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Experience gifts can build lasting memories that people will cherish for years to come. Though you might be able to find the perfect present for your mom or your sister, sometimes it's hard to find the best gifts for someone who is hard to shop for.
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That's why we've rounded up the best experience gifts that are unique and thoughtful gift ideas for your favorite person. From a coffee subscription for caffeine fiends to a flight gift card for jetsetter there's something here for every kind of person.
The best experience gift ideas
Food and drink experiences
Experiences for homebodies
Concert and sporting experiences
1. For the traveler: Booking.com
Does your favorite person love traveling? Give them the unforgettable gift of a hotel stay at their favorite destination, whether it be a big city, small beach town or somewhere remote. You can book a villa in Orlando or Myrtle Beach or five-star hotels in Los Angeles, Maui, Sydney and more.
2. For the relaxer: Resort Pass gift card
Give a daycation with a gift card from Resort Pass. They can browse through hotels and resorts in different locations in the US, Mexico, Bermuda and more. Your giftee can choose to enjoy fantastic water parks in Texas or relax by the beach in Hawaii.
3. For activity seekers: Airbnb experiences
Airbnb experiences will be unforgettable! Give your loved ones the gift of experiencing an activity in their respective city. They can learn how to salsa dance, design T-shirts, take a hot air balloon ride and more.
4. For nature lovers: Getaway cabin
Break someone out of their routine and gift them a weekend getaway. These Getaway Often Packs can be used for any cabin in any location. It'll be easy to fit into anyone's schedule.
5. For the constant traveler: Southwest gift card
Know someone who's always running to catch a flight? Then gift that jetsetter in your life with a Southwest Airline gift card for their next location. The gift of travel is unbeatable!
Food and drink experiences
6. For the one who likes learning new skills: Uncommon Goods experiences
Choose from a variety of experience gifts from Uncommon Goods. Whatever interests they have you'll find them here, from learning how to bake the Scandinavian way to how to make bubble tea. Your favorite foodie will be thrilled with this gift.
7. For the wine lover: Winc wine subscription
Your favorite wine lover will enjoy a subscription to Winc. Choose between a one, two or three month subscription, and your giftee will receive merlot, chardonnay rosé and more. Our editor loves Winc's ability to find delicious wine that suits your interests.
8. For the coffee lover: Driftaway virtual coffee tasting
Give the gift of coffee with a Driftaway subscription to your favorite coffee lover. It's one of our favorite coffee subscriptions because it has extremely accurate tasting notes. Your giftee can expand their palate with a collection of freshly roasted and curated single-origin beans with in-depth taste. The virtual tastings are done all in the comfort of their home!
Experience gifts for homebodies
9. For the new skills learner: MasterClass subscription
Your giftee can learn from experts in their field right from home! Give the gift of a subscription to MasterClass where the worlds best teach their skills. We love MasterClass for lighting that spark inside you. From learning how to song write from John Legend to creating a personal brand for yourself from Kris Jenner, there's a skill set for anyone.
10. For the mystery lover: Hunt a killer subscription
Our editor is hooked on the Hunt a Killer subscription because of the fun and immersive experience. Each interactive mystery box will be filled with clues from a fictional cold case murder which you will then solve over six months. Give the gift of mystery with a subscription to Hunt a Killer!
11. For the movie night lover: A popcorn variety set
Amp up movie night with this Urban Accents popcorn variety set! Flavors include white cheddar, sweet and salty kettle corn, chili lime, buttery caramel and sizzling sriracha gourmet. It's the perfect gift to level up the experience of movie night at home.
12. For the exciting family game night lover: Adventure Challenge scratch-off book
Boring family board game nights are a thing of the past! Find 50 exciting family adventures and challenges like baking an apple pie blindfolded or painting on a unique canvas with The Adventure Challenge Scratch-off Book. You'll have a wonderful scrapbook filled with the best memories.
13. For the kayaker: REI Kayak lessons
Do they have an interest in kayaking? Gift them with a REI kayaking class with options in Arizona, Colorado and more. The tours will take them through beautiful lakes and rivers.
14. For the risk taker: Tinggly adrenaline experiences
Gifting someone who likes to live on the edge? Then give them an adrenaline-filled gift with a Tinggly gift box. They can choose one of hundreds of fantastic activities to try all around the world, at a time and place that suits them.
15. For the artist: Art classes
Are they interested in art? Then give them the gift of an art class from Skillshare, with options like drawing, watercolor or painting. They can join students and learn basic painting skills or 3D drawing and perspective.
16. For the muscian: Guitar lessons
Has a loved one always wanted to learn how to play guitar? Look no further than a subscription to Fender. Whether they have two hours or two minutes, they've got lessons that fit their schedule and a personalized path so they can track their progress and play on their own time.
17. For the interior fanatic: Havenly design consultation
Designing a space in a home can be stressful if someone doesn't know where to start. Make a friend or family members life easier with a Havenly Design Consultation. They'll get a personal designer and settle on a finalized design concept for their office, bedroom or any other space that needs some sprucing up.
Concerts and sporting events
18. For the concert goer: Stubhub gift card
If they love attending concerts, sports events, theatre shows and more, then give them the gift of experiencing a fun night or day out. With tickets from Stub Hub, you can get your favorite person great seats at anything from a football game to a comedy show.
19. For the entertainment lover: Ticket City tickets
With a TicketCity ticket, your loved one can go to their favorite concert or sporting event. TicketCity offers tickets to over 100,000 events so you can easily find something they'll appreciate.
20. For the event lover: Ticket Master tickets
Give the gift of a live concert or event experience with tickets from Ticketmaster! Choose from various events and top attractions throughout the U.S., so whether you’re shopping for a fan of music, comedy, theater, sports or festivals, they've got you covered. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loves live events.
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