Does that special someone on your Christmas shopping list have enough jewellery, tools, sweaters, ties, assorted knick-knacks and doodads to last two lifetimes? Well, try giving that person something truly special this holiday season – try giving the gift of memories.
Yes, finding the right gift for someone is always a challenge, no matter the occasion, but it always seems to be more difficult at Christmas because the pressure to find something truly meaningful is greatest then. Oh, and finding something for those “hard to buy for” people is the worst.
So why not make it easier on yourself this holiday season by giving the people on your shopping list the gift of fun and excitement? Give them a Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows experience that will provide a lifetime of memories, and prove once and for all that you are the most thoughtful gift-giver ever.
So much to do in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
Giving the gift of memories is a great idea, and there are so many ideas to choose from locally. The opportunities are endless, and no matter where the interests of those on your shopping list lie, chances are good you’ll find an experience they’ll be thrilled to receive.
If you have an arts lover on your list, it’s actually easy to shop for that person because there are so many great arts and culture events in any given year thanks to The ACT, and the prices vary depending on the shows chosen, so there’s something for every budget.
The same goes for the golfers in your life thanks to the terrific golf courses we can boast of locally, including Swan-e-Set Bay Resort, Meadow Gardens Golf Club, Pitt Meadows Golf Club, Golden Eagle Golf Course, Maple Ridge Golf Course, and even Hacker’s Haven. Buy a round of golf or find something useful or interesting in the pro shops. You could even buy a gift card so your golfer can go bash some balls at the Meadows Golf Centre.
Sports enthusiasts would likely enjoy a night out at a Maple Ridge Burrards lacrosse game, or a Maple Ridge Flames Junior B hockey game. The tickets are reasonable, and the family fun quotient is high.
Adventure lovers would surely enjoy a trip to Wildplay for some thrills in the woods, and it doesn’t cost much to put together a hike up into the local mountains on our fantastic hiking and walking trails – just the fixings for a great picnic, and maybe some good boots and socks. You could also put together a canoe or kayak adventure at Pitt Lake or Alouette Lake, where they rent canoes and kayaks at reasonable rates. And don’t forget about the skydiving and other opportunities for fun available at the Pitt Meadows Airport.
History buffs will definitely thank you for a day out at our local museums, including the Maple Ridge Museum, the Pitt Meadows Museum, and perhaps even afternoon tea at Haney House.
The foodies on your list are a snap to buy for given the wide choice of restaurants now available to us – from fine dining establishments to favourite lunch spots and everything in between. And for something a bit different, try booking a chef demonstration session at the Golden Ears Cheeseworks.
So many great gift adventures right here in Maple Ridge