No matter how much you might relish holiday gift giving and the shopping that goes along with it, you probably also wonder if your mother in law will re-gift or exchange the coffee maker you stood in line to purchase or if uncle Harold will really appreciate yet another reindeer tie. So why not try something different this year?
Give Experiences… Not Things
With a little thought, you can give an experiential gift that will allow the recipient to make memories of their own. Who wouldn’t want the chance to do that? Depending on your budget, your gifts might include a night at the theater or a special sporting event, a certificate for a few rounds of golf at that new course in town, a voucher for a day at the amusement park… you get the idea.
Giving Experiences: The Benefits
Aside from saving you endless hours in busy shopping malls, here are a few other benefits you might find worthwhile…
Wrapping Not Required
Most tickets and gift certificates just slide into a greeting card which is easier for you and better for the environment.
Memories That Last
Whether or not the experience you provide includes you directly, your recipient will remember you as a part of their experience much longer than they might remember who gave them those expensive chocolates.
No Returns Necessary
When you give experiences, there is no duplication and no chance for wrong style, color or size. Assuming that you know your recipient’s interests, they’ll enjoy your gift even if they have had the same experience before.
Gifts That Are Used – Not Forgotten
With the current trend among Americans to save money and live more simply, many are moving to smaller living spaces with more sparse surroundings – valuing experiences over “things”. Consequently, those gifts you spent time buying and wrapping might soon be languishing in a storage locker collecting dust.
Life Insurance Tip
One of the most precious gifts you can give to yourself and your family is the peace of mind that comes with Life Insurance. It is truly a gift of Love. Knowing that the family will be financially safe in the event of your death is a powerful experience.
Here at the Daniel C. Howley Insurance Agency, we are prepared to answer all your life insurance questions and to help you explore the many policy options available.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.