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Top 100 Life Trends of 2016

From Santa Claus Conventions to Pizza-Themed Sleepaway Camps

— January 28, 2017 — Lifestyle
As is noted in our FREE 2017 Trend Report, experiences are a hot commodity among millennials and younger people -- but the 2016 life trends show that people of all ages and demographics are increasingly interested in spending on experiences rather than products. Even the products within the 2016 life trends seem to be geared toward engendering activity rather than stasus.

Some experiences are entirely devoted to the moment, leaving attendees with the feelings and memories alone. People might walk away from 'Pizza Camp,' a sleepover camp for adults devoted to teaching the art of pizza-making, with new knowledge, but they get little more than that.

Other experiences, while certainly emphasizing their self-evident enjoyment, also offer souvenirs. Orlando's 'East End Market' is a charming artisan market where consumers can get quality groceries for the week.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Awareness-Raising Galas
Awareness-Raising Galas
The EarthBall 2016 Event Marks Earth Day in Toronto
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99
Mother's Day Cooking Classes
Mother's Day Cooking Classes
This Event Teaches Moms and Their Children How to Make Brunch
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98
Visual Management Apps
Visual Management Apps
Galant Connects Time, Money and Clients for Freelancers and Agencies
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97
Daily Checkin Platforms
Daily Checkin Platforms
Clanbeat is a Happiness Tool for Teams That Records Peaks and Valleys
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96
Benefits Management Apps
Benefits Management Apps
The Morneau Shepell Mobile App Lets Employees View Benefit Plans
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95
Coach Program-Creating Apps
Coach Program-Creating Apps
Guidiance for Coaching Helps You Make Online Coaching Programs
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94
Personality-Based Hiring Platforms
Personality-Based Hiring Platforms
This Job-Matching Tool Relies on Personality Rather Than Skills
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93
Therapeutic Journaling Platforms
Therapeutic Journaling Platforms
The Therapy App Connects Anonymous Users With Like-Minded Members
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92
Morbid Day Planner Apps
Morbid Day Planner Apps
The Timestripe Personal Calendar Emphasizes Mortality and Macro Goals
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91
Freelancer Organization Platforms
Freelancer Organization Platforms
Freeter Helps Freelancers and Creatives Juggle Multiple Projects
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90
Translating Word Devices
Translating Word Devices
The Imisiru Uses Photos to Convert Words into Other Languages
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89
Self-Monitoring Security Systems
Self-Monitoring Security Systems
The Sage by Hughes Lets Users Call 911 While Out of Town
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88
Streamlined Onboarding Platforms
Streamlined Onboarding Platforms
Tasytt Engages New Hires Through an Automated Onboarding Process
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87
Financial Stress Software
Financial Stress Software
Tenant Assured Lurks Social Media To Tell Landlords If Renters Can Pay
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86
Confidence-Boosting Beauty Classes
Confidence-Boosting Beauty Classes
Sephora is Inspiring Women Getting Ready for Job Interviews
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85
Age-Restricted Gated Communities
Age-Restricted Gated Communities
'Stoneleigh Summit' is Restricted to Residents 55 and Older
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84
Sidewalk-Embedded Traffic Signals
Sidewalk-Embedded Traffic Signals
These Sidewalk Traffic Lights Help Keep Pedestrians Safe
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83
Accent-Ameliorating Chat Bots
Accent-Ameliorating Chat Bots
ELSA is a Virtual Pronunciation Coach and Mobile App for Accents
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82
Period Pain Policies
Period Pain Policies
This British Company Allows Female Employees to Take Menstrual Leave
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81
Toddler-Targeted Circus Classes
Toddler-Targeted Circus Classes
This Event Makes the Circus Accessible to Parents and Toddlers
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80
Santa Claus Conventions
Santa Claus Conventions
Dina Litovsky Photographed the Discover Santa 2016 Convention
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79
Personalized Digital Gift Wrap
Personalized Digital Gift Wrap
The Burberry WeChat Account Was Launched Ahead of Lunar New Year
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78
Parental Monitoring Wristbands
Parental Monitoring Wristbands
The Kiddo Tech Bracelet Lets Parents Keep an Eye on Their Childrien
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77
Free Resume Builders
Free Resume Builders
Online CV Builder Redefinio Helps You Easily Create an Eye-Catching Resume
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76
Female-Only Bike Clubs
Female-Only Bike Clubs
The 'Bad Girls Bike Club' is a Safe Space for Women to Learn About Cycling
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75
Time-Tracking Wristbands
Time-Tracking Wristbands
The 'Concepter Soul' Time Tracker Device Logs Time Spent with Loved Ones
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74
Millennial-Targeted Insurance Plans
Millennial-Targeted Insurance Plans
Sovereign Offers Life Insurance Plans for Young Consumers
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73
Smart Hiring Apps
Smart Hiring Apps
Recruiting Coordinator Talera Screens Job Applicants In Little to No Time
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72
Texting Tax Services
Texting Tax Services
The Inexpensive Tax Return Service Utilizes Text Messaging to Reach Customers
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71
Stress-Reducing Getaways
Stress-Reducing Getaways
The Stress Re-Set Retreat Helps Women Tackle the Cycle of Burnout
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70
Interactive Science Exhibits
Interactive Science Exhibits
These Discovery Rooms Promote Adult-Child Interaction and Cooperation
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69
Visual Week Planners
Visual Week Planners
Flocus Helps You Plan Your Week By Visually Representing Tasks and Goals
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68
Friendship-Forming Apps
Friendship-Forming Apps
The 'Bumble BFF' App Helps Dating App Users Make New Friends
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67
Family-Friendly Painting Workshops
Family-Friendly Painting Workshops
This Company Offers Painting Workshops for the Whole Family
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66
Adultery-Detecting Mattresses
Adultery-Detecting Mattresses
The Smarttress Boasts Sensors to Detect Vigorous Rhythmic Motions
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65
Female Friendship Platforms
Female Friendship Platforms
Yes New Friends is a Toronto-Based Matchmaking Service for Women
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64
Single Parent Camping Trips
Single Parent Camping Trips
Camp Kee-Mo-Kee Offers a Special Package for Single Parent Families
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63
Women-Centric Festivals
Women-Centric Festivals
The FestiGals Girlfriend Getaway Weekend Celebrates Women
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62
Peer-to-Peer Service Platforms
Peer-to-Peer Service Platforms
Zaarly is a Marketplace for Hiring Carpenters, Handymen and More
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61
Pizza-Themed Sleepaway Camps
Pizza-Themed Sleepaway Camps
Pizza Camp is an Overnight Camp for Adults Who Love the Cheesy Dish
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60
Contact Lens Subscription Kits
Contact Lens Subscription Kits
The Optikal Service Delivers Everything Needed for Contact Care
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59
Extra-Large Camping Hammocks
Extra-Large Camping Hammocks
This Durable Hammock is Longer and Wider Than Comparable Products
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58
Millennial Mom Blogs
Millennial Mom Blogs
'Romper' is a Web Site That Provides Currated Content for Millennial Moms
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57
Bot-Powered Insurance Plans
Bot-Powered Insurance Plans
Lemonade is a Low-Cost P2P Insurance Provider
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56
Charitable Car Shows
Charitable Car Shows
Toronto's Yorkville Exotic Car Show Coincides with Father's Day 2016
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55
LGBT Aquarium Events
LGBT Aquarium Events
The 'A Night At The AQUEERium' Event Celebrates Toronto Pride Month
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54
Connected Gardening Systems
Connected Gardening Systems
The 'Connected Yard' Platform Provides Informational Gardening Tips
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53
Spending-Controlling Finance Apps
Spending-Controlling Finance Apps
Budgeting App Mvelopes Helps Users Manage Personal Finances
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52
Shipping Container Lending Libraries
Shipping Container Lending Libraries
A 'Thingery' Lets People Donate Items for Others to Enjoy
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51
VR Storytelling Apps
VR Storytelling Apps
Samsung's Bedtime VR Stories Puts a High-Tech Twist on Storytelling
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50
Hosting Preparation Services
Hosting Preparation Services
GuestReady Helps Airbnb Hosts Ready Homes for Short-Term Renters
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49
High-Tech Funeral Services
High-Tech Funeral Services
Foundation Partners Group Offers Multi-sensory Experience Rooms
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48
Sidewalk-Embedded Street Signs
Sidewalk-Embedded Street Signs
Sydney is Installing Ground Traffic Lights for Phone Holders
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47
Marijuana Menstrual Products
Marijuana Menstrual Products
Whoopi Goldberg is Launching a Marijuana Company for Period Cramps
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46
Superhero-Themed Amusement Parks
Superhero-Themed Amusement Parks
The Marvel-Branded Adventure Zone Brings Popular Comics to Life
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45
Coffee Rideshare Programs
Coffee Rideshare Programs
The Lyft & Starbucks Promotion Rewards Customer with Incentive Deals
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44
Shift Work Apps
Shift Work Apps
The Gig App Helps Millennials Secure Part-Time Shift Work Easily
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43
Singlehood-Celebrating Subscription Boxes
Singlehood-Celebrating Subscription Boxes
The SinglesSwag Service Helps Singles Treat Themselves
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42
Project Management Apps
Project Management Apps
The TimeKat App for Time-Tracking Keeps Creatives and Freelancers on Task
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41
Food Waste-Themed Festivals
Food Waste-Themed Festivals
The 'Feeding the 5000' Festival Featured Dishes Made from Food Waste
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40
Smart Traffic-Based Alarms
Smart Traffic-Based Alarms
The Traffic Alarm Clock Tells You to Leave Based on Road Conditions
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39
Art Collective Restaurants
Art Collective Restaurants
Neu West Berlin Has Reopened at a New Location in Kreuzberg
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38
Mother's Day Gift Sets
Mother's Day Gift Sets
The 1-800-Flowers Gift Set Includes a Mix of Roses and High-End Makeup
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37
Goal-Oriented Notebooks
Goal-Oriented Notebooks
The 'Freedom Journal' Enables Users to Accomplish a Goal in 100 Days
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36
Motivational Task Managers
Motivational Task Managers
The Fillip App Helps You Complete Daily Tasks and Get Motivation
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35
Digital Pot Shops
Digital Pot Shops
This Washington Recreational Marijuana Store is a Purely Digital Dispensary
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34
Night Owl Co-Working Spaces
Night Owl Co-Working Spaces
This Late Night Cafe in the Philippines is Open From 3pm to 7am
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33
Telephone Booth Offices
Telephone Booth Offices
This Company is Converting Old Telephone Booths into Tiny Offices
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32
Co-Working Retreats
Co-Working Retreats
Unsettled Offers a Way to Take 30 Day Working Vacations With Your Family
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31
Immersive VR Theme Parks
Immersive VR Theme Parks
This VR Theme Park is Set to Open a Location in New York City
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30
Mother-Daughter Tea Parties
Mother-Daughter Tea Parties
The Eloise at the Plaza Event is Intended for Mothers and Their Kids
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29
Lightweight Heat-Blocking Tents
Lightweight Heat-Blocking Tents
The Siesta4 is a Tent That Stays Cool and Dark in Direct Sunlight
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28
Habit-Forming Smart Lamps
Habit-Forming Smart Lamps
The 'Peak' Smart Lamp Encourages People to Continue Good Habits
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27
Artisan Food Markets
Artisan Food Markets
Orlando's 'East End Market' Showcases Local Farmers and Food Artisans
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26
Device-Free Dance Parties
Device-Free Dance Parties
The Daybreaker Event Helped San Francisco Techies Unplug
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25
Short-Term Apartment Rentals
Short-Term Apartment Rentals
This Network of Co-Living Spaces Lets Workers Live All Over the World
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24
Unconventional Skyscraper Cemeteries
Unconventional Skyscraper Cemeteries
This Vertical Cemetery Helps Maximize Burial Space
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23
Blue Monday Happiness Promotions
Blue Monday Happiness Promotions
Toilet Cleaner Brand Bloo's Delighted Consumers with Bloo Monday
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22
Futuristic Cemetery Concepts
Futuristic Cemetery Concepts
Sylvan Constellation Imagines Decomposing Bodies Powering Lanterns
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21
Infant-Friendly Spout Covers
Infant-Friendly Spout Covers
This Soft Rubber Spout Cover Protects Babies During Bath Time
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20
Creativity-Boosting Cafes
Creativity-Boosting Cafes
The 'Moleskine Cafe' is a Multipurpose Hub in Downtown Milan
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19
Humorous Eggplant Deliveries
Humorous Eggplant Deliveries
This Website Allows Users to Mail an Eggplant with a Personal Message
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18
Paternal Pregnancy Wearables
Paternal Pregnancy Wearables
The Libero BabyBuzz Lets Men Feel Their Unborn Babies' Movements
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17
Multi-Purpose Women's Clubs
Multi-Purpose Women's Clubs
'The Wing' is a "Home Base for Women on Their Way" in NYC
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16
Retro Arcade Consoles
Retro Arcade Consoles
'Dreamcade Replay' Offers Thousands of Classic Game Titles for Free
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15
Creative Traveler Accessories
Creative Traveler Accessories
The Rockwell Passport and Journal Holder Enables Travel Writing
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14
Enclosed Camping Showers
Enclosed Camping Showers
The Portable Evershower Lets Campers Clean Off in Privacy
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13
Smart Survival Kit Backpacks
Smart Survival Kit Backpacks
The SEVENTY2 Kit Features Everything Needed for Emergency Situations
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12
Commuter-Delight Brand Events
Commuter-Delight Brand Events
This Celebrity Cruises Activation Delighted Consumers on Blue Monday
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11
Single-Person Nightclubs
Single-Person Nightclubs
Berlin's Teledisko for One is the World's Smallest Dance Club
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10
Multi-Use Sleeping Bags
Multi-Use Sleeping Bags
The 'Kachula' Sleeping Bag Can Turn into a Pillow and a Hoodie
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9
Disguised Shoebox Strongboxes
Disguised Shoebox Strongboxes
The 'Mandem Safe' Protects Valuables While Looking Like a Nike Box
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8
Biodegradable Burial Suits
Biodegradable Burial Suits
The Infinity Burial Suit is an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Cremation
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7
Multi-Functional Solo Tents
Multi-Functional Solo Tents
The Crua Hybrid Tent Combines Three Outdoor Essentials into One
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6
Private Co-Working Communities
Private Co-Working Communities
The Neuehouse Los Angeles Recently Opened in Hollywood
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5
Custom Greeting Art Installations
Custom Greeting Art Installations
Accessories Brand Kipling Helped Consumers Show Love to Friends
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4
Hipster Rooftop Editorials
Hipster Rooftop Editorials
Cult Factory's "In Rainbows" Series Features Festival-Ready Fashions
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3
Comfortable Glamping Yurts
Comfortable Glamping Yurts
WeatherPort Yurts are Perfect for Idyllic Outdoor Adventures
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2
Modern Mini Camping Trailers
Modern Mini Camping Trailers
The Airstream Basecamp is a Camper for Young Adventurers
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1
Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Irish Convenience Store Has a New Food-Centric Retail Concept
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