December 18, 2023

50 CHRISTMAS GIFT EXPERIENCES YOU CAN FIND ONLY IN REDDING

Santa crossing the street in downtown in Redding

This holiday season, give the gift of unique experiences in the beautiful northern California city of Redding, California. Redding offers diverse activities for individuals, couples, families, and friends, from thrilling adventures to cultural and foodie delights.

Explore 50 gift experiences and create lasting memories for your loved ones!

 

GIFTS FOR ADVENTURE SEEKERS:

1. Shasta Caverns Tour

For: Families, Individuals
Description: Explore the stunning Lake Shasta Caverns guided by local caving experts. General admission is  $40, or consider giving an annual pass for a gift that gives all year.

2. National Parks Pass

For: Adventure Lovers, Families, Individuals
Description: Access all national parks for a year with an $80 pass covering entrance fees, which includes access to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Discounts are available for seniors, military, and permanently disabled residents.

Biking to Whiskeytown

3. Whiskeytown National Recreation Pass

For: Adventure Lovers, Families, Individuals
Description: Gift a year of outdoor discovery with the Whiskeytown Multipark Pass. Priced at $55, it grants unlimited access to Whiskeytown NRA, Lassen Volcanic NP, Crater Lake NP, and Lava Beds National Monument.

4. Guided Fly Fishing Experience

For: Adventure Enthusiasts, Men, Women, Teens
Description: Gift a guided fly fishing experience with The Trinity Guide, The Fly Shop, or other fishing guide services in Redding. Contact individual guides for pricing.

5. Headwaters Adventure Co. Rentals

For: Water Adventure Enthusiasts
Description: Kayak, SUP, or raft on the Sacramento River or Whiskeytown Lake with your friend or family member. Check the website for rental pricing.

6. Redding Yacht Club Membership

For: Families, Couples, Adventure Seekers
Description: Access vessels at Whiskeytown Lake all year long without the hassle of owning, storing, or maintaining a sailboat. Annual memberships range from $150 to $300/year.

7. Fun Factory Rentals 

For: Adventure Seekers
Description: Some say that exploring the beauty of Northern California is best done at full speed! Why not give gift certificates for snowmobiling or powerboating adventures?

8. Mt. Shasta Ski Park Pass

For: Teens, Individuals, Adventure Enthusiasts
Description: Give lift tickets, lessons, or full-season passes for a memorable winter adventure.

9. Lemurian Classic Registration

For: Adventure Biking Enthusiasts
Description: Register the avid cyclist in your life for cross-country or chainless downhill bike races—an exciting gift for biking enthusiasts.

10. Sports Ltd. Adventure Gear Rental

For: Adventurers, Teens, Individuals
Description: Gear them up for their next adventure with Sports Ltd! From bikes and helmets to skis and snowboards, they can find everything they need in one place.

11. Air Shasta Helicopter Tours

For: Adventure Lovers
Description: Let them experience the beauty of Redding from the sky with options like the Sundial Bridge Tour, the Shasta Dam Tour, or custom adventures.

12. Adventure Challenge Scratch-Off Books

For: Family, Couples, Kids, Individuals
Description: Scratch off and reveal exciting adventures with these curated books from a company that was birthed in Redding!

THE GIFT OF FAMILY FUN:

13. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Membership

For: Families, Kids
Description: Enjoy the museum, animal programs, forest camp, and gardens. Memberships start at $40/year for students or $90 for a family of 6.

14. Waterworks Park Annual Pass

For: Teens, Kids
Description: Enjoy unlimited visits to Waterworks Park with special perks. Take advantage of the $59.95 Christmas special until December 31.

15. Shasta Rock Club Membership

For: Families, Teens, Kids
Description: Share the best indoor rock climbing in Redding. Memberships start at $35/month.

A guy riding a Redding Bikeshare ebike through downtown Redding

16. Redding Bikeshare Pass

For: Teens, Family
Description: With pedal-assist bikes and user-friendly technology, this is the perfect gift for teens and families. Give the gift of exploration on two wheels with an annual pass for $125 or a 30-day pass for $30.

17. Area 151

For: Teens, Gamers
Description: Teens will love this modern VR zone with immersive experiences. Pricing varies per player.

A couple roller skating at Viking Skate Country in Redding, CA

Photo Credit: Hannah Lillian Photo

18. Viking Skate Country

For: Kids, Teens, Families, Individuals
Description: Who doesn’t love roller skating? Throw in full concessions and some tunes, and you’ve got a timeless Redding favorite.

19. Extreme Escape Redding

For: Family, Teens, Couples
Description: Give the gift of live-action escape games! Try the festive Santa’s Scout room for a Christmas twist. $25/person.

20. Schreder Planetarium Tickets

For: Kids, Science Lovers
Description: Share the wonder of the planetarium with public evening programs and kids’ nights for $10/person.

A guy golfing at Aqua Golf in Redding, CA

21. Aqua Golf Driving Range

For: Teens, Families, Couples
Description: Something the whole family can do! Enjoy Aqua Golf on the Sacramento River. Call (530) 244-4643 for pricing and information.

22. Bowling Night Out

For: Families, Couples
Description: It’s hard to beat the excitement of bowling with interactive games and black light nights. There are two bowling alleys to choose from, Country Bowl or Shasta Lanes.

23. Rare Air Trampoline Park

For: Kids, Family
Description: Treat them to an adventure that defies gravity! Redding’s premier indoor family fun facility awaits, offering dodgeball arenas, a cool rock climbing wall, an airbag pit, a slam dunk court, and the Junior Zone.

24. Oasis Fun Center

For: Kids, Teens, Family
Description: Choose from activities like miniature golf, go-carts, laser tag, and more, including a special holiday treat—Golf Course of Lights and Rainbow Road Go Carts, open until January 15th, with a festive Christmas Day opening from 5 PM to 9 PM.

25. Timberlord’s Axe Throwing Range

For: Family, Teens, Individuals
Description: Gift the excitement of axe throwing, perfect for family fun nights, teen adventures, or lively singles’ experiences.

26. Redding VR

For: Teens, Gamers
Description: Bring new worlds and adventures to their doorstep with a mobile VR service that defies the limits of reality.

Outdoor Concert on Civic Lawn

Gifts for Arts & Culture Connoisseurs:

 

27. Redding Civic Auditorium Concert Tickets

For: Family, Concert Lovers, Couples, Individuals
Description: Gift tickets to live performances from comedy to dance at Redding Civic Auditorium. Here’s a tip: Amy Grant is coming to Redding in February!

28. Redding Theatre Tickets

For: Family, Couples, Individuals
Description: Give the gift of live entertainment with a choice of venues, including Riverfront Playhouse, Axiom Repertory Theatre, Cascade Theatre, Redding Performing Arts Center, and New Stages Theatre Company.

29. Sundial Studios Mix & Master Session

For: Aspiring Artists & Romantics
Description: Local legend Jesse Lawson offers mix & master sessions for a unique and personal gift. Contact for pricing.

30. Form Ceramics Classes

For: Artsy Individuals, Kids, Teens, Couples
Description: Learn ceramics with pottery classes for beginners and intermediate levels. Gift a pottery date for two for $75.

31. All Fired Up Ceramics Studio

For: Artsy Individuals, Kids, Teens
Description: The kids on your list will love painting ceramics—no reservations required. Painted pieces will be fired and ready for pickup in about a week.

A cowboy on a bucking Bronco at the Redding Rodeo

32. Redding Rodeo Tickets

For: Family, Individuals
Description: Experience the thrill of the 76th Redding Rodeo in May 2024. Check their website for events and ticket pricing.

33. Shelby Wandrey Art Studio Classes (currently closed)

For: Artsy Individuals, Teens, Women
Description: Art classes for teens and adults, including private lessons. Choose from oil painting, silversmithing, and more.

34. Gather Downtown Arts & Crafts Events

For: Artsy Individuals
Description: Gift a crafty class at Gather Downtown and make memories (and unique art) together!

35. Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival Tickets

For: Adventure Enthusiasts, Movie Lovers
Description: Celebrate outdoor adventure sports and mountain culture at the Cascade Theatre. Tickets $10.

Relaxation and Wellness Gifts:

36. Couples Massages

For: Lovers
Description: Relax with a couples massage at either Urban Retreat or Rose Mountain Healing Arts, both with a view of the Sacramento River.

Women doing barre exercises in Redding

37. Mind-Body Studios

For: Women
Description: Give the gift of movement with classes like reformer pilates, barre, and yoga. A simple Google search will yield many more options! Perfect for New Year’s wellness goals.

38. Everbloom Skincare Facials

For: Women, Teens
Description: Skincare services with a holistic focus. Gift a rejuvenating experience for the woman or teen in your life. Josie’s a clear skin expert!

Katie Walden, owner of Floranthropist, creating a floral arrangement

39. Flowers from Floranthrapist

For: Moms, Wives
Description: Houseplants and fresh flowers make for a lasting and beautiful gift curated by the creative ladies at Floranthropist Flower Studio.

40. Urban Retreat Spa Day

For: Women
Description: Let the special lady in your life indulge in a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with full spa services and packages offered alongside the beautiful and serene Sacramento River.

Gifts for Travelers:

41. Hotel Stay or Local Getaway

For: Couples, Individuals, Families
Description: Surprise your loved ones with a local escape! Whether it’s a cozy couple’s retreat or a family adventure, a relaxing staycation is the perfect gift.

Family checking in at a Redding hotel

42. Avelo Flights to Redding

For: Family, Individuals
Description: Elevate their travel experience from southern California with an Avelo flight to Redding. Fly in or out every Monday and Friday for an affordable getaway from Burbank.

Gifts for Foodies:

43. Restaurant Gift Certificates

For: Foodies, Family, Couples, Individuals
Description: Explore Redding’s local eats with restaurant gift certificates.

44. Coffee Shop Gift Certificates

For: Coffee Enthusiasts
Description: Discover Redding’s unique coffee shops and Redding roasters.

Four people clinking beer glasses in Redding

45. Breweries Exploration

For: Craft Beer Enthusiasts
Description: Have a beer connoisseur on your list? Let them taste their way through Redding’s craft beer scene with gift certificates to their favorite breweries.

46. Cask & Cleaver Charcuterie Co.

For: Foodies, Couples
Description: Impress with world-class cheese and charcuterie selections. Perfect for picnics, date nights, or hosting a party.

47. Saturday Brunch at the Post Office Saloon

For: Mom & Dad, Family
Description: Gift an all-you-can-eat brunch with unlimited mimosas at Post Office Saloon & Grill for $40/person.

48. Cooking Classes at Sizzles Kitchen

For: Foodies, Individuals, Couples
Description: Your favorite foodies will love these hands-on cooking classes with Chef Pam Buono. Contact Pam directly about options for gift certificates and future classes.

West Side Wine and Hops PC Visit Redding

49. Wine Tasting 

For: Wine Aficianados
Description: What oenophile wouldn’t love a gift certificate to a Redding wine-tasting room? From the recently-opened New Clairvaux Vineyard tasting room to Moseley Tasting Room and The Grape Escape to Westside Wines & Hops, these are just a few examples of places to sample wine in Redding.

50. Taste & See/Cinders Night Out

For: Family, Couples
Description: Give the gift of dinner and dessert all under one roof. Ice cream like you can’t find anywhere else at Taste & See. Some of the best pizza & salads in town at Cinders.

Treat someone special to lasting memories with a gift tailored to their unique interests and passions by exploring some of these Redding suggestions. Create a memorable holiday by gifting adventures!

For more holiday fun, see our 2023 Redding Holiday Events Guide.

 

 

 

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