Why Gifting Experiences Might Be the Best Idea This Year
My kids have been lucky enough to be showered with gifts from their loved ones—and they definitely never lacked for anything. So starting with their third birthdays, we stopped presenting them with toys and tchotchkes, and started taking them on adventures instead. (The one exception: 2020, when there weren't a whole lot of places to adventure to—so my teens got guitars and AirPods to make life on lockdown a little more bearable.)
This might be the perfect year to start gifting adventures instead. There are reports that product shortages and shipping delays could impact your ability to cross everyone off your holiday shopping list—and if we've learned anything over the past 18+ months, it's how much we enjoyed (and missed) spending time with the people we love. So make memories instead!
If you want to give the gift of an amazing experience, here's how to do it—no gift wrap required.