Giving presents is a proper "art form." You need to know the recipient well enough to make informed (occasionally audacious) predictions about what they would and wouldn't enjoy. Furthermore, if you're a perfectionist (I'm guilty), the idea of doing things incorrectly is terrifying. How about we just avoid that subject, ok? Let's face it, no matter how much time and effort you spend searching for the best-personalized present for your loved one, it will probably still be thrown away after only a few uses or lost in the never-ending consumerism maelstrom (lol... but honestly, however).
That's why, despite how appealing that luxury present may be, we completely understand if you'd prefer to spend your hard-earned money on a special experience gift rather than anything material. FWIW, though, certain material goods can also serve as experiential gifts; you'll see what we mean after reading the list below. Indeed, we looked around for the top 10 best experience gifts that you can present to everyone on your list.
In a lifetime, there are countless presents to offer, and there is pressure to make each one special. He doesn't need another speaker, but you still want to gift your dad something great. You want to get your brother the nicest present for his significant birthday, but he is picky. Sure, you can pick up something arbitrary from a store on your way to their birthday supper, or you can purchase them a gift that is superior to a stylish pair of shoes or a cutting-edge device.
The following are our top recommendations for the top experience gifts for 2022:
Rent the Runway Membership
Users of Rent the Runway receive a monthly delivery of designer clothing and accessories, and yes, it is as exciting as it sounds. The fashionista in your life will value it because it's a more environmentally responsible and cost-effective method of shopping.
A MasterClass All Access Pass
Through online videos and materials, MasterClass offers people the chance to acquire skills from the best—the real experts in their areas. Cooking classes are taught by Gordon Ramsay. Photographer Annie Leibovitz is a teacher. The basketball technique is taught by Steph Curry. The list continues.
Airbnb Experiences Gift Card
With Airbnb Experiences, you can give unforgettable gifts like a walking cuisine tour of New Delhi, belly dance lessons from a native in Morocco, a hot-air balloon ride over Cappadocia, Turkey, or indoor skydiving in Denmark. You may also reserve online experiences, which make the ideal present for a far-away loved one or family members and friends. An example of this would be learning how to cook pasta with an Italian nonna.
Winc Wine Subscription
A wine subscription service is a great idea, especially this one that asks consumers to undergo a taste test so that each shipment is perfectly tailored to them.
A Virtual Learning Experience
Astrology, mixology, magic, and so much more may all be learned and enjoyed online. Anyone with spare time and a yearning for a new pastime can get one of these courses as a gift from Uncommon Goods.
Artifact Gift Card
Do you have a loved one you wish would publish their memoirs? A priceless memory may be turned into its very own podcast episode using Artifact, which is recorded and edited by experts in the field. Keep alive the tale of how your grandparents met, how your father immigrated, or how your sister circumnavigated the globe. Using Artifact's narrative guidelines, you can transform a 30-minute interview into a 20-minute, studio-quality podcast episode that will either make you cry or laugh.
SpaFinder Gift Card
Spa Finder's nationwide network includes hundreds of health and wellness services, such as yoga courses and laser hair removal. So sending a gift card is acceptable in this scenario. (Bonus points as there is no expiration date!)
A Night in a Luxury Hotel
Even if the hotel is only around the corner from one's house, everyone enjoys a pleasant time spent being pampered there. To provide them with a getaway from their daily lives, Tablet researches respectable hotels in cities all over the world.
A Molecular Gastronomy Kit
This package transforms the home cook into a home chemist and includes sachets of food additives along with instructions on how to become a mad scientific chef.
Travel Gift Card
Have retired parents or just graduated friends who want to road-trip the United States? They may access the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Muir Woods, and more than 2,000 other natural wonders in the nation with this annual National Parks pass. It is usable for parks with per-person admission fees for a carload of people or three adults over the age of 16.
Give a present that makes you think larger to increase the impact of your gift-giving abilities. We're talking about intangible gifts—adventurous, life-changing experiences that will give them a completely new perspective on the world. This concept of "adventure" isn't only about physical danger, though if your gift likes that kind of thing, go ahead. It can entail zip-lining or skydiving, but it could also entail taking a local art class or hosting a wine-tasting party at home. Here, people of all backgrounds are welcome.