13 Unusual Experience Gift Ideas Anyone Would Love

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Experience gifts are great for the adventurous spirits in your life, those who have all they want or need, or for anyone who needs a gentle nudge to try some new fun activities. But there are drawbacks that come along with gift experiences - hefty price tags, scheduling stress and even the possibility of causing unwanted social anxiety.

So while it’s all well and good to imagine friends and family having the hot air balloon ride of their life or the ultimate rock climbing excursion, at the end of the day, your wallet and their interest might just not be up for all that these adventures entail. That’s where subscription boxes from the Cratejoy marketplace come in. They provide a unique, inexpensive way to send a monthly experience right to the front door.

Instead of gifting an expensive day at the spa or a monthly cooking class, your loved ones get the spa or cooking class in the mail! We’ve put together a gift guide of some of our favorite monthly gift boxes that make amazing at-home experience gift ideas. With a broad selection of subscriptions to choose from, we've found great budget-friendly options for some of the most popular experience gifts.

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

From $49.91 per box
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Mix things up by giving them a craft cocktail subscription box. Each month, subscribers will get three unique and tasty cocktail recipes, along with everything needed (minus the liquor) to whip up 12 delicious drinks. Every Shaker & Spoon box focuses on a specific liquor, so they’ll be able to make the most of their home bar. Whether they’re celebrating a special occasion, getting together with friends, or just building their bartender expertise, this monthly box will have subscribers raising a glass in delight.

Shipping: The Begin Again Box is slated to ship the week of August 5th. **IF YOU NEED A BOX SOONER, WRITE TO US by clicking the CONTACT SELLER button (bottom of the page) and we’ll hook you up with a different box from our vault!**

Customer Review

"Gave this as a gift and got to try some of the cocktails. The cachaca box was really fun! Really interesting combinations and usually some ingredients leftover for another batch of cocktails." - Leyna M.

The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

From $64.99 per box
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Shipping: Orders are renewed on the 15th of the month. Subsequent boxes ship on the 21st of the month. *We are not allowed to send wine to PO Boxes.

Club Cuvée - Champagne Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

Club Cuvée - Champagne Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

From $109.99 per box
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Shipping: Orders are renewed on the 15th of the month. Subsequent boxes ship on the 21st of the month. *We are not allowed to send wine to PO Boxes. *In areas of excess heat: If temperature is above 100 degrees, we may use expedited shipping at no charge or hold an order until temperature lowers in order to maintain the integrity of the wine.

Date Night Box Subscription

Date Night Box Subscription

From $23.33 per box
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The creation of a team of marriage and family therapists, each monthly box is designed to strengthen any relationship, delivering a themed date that includes challenges and activities to give couples a night of intimate fun and laughs!

Shipping: Your first box will ship within 5 business days of the order being placed. Your subscription renews on the same day of the month as your first order based on your subscription type (month-to-month, three-month, or six-month). All renewing shipments (your second shipment and onward) will ship within 10 business days of the renewal date.

Customer Review

“We loved our date with Date Crate. It took a moment to get over the awkward feeling of trying something new but it ended up sparking lots of conversation and laughter we otherwise wouldn't have had. We're trying out our second date crate tomorrow!” – Surrey A.

Craft in Style, Monthly Craft Supply Kit Subscription

Craft in Style, Monthly Craft Supply Kit Subscription

From $32.58 per box
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Do they have Pinterest FOMO? Don’t worry! The Craft in Style: Monthly Craft Supply Kit will help them transform their space with cute, unique craft projects. This monthly box sends them a new, on-trend DIY project every month so they can craft everything from handmade soaps to cute terrariums.

Shipping: Sending a gift? We have instant downloadable gift cards! Craft in Style Subscription Box ships within 3-5 business days of your order from the USA. All boxes ship USPS or UPS with tracking. Email us for assistance, anytime!

Customer Review

“I’m looking forward to my next shipment. These boxes are so fun! The packaging is gorgeous. They make a great way to have fun at home and they all make great gifts. What a treat!” — Carol C.

Club Jeroboam - Fine Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

Club Jeroboam - Fine Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

From $119.99 per box
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Shipping: Orders are renewed on the 15th of the month. Subsequent boxes ship on the 21st of the month. *We are not allowed to send wine to PO Boxes.

For more great gift ideas be sure to check out our other gift guides below!