The Best Gift Experiences for Your Loved Ones this Holiday Season

We are already approaching December in a couple of days which means that you should already be finalizing the list of people you want to buy gifts for.

Well, making a list and shopping for gifts are quite easy tasks, but what’s challenging is the part where you brain-storm and decide on what you want give each and every one on the list.

Sometimes, no matter how much time and effort you allocate for choosing the perfect gift (and not to mention, the amount of money you spend for it), your choice still ends up collecting dust at the back of your loved one’s closet.

So if you haven’t thought of a theme for this year’s holiday gifts yet, why not go for “The Gift of Experience” instead?  Unlike tangible presents, experiential gifts will not just go to waste but it will also give your loved ones memories that will last a lifetime.

That being said, here are a few “experiences” to give your loved ones this year:

Audience Tickets

Instead of stuffing their stockings with DVD’s, why not just give them tickets to watch their favorite shows LIVE?  Head to to score tickets to shows such as American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and tapings of sitcoms, game shows and a lot more.  Tickets are generally released 4 weeks in advance so make sure to check out the site now.

Cooking Class

There are tons of cooking classes to choose from for all cooking levels – from basic culinary skills to various cookery lessons for different types of cuisines, baking courses to sushi masterclasses, and even cheese and chocolate making workshops.  Do the class together to make it even more meaningful.

Distillery or Wine Tour

`Tis the season for tasting so whether it’s beer, wine or spirits, go together on a distillery or wine tour for a fun tasting and learning experience.  The alcohol tourism is booming so I’m sure there’s always one nearby.

Scenic Flight

Being able to fly above your beautiful city is an experience that will never be forgotten.  So take the holidays to new height by giving your loved one a scenic flight, whether it’s a hands-on flying lesson or a helicopter tour.

Boudoir Photography

Your sisters or your gal pals will not really think of booking their own photoshoot although they secretly want to, right?  Get them a fun and intimate boudoir photoshoot that will break them out of their shells and those pictures?  Well, that will surely last a lifetime.


Now this is an experience that comes in a box – yes, like an actual box.  Tinggly is a company that curates a variety of experience gifts from all over the world – one price, hundreds of experiences!  One gift already buys you a collection of experiences for your recipients to choose from.  The best part?  They will have 24 months to decide and book their dream experience upon receiving your gift.


About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on GuestRelationshipsBlog. She also likes to write about relationships, money, and health.
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