Experience Gifts Holiday Gift Guide 2013

There are only 43 days until Christmas (we’re not counting…) so it’s time to start thinking about the best gifts to get your loved ones! Whether you’re struggling with a fussy sister who already has everything, or trying to find that perfect gift for your first Christmas with a new boyfriend, we’ve done all the hard work for you and picked our holiday favorites.

Gifts for Mom and Dad
First on the gift guide list is the most important people this holiday, mom and dad! If you decide to get joint gifts for them, how about a culinary tour of your local area? Try the famous pizzas of Chicago with the Pizza Tasting Tour of Chicago Experience. Lead by an expert guide, you’ll visit several establishments learning interesting facts and history, all while sampling various delicious pizza slices, including the incredible deep-dish of course! A great idea for getting mom and dad out together this Christmas. If you’ve been inspired to make your own pizza, there’s also the ultimate pizza gift from Stonewall Kitchen, meaning you can take all your doughy knowledge and recreate it at home!

Pizza GolfGifts for Dad
For those who aren’t fans of the joint gift idea, but still need the ultimate gift for dad, get him a Golf Lesson in Philadelphia – a gift coveted by dads all over! Throw in some Pro Golf Balls and you’ve got yourself a very happy father. The expert instructors are on hand to tailor the lessons to your experience, so whether your dad has never played golf in his life or is a weekend professional, the session will be suited to his needs.

Gifts for Mom
Not forgetting about mom, treat her to a Rockville Mud and Merlot Pottery class for that extra special gift idea. Pottery making is relaxing and enjoyable, and with a glass of wine in hand, it’s pure bliss. At the end of the session you get to take home the mug or teacup you’ve made, so this is a gift that keeps giving. You could also wrap up a decorative vase for Christmas Day to give your mother some inspiration!

Pottery HelicopterGifts for Husbands
If you’re looking for that extra special gift for your husband, look no further than the Hands-On Helicopter Flight in Los Angeles. Going up in a helicopter is absolutely fantastic in itself, actually getting to fly the machine is an experience on another level! Trying all the manoeuvres like climbs, descents, turns, level flying and hovers, this is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. If he’d rather fly a helicopter with his feet firmly on the ground, you can’t go wrong with a Hercules Unbreakable 3.5 Ch Remote Control Helicopter from HobbyTron, who do a whole range of great gifts for him.

Gifts for Wives
For all the husbands looking for ideal gifts for her, panic over. Not wanting to miss out on the flying, the Belmar Biplane Ride Experience incorporates history with extreme thrills as you take to the skies in a vintage 1943 Boeing Stearman Biplane! Flying in an open-top cockpit, you’ll see views of the beautiful New Jersey landscape for a breathtaking 15 minute flight, before gracefully landing back on earth. If this fantastic experience isn’t enough, you can always get a gorgeous aviator scarf to go with it!

Biplane WineGifts for Couples
If you’re looking to share something special this holiday, we have some great gifts for couples. The Wine Tasting in Atlanta For Two Experience is romantic and exciting, perfect for a day out with your special someone. A fun twist on a classic wine and dine night out, this experience is both educational and memorable, so if you like original gift ideas, a wine tasting activity is ideal. Maybe you’d prefer to stay at home for your wine tasting, if so, a membership to the Wine of the Month Club would be a lovely gift the two of you can share together.

Gifts for Brothers
Tired of getting your brother pairs of socks every year? Mix it up a bit with a Boulder Beer Tasting Tour and see his face light up! The expert tour guide will take you round four local bars and restaurants, teaching you fun facts and history about the places, while you sit back with a different famous beer from each establishment. Paired with a Mr Beer beer-making kit so you can recreate your samples at home, this is the perfect gift for your favorite brother.

Beer DanceGifts for Sisters
As for sisters, there’s always the worry of hearing those dreaded words… “Did you keep the receipt?” Get her something she won’t want to return with a Seattle Dance Lesson! Learn the basics of dancing before improving your skills and confidence, perfecting your technique and loving every second of it. The professional instructor will have you twirling and moving effortlessly in no time! So your sister can keep practising at home, top off this fantastic gift with an Apple iTunes Gift Card and keep the music playing.

Gifts for Boyfriends
It can be particularly difficult to choose the ultimate gift for a boyfriend, unique gifts are hard to come by, but it has to be perfect! Fear not, we have just the thing that will have him falling at your feet… a Stockcar Ride! One of the most popular experiences available, everyone wants a ride in an official NASCAR vehicle, the thrill is just unrivalled. With locations all over the US, you’re bound to find one near you! Finish off the gift with an Al Unser Jr. autographed photo and you’ll make any petrol-head extremely happy.

NASCAR kitebaordGifts for Sons and Daughters
Here at Experience Days, we appreciate choosing holiday gifts for sons and daughters can be particularly worrisome, they’re just so fussy! Fear not, we’re here to alleviate some of that stress with the perfect gift idea… a Miami Kiteboarding Lesson! Get them out of the house and doing something active on the beautiful Miami coast, perfect for kiteboarding because of the shallow water and low winds. Pair it with some brand new swimwear for boys and girls and you’ll be Number. 1 Parent for at least another year!

That concludes our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, I’m sure you’ll agree there are some grand ideas in there! Giving the gift of an experience is something that will provide memories forever, whether it’s learning a new skill or doing an activity you’ve always wanted to try, there’s something for everyone.

Happy Holidays!