Gifts that keep on giving

Gifts that keep on giving

It’s a given that generally speaking, people love receiving gifts. My favourite, are those gifts that keep on giving. It could be the gift of an experience that gives joy when opened and then creates memories, or an item that can be enjoyed more than once. Often, gifts can be passed on offering value to each new owner like a good book with well worn pages. Some people love giving gifts as much as they enjoy receiving them.  I happen to be one of those people. I love surprising people with treats and with experiences. Let me tell you about the gift I gave that kept on giving; the adventure voucher. The adventure voucher was a gift that I gave last Christmas. Struggling with inspiration and restricted purse strings, I was looking to give a meaningful and inexpensive present, and I stumbled upon this idea online. I simply created a certificate offering a whole year of adventure. Each month, I delivered an envelope describing the escapade that would unfold next. The event itself would involve no effort on the part of the recipient. This allowed me to create adventures of all sorts from a daring escapade to a simple micro adventure bringing joy to an ordinary day.  A train trip to a new location, a road trip, trying something new, a month dedicated to sleeping under the stars, a beach fire, a day of fishing in the North Sea and a bike trip to Holland were just some of the ideas that became a reality. The added bonus was that I got to participate in these adventures too. A...