Choose Your Experience with Cloud9Living – The Perfect Holiday Gift

My husband and I just celebrated our 7 year anniversary of when we first met this past October. I have been worried for months about what I was going to give him. You see… we have an uncommon story. We met on an airplane, just two strangers who felt a spark and after a year of letters and conversations via phone – fell in love. How do you come up with a gift to celebrate such a unique way of meeting? And how do you pick the perfect gift for (as I call him) the Yoda of Gift Giving?

Cloud9 Living Logo

When the opportunity to review Cloud 9 Living arose, I was so excited and it came at the perfect time. Cloud 9 Living is the perfect site to go for the unique gift ideas. I had stumbled across “Cloud 9 Living” a couple of times as I was googling “unique gift ideas for men.” Yes, I am one of those people so bad at gift ideas I have to google them.

They offer an alternative to a item that is simply placed on a shelf or in a closet. They offer memories, time; the beauty of the immediate and yet forever.

There are over 1,700 experiences in 43 regions; everything from spa packages to being a fighter pilot for a day! I will experience this when I am no longer expecting! Unsure at what to get or love everything and can’t decide? That’s okay, they also have gift certificates! So no matter where your loved one is or where they are going you can give them the perfect gift!

Argosy Cruise Seattle, WA

What I love about the gift certificate is that if you go on vacation, a honeymoon or just a weekend away you can use your gift certificate in the area you are traveling to. To my family I would like to say my birthday is coming up and there are a ton of experiences that I would love to do!!

When I went on to choose an experience I found the site to be very well formatted  I don’t normally like booking things online but this site is user friendly and knowing if I did have a problem I could call and speak to a real live friendly person was of great comfort. When I started my search I went straight for the “search by region” because I knew where we were going to be for this experience. I had such a hard time choosing which experience simply because I wanted to do them all! Being 6 months pregnant helped to narrow it down a bit, but one day I will experience the fighter pilot for a day!

The booking process was so fast and easy I was really shocked that it was that simple to do. I spent 5 minutes booking and the rest of the time relaxing and anticipating the trip. Cloud 9 Living sees you through the process including a reminder email when your experience date is getting close. You have the choice to even send a Personalized Gift Pack for $9 with information about your experience which is a wonderful little touch! It was exciting to receive the package and see a beautiful card inside with information about the cruise. The experience I chose for my husband was the Historical Lunch Cruise in Seattle hosted by Argosy Cruises.

Lunch / Dinner Cruise Seattle, WA

My husband and I love hearing the history of places and we love food. So to mingle the two for us is perfect harmony. We were even able to make our own butter at our table!

Make Your Own Butter
Fresh homemade butter

We learned why the gold rush was so important to Seattle and what the Hangtown Fry is; even the entire menu has historic significance.

Cruises in Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA skyline

The abundance of information that the Argosy Cruise staff held is amazing! It didn’t matter if you asked the waitress or the cruise narrator they all knew the answers to any and all questions. Our waitress was the best I have ever had. She took a moment to greet and get a feel of who we were and what our needs were going to be. She was very friendly and very funny! I was so impressed by the crew I can’t think of anything I would have changed. We were on the cruise just a few days ago and I find myself wanting to go back. The day was absolutely perfect I couldn’t have asked for more. My husband was so relaxed we both really enjoyed the experience. We have been on many trips but this is the first trip that we both were able to relax and enjoy the experience. So many thanks to Cloud 9 Living!

Argosy Cruise deck
Standing on the deck
Fresh Strawberry Buscuits
Dinner on the cruise
Beautiful Anniversary

In today’s fast paced, non stop world I think the perfect gift is time. That is what Cloud 9 living offers – a chance to give a unique gift, something that will last forever. A memory.

9 Days of Christmas Contest

Cloud 9 Living is holding its first “9 Days of Christmas” contest! From December 16th – 24th you can enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes! One prize will be awarded each day. The list includes:

  • Day 1: Flight – Learn to Fly experience
  • Day 2: Relaxation – Spa Packages
  • Day 3: Driving – Drive a Stock Car & Stock Car ride along
  • Day 4: Foodie – Food Tour for two
  • Day 5: Golf – Golf Lesson with a PGA Pro
  • Day 6: Romantic – Dinner Cruise for two
  • Day 7: Adventure – White Water Rafting for two
  • Day 8: Adrenaline – Tandem Skydiving
  • Day 9: Experience of a Lifetime – Fighter Pilot for a Day

You can enter the 9 Days of Christmas Contest by visiting Cloud9 Living starting December 16th!

You can learn more about Cloud9 Living on their Facebook Page, @Cloud9Living on Twitter, on Pinterest and even their Youtube Channel!

I received a complimentary Experience to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation. 


  1. It looks like you had a great time! Beautiful photos

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