11 Of The Best Experiential Holiday Gifts To Give This Season

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Shopping for someone who seemingly has everything might be one of the hardest things you have to do this holiday season. 

But the truth is, sometimes the loved one in your life just doesn’t need more stuff

The holidays are about making memories that last forever — and an impactful gift isn’t always something tangible; it’s the person behind the gift and the quality time spent together that’s most memorable. 

If you’re looking for a gift your loved ones won’t forget, this list of ideas is a great place to start and end your hunt. And the best part? You won’t need to spend an arm and a leg on any of these ideas. With a CAA Membership, you can score discounts on all of these experiences! Not a member? Join now and start saving on everything you need for the holidays.

Here are 11 of the best experiential holiday gifts to give this season: 

A Mirvish Show 

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When it comes to my parents, my go-to gift is always theatre tickets. But parents aren’t the only ones who love a good show, especially when there are so many great ones in town! With CAA Rewards, you can save up to 25% off tickets, plus free coffee and coat check for shows like Come From Away, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Room, Summer – The Donna Summer Musical, and more.  

But for big theatre buffs, we suggest splurging on a CAA Members package for season tickets to three must-see shows, which starts at just $135.99. 

A Night Of Comedy At The Second City 

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I smell a date night on the horizon! For an evening packed full of laughs, take your loved one to a show at The Second City. Known as the theatre where comedians like Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, and Bill Murray launched their careers, there’s nothing mediocre about a comedy show here.

This season, there are a ton of shows that you can get a discount for with your CAA Membership. When you buy tickets online, you can get deals on holiday specials like What The Elf?, a show that’s perfect for all ages; The Second City’s Unconventional Holiday Revue; and the ever-clever If I Could #Throwback Time.  

A Weekend Away In Niagara Falls 

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The holidays are a hectic time, which is why I’m suggesting a post-holiday weekend getaway (that won’t break the bank). Wind down by getting away with a loved one to Niagara Falls. With your CAA Rewards, you can score discounts on accommodation, attractions, and even car rentals. 

While there are tons of discounts in Niagara Falls to discover, I suggest an overnight stay at the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa, where you can save up to 15% and earn Honors Points, and a helicopter ride, which is 18-20% off when you book online with your CAA card number, for the most scenic views of the iconic falls. 

A Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concert 

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If you or your loved one has never heard the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, this will be a musical treat for the both of you. Throughout the year, CAA Members receive 20% off concert tickets to amazing performances, so get dressed up and make it a night to remember! 

The Ultimate Dining Card 

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For the foodie in your life, give the gift of good eats! This gift card can be used at over 1,000 restaurants across the country and can be used at fast-casual restaurants like Harvey’s and New York Fries, and sit-down favourites like Milestones and Swiss Chalet. It’s convenient, easy, and delicious, and you can get 5% off The Ultimate Dining Card when you buy through CAA Rewards

A Trip To Medieval Times 

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Whether it’s with a group of friends and family, or just you and your giftee, Medieval Times is a fun experience that’s sure to become an annual tradition. CAA Members can save 10% off tickets and earn 2.2% in CAA Dollars, so not only do you get dinner and a show, but you’ll earn back dollars that you can use on travel, renewing your CAA membership, discounted attraction tickets at CAA stores, and more. 

A Family-Friendly Day At LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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The kiddos in your life certainly appreciate any day spent with you, but a day at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre will make any day 10x better. For the entire month of December, the centre will feature The Ultimate Indoor LEGO Playground with two rides, 10 LEGO build zones, a 4D Cinema, and much more. Make their winter break one worth bragging to schoolmates about and grab tickets for 40% off with your CAA membership

A Motorsport Show Your Giftee Will Never Forget 

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If someone on your holiday list loves to rally, then tickets to Monster Jam will get them revved up! Tickets to the show, where you can cheer on some of the best Monster Truck drivers in the world, are 20% off through CAA Rewards. And while the Hamilton shows don’t start until April, it will give you and your giftee something to look forward to during the greyest days of the year. 

A Ride Up Toronto’s Tallest Structure 

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Most of us have seen the CN Tower, but not everyone has had the experience of riding up it. Let your giftee be a tourist in their own city with tickets to one of the world’s largest structures. You can save 10% on general admission tickets and bring your giftee up 553 metres to view the city in a way they’ve never experienced it before.

A Day Of Bouncing Around 

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Sky Zone

Even the most serious of giftees will be able to let loose with this fun idea. Sky Zone Trampoline Park features trampolines, a trampoline dodgeball park, SkySlam, and more, making it the perfect gift for a group of family or friends looking to do something different. Bounce around with your loved ones and show off your moves for less over the holidays — CAA Members can buy one 60-minute jump time ticket and get one free

Nights At The Movies 

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If you know someone that’s obsessed with movies, CAA’s current deal is one you don’t want to miss out on. Head to any CAA Store where you can grab four Cineplex tickets for just $34 + tax until December 31. With a deal like this, you can afford to make movie tickets the most-wanted stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift with your CAA Membership number. And if you don’t have a CAA Membership yet, join here.

To get these deals on experiential holiday gifts and more, just visit the CAA Rewards website with your CAA Membership number. And if you don’t have a CAA Membership yet, join here.

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