15 Memorable Gift Experiences for the Person Who Doesn't Need More Stuff

Plus, it'll take away all that stress of finding the perfect gift.

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Key West Sailing Cruises

Shared experiences create bonds that'll trump the gift of stuff any day of the week. These great gift experiences provide memories to last a lifetime.

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Brewery Tours in Brooklyn

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The density of breweries in Brooklyn is staggering, making touring a stack of breweries in one go a nice and leisurely experience. If they love a booze tour, this one's for them. Just make sure they pace themselves!

More: Best Brewery Tours and Tastings Throughout the US

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Sky Dive in Houston

$219.00

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They’ll want to go again once they land from the 14,000-foot jump. Don't worry, they won't be jumping alone — they'll be tandem-skydiving with an experienced instructor. The 60-second free fall into the parachute flight down to the target landing will be the ultimate rush.

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Best of Brooklyn Food Tour in New York

$125

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They’ll get to visit Brooklyn’s most dynamic areas during this food tour that's hosted by a native New Yorker. They'll enjoy sampling a wide variety of authentic “city” foods while looking at the Manhattan skyline.

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Indoor Skydiving in Chicago

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Here's another great experience that adrenaline-seeking people will love. If they've always wanted to do the actual thing, indoor skydiving is perfect for them to get a similar rush without risking their life.

More: Best Indoor Skydiving Locations to Check Out

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Gourmet Food and Cocktail Tour in Seattle
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Gourmet Food and Cocktail Tour in Seattle

$86.00

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Get ready to meet the top chefs in Seattle. As they enjoy cocktail pairings, wine, and gourmet foods, they’ll hear each chef's story and the history of downtown Seattle and the Pike Place Market.

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LA Boat Cruise
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Dinner Cruise in Los Angeles

$131

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They can hop on this luxury yacht and enjoy the stunning views of the Pacific ocean shoreline. They’ll get a full four-course gourmet meal at a private table, and after they'll dance the night away to a live DJ.

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Wine and Paint Class in Denver

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They'll definitely be able to enjoy themselves with a glass of wine in their hand. They'll get step-by-step instructions from an artist as they create their own masterpiece that they'll get to take home at the end of the night.

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Sunday Brunch Sail in Connecticut
Mystic Whaler Cruises
Sunday Brunch Sail in Connecticut

from $82.00 for two

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Allow them to spend a relaxing Sunday on the scenic waters of Fishers Island Sound in New London, Connecticut. They'll feel at ease aboard the Mystic Whaler as they indulge in a delicious brunch.

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Personal Chef Cooking Lessons in Atlanta
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Personal Chef Cooking Lessons in Atlanta

from $450.00

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Are they obsessed with Top Chef or the Cooking Channel? If so, professional one-on-one cooking lessons will totally be a hit. It's a gift for them, but everyone reaps the benefits when they cook for the next family party.

More: Best Cooking Classes for Bonding With Loved Ones

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Private Everglades Airboat Adventure in Ft. Lauderdale
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Private Everglades Airboat Adventure in Ft. Lauderdale

from $301.00 for a group of four

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They'll glide over sawgrass as they explore the inhabitants during this private custom airboat in the Everglades. After a 60-minute tour, they can head on over to the Sawgrass Recreation Park and see their inhabitants, including Cannibal, the park's 1,000-pound gator.

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French Quarter Food Tour in New Orleans
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French Quarter Food Tour in New Orleans

from $59.00

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If they love food (and spice), a food tour in New Orleans will be an absolute blast. They'll learn the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine and sample dishes at a broad range of venues throughout the French Quarter.

More: Top New Orleans Restaurants and Things to Do

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Key West Sailing Cruise
Sailing Cruise in Key West

from $119.00

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A sailing excursion like this one gets them all the fun of sailing without any of the work. Sailing aboard the 2011 and 2013 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race champion, America 2, your recipient — and you, if you're lucky — will tour Key West at a moderate pace with ample opportunities to spot local wildlife.

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Sea Cave Kayak Tour in San Diego
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Sea Cave Kayak Tour in San Diego

from $66.00 for two people

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The sea caves in La Jolla (just outside San Diego) are a beautiful sight to see, and it's totally worth taking time to explore. This tour will take them though a series of breathtaking caves over the course of roughly two hours, and given the relative calm of the waters, no previous kayaking experience is needed to take part!

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Private Surf Lessons in Santa Monica
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Private Surf Lessons in Santa Monica

from $130.00

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This is for the fearless person who's always said they've wanted to try it. Surfing is a wonderfully addicting hobby that everyone should try at least once. One-on-one lessons will cost more than a group, but they inspire a level of confidence that'll get them upright and grinning in no time.

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Zip Line Adventure in Montana
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Zip Line Tour in Montana

from $32.00

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Big Sky Resort is packed with fun activities, and you can't go wrong with this one! For anyone who likes a little adventure, blasting down the side of a mountain on a zip line will sound like a thrill to them.

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