Give Mom an Experience Gift She will Love Forever (Giveaway)

Last week I was watching one of the local morning shows. They were talking about what to give and not give for gifts this holiday season. I found their recommendations very interesting. Do not give cash, but give gift cards or experiences. The reasoning was, cash is not personal. There is no thought or personalization when you give cash. even though many like to go out and get their own stuff, cash just does not have the thought a gift should have. Yet a gift card that many may look at as cash is better. At least you can pick the store or service and this makes it more personal. The other item on their DO list was an experience. Giving concert tickets, game day passes or a similar experience makes a great gift. True you do not get instant gratification but when the receiver is attending the event or experience they will be so thankful and happy. Plus you will always be associated with the amazing experience and that memory.

This totally made sense to me. As a teen my parents agave me tickets to my first concert. At first I thought it was cool but when I was at the concert I thought it was super amazing and I still have great memories about it. So experience gifts have always been top of my gift giving list. Buying gifts for my mom has never been easy. It wasn’t until I became a mom myself that I realized she had interests outside of raising us kids and cleaning the house. So giving her an experience she may not normally be able to do is something I want to do. Breakaway Experiences makes giving mom the ultimate gift of an experience super easy.

A few experience gifts Breakaway Experiences has up right now that would be great for mom are listed below. You can order the experience, print it out and fold it nicely in a box. Then wrap it up and put it under the tree. This way your mom still has something to open on Christmas morning!

Experiences for Mom 

Chocolate Mud Wrap

Unwind with the Chocolate Body Wrap spa treatment package that combines botanical moor mud and the active ingredients of chocolate to help hydrate and stimulate your skin.


Facial and Pedicure

Need a refresher? Enjoy an express version of The Upkeep Shoppe’s customized Skin Deep Facial as well as their signature pedicure service. Sit back and relax while their therapists work their magic.


Snow Shoeing and Spa

Experience the beauty and serenity of snowshoeing on Whistler Mountain with experienced guides. After your walk through the wilderness, relax your muscles at the Scandinave Spa. The Whistler Snowshoe and Spa Experience is the perfect combination!

Two Week Introduction to Pole Dancing

‘Intro to Pole’ is a 45 minute class designed to give you an idea of what pole dancing is like. This introduction to pole dancing is a great way to get acquainted with Tantra Fitness’ Vancouver and Richmond pole dance studios. Along with the ‘Intro to Pole’ class you get 5 Dance Fitness Classes to use over a 2 week period.

Downtown Edmonton Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and flavours of Alberta’s capital city on the Downtown Edmonton Food Tour. During this culinary adventure, you’ll have the chance to discover, sip and savor some of the best that downtown Edmonton has to offer!

These are just a few of the great experiences your mom may like as a gift. When you are looking for the perfect gift, you can search by location or by experience type. They are constantly adding new so be sure to check back often. If you are unsure what experience your mom may like as a gift, you can always get a gift certificate for the site and let her choose for herself.

The gift of an experience is one that keeps giving over and over again every time your mom remembers the fun she had. Check out Breakaway experiences today and book your next adventure!


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This post has been brought to you by Breakaway Experiences. All opinions are my own


  1. The Breakaway Experiences I would give is Riverside and Leslieville Food Tour, Toronto

  2. I would give the Beer Makes History Better Toronto Walking Tour! Thanks!

  3. Would love to win the Downtown Edmonton Food Tour to gift ! Thank you for the chance!

  4. Stephanie LaPlante says

    I would love to get my mom the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine and Culinary Adventure Tour!

  5. I think the downtown dinner tour would be lots of fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I would like to gift the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine and Culinary Adventure to my parents!

  7. I think I would gift the Distillery District Segway Tour

  8. Jennifer P. says

    I would love to gift the Superfly Ziplines adventure at Whistler!

  9. I think I would gift the skiing experience!

  10. I would like to gift the Helicopter Tour over Toronto from Breakaway Experiences and also gift one to myself.

  11. I’d pick the Banff Sleigh Tour.

  12. I’ve had my eye on this. There are lots of cool ideas on their website! Despite all of the adventurous ones, I kinda lean toward the spa ones 😉

  13. The Halifax Foodie experience looks like fun.

  14. Lori a Galbraith says

    I would love to gift a Flying Experiences.

  15. NormaJane (NJ) says

    Hot Air Balloon Ride! My husband has always wanted to go but I am scared of heights lol but I would love for him to go!

  16. I would love to gift the Helicopter Tour Over Toronto to my husband!

  17. Victoria Ess says

    I’d gift one of the spa experiences!

  18. Irene Eichler says

    My hubby would love the Beer Makes History Better Toronto Walking Tour

  19. So many great options! I would love to gift one of the spa experiences, like the manicure/pedicure and neck massage package at the Upkeep Shoppe in Ottawa! Thank you very much for this chance! 🙂

  20. Tara Betterley says

    I would gift my husband the Helicopter Tour over Toronto.

  21. I would gift the Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour to hubby.

  22. the dark table in Vancouver, I would like the spa experience, however none are are available in my area

  23. I can’t choose. I love the helicopter tour idea. I also like the Distillery District tour by Segway because those things are a blast! But the spa….the spa is also calling. LOL. and so is snowshoeing.

  24. The Best of Halifax foodie adventure sounds amazing.

  25. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I would like to gift to my sister the Snow Shoeing and Spa.

  26. The Ottawa Biplane Flight Over Parliament Hill For 2 would be awesome!

  27. Florence Cochrane says

    I would gift the Downtown Edmonton Food Tour to my daughter.

  28. I would like to take the family on a Hot Air Balloon ride.

  29. A Halifax Food Tour and Wine Experience would definitely appeal to my hubby and I.

  30. the hot air balloon looks really cool to go on

  31. I’d like to gift my mom with a Historic Downtown Victoria Food Tour.

  32. Heather Swanson says

    London hot air balloon ride.

  33. I’d love to get my mom and dad a hot air ballon ride for their anniversary!

  34. I would love the snowshoe and spa experience, hands down my favourite!

  35. I would love to go white water rafting … when it is warmer.

  36. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    Old Strathcona Culinary Tour, Edmonton and this would be for one of my sons.

  37. I would pick the Okanagan Valley Wine, Craft Beer, and Spirits Tour!

  38. I think the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Workshop in Toronto would be a fun one to give (or receive :))

  39. I would love to gift the Rocky Mountain Helicopter and Horseback Riding Tour

  40. Sarah alexis says

    I would love to do maple ridge wild play adventure with my kids!

  41. The Corktown, Canary & Distillery Historic District Toronto Food Tour sounds awesome & it’s almost in our neighbourhood!

  42. I’d probably pick one of the beer related tours…

  43. It would be fun to taste & experience all the various ales my city has to offer by going on the Calgary Craft Beer tour!

  44. I like the experience of the 1000 Islands Kayaking – Guided Tour.

  45. Whistler Fine Dining Tour looks interesting. thanks

  46. I’d do the Whistler zipline!

  47. I would do the Vancouver Food Tour of Gastown

  48. I would gift the hot air balloon ride!

  49. I’d pick the Corktown, Canary & Distillery Historic District Toronto Food Tour

  50. I’d gift the mud wrap

  51. Best of Halifax Foodie Adventure

  52. Juliee Fitze says

    I would like the stock car racing in Peterborough.

  53. I would like the Calgary Craft Beer Experience.

  54. I would take my son on a Niagara helicopter ride! Wow!

  55. I would love the food tour in Canmore or the Calgary craft beer experience for my husband

  56. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine and Culinary Adventure Tour would be amazing!

  57. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine, Beer and Cider Tasting Tour looks like a good idea for date day.

  58. erin mcsweeney says

    THE Aromatherapy Relaxing Massage for Two LOOKS AWESOME

  59. Wendy Jensen says

    I think the experience from Breakaway Experiences would be the Dog Sledding Adventure – 2 Hour Tour

  60. I would gift the Kelowna Primal Swing experience

  61. darci paice says

    I would love the Dark Restaurant in Vancouver!

  62. Caryn Coates says

    I would love to gift the Hummer Snowshoe Adventure

  63. I would do the Niagara’s Twenty Valley Wine Tour with Cheese Pairing

  64. The Niagra on the Lake wine tour!

  65. I would gift the snowshoeing and spa experience

  66. I think it would be so cool to gift a hot air balloon experience. There’s one in my area available too – how cool!

  67. angie andrews says

    I would love the Driftaway package offered at D Spar

  68. I would love to do the Winnipeg Hot Air Balloon Ride.

  69. I think he’d love the Stock Car Racing Experience, Delaware Speedway

  70. I would love to surprise someone with a Breakaway Experience gift of a Whistler Backcountry Air Safari!

  71. Hands-on Cooking Class with The Urban Element but it will change daily, no doubt. thx

  72. wold love to do the the Hummer Snowshoe Adventure in Collingwood

  73. Toronto’s Ultimate Chocolate Tour

  74. I would like this:Taste of Heaven Couples Massage at Novo Spa

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