50+ Memorable Holiday Gift Ideas

Give the Grooviest Gift of an Experience, Time, or Learning

This year, skip the impersonal gift cards, cheap chocolates, and forgettable toys – ramp up excitement with unique holiday gifts that will be remembered for years to come! Whether you’re shopping in advance or looking for a last-minute gift idea, here are 50+ ideas for gift giving that will create lifelong memories (for anyone on your gift list).

Memorable Holiday Gift Ideas

The Gift of an Experience

Make an addition in someone’s life storybook with an experience gift! Pro Tip: Get creative with the presentation of your experience gift – don’t just hand them a certificate or ticket. Wrap a tiny boat, model airplane, toy car, miniature horse, helium balloon, kite, bottle of wine, or something similar that “fits” with your gift.

  • Boat cruise (sunset, lunch, or dinner)

  • City tour

  • Chocolate tour

  • Concert tickets

  • Escape room entry (a great option for a group of family members or friends)

  • Fishing excursion

  • Horseback riding ticket

  • Hot air balloon ride

  • Ice skating rink ticket

  • Indoor bouldering or rock climbing pass

  • Kayaking day pass

  • Mani-pedi appointment

  • Massage session

  • Movie tickets

  • Museum entry

  • Orchestra or symphony tickets

  • Paintball outing

  • Private plane ride

  • Race car or exotic car driving experience

  • Rafting excursion

  • Restaurant gift card

  • Round of golf

  • Season sports tickets

  • Skydiving ticket (outdoor or indoor)

  • State park or national park pass

  • Tandem hang gliding

  • Theme park day pass

  • Trail of Lights or winter carnival ticket

  • Trampoline park entry

  • Wine tour or wine and paint night

  • Zoo tickets

The Gift of Time

Time is priceless, so “give back” someone’s time by taking something off of their to-do list and freeing up their schedule to focus on more enjoyable things. Pro Tip: If you’re tight on a gift budget, use SignUp to enlist volunteers from your group (family members, class parents, basketball players, band members, etc.) to fill these roles.

  • Babysitters or pet sitters

  • Car detailers (interior and exterior cleaners)

  • Dog groomers or walkers

  • Errand runners

  • Grocery shoppers

  • House cleaners

  • Leaf rakers or landscapers

  • Laundry helpers

  • Personal chefs

Gift of Time Volunteer SignUp

The Gift of Learning

Looking for the perfect present for someone who wants to learn a new skill or “up their game” on an existing talent, or for someone who generally loves learning? Search no more – check out these ideas!

  1. Art class (painting, glass-blowing, or sculpting)

  2. Beauty or skin consultation

  3. Cooking class

  4. Cheese and wine class

  5. Dance lessons

  6. Foraging tour or classes

  7. Homebrewing class

  8. Martial arts classes

  9. Music lessons

  10. Life coach session

  11. Photography course

  12. Private DJ lesson

  13. Rock climbing lesson

  14. Snowboarding or ski lesson

  15. Surfing or stand up paddle boarding lesson

  16. Sushi rolling lesson


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