During the holiday season, more and more friends and family have started gifting the gift of an experience. As you’ll discover, people love to be on the receiving end of these experience gifts! Make this type of gift giving even more welcome by giving an experience that takes place on Martha’s Vineyard – after all, who doesn’t want a gift that brings them closer to the Island? These Vineyard experiences are varied, so there’s something for everyone on your holiday list. From the foodie to the art lover and the adventure seeker, we hope you create new and fun experiences with friends and family this holiday season and in the new year to come!
Membership to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum
The gift of a membership to Martha’s Vineyard Museum is such a great gift for anyone - whether they live on Island or not. All membership levels include:
Grey Barn Bread Program Winter 2020
For the bread lover in your life who lives on Martha’s Vineyard the Grey Barn & Farm offers the perfect gift. The twelve weeks of wonderful, certified organic bread made for you right at the farm brings the following: “Each week you [or the person you gift this to] will receive two breads. Enjoy one of our core sourdough loaves in rotation (Whole Wheat Boule, White Batard, Japanese Milk Bread or our Herb and Polenta Bread); and take home and indulge yourself in one additional artisanal loaf. May include Seasonal Brioche, Seasonal Levain, and other bakery creations that include our farm's local and certified organic products.”
A Grey Barn swag bag is included so that you [or the recipient] have something in which to take your lovingly made bread home, protected from the elements.
Membership to The Trustees
Share your love and support of land conservation and the outdoors: your friend or loved one will enjoy the many benefits of a gift of Membership to The Trustees. The family membership ($70, fully tax deductible) includes:
ResortMan Martha’s Vineyard Luxury Transportation Services’ All Island Tour
A four-hour Island tour with ResortMan is the perfect way to share the Island with your loved ones! This tour exclusively features the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, where visitors will be introduced to Martha’s Vineyard’s 100 square miles and 6 unique towns through its history and special points of interest. Enjoy the best of the Island in luxury and comfort. ResortMan has a variety of tours, including custom tours so make sure to contact them for specific details and to book!
Sponsor an Alpaca
For the alpaca lover in your life, one of the best gifts comes straight from Island Alpaca! Participation in the program will help keep the alpacas healthy, happy and well fed! Of course, Island Alpaca hopes you can meet the alpacas in person and select the one you’ll want to call your own and sponsor. Or, view their characteristics on the Island Alpaca website sales pages. Since each alpaca has its very own unique personality, why not choose the one that best suits the person you are gifting it to? Such a fun gift idea!
For the food lover in your life, an experience with Farm.Field.Sea. is a must. Whether you choose tickets to an oyster farm tour & sunset sail or passes to the Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Festival, this organization is known for its brilliantly curated experiences that focus on the farm-to-table and sea-to-table movement.
Island Spirit Full Day Kayak Tour
For the friend or family member who loves being on the water, a Full Day Kayak Tour is the perfect gift idea. Lunch picnic, and snacks provided - a true sea kayaking experience to remote locations! Departure points based on wind and tides. Full Day locations include Aquinnah loop around the cliffs; Edgartown to the Chappaquiddick ‘Gut’; one-way Tashmoo to Menemsha drift or East and West Chop day in the rip! For the adventurous, this is the perfect gift for summer 2020!
Art Class at Featherstone Center for the Arts
For the creative spirit in your life, a class at Featherstone Center for the Arts is a great idea! Featherstone has all types of classes, not limited to jewelry, art therapy, literary arts, music, painting, mixed media, printmaking, stained glass, technology, as well as art nights.
View all available classes here.
Vineyard Trust Membership and/or Tickets for Taste of the Vineyard
If you’re gifting to someone over the age of 21, a membership to the Vineyard Trust AND tickets to Taste of the Vineyard would be a dream come true! As a bonus, your gift of a Friends Circle membership provides vital support for Vineyard Trust’s ongoing preservation work across the Island. For more than 40 years, the Trust has acquired, preserved and managed 20 endangered historical landmarks across Martha’s Vineyard, restoring living institutions to their rightful place in Island life.
In addition to the knowledge that you are helping to keep Martha’s Vineyard authentic, you will receive the following tangible benefits:
Happy Holidays and Happy Gifting to You All!
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