Best Experience Gifts
The best gifts aren’t ones you can wrap with a bow or order on Amazon Prime. 🎁 From the friend who has everything to the self-proclaimed minimalist, everyone will love the gift of an experience. While the creation of online shopping is arguably one of the best things to happen to humanity, it still hasn’t solved the problem everyone faces this holiday season… how to find the perfect gift when it feels like everyone has, well, everything. 🤷♀️
Here at Flytographer, we easily connect people with trusted photographers for fun photo shoots and have captured over three million memories worldwide. Leave the cliché holiday gifts behind and opt to give the thoughtful gift of an experience because making memories is always worth investing in. Read on for our best experience gift ideas to surprise and delight your loved ones this holiday season. 🎄
1. Family trip
If plane tickets are your love language too, consider giving a voucher for a future trip. ✈️ Or better yet, organize and book a getaway for your significant other or family. Whether you are dreaming about walking the streets of New York City together or want to get the family together for a weekend at the water park, we recommend you take a look at your list (bucket list that is!) and make sure to check it twice. A future trip is a fun way to reconnect as a family unit and ring in the new year in style. 🌍
Photo: Hector in London for Flytographer. Ryan and family capture memories in London, England with a fun, family photo shoot near a red telephone booth.
Treat your loved ones to a weekend retreat in your hometown or a neighbouring one. Take the opportunity to gift an experience they normally wouldn’t indulge in. Maybe it’s a weekend of spa treatments 💆🏽 or taking your partner out on the town for a food tour. Breaking out of your normal routine doesn’t have to break the bank, and a weekend away is something all of us need at one point or another. If you are staying in your own home, consider gifting a subscription box or a collection of board games that the whole family can enjoy, no matter the skill level. 🎲
Photo: Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer. Jessica and partner capture memories in NYC with a couple photo shoot near DUMBO and the Brooklyn Bridge.
3. Connect with nature
Experience gifts aren’t only a thoughtful alternative to classic, store-bought items, they’re also good for the environment. For your nature-loving friend, planning an afternoon hike and a kayak to spend some quality time together is a gift they’ll treasure. Or, take it a step further and plan a camping trip for you to get away together. 🏕 If your outdoorsy-partner is a bit of an adrenaline junkie, give them a voucher for ziplining, rock climbing, or even skydiving. With so many beautiful places to visit around the world, a national parks annual pass is the gift that keeps on giving, and the perfect excuse to take more weekend getaways together. 🌲
Photo: Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer. Ryan and partner celebrate their engagement in Hawaii with a surprise proposal photo shoot on the Kalepa Ridge Trail.
4. Date night
Plan an evening out with your significant other or friend. If they are into music, consider gifting concert tickets to your favourite band. 🎸🎶 Are they huge basketball or hockey fans? Look into upcoming sporting events near you. If they are big foodies, consider a classy meal out along with a wine tasting or craft beer tour. 🍷🍻 Wondering the best way to present a gift like this? All of these ideas can be put together in a beautiful DIY voucher card that explains the date night!
Photo: Guilia in Verona for Flytographer. Naomi and partner celebrate their honeymoon in Verona with a romantic photo shoot at a Christmas Market.
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5. Flytographer shoot
Whether you’re a pro in front of the camera or your last experience was at the Sears pop-up studio circa 1993, investing in beautiful, professional photos is something you and your loved ones will treasure for a lifetime. ❤️ Wherever you are in the world, a Flytographer is there to capture your time in the beautiful city you’re exploring and give you insider local tips to the city, and these memories will be ones you’ll look back on for a lifetime. From multi-generational trips to honeymoons to solo adventures, the best travel souvenir is a beautiful gallery of images to look back on and treasure for years to come. Don’t know of anyone with an upcoming trip? A Flytographer gift card is perfect to ensure your loved ones are investing in themselves and their memories whenever they’re ready to capture your story! ✨
Photo: Scheherazade in Dubai for Flytographer. Viveta and family capture memories in their hometown with a fun family photo shoot in the desert.
Capturing memories together
No matter how you are spending time with your loved ones this holiday season, capture the magic with one of our talented local photographers across the world. Investing in beautiful memories isn’t just a great gift for them — it’s a gift for you too. 🎄
“No special occasion needed! I’ve been recommending Flytographer to normalize the idea of taking vacation photos as a typical way to capture memories. Previously good past experiences have made it very easy to recommend the idea of a quick shoot for capturing memories that last a lifetime.”
“We have used Flytographer twice on two separate vacations and both times we ended up with amazing photographers. Mary was incredible, fun and great with kids! The process is so easy and I feel like all we had to do was show up on the day of, everything else was handled. We have been so lucky to end up with amazing people both times. I highly recommend these services to anyone going on vacation and wants a professional shoot and I recommend booking with Mary in the Destin area!”
“I’ve used Flytographer for YEARS now and have been overwhelmingly happy with every photograph we’ve ever gotten. I especially love the photographers we’ve worked with who have given us pointers about the cities we are visiting and make us feel comfortable. Their artistic visions to encapsulate the culture of the cities has also been of the utmost importance. I always recommend flytographer when I learn a friend is traveling abroad.”