HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING GUIDE
The holidays are here and what better way to show your love than having a memorable experience with someone you care about. Below are some of the most amazing and unique reasonably priced experiences & travel for the holiday season.
EXPERIENCES IN NYC:
30-minute Helicopter Rides over NYC: On Black Friday Gilt City will offer a deal for FlyNyon “No Doors” Helicopter Rides over NYC – Black Friday Price: $111, Original Price: $195
Once in lifetime experiences from IfOnly: Have you wanted to ride the bus to the game with the Giants, meet Ariana Grande backstage, or cook with Bobby Flay? This is the place to find those experiences. From unique everyday offerings with local experts to once-in-a-lifetime connections with lauded luminaries, IfOnly provides access to a curated selection of extraordinary experiences that benefit worthy causes around the world. Members enjoy amazing experiences that help them do something incredible every weekend. Engage with athletes, epicureans, artists, musicians, designers, and others who inspire shared interests, foster lasting memories, and benefit impactful causes. Check out their current New York offerings here.
Pair Wine Tours: Grab a ticket to this wine tour, which is an educational and fun experience for everyone from beginners to life-long enthusiasts. Right now get tickets for $49 (34% off) on Gilt.
The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure – With the mold-breaking brilliance of Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Work Week, and the geeky enthusiasm of a TED Talk, this book is your ticket to the next level. You’ll learn plenty, but the first lesson is easy: nothing good happens after 2 AM—except the most EPIC experiences of our lives. I finished the book in a week and have already had epic experiences thanks to it!
Get Free Tickets to Shows from 1iota – If you’re friends and loved ones are up for spontaneous experiences that can be amazing, check out 1iota. They are America’s premiere Audience Casting and Fan Engagement Agency. They connect fans with the celebrities, shows and musical events they love. Essentially you act as an audience filler for events that need to fill seats. Last year, I went to the Christmas Tree lighting rehearsal where all the performers did their sets in advance for filming purposes. It was amazing! Right now they have audience requests for artists like Alicia Keys and Adam Levine, and actors such as Emma Stone.
NYE at ‘Nutcracker Rouge’ – Begin 2017 on a seductive note with this sexy, sparkly reimagining of “The Nutcracker.” Right now get a luxury balcony cabaret table for two for $320, $45 off on Gilt.
Chocolate Tour of New York – Save 50% by using code WZPS4E14RZ2R. Who doesn’t like chocolate? Come join your expert chocoholic tour guide for a delightful stroll through some of the New York’s most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers. From classic truffles to salty caramels, from dark chocolate almond bark to the most exquisite chocolate macaron, you’ll be tasting the greatest chocolates the world has to offer on The Chocolate Tour of New York, if that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth the great discounts will ensure you walk home with bags of chocolatey goodness for all the family…chocoholics everywhere will love this tour. Check out our experience here.
Drunk Shakespeare: For 90 hilarious minutes (literally, I couldn’t stop laughing), a cast of five actors will present a Shakespearean play, with a unique improv-inspired approach described as “rowdiness and debauchery” by The New York Times. The twist: One actor will down a few shots before the performance. Right now, get tickets for $29 (47% off) on Gilt.
EXPERIENCES AROUND THE WORLD:
Gilt Travel is planning an incredible Black Friday sale. Take a peek here!
Wilson, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Fireside Resort – Save $53 per night on hotel stays. A luxury cabin with a fireplace and fire pit, against the mountains of neighboring Grand Teton National Park – includes room for up to four adults
Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Caribbean – Blue Diamond Riviera Maya – Save $133 a night on suites. An all-inclusive suite at a peaceful, adults-only resort on the shores of the beautiful Mexican Caribbean.
Killington, Vermont – Killington ski trip with travel from NYC – Save $204 per person for a 2 night stay. A perfect escape from the city on the powdery slopes of Killington, with breakfast, a lift ticket and round-trip bus transportation to and from New York City.
Marrakech, Morocco – Le Perroquet Bleu – Save 43% a night on hotel stays. A suite in a beautifully restored riad, full of authentic Moroccan design touches, with a longer-stay option. Click here for more details.
Want a adventurous Moroccan trip? Check out this 8 day trip from G Adventures for only $705.
Hoedspruit, South Africa – Vuyani Safari Lodge – Save $193 per suite per night. An all-inclusive stay at a luxurious safari lodge on a private game reserve, with two safari drives per day.
Zanzibar Discovery Independent Adventure – 5 days for $599 per person. The spice island of Zanzibar is a fascinating and beautiful world of its own. Discover Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while wandering its narrow streets and losing yourself in the buzz of the markets. Delight your senses on a guided spice tour, learning about the island’s cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and lemongrass. Zanzibar’s beaches are world-renowned, so enjoy the idyllic white sand, turquoise water, and unforgettable sunsets.
Venice, Italy – Locanda Vivaldi Hotel – Save 56% a night on hotel stays. A regal hotel, minutes from Piazza San Marco, with a lovely rooftop terrace and stunning views of the city.
Loch Fyne, west coast of Scotland, UK – Stonefield Castle – Save 62% per night on hotel stays. A Scottish baronial castle in the spectacular countryside overlooking Loch Fyne and an hour from Loch Lomond, including an optional dinner.
Koh Samui, Thailand – The Sarann – Save 53% per villa per night. A glamorous Jacuzzi or pool suite or villa on the pristine sands of Chaweng Noi beach, with breakfast, spa and dining discounts and more extras included.
Or try out this incredible 14 day Cambodian Adventure by G Adventures for only $1359. Only $97 a day!