No idea what to get them? Experience gifts are the answer
If you’re struggling to find a gift for the person who has everything, or if you’re just looking for a super unique option, experience gifts are the way to go. Why? Because even if they have every single thing on your list of possible ideas, you really can’t go wrong with something for them to do.
Experience gifts are totally customizable. You pick the place, the adventure, the theme, and these 11 websites let you create the perfect gift for your loved ones. Whether it’s a spa experience, a ride in a racecar, virtual classes, or mystery picnics, there’s literally something for everyone—kids included. Some options send vouchers straight to their email, and others allow you to pick out physical packaging so they have something to open, if you prefer. Plus, you’re able to select your recipient’s location, so you can check out availability before you buy. No matter what your favorite people are into, there’s definitely some fabulous experiences packed into these websites. Take a look at our favorite picks.
Giftory lets you book by location (including virtual/from home). You select the gift, then the recipient receives a voucher that allows them to pick the date and time of their experience. Pick from cocktail classes, hot air balloon rides, helicopter tours, sunset cruises, Porsche driving, and even baking with the stars of the Great British Baking Show virtual masterclass (shown above).
Candle making classes, axe throwing, cat yoga, and stock car ride-alongs (pictured) are all available across the country with Xperience Gifts.
Virgin Experience Gifts
Virgin Experience Gifts include in-person experiences as well as virtual options. Zombie scavenger hunts, bungee jumping, horseback riding, and spa experiences are all potential gifts (including an ARTECHOUSE Immersive Art Experience in NYC, pictured here).
In-person or virtually, Cozymeal experiences are perfect for foodies. Classes, private chefs, food tours—whatever your favorite home chef or aspiring cook could dream up, it's on Cozymeal.
We're big fans of how Wonderbox packages their experience gifts—these cute boxes hold the key to weekend getaways, Broadway shows, holiday-based experiences—all across the country. Plus, Wonderbox lets the recipients choose how they want to use their vouchers.
Fused glass? Macrame? Ceramics, acting classes, and calligraphy. ClassBento is all about creative classes and workshops for the artists in your life.
You know Groupon is one of the best places to save on local outings, so why wouldn't it also be a great place to pick gifts out for the holidays? Escape rooms, restaurants, amusement parks, and more. Just pick the location of your recipiant and select 'Give as a Gift' under 'Add to Cart'.
Add a little mystery to your experience gifts with AmazingCo's mystery picnics (for couples, friends, and families), or pick from challenge parties, game-a-palooza, sip and solve events, and more.
From spa packages to classes and workshops, sightseeing cruises and bike tours, Tinggly has everyone covered. Each individual experience 'collection' has a ton of options for your recipients to pick from, plus we're not mad at the cute packaging.
Gifting a new skill is the present that keeps on giving. Classpop! lets you choose from pottery classes, art classes, dance classes, and more. Classes are offered in over 70 cities nationwide.
Uncommon Experiences by Uncommon Goods
One of our favorite destinations for unique gifts, Uncommon Goods offers a whole page of giftable 'Uncommon Experiences'. Each gift comes with the supplies for an upcoming class, with multiple dates and times to choose from.
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