“On the twelfth day of Christmas…” whether it’s for your true love, your bestie, or your family, these holiday gifts give something unique — experiences. And what’s more, you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a memorable moment. Choose from cooking classes to museum tickets, adrenaline-filled thrills to cultural shows around the world. Best of all? You can join in the fun, too.

Under $25

A small budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on quality. There’s a host of cultural and foodie experiences around the globe…

Woman at a museum, holiday gifts
Explore one of Paris’ finest art museums at your own pace with a reserved access day admission ticket to the Musée de l’Orangerie.

See masterpieces in Paris

Paris is for lovers, and visiting one of its smaller art museums will be a feast for the eye for any art-loving partner. Monet’s Water Lilies paintings take center stage at the Orangerie. Afterward, a stroll in the charming Tuileries gardens is simply lovely. 

Whisky tasting
Enjoy a guided tour, plus a nosing and tasting of a Scotch whisky on this tour of The Scotch Whisky Experience.

Indulge in a few drams in Edinburgh

Get into the holiday spirit(s) with a whisky tasting tour in Edinburgh. It’s the perfect thing to warm up body and soul after a tour of the castle.

Tango show, holiday gifts
Experience a classical tango show in the beautiful classical theater of Galería Güemes.

Head to Buenos Aires for a tango show

If Latin flair is more your style, Buenos Aires is the place to be. A tango show combines passion and tradition for a memorable night out. 

Under $50

From high-tech art experiences to fairytale castles, and a bit of foodie magic in between, a $50 festive gift budget will get you (and your loved one) far.

Tokyo Digital Art Museum
Explore a dreamworld of digital arts like you’ve never seen before at the teamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum.

Explore Tokyo’s coolest museum

If modern art is more your gift-giving vibe, Tokyo is surely the place to express it. The teamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum is a unique, cutting-edge art experience. Bright, moving art is digitally projected in 3D all around the visitor. This is an immersive art experience like no other.

Cooking class, holiday gifts
Learn how to cook popular Thai dishes at a beautiful organic farm.

Learn how to cook Thai cuisine

Food is an international language, and if your other half fancies getting creative in the kitchen, a cooking class in Thailand’s northern gem of Chiang Mai is just the thing. After doing some jungle trekking, take time out for this tour that includes a market visit and preparing your own delicious Thai curry.

Neuschwanstein
Explore the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and the enchanting old-world town of Füssen.

Visit the original fairytale castle

Germany is known for its holiday cheer and magnificent castles. See the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle on a day trip from Munich. Does it look familiar? Walt Disney’s Magic Castle was inspired by this very one!

Under $100

Now we’re talking…your budget just got serious. From active adventures to living la dolce vita in Italy, these next-level experiences are the perfect present.

Women ziplining, holiday gifts
Glide across the canopy of native New Zealand bush on a 3-hour zipline adventure on Waiheke Island.

Zip through New Zealand

Do you have an adrenaline junkie in the house? New Zealand is the place to be, for sure. With its incredible landscape, this is the home of extreme sports. This zipline tour will get the adrenaline pumping as it speeds over the native forest on Waiheke Island. 

Woman at vineyard
Discover the beauty of Tuscany and visit its medieval cities and towns on a guided excursion from Florence.

Wine and dine in Tuscany

If you have foodie friends, they’ll be delighted this holiday with gifts of food and wine. Take it up a level with a day trip in Tuscany from Florence to explore the sights and enjoy wine-tasting in the famous Chianti wine region. 

Friends enjoying tapas
Discover real Spanish food as you taste a variety of tapas at 3 different restaurants.

Tour Seville

The southern Spanish city of Seville is not just about mesmerizing flamenco shows. Here it’s all about tapas: your foodie friend will delight in this tapas and wine tour to taste the flavors of southern Spain.

Sky’s the limit

There’s no stopping you now. The best gifts for the person who has everything is a unique experience. We’re talking bucket-list stuff now. 

Woman photographed with the Northern Lights
Join a small group Northern Lights tour.

Catch the Northern Lights

Seeing the Aurora Borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It may be icy in Tromsø, which is located in the Arctic Circle in Norway. But the light display of the Aurora Borealis in the heavens above will warm up the soul.

Harbor cruise NYC
Climb aboard a luxury yacht and sail around Manhattan on a holiday season cruise.

Cruise through NYC

First-time visitors to New York City will love the romance and charm of a wintry yacht cruise through famous Manhattan Harbor. You’ll see the city’s famous skyline as you snuggle up with cocoa, cookies, and listen to live jazz.

Woman in hot-air balloon, holiday gifts
Experience the natural beauty of Cappadocia from above on a hot-air balloon flight.

Get a bird’s-eye view of Turkey

For 360-degree views of a fantasy landscape, nothing beats a hot-air balloon flight over Turkey’s famous Cappadocia region. Soar over the famous “fairy chimney” rock formations as the sun rises. 

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