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Birthday Experience Gifts in New York

Make his or her birthday one to remember with a unique experience in New York. We have all sorts of fun birthday ideas & activities like food tours, plane rides, stock car ride alongs, & more. Choose from over 120 birthday activities in New York.

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  • Make another year of wishes even happier with unique birthday ideas in NYC from Cloud 9 Living!

    As someone's special day pops back up on the calendar, do the celebrating and gift-giving a bit differently in the Big Apple this year! Mark a milestone by giving a guest of honor something that will last long after the candles are blown out. Think outside the box or bag with once-in-a-lifetime experiences in New York City that bring the best birthday gifts yet!

    Raise a glass to the birthday guy or gal on a number of memorable things to do in NYC, in the good company of family or friends. Merrily float down the Hudson River and past famed landmarks on a classic sailboat, luxury yacht, or New York's only authentic tall ship. Whether sipping beer, wine or bubbly, or indulging in gourmet cuisine — a food-, beverage- and sightseeing-infused boat ride in NYC is bound to be an unforgettable way to celebrate the big day! And the mouthwatering New York birthday gifts don't stop there. Guided city tours galore offer sweet 'n' savory stops throughout Manhattan's most eclectic neighborhoods like Broadway, West Village, Greenwich and Hell's Kitchen! Choose from experiences featuring the likes of desserts, chocolates, craft beer, cocktails, wine and cheese, pizza, ethnic eats, NYC bagels, and more — all while enjoying fun facts about the city's rich past and present.

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    A birthday is best celebrated when it involves something ultra-unique. Set this year apart from the rest with birthday gifts for guys that make Manhattan moments bigger than ever before! From relaxing to heart-racing, scenic to savory, and everything in-between — Cloud 9 Living helps you to deliver a special day he'll never forget.

    Wish him a "Happy Birthday" from the inside-out, with an array of things to do in New York that are almost too tasty to be true! Surprise him with the chance to feast his eyes on famed NY attractions, taking in the ultimate sightseeing opportunities as he samples and sips his way through food tours in Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond. Birthday gifts for him featuring Brooklyn's finest craft breweries, Hell's Kitchen treats, and New York style pizza are a sure way to make both his heart and stomach happy.

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    For unique NYC birthday gifts that invite him to sit back and enjoy marvelous Manhattan sights, check out experiences like cruises and aerial tours. Plan an afternoon or evening with family and friends on the water! He'll delight in a luxurious boat ride along the Hudson River — full of drinks, dancing and dining. Cloud 9 Living's collection of scenic lunch, dinner and brunch cruises in New York are not to be missed, especially for grand occasions like birthdays! And for a more intimate escape, take his birthday celebration to new heights on a breathtaking helicopter tour over NYC or the surrounding countryside.

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    Invite her to make moves on a brand new milestone with gifts for women that put the best kind of "happy" in her birthday! Pamper her to pieces, fly her (almost) to the moon, tempt her taste buds, and sweep her off her feet — with a myriad of unique experiences that make all of her wishes come true.

    Give a gal lots to smile about with countless ways to make her big day magical! Treat her to birthday gifts in New York like whimsical hot air balloon rides, romantic wine tasting sails on the Hudson, dazzling dinner cruises that come with all the bells and whistles, private vineyard tours and tastings, and scenic helicopter rides above a glistening cityscape.

    Want to put a new spin on traditional birthday party ideas in NYC? Host an in-home dinner party for your guest of honor, created entirely by a professional chef! Or take cake and ice cream to the next level. Locals and visitors alike will delight in marveling at Manhattan's finest attractions, while enjoying city tours featuring chocolates and desserts, Brooklyn breweries, SoHo wines, swanky cocktails, and plenty of New York's greatest grub. Whether it's a special outing solely for the birthday girl, or an entire crew of friends or family joining in the fun — these NYC birthday ideas are guaranteed to deliver a "party" that everyone will want an invitation to!

    Not many women will say no to some R 'n' R — especially if that means a classic spa getaway. Pamper a lucky lady with gifts for her like massages, facials, aromatherapy, yoga, wraps, and mani-pedis at New York's most sought-after spa locations. Or for a creative twist that cultivates a remarkable sense of calm, treat her to a laidback art class, featuring mediums like painting, glass blowing or photography.

    Maybe she's the type of woman who prefers a healthy boost of adrenaline when it comes to embarking on great escapes? If that's the case, Cloud 9 Living has the perfect NYC birthday experience gifts for her. Send her on action-packed excursions like ziplining, learning to fly a helicopter or airplane, driving a real race car around a professional track, kayaking, hang gliding, or even trying trapeze lessons! With birthday gift ideas in New York like these, she's bound to unwrap much more than just a present on her big day. And she'll have you to thank for all the memories along the way.