A guide to Columbia, SC’s best giftable experiences

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Give the gift of plane tickets and fly out of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) | Photo provided

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We love to think our presents will be up on the mantelpiece forever. But let’s face it: some things are destined to add to our closet clutter. (Unless it’s from our Columbia gift guide, of course.)

It’s been on-trend for a while to offer experiences, rather than things, for gifts. To help you level up your gift-giving game this holiday season, check out our curated list of giftable experiences so you can sleigh the holidays.

For the adventurer:

  • Your bike-friendly friends (or college students) would be spoked to receive a Blue Bike SC membership so they can peddle around the Soda City.
  • Support conservation and give the gift of free admission, guest passes, discounts, and more when you buy a family in your life a Riverbanks Zoo membership.

For the artist:

  • Purchase a membership to the Columbia Museum of Art for your art-loving friends. Psst, Use code GIFT20 to get 20% off any gift of general membership through December 31.
  • Choose between seven options when purchasing a Nickelodeon Theatre membership. Support a local theater and get discounts (or free) tickets, popcorn, drinks, and more.
  • Book a pottery class at State of The Art Gallery and Pottery Studio. You never know what new hobby you’ll unlock.

For the sports fanatic:

  • Give the gift that keeps giving to the whole family when you purchase season tickets to see Columbia Fireflies’ gamesoffered for half or full season.
  • Calling all GamecocksBuy a set of tickets or season tickets for any of USC’s sports offerings.

For the lifelong student:

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