It’s a well-known fact that men have trouble shopping for women. However many women would agree that it’s also difficult shopping for the men in their lives. Whether he be a husband, father, brother, or grown son, shopping for men is difficult. Most men aren’t interested in clothing and the ones that are don’t like you to pick it out for them. You have different taste in movies, different taste in shoes and other leather accessories, different taste in pretty much everything. So what is the busy woman supposed to do to make sure the men in her life are happy with her gift? The answer is simple; this year instead of giving a tangible gift he’ll never use, give him an experience gift instead.
An experience gift is the perfect way to say I love you and give him something he’ll really enjoy. After all, the memories of the gift experience lasts long after any physical gift would have become obsolete or abandoned.
For the adventurer
If your man is the adventurous type, then you definitely want to look into many of the adventure tours available. Adventure tours can range from something like bungee jumping or skydiving, all the way to more unusual ones like bull riding, or nature based ones like rock climbing, cave exploring or kayaking. If your man is into adventure, you should definitely look into an adventure experience.
For the vehicle lover
If your man is into vehicles, cars, boats, planes, etc. there are actually lots of experience gifts to choose from, everything from learning how to drive a stock car, to racecar driving and more. He could even learn to pilot a plane or helicopter. There are even experience gifts for men you can get to take their love of vehicles one step further with a flight simulator, a motorcycle experience or even a race while driving a luxury car like a Corvette, Porsche, or Lamborghini.
For the grown-up gamer
As we get older, we don’t play as many games, but we should because it’s a playful universe. If your man is into games then definitely look into getting him a gaming gift experience. Some of these live gaming experiences include fencing, ninja lessons, paintball, and ghost tours. They even have extreme game experiences like the Illuminati Hunt or the heist where the players are given clues to solve in a race against time and actors. (These last ones are usually done in groups and it’s particularly good if you’d like to play along with him.)
For the connoisseur
Of course, we can’t forget the connoisseur, an expert in food and wine certainly deserves his own gift experience. Restaurant tours are a great place to start. They usually include tours of places like breweries or vineyards, or even food tours where you go around to all the various restaurants or shops within an area and sample little bit of everything. Some food tours even show you how to pair the right wine with the right foods. Some places will even offer classes in bartending so he will become an expert at those too. (Can you imagine how jealous he will make all his friends with his skill at mixing drinks?) Naturally, we don’t want to forget the most luxurious of all food and wine experiences; the dinner cruise. You get to see beautiful scenery paired with food and drink and then you can dance the night away. Perfect for you both. While they’re all great gifts for men this last one makes a great experience gift for couples as well.
So now that you have some ideas of what to start shopping for, you’ll never again have to give your man a gift he doesn’t really like. After all, you know him, you know what he likes. All you have to do is find out what kind of experience he would enjoy the most and then surprise them with it. There’s a wide variety of experience gifts to choose from, and no matter what your man is into, there’s one for him out there. The only hard part is deciding.