The Wanderer’s Guide to Great Life-Enhancing Experience Gifts for 2020

Some of us may be experiencing a little more stress than usual during this Holiday Season.  Relaxation is key to managing that stress.  We may be struggling with finding more ways to keep a calm and clear mind which helps reinforce positive thinking and decision making.  Gifts that could be key to boosting energy levels and well-being might be just what a loved one needs.

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Relaxation Gifts

I’ve had my eye on one of these for months now.  A Hammock swing or egg chair would be perfect! FROM $37+

Energy cleansing candle to banish negative energy for stress relief and to soothe anxiety. FROM $13+

Silk heated eye mask for dry irritated eyes. Provides a warm compress with adjustable heat, great for tired eyes – my doctor recommended one for me and it helped tremendously. FROM $26+

Shower Panel System,Rainfall and Mist Head,4 Adjustable Massage Jets, 3-Function Hand Shower and Tub Spout,304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel Tower. FROM $190+ Best upgrade we did was one of these.  It will ruin staying anywhere else other than home, so be warned.

Build Skills

A loved one may be working towards rebuilding after financial losses or just seeking to broaden their skillset for the future, While we may not know exactly what they need to focus on, an all-access pass with Masterclass could be a great answer with the freedom for them to explore as much as they like. Build Skills with a Masterclass.

Learn from greats such as:

  • Cooking with Gordon Ramsey
  • Singing with Christina Aguilera
  • Producing and beatmaking with Timbaland
  • Skateboarding with Tony Hawk
  • Poker Strategy with Phil Ivey
  • Fashion Design with Marc Jacobs
  • Conservation with Dr. Jane Goodall
  • Self-expression and authenticity with RuPaul

$180 for one year of access to over 90+ instructors or a single class for $90. (Get 2 Memberships for the price of 1 until 12/28/2020)

Private Food Tastings

Rhinestone apples

Send a Celebration Box from PHS Dessert Bar! Such a great way to let your loved ones know you care and you’re still partying with them! A beautiful surprise to give and receive.  Customized to your celebration, it is perfect for a variety of occasions and filled with delectable treats by Chef YiVY.

Speaking of celebratory food, how about an iconic dish that’s been missed or trying something from a place they’re dreaming of visiting from Goldbelly.

Try Hattie B’s Hot Chicken from Nashville, TN, Kermit’s Key Wesy Key Lime Pie, Liebman’s Kosher Corned Beef Sandwich Kit, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits (so good!) or Chicago Vienna Beef Hot Dogs.  You’ll find some of America’s most loved foods ready to deliver for a special wanderlust treat.

A Pass to the Outdoors

Nature Adventures – America the Beautiful Pass.  Roadtripping is one of the number one ways to get away lately and this pass gets you into over 2,000 National Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Refuges. 

  • $80 Annual pass plus a $5 process and handling fee.
  • Annual Senior Pass for 62 and over for $20.
  • Valid for one full year from month of purchase (through last day of that month).
  • Allows pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle to enter Federally operated recreation sites across the country.
  • Covers the pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged. No entry fee charged for children 15 and under.

A great companion for the road traveler in your life would also be to give access to over 1,000 cultural institutions with a North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) level membership.  Use the member map to find an institution near you and join online.

Family Watch Party

This is truly a wonderful way to enjoy a movie screening like rarely experienced before.  Gather the family, up to 20 guests, and head to a Cinemark near you.  Easy to book, good selection of movies to choose from and you get a whole theater to yourself starting at $99 for your entire party!  We loved seeing Tenet this way and will probably go see Wonder Woman 1984 too!

Very easy to book at

Smart Home Upgrades

Make a home smarter, there are many more affordable smart products available ranging from coffee makers to smart touch light switches.  Here’s afew to consider that could make life easier.

Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker $60

Virtual Travel with Locals


Virtual Tour to Georgia

From $5 per person

Take a virtual tour into the magnificent peaks of north Georgia on a full-day trip from Tbilisi to Jvari Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Gudauri, and Gergeti Trinity Church.

Virtual Tour of Soweto

A virtual history tour of Soweto where political Icons lived during Apartheid fighting against the regime. Using digital photographs, you will get an idea about the everyday life in the townships, local talents and nowadays youth culture.

From $20.39 per person

Central Park bench

Central Park Secrets – A Virtual Tour of the North Woods

From $16 for up to 10 people

Using short custom-made videos, high-quality photographs, and expert narration, we bring the North Woods of Central Park to vivid life, it’s one of the most scenic areas in the park.

Finding the right gift doesn’t have to be hard because the right gift is just something that lets someone know they are really special to you.  Surprise them with answers to their dreams of travel, luxury, favorite foods, personal growth, and time to relax. These ideas should also help you tap into some of the things you or they have forgotten mean the most to them.   

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