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11 Best Experience Gifts in Denver to Give in 2024

Published on Mar 29th 2024
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Looking for the perfect Denver experience gift to give or receive?  The Mile High City has much to offer in terms of cultural, recreational and local flavor experiences that are just the right thing for someone on your gift-giving roster.

Whether it's a fun birthday, an anniversary, congratulations or a farewell-to-Denver occasion, you can find a variety of great singular Denver experience gifts to give. 

We’ve rounded up a few of the best gift experiences in Denver for giftees of all ages and interests, from unique experiences that they will remember forever to more luxurious and adventurous fun that will have them remembering you fondly during the experience and long after.  

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Unique Denver Experience Gifts

1. Cooking Classes

Cooking classes are one of the best Denver experience gifts for both the novice and the dedicated foodie. Offered at all levels of kitchen experience and across an abundance of cuisines and flavors, you can learn how to prepare new dishes to enjoy or brush up on your chef skills.

There are many cooking classes in Denver that make awesome gifts, including instruction in pasta making, sushi rolling and making the perfect pastries.

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2. Paint and Sip

A more casual and booze-infused version of an art workshop, Paint and sip allows guests to kick back with some cocktails while creating a shared art project.

Paint and sip in Denver are usually arranged around themes and mediums, so finding the perfect one is a breeze. Enroll your giftee in a paint and sip for the perfect Denver experience gift that not only is a good time, but allows you to take your creation home as a souvenir.

You can also give a Classpop! gift card, good for a number of paint and sips, classes and other experiences. 

3. Ghost Tours

Not for the faint of heart, Denver is host to a number of spirited tours that not only allow you a chance to glimpse something spooky but tell you more about the rich history of the city and environs that make great Denver experience gifts.

For a unique Denver experience, check out the Denver After Dark tours, the Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl or tours of notoriously haunted sites like Cheesman Park or Capitol Hill.

Fun Denver Experience Gifts for Couples

4. Art and Craft Classes

Art or craft classes make a great date idea in Denver,  even more so if it's in honor of a special occasion like an anniversary, engagement or birthday. Art classes are a great way to build skills while expressing creativity and collaboration with your partner.

Sign up for a variety of classes offered at community centers, libraries, parks districts or craft venues in watercolor, ceramics and collage. Or take one of many photography classes in Denver, perfect for developing skills for capturing all those special moments together.  

5. Dance Lessons

Dancing is a truly collaborative art, with each genre forcing partners who work together to create movement during this Denver experience gift.

Try classes in partner dancing by learning tango or salsa dancing or try your hand at other genres like modern dance, ballet or tap. For a fun night out, earn ballroom at the Silverlight Ballroom or dance multiple genres at the Dance Art Media Studios.  

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Best Denver Experience Gifts for Her

6. Scent Workshop

Finding a signature scent can be a long journey. It can be made faster by engaging in a little scent blending on your own to find the perfect one.

For a unique Denver experience for her, enroll your giftee in places like Scented Studios and The Aroma Workshop, which offer classes on mixing scents and educational journeys into the history of perfume making. 

7. Spa Day

Every woman needs a day to just relax and recoup, so gifting a spa day as a Denver experience gift for her is always a winner.

Whether for longer or short-term visits, your giftee will enjoy all manner of primping and pampering, including massages, pedicures, skin treatments and more. Try a day at Oakwood Beer Spa or Luna Massage and Wellness. 

Best Denver Experience Gifts for Him

8. Adventure Outing 

Denver is a city where people spend as much time in nature as inside, so outdoor activities and adventures always make a great Denver experience gift for him.

Whether it's white water rafting, archery, biking kayaking, rock climbing or hiking in the mountains, you can find a perfect Colorado experience gift.

9. Brewery Tour

For a more laid-back experience gift for him, try gifting your recipient a brewery or distillery tour. Most have classes on both appreciating and making cocktails, along with food and sampling of the yield.

Try one of the city's many walking tours of local microbreweries or a visit to the famous Stranahan’s distillery. 

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Best Denver Experience Gifts for Families

10. Art Museum Membership or Passes

If you are giving your Denver experience gift to the whole family, start with membership or day passes to one of Denver's amazing cultural institutions.

For art lovers, check out the Denver Art Museum or the innovative Meow Wolf Studios. For nature fans, check out the Denver Museum of Natural History.

Other institutions of note include the Museum of Illusions and the National Ballpark Museum. Some offer discounted deals and memberships that include admission for the whole family, making it a perfect Denver experience gift idea.

11. Denver Food Tour

One of the best ways to experience any city is through tasting its local food offerings. You can do food tours based around local neighborhoods, varieties of cuisine or fun concepts like Scoops and Spokes bicycle tours devoted to finding the perfect cone.

A food tour may also help you discover your new favorite birthday restaurant in Denver.

Denver is a city perfect for giftable experiences for folks of all ages and interests. Many of these Denver experience gift ideas also make a lovely gift to yourself!  Any of these gift options give a distinctly Denver experience that will be remembered long after they have been gifted. 

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