Some of the best presents don't fit under a tree. We rounded up more than a dozen unique experiences—from sailing school to barbecue camp—that'll have them thanking you for years to come.
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Let's face it: Aunt Betty does not need another Santa-emblazoned sweater. Or socks. But imagine how excited she would be to receive a trip to the studio of Southern fashion house Alabama Chanin to learn hands-on—and under designer Natalie Chanin's expert tutelage—how to make her own cotton reverse-appliqué dress. Or how thrilled your brother would be to jump barrel-first into the ins and outs of distilling bourbon. This year, save yourself a trip to the mall and give one of these special, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Even better: Go in on a group gift, or book one for yourself!