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45 Experiential Gifting Innovations

From Custom-Gift Wrap Services to Gentlemanly Tea Experiences

— January 21, 2016 — Lifestyle
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.
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Education-Gifting Services
Education-Gifting Services
College Savings Bank Lets You Contribute Towards College Funds
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Custom Gift-Wrapping Services
Custom Gift-Wrapping Services
This Company Offers Wrapping Paper Decorated with App Icons
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Video Gift Messages
Video Gift Messages
'Vift' Sends a Video Greeting Card to Be Watched Once a Gift's Been Delivered
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Indian Gift Portals
Indian Gift Portals
The Indian Gifts Portal Lets You Ship Indian-Themed and International Gifts
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Crowd Gifting Websites
Crowd Gifting Websites
Plumfund Allows Online Fundraising For Special Causes
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Personalized Chocolate Billboards
Personalized Chocolate Billboards
These Milka Chocolate Ads Share 'Tender Messages' in the Ukraine
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Competitive Gifting Ads
Competitive Gifting Ads
Mulberry Wants to Help You 'Win Christmas' by Giving the Best Gifts
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Field Guide Anthologies
Field Guide Anthologies
Best Made Company's Audubon Field Guide Series Appeals to Naturalists
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Recipient-Focused Gifting Services
Recipient-Focused Gifting Services
The Loop Commerce E-Gift Service Leaves the Extreme Details Out
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Refreshment-Gifting Apps
Refreshment-Gifting Apps
'Guusto' is an Social Gifting App That Sends Food or Drinks in Real-Time
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Gift-Sharing Stunts
Gift-Sharing Stunts
JCPenney's 'The Gift of Giving' Helps Shoppers Gift Other Consumers
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Social Gifting Apps
Social Gifting Apps
The 'Its on Me' App Makes It Easy to Remotely Treat a Friend
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B2B Gift Card Services
B2B Gift Card Services
DataCandy Helps Businesses Enter the World of Online Gift Cards
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Mysterious Wine Giveaways
Mysterious Wine Giveaways
Twitter's Secret Somm CA Anonymously Gifts Wine to Diners
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Mobile Gifting Stores
Mobile Gifting Stores
Woohoo.in is India's First Integrated Mobile-Responsive Gifting Store
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International Snack Food Subscriptions
International Snack Food Subscriptions
This Service Delivers International Treats to Foodies
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Personalized Christmas Billboards
Personalized Christmas Billboards
This Christmas Advertising Stunt Provides Subtle Gift Hints
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Emoji-Based Gifting Platforms
Emoji-Based Gifting Platforms
The 'Inmoji' System Turns Brand Logos into Unique Emojis
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Heartfelt Gifting Campaigns
Heartfelt Gifting Campaigns
The #GrouponSelfie Campaign Rewards People with Surprise Gifts
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Social Gifting Apps
Social Gifting Apps
This Messaging App Makes It Easy for Consumers to Purchase Gifts on the Go
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Customizable Gifting Apps
Customizable Gifting Apps
Amazon Surprise! Allows You to Attach Gift Cards to eCards
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Custom Apparel Apps
Custom Apparel Apps
Yoshirt Lets You Turn Your Phone Pics Into Personalized Clothing & Accessories
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Eclectic Art Subscriptions
Eclectic Art Subscriptions
Felix Doolittle's Box of Wonders Inspire Art Lovers With Artisan Tools
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Rare Coffee Pod Subscriptions
Rare Coffee Pod Subscriptions
Monthly Coffee Delivery Service Coffee Cargo Makes a Great Gift
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Experimental Advent Calendars
Experimental Advent Calendars
This Online Advent Calendar Unveils a New Web Experiment Each Day
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Social Media Gift Cards
Social Media Gift Cards
'You Got a Gift' Sends eGift Cards by Email, SMS and Facebook
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Gentlemanly Tea Experiences
Gentlemanly Tea Experiences
Stafford London's Afternoon Tea is Paired With Whiskey and Cigars
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Chocolate Bar Clubs
Chocolate Bar Clubs
The Mast Brothers Chocolate Bar Subscription Service Boasts Vibrant Packaging
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Curated Artisan Ingredient Boxes
Curated Artisan Ingredient Boxes
The Hatchery Delivers Unique Flavors to Your Doorstep Each Month
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Airline Holiday Surprises
Airline Holiday Surprises
Air Canada Gives the 'Gift of Home' to Canadians Living Abroad
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Exclusive Male Grooming Clubs
Exclusive Male Grooming Clubs
The Gillette Shave Club is the Perfect Father's Day Gift
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Perfumed High Tea Experiences
Perfumed High Tea Experiences
Floris London's Happy Hour Experience Lets Visitors Sample Scents
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Personalized Diamond Ornaments
Personalized Diamond Ornaments
This Christmas Snow Globe Uses Real Jewels and a 3D Family Portrait
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Mindful Subscription Boxes
Mindful Subscription Boxes
BuddhiBox Supplies Monthly Gifts to Enhance a Yoga Practice
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Surprise Gifting Drones
Surprise Gifting Drones
The 'I Like Giving Drone' Delivers Thoughtful Gifts to Lucky Recipients
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Dad-Celebrating Coffee Sets
Dad-Celebrating Coffee Sets
Soma and Intelligentsia Teamed Up to Make the Ultimate Gift for Dads
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Carnivore Subscription Boxes
Carnivore Subscription Boxes
ButcherBox Delivers Grass-Fed Beef Directly to Consumers
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Personalized Gift Boxes
Personalized Gift Boxes
Valleybrink Road's Custom Gift Boxes Are Expertly Curated by Hand
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Artisan Cocktail Subscriptions
Artisan Cocktail Subscriptions
Cocktail Courier by ShakeStir Delivers Party Supplies in NYC
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Craft Beer Subscriptions
Craft Beer Subscriptions
The Brew Box Co. Delivers a Variety of Craft Beers to Your Doorstep
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Experiential Gift Services
Experiential Gift Services
Tinggly Lets Your Recipient Choose the Gift They Want to Get
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Rare Spirits Subscription Boxes
Rare Spirits Subscription Boxes
MashBox is a Subscription Service Delivering Rare Spirits
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Personalized Spread Packaging
Personalized Spread Packaging
At Selfridges You Can Get Your Name Written on Nutella Jars
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Personal Fragrance Finder Shops
Personal Fragrance Finder Shops
The Fragrance Lab by Selfridges Perfectly Matches You to a Perfume
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