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This Holiday Season, Give The Gift of Experience

December 18, 2017 at 12:06AM
This Holiday Season, Give The Gift of Experience



The holidays are all around us and whether you’re giving eight gifts or only one this holiday season, why not give the gift of an experience? You may be wracking your brain to find a gift that’s perfect for your best friend, partner, cousin, parent, co-worker (and the list goes on)—so let us help you out. Whether you want to enjoy these experiences with your friends and family, or treat them to some solo time, we’re hoping you’re awarded “best gift giver” this year. 


1. For the Explorer



Airbnb’s Experiences lets you experience excursions and activities, designed and led by locals, in different cities around the world. Experiences can be over one day, or multiple days—so go ahead and gift the explorer in your life a guided hike in Dublin, geo-kayaking in Melbourne, or a walking tour in Sintra


2. For The New Job-Seeker


Give the gift of learning to a loved one embarking on a new career or looking to update their skills. Open Campus has a variety of non-credit courses in art & design, management, design thinking, and more. Gift a 1-day personal branding workshop or a short course in digital marketing, and watch them thank you from their new corner office. 


3. For The Foodies


EatWith brings you authentic cuisine cooked by local hosts in various cities. Whether you’re travelling or simply looking to discover new authentic cuisine in your hometown, EatWith provides a unique and fun dining experience, unlike going to your local restaurant.


4. For The City-Dweller


Rediscover New York and explore popular spots around the city with Untapped Cities. Discover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, tour the underground NYC subway, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Ellis Island Hospital.


5. For The Beer Enthusiast


The Brewery Tour in Brooklyn will have you tasting some of the best and freshest beer in their Tasting Room. Or book a Small Batch Tour to get a behind-the-scenes tour and guided tasting of four Brooklyn Brewery beers, while learning the history of the brewery. Cheers to you and yours!


6. For The Fitness Fanatic


Have that one friend or family member that insists you go on a hike the day after the holidays? This Classpass gift is perfect for them. Purchase a group of classes or a month’s membership and they can try a variety of new fitness classes and studios in their city.

Looking for something a little different? Get their dancing shoes on with adult dance classes (from beginner to advanced) at Dance With Me USA. Whether they’ve been itching to learn salsa, tango, or waltz, this place has got it all—and was founded by Dancing With The Stars veterans, Maks & Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani. 


7. For The Baker

Indulge their sweet tooth and give the gift of sweets and baked goods. Learn to make signature favorites from these well-known establishments—bake bread at Breads Bakery, make the beloved Milk Bar cookies and pies (we’re looking at you, crack pie), and learn cake and cupcake decorating techniques at Magnolia Bakery.



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