30 Unique Experiences To Gift The Adults In Your Life, Columbus Ohio

I’m a big believer in experiences over things which is why I’m so excited to share with you my suggestions on experiences to gift to the adults in your life. These can be used for anyone - your boss, parents, spouse, babysitter, etc. I’ve sorted them by category so if you have a foodie in your life check out the Food/Drink section - if you have someone who LOVES Columbus - be sure to check out that section, as well as all of the other fun categories. Have a suggestion for the list? Tell me by commenting on this post.

Food/ Drink Related

Tickets to a Columbus Food Adventures tour - This has been on my Columbus bucket list since forever...The one I really want to do is the brunch tour. I mean brunch is my favorite thing of all time. Okay, if I'm being honest I really want to do them all.

Tickets to a Columbus Brew Tours - This one would definitely be for Riley , as I'm more of a tequila girl myself. However it looks like so much fun.They Pitchers and Pizza one is right up my alley!

Handcraft Your Own Wine at Camelot Cellars - This would be a perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. Please tell me I'm not the only one who would love to create my own batch of white wine!?

Distillery Tour at Watershed Distillery - This is an inexpensive way to experience something new.

Any of The Cheesecake Girl events would be a perfect gift. She pairs cheesecake with coffee, wine, you name it. You can also find cheesecake trails around Columbus through her. It goes without saying that the cheesecake is delicious!! :)

Brew your own beer at North High Brewing. This is actually on my list so I can’t speak for the experience but it looks and sounds REALLY fun!

Tickets to a participatory dinner at The Kitchen ! (Hint Hint - if my husband is reading this. I want tickets to any of the ones on the current calendar)


For the Adventurer

Vertical Adventures - Rock climbing - indoors. Perfect and unpredictable date night.

Grand Prix - indoor go kart racing for adults? Yes please.

Zip line at the Wilds

An escape room experience with Amaze! We’ve been twice and every time it’s a blast.


Columbus Love

Pedal Wagon Tour - Even as someone who has lived in Columbus most of her life, this is something I've seen as I walk through the Short North and I've always wanted to participate in.

Membership OR tickets to an event at the Franklin Park Conservatory

Tickets to a sporting event - Blue Jackets, Buckeyes, Clippers, or Crew

The Columbus Zoo - Believe it or not the zoo has a lot of events for adults only! They had a murder mystery event and a scavenger hunt recently and you can always count on them for Brew at the Zoo and Zoofari.

Candle pouring with Eleventh Candle Co at Polaris Mall or at their location in Worthington.

COSI After Dark- Oh COSI, thank you! Riley and I love your over 21 events. We are total nerds at heart, and I mean that in the most endearing way possible. We love COSI and sometimes it's fun to explore everything without all the little ones. We get to go at our pace and spend time somewhere besides Kid Space. Tickets aren't that expensive either - this is a go to date night for us.

Membership to the Columbus Museum of Art - this is a perfect gift for anyone! Endless possibilities here.

Candle Lab - Riley's family hosted a baby shower here and it was incredible. I wasn't sure if my husband was going to enjoy it because he normally just trusts me to pick out things like candles for our house, but he got really into it.


Pampering Gifts

Nail appointment from The Onyx Spot! Jee Jee is the best and she recently launched her own line of scrubs and oils..

A cleanse from Pure Pressed Juicery

Spa Day at Woodhouse Day Spa in Dublin (Total bonus points if it's a couples day at the spa)

A month (or more) at Barre3


Day trip or weekend trip to Hocking Hills - a romantic weekend away is a perfect gift.

Staycation at The Jospeh in the Short North - You will have the best time. The staff there truly cares about making your stay special - you can read about our Staycation in May here.


The Arts

Tickets to see a show at one of our many wonderful theatres in Columbus. The Nutcraker is a great one to go see around this time of year.

Tickets to a show at Shadow Box

Tickets to a class at Glass Axis - we love Glass Axis.

Tickets to see a favorite comedian at the Funny Bone

Class at Clayspace

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