START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH THE MOST UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR 2018!

Despite occurring at the same time every year, the Holidays have a habit of sneaking up on even the most prepared shoppers and thoughtful gift givers. We've all been there – Googling “Christmas gift ideas for people who have everything” on December 23rd, approximately 5 hours before our flight home for the holidays, with the hopes of finding a diamond in the rough for those difficult gift recipients. To help you get ahead in 2018, Cloud 9 Living presents 10 of our most popular Christmas gifts that come with the promise of adventure, excitement, and lots of lifelong memories! From relaxed to rowdy, sky-high to seafaring, nice ‘n' easy to fast ‘n' furious — check out our top Christmas Gift ideas for 2018 below, pick a few winners, and enjoy the holiday season when it comes knowing that your shopping was done months ago. 

10 GIFT IDEAS TO MAKE SOMEONE'S HOLIDAY MERRY & BRIGHT

1. RACECAR DRIVING

Race Car Driving Certificate Christmas Gift

Shift Christmas experiences into a horsepower-packed gear with drives and ride alongs in stock, exotic, Indy, and Formula 2000 cars! Take to incredible locations like the Texas and Indianapolis Motor Speedways for real NASCAR action, and Homestead-Miami or Auto Club Speedway in California to race exotic cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. And plenty more engine-revving fun available at tracks across the country! See our Driving Experiences here.

2. LEARN TO FLY LESSON

Soar someone to sleigh-worthy new heights! Our array of hands-on introductory pilot training in either airplanes or helicopters make for truly unrivaled Christmas gift ideas. And depending on the aviation school, sometimes passengers can be included in the aircraft, making for an even more memorable outing. See our Learn to Fly Lessons here.

3. GOLF LESSON WITH PGA PRO

Golf Lesson Gift Ideas

Tee a golf-lover up with one-on-one instruction on beside an expert in the sport. This cool Christmas experience typically covers topics like club selection, swing mechanics, course navigation, short game strategies, and putting. We have Golf Lessons with a PGA Pro available across the nation – learn more here.

4. WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Beer Tasting Certificate Gift Idea

The adults on your list will love a chance to sample some new local adult beverages on one of our wine or beer tasting experiences. Whether they are a hop head or lover of all things wine, our beer tastings, brewery tours, wine tastings, & winery tours are the perfect Gifts of Pleasure – see them all here.

5. KAYAKING, SURFING, SCUBA & MORE

Scuba Lesson Gift Certificates

Shopping for someone who lives near the coast? We have plenty of fun experiences for the water lovers in your life – from Scuba lessons to kayaking tours, whitewater rafting, surfing, and much more – see all of our Water Activity Gifts here.

6. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

Hot air balloon ride gift certificate

When it comes to holiday magic, this one tops the star on the tree! All is certainly calm and bright aboard an enchanting sunrise or sunset wander into the air up there. Shop Hot Air Balloon Rides.

7. LUNCH, DINNER OR BRUNCH CRUISES

Dining cruises

Cheers to the most wonderful time of the year out on the water! Delicious eats, cash bar treats, entertainment, and stunning views are all included in these unique Christmas gifts, offered in various coastal cities as well as certain lake and river regions in the U.S. Check out our Dining Cruises here.

8. PRIVATE GLASS BLOWING CLASS

This holiday idea is perfect for the couple who is always on the hunt to try something new or explore different hobbies. And with private studio instruction (plus the option to BYOB at some locations), there's no better present to share as a pair. Currently available in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, & Boston.

9. FOOD TOURS

gift certificates for food tours

Invite someone to indulge in exploring a favorite city, letting their taste buds lead the way! Choose from a number of scrumptious sampling options like: famed local fare, ethnic eats, chocolate and desserts, artisanal cheese, and more. See Food Tours across the country here.

10. GIFT CERTIFICATES

Take the guesswork out of holiday gift-giving. A Gift Certificate lets friends and family choose the Christmas experience that will make their holliest, jolliest wishes come true. Any outing found on the Cloud 9 Living website is fair game for redeeming a Gift Certificate value towards.

If the list above isn't enough to give you some unique Christmas Gift ideas, you can check out our gifts for men and gifts for women pages to get more ideas. Happy shopping!