1) We get tired of consumer products and value memories more
There is nothing worse than getting Christmas presents you don’t really want. It seems like a waste of money and you have to pretend to love what you got. Not to mention, you will have to find SPACE to store your gifts. Giving the gift of a new experience is easy and exciting. The study “Waiting for Merlot” asked people how they felt about an upcoming experience opposed to a material present, and they found that levels of excitement were much higher when the person had an upcoming experience.
2) Experiences make you feel like you’re a part of something
You can’t deny that this day in age, we all want to feel a part of something. Everything we do, we post on social media so our peers can see what we’re up to. When you join a gym, yoga studio or float spa you’re A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER than yourself. You get to share experiences with like-minded people and make new friends. When taking up an activity like floating, you’re bettering yourself. You’re making wellness a part of your daily routine and creating healthy habits. You will be excited to check-in at the spa and share your experiences because you want the world to know you’re bettering yourself.
3) We get excited about a new experience
When you open presents on Christmas, the high will last throughout the day and then start to fade. When an experience is given, you get to go through the process of booking your adventure, researching best practices and looking forward to it until it’s time. Christmas lasts LONGER when you have a special activity to look forward to!
4) Memories last a lifetime, objects often don’t
When a gift is given, it’s likely to be stashed away in a closet after a few months or traded in for something newer. Every year a newer, better product comes out and we’re left with no option other than to replace the original product. It’s a vicious cycle of consumer buying, which is why gifting an experience this Christmas is the best option. We’re already drowning in too much stuff, so why not give an experience that your loved ones can look forward to?
5) You could change someone’s life by giving them a new experience
When you gift a new experience, there is a possibility your friend or family member will get hooked on the activity and continue to do it for years to come. A proactive gift like floating could change someone’s life. The gift of health, wellness and relaxation could unlock feelings of joy and help someone find the peace they have been looking for.
Researcher Thomas Gilovich states “Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless, they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.”
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