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Experiences from Erie - 19 Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything

Friday Dec 1st, 2023

This season make short work of your long holiday gift list and give the gift of memories, connection, and experiences with Experiences from Erie holiday gift packs! Select from unique gift experience ideas, discounts, and special packages designed exclusively by Erie-based businesses. Enjoy tastes of local flavors, hands-on experiences, and enjoyable family outings that will elevate the power of gift-giving and create cherished memories the important people in your life will truly treasure.

Complete Experiences from Erie holiday gift details, prices, and purchasing instructions are at visiterie.com/erieholidaygiftpacks.

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  1. Asbury Woods Private Maple Experience: Walk through Asbury Woods sugar bush, tap a tree, taste sap, and visit a working sugar shack. This package is good for a group of six people.
  2. ASCEND Erie Rock Climbing Experience for Two: This is a special all-inclusive day pass for two people to visit Erie’s newest attraction for the price of one. Rental equipment is included.
  3. Erie Apparel: Get 814 and Erie-themed gear for the entire family and take advantage of a special 15% holiday discount.
  4. Erie SeaWolves Holiday 4-Pack: Cheer on the reigning Eastern League Champion Erie SeaWolves in 2024. The holiday pack includes a voucher redeemable for four (4) lower box seats and a $40 food and beverage card.
  5. Escape Game Erie: Experience any of the six themed rooms at Escape Game Erie. For this package, receive a $100 gift card (good for 4 tickets) and four Escape Game Erie t-shirts.
  6. Flagship Niagara League Sailing Experience: Give the gift of memories spent sailing aboard the Lettie G. Howard historic tall ship in Lake Erie.
  7. Glass Growers Gallery Gift Bundle: Each bundle comes with one paint-by-number activity kit, a snack-size puzzle, a magic wand, and an Erie mug.
  8. Port Farms Discounts: Give the gift of farm fun and save 20% on Port Farms gift cards.
  9. Splash Lagoon Future Fun Voucher: Buy now and stay later! This package includes a voucher for four passes to Splash Lagoon, an overnight stay at a connecting hotel, and a deluxe continental breakfast.
  10. Asbury Woods Private Honey Talk + Wine Pairing: Taste the fruits of nature in this immersive experience. This package for four includes a brief lecture on honeybees, a visit to the indoor beehive, followed by a honey, cheese, and wine pairing.
  11. Behind the Scenes at Donatos Pizza: Take a behind-the-scenes tour at any three Donatos locations plus create your own individual pizza with unlimited toppings.
  12. Pulakos Chocolates Chocolate Lovers Choice: With this gift, you can build a custom 16-piece box, selecting from an expansive case of caramels, truffles, nuts, and more. This package also includes a bag of sponge candy, a Smiley chocolate sucker, and a milk chocolate candy bar.
  13. Purrista Cat Café Cats and Snacks Experience: This two-person experience includes one hour in the Purrista Cat Lounge hanging with adoptable rescue cats from Because You Care, a baked good and cafe drink of your choice, plus a special surprise gift.
  14. Victorian Princess Dinner Cruise Discount: Enjoy dinner with a view on beautiful Presque Isle Bay, courtesy of the Victorian Princess. This package features $5 off all 2024 dinner cruises.
  15. Allen Stoneware Gallery Pottery Class: In this two-hour session, each participant will experience the potter’s wheel with an instructor and make two pottery pieces.
  16. Board and Brush Workshop: Explore your creative side with a gift certificate for any one Pick Your Project Workshop at a discounted price.
  17. Spencer House Bed & Breakfast Rejuvenating Getaway: Get a gift certificate that includes an overnight stay at the historic Spencer House, couples massage, home-cooked breakfast, and a box of local chocolates.
  18. Monacella Massage: Buy a 60-minute massage gift certificate and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a 90-minute massage session.
  19. Your Sailing Adventure Romance and Relaxation Experience: This package includes a one-hour sailboat ride along the Lake Erie shoreline and a 60-minute couples massage.

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Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.