8 Experiential Birthday Gifts That Are So Much Better Than A Bottle Of Wine

Unless your friends are the type that spend the days leading up to their birthday creating Amazon wish lists and mood boards on Pinterest, we're willing to bet that you're usually at a loss for what to gift them, no matter how close you are. That's why we love experiential gifts. Unlike physical presents, experiences leave every gift recipient with a fun memory to look back on, so there's little room for error. Plus, there's something for every single personality type — and it's a slightly narcissistic win-win if you happen to benefit from the experience as well.
To help you become your friend group's designated gift-giving master, we teamed up with Moxy Hotels to round up all our favorite experiential present ideas in one place. Click ahead to find the one that best fits the friend you're buying for — from brunch on the water to brewmaster training — so you never have to settle for a bottle of wine or a scented candle again.

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