Like the Spice Girls once said, “Spice up your life!” and give the gift of experience this holiday season! What’s life without countless good times, strange encounters, wtf?! and YOLO occurrences anyway? Whether it be for your partner, nana or BFF, we’ve compiled a list of fabulous experiences worth giving. It’s time to create new memories with and for your loved ones this year…
There’s nothing better than a good bottle of red and a little artistic expression! And we have the perfect experience gift for your artsiest friend that involves both of those things.
Spend a relaxing evening mimicking great works of art or create your own. This fun activity allows your creative juices to flow (liquid courage helps as well!) with a glass of vino in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. Artistically blessed or not, you’ll end up with a beautiful piece to take home or an easy re-gifting opportunity for that annual office exchange!
Book your experience here for $980.
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Hong Kong definitely doesn’t lack in places to eat with awesome options on every corner, but occasionally there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal.
Give the gift of good food and experience Plate Culture, a night of great food prepared by expert chefs in their own homes! A great date night, or night out with the girls, choose from an array of cuisines and local delights. Step out of the box with this fun foodie gift in the digs of a Hong Kong’s best home chefs.
Book your experience here (prices vary!).
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The craft beer scene has struck Hong Kong and we couldn’t be more thrilled! With bottle shops and tap rooms sprouting up around the 852 – it’s safe to say that most of us are firm fans of a good brew.
We all have that one friend who’s absolutely bonkers for beer and will be stoked to receive this craft beer brewing experience in an afternoon workshop which teaches the skills and craft behind home brewing. Providing step by step instructions and materials, everyone gets to make and take home their brew creation, and beer sampling is included (and encouraged) throughout the day – sounds good to us!
Book your experience here for $1,840.
There’s nothing we love more than a therapeutic day at the beach filled with sand snoozing and floating weightlessly in the sea. And believe it or not, there’s a spa center for that!
Try one of the latest forms of ultimate relaxation – floating! At Float On you’ll experience complete physical relaxation floating in a “dream pod” brimming with salt water, believed to provide many health benefits including reducing physical and mental stress (yes, please!) as well as improving sleep quality (which we all could use!). The package includes three 60 minute sessions for two – float on, friends!
Book your experience here from $530.
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Have you ever bathed in a bathtub full of chocolate? Us neither, but it does sound decadently fabulous! This chocolate spa treatment is perfect for the brazen chocoholic. The sinful 60 minute experience includes an organic, honey chocolate full body scrub followed by a melted chocolate body massage. Need we say more? Besides smelling like chocolate and dreaming about it for days, the nourishing effects of cocoa on your skin will leave you glowing like a goddess!
Book your experience here for $800.
We are so lucky to live in Hong Kong with all she has to offer. From fine dining to outdoor adventure, we’ve got it all! Perfect for the adventurous type, a rock climbing adventure coupled with a gorgeous Hong Kong backdrop is set to make a great gift!
The full day class is perfect for both novice or experienced climbers with instruction, technique and guidance provided throughout the day. Choose amongst several gorgeous locations (think Shek O, Beacon Hill, Cape Collinson, etc.) with a trained professional guide. It’s time to experience something new!
Book your experience here for $1,600.
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Whether your fave is from France, New Zealand, in a box or in a bottle, there’s always something to be learned about the magical (and massive) world of wine! Vino connoisseur or devoted drinker, this wine tasting class is a great option for seasoned wine lovers and newbies alike.
The package consists of a 3-hour private session complete with a sommelier in the location of your choice. Kickback and enjoy a cozy night at home with the girls or head to his wine lab – the choice is yours! Three wines will be tasted, games will be played and seasonal silliness is inevitable…
Book your experience (for up to 6 people!) here for $2,988
A DIY candy making workshop?! Sure! At candy artisans, Papabubble you can lap up a 1-hour workshop amongst candy connectionists and swirl yourself the most beautiful brightly coloured lolli you’ve ever seen! A perfect gift for the friend with the never-ending sweet tooth – the closest we’ll ever get to Willy Wonka’s Choco Factory!
Book your experience (for up to two people) here for $900
Girls, imagine creating your own perfume to match your likes, dislikes and personality… I mean, if Chanel did such a fab job (Mademoiselle has my heart) then why can’t you give perfuming a whirl?
During the fragrance experience, you’ll sit down with a perfume perfectionist who’ll guide you through creating your own scent and signature smell that you’ll be able to take home with you at the end of the day! Complete with a certificate and perfume name of your choice. Fancy, hey?
Book your experience here for 1,250.
Any party which focuses on food sounds like a good party to me! Why not make a night out of it for you and some the bests? This cooking class provides a cozy kitchen, cooking instructor and all of the tools you’ll need to make a 3-course Italian feast! Just bring yourself, some good friends and probably some bubbly. You’ll be a chef before you know it!
Book your experience (for up to four people) here for 2,200.
Being a fierce, independent lady of the world takes some work. It’s always good to be prepared, especially when a situation takes a questionable turn. This self defence class offers 1.5 hour killer workout along with valuable knowledge and tactics useful to anyone looking to learn a new skill. Gather the girls, boost your confidence and stay safe in any circumstance that life throws at you!
Book your experience (for up to 10 people) here for $2,000