It’s the eternal struggle after the holidays — where to put all this STUFF.
But what if instead of stuff to put away, you had a trip to pack for? Research shows that we get more enduring satisfaction from money spent on experiences, compared to material objects. Yet experience-based gifts made up only 12% of gifts in 2021. So this year, ditch the toys and gadgets and instead let us help you plan a magical vacation where the memories will last much longer than anything from a store. Not convinced? Here are some great reasons travel makes the perfect gift.
Material satisfaction is fleeting
The Christmas morning rush is real, but how quickly has the excitement worn off for the toys your kids got last year? Are they still actually playing with anything they received? Chances are, most of those items don’t see serious play time these days. We tend to get bored with things, but experiences and memories get embedded in our brains.
Travel forges stronger relationships
The shared experience of going somewhere new and jointly experiencing things just has a way of bringing people together. Spending quality time with loved ones and creating new memories together deepens existing bonds and offers families new ways to get to know one another.
It’s something to look forward to
Once the holidays pass, it’s back to the daily grind and the dark days of winter. Having something to look forward to can actually boost our mental health during those tough times! Instead of the excitement being over once a gift is unwrapped, it can build over the weeks and months leading up to the trip. Plus, it’s a great way to involve your loved ones in making specific plans so everyone gets to see and do something meaningful to them.
It’s a chance to unplug
It’s no secret that the holidays can be stressful. It’s great to have a trip planned that will truly allow you to relax and unwind. It’s a great chance to unplug from devices and daily responsibilities and just be together.
Take the stress out of holiday shopping
Just imagine not having to wait in line, worry about shipping time or wrapping gifts! While a trip still demands thought and consideration, the stress level is definitely lower (especially when you let us take care of all the details for you!). You’re welcome, last-minute shoppers!
Travel truly is a gift that lasts well beyond the trip itself. The memories and shared experiences will last forever! We’d love to help you plan the perfect gift trip for your family. Get in touch and let’s make it the most magical holiday yet!