Experience Gift Guide

Sometimes the best gifts come in tiny (gift card sized) packages. Giving the gift of an experience is like giving the gift of memories for years to come. We love our local retail community and encourage you to shop locally this holiday season and all year. However, sometimes you’re looking for something different – and that’s where these experiences come in! Browse the ideas below as you complete your holiday shopping, you never know what could be the perfect fit for someone on your list! COVID-19: We understand that due to current regulations, some of these may not be currently open, but they all need your support now more than ever before. Gift an IOU, or reach out to the organizations directly to discuss your options

Arts & Entertainment

Kid’s play room at Stearns History Museum

Paramount Center for the Arts: Purchase Paramount gift cards online here to give the gift of live theater and entertainment!

Pioneer Place on Fifth: From music to theater, a gift card to Pioneer Place Theatre is the gift of everlasting entertainment and memories. 

Bruno Press: Learn the basics of the art of letterpress with a gift card to a workshop at Bruno Press!

Stearns History Museum: Give the gift of an annual membership to Stearns History Museum for a whole year of exploration, education, and even discounts and deals.

Lucent Movement ArtsFeaturing classes on everything from aerial arts to burlesque classes, a gift card for Lucent Movement Arts is guaranteed to bring fun and good feelings.

MMG Workshop: Give the gift of creativity! Purchase a gift card for MMG Workshop for later use at a pallet painting event of your own with all of your friends.

Food & Drink

Local Restaurant Gift Cards: Now more than ever, local restaurants need your support. Click here to view all area restaurants and find the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list. 

Brewery/Winery Tours: Give your friends something to look forwards to when restrictions are lifted, and gift a private brewery/winery tour at one of our local establishments. 

Redhead Creamery: Give the gift of a behind-the-scenes experience to see the whole process of cheese being made at Redhead Creamery!

Kids & Families

Blacklight Adventures: Kids of all ages will love playing laser tag, doing virtual reality, attempting the escape room and more – purchase your gift card online!

Granite City Jump: A great gift for the kiddos, you can purchase gift cards over the phone by calling 763-772-3424. 

AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Ninja Warrior CoursePurchase gift cards online to experience the ninja course, trampoline park, and new virtual reality booths!

Skatin’ Place: Give the gift of retro fun with a gift card to The Skatin’ Place to use at a later date! Call 320-252-8123 to order yours.

Hemker Park & Zoo: Have someone on your list who lives on the wild side? Single day tickets or season passes are available for purchase online!

Indoor Fun 

Southway Bowl: 

Parkwood Cinema: Not only can you purchase movie gift cards, you can also purchase movie treat package that include popcorn and candy PLUS movie tickets! 

United States Axe: For the adventurous type, gift them a new experience: axe throwing at United States Axe! Order gift cards and merch here.

Escape Rooms: Gift cards are available for purchase from Riddler’s Escape. St. Cloud Escape Rooms also offers gift cards, plus unique online escape room experiences!

Sports & Outdoors

Clearwater Outfitting
Clear Waters Outfitting

Powder Ridge: Central MN’s skiing, snowboarding and sledding hot spot! Season or day passes are great for the thrill-seeker in your life.

Clear Waters Outfitting: Know someone who has always wanted to try paddling on the Mississippi but doesn’t have the gear? A gift card to Clear Waters Outfitting is the perfect solution!

Area Golf Courses: Take care of green and cart fees for the golf lover in your life at one of these beautiful area courses.

Norsemen Hockey: Calling all hockey fans! Now is the perfect time to purchase advance ticket for St. Cloud Norsemen Hockey.

Granite City Speedway: Perfect for the motor-head on your list! Tickets are not yet on sale, but an IOU for a night at the racetrack is sure to please!

BONUS IDEA: Once things are up and running again, make a getaway of it! Include a gift certificate to a local hotel for a whole weekend of fun.