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MarathonKnitter
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experience gifts

with my birthday coming this weekend, the conversation of gifts came up. i told SO that i no longer want us to buy each other "STUFF." i want us to celebrate with experiences. HE LOVED THE IDEA.

those of you who have given and/or received experience gifts, what have been your favorites?

i'd like to come up with a small, go-to list to get us started.

Posted 5/23/18 11:07 AM
 
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MerryChristmas
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Re: experience gifts

Cooking class at sur la table

Posted 5/23/18 11:13 AM
 

pjt212301
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experience gifts

Show tickets

Posted 5/23/18 11:45 AM
 

NervousNell
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..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: experience gifts

weekend away

Posted 5/23/18 11:47 AM
 

LizD
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Liz

Re: experience gifts

escape room
wine tasting classes
art / paint class
cooking class
yoga

Posted 5/23/18 12:01 PM
 

StaceyLu
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Stacey

experience gifts

Massage/spa

Posted 5/23/18 12:28 PM
 

SusiBee
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Re: experience gifts

concert or theater tickets are our big things.
a nice dinner and cocktails out.
sometimes even a vacation is our "gift" to one another.

Posted 5/23/18 12:44 PM
 

mamaprox2
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Jennifer

experience gifts

I was gifted a Chocolate Tour of NYC .. it is a walking tour which was a great time ... it was from Groupon
I also just got this year an Italian food tour of lower manhattan but have yet to go on it

Posted 5/23/18 12:44 PM
 

Momma2015
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Re: experience gifts

I want to do a hot air balloon or helicopter ride!

Posted 5/23/18 2:18 PM
 

lightblue
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Re: experience gifts

I know my sister bought her Dh an experience to drive a race car.

Posted 5/23/18 4:15 PM
 

queensgal
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Re: experience gifts

Surprise day

At least one event and a meal. Nothing is given away until you walk into the place.

We used to do this for each other. Was a lot of fun. Would purposely take a long way to keep the suspense.

Example:
Rented bikes in nyc
Lunch at planned restaurant
Ended day at brewery

Show tickets
Meal
After dinner drinks

Ice skating
Dinner
Circus

Posted 5/23/18 4:25 PM
 

MarathonKnitter
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experience gifts

these are some great ideas! keep 'em coming!

Posted 5/23/18 5:12 PM
 

springchick
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experience gifts

Check groupon they Always have events you can get in your are. Some of the stuff we done
Wine tasting
Wine pairing event
Parasailing
Wine and paint class
Wood design paint
Museums
Comedy shows
Theater
Concerts

We love doing stuff rather than buying expensive gifts

Message edited 5/23/2018 7:42:47 PM.

Posted 5/23/18 7:41 PM
 

twizzlers
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x

experience gifts

Fancy cake making class
Gelato making class
Dance lessons
Horseback riding
Seal walk
Hot air balloon
Zip lining
Hidden tunnel\subway tour
Ghost hunting
Geocaching
Segway tour.

Posted 5/23/18 8:19 PM
 

klingklang77
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Völlig losgelöst

Re: experience gifts

Spa
Picnic
Rent an expensive car for the day
Go away for a night or two.

Posted 5/24/18 3:00 AM
 

dctead
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Re: experience gifts

DH and I do this... we buy what we want when we want it usually...and i love the memories of the experiences!

We'll do one big vacation each year and then some smaller weekend trips.

Show tickets every now and again... and this year DH is giving me a sea plane ride over my favorite lake upstate for my birthday.

Posted 5/24/18 11:22 AM
 

MsSissy
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Re: experience gifts

Treetop adventure / Zip lining.
We had a great time.

Posted 5/24/18 11:51 AM
 

MarathonKnitter
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experience gifts

OMG... i was poking around the internet for ideas and discovered that there is bungee jumping in our back yard (almost).

we live up against the hills to the east of Los Angeles. there is a national park in the hills and a "bridge to nowhere"... the road was never completed.

there is a company that does bungee jumping off the bridge.
if george bush senior could jump out of a perfectly good plane for this 80th birthday, i could jump off a bridge for my 45th lol.
hell, i ran a marathon for my 40th... what was i thinking

Posted 5/24/18 11:55 AM
 

MsSissy
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Re: experience gifts

Posted by MarathonKnitter

OMG... i was poking around the internet for ideas and discovered that there is bungee jumping in our back yard (almost).

we live up against the hills to the east of Los Angeles. there is a national park in the hills and a "bridge to nowhere"... the road was never completed.

there is a company that does bungee jumping off the bridge.
if george bush senior could jump out of a perfectly good plane for this 80th birthday, i could jump off a bridge for my 45th lol.
hell, i ran a marathon for my 40th... what was i thinking



Oh so youre looking for adrenaline experiences! Jump out of a plane. I did that about 6 yrs ago and it was incredible!

Posted 5/25/18 9:01 AM
 

MarathonKnitter
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EMBRACING CHANGE

Re: experience gifts

Posted by MsSissy

Posted by MarathonKnitter

OMG... i was poking around the internet for ideas and discovered that there is bungee jumping in our back yard (almost).

we live up against the hills to the east of Los Angeles. there is a national park in the hills and a "bridge to nowhere"... the road was never completed.

there is a company that does bungee jumping off the bridge.
if george bush senior could jump out of a perfectly good plane for this 80th birthday, i could jump off a bridge for my 45th lol.
hell, i ran a marathon for my 40th... what was i thinking



Oh so youre looking for adrenaline experiences! Jump out of a plane. I did that about 6 yrs ago and it was incredible!



lol not exactly... but this sounds like fun and it's in our back yard. the mountain/national park is about a 10 minute drive from our front door. and SO has talked about going to the bridge to nowhere for a while... he used to go there as a kid.

but with SO's health issues, i'm going to wait on this particular adventure until we get the all-clear from his Dr. lol

Posted 5/25/18 9:21 AM
 

LSP2005
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Re: experience gifts

Snorkeling off of Catalina Island

Pottery and sip class

Cooking class

Broadway show

Weekend vacation somewhere romantic

Couples massage

Large purchase for the house

Posted 5/25/18 9:38 PM
 

hmm
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experience gifts

pottery class
horse back riding
ice skating
roller skating
painting class
wall climbing
kayaking

Message edited 5/25/2018 9:50:11 PM.

Posted 5/25/18 9:49 PM
 
 

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