Experience gifts: to give and receive

There is a new gift on the market that everyone wants to receive and offer – the experience gifts have arrived, seen and won. From romantic dinners to spa treatments, going through radical adventures or Zen moments, there is a gift-experience for every occasion, person and wallet.

What are?

Experience gifts are just that: a voucher or voucher that offers an experience, and the truth is that currently there are experiences for all tastes, holidays and wallets. From getaways for two for a romantic evening, to gastronomic dinners and spa treatments, not to mention the extreme sports performed on land, in the water or in the air. But there is more: pampering a pet, a workshop to deepen knowledge or even more eccentric experiences like driving a luxury car or spending a weekend shopping in a European capital. And because the eyes also appreciate a beautiful and well-wrapped gift, the experience gifts are usually presented in kits or boxes of modern and appealing design, where the recipient will find, in addition to the voucher, all the information he needs to know about the experience that just won. A trend in the art of offering gifts that is definitely here to stay.

Why a gift-experience?

Offering a gift-experience has many advantages, starting with the fact that it facilitates the task of those who have to buy a gift – there are so many fun and exciting experiences to discover, that you will have no great difficulty in choosing the best one for that special person. In addition, an experience gift is an original and personalized gift, something that allows the person to escape the routine or do something they have dreamed of doing for a long time, but for one reason or another it was not possible to achieve. In addition, it has the advantage of allowing the gift recipient to enjoy the gift whenever he wants (gift-experiences have an expiration date, but it is relatively long). What will be better than offering emotions, special moments and unforgettable memories, in a beautiful box with matching ribbon?

How to choose?

The essential thing is to know how to adapt the experience to the recipient, that is, if your brother loves wines, perhaps a wine tasting or workshop is the ideal experience; if your wife is in need of a peaceful day, a spa experience is perfect; if your husband’s dream is to drive a Ferrari, offer him that experience; if you want to present your little sister with an unforgettable experience, why not allow it to be a pop star for one day? You need to do two things to know how to choose a gift-experience successfully: get to know the person to whom you are going to offer the experience and thoroughly research all the options available – you never know what a spectacular experience you will find! Price can also be a determining factor when choosing an experience gift – it can start at € 25 and end at several hundred euros.

Who to offer?

The diverse choice makes experience gifts a gift option for anyone – mother, father, siblings, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, children, brothers-in-law, cousins, best friends, co-workers… However, as a gift-experience implies a reservation or later booking by the recipient of the gift, it is important to alert the recipient of the gift-experience (especially if you are unfamiliar with the concept) to that fact and help him in its realization if necessary.

Where to look?

The experience gifts are for sale in the most varied places, from supermarkets to bookstores, but they can also be purchased online, from the websites of the companies that sell them. The advantage of online shopping is being able to see all the experience gifts available, most of the time divided by categories, to facilitate the search.

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