Experience Gifts: Create Memories, Not Clutter

Having trouble with gift ideas?

If you’re like many of us, trying to pick the perfect gift can be stressful. Maybe you’re tired of seeing your children quickly lose interest in their new toys, or maybe your partner has very particular taste. Maybe you’re shopping for someone who already has everything, or maybe you simply don’t want to add to the clutter. This holiday season, why not consider an experience gift instead?

By gifting experiences, you’ll be spending time with the people who are most important to you, and giving your loved ones memories they’ll cherish forever. Experiences allow you to grow closer as a family or couple, and the memories they create will never be added to the donation bin, or relegated to the back of a closet. Instead they’ll live on through fond remembrances, and bring smiles to your loved ones for years to come. Experiences are perfect for all shapes and sizes too, whether you’re looking for an exciting family vacation or a relaxing couple’s getaway weekend. Let us share some of our favorite experience gift ideas with you

Theme Parks: Fun For All Ages

Theme parks are a great option for those looking for a fun-filled vacation.  Between the multitude of attractions, rides, shows, and dining options, there’s always something to enjoy.  Your little ones will love meeting Mickey Mouse at Disney, or seeing Hogwarts castle at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Couples can look forward to spectacular evening fireworks displays, or strolling through the entertainment district at Disney Springs.  Theme parks also allow you to choose how all-inclusive you’d like your stay to be, with lodging and dining options available on site as well as unaffiliated options nearby, which can help reduce your budget.

Cruising to Good Times

If an all-inclusive vacation sounds like just the ticket, cruises are an excellent option.  Not only will you and your loved ones have the unique experience of visiting various locales while only needing to unpack once, but world class dining and entertainment are always only steps away.  While in port, you have the option to explore both on land and sea, from guided tours to relaxing afternoons on the beach.  Cruises cater to all speeds as well, whether you prefer a romantic voyage or a family-friendly expedition.

Underwater Adventures

Looking for a tropical escape during the cold winter months?  Your loved ones are sure to enjoy a snorkeling or SCUBA diving trip.  Snorkeling tours are an amazing way for people of all skill sets to experience undersea life up close, as your guide leads you through shallow waters, coral reefs, and schools of vibrantly-colored fish.  Those with SCUBA certification will love exploring more hard-to-reach places and diving to greater depths.  These activities are a perfect addition to a Caribbean vacation or cruise, and are sure to make lasting memories.

A Tour of Culture and Cuisine

Whether your budget includes two weeks in Europe or a weekend getaway close to home, exploring the local culture and cuisine is an amazing option.  You and your loved ones can visit art and history museums, catch a performance at the theatre or concert hall, and enjoy regional culinary favorites and must-try eateries.  Adults looking to get away can visit wineries or breweries, many of which offer tour and sample packages.  No matter your preference, there’s sure to be an option to fit you perfectly.

Bed and Breakfast Escape

Couples in search of a quiet escape will love staying at a romantic bed and breakfast.  You and your partner can relax while you explore the surrounding areas, and even pamper yourselves with a couples’ massage or spa treatment.  Taking a break from life’s hectic pace with a getaway for two is an excellent way to unwind and make new memories, whether you’re in a budding romance or have been together for decades.

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Give the Gift of Experience

This year, instead of giving things, give them something unforgettable – an experience.  Let us help you plan the perfect travel experience gift, and watch the smiles light up your family’s faces.  If you’re ready to give your loved ones a gift they’ll truly cherish, contact us today – we’ll take care of all the details so you can focus on spending time with them.  With so many possibilities, you’re sure to give your loved ones an incredible experience they’ll love and treasured memories to last a lifetime!

If you’re interested in planning an Experience Gift trip reach out to us at Briar & Main and we’d love to help you get started.