Experience Gifts for Parents, Couples + Your BFF

Still wondering what to buy everyone on your holiday shopping list? If you’re a last-minute shopper and not sure where to get started, here’s a gift guide with thoughtful + meaningful experience gifts for parents, your partner, and your BFF.

Instead of buying something, you’re not sure they’ll love, spend your money on experiences instead of things. Your loved ones will be grateful for the unique gift and will be excited to try something new. 

Experience Gift Ideas

Getaway Gifts for Parents 

experience gifts for parents

Book a staycation

Want to buy thoughtful and meaningful gifts for your parents? Plan a weekend staycation for your mom and dad to a destination that’s been on their must-visit list. 

Experience Gift Ideas for Couples 

Meal Kit

Get fresh ingredients delivered to your door and plan a romantic stay at home dinner date with your partner. Each EveryPlate box comes with easy recipes that take about 30 minutes to make. Take the stress out of trying to decide what to eat every night and choose from a variety of new options every week. 

Save 40% on your first box, and 20% your next 2 boxes at EveryPlate

Wine Subscription

If you want to buy something you and your partner can enjoy, give the gift of wine. Whether you prefer rosé or he likes red, choose a mixed case with selections you’ll both love.  

  • In the US – Firstleaf is America’s #1 Awarded Wine Club. 
  • Australia – Enjoy epic wine deals on Vinomofo.  

Related: 13 Creative, Fun + Romantic Ideas For Date Night At Home

Gift Experience Ideas for your BFF 

Gift Experience Ideas for your BFF
Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard

Book a girl’s Trip

Tell your besties to pack their bags and hit the road for the ultimate road trip this season. Plan a girl’s getaway to a national park or book a luxury hotel and enjoy a spa day. 

Cheese Kit

Know someone who loves cheese? This Italian Cheese Kit includes everything you need to get started making your own cheese at home. Kit includes mozzarella, bocconcini, ricotta, ricotta salata & mascarpone.


Give your friends the gift of yoga so they can practice from the comfort of their own home. Down Dog has a range of apps for Yoga, HIIT, Barre, Prenatal Yoga, and now Meditation. 


We think experience gifts make the best Christmas gifts because they’re unique, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to create memories your loved ones will cherish for years to come. 

What’s your favorite idea for experience gifts for parents, him or her? Let us know in the comments. 

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