Gift cards and experiences are a great gift for anyone on your list! From adventures to spa days and memberships to hotel stays, we’ll help you’ll find a great West Michigan experience to give this holiday season.
1. Looking for a unique gift to give this year? Purchase a gift certificate for an educational sail on the 77′ schooner Inland Seas! Your gift recipient can choose from five science sails and three specialty sails that fit their schedule and interest. Programs take place in Suttons Bay and Traverse City. More information on the types of sails can be found at the Inland Seas Education Association’s website.
2. Give the gift of relaxation! Gift cards are available for The Spa at Inn at Bay Harbor, named the Most Beautiful Spa in Michigan. Pamper that special someone with a Petoskey Hot Stone massage, or Afternoon Tea at the spa.
3. Looking for a gift for the daredevil in your life? Give them a unique experience by purchasing a gift card to Bundy Hill Offroad in Jerome, where they explore one of Michigan’s largest privately owned off-road adventure parks. The park is full of winding wooded trails, sand, rock crawling, gravel hills, mud pits, and more!
4. The Pine River Paddlesports Center in Wellston, is offering guided winter rafting trips down the gorgeous Pine River! After your rafting trip through the winter wonderland, check out the optional riverside hike you and your crew can do to make your outdoor adventure last even longer. With the trees covered with snow and the quietness of winter in the river valley, it is truly a unique experience.
6. Drummond Island Resort has great gifts available, including a variety of clothing items, brand new wine tumblers, and resort gift cards to let your recipient experience this unique U.P. destination.
7. A Binder Park Zoo membership is the purr-fect holiday gift! Membership includes an entire year to “go wild and go often” that includes free parking and discounts in the zoo restaurants and gift shops. Don’t forget the reciprocal benefit of free or discounted admission at participating AZA accredited zoos, too! Plus, your gift gives twice because it also helps support animal care at the zoo.
8. Treat a beer aficionado with a gift certificate for a tour with West Michigan Beer Tours! Your loved one will enjoy a great walking or biking tour in either Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, with plenty of local beer samples along the way!
10. The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is returning to Benton Harbor in 2022! Now is a great time to purchase tickets as a gift, with great holiday ticket pricing and packages available. Gift boxes include a Championship hat, souvenir ticket, gift card for golf, and a holiday card for personalization, all presented in a holiday commemorative box for easy gift giving.
11. Give the reader in your life tickets for the National Writers Series in Traverse City! They’ll be kicking off their 2022 Winter/Spring season this January with another array of amazing authors. Sign up for their weekly newsletter to get information on all of this season’s events, both virtual via Zoom and in-person at the City Opera House.
Gift Card Bonuses
Gift one, get one! Here are some great West Michigan businesses that offer bonuses with your purchase of a gift card.
- Bay Pointe Inn, Shelbyville
- Now through December 31, when you buy $100 in gift cards, you’ll get $25 back. Purchase gift cards online here.
- High Caliber Karting and Entertainment, Okemos
- Get a $5 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift certificate, or a $15 bonus with purchase of a $100 gift certificate. Buy your e-certificate here.
- Redwater Restaurants, West Michigan
- Through December 31, receive a $20 RedWater Restaurant bonus card for every $100 you purchase in RedWater gift cards! Bonus cards are valid from 1/1/2022–3/31/2022. See more details here.
- Restaurants include Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant (Holland), The Butler (Saugatuck), Cork Wine & Grille (Cascade), FireRock Grille (Caledonia), Gravity Taphouse Grille (Grand Rapids), RedRock Grille (Holland), Reds at Thousand Oaks (N. Grand Rapids), Rush Creek Bistro (Grandville), and Vintage Prime & Seafood (Cascade).
- Double JJ Resort, Rothbury
- Buy a gift card of $100 or more, and receive up to six waterpark passes and six mini golf passes! Find all the details here.
- Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City
- Receive a $10 bonus gift card for every $100 worth of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa gift cards that you purchase, up to $1,000. Gift cards can be conveniently purchased here.
- Hotel Walloon and Walloon Lake Inn, Walloon Lake
- Request a Hotel Walloon gift certificate of $500 or more and receive a $50 Walloon Lake Inn gift certificate. Call (231) 535-5000 to reserve this offer.
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