A guide to Lexington, KY’s best giftable experiences

Looking for a gift that won’t go in the clutter closet? We’re serving up some experience gifts so you have one less thing to wrap.

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Lexington Theater Company brings Broadway classics to the Bluegrass. | photo by LEXtoday

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We love to think our presents will be up on the mantelpiece forever. But let’s face it: some things are destined to add to our closet clutter. (Unless it’s from our Lexington gift guide, of course.)

It’s been on-trend for a while to offer experiences, rather than things, for gifts. To help you level up your gift-giving game this holiday season, check out our curated list of giftable experiences so you can sleigh the holidays.

For the lover of all things classic

The Lexington Theatre Company has announced its lineup for the 2023 season which all takes place at the historic Lexington Opera House. With casts that include both regional and national talent, its production of “The Sound of Music,” and the signature event, “Concert with the Stars,” will surprise and delight any level of music and theater fan.

For the adventurer

Level up your outdoorsy friend’s experience at the Red River Gorge with a stay at one of Sweet Clover Cabin’s cozy hideaways. There’s nothing like disconnecting with a hike in the woods, then sleeping under stars in an eco-conscious cabin with large, light-giving windows. Bonus: Throw in a gift card to Miguel’s Pizza for the ultimate adventure pack.

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The Apiary creates an environment that delights all the senses. | photo by LEXtoday

For the foodie

Give the gift of ultimate luxury and elegant dining experiences through an Apiary Salon Membership. Members receive first access + discounts to the one-of-a-kind venue’s vibrant blend of public offerings — Omage Dinner series and tea parties. Yet, they are exclusively invited to members-only events such as Supper Club, weekly cocktail parties, and more.

For the sports fanatic

This next year in sports is sure to be a big one in the Bluegrass. We’ve got a new owner for the Lexington Legends looking to up fan experience, and Lexington Sporting Club will kick off its inaugural season next spring. And we can’t forget about our beloved UK Wildcats and horse racing fans. Get your ticket for a good time.

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