A perfect Christmas Present? Give the Gift of Adventure.
‘This is the season to give what matters most: time spent together on a unique adventure! It is so easy to get caught up in the materialistic view of the holidays, so this year, break the mold. From the moment I can remember, my family has spent the holiday season together, valuing gifts of time and love more than anything. Every year, specifically, we give each other a “gift certificate” for an adventure. From hiking a new peak to visiting a new location to cracking the code of a mystery place, our gifts are full of challenges and, in turn, become wonderful memories.”
Here are six reasons you should incorporate the Gift of Adventure into your holiday shopping list:
- THE MEMORIES ARE PRICELESS
You can’t put a value on an experience. It goes beyond whatever monetary value was spent.
- THE RECIPIENT WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GIFT AND THE GIVER
Adventure is better shared. You are giving the gift of an experience that will be memorable.
To share countless memories together that are way better than a physical gift, that would have lost its newness over time.
- IT WILL LAST
Electronics: You buy it, and within six months, it’s outdated and a better model is available. By giving the gift of adventure and time spent together, however, you are choosing something that will never go out of style.
Think about a moment you completely enjoyed with friends or family. What is your favorite part about that memory? Why did it make a lasting impression? Giving “time” is a concrete expression of love that people can measure.
- IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH AND YOU FAMILY’S
Some of my most favorite memories involve adventuring with my family, from hiking the jungle to river bathing in the country-side. While I cannot tell you what material gift I received for my 12th birthday, I can tell you the finest details of the first River rafting trip my parents took us on for my sister’s 12th birthday.
Research has proven that shared experiences, especially those involving nature, promote healthy psychological development in children and adolescents. Youth who spend large amounts of time with family have a stronger sense of identity, higher academic success, and lower violence rates, just to name a few upsides.
- LEARN A NEW SKILL
If you have an adventurer in your life who is excited to try something new or ready to take their activities to the next level, consider gifting them a course like the ones offered through Outdoor Norway Adventure School. Awesome courses include river kayaking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, river SUP paddling, and so much more.
Extra bonus: Take it with them, so you can adventure together!
- IT WILL NOT END UP IN THE STORAGE UNIT, DONATION BIN, OR THE TRASH
An adventure can never be thrown away, donated, or placed in storage. It’s eco-, budget-, and spirit-friendly.
Outdoor Norway have the perfect present for your loved ones click here for more infos about the GIFT OF ADVENTURE. Its easy purchasing process to present anyone else.
Please email me at franco[at]outdoornorway.com if you want share any other reasons for the Gift of Adventure :)
Chief Director of Good Times