Why buy a thing when you can give someone an experience? This holiday season, buy your loved one a gift certificate to one of Indy's many continuing education venues. Bonuses: no mall traffic, no gift wrap, no overnight shipping fees.
For Mom, try a gift certificate to Kiss Z Cook or Frasier's Gourmet Foods. You get bonus points if you attend the class with her.
For Dad, consider Conner Prairie, which offers classes on wood-working, blacksmithing, arms-making and more.
For the fitness buff in your life, consider Brick House Fitness, recently recognized by Indianapolis Monthly as the city's best venue for fitness classes.
For the loved one who has some creative flair, stop by Boca Loca Beads or the Indianapolis Art Center.
Need a gift for someone who lives out of town? Order a gift certificate from The Teaching Company, which offers a staggering selection of college-level audio courses.
And for the loved one who already has everything, order a gift certificate for the IUPUI Community Learning Network. The wide variety of classes -- from business training to flower arranging -- means there's truly something for everyone.