Gifts of Wonder & Delight
Put Niagara Falls under the tree this holiday season and support local businesses.
The holidays, like travel, are about spending time together and creating new memories! As we head into 2023, gifts of future travel and experiences are on the top of many wish lists. Surprise family and friends with an incredible experience or weekend getaway! You'll be supporting local businesses and your loved ones will receive a gift that builds anticipation and excitement for the new year.
We've put together top gift ideas for everyone on your list! Many gift certificates can be purchased online or over the phone, or reach out to each business to learn about delivery and pickup options.
Shop Local & Support Niagara Falls Businesses
Looking for a unique gift idea or stocking stuffers? Shop at a local gift shop, art gallery and retail store (some offer online shopping, too). Hint: you may want to turn your phone sideways for a better view of the businesses listed below.
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Top Ten Gift Ideas from Niagara Falls
1. Bucket List Experiences
Niagara Falls is a bucket list destination with many thrilling and memorable experiences. Here are some of the internationally renowned bucket list experiences not to be missed: • Hover 457m (1,500 feet) above the Falls with Niagara Helicopters for the perfect aerial shot of the entire city on this must-do four season adventure from November 12, 2022 to April 30, 2023, experience the first and only night flightseeing tour over Niagara Falls! • Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours (save 30% for the holidays) Take advantage of holiday savings to prepurchase a 2023 spring / summer experience • Kick off the holiday season with a Niagara City Cruise at dusk to experience Winter Festival of Lights and Falls illumination like never before from November 12 to 27, 2022 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm daily
2. Tickets to a Live Performance
Niagara Falls is Canada’s top entertainment destination with thrilling attractions, headline entertainment, live shows, theatre and the largest Casino in Canada. Give the gift of entertainment with tickets to a performance: • A performance at the new OLG Stage or Avalon Theatre. Upcoming performers include Billy Joel, Blue Rodeo and Michael Bolton to name a few. (Include pre-show dinner at the new Jamesons Pub or Reds Kitchen + Wine Bar) • Christmas on Ice - November 24 – December 9, 2022, Fallsview Casino • Shaw Festival – A Christmas Carol and White Christmas, November to December 23, 2022 • Dean Z’s Rockin Christmas, December 14, 2022, Greg Frewin Theatre
3. The Ultimate Day of Pampering
With Breathtaking Views Give the gift of relaxation and pampering with a spa experience at any of the top spas in Niagara Falls. This #1 rated Ontario award-winning spa includes incredible views of the Falls from almost every treatment room! • Christienne Fallsview Spa (Sheraton Fallsview)
4. Award-Winning Memorable Culinary Experiences
Give a gift card to an unforgettable award-winning dining experience in Niagara Falls: • AG Inspired Cuisine– experience one of Trip Advisor’s 10 Best Restaurants in Canada with award-winning sustainable dining and the ultimate Niagara Falls terroir experience • Table Rock House Restaurant for delicious FeastON dining with dramatic views overlooking the Falls • Flour Mill Scratch Kitchen Restaurant – dining in this trendy historic boutique hotel, visited by a who’s who of celebrity diners • Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant – spectacular views and authentic Italian cuisine by one of Canada’s most prominent celebrity chefs • Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse or Corso Italian – choose delicious endless Brazilian (with live Brazililan Carnivale on weekends) or Italian Fare at either of these popular Hilton restaurants
5. World-Class Golf at Ontario’s Best Courses
Give the gift of a memorable game of golf for the 2023 season. Niagara Falls is a world-class golf destination with 8 top golf courses designed by famed architects including Legends on the Niagara, Canada’s premier public golf course, and the Whirlpool Golf Course, one of Canada’s most highly rated and renowned public golf courses located in a spectacular setting against the backdrop of the Niagara River Whirlpool and Gorge
6. Tropical Escapes
Give the gift of nature and warmth with a tropical escape to the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Bird Kingdom. Plan an exciting future tropical escape to a waterpark in the middle of winter with an overnight stay at Niagara Falls’ Waves Indoor Waterpark and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
7. Local Makers
• Red Ganache for handcrafted treats from by this award-winning chef and local bakeshop. Pro Tip: Pick up a cake or an assortment of cakes by the slice.
• CFX Niagara Chocolate Factory gift baskets or tour + gift card to choose from their wide range of products made on site from chocolate covered cherries, sponge toffee (sells out fast!), toffee almonds, custom wrapped bars…and many other amazing products
• The Scented Market for all natural eco-friendly products for home and body in a wide range of scents including “wine region”
• Sweet Oven Niagara for over 20 flavours of the quintessentially Canadian butter tart
• Maple Leaf Place for delicious local Ontario blended maple syrup
8. Journey Through Time
Celebrate Niagara Falls’ unique place in history with these memorable experiences:
• Niagara Bound Tours Unique and memorable black Canadian history tours led by Lezlie Harper, a fifthgeneration Canadian descendant of a freedom seeker from Kentucky.
• Niagara Parks Power Station, The Tunnel and CURRENTS Explore the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River with immersive exhibits and at night, feel the power station come to life in a breathtaking interactive experience you'll never forget.
• Niagara Falls History Museum and NFX, the new hub with events, art, café and Market Hall. Housing a vast collection of Niagara Falls history, the Museum provides a showcase for the unique history of this famous city. Take a guided tour of the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield.
9. For the Young and Young at Heart
Take advantage of cost saving passes and season’s passes:
• Niagara Parks Wonder Pass (Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, Niagara Parks Power Station + Tunnel, Butterfly Conservatory) Save up to 58%
• Niagara Falls Fun Zone (Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Lazer Tag, Virtual Reality, Maze of Mirrors and more)
• The BIG Fun Value Pass (Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze, Fun House, Mystery Maze, Bronto’s Adventure Playland and more)
• Seasons pass to WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure Course – a totally unique Niagara experience of suspended obstacles and ziplines high above the world-famous whirlpool and Niagara Gorge.
• Niagara SkyWheel - soar 175-feet above Niagara Falls for breathtaking panoramic views from climate controlled gondolas on Canada’s largest observation wheel.
10. Overnight Getaway
With more than half the population of North America within a one-day drive, Niagara Falls is a top getaway destination. Plan an escape to Niagara Falls with pre-packaged getaways with dining, attractions, spa visits or wine tasting. Stay in a hotel in the heart of our entertainment and shopping districts including Fallsview Boulevard, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane. Book a room at one of the excellent hotels that are a short walk or drive to the Falls or a Fallsview room to enjoy a Room with a View with the majesty of the Falls from the comfort of your bed, any time of the day.