gift guide 2016

14 Experiential Gifts for Adventure Seekers

The Resort at Pelican Hill. Photo: Courtesy of the vendors

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.

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Two Nights in a Nintendo Game
A guy totally transformed his Central Lisbon flat into a Nintendo fan’s paradise.

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Adult Piano Lessons
Jonathan Baker has been teaching adults to tickle the ivories in his UWS home since 1980.

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Butchering With April Bloomfield
Learn how to make sausage or hack a chicken at the chef’s new butcher shop, White Gold.

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Metrograph Bundle
Ten tickets (on heavy card stock) good for revivals and new releases at LES movie theater Metrograph.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendors/Nicole Weingart/Bravo

Gift Certificates to SUR
Give your Vanderpump Rulesfanatic friend a chance to watch all of Jax, Scheana, and Stassi’s drama firsthand.

Photo: Roderick Aichinger

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.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendors/© Jeffrey Jacobs

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.

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Italy via Newport Beach
The aesthetics of Renaissance-era Italian architect Andrea Palladio are a short flight away in California.