Don't know what to buy this holiday season? Debating between the pajamas or the pedicure? Wow your friends and family this year with original and unique gifts. Nothing beats the face of someone opening a gift that is really unique or discovering an experience that is just plain different. It is difficult to find new experiences and activities that are genuinely original. Here are 5 unique gift ideas in San Diego for 2017.
You've probably heard about this, but dont know where to go. Zap your whole body with 3 minutes of -270ª F max of dry air. The goal is to cool the skin to -30ª. Those 3 minutes give your body a shock, which quickly reduces inflammation, body pain, tightens the skin, increases metabolism, and so much more. Cryo has been gaining a lot of traction and exposure in the last few years with professional athletes and celebrities endorsing the practice. This treatment is great for everyone, especially people who are physically active, do manual labor, or suffer from degenerative disorders. This gift is a chance to experience something new and feel rejuvenated.
First Time Cryo Session: $30
Read more on their website and purchase gift HERE.
2. Virtual Reality Arcade - Gaming Time
Virtual Reality gaming sets are quiet expensive, but thankfully VR arcades are starting to pop up, so you can experience the incredibly unique sensation of VR. This is the perfect gift for someone who loves video games. VR is a memorable and super fun experience. This is something for the whole family, even grandma! Shoot zombies in a full 360 view, play against your friends, or travel the world while exploring Google Earth. Play time starts at $5 for 10 minutes, parties are available upon request as well as play time gift certificates.
Check out more information HERE.
3. Float Therapy - A Sensory Deprivation Experience
Imagine, no lights, no sound, no smell, no gravity, just blissful silence and total relaxation. Sensory deprivation is a complete unique experience for the mind and body. Floating in 1000lbs of Epsom salt, is not only good for the muscles and joints, but it enables your body to float effortlessly, allowing blood circulation to flow more freely. Since the water is heated to the same temperature of your skin, your mind will cancel out the feeling of the water and you do not know where your body begins or ends. The mind doesnt have to process any stimulation allowing stress and anxiety to float away. Float Therapy is the ultimate unique experience and makes for an original gift. Give the gift of a mind and body reset!
More Info and Gift Certificates available HERE.
4. Aerial Yoga
You can practice yoga at the beach, yoga with beer, yoga with cats! How about yoga in sky? Aerial Yoga, takes the best part of yoga and suspends you in the air. They utilize low hanging hammocks that support your poses in a way that is not capable on a mat. This yoga practice is fun and playful, and a unique way to experience yoga.
Check out classes and packages at Elka Yoga HERE.
5. Star Gazing in the City.
Once a month in Balboa Park at the Fleet Science Center, is a journey through the cosmos narrated by the Fleet's Astronomer. Each month they host a different topic on the cosmos so you never hear the same things twice. Explore the night sky in the middle of the city and learn about the stars, planets, black holes, and mysteries of the night sky.
Tickets start at $15, purchase HERE.
All of the above businesses with the exception of the museum are small locally owned businesses. Show your support, and shop locally own businesses this holiday season, From our family to yours we wish you a very Happy Holiday this season. If you have anything you would like to add to this list please leave a comment below and help inspire more holiday shoppers.