The most cherished gifts usually start with a memory. When I look at the vintage rhinestone necklace my grandma gave me on my 21st birthday, I think of her and how much she means to me. I also think of all the places where I’ve worn it: From traveling through France, to serving cupcakes at a local art gallery, to attending a charity ball in Chicago. It’s been said that people who focus on experiences rather than things are happier, and this intuitively makes sense to me; as far as I’m concerned, objects are just gateways to a certain kind of experience.
When I think back on some of the best memories I have, I think of traveling with family, wine tastings with Jai, and dinner with friends. I’ve had some of the most amazing adventures in my life, from holding a baby alligator at a zoo to riding a hot air balloon to watching a basketball game from a penthouse suite. When I am able to share these experiences with others, my excitement is tripled!
You don’t have to be rich or travel the globe to have great experiences – you can make a memory in your own back yard. Don’t believe me? Just check out the “Local” section of LivingSocial, and you’ll see things like guided kayaking tours, sports events, horseback riding lessons, spa treatments and massages, fine dining, and all kinds of other things you didn’t even know existed in your area. With a huge array of options under $50, you can gift someone an priceless experience without having to spend a fortune.
And for the people you still have left on your shopping list, this is a perfect “Last minute” option for a lot of reasons. Creating a memory is the perfect gift for a person that is hard to shop for, and the gifting options on LivingSocial make it easy. Simply click “Gift it” on the experience you want to purchase, and you’ll have the option of either printing a voucher to deliver to your recipient in person, or emailing it directly to them. These are great options for people like me, who have family and friends scattered all over the country and globe, since sending gifts can get logistically tricky!
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