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.
Two Nights in a Nintendo Game
A guy totally transformed his Central Lisbon flat into a Nintendo fan’s paradise.
Adult Piano Lessons
Jonathan Baker has been teaching adults to tickle the ivories in his UWS home since 1980.
Ten tickets (on heavy card stock) good for revivals and new releases at LES movie theater Metrograph.
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.
Italy via Newport Beach
The aesthetics of Renaissance-era Italian architect Andrea Palladio are a short flight away in California.
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.
Horseback Yoga Retreat
A weeklong trip to Nosara, Costa Rica, where female guests horseback-ride through jungles for yoga on remote beaches.
Bespoke Sex Doll
Meet Renee: an anatomically correct, completely customizable life-size silicone sex doll.
A Year of Yachting
Unlimited access to Barton & Gray Mariner Club’s Hinckley yachts, docked along the East Coast from Nantucket to the Bahamas.
A Stream in Georgia
A piece of the heartland includes trout, white-pine timber, and a conservation tax credit.
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.
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