Research shows, experience can make us happier than "things." When giving your holiday gifts this season, think about gifting your loved ones unique experiences. We've put together a great list of our favorite ideas for experiential gifts. 

The perfect experience gift for the fitness fanatic… 

Gift a fitness class at Fuse 45 for that person on your list who loves to work out. Choose from two options, a Cycle & Row Small Class Pack which offers 3 high intensity, but low impact, 45-minute cardio and strength training classes, or the Starter Class Pack where you get two classes for the price of one! Fitness Fanatics will love the fact that each class follows the same structure but no workout is ever the same. With various cardio stations comprised of Concept 2 rowing machines, Air Assault Airdyne bikes, and Concept 2 SkiErgs and strength stations that change every day to focus on different muscle groups, these fitness classes will help accomplish all of your fitness goals and more. In addition to the fitness class, gift a stylish active wear outfit + cool work out gear to get your fitness fanatic ready to break a sweat! 

SHOP: JUST LIVE Follow Me Performance Tank Fuse 45, Nike Women's Featherlight Running Cap Gazelle Sports, Onzie Cage Sports Bra Fuse 45, Reflective-Burst ArmPod SmartView Sumo™ Gazelle Sports, NIKE FREE RN WOMEN'S RUNNING SHOE Styleshack Featured Product, JUST LIVE Power Through Legging Smolder Fuse 45

The perfect expierence gift for the gals that love to be beautified…. 

What girl doesn't love a day of being pampered and beautified!? Gift your mom, your sister, your BFF, or that special woman in your life a relaxing day of being spoiled with the Get Gorgeous gift package from the Blo Bow Dry Bar in Brimingham. This package includes a blow out and a make up session and will leave her feeling and looking her best! Throw in a few extra glamorous gifts to go with this package such as a soft pair of pajamas and slippers or a pretty initial necklace. 

SHOP: Bedhead Pajamas – PJ Set Found Objects, Initial Necklace GuysNGals, Senna Heavy Metals Palette MasqBeauty, LOLO BAg Madeline Case with Black Compact Brush Lipstick GuysNGals, Yosi Samra Faux Fur Slider Athalia's Boutique 

The perfect expierence gift for the thrill seeker…. 

Do you know someone who's a thrill seeker, swoons over luxury cars, and has the need for speed? Gift them the M1 Signature Driving Experience from M1 Concourse and fulfill their wildest race car driving dreams. This experience gift provides participants the opportunity to speed down the 1.5 Mile Champion Motor Speedway in some of the world's finest automobiles. The participants will be instructed by a professional about a variety of performance and driving techniques before hitting the track for a full course lap. This is the ultimate experience gift to give this season! Gift your man a cool pair of fingerless driving gloves or an edgy pair of boots to add to this experience. For the girls, a stylish bomber jacket and a rhinestone dog tag necklace are the perfect pieces to complete an edgy, car racing look. 


SHOP: Alpha Industries Bomber Jacket Styleshack Featured Products, Blank NYC Shotgun Skinny Jeans Athalia's Boutique, Velvet Baseball Cap Athalia's Boutique, Black CZ Dog Tag Necklace Ella Designs, Mother Sketcher – ONE OF A KIND CUSTOM HAND PAINTED BACKPACK Mother Sketcher, Jeffrey Campbell 'Cromwell' Cutout Western Boot Black Sundance Shoes 

SHOP: John Varvatos Jersey Trim Short Sleeve V-Neck John Varvatos, John Varvatos 315 Mac Double Zip Shoe John Varvatos, TOMS Memphis Sunglasses Moosejaw, John Varvatos Coated Cotton Wight Jean John Varvatos, Detroit Bad Boys Cap GuysNGals, Fingerless Sheepskin Driving Glove John Varvatos, John Varvatos Detroit Zip Backpack John Varvatos 

The perfect expierence gift for the music lover… 

Do you know a Red Hot Chilli Peppers Fan? What about someone who's really into Hip-Hop? Or maybe you know an "Arianator" (Ariana Grande fan)? How about someone who loves the Lumineers? All of these artists, plus many more, will be hitting the stage in Detroit soon and chances are the music lover on your shopping list would love to see one or all of them! Gift them the experience of attending a cool concert and jamming out to their favorite artist this holiday season. For a full list of concerts coming to a city near you visit

Big Show at the Joe featuring Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Lil Yatchy, Young Ma + More – Wed December 28th 2016, Joe Louis Arena 

The Lumineers – Fri January 27th 2016, The Palace of Auburn Hills

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Thurs Febuary 2nd 2017, Joe Louis Arena 

Ariana Grande – Sun March 12th 2017, The Palace of Auburn Hills 

SHOP: Chaser Living the Dream Tee GuysNGals, Mother Sketcher – ONE OF A KIND, CUSTOM HAND PAINTED MOTORCYCLE JACKET Mother Sketcher, Large Link Bronze Chain Choker Ella Designs, Dani L Designs – Pyrite Sets Dani L Designs, Black Combat Boot Styleshack Featured Products 

The perfect expierence gift for the little ones….

Looking for a gift that will blow your kids mind!? Gift them the experience of The Robot Garage! Educational and fun, The Robot Garage provides a space for LEGO building and robotic enthusiasts of all ages to build, design, imagine, and create. While this experience is very entertaining it is also very educational while kids work closely with leaders from the robotics and education community. The Robot Garage offers a variety of options from various classes and workshops, to group events, birthday parties, and membership programs. Or just stop by to visit the store and the drop in room where you can spend time with your kids exploring and playing with different games and robots!  

SHOP: Velvet by Graham & Spencer Yana Top GuysNGals, Pom Pom Fur Beanie Sundance Shoes, Pavé Bangle Bracelet Ella Designs, Sancia Babylon Bar Bag GuysNGals, JSLIDES NYC Taupe Suede Boot Sundance Shoes 

The perfect expierence gift for the wine enthusiast….

Wishing you could gift a trip to Napa to the wine enthusiast on your shopping list, but can't afford it? Bring a little taste of Napa, Tuscany, and more to their very own home with an in-home wine tasting package from the Birmingham Wine Shop! Birmingham wine will coordinate an enjoyable evening of wine tasting for a group complete with a variety of wines per your choosing. Slice a little cheese and catch up with friends to complete this overall experience gift. If you're attending an in-home wine tasting, don't forget to bring a unique hostess gift such as a French cook book or a pretty set of candles. 

SHOP: Cinq á Sept Juniper Dress GuysNGals, Elk Ruche Clutch Sundance Shoes, Studded Bangle Bracelet Ella Designs, French Comfort Food by Hilary Davis Found Objects, Collette Black Pump Sundance Shoes

SHOP: Cinq á Sept Seren Hi-Lo Sweater GuysNGals, Martine Et Bontal Fur Infinity Scarf Sundance Shoes, Elk Ruche Clutch Sundance Shoes, Collette Black Pump Sundance Shoes, DL & CO Maison Candle Gift Set Found Objects

SHOP:  John Varvatos Linen Button-Down Shirt John Varvatos, Hampton Popcorn Company Found Objects, Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Found Objects, John Varvatos Morrison Sharpei Boot John Varvatos