Posted by: Beaker April 20th 2011
So choose: thrill packed sports car racing or new pair of socks? It’s a no-brainer right? But just because some people need convincing, here are ten excellent reasons why a fun packed Experience Day wins out over a traditional gift.1. Shelf SpaceNo one has unlimited storage space and unless you’re going to be very canny with your gift choosing, there’s a good chance that your gift won’t make the cut during the spring cleaning. A fabulous experience only takes up memories in your head and won’t add to clutter in the home.2. Together TimeAn Experience Day doesn’t have to be for just one person. It’s fun to share! There are a whole range of gift experiences that can be enjoyed as a family or a couple. Whether you want to get everyone together and get out driving diggers or relax and enjoy a meal for two in a vineyard you can spend time together, have fun and collect some fantastic memories on the way. Scheduling some together time isn't always easy but with an activity that everyone can enjoy you'll get the most out of the day.
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Posted by: Tom December 20th 2010
3. Totally Different
How many times have you heard, 'I just don't know what to get him/her. If it's something they want, they've already got it'. Bypass the headstrain of trying to think up something different. Unless your giftee has already got an Aston Martin and their own speed boat then you can guarantee you'll be able to surprise them with a totally new experience that will beat anything you can pick up on the local highstreet.
If your finances don't actually run to a pony, sports car, jet ski or Segway, don't waste time hoping you'll win the Lottery, instead give your giftee a day to enjoy their dream activity without any of the day to day hassle and running costs.
5. A Picture Paints A Thousand Words
An Experience Day promises to provide a myriad of superb photo opportunities so make sure you take your camera. Any bog standard gift will give you one or two chances to take a snap and then you're done. A day of Paintballing however, will have you filling your camera with paint-splattered images for an entire day, followed by an entire week of posting them all over Facebook to make your friends incredibly jealous.
6. Get Active!
Apparently we, as a nation, need to get out more. There's always a new study hitting the news about how we need to exercise more to stay fit and healthy. Give someone the chance to get of the couch and out and about trying a new activity. Who knows, they may decide to take up skydiving as a regular activity!
7. Learn a New Skill
Gifts that come in boxes are rarely life changing. But giving someone the opportunity to try a new hobby... Now that can give them a whole new interest, maybe even a new career! Ok so Aunt Maureen is unlikely to quit her job as bank clerk to go and become a professional burlesque dancer following her Gift Burlesque Experience, but who knows? Maybe she just needs that chance?
8. Change of Scene
Explore somewhere different. A Gift Experience gives you the chance to go somewhere you've never been before, whether that's a new part of the country or a theatre trip somewhere nearby. Discovering new places via Segway, horseback or bicycle can all be part of a gift experience.
9. No Panic!
Left the gift buying a little late? Are you one of those gift-buyers that can be found panicking in the petrol station the night before the big day, trying to choose between limp flowers and uninspiring chocolate? You can buy a Gift Experience online at any time, and unless you're one of those nimble-fingered types that loves to create a beautifully wrapped package then the fact you don't have to wrestle with the sticky tape and paper has got to be a plus for a Gift Experience.
10. Pick Your Time
Flu on your birthday? Never mind, with a Gift Experience you get to choose a day to go and do your activity. You can wait till you're feeling better and everyone's available, then go and have fun.
Check out the huge range of Gift Experiences, there's something for everyone.
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Posted by: Tom December 1st 2010
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