Need a gift, STAT? Groupon's got great presents for those who want a whole new experience

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What about a wine tasting? Cheers to that! (Photo: Getty)

 

Need to do some last-last minute shopping? (As in — You don't have days, you need to find a present that can be magically delivered in mere minutes?) Don't panic. Groupon has loads of gifts with no delivery necessary. After you purchase them online, the gifts will be sent via email so you can either send them straight to the recipients or print out the vouchers and hand them over just as the ink dries. And, these are gifts that you know they'll love — experiences that lead to lifelong memories and classes that can turn a budding artist into Picasso. Or, at least get them started on that path! 

Know someone who's into rock climbing? Groupon's got that. Or a friend who needs to unwind? Check out Groupon's extensive spa offerings. Dance classes? They've got 'em. As well as walking tours, pub crawls and wine tasting events! There are plenty of deals available across the country, so head on over to Groupon to get inspired.

But hurry — many of these offers are discounted, but the discounts won't last long. So head on over to Groupon before it's too late!

up to 75% off last-minute gifts at Groupon

What better time to run away and join the circus? (Photo: Getty)
What better time to run away and join the circus? (Photo: Getty)

Are you experienced?

From Forbes to CNN, Fast Company to Oprah, word on the street is that experiences mean the most. The moment itself may not last as long, but the memories it creates, and the happiness it brings, can last a lifetime. A study at San Francisco State University even showed that experiences make us happier than possessions. 

So...care to make someone happy? Give them something they've always wanted to try but haven't dared, like skydiving. Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, WI gets glowing reviews from those who've taken the plunge. "Everything from checking in, to the skydive, was AMAZING!" says one brave soul. "The staff was professional and helpful. Made sure I was comfortable and calmed my nerves." Or how about stepping right up and joining the circus? Bat City Circus in Austin, TX has trapeze, silk, cyr wheel, burlesque classes and more! 

up to 75% off last-minute gifts at Groupon

Explore a new city - or learn more about your own! (Photo: Getty)
Explore a new city - or learn more about your own! (Photo: Getty)

Get out and explore

When you celebrate with Groupon experiences, you're also celebrating your community. That's because many of these venues are small businesses run by those within your neighborhood. And these are folks who can use your patronage more than ever. So by purchasing a Groupon Experience as a gift (or perhaps for yourself!), you're also giving back to those around you. And making people's days a little more merry and bright!

Here are a few great offerings we saw around the country. But be sure to check out your own zip code (or the area of the person you're gifting to) to find what's available nearby.

Wooden Door Winery, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is offering two bruschetta platters and four of their signature glasses to take home — all for just $12!

In San Francisco, Realize Your Best is offering 45 percent off belly dance classes for all levels, ages and body types to get you shimmying into the New Year.

Know someone who loves a good ghost story? Milwaukee's Ghostly Private Tour takes you to haunted hotels and saloons within the Third Ward.

Need something a little more...active? How about parkour (A.K.A. how to avoid any obstacle in your path with gravity-defying gymnastics). In Denver, CO, Ninja Brand Parkour is offering 43 percent off everything a person needs to learn parkour and become the next James Bond.

So head on over to Groupon ASAP to see what experience you can bring to someone. And at these prices, you'll probably want to pick up an experience for yourself while you're at it!

up to 75% off last-minute gifts at Groupon

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