It’s been said to death, but some of the best things in life aren’t actually material things. Instead, they are moments you spend with your loved ones or experiences that you will remember for years to come. This is especially true for those who travel around the globe in search of authentic cuisine, unique connections, and insights into how natives in exotic destinations live.

With Christmas just around the corner, you may be cracking your brains to think of a thoughtful gift for the savvy jetsetter in your life. Our solution? Once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will stay with them even after the festive season is over.

Here, we round up the best luxury experiences to gift those who aren’t so easily impressed with material things.