Christmas Gift | Experience-based gift ideas

12.13.2018

It's the time of the year! This year I don't have much of a plan yet for the festive season, besides a few gatherings which I'm extremely excited about. It's also the time where some of us are stressed out about what to get for your family, partner or friends. If you're not aware, Christmas is also a time where a lot of waste are being made. Have you ever have gifts that are not practical to your lifestyle at all, and you're just too guilty to throw away because it's a gift from someone? example: mugs and cups.




This year, I'm very inspired to buy less stuff, but more experiences instead. Hence, here's some my gift ideas! I usually come up with a lot but I don't get to gift them all out so feel free to use them.


1. Learning Experiences 
Instead of buying a product, why not get them some classes that they've been wanting to learn. There's so many places that offer such experiences and I bet your friend/family will thank you for the experience. Even better, join them for the class as well so you can create memories together!
Some recommendations I have in mind:
Dance lessons - Uncube Studio (for all age!) pssst... they came up with a one month unlimited street dance fitness package! go sign up now!
Fitness lessons - Ministry of Burn 
Art & Craft - Izipizi Craft
Cooking classes - ABC Cooking Studio

p/s: If you're keen on dance lessons, PM me to get a free class with me!


2. Apps
How about getting an app/account for someone that would benefit them? For example, getting them up for a learning experience on Skill Share. I've been on this website lately to learn how to manage my social media content creating hustle and it has definitely been beneficial! Or, get them a preset pack for their Lightroom photo editing app? These are the things that they may not want to spend extra money on but would dieeeee to get one.
psssst, sign up for Skills Share with THIS link to get your first two months free!


3. Secret Santa 
If you reeaaallllyyy have to get that someone something, then why not do a secret santa? I've been doing this with a bunch of friends, and this year we finally use this website to do the secret santa and it's waayyy better :P So instead of guessing what to get for your friend, we specifically wrote down what we wanted and we get to see what the assigned person wanted. So.. no waste at all! You get what you want, and you don't need to worry and side guess what the other person wants.


4. Self-care/Self-pamper experiences 
Again, something that you cannot buy with money is self-care experiences. If you know a friend who's always stressed up, try getting them some journal, or a trip to the spa! Yes, you are spending money to buy the journal or spa voucher but it comes with a experience that can never be bought! If you really want to go that extra mile, why not offer to book the next trip for that special someone?


5. Service 
You know the infamous book "The 5 love languages" by Gary Chapman? One of them is act of service, and I think it is pretty universal. Offer to run the grocery for a family member, or bring their car for a car wash service, or even help them pay the next month's phone bill? Why not? These are necessities that they will need to do but instead you are offering to decrease their burden a tad bit!


Any other gift ideas? Comment down below if I missed out any! :D

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