Are you feeling as bored as I am? There are streaming services, social media apps, YouTube, beautiful beaches and forests, online food delivery, and yet, it’s like we can’t seem to escape the boredom.
This year has been TOUGH for many reasons and you might be struggling to find a gift that actually means something. There’s nothing wrong with treating your family and friends to a new pair of Yeezys or a tablet, of course! But if you’re shopping for a loved one who prefers experiences over material things, then consider gifting them one of these epic experiences.
- Indoor Skydiving
Any adrenaline junkie will lose their mind with an indoor skydiving gift card from iFly. The vouchers never expire so your loved ones don’t need to worry about scheduling conflicts. A vertical wind tunnel pushes air fast enough to allow you to safely float in the air. You’ll go through a training session with an instructor which makes it a great gift for anyone who’s been interested in skydiving but is too scared to jump off a plane. The company has locations across the country, so click here to find a tunnel near you.
2. Keep Things Interesting with a Helicopter Tour
Get a bird’s eye view of your city’s most important landmarks, skyscrapers, mountains, and many iconic sights on a helicopter tour. Your loved ones will get to experience unbeatable views as they float in the sky. And if you’re in the Centennial State, Colorado Vertical offers a magical Christmas Lights Tour for just $104 per person. Get into the holiday spirit by flying above millions of twinkling Christmas lights in the lovely city of Colorado Springs.
3. An Interior Design Makeover
Is your best friend or daughter in desperate need of a home makeover? Havenly will pair up your loved one with a team of designers who will help them revamp a space or completely redesign a room in their house. This one-on-one experience will match your giftee with a team of designers who will create a new layout, help them choose the perfect décor for their home, and make it easy for them to order from +200 sellers at Havenly. You can pick the perfect package for you here.
4. A Cooking Class Via Airbnb Experiences
If your loved ones don’t live anywhere near XX, that’s ok. There are countless cooking classes all over the world, you can Roll Pasta with an Italian Grandmother in Rome, Shuck Oysters in Boston, or learn how to make tasty Caribbean treats with a chef in Philadelphia. And if they’re more of a chocolate lover, you can find plenty of dessert-making experiences in your area, like this Make Your Own Chocolate Bar class in Los Angeles.
5. Personalized Video of Their Favorite Celebrity
You probably heard about the app Cameo, where famous (and not so famous!) celebs make video messages for a price. But have you ever considered how epic it would feel to receive a personalized video from your childhood crush or favorite actor? Who’s on Cameo? Everyone from actors to comedians like Fran Descher and Leslie Jordan and TV personalities like Doug the Bounty Hunter.
There are lots of experience gift ideas that barely break the bank, like going camping, trekking, or going bar hopping for a few hours. Whatever you choose, there’s nothing more beautiful than making memories together that will last a lifetime.