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Why Are Experience Gifts Better Than Products?

12th October 2017

Everyone likes to give and receive gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, celebrations and of course Christmas. However, research has shown that the secret to happiness can be found in buying gift experiences rather than things. We believe giving the gift of an experience to be extra special as it’s more personal to the recipient and often a lot of thought has gone into getting the experience just right. In this blog post we’ve put together some reasons for you to consider an experience gift this Christmas…

When you meet up with friends and loved ones, does the conversation always turn to past experiences you’ve shared together? Do you bring up old photos and reminisce? Now that’s something a physical gift can’t do!

Experience gifts are more likely to be social as we often gift the experience for 2 people. Sharing experiences is a great way to build relationships and create memories! Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a friend and while away a few hours over some gorgeous cakes (and a glass of fizz of course!). Perhaps you know someone that loves the outdoors? Why not give the gift of adventure and enable them to explore the Lakes from a different perspective – on a paddle board!

We know that millennials are prioritising experiences over things. Do you know someone going travelling? You could give them a travel experience gift such as a 4 x 4 adventure! Possibly our favourite of all gift experiences, why not whisk your loved one away for a romantic staycation in Lisbon, Copenhagen or indeed the Lakes?

Top 10 experiences to gift this Christmas:

1. Luxury Afternoon Tea for 2 Voucher: £22.50 per person

Treat someone special to Luxury Afternoon Tea at The Daffodil! With an extensive selection of delicious homemade cakes, scrumptious savouries and stunning lake views, the recipient of this gift is sure to have a wonderful afternoon!

2. Ginstitute Masterclass: £60 per person

The perfect gift for gin lovers and cocktail enthusiasts! This interactive class teaches you all the techniques and recipes you’ll need for your next home cocktail party!

3. 4 x 4 Off Road Driving at Graythwaite Adventure: £95 per hour, up to 4 people

Do you know someone adventurous? Surprise them with an off road driving adventure this Christmas! Lumps, bumps and camel humps awaits…

cba events cumbria off roading

4. Honister Slate Mine Tour: £13.50 per adult, £8.50 per child

Go deep underground into the heart of the mine with this fully guided underground tour!

5. Indulgent ‘Wood’ Spa Day: £95 per person

Treat that special someone to a Wood Spa Day experience at The Daffodil’s award winning Spa, combining stylish design with luxurious facilities. This Spa day includes a Back Exfoliation, Aroma Back and Scalp massage and an Energising Leg Therapy. Full us of Spa facilities are included as well as a light lunch in the lake view restaurant.

luxury spa day cumbria

6. Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight: £127 per person

As you take to the skies on your 60 minute morning adventure, you’ll be able to breathe in spectacular 360 degree panoramas and uninhibited views for miles in all directions.

7. Silverstone Single Seater Thrill: £99 per person

Perfect for those who are into their cars! The recipient will enjoy the full driving experience at the home of British Formula 1.

8. Luxury Lake District Escape: £252 for 2 people

The lucky recipient of this gift will dine at The Daffodil led by Rosette Award winning Executive Chef Graham Harrower, plus a 1 night Suite stay for two people. Not forgetting full use of the luxury Spa facilities and a Cumbrian breakfast.

luxury spa hotel lake district

9. The Lakes Distillery Tour: £25 for 2 people

This gift voucher experience includes a Distillery Tour from a professional tour guide and a tasting session of three spirits – The ONE, The Lakes Gin and The Lakes Vodka.

10. Tree Top Trek Adventure: £32 per person

Experience the award winning treetop adventure in the heart of the Lake District. Designed to make you swing, climb, balance and fly through the woodland.

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