PSFK’s Gift Guide: Top Unwrappable Gifts

We round up the best items in one of the categories from our holiday master wish list.

Rachel Oliner, PSFK
Rachel Oliner, PSFK on December 11, 2013.

Tired of giving the same gift card, necklace, or pair of socks to your loved ones every year? Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that can’t be wrapped. Instead of placing a mall-bought wool sweater under the tree this year, give your family and friends an experience they’ll never forget – and a gift that will keep on giving even after the holiday is over.


Subscription services can introduce users to products that they’ve never heard of or wouldn’t consider buying on their own. Julibox delivers cocktail ingredients and recipe cards for an entertaining night in, and only requires you to buy fresh lemons and limes. For the caffeine addict in your life, Craft Coffee sends three new varieties of beans to your door each month.

Civic Center

If you want to encourage your loved one to kick-start that healthy regimen they’ve been talking about, back away from the gym membership. Instead, purchase a monthly or annual bike share pass so they can rediscover their city on two wheels and stay fit at the same time.  To work on a healthy mind, Bibliotherapy sessions offer curated reading lists to solve any struggles or personal woes that the recipient may be going through.

Check out more of our favorite experiential gifts here, and be sure to explore PSFK’s Gift Guide for more ideas.