Thinking of creative, affordable, and thoughtful gifts for each person on your gift list can be a lot of work. In fact, it can detract from the holiday spirit by making you feel stressed out or bogged down. This year, why not take a new approach and instead of purchasing physical objects for the people you love, opt for giving an experience?
Make this year all about the art of the experience for your friends and loved ones. Here are a few reasons why this is an excellent approach to the holiday spirit of gift giving (and receiving!):
- Unique Offering
Experience-based gifts often generate happiness because they offer something that’s less tangible, and thus comparable to material goods.
- It is Social
One of our favorite things about experiential gifts is that they are typically social. Consider tickets to a play, a hot air balloon ride at sunrise, a gift certificate to a wonderful new restaurant, or even a family membership to the local museum. Not only are these types of gifts create a social agenda, its one that is often shared with friends and family.
- Create Memories
Rather than a shiny trinket or new toy that ends up shoved into the back of a drawer, going the experience-based route enables the gift receiver to create fond memories. There’s nothing like spending time with someone you care about trying out something new and exciting.
This year, we know what we’re doing for our gift list: massage gift cards. Not only does a gift for an Elements Massage experience deliver the above categories, but it also can boost health and wellness. We think that’s a great way to kick off the new year!