From Custom-Gift Wrap Services to Gentlemanly Tea Experiences

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 21, 2016
These experiential gifting innovations range from custom gift wrapping services to gentlemanly tea experiences that feature scotch and cigar servings. In addition to afternoon tea events and shoe incentive spa packages -- The Upper House in Hong Kong gives visitors lavish treatments that come with a complimentary pair of Christian Louboutin shoes -- other experiential gifting examples include social media cash cards and chocolate bar clubs that cater to lovers of contemporary art.

Additionally, bespoke fragrance labs and eclectic art subscriptions let consumers create a hyper-personalized gift that cater to niche interests. While Felix Doolittle's Box of Wonders subscription consists of artisanal art tools and collectible objects, Selfridges' fragrance lab allowed visitors to create custom scents based on their personality.

Appealing to Millennials with a desire for customization, examples like video gifting apps and personalized billboards are non-traditional gifts that boast an experiential and memorable quality.