You’ve been assigned Mission Impossible: Find a gift for the person who has everything. Why not skip the ‘things’ this year and give an experience instead? Treating someone to a new experience is a true gift. So “think different” and give the gift of learning, doing, trying, and playing.
Here are 11 unique gift ideas that will knock their socks right off.
Give the Gift of Fashion
Better than buying your budding fashionista a new sweater, gift her with fashion and costume design instruction. She’ll be so stoked to learn more about her fashion passion. Best gift ever for the glamour lover in your life.
Everybody (well, most everybody) loves yoga. You can’t really go wrong with the gift of personal yoga instruction. Your favorite yogi or yogini will love the one-on-one attention and opportunity to grow.
Time to Tango
This sneaky present benefits both you and your partner—sultry tango lessons to spice up a relationship. You’ll learn the dance of seduction and have some fun in the process. If your giftee is a bit more wild, why not give her pole dancing lessons? It’s not so taboo as it once was, and is an awesome workout that lots of ladies love.
Woodworking for the Win
Whether it’s carpentry, wood sculpture, or learning how to play with power tools—Thumbtack pros have the expertise to teach even the biggest klutz how to be handy.
Maybe your best buddy is a super fit athlete looking to ramp up his game. Or maybe he’s been saying it’s time to fight the mid-life bulge. Whatever the case, one-on-one lessons with a personal trainer are awesome. They will be tailor made to suit his specific needs and inspire him safely into action.
The Gift of Life
Do you know someone who’s an aspiring green thumb? Help bring their vision to life with gardening lessons. Whether they want to grow a flower garden or an urban veggie oasis—a Thumbtack pro will help plant the seeds.
Kid sister got the photo bug? Give her the gift of photography lessons so she can go next level with her keen eye. Whether she’s working with a smartphone, digital camera, or old school manual camera there’s an expert to help.
Make Them Mellow
Nothing says I love you like giving someone a massage. And not the sort of well-meaning—but not terrific—massages that you give, but a massage from a massage therapist who is trained to heal. They’re gonna adore you for this one.
Boudoir photography is the perfect gift for your sexy partner. These classy, but racy, snaps are taken by professional photographers to showcase your intimate style. Get them taken of you, and have your honey unwrap a gorgeous surprise, or gift them to someone you want captured forever in a scandalous pose.
Photo via Sunset Boudoir on Thumbtack
The Gift of Cleanliness
You will be the favorite nephew for all time if you gift your sassy Aunt Elva with a house cleaning service. This gift is a crowd pleaser. Depending on just how much you love her, it can be a one-time treat, or an on-going house cleaning service.
Did your big brother always want to be a cowboy, but somehow grew up to be a banker? Let him live out his childhood fantasy with horseback riding lessons. He may pretend he’s not touched, but he’ll love every minute of being out on the trail.
Here they are, 11 presents that are better than anything you can buy in a store. You’ve just found your new gift solution.