The Top 10 Experience Presents to Gift That Won’t Break the Bank

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Tired of the same old gifts?  In a year where we could all get out again, you can’t really go wrong with gifting those on your list an experience that they can do whenever works best for them!

Best Experience Gifts 2024

How many more gift cards can you really give someone?  At this point it’s like all we’re doing is just passing money back and forth.  So this year it’s all about the experience – something they can do with their friends, with you, as a family, or even by themselves based on their own schedule and timing.

And while a lot of these can also be used as a total last minute option, most of these are also truly unique and something they may not expect at all.  We’ve come up with our official top 10 list this season based on a few didn’t criteria:

  • Some were chosen by ones we’ve actually purchased and used ourselves.
  • Based on sales from our site throughout the year.
  • Research and reviews from independent gift curators.
  • Options that should fit most budgets.

So what are you waiting for?  Let’s gift them the experience they didn’t even know they needed.  Hey – maybe they’ll bring you along too?


The Online Master Class
Master Class

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One of our favorites (and our readers too) – you can’t go wrong with the online Master Class gift where you can choose from hundreds of famous instructors and take video classes online in the comfort of your own home.  You can learn about film-making, creative writing, singing, rock-climbing, cooking, baking – you name it.  You may be surprised by some of the world-famous celebs who have turned into expert teachers.


Tinggly Ultimate Gift Collection

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Tinggly is really cool because they carve out all the different experiences for you based on your interest level.  It can be things like adventure experiences, activities to do alone, things to do with couples, your partner, family – you name it.  Their Ultimate Collection comes with over 650 experiences you can choose from in over 100 different countries.  Sky really is the limit.


The DIY Hot Sauce Class + Kit
Uncommon Goods

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Perfect for the lover of all things hot sauce and may just want to learn how to make their own.  This online class will teach them all about the different types of chili peppers and even how to make their very own hot sauces.  What’s cool about this one is that the class also comes with a kit of fresh peppers just for you!  The class lasts for 1-hour and you can even email this gift to them up to 24 hours before the classes start – so it’s perfect for last minute folks like us.


The Class Pass Local Fitness Classes
Class Pass

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One of the most popular presents for women this season, everyone is loving Class Pass which, just like it sounds, is a pass you can use at just about any fitness class in your immediate area.  Choose from things like spin class, yoga, cycling, rowing, dance, and so much more.  You don’t have to worry about signing contracts or committing to anything, which is great.  It’s the perfect way to test out all sorts of fun and exciting classes in your area.


The Cameo Celebrity Greeting

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Who doesn’t want a customized video greeting/message from their favorite celeb?  With Cameo you can choose from hundreds of famous (and some infamous) actors, actresses, reality show stars, athletes, politicians, sports stars and more.  They’ll create a personalized message for the recipient and an experience they’ll never forget.  Most Cameo’s are actually more affordable than you’d think.


The Date Night Paining Class
Uncommon Goods

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Perfect for all the romantic folks out there who want to take a 90-minute fun painting class with an expert artist from the comfort of their own home.  This one even comes with the kit (everything you need is included) and you can choose the day and time that works best for your schedule.


Hunt a Killer Murder Mystery Experience
Hunt a Killer

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If they all those murder mystery podcasts and are obsessed with all things Dateline – they’re going to love this immersive at-home murder mystery experience from the best selling Hunt a Killer company.  You’ll receive all sorts of clues mailed directly to you to help you figure out this mystery and solve the crime either by yourself or with friends and family.


The DIY Hot Sauce Kit
Uncommon Goods

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Perfect for the amateur at-home chef who’s just as obsessed with hot sauce as we are.  This DIY kit comes with everything they’ll need to craft their own unique hot sauces – including the bottles and labels too.


The Escape Room Game in a Box

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If they loved going to an actual Escape Room, they’ll have a blast with this latest Escape Room game from the folks at Mattel.  This game comes with 19 mental and physical puzzles to solve in just one hour or less so that you can officially escape the room and win the game.  Little kids can play this one with some help from adults – but it’s also perfect for tweens and teens too.


The DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
Uncommon Goods

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We all know that mochi ice cream is where it’s at this year and now they can make it right from home with this totally DIY kit.  It comes with all the ingredients they’ll need along with an easy to follow recipe book.  It’ll even make up to 32 yummy pieces.  Total fun in the kitchen for all ages.