Ultimate List of Experience Gifts

Below you will find a list of over 60 experiences you can give as gifts instead of something that will eventually end up a landfill (toys, clothes, etc.). If you choose experience gifts you can join in on, then they are really gifts for you too! If they help you invest in quality time with a person you care about, then these gifts can be good for your relationship and the planet.

Scroll down to see person-specific experience gift lists for: teenagers, women, men, grandparents, college students, and kids.

  1. Manicure or pedicure
  2. Concert
  3. Movie tickets
  4. Ropes course
  5. Cooking class
  6. Mini golf
  7. Paintball
  8. Bowling
  9. Ax throwing
  10. Go kart racing
  11. 18 holes of golf
  12. Escape room
  13. Plane ticket
  14. Musical theatre tickets
  15. Art class
  16. Cocktail making class
  17. Photography class
  18. Brewery tour
  19. Birding walk
  20. Sailing lessons
  21. Dinner cruise
  22. Winery tour
  23. Comedy show
  24. Belly dancing class
  25. Yoga class pass
  26. Partner yoga
  27. Meditation lesson
  28. Instrument/guitar lessons
  29. Language lessons
  30. Cat cafe time
  31. Coupon book for favors or time spent together
  32. Kindle Unlimited or audio book service membership
  33. Scuba diving lessons
  34. Bike rental
  35. Cycling tour
  36. State Park Pass
  37. National Parks Pass
  38. Weekend getaway (B&B)
  39. Massage
  40. Hot springs visit
  41. Pottery class
  42. Dance lesson (ballroom or salsa)
  43. Guided fishing trip
  44. Guided hike
  45. Rafting or tubing trip
  46. Virtual reality experience
  47. Arcade trip
  48. Murder mystery dinner kit
  49. Ski lesson
  50. Surf lesson
  51. DIY project materials
  52. Zoo pass
  53. Make up lesson
  54. Soap making class
  55. Restaurant gift card
  56. Meal coupons (cook for someone)
  57. Day trip coupon to visit a new city
  58. Ice rink gift card
  59. Hotel gift card
  60. Master Class pass
  61. Writing workshop
  62. Cookie decorating class
  63. Donation to a favorite charity
  64. Observatory visit
  65. Jazz concert

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Let us know what your favorite experience gifts are to give and to get in the comments below or over on Instagram or Facebook.

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