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Make it Memorable: Five Last-minute Holiday Gifts You Should Get in Kent

Stumped for gift ideas? Give a memorable experience this season. You’ll find just what you’re looking for in Kent, Washington.

Whether you’ve put off holiday shopping or just haven’t found that certain something for that certain someone, there’s still time. This year, consider giving a memorable experience, from the magic of Disney to the gift of go-karting. Here are five unique gifts you can find in Kent:

  1. Spend some time with your favorite Disney characters. Why hop a plane to experience the wonder of Disney? Get tickets for the whole family to see Disney LIVE! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, January 28, 2018. Join Mickey, Minnie and more than 20 of your favorite Disney characters at accesso ShoWare Center.
  2. Get creative with your gift-giving. Register a budding artist for a class at Create! or Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons. Both spots also offer “paint and sip” wine events.
  3. Package up a sports experience. Kent’s accesso ShoWare Center is home to three hometown teams—the Seattle Thunderbirds (ice hockey), Tacoma Stars (arena soccer) and Seattle Mist (lingerie football). Surprise the sports fan in your life with tickets to a game or three. Throw in a gift card for one of the many restaurants at nearby Kent Station.
  4. Get him (or her) something racy. Pacific Grand Prix Motorsports Park is a go-kart paradise, rain or shine. Give a gift card for go-kart sessions or instruction. For adults, PGP offers a private course perfect for beginners trying to get their wheels under them, or seasoned racers looking to shave their lap times. A junior program introduces young drivers to the sport.
  5. Get someone pickled. Have a hard-to-buy-for fitness fanatic in your life? Introduce them to pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. Head to Pickleball Station to put together a gift basket of fun, including gear from the pro shop, court time or lessons.

Kent also offers many other gift-shopping options, from retail stores to one-of-a-kind specialty shops. Find out more about shopping in Kent, and other things to do while you’re here.