Give the gift of an unforgettable experience this holiday season

Posted at 7:56 AM, Dec 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-10 09:23:16-05

What do you get the person who has everything? How about an unforgettable experience?

From dinner with a drag queen to a night at the museum, we’ve got some gifts that are sure to be memorable. “New York Magazine’s” Shopping Editor Jessica Silvester.

CaptureHook Them Up With a Drag Queen

For $500, an outrageous diva from Screaming Queens Entertainment will join your giftee on a whirlwind night of club-hopping, show-tune-singing, office-party-crashing, and other fabulousness. (

Steam Them in a Korean Bathhouse

The megalithic Spa Castle in College Point boasts four heated mineral pools, Hinoki baths, seven themed sauna rooms, and waterfalls galore. Adult day passes start at $35; special treatments—like a caviar facial—are extra

Have Them Stalked

Starting at $550, loudmouthed paparazzi from Celeb 4 a Day will chase a tabloid-addicted friend with cameras, snapping pictures and shouting their name. Take-home souvenirs include a faux gossip magazine featuring their face and a DVD of candids. (

Turn Them Into Circus Stars

At midtown’s two-month-old Aerial Arts NYC, the circus-enamored will have their choice of silks, rope, trapeze, hoop, and hammock instructionals; on-the-ground offerings deal in acrobatics, juggling, tumbling, and handstands. Drop-in rates start at $25, five-class prepaid cards at $100, and private lessons at $80 per hour. (

Put Them to Bed Where the Wild Things Are

Is spending the night at the American Museum of Natural History obvious? Yes. Is there any better present for a kid ages 6 to 13? Probably not. Exploring darkened dioramas by flashlight and falling asleep beneath a 94-foot-long blue whale never gets old. $129 per person. (

Urge Them to Jump Off a Building

Not as crazy as it sounds when they’re taking the two-hour high-fall class ($80) at the Hollywood Stunts training center in Greenpoint. For the full action-hero experience, the school offers weeklong intensives (from $2,200) that cover armed combat, car hits, and more. (

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