Here's our ultimate virtual experience gift guide to help you fill your digital shopping cart
Whether your holidays are full of in-person hangs or virtual hugs, we’ve made a list of the perfect digital gifts to share with your loved ones this year.
No Depression is an ad-free publication focused on long-form music reporting and deep analysis, connecting the dots between contemporary artists and releases, and the long legacy of American roots music. Beyond getting access to their excellent reporting and reviews, your subscription helps the FreshGrass Foundation, a nonprofit working to keep the future of roots music and music journalism alive.
Sur La Table has offered the largest selection of cooking classes to improve your skills in the kitchen, regardless of your cooking ability, for years. Their offerings run the gamut from learning how to make Thai food and the best lasagna, to making delectable sugar cookies from scratch. While their in-person cooking classes will run you $79 or more, their signature cooking classes are available online for the accessible price point of $29 per household, making it the perfect activity to do with a loved one this season.
Dave Grohl’s recent memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in the history of modern music from the perspective of someone at the epicenter. For an extra injection of Rock energy, check out the audiobook, which is read by Dave Grohl himself, and features excerpts from five never-before-heard demos performed by Grohl, and an original story exclusive to the audiobook.
While the holiday season is about everything holly and jolly, there’s still room for a bit of murder mystery fun. The increasingly popular Hunt A Killer subscription series is a perfect activity for families who either have a penchant for true crime, or who enjoy television marathons of such shows as Dateline, Forensic Files, Snapped, and so forth. Not interested in yet another subscription box? Don’t worry, they sell single box sets too, with premium box sets starting at $59.
Every year, Blue Élan sponsors and participates in the Chino Valley YMCA Reindeer Run. Now in its 10th year, participants are invited to join in-person, or from afar through their virtual 5k component, to benefit the Chino Valley Y community. The virtual 5k costs $40 and includes a finisher medal and t-shirt.
Head over to Airbnb Experiences to register for the “Explore a World of Coffee from Bean to Cup” coffee masterclass series. Taught by Gaby, a chemical engineer, and Ricardo, a professional coffee taster and founder of Borola Café (one of the most emblematic specialty coffee shops in Mexico City), join them as they combine their two passions for a masterclass like no other. Learn how to identify what makes a great cup of coffee by investigating everything from the neuroscience of flavor, to the harvesting processes and how-to-brew guides.