It is well known that people like experiences, but rather get to do things they would love to do. I, for example, would love to try paragliding and snorkelling and someday hope to get that experience. Meanwhile to provide your loved ones with a thoughtful gift that can be sustainable as well I compiled a list of things that don’t require wrapping. There should be things for different budgets!
Charity Donation – There are numerous charity donation present offers on the market especially on Christmas from giving a blanket, plant trees, adopt a wild animal. I am sure there is one for almost every charity there is! I would love all of these and remember getting one of the charity presents from my sister one Christmas. Of course, as a little girl, I always wanted to adopt a wild animal!!
Name A Star – There are such numerous amounts of stars in the sky so why not name one after your loved one as their present. I could see this as the perfect present for babies especially, but why not for everybody who loves astrology as well!
Lessons or a course – You all know that I am all up for a course to educate myself further on a variety of topics, but I am sure I am not the only one. The lessons can be from open universities, but could also be a cooking class, knitting or sewing classes, yoga classes or a teacher training course, you name it there is probably a class or a course for it!
Passes and Memberships – Your loved one might have eyed that certain membership for ages and not dared to spend money on it. Gym memberships, Zoo or museum passes, yearly cinema tickets.
Tickets to Events – Concert and theatre tickets will always be a wanted gift! But different exhibitions, movies even circus could be a fun addition as well!
Trip – Travelling isn’t always sustainable, but I believe it nourishes your sole so as long as you do it sustainably then I think this is a great present! Sometimes little trips locally can be as good as the ones done abroad!
A service they need – Sometimes there are things that your loved ones cannot do any longer or are fed up doing, but don’t want to use money on it. You could offer the service done by yourself or buy it for them, such as cleaning service which I am sure nobody would refuse!
Experiences – Dinner with a loved one, skydiving, paragliding, snorkelling, diving, hiking or there is a bunch of fun and sustainable activities such as Hunt for Northern Lights or Whale gazing. Some people might need something more relaxing such as Spa weekend or even just a massage appointment.
Your time – In the end what most people want is time with you. We are all very busy and often forget that all of our relationships require time and affection, so remember to offer your time to your loved ones in any way you can whether it is face to face, in a dark movie theatre or through skype call.
What kind of experiences do you like to receive as presents?