2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Experience Gifts

What could be a better gift than giving someone an experience, whether it’s an adventure or a massage? Here are a few you can’t miss.

Signature Facial, $225

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Abbie Rodriguez

Glow Skin Marin

A Marin native, Abbie Rodriguez has been a professional esthetician for 22 years and has finally graced Marin with her own studio in Larkspur. The most popular menu item: The Signature Facial, designed to help you maintain an impeccable complexion throughout the winter months.

VW Bus Wine Tours; From $99

Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg

When a daytrip to wine country with the girls is in order, snag a seat on one of West Wine Tours’ highly Instagrammable VW Buses — or book the whole bus. Tours stop at three wineries, and a picnic lunch is included.

Massage for One Year, From $150

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Paid Partnership

Making a commitment to regular bodywork can change your chronic conditions. Kari Iverson (CMT, RYT) is a popular massage therapist, working in Marin with her company, HELLO Modern Massage. Known for her uniquely detailed deep tissue work, Iverson helps clients overcome chronic neck and shoulder pain and return to the activities they love. Gift certificates available. 415.823.2155, Mill Valley

Master Class With Matt Horn; From $5,000

Horn Barbecue, Oakland

In this one-on-one master class, celebrated pitmaster Matt Horn shares his expert technique for smoking brisket. After class, enjoy a celebratory meal featuring bourbon pairings and take home Horn’s personal spice rub.

Prenatal Yoga Pod, $95/month

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Yoga Mama Co-op

For the yogi-mother-to-be, Yoga Mama Co-op’s prenatal yoga pod program includes eight livestream yoga classes per month with instructor Amber Charne and the same group of expectant moms. 

Sausalito SUP Tour, $85


sea trek

Give the gift of paddling with an adventure from SeaTrek. On the SUP tour, paddle past the houseboats in Sausalito and wildlife in including harbor seals, sea lions, pelicans and more.

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