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Leslie Bridgers

After a decade reporting on the news of Portland's suburbs, Leslie is excited to let loose on MaineToday, where the scoops are more ice cream, less scandal -- much like her life. After hours, you can find her reluctantly covering right field for the company softball team, bowling a straight ball at Bayside or wandering down from Munjoy Hill in search of food and drink.

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Posted: December 19, 2016

Give the gift of doing, from cooking classes to outdoor adventures

These presents may fit in a stocking but will mean more than the usual stuffer.

Written by: Leslie Bridgers

If you haven’t heard, experiences are all the rage. Millennials, in particular, have been showing their preference for doing stuff over having stuff, so give them what they want this holiday season. Although stockings are usually reserved for more minor gifts, many good things come in small packages — including tickets to shows and classes. Here are some ideas for last-minute stocking-stuffers that will last longer than a candy cane and are more exciting than travel-size bathroom supplies. Plus, you’ll save on wrapping paper.




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