchestra, musician and songwriter Josh Turner, Fake It to Make It Lip Sync Challenge, and the trendy comical Bored Teachers: We Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Tour.

Columbia County Performing Arts Center

4. "Glamp Under the Stars at Wildwood Park"

Looking for some sweet, indulgent time in the great outdoors? Glamping is the chic art of camping, seamlessly blending luxury with the beauty of the natural environment. Prepare to feel pampered with Timberline Glamping Company’s extra spacious, lavishly furnished canvas tents! Elevate the memorable experience with outstanding, personalized service that caters to your individual needs. Add a delicious, gourmet charcuterie board for tasty bites by the water, adorn the tent with a balloon and floral garland for your special someone, play outdoor games like cornhole in the spirit of lively competition, and more. As the day gives way to evening, unwind for a peaceful night’s sleep in a plush, real bed-topped with premium-quality bedding. May your dreams be sweet and your rest be deep, rejuvenating you in the new year!

Timberline Glamping Company