Choosing gifts can be tricky at times and being able to find just that right present for your loved ones can help you to make the celebration that little bit extra special.
But the fact remains that everyone is different, and what is one person’s perfect gift could be someone’s idea of a waste of money. But the good news is in 2023; there is a more significant emphasis on gifting experiences and memories over physical gifts. We live in a world of excess where we can buy anything we want at the click of a button or the tap of a screen, but memories aren’t as easy to collect. And this is why you can really go the extra mile by giving something memorable this year.
One of the best ways to give experiences and create memories is to provide the gift of music. Music has a way of pulling people together, and concerts are no exception. Whether it’s 100 people coming together for the love of music or an artist or 10,000 people, there is nothing quite like experiencing live music, especially by your favorite artists. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts hosts some spectacular artists throughout the year and is a great place to start looking for your next musical experience.
Memberships at someone’s favorite place means they can visit whenever they want without worrying about the cost. You can buy memberships for a range of different locations and activities. From their favorite theme park to a local museum, cinema, or even a club, they can partake in their favorite pastime without paying. This way, you can allow them to experience the gift that keeps on giving time after time.
Whether it’s one night or a two-week-long trip away, a vacation can give our loved ones a memorable time and the chance to get away for a while. Of course, this could probably mean stretching the budget, but even a night away at a hotel out of their local area can be a welcome gift and provide someone with memories they can cherish for many years to come.
Maybe you can pair the trip with their interests, such as booking a hiking trail, learning to scuba dive or even a volunteering vacation where they get to support charity work they have a vested interest in.
Has the recipient always wanted to learn something or expand on their skills? Why not present them with a course or lessons to do just that? The beauty of this type of gift is you are paying attention to their interest and are encouraging them to pursue it more. It can be cooking classes, learning a new language, learning to play an instrument, or something exhilarating like skydiving or white water rafting.
Making memories is something you can keep with you for your entire lifetime, and being able to give someone the chance to make memories they wouldn’t usually be able to do can be an incredibly gratifying thing to do. So next time you are struggling to find a gift for a loved one, why not consider giving an experience over a physical gift?