A Different Kind of Gift Guide

Happy holiday season, y'all!

I know that stores started blasting carols not long after Halloween, and that those magical little twinkly lights have been strung between branches weeks ago. But. It's not really the holidays season until AFTER Thanksgiving, which brings us here today.

As I mentioned in the last post, this year my family is going for a reduced foot print of wasted junk. We are giving each other experiences instead of gadgets, though, I will admit we left an exception to the rule: it's okay to give books. I mean, you can almost argue that giving someone a book IS giving them an experience. An explosion of creativity and thought that lasts for hours on end through a magical portal held in their hands. AKA: A great book.

For those of you who are intrigued, here are some ideas to spark your own experience-gift revolution. And remember, it's even better if you can do the experience with the person you're giving it to. A two-for. A tip if you do that: give the gift with several dates to choose from and then book it. It won't ever get used if you don't set a day to do it.

A few ideas:

Indoor climbing gym

High Tea at the Ritz (or other fancy local hotel)

Horseback riding

Paint your own pottery

Trapeze school

Laser tag

Museum tickets

Baseball/football/basketball tickets

Snow tubing

Ice skating

Signed books! (If you choose one of mine, let me know and I will mail you a personalized signed book plate to stick inside. Just shoot me an email.)

What do you think? Could you see yourself giving experiences? What do you think would make a great gift?

Here's to a wonderful holiday season!

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