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A guide to Kansas City’s best giftable experiences

We’re serving up some experience gifts so you have one less thing to wrap.

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Uhhh, we don’t think you can wrap this.

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We love to think our presents will be up on the mantelpiece forever. But let’s face it: some things are destined to add to our closet clutter. (Unless it’s from our KC small biz gift guide, of course.)

It’s been on-trend for a while to offer experiences, rather than things, for gifts. To help you level up your gift-giving game this holiday season, check out our curated list of giftable experiences so you can sleigh the holidays.

For the game night fanatic

  • FlipSwitch VR | Open daily, hours vary | 2021 Washington St. C, KCMO | $60+ (minimum two people) | Take family game night to a whole new dimension with a virtual reality quest.
  • Game Show Battle Rooms | Open daily, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. | 10520 Metcalf Ln., Overland Park, KS | Prices vary | $220+ (minimum six people) | Try your hand at this showdown game show experience sans Vanna White.
  • BRKTHROUGH | Open daily, hours vary | 6403 W 135th St. Ste. E4, Overland Park, KS | $60+ (minimum two people) | Down a pint from the 20-option self-pour wall + get locked in a room with your favorite people.

For the foodie

  • The Culinary Center of Kansas City | Dates vary | 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | Prices vary | Have fun with other foodies while learning new techniques and recipes.
  • Corvino Tasting Room | Thursday-Sunday, 7 p.m. | 1830 Walnut St., KCMO | $150+ | Experience the theater of an open kitchen alongside a 10-course menu.
  • Tour the J. Rieger Distillery | Open daily, hours vary | 2700 Guinotte Ave., KCMO | $20+ | Purchase a tour pass here, and give the gift of tasting local spirits.

For the sports lover

  • Puttery | Open daily, hours vary | 612 W. 47th St. Ste 140, KCMO | $25+ | PGA-worthy players and casual drinkers unite at this swinging put-put bar.
  • Super Smash KC | Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | 7360 W. 162nd St., Stilwell, KS | $30+ | Anyone 5+ can throw a healthy tantrum in this smash-it-all extravaganza (safety gear provided).
  • Urban Hikes KC | Dates + times vary | Multiple locations | $38+ | Want to dive deeper into the local experience? Try one of Urban Hikes KC’s themed outings (or expedition for free with our guide here).

For the artist

  • Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Membership | Hours vary | 4525 Oak St., KCMO | $70+ | This year-long membership is the perfect gift for the art-lover in your life — with perks like free parking, admission to featured exhibits, and discounts on studio classes.
  • Belger Arts Class | Dates vary | 2100 Walnut Ave., KCMO | $100+ | Looking for something you can do together? Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel or try your hand at glassblowing.
  • The Tipsy Red Fox | Dates vary | 2300 Independence Ave., KCMO | Prices vary | This experience is all about having fun — hence the BYOB.

For the theater-head

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