The top thing that people want to get as a gift this holiday season isn't anything physical. They want to get an experience gift! Whether that's something you'll do together or something they'll do with others, people want experiences. So I came up with a list of 15 experience gift ideas for the Minnesotan on your holiday shopping list.

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I personally love experience gifts! I think most of the time they're more memorable and more treasured than any physical gift. One time I gifted my husband a canoe trip for his birthday because he loves canoeing. For my birthday this year, he gifted me a trip to a couple of restaurants in the cities we want to check out and the Como Zoo. It was perfect and I loved it! And two Christmases ago I gifted my dad tickets to a concert.

Experience gifts are awesome! So either take these ideas directly or use them to inspire another experience gift idea perfect for the person or people on your shopping list.

Minnesotan Experience Gifts

Twins Tickets

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Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 season!

Canoe Trip

Canoe on Kekekabic Lake in the Boundary Waters
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You could either do a big trip to the Boundary Waters or just do a day thing locally.

Nickelodeon Universe Passes

Credit: Nickelodeon Universe Facebook Page
Credit: Nickelodeon Universe Facebook Page
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Perfect for the kids who love rides!

Dinner and a Show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater

Brands And People, Unsplash
Brands And People, Unsplash
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If you want a special night with that special someone this is a great idea.

Loons Tickets

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A great gift for the soccer fan.

Food Tour

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Priscilla du Preez, Unsplash
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There are great food tours around the Twin Cities. Just do a quick Google search and you'll find it. My husband and I have used Secret Food Tours before in LA and they were great.

Passes to the Minnesota Zoo

Credit: Minnesota Zoo via Facebook
Credit: Minnesota Zoo via Facebook
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Perfect for the animal lover on your list.

A Trip to the Science Museum

Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota Facebook Page
Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota Facebook Page
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This would be a great gift for kids or adults.

Vikings Tickets

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Any purple and gold fans on your list?

Escape Room Adventure

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Wavetop
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There are plenty of escape rooms around Minnesota if you've got someone on your list who loves solving puzzles.

A Class at Board and Brush

Carly Ross, Townsqaure Media Rochester
Carly Ross, Townsqaure Media Rochester
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If you've got someone on your list who loves artsy stuff or DIY projects, get the a class at Board and Brush (they're around Minnesota) or any other art spot.

Gangster Tour at the Wabasha Street Caves

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The Wabasha Street Caves also have dancing.

Wild Tickets

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For the hockey fan on your list.

State Park Pass

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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If you have someone you're shopping for who likes to get outdoors this is perfect.

Skiing/Snowboarding Day

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Also for the outdoorsy person on your list but they like to get out in the cold!

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