By Leslie Kell
Christmas is nearly 10 days away and with what seems to be a shorter Christmas season this year, you may be thinking, “what on earth am I going to get for everyone on my list?!” We have the perfect gift waiting for you and the whole family at Epic Escape Game! Here are 3 reasons why experiences make the best Christmas gifts.
You’re creating lasting memories
When you set up an experience with your family for Christmas, you’re creating a lasting gift rather than something that will be put away or even forgotten, after the holidays are over. Often times we feel that getting our loved one the ‘next big thing’ for Christmas is going to make them happy, and in some ways it might, but some would question this happiness. According to Entrepreneur, our happiness with items fades as we become more used to the ‘new thing’ and we have adapted to it, which is defined by a term known as ‘hedonic adaptation.’ With experiences as gifts, the fading happiness is less likely because you don’t ever get used to the experience. It’s something new that you can continue to enjoy. Even more so, you can continue to draw back on the memory of the fun you had during that experience.
The whole family can enjoy the experience together
When purchasing a gift for a family member, it’s usually a gift for just one person, but when you set up an experience, it’s something for the whole family to enjoy! For one hour, everyone gets to join in on the fun! Everyone is off of their phones and actually communicating with one another. An experience is a great gift because it has the potential to bring the whole family together, which is what the holidays are about, bringing people together! Along with that, an experience doesn’t have to be a one time thing; it’s something that can become a family tradition, so it’s a gift that you can continue to enjoy together, as a family.
Experiences are engaging and challenging
A gift of experience is something that can be engaging for the recipient. An experience is something you can actually participate in. In addition, it’s something that has the potential to teach you something and inspire you. For example, when it comes to an escape room experience, players are learning to think more creatively. Depending on the gifted item you receive, you’re not going to get anything out of it except for momentary satisfaction.
As you prepare for the Christmas season and continue your shopping, consider an escape room for anyone on your gift list this year! It’s a perfect experiential gift to create lasting memories with the whole family and engage your mind all at the same time! Find a location near you and set up your booking, or purchase a gift voucher!