Spending money on experiences rather than things will make you happier, and there’s scientific research to prove it.
Here at Fast Company, we want you to be happy. We also want your friends and family to be happy (we’re very nice like that). And so we’ve made you this list of startup-powered experiential gift ideas. Happy Holidays!
Alfred manages errands like laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning while you’re at work. And they have gift cards.
Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, made organization a hot topic this year. So maybe it’s no longer offensive to gift a professional organizer to a messy someone you love?
Dinner is being disrupted. Meal-kit startups like BlueApron and Plated as well as meal-delivery startups like Munchery and SpoonRocket offer gift certificates that will deliver the new experience to your loved one’s door.
Thanks to startups like TodayTix, you won’t even need to stand in line to buy them (someone else does that).
A ClassPass membership includes classes at multiple studios. There’s no gift-card option yet, but that won’t stop you from signing up the variety-craving fitness fanatics on your list.