Items, objects, stuff, things, goods, bits and pieces, odd and ends… there are a litany of words to describe the contents of the consistently amassing amount of clutter in our lives. Did you know 79% of Americans say they would prefer to have an experience than receive more stuff/things. So, if 79% of Americans desire experiences, then why are we purchasing gifts that people don’t want? Satisfaction from material goods is a Sisyphean endeavor. There’s no end in sight.
Break the cycle and make this year different with an adventure they’ll never forget. Here’s 4 reasons why bucket list adventures make the best gifts.
Reason 1: The Priceless Reaction
To give a gift that is sure to rock their socks off, it pays to think outside of the box. Gifting a bucket list adventure like skydiving breaks every norm. No more of the hum drum of the usual suspects: gadgets, gizmos, socks, pj’s…the dreaded fruit cake. If you’re hoping to make a big impression, with this bucket list adventure gift, you’re guaranteed to get one!
Reason 2: The Holidays Can Be Hard
The holidays aren’t a holly jolly time for all.
For those without close familial ties, the season can be a source of sadness and discontent. For others, pressures to be the perfect host, a mountain of commitments, and unrealistic expectations can cause a heap of anxiety. The holidays are a time of great introspection on the year before and the year ahead. While a gift will never solve every challenge, gifting something as momentous as a bucket list experience can give someone something to look forward to. It may just give them the steam they need to help them power through the holidays.
Reason 3: A Gift That Keeps on Giving
Long-term satisfaction is one reason gifts of experiences are growing in popularity. The satisfaction derived by objects rapidly dissipates. A bucket list adventure is a gift that endures. For many who elect to make a skydive, this is something they’ll never forget for the rest of their lives. The skydiving experience is something they’ll think fondly about (and by default, as the gift giver, think fondly of you) forever.
Imagine the sense of fulfillment that accompanies finally being able to cross an experience off your bucket list. For many (and we hear all the time that it does) a major life experience could positively affect their life or at the very least, their outlook. Sometimes it takes getting to 14,000feet to put things in perspective. The adrenaline rush will fade, but they will never forget the view and the feeling of literally being on top of the world.
This holiday season (and for any reason really) bucket list adventures, like a skydive, make the best gifts. Send someone the gift of a lifetime today!
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