November 17, 2021

Our 2021 SoulGrown Gift Guide!

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This holiday season we’ve decided to highlight the incredible places, spaces, events, and happenings that Alabama offers. This gift-guide is uniquely curated to provide thoughtful experiences for your loved-one’s specific interests! Make those around you feel extra special with a memory they’ll never forget.

THE SPORTS LOVER

You’ve already heard, The World Games is coming to Birmingham in 2022! This once-in-a-lifetime, 11-day event will feature 3,600 elite athletes from over 100 countries competing for gold in more than 30 of the fastest growing sports in the world. To make your holiday gifting a breeze, The World Games has put together an exclusive Holiday Package consisting of two, gold medal tickets and a merchandise gift card delivered in The World Games Holiday Gift Box for just $99! This is a limited deal, so don’t miss your chance to experience the world!

(World Games/Facebook)

THE ADVENTUROUS FAMILY

Do you want to give a great gift or give ‘the best gift ever’ this year?  We know the answer.  Be the person that is talked about for years, the one who put a year’s worth of twists, turns and entertainment under this year’s Christmas tree. Get ready for the wrapping paper and the excitement to rapidly fly as SEASON PASSES TO THE PARK AT OWA are opened! The ultimate gift this year, a season pass to the spectacular amusement park at a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination is perfect for anyone on your Christmas list. An incredible gem along the Gulf Coast, just 7 miles from Alabama’s sandy white beaches, OWA features an amusement park with rides and attractions galore, endless entertainment, a plethora of can’t-miss events such as the upcoming and highly-favored Christmas Tree Lighting on November 20th and a vibrant downtown scene that will make you feel like you’ve been transported somewhere new.

Take advantage of The Park at OWA’s Black Friday discounted packages and scoop up this year’s ultimate Christmas gift early. Details on these special packages can be found at www.visitowa.com

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THE GIVER

Dream Ranch is North Alabama’s luxury escape for couples and families who need to get away, embrace the outdoors, and have everything taken care of for them. For that one person who is always doing the most for other people, a weekend getaway to curl up by the fire with a good book and spectacular view is just what they need! With their on-site chef and hospitable staff, guests don’t have to lift a finger. Book your weekend to relax, or participate in the premier hunting and fishing activities that make Dream Ranch special.

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THE CHARITABLE PLANNER

This year for the holidays, consider celebrating by opening a CollegeCounts account for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew. It’s the gift they’ll never outgrow—an investment in their education. It takes only 10 minutes to set up an account online and make a contribution. With CollegeCounts GiftED, you can send email invitations to family and friends who may also want to contribute. It’s quick, easy, and great for any special occasion. Gift coupons, deposit forms, and certificates also make it easy to give the gift of education. Open and contribute to a CollegeCounts account to help your loved one achieve their education goals!

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THE ARTSY PERSON 

Is there someone in your life that has always wanted to throw pottery? Or, create their very own masterpiece with brush and canvas?  This fun, creative weekend is tucked in the quaint town of Camden, in Alabama’s scenic Black Belt and begins at the historic Liberty Hall BandB where they can take in the original period furnishings and stunning artwork. A real treat is sampling Liberty Hall’s famous cheese straws, an old family recipe. The creativity begins at Black Belt Treasures and includes a one-on-one class—their choice of pottery making or putting paint to canvas. Then shop for one-of-a-kind pieces from the many talented artisans and crafters found in the Black Belt.  They can even glide through the backwaters of the Alabama River on a canoe and take in the beauty of nature’s flora and fauna.  This unique destination won’t disappoint!

(Black Belt Treasures/Facebook)

THE FAITHFUL CREATIVE

The women in your life will be forever changed by the gift of rest! Pursell Farms is hosting a Heart of Rest Women’s Retreat in February 2022. This weekend is for women who are ready to abandon the treadmill of comparison and to rid themselves of the weights the enemy tries to stack upon their heads in place of their crowns. Escape to The Farm for great culinary, fellowship, and immersive creative experiences with some of the most talented artists and inspirational instructors in the Southeast. Guests will be able to choose from a variety of workshops and packages. Gift a weekend away to the lovely ladies in your life!

(Pursell Farms/Contributed)

THE HISTORY BUFF

Eight houses, two churches, a Welcome Reception, Benefit Ball and so much more! This un-conventional gift to the Wilcox Historical Society 2022 Tour of Homes will leave your loved one speechless. Enjoy the small-town charm, historic tours, and community events on March 25-26, 2022. Tickets to this two-day event will go fast so now is the time to plan your purchase for the remarkable weekend in Wilcox County.

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