Has your holiday shopping list left you feeling stumped? Relax. Our holiday elves have been busy investigating gifting options in Hamilton Halton Brant and they’ve found 7 delightful options that are sure to thrill loved ones at all ages and stages gathered around your tree this year.
For the Adrenalin Junkie
Thrill them with an indoor skydiving adventure at iFLY Toronto, which is actually located just off the QEW in Oakville. Kids as young as four can get a taste of the thrills experienced by skydivers during the free-fall portion of their jump in a completely safe and supervised environment. Gift packages start as low as $72. Order now.
For the Animal Fanatic
Wake Up The Wild is a two-hour experience that offers access to the African Lion Safari before the park opens to the public. Participants are treated to an open-air truck tour led by an expert Game Warden guide and get within a metre of endangered rhino, zebra and ostrich, hand-feed Canada’s largest herd of giraffe, watch lions during their most active period of the day and enjoy exclusive photography opportunities for that always important selfie! Wake Up The Wild is offered from June through September for ages eight and up.
Read a blogger’s account of his Wake Up The Wild adventure here.
For the Disney Fan
Tickets to Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure in at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre in March will take your favourite kids on a magical journey to the African Pride Lands with Simba, Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom and London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to meet up with Tinker Bell. Order tickets now.
For the Nature Lover
A Grand River Parks membership gives your favourite outdoor enthusiast a whole year’s worth of fresh air fun at Grand River Conservation Authority’s 11 parks for just $125. The membership allows the card holder and up to six guests to access any Grand River park for free and also includes vouchers for free equipment rentals, pool passes and more. Order your pass now.
For the Flight Fanatic
Purchase your favourite aviation addict an upgraded membership to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and send them on a flight they’ll never forget. In addition to free admission to the museum, members can book a flight in the storied Avro Lancaster, a Beechcraft Expeditor, the de Havilland Canada Chipmunk, the de Havilland Tiger Moth and more. Order your membership here. Preview flight experiences here.
For the Designer Diva
Mohawk Inn’s Shop and Stay Package includes overnight accommodation for two, a $20 meal voucher, $20 in casino vouchers for OLG Mohawk Slots and a VIP Coupon book for Toronto Premium Outlets (just a 12-minute drive away) that offers serious savings on designer deals at this amazing mall. Score this deal.
For the Budding Green Thumb
The Junior Masters Gardeners Club at Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens is a special program offered twice a month on Saturday mornings between January and April. Participants between seven and 13 years of age will learn all about gardening in the “secret” RBG greenhouses, including seed saving, growing winter vegetables and making healthy snacks with them – all for just $100. Get details and register here.