Outside-the-Box Holiday Gift Ideas for Family, Friends, or Colleagues Who Are Blind or Low Vision 

Wrapped gifts surrounded by Christmas ornaments and pine cones

Experience gifts have become popular in recent years as people shift away from giving material items. Sharing or gifting experiences can provide a lifetime of memories. 

When we give a gift, we hope it will be meaningful and impactful for the recipient. You may have fond memories of a childhood activity with a family member, a trip or staycation, a visit to your favorite restaurant, or a special date night. As you reflect on warm memories, consider what your gift recipient would look back on fondly. 

If you’re new to the idea of gifting experiences, don’t worry.

It can be just as rewarding as giving a material gift. Depending on the recipient’s interests, you can choose from many different experiences. As a bonus, you can hear about their experience after the event. Here are a few ideas: 

  • Tickets to the movies, a museum, a concert, a sporting event, the zoo, or a play 
  • A gift certificate for a massage, facial, or other spa treatment 
  • A cooking class 
  • A wine-tasting or brewery tour 
  • A lesson in a new skill, such as dancing or a musical instrument 
  • A weekend getaway to a nearby city or town 
  • Time exploring, creating, or learning together 

No matter what experience you choose, make sure it is something that the recipient will enjoy and appreciate. After all, the best gifts are the ones that create lasting positive memories. 

Two-Part Gifting Webinar 

We invite you to join us for a two-part webinar where we share our favorite gift ideas and experiences you may consider as an alternative to a gift or item. In our first webinar on November 14, 2023, at 3:00 PM Eastern, we will share ideas for all things digital, including music, reading, and more. We will share gift ideas for hobbies, sports, and more in our second webinar on November 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM Eastern. Both webinars will discuss trendy, new gifts and some fun experiences to consider. Our webinars will cover ideas for all ages, from young children to adults.  

Whether this is your first holiday season gifting to someone who is blind or has low vision, or you’re an old pro, consider joining this two-part webinar to discover the latest gifts and new experiences to give.