So it’s already December, the holiday music is playing all over Manhattan and the TV is filled with Holiday Shopping commercials… so it’s THAT TIME. Whatever it is you are celebrating, the festive date will sneak up on you in minutes and what will you be wrapping up for your loved ones? I love gifting presents to my friends and family. The feeling that you know them well enough to please them with a gift they didn’t expect is the best. So, of course, I’m always looking for that GREAT gift and it’s been a while now that I have notice that experience gifts are gaining popularity and I think that’s awesome!
Here are some advantages of experience gifts over products:
EXPERIENCE VS PRODUCT N°1: You don’t expect it.
A watch, a perfume a sweater? Please! Could you be more conventional? An experience as a gift is still very original and people don’t expect it. For sure you’ll get this amazing surprised look on the face of you friend, family or lover.
EXPERIENCE VS PRODUCT N°2: The choice is infinite.
Ok, that is not a really convincing argument because it’s the same for products. But I have the feeling that you can get so much more creative with an experience! You can find whatever you want, from parachute jumping to surf lessons to salsa dancing to aphrodisiac cooking classes for couples…!
EXPERIENCE VS PRODUCT N°3: You can’t go wrong.
As I said, the choice is infinite and you don’t have to know perfectly the person’s tastes and interests to make the right choice. An original date night will always please your partner, and a great moment with a friend is always fulfilling.
EXPERIENCE VS PRODUCT N°4: You’re actually offering a memory.
You could think that an experience gift only lasts for the time of the activity. Actually… it creates a memory and a memory is precious and forever! The person you’re gifting an experience to will be thankful for a long time after receiving it.
Yes! Smart move: the person will invite you for sure, so… that’s a little like a gift to yourself!
We hope you have a happy season shopping for your sweetie- it’s part of the fun!