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LivingSocial Gift Guide & a Giveaway! “Let’s gift them something to talk about!”

Posted on: by Kate

Living Social Holiday Program


Let’s Gift Them Something to Talk About! is a sponsored post in partnership with LivingSocial.


I am a huge fan of gifting experiences over a thing.  Things are fun, but experiences are unique and offer the opportunity to create precious memories that last far longer than a sweater, hat, or even this year’s hottest toy! Experiences that you can get out and go with your family and friends are thoughtful and unexpected.  On LivingSocial you have dozens of choices when it comes to experiences and outings for special gifts this holiday season!  Here are my favorite gift options that you can purchase on LivingSocial right now!


Lessons – Last year we gifted our littlest with dance lessons for Christmas.



It was perfect to try out lessons with a one month certificate to see if it was her ‘thing’.  The year before our oldest two received swimming lessons with LivingSocial certificates!  This was a perfect gift!  The kids were able to spend time in a pool playing but they also learned valuable life lessons.  Another fun option is a one time lesson themed outing – our readers shared this awesome photo from a wine and painting night!





Sporting Event – Who doesn’t love a good Mud Run or Color Run?  OK, well I don’t – but this is such a fun event for so many.  Do you have a sorta runner on your gift list?



Fun runs are typically 5K – 10K and involve getting active and maybe a little messy.  Exercise, stress relief, silliness – and all those fun memories can be because you gifted your friend with a Fun Run Admission!  Build those memories together by getting one for your friend and one for yourself. Make sure to also check for running gear on LivingSocial too!


Getaway!  You can easily book a weekend stay-cation or even book that dream vacation you very favorite person has been dreaming about!



Our family loves visiting LEGOLAND California and guess what is listed on LivingSocial right now?  A LEGOLAND and the Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel deal!  This deal starts at $299 including tickets to LEGOLAND, Sea Life Aquarium, and a hotel stay with a free breakfast buffet!

 Not sure who reading might be in a generous mood, but you can purchase a Maui vacation right now at an excellent discount! *hint hint*

Something Daring and unexpected! How about a Hot Air Balloon Ride?


Imagine the excitement of opening up a hot air balloon flight?!  Think of the memories created and the beautiful photos your friends will be able to take on their flight?  Here in SoCal there are options all over – Temecula and Del Mar are very popular locations for Hot Air Balloon Rides!


One of the best parts about deciding to gift an experience rather than something you need to purchase at the store – you can shop last minute!  If you are looking for a fun gift – check out LivingSocial!  Not only is LivingSocial a great way to get out and enjoy the town, it is budget friendly too!  Often times LivingSocial has the very best deals available on all the options I shared above!  The gift guide above are a few deals in my area – SoCal – but there are hundreds of cities world wide that you can choose from!

OK – who would love to do a little shopping with LivingSocial on the house?  One lucky Highlights Along The Way subscriber is going to win a $100 credit on LivingSocial just in time to do some holiday shopping.  You will need a LivingSocial account to claim your prize as ‘deal bucks’ will be delivered to the winner’s account after confirmation.  There are lots of other fun ways to engage and earn BONUS points too – but being a subscriber (totally FREE!) is the only requirement!

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Until Next Time ~ Kate
Comments: 31 Responses
  1. I think I’d do the balloon ride as I’ve been wanting to do a sunset ride ever since we did a sunrise one!


    This is an awesome giveaway.There are always so many great offers on LIVING SOCIAL. Good Luck 🙂

  3. Alana F says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to take my kids to Legoland!

  4. Jennie C. says:

    Thank you for the cool giveaway!

  5. What a great post! Crossing my fingers and hoping I win!

  6. Kristle says:

    Yes, I subscribe. The Newport Beach Holiday Cruise sounds like a fun little getaway for me and hubby and the Holiday Waterfront Tour of Lights seems like a nice outing for the whole family. Would make for a fun festive family mini getaway, and at such great prices we could do both if I win 😉

  7. Dinah G says:

    Yes, I am a subscriber to your blog. The Legoland deal sounds great. My family loves to go there.

  8. Ruth Mccallister says:

    i would love to get some great deals, thanks for chance

  9. Yajaira P. says:

    Hot Air Ballon ride has been on top of my bucket list! That would be a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Amanda says:

    This is awesome! I love the deals on Living Social, I have only used them for workouts recently but, we have been talking about taking my oldest to lego land so that would be great too!

  11. Valerie Thatcher says:

    I desperately need a massage so that’s what I’d be blowing my moola on!

  12. Christine hank says:

    Yes I subscribe. I would love the vacation! We never get to go out and about do to finances and this would help a lot. Maybe take some stress away for a couple days

  13. Amy says:

    What a great giveaway. I have no idea how I would choose what to spend it on!

  14. latanya says:

    I would love to take advantage of the maid service in my area.

  15. Elizabeth M says:

    Yes, LEGOLAND!

  16. What great gifts! You are right Livingsocial deals are all great gifts to give. I’d love to do a getaway

  17. amanda sakovitz says:

    yes im a subscriber and i would love the deal at the hair salon in my town.

  18. Elena says:

    Yes, I subscribe. I would get a spa deal

  19. Laura says:

    Yes I subscribe! Would love to use it on a living social escape!!

  20. Tabathia B says:

    Yes. I like the Remote Control Drone Quadcopter with 2.0 MP HD Camera deal

  21. Brenda S. says:

    I think I would do the holiday light hydrobike tour and a massage. Thanks for the chance!

  22. kristine williams says:

    I would get the $25 off at North Pole Christmas Tree Lot. Our current artificial tree is rather “Charlie Browny”.

  23. Lisa says:

    Oooh! I want to win!

  24. Lisa says:

    Yes. I think I’d go for house cleaning.

  25. sabrina paul says:

    I would definitely use it to take a couple girlfriends out to eat somewhere we’ve never been before 🙂

  26. Rebekah B says:

    Awesome giveaway!!! I’ve never taken my kids to Legoland, that would be so fun!

  27. Sandy says:

    I’d love to try out a new restaurant – or 2.

  28. Will says:

    I would get food.

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