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Francis Tuttle's Holiday Gift Guide

Buying someone a gift and an experience gives them a skill that lasts a lifetime

It’s officially the holiday season, and everyone is looking for the perfect gift for someone. It has to be something special, match their interests, and maybe even help them grow.

Why not make it a new skill or passion?

Through Gifting FT, the perfect gift is right at your fingertips. This series of our Lifelong Learning classes lets you do two things: 

  • Buy someone a gift they will love
  • Provide them with an unforgettable experience and a lifelong skill

A wide range of classes can be found right now. Here’s what you can give someone this holiday season that is memorable and long-lasting:

3D Printing

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Gift: 3D Printer

Class: Jan. 10, Jan. 11, or Jan. 12, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

3D printers are increasing in popularity because of their usefulness in everyday situations. But don't just take it from us. The purchase of this 3D printer comes with a 3-hour class with an expert who knows all of the ways you can get the most from this cutting-edge technology. Purchase

Painting Custom Sneakers

Gift: Pair of sneakers ready to customize

Class: Jan. 17-20, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Got a sneakerhead in your family? They will absolutely love this chance to create their own pair of custom sneakers. You gift them the sneakers, and they join Oklahoma City artist and Spy FM radio personality Jack Fowler for three evenings to learn the basics of prepping, designing, painting, and marketing custom shoes. Purchase

Crochet Made Easy

Gift: Crochet Creativity Class

Class: Jan. 12, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

More people are turning to crochet for its meditative benefits and a fun way to pass the time. So give someone special in your life the gift of calming creativity with an easy-going introduction. This class covers the basics and helps students start a crochet project they can treasure forever. Purchase

Drone Building 101

Gift: FPV Racing Drone kit

Class: Jan. 17-19, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Drones are very popular right now, and what's more fun than learning how to race them? This gift is a complete racing drone kit and a 3-day course on how to assemble and fly it. It's a self-guided class, so your drone enthusiast can learn at their own pace and come out with a popular and futuristic new hobby. Purchase

Holiday Wooden Handmade Locomotive

Gift: Wooden Locomotive Engine Set

Class: Jan. 11-12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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This is a great gift for the passionate or novice woodworker in your life. After receiving their woodworking set, they get a hands-on class where they can build a wooden toy by hand. They’ll learn the intricacies of woodworking and create a locomotive that looks great on the mantle year-round. Purchase

Massage Techniques for Holiday Stress

Gift: Expert Massage Class

Class: Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Let's face it: holidays are always stressful. But these lessons on effective and relaxing massage techniques can help you shed all that bound-up anxiety for the new year. Buy this as a stocking stuffer for someone in your life, or even buy it as a gift to yourself! Purchase

Makeover Mastery Class

Gift: Expert-level Makeover

Class: Jan. 3 - Jan. 31, every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get the new year started with a new you. Anyone who feels they have an outdated closet or wants to give their outward appearance something new will benefit from this hands-on class guided by a licensed cosmetologist and experienced fashion instructor. A closet clear-out, a new makeup technique, or a new hairdo can do wonders for confidence and reinvigorate the soul. Purchase

Learn to Use Your Dark Star Guitar Pedal

Gift: Dark Star Guitar Pedal

Class: Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to Noon

Both an established and aspiring musician in your life will absolutely love this one-of-a-kind item. Dark Star Guitar Pedals bring out a unique sound that takes a song to the next level. Gift them the pedal and a class session with our expert instructor, whose Dark Star guidance will take them to new musical heights. Purchase

12 Essential Oil Sprays of 2023

Gift: Essential Oil Spray-making Class

Class: Jan. 10, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For the health and well-being enthusiast, Essential Oils offer a wide range of benefits. Give them the gift of knowledge in this field. Through this class, they will start the year making essential oil sprays to be used at home, work, and in the car. Purchase

Happy Crafts

Gift: Arts and Crafts Class

Class: Jan. 11, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For the creative person in your life, this is an experience they will never forget. Give them an evening of inspiration and see where it takes them. Supplies are included in the cost. All they need to bring to class is their creative mind and the ability to let it move them. Purchase

by Adam Troxtell - November 21, 2022