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Unique Holiday Gifts for Men and Women by the City They Live in

Unique Holiday Gifts for Men and Women by the City They Live in

Gift shopping for your favorite people can be quite exciting or just down right stressful – Especially if they are miles away from you! 

It was hard, but we nailed down a list of our Top 10 Cities in the U.S. and curated some pretty awesome gifts by the following locations:

  1. Chicago
  2. New Orleans
  3. Boston
  4. NYC
  5. Nashville
  6. Detroit
  7. Philly
  8. Atlanta
  9. Houston
  10. Austin

Essentially, we combed the streets so you don’t have to!

Continue reading to check out our unique holiday gifts by city & let us know if you’re checking anyone off your list! 

1. Chicago

Unique Gifts for Men in Chicago

Combo Architecture & Food Tour of Chicago: from $105

For the men in Chicago, you can get this incredible tour of architecture and food in the Windy City. You can purchase the gift, and let them choose the date and time later. It includes a five-hour walking tour with a local guide, and they will see the Chicago Theater, Sears Tower, City Hall, and more. In addition, they will sample famous Chicago food, such as the Chicago-style hot dog, deep-dish pizza, and Italian beef.

Chicago Flag & Neighborhoods Rocks Glasses

You can include our Chicago Flag & Neighborhoods Rocks Glasses with all of the iconic neighborhoods in Chicago as a memento to remember the tour. They are ten-ounce glasses with a heavy base, and they are great for many cocktails. 

Unique Gifts for Women in Chicago

Chicago Gourmet Brunch Cruise: from $112

The best possible way to spend time is admiring the city sites, sipping bubbly, and tasting delicious food on the Gourmet Brunch Cruise along the Lake Michigan shores. You are giving them amazing views of Chicago along with a brunch full of breakfast, lunch, and dessert items.

If you want to include a keepsake that will remind them of the day, try our Chicago etched skyline whisky glasses. These sand-etched tumblers show the Chicago skyline, and they are heavy glass that is safe and long-lasting. They are dishwasher-safe and will last forever. They show the skyline in incredible detail, and they are a lot of fun to have in the cupboard.

2. New Orleans

Unique Gifts for Men in NOLA

High Speed Ride Along: From $69

If you want unique holiday gifts for men, this experience takes them full speed with a pro driver for three laps in a race car. They go to a world-class racetrack, and then learn the ins and outs of the track from the driver. It is fast, safe, and fun, and they will never forget this experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feel what the drivers feel on the track.

If you want to give them a keepsake at the same time, we recommend our New Orleans etched street grid whiskey glasses. They are etched by a skilled artisan with a hand-drawn street grid that includes map coordinates. These ten-ounce glasses have a heavy base, and they can have a scotch as they tell others about their race car experience.

Unique Gifts for Women in NOLA

French Quarter Food Tour: from $64

For someone who lives in New Orleans, a French Quarter food tour is a great experience. They use a local tour provider to share the history of French Quarter cuisine and point out famous landmarks such as the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square along the way. They will stop at six different local restaurants and shops, and they taste delicious foods from the French Quarter.

New Orleans Etched Street Grid Whiskey Glasses

If you want to include a physical gift, try our New Orleans etched street grid whiskey glasses. The glasses have a hand-drawn street grid of New Orleans with map coordinates, and they can look through the area where they had the tour. These glasses are heavy and solid, and they come with a lifetime guarantee.

3. Boston

Unique Gifts for Men in Boston

Indoor Skydiving from $55

When you are looking for that unique gift for men in Boston, try the indoor skydiving package. They don’t need a parachute because they can experience skydiving indoors. They will have certified instructors who teach them everything they need to know before trying out the wind tunnel. The tunnel is 12 feet long with 1200 horsepower and 160 mph winds. The package includes the helmet, flight suit, and ear plugs.

As an additional gift, we recommend our forest landscape whiskey glasses. They come in a set of two, and they combine rustic with modern style. These glasses are great for anyone who enjoys adventure and the outdoors, and they are safe and durable glasses that will last a long time.

Forest Landscape Whiskey Glasses

Unique Gifts for Women in Boston

Whale Watching from $66

If you want unique holiday gifts for women, try the whale watching tour. They go out on a high-speed catamaran in the Boston Harbor. The catamaran is fast and comfortable, and they have three outside decks from which to view the whales. There is an indoor climate-controlled cabin with cushioned seating, tables, and sound and video systems. Every trip has professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England.

If you want to send a gift that lasts, try our navy floral ceramic coasters. They come in a set of four, and they have an elegant wire stand to hold them. They make a great addition to any home, with a high-gloss finish on long-lasting, durable ceramic.

You also can't go wrong with our Boston Etched Street Grid glasses for her or him!

4. NYC

Unique Gifts for Men in NYC

Zipline Canopy Tour from $50

This is an adventure that everyone should try once. They will fly through the treetops in NJ above a lovely mountain lake on a tour that gets five stars from both Yelp and TripAdvisor. It lasts around 2.5 hours, and there are four different ziplines. They vary from 200 to 1500 feet long. There is also a suspension bridge that is a great experience.

A great gift to accompany the zipline adventure is our New York City etched skyline whiskey glass. This unique gift was etched by a skilled artisan, and it shows the iconic NYC skyline. It’s a quality glass, and it has a heavy base.

Unique Gifts for Women in NYC

Wine Tasting Sail from $109

This is one of the best unique holiday gifts that will give them an unforgettable experience. They get to board the Manhattan Shearwater schooner for a two hour Hudson River cruise. This vessel is vintage, having been made in 1929. It has a 82-foot frame, and it departs from lower Manhattan. The wine tasting includes a curated collection of fine wines as well as cheese and charcuterie.

A great gift for them to open is our New York City Etched Street Grid or New York City Etched Skyline glasses. These glasses are etched by a skilled artisan with a street grid of NYC and map coordinates. The etching is quality and won’t wash off or be harmed in the dishwasher. The glasses are durable and have been tested to resist breakage. This is a unique gift that she will enjoy for years to come.

5. Nashville

Unique Gifts for Men in Nashville

Nashville Secret Food Tour with Drinks from $88

While people know about the music scene in Nashville, there is an incredible food scene as well. You can give this Nashville Secret Food tour to a local so that they discover the hidden gems. The tour is three hours long, and they have coffee shops, delicious food, and more. Every southern food type is a part of the dishes, including pulled pork tacos, whole hog BBQ, and hot chicken with spices.

Nashville Etched Street Grid Whiskey Glasses

You can accompany this gift with our Nashville etched street grid whiskey glasses. They have a hand-drawn street grid with map coordinates, and it comes in a gift box. You can get one or two glasses, and they are strong and durable. This is a great unique gift that can be used for cocktails and more.

Unique Gifts in Nashville for Women

The Gulch Food Tour from $61

This gift is one of a kind, and it offers a tour of the Gulch neighborhood in downtown Nashville. It lasts about three hours, and it starts off at the Union Station Hotel. This was once a railroad terminal. Then, they will cross the viaduct bridge and hit the best restaurants in the Gulch district. They will stop at five different restaurants and enjoy the food and the music on this tour.

We recommend our unique Reusable Glass Straw Set to accompany this gift. They can bring a straw along for safe sipping, and glass uses less materials and is environmentally friendly. The set has four bendy top straws, four straight straws, and two metal straw cleaners, and they come in four different colors, including blue, gray, white, and clear. They are also quick drying and dishwasher-safe.

6. Detroit

Unique Gifts for Men in Detroit

Indy Car Ride Along from $105

It is hard to imagine a gift more unique than this Indy Car ride along experience. They get to climb into the backseat of an Indy-style race car and hold on tight as a professional instructor drives at top speeds. This school was started by the legendary Mario Andretti, and it takes place at the Michigan International Speedway.

A gift to accompany this adventure is our Detroit etched street grid whiskey glasses. These glasses are etched by a skilled artisan, and they have the street grid of Detroit with map coordinates. They are durable and long lasting, and they are great for cocktails, juices, and more. This is a unique set of glasses that anyone would love to have.

Unique Gifts for Women in Detroit

Murder Mystery Dinner Show from $71

This gift is dinner and a unique experience. They get to play detective during this interactive dinner theater. They will investigate clues and follow leads during a four-course dinner. As they are seated for dinner, they will hear a scream in the distance. Then, everyone is a suspect and the goal is to catch the killer. They base it on real-life cold cases that are set in present times, and they have realistic scenes along with just enough comedy. This will be an unforgettable evening for anyone.

We recommend sending out Rainbow ceramic coasters as well. They come in a set of four and have a metal stand. They are designed to look like a rainbow, and they have a four-inch diameter to fit most glassware. They are durable and made with high-quality materials. They also have a glossy finish and a unique design.

7. Philadelphia

Unique Gifts for Men in Philly

Philly Cheesesteak Segway Tour from $85

Men who live in Philadelphia will love this unique experience. They will glide through Philly and taste the best Philly cheesesteaks in town. First, they learn how to use the Segway, and then they start out in the Old City. They will learn about revolutionary activities in Philly as well as the Philly cheesesteak. Then, they travel through Philly and stop at three places for a Philly cheesesteak.

If you want to accompany this tour with a unique gift, try our Philadelphia skyline etched whiskey glasses. They are sand-etched by a skilled artisan, and they show the Philly skyline. They are durable with a heavy base, and they are great for many different drinks.

Unique Gifts for Women in Philly

Philadelphia History Tour from $48

One of the most unique gifts you can give is an experience such as this one. It is a two-hour tour around Philadelphia, and it takes you through the founding of the nation and some of the landmarks there. They have Independence National Park as well as Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and Old City Hall. They will see the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin’s grave, and the home of George Washington and John Adams during the time when Philly was the nation’s capital.

Philadelphia Etched Street Grid Whiskey Glasses

We recommend our Philadelphia etched street grid whiskey glasses for a unique gift. The glass is etched by a skilled artisan with a street grid and map coordinates. They are useful for classics and all kinds of cocktails and juices, and they are durable and long lasting.

8. Atlanta

Unique Gifts for Men in Atlanta

Full Pint Brewery Tour from $60

This tour will go through three local breweries so that they can try out the best in Atlanta craft beers. They will go to the oldest brewery in Atlanta as well as the most popular, and it includes one pint at each stop. This is a unique experience for anyone to enjoy.

Another unique gift is the Atlanta etched street grid whiskey glasses. They are sand-etched by a skilled artisan, and they have a street grid and map coordinates for Atlanta. They are durable and long lasting, as well as one of a kind.

Unique Gifts for Women in Atlanta

Grant Park Food & History Tour from $80

Anyone would love this unique gift of a Grant Park food and history tour. It takes them to three of the best restaurants in Grant park for samples and beverages. They also go through the Oakland Cemetery and Grant Park and learn the history from the guide.

Light Floral Ceramic Coasters

You can also send her our popular Light Floral Ceramic coasters. They have a wire stand and a four-inch diameter. They are long-lasting and durable. This is a useful gift, and it is something they are sure not to have.

9. Houston

Unique Gifts for Men in Houston

IFly Indoor Skydiving from $92

This gift is sure to be unexpected, and it gives them the thrill of skydiving. This indoor facility uses a wind tunnel with clear walls so everyone can watch. They have instructors who teach them how to do it, and the experience includes the flying suit, goggles, and helmet.

You can accompany this gift with our Houston etched street grid whiskey glasses. They are sand etched with a street grid and map coordinates, and they are durable and long-lasting.

Unique Gifts for Women in Houston

Downtown Food Tour from $72

In this tour, they will experience the architecture and food at the hot spots in Houston. They get to try out different cuisines, including Tex-Mex, tapas, craft beer, and more. It is a walking tour that goes over how Houston has evolved over time.

We also recommend our rising sun ceramic coasters. This set of four coasters has a metal stand, and they have a four-inch diameter to fit most glassware. They are unique and sure to be enjoyed by anyone.

10. Austin

Unique Gifts for Men in Austin

Austin Sightseeing Tour from $44

This tour takes them out to see the major landmarks and hot spots in downtown Austin. They ride in a Mercedes Sprinter van, and the guide knows everything that there is to know. It includes tasty treats from an Austin food truck, as well as the quirkiest places in town.

Nothing is more unique than our Austin etched street grid whiskey glasses. They are etched by a skilled artisan with a street grid and map coordinates of Austin. The glasses are great for classic cocktails and more.

Unique Gifts for Women in Austin

Hill Country BBQ & Wine Tour from $60

This is a great tour of two Hill Country wineries and the best BBQ in Austin. They will be driven in a Mercedes Sprinter van and try the BBQ at the famous Salt Lick. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a unique gift that they will love.

We recommend our Science of Wine etched wine glass to accompany this gift, as it will remind them of the wine tour. It is covered in details about the molecules in wine along with explanations of how they contribute to wine.

Giving someone a unique gift that is unforgettable can be a challenge, but any of the gifts above are sure to be unforgettable. Try something different this holiday season, and give your loved ones a gift to remember.

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