While we love shopping local and supporting our local makers, sometimes a great experience makes the best gift. Especially when you're buying for someone who seems to already have it all. So, here are a few cool experiences around Augusta's River Region that make good gifts.


You can get a gift card or certificate for most experiences, or you can take part in the fun and make memories together!

Pottery Classes

Not only are the collective of artists at Tire City Potters fun, they're also super great teachers. If you need a gift for someone who is creative and looking to take on a new hobby or learn a new skill - this is for them.

Candle Pouring

Pull up a seat at the bar of Augusta Candle Co. and the owners will guide you through choosing your own oils to create a unique scent that will make you smile every time you walk past your candle at home. If you're looking for a gift for a friend, or for a mother/daughter or sister date then this is perfect.

Guided Kayak Exploration

No matter the season, you can always explore the outdoors. Cole Watkins Tours is great for someone looking to learn the waterways of Augusta's River Region. No kayak needed - tours include a kayak rental and can be scheduled for individuals or groups. Owner, Cole Watkins, does a great job finding the perfect water trail for any skill level.

Pottery Painting

Looking for something fun to do with friends or your kids? Head to Artsy Me and pick a piece of pottery to paint! It can take as much or as little time as you need - depending on the piece you pick - and is easy enough for younger children who love to be creative.

Target Shooting & Archery

The National Wild Turkey Federation's Palmetto Shooting Complex is a sportsman's playground. You can register to shoot at one of two dedicated sporting clays courses, five trap and skeet fields, or to try 3D archery.

DIY Home Project

There's always that one person who is always getting crafty - or at least pinning all the crafty things on Pinterest. They'll love getting hands-on at AR Workshop and taking home something trendy and personal to show off.

Event Tickets

Broadway shows? Check. Concerts? We've got plenty. Festivals? HOW DO YOU CHOOSE JUST ONE?! Augusta's calendar is full of events around the River Region that range from one-night shows to week-long festivals. Good luck picking just one!

Guided Trail Rides

Do you know that one time that you thought you could ride off like the wind on horseback with your hair blowing behind you? But then you realized you don't live in a movie and you probably couldn't actually do that. Well, you can. Rebel Ranch offers guided tours of Hitchcock Woods on horseback. Even if you've never seen a horse before, you can ride. It's the perfect way to fulfill your (or your BFF/husband/child's) life-long dream.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Perfect for the fun-seekers in your life. Active Climbing has 18,000 square feet packed full of 30 ft tall rope climbing, World Cup-style bouldering and ninja warrior obstacles to keep older kids or someone looking to take on a new athletic adventure happy.