15+ Experiences You Can Gift Instead of Store-Bought Stuff

The memories will last a lifetime.

Material gifts are always fun to unwrap, but studies you may feel like your money is better spent on adventures. These classes, excursions, and lessons — for the music lover, the adventurist, and more — will turn into good times they'll never forget.

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Alice's Table
Flower Arranging Class

$65

Skip the bouquet: Alice's Table host events across the country that teach her the art of flower arranging, while she sips on cocktails. At the end, she leaves with her own fresh-cut flowers.  

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Taylor Swift Reputation Tour

Prices vary

Snag a pair of these tickets for your Swift-obsessed niece and simultaneously prepare your aunt-of-the-year speech. 

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Indoor Skydiving

$72 and up

This indoor activity lets him experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a plane with a parachute. Plus, the company has over 30 locations all over the world, so he won't have to travel far to fly. 

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Wine Tour in Tuscany

Prices vary

This family-owned wine tour in Tuscany offers delectable sips she will never forget. With over 1,000 five-star reviews on Trip Advisor, there's no going wrong with this choice.

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DJ Course

$29

Your ahead-of-the-trends nephew will love this hands-on DJing course that covers everything he'll need to get started, plus mi techniques and tips for amping up his audience. He'll be the go-to for family weddings in no time! 

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iPhone App Making Course

$35

Your Silicone Valley-obsessed friend will freak out over the chance to create his own smartphone app. This course offers 15+ hours of content, covering all the fundamentals of creating a fully functioning app. Who knows, maybe he'll come up with the next Snapchat! 

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Espresso Education

$200

The West Coast coffee lover will have a chance to upgrade her brew-making skills with this two-and-a-half-hour class. It takes place at Jane, once of the most famous cafes in San Francisco. 

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Photography Lessons

$9

Whether she's an iPhone shooter or a DSLR pro, this course offers the tips and tricks that will have all her photos looking high quality. Then, once she's got her technique down, it'll teach her how to monetize her work with a guide to selling, licensing and more.

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Language Learning

$130

For Mom's upcoming trip abroad, this instant download will have her fluent in the language of her choice by the time the plane takes off. 

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Broadway Tickets

Prices vary

Sure, it might be awhile before she can see , but with popular picks like and , there's tons of hits to choose from. 

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Paw Patrol Live

$19 and up


What's better than Paw Patrol? Paw Patrol in real life. This live-action version of the popular TV show has Ryder and his pirate pup friends fighting to rescue Cap'n Turbot from an unknown cavern. 

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Glass Fusion Class

$50

For the art aficionado, this course will immerse her in a new skill set. The 90-minute introduction class, which takes place in Los Angeles, offers an overview of the glass fusion process, leaving every student with her own masterpiece to take home.

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Helicopter Flight Lesson

$400

A trip to New York City is glamorous on its own, but throw in a helicopter flight around the city and it will truly be unforgettable. He'll even have the option of controlling the plane through out the flight. 

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Luxury Massage

Prices vary

Give the gift of relaxation without watching your blood pressure skyrocket over the price. Groupon offers reduced prices of all types of massages — even couples' deals if you want to get in on the action. 

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The Price Is Right Live

$37 and up

Fanatics of the popular game show finally have the chance to compete themselves as part of this road show, held at casinos across the country. That means Dad will finally have the chance to show off his price-guessing skills. 

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Sushi-Making Class

Prices vary

Give your culinary expert a chance to learn a skill outside of his go-to recipes. Sushi making classes, , teach the art of rolling sashimi into delicious bite size pieces.

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WATCH: The Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan Is the Most Magical Place Ever

You'll hardly believe it's real.

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