Friend Type: The Adventurer
Perfect Gift: Off-road Jeep tour
Why They'll Love It: For the friend who has an inner Indiana Jones, Desert Adventures Eco Tours & Events’ off-road Jeep tour will give them the thrill of a lifetime. Surprise him or her with a gift certificate, choosing from different destinations including the San Andreas Fault, Mecca Hills/Painted Canyon, and Indian Canyons.
Inside Scoop: Check out the “Hot Deals and Packages” page online for an extra-valuable experience.
Where To Get It: 74794 Lennon Pl., Ste. B, Palm Desert. 760-324-5337; www.red-jeep.com
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Friend Type: The Bon Vivant
Perfect Gift: Pampering skin care experience
Why They'll Love It: For friends who love a fancy bath and beauty experience, give the gift of The Body Deli’s Transformation Kit. This luxurious cleanser, peptide serum, and Bulgarian rose moisturizer trio offers the ultimate beauty indulgence.
Inside Scoop: Gift cards are also available online.
Where To Get It: 73910 Hwy. 111, Ste. B, Palm Desert. 760-340-3731; www.thebodydeli.com
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Friend Type: The Athlete
Perfect Gift: A high-performance mountain bike
Why They'll Love It: Make a lasting impression on your sporty friend with a bike rental or purchase at Tri-A-Bike. These hills are made for mountain biking, and whether your friend is visiting for only a few hours or a whole weekend, a ride will surely satisfy his or her need for outdoor action. Don’t forget to include a map of all the trails detailing the difficulty levels and scenic wonders.
Inside Scoop: Financing and multiweek discounts are available.
Where To Get It: 44841 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert. 760-340-2840; www.triabike.com
Photo by david a. lee
Friend Type: The Art Lover
Perfect Gift: A museum membership
Why They'll Love It: Friends who enjoy visual arts will think of you as a masterpiece when you present them with a membership to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Members are entitled to free admission here as well as at 650 other museums throughout the United States and Canada.
Inside Scoop: A Palm Springs Art Museum membership also includes discounts on art classes, lectures, and art camp.
Where To Get It: 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs. 760-322-4800; www.psmuseum.org