What do you get the person who has everything, or someone who doesn’t want material items? The answer is simple: the gift of an experience. This holiday season, consider supporting these local businesses by purchasing classes or gift cards for your loved ones.
The Axe House Annapolis
The Axe House Annapolis, a new addition to Park Plaza, is the perfect experience for your thrill-seeking friends. Axe-throwing has become all the rage at renaissance festivals and fairs, but now the activity is available closer to home. The Axe House offers large and small party bookings, one-hour reservations, two-hour reservations and gift card options. With a variety of weapons and a dedication to fun, The Axe House is an experience for people ages 4 to 104. There is no minimum age requirement, but you must be older than 16 to throw without adult supervision.
To learn more, visit www.axehouseannapolis.com.
The Blended Essentials
The Blended Essentials offers material gifts in addition to classes and studio times for all ages. Schedule a studio time to make candles, wax melts, soaps, room/linen sprays, bath bombs, salt scrubs, sugar scrubs and more. The Blended Essentials also has specialty classes and enrichment experiences for children. Book a spot in a specific class or give your loved one a gift card to cash in at any time. To learn more, visit www.theblendedessentials.com.
Creative Force Dance Center
The staff at Creative Force Dance Center (CDFC) strives to inspire confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, problem-solving skills and commitment in their students in addition to building their dance skills. CDFC currently offers in-person and virtual classes in jazz, ballet, strength and stretching, hip-hop, contemporary, acrobatic and even classes for homeschool students.
CDFC offers a variety of monthly tuition options for year-long classes, including $30 a month for a 30-minute class, $45 a month for a 45-minute class, $60 a month for 60 minutes, $75 a month for 75 minutes, $90 a month for 90 minutes and $385 a month for unlimited classes. There are discounts available for students enrolled in more than three classes, a sibling discount and military families discount, though restrictions may apply and only one discount is available per family. To learn more, visit www.creativeforcedance.com.
Do your loved ones enjoy riddles and puzzles? EscapeTime escape rooms may be the perfect gift. Gift certificates are available for gifting. EscapeTime has locations in Annapolis and Severna Park. In Severna Park, Area 51, A FROZEN Fairy tale and GHOST SHIP rooms are currently available. Other themes are available at the Annapolis location. To learn more, visit www.escapetimemd.com.
Image Creators Salon & Spa
A trip to the spa could be a great boost for anyone in need of relaxation. Image Creators Salon & Spa offers natural treatment to soothe sore muscles, relieve stress and enhance well-being. With a gift card to Image Creators, your loved one can ease their mind, body and spirit with refreshing herbal body wraps, customized massage, soothing aromatherapy, rejuvenating facials and professional salon services. For more information, visit www.imagecreatorssalonandspa.com.
Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi
Give the gift of health and wellness with kung fu and tai chi. With both adult and kids classes, the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi offers gift opportunities for all ages. For more information, visit www.jingying.org.
A studio located in Pasadena, Pic-N-Paint Pottery allows art lovers to choose a ceramic piece, sketch a design, select an underglaze and paint the piece. The finished products make great personalized gifts, but the experience is also a treat. To learn more about gift certificates, go to www.picnpaintpottery.com.
Tempee Warmack Guitar Lessons
Tempee Warmack’s guitar, bass and ukulele lessons are the perfect gift for any music lover. Based in Pasadena, Warmack offers in-person and virtual private lessons for people of all ages. Warmack has more than 20 years of experience as a musician and 15 years as an instructor. For more information, visit www.tempeewarmack.com.