This holiday season, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is offering personalized gift recommendations to shoppers who submit their requests at flintandgenesee.org/holidayshopper.
For example, here's a question we received last week:
My mother-in-law is impossible to shop for. I’ve tried everything – books, pajamas, beauty products. She acts like she loves what I’ve gotten her, but I ALWAYS find the gifts still wrapped in their original packaging months later. What should I do?
Out-of-Ideas in Goodrich
Here's what our resident holiday shoppers had to say:
Your mother-in-law sounds like the perfect candidate for an experiential gift. And she’s not alone!
Last year, PwC reported that only 27 percent of consumers wanted to receive physical gifts for the holidays. The rest said they preferred gift cards or experiences. But don’t worry – we did some brainstorming and came up with a few recommendations that might work for your mother-in-law.
Depending on her interests and hobbies, you might try:
- A ride on the Huckleberry Railroad during Christmas at Crossroads.
- Seats at an upcoming Flint Firebirds game. Single game tickets are available at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com.
- Tickets to a show at The Whiting, a concert at the Machine Shop or a movie at NCG Grand Blanc at Trillium.
- A spa treatment at Rejuv Ave, Siren Salon & Spa or Spa Naturelle in Fenton; Pure Bliss Salon & Spa in Flint; or Serendipity Wellness Spa in Linden.
- A game day at Michigan Escape Games in Davison, Spymaker Escape Rooms in Flint or Richfield Bowl or B's Bowling in Flint.
- Dinner, drinks and dessert at a local restaurant.
- A Sloan*Longway membership, which includes one-year free admission to Sloan Museum, Buick Automotive Gallery and Longway Planetarium; gift shop discounts and more.
- Yoga classes at Serenity Yoga in Grand Blanc.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday!
The Flint & Genesee Holiday Shoppers
Are you stumped by what to get for a friend or family member this season? Check out our Holiday Shopper service for a list of gift ideas available through local Chamber members.