How To Give Experiences Instead Of Unwanted Gifts

31st August 2017
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Giving someone a gift either for a birthday or for Christmas doesn’t have to bankrupt you!


Today people are placing a big emphasis on the kind of gift they give out or receive from other people.

We now live in a society where many people are always trying to keep up with the Joneses, we judge each other on giving and receiving gifts.

It’s difficult to buy someone a gift they will cherish for the rest of their life that is why every year after Christmas or birthdays people rush to selling sites such as eBay to sell their unwanted gifts.

Credit is being used to purchase holidays and other expensive items such as new flashy cars just to please someone.

Happiness cannot be bought this way otherwise the richest people would be the happiest people in the world.

Happy people are noted to prefer a gift of an experience rather than material gifts or presents.

An experience doesn’t have to be expensive but enjoyable and memorable.

As people grow up they tend to remember a few outstanding gifts or presents but always remember and appreciate most of the experiences or excursions they had while growing up.

It is better to seek and give gifts that enable memorable experiences. There are lots of experiences that are memorable and enjoyable but are cheap and affordable.

There are lots of experiences that are memorable and enjoyable but are cheap and affordable.

Here Is A List Of  Experience Gift Ideas:

1. Visit stately homes, most stately homes have huge picnic areas, animals and the stately homes themselves may be full of history and art to enjoy a day out.

Some are free but most charge nominal fees under £10 but in most cases, parking is charged.

It is always advised to research a bit about the Stately home before embarking on the day out experience

2. A day out at the Museum, there are lots of different museums scattered all over the country.

Museums in most cases have free entries but do check for opening hours and special entry requirement on occasions were booking might be required.

3. Staycations instead of lavish holidays, there are lots of scenics, beauty spots and ideal places to visit all over the country.national holiday

A bit of research will unearth a lot of hidden gems.

If you love a certain sport such as fishing or golf why not go for a holiday resort that caters for such sports.

4. Glamping, defined as a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping, glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature without foregoing any of life’s luxuries”.

5. Champing, Champing is the simple concept of camping in ancient churches which took the world by storm in 2015.

The website says there are 12 glorious Champing™ churches across the whole of England and Orkney, available between 31st March to 30th September each year.

You can take your pick from churches large and small, river bank or moor, old and extremely old – there’s something for everyone

Argos sells “Experience days” and these include:

7. Comedy night for 2

8. Hotel spa break for 2

9. Paintball for 4

10. Helicopter buzz experience

11. Steam train ride

12. Day at the races

13. Clay pigeon shooting

All these ideas cost very little and will not cost an arm and a leg.

Choose the right experience and you will enjoy it and the memory will last a lifetime.

Over to you…

Do you enjoy giving experience gift to others?

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