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14 Experiential Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

November 01, 2016

We've all got that person on our holiday shopping list: There's nothing you can buy them that they don't already have. Instead of a traditional gift, surprise them with an experience they'll remember for years.

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For the Thrill-Seeker: Driving Experience

For the adventurer in your life, Cloud 9 Living offers exciting experiences guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. Among their most popular gifts are their driving experiences, which offer high-speed rides in real NASCAR stock cars or exotic cars. Prices range from around $100 for a ride-along with a professional driver to $500+ for a hands-on driving session. Consider going in on this unforgettable gift with other friends or family members.

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For the Foodie: Cooking Classes

The gourmand on your list will love learning how to make sushi, whip up fresh pasta or handle knives like a pro. Find a cooking class at the closest Sur La Table (locations in more than 25 states), or look into offerings from local colleges or restaurants.

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For the Beer Snob: Home Brewing Kit

Give your beer-obsessed friend everything they need to transform their kitchen into a craft brewery. With 100% malt extract, specialty grains, high-quality yeast and aromatic hops sourced from Washington State’s Yakima Valley, this kit makes 1 gallon (or 10 bottles) of West Coast-style IPA. UncommonGoods offers other regional-inspired brew kits as well, including a Vermont Maple Porter, a Southern Bourbon Stout and a Texas Chipotle Amber Beer. Kits start at $45.

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For the Traveler: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Gift

Buy a gift from Tinggly, and your friend or family member can take their pick from hundreds of activities around the world. The company scours the globe to find inspiring, high-quality experiences in a wide range of locations, from rock climbing in Ireland to a traditional tapas meal in Spain to a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley. You pay a flat fee, and your gift recipient has two years to choose their dream adventure. Gifts start at $79.

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