Sometimes the best gifts can’t be wrapped. Give your hard-to-shop-for loved one an experiential gift or custom creation this year.
Flying Trapeze class at Dallas Circus Center
If your loved one has ever wanted to fly, or even run away to the circus, this is the perfect gift for them to test their abilities. $60. dallascircus.com
Cheesemaking class at Mozzarella Company
This gift might be cheesy, but your loved ones are sure to melt. In this two-hour class, turn mozzarella into balls, rolls, and Queso Oaxaca, plus learn how to make ricotta and enjoy a wine and cheese pairing. $85 per person. mozzco.com
Art classes at The Creative Arts Center of Dallas
Support your loved one’s hobby with an art class. The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers 500-plus classes a year in mediums like ceramics, stone carving, printmaking, and more. $35. creativeartscenter.org
Cocktail class at The People’s Last Stand
Perfect for the “hostess with mostest” in your life, who’ll learn the basics of two selected cocktail recipes. $100 for two. peoplesdallas.com
Pottery class at Full Circle Studios
Dallas ceramicist John Campbell will teach you to throw down—on the wheel, that is—and create something beautiful. $287 for two. johncpottery.com
Fun for All
Santa Suite Stay at Fairmont Austin
Gift the ultimate family-friendly experience with a stay in a festively decorated one-bedroom suite—Santa’s home away from the North Pole in Austin.
The Gift of Health
The ultimate facial with Joanna Czech
Go all-in on celebrity aesthetician Joanna Czech’s signature service. Czech herself will tailor your facial to your needs that day, give you a massage, and use all her tools to lift and de-puff your skin and more. $1,250. joannaczech.com
Unlimited membership at Eve by Taylor
Gift your favorite Lululemon loyalist a membership to this luxe, women-only fitness studio for unlimited online and in-person classes. $349/month. evebytaylor.com
Gift Card to Fairmont Spa Austin
Give the gift of wellness with a facial or massage that grants access to Fairmont Spa Austin’s stunning solariums.
Membership to Breathe Meditation and Wellness
Get access to services including meditation classes, salt therapy, and crystal bed therapy. From $222/month. breathemeditationandwellness.com
Spa and wellness membership at The Spa at The Crescent
On top of massages and facials, expect access to the top-notch fitness studio, sauna and steam room, and hotel pool. Price upon request. crescentcourt.com
Pick a personal scent from Aroma Retail Fragrances
Scent your space and give the gift that everyone will love! Choose from scent machines, luxury fragrance oils, pure therapeutic essential oils, reed diffusers, room sprays, and our limited-time holiday seasonal candles.
A mural by artist Ashley Braithwaite
Designer Javier Burkle tapped her to transform his bathroom into an enveloping park scene. Let her create a completely custom space for a fancy friend. Inquire for pricing. @ashleybraithwaite_studio
Creating your own coffee table book with C2
Curating your personal art collection for posterity’s sake is never a bad idea. C2 will coordinate photography of your art and create a researched catalogue with artists bios and other details for up to 20 works. Blurb will then print two hardcopies. $5,000. c2.art
Hand-painted shoes by Sharon Lee Clark
You may know the Krane Home founder for her wallpapers and textiles, but did you know her artistry can level up your wardrobe, too? She’ll lend her brushwork to a pair of pumps or slingbacks. Starting at $600. @sharonleeclark
Monthly floral arrangement by Max Owens Design
The sought-after wedding floral and event designer takes on private residential clients, too. Gift a year of monthly deliveries for a gift that keeps on giving. Inquire for pricing. maxowensdesign.com
A Whole Lotta Luxury
Gift Card to Alchemy 43
Micro-treat yourself this season! Alchemy 43, an aesthetics brand, provides custom facial enhancements that leave you looking and feeling your best.
Jet Linx membership
Whatever the destination, it’s better when you get there by private plane. With access to a fleet of more than 100 aircraft across the country, your favorite globetrotter can travel solo in style. $25,000. jetlinx.com
Landscape design gift certificate from Tilly
Perfect for new homeowners, this virtual service will match you with a landscape designer to create a custom master plan for your outdoor space. From $429. tillydesign.com
Art consultation with C2
Building a personal art collection can be hard to start, but art advisory company C2 is at the ready. This gift includes 20 hours with an art expert, who will, among other things, do on-site tours, budget advice, gallery visit, and acquisition proposals for you. $3,000. c2.art
Eataly Wine Club – Starting at $75/month
Give the gift of vino! Every month, receive three bottles of Italian wines hand-picked by the wine experts at Eataly Dallas at NorthPark Center.