The Resort at Pelican Hill.
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For those hard-to-shop-for individuals who prefer experiences over objects, we’ve gathered 14 one-of-a-kind gifts from playful (two nights in a Nintendo game, a horseback yoga retreat) to educational (a butchering class with April Bloomfield, adult piano lessons) to extravagant (a stream in Georgia, a ride on the inaugural Air Cruise). Find them all below.
Gaming Room in Lisbon
Two Nights in a Nintendo Game A guy totally transformed his Central Lisbon flat into a Nintendo fan’s paradise.
The Empty Met Tour gives access to the art before it’s blocked by tourists with the museum’s art historians as a tour guide. Open to 25 people; if you pick the right day, it might be just the two of you.
Two Nights in the King’s House Priscilla Presley designed suites at the newly opened Guest House at Graceland to look like the King’s own master bedroom — one has a TV mounted on the ceiling — so visitors can finally sleep amid the aura of Elvis.
Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
A Week in a Frank Lloyd Wright Home The Palmer House in Ann Arbor, Michigan, whose design is based on the equilateral triangle, is outfitted with Wright’s furniture, cabinetry, and a teahouse, all in the midst of two acres of woodland.
Air Cruise The inaugural Air Cruise takes off from New York in August and makes stops in Tokyo, Manila, and Paris before returning home a month later. The redesigned Boeing 777 has all the necessary creature comforts, like a wine cellar, private chef, and bar; travelers stay at Peninsula Hotels during each stop.