New York Christmas Experience Gift Ideas

Trying to find a unique Christmas gift for someone special in your life? Experiences like flying lessons, a jet ski tour or a wine tasting sail make an unforgettable gift. Find a gift in New York today!

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  • Top Christmas Gifts in New York



    The annual arrival of the biggest holiday in New York City brings with it a rush of recurring traditions and endless excitement. Whether it's your first year to experience Christmas in New York or you've enjoyed more Manhattan holiday events than Santa has reindeer — rest assured you'll find no shortage of holly-jolly happenings in the Big Apple, all sure to deliver sheer delight.

    As such, the best Christmas gifts in New York are those that are far bigger than the box they might come in. They are the experiences that can't actually be wrapped, that bring the lucky recipients a morning, afternoon or evening an unparalleled sense of wonder and joy — perfectly complementing the reasons for the holiday season. So invite someone to brave an adrenaline-pumping excursion or send them on a creative wander through a brand new borough they haven't yet explored. Tempt them with the city's most delicious food and drink. Get them to glimpse the Statue of Liberty from a different perspective. With Virgin Experience Gifts's collection of New York experience Christmas gifts, there's truly something for everyone in the Big Apple - whether they are a resident New Yorker or someone that is planning a trip. Here are some of our favorites..

    Shopping for a Christmas Gift for a New Yorker who thrives on thrills? Now's your chance to dazzle them with a holiday gift they'll never forget! No rush will compare to the one that comes from unwrapping a race car driving experience at Pocono Raceway — except for maybe the one that comes with the actual rubber burnin' itself. Know a guy or gal who's itching to go sky-high? Send them falalala-flying with airplane and helicopter pilot lessons, T-6 Warbird rides, or a hang gliding excursion. Want to give someone a holly-jolly dose of the great outdoors? Get ‘em grinning from ear to ear in no time with fun experiences in New York like ziplining adventures, white water rafting trips, kayaking tours, or snow skiing at nearby Hunter Mountain.

    And for those lucky recipients who adore finding more ways to explore the Big Apple, check out Virgin Experience Gifts's array of urban experiences that make great Christmas Gifts - featuring city tours and a variety of classes. Learn special skills beside some of the most talented folks in Manhattan. Try a hand at trades and arts like photography, glassblowing, DJing, ninja moves, painting, chocolate-making, and more. Or for those who are foodies, find great gifts for men and women who love a lil' sipping and sampling! Virgin Experience Gifts offers a remarkable range food & wine gifts like guided tours in various neighborhoods, showcasing tasty topics like wines, craft beer, ethnic cuisine, food carts, NYC-style pizza, desserts, and other highly-sought bites and beverages in the city.

    Can't decide what in the Big Apple's world to gift someone? Let them choose their favorite way to play in NYC! Cloud 9 Living offers gift certificates, redeemable towards any of the New York experiences found on our site. So not only does this make for a fantastic last-minute Christmas gift for the New Yorker on your list... but it also gives them a seriously grand adventure to look forward to with the coming of the new year!