If you’re tired of run of the mill gifts and want to try out an experience gift, there are some truly awe-inspiring experience gifts to make that bond with your loved one that much stronger. Here are 15 experience gifts to inspire the imagination and let your loved ones know just how much you really care.
15 Experience Gifts to Take Their Breath Away
Cook in France
France is the home of all fine cooking ad taking a class there means learning from the best. Few things could be more special and memorable than kneading dough side by side or sipping some of the worlds best wine after cooking your own meal. This is a stunning gift for foodies.
Sail for Sunday Brunch
For all the Sunday brunch lovers, this might the be ultimate gift. Leave from Connecticut’s chilly coast line off Fishers Island Sound aboard an authentic 110-foot schooner for a very special, 3-hour sail with brunch served aboard.
Charter a Yacht
For an even bigger sailing trip, chartering a yacht can be an exquisite vacation full of luxury and open sea. Whether it’s for a day or for a few weeks, you can relax or enjoy a range of activities while on the seas.
Sleep in a Bungalow
Charming bungalows dot the coast of some of the hottest beaches in the world. Staying on the water in a bungalow can make for many, gorgeous moments during sunrise, sunset and warm moments in between.
Enjoy an Evening at the Met
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art displays art from the most famous artists of all time. This unique pass allows you to view the galleries on a VIP tour before the museum opens to the public, complete with a guide sharing stories about the displays.
Celebrate with Disney VIP Tickets
Disney world is full of wonder and excitement for adults, just as much as kids. Especially around the holidays, this destination is a real treat. With special vacation packages and VIP tours that allow you to bypass the lines, this magical vacation is perfect for all kids at heart.
Hike the US National Parks
For a greater way to experience national parks and recreation sites, a national parks pass allows your best friend to visit 2,000+ federal recreation sites across the country. The pass fee cover a vehicle including the driver and all passengers. This experience gift is perfect for the friend who loves the great outdoors, has an RV or wants to spend more time in nature.
Ski Icy Slopes
For the ski buff, a ski pass to their favorite mountain is sure to impress. It’s also a great reason for you both to spend some time out on the slopes. A great place to begin is Colorado’s Epic Pass offering seasonal entrance to a range of the best resorts in the US and Canada.
Speed in a Porsche
If your best friend has the need for speed, or just loves luxury sports cars, Porsche has designed multiple driving experiences where you can drive around the track in a sports car of your choice. With locations in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Birmingham, pick the car and price point and give your best friend the gift of speed.
Sleep in the Ice Hotel
Staying in a hotel constructed of ice might seem, well, a little chilly. But for the curious and avid adventurer, this hotel offers a wonder and charm for a special night away. This world-renowned hotel is a unique way to get away and try something new.
Look Out From the Empire State Building
Wow your best friend with a breathtaking view of New York City. The Empire State building is open 365 days per year including holidays. The building is open between 8am-2am and offers a spectacular way to see the top of New York City. In addition to the observation deck, restaurant options can be found near the top and a small museum-like exhibit. Crowds are normally heavy, so buying a special ticket isn’t a bad idea.
Marvel at Hot Air Balloons
A hot air balloon experience is a super fun way to see stunning views from up above. These rides last for a different time periods, but if you want you can even select an option with a meal and beverage. This is a great way to cheers your friend with a lovely gift that allows them to kick back, see beautiful scenery and enjoy each other’s company together.
Relax at a Luxury Spa
Sometimes we all need to slow it down a bit and take care of ourselves. A spa day gift will give your best friend a chance to calm the nerves and sooth the senses. With luxury or budget spa options in most US cities, you can give the gift of a massage or other treatments along with the use of saunas or pool areas as a part of any pampering package.
Learn in a MasterClass
If your friend is a personal development guru and loves on-going education, MasterClass is the best gift. MasterClass gives you the ability to self develop with a range of online course options. With offerings ranging from cooking to art to business, you can find most niche interests related to your best friends hobbies or personality.
Adventure with Outward Bound
For a trip that tests your body as well as your mind, Outward Bound trips focus on growing as a person while journeying through the wilderness with your loved one. For the personal growth guru, these shorter trips prove both a challenge and a deep reward.