While the newest phone or fashion accessory is always a thrill, wouldn’t an in-home sushi class, yodeling lesson or the opportunity to board a Boeing 727 G-Force One and attain weightlessness while the aircraft flies along the horizon be a more memorable gift?
A company called Go Dream thinks so, and after selling 500,000 experience gifts annually in Denmark, the company recently expanded to the U.S. to allow more people to give experiences as unique as glassblowing classes, as adventurous as a swim with great white sharks and as useful as those hangover IV drips that everyone wants but is too broke/cheap to book for themselves.
“The point is to get people to do things they wouldn’t do otherwise. And if you choose something for the two of you, it’s an experience you can remember together,” said Mik Stroyberg, Head of Go Dream U.S., when we met up for a helicopter tour of NYC, which is one of the company’s most popular experience gifts.
On the Go Dream website are listings for over 250 experiences ranging in price from $30 t0 $95,000, complete with descriptions and reviews. You can browse by popularity, by “for him” or “for her” and by interest via the following categories: travel and stay, culture and recreation, wellness, adventure, food and gastronomy and adrenaline.
Here are just a few more of the other experience gifts available on the site:
- Princess for one day
- Brunch jazz cruise for 2
- Improv class
- Musical walking tour of NYC
- Stunt driving
- Scent creation class
- Greenwich Village piano bar pub crawl
- Maternity belly painting
- Jet ski rental in downtown NYC
You can also give someone an open gift card to be put toward any Go Dream experience.