Why Experiences Make the Best Gifts

November 23, 2022

Written by David Watermeier

Have you ever received a gift that just really sticks with you? We all have a few special gifts that we’ve received that we remembered and enjoyed for years and years. The perfect gift makes you feel seen and valued. As the Holiday season is ramping up, we all find ourselves in that giving mood, but it can be a daunting task to try and find the perfect gift!

In a day and age where everyone can have anything they want shipped directly to their front door, it's really hard to get someone something they don't already have. So how do you make yourself the ultimate gift giver? The answer is simple: gift an experience. No matter who you're shopping for, giving the gift of an experience is the BEST gift you can give. Read on to find out why!

It’s Eco-friendly

An experience won’t clutter up our homes or eventually end up in a landfill. We all have too much junk anyways, so giving an experience is a great way to help the environment and give an incredible gift! There is no fear of regifting here, and this gift won’t end up forgotten at the back of the closet, so you can’t go wrong with this environmentally conscious gift!

It’s Memorable

Experiences create memories, and memories last far longer than any gift you can wrap. The best experiences can be shared, so consider gifting a gift card or voucher to something that your friend, family, or coworker will be able to share with the people they love. You can even include your time as part of the gift! A bouquet of dinner gift cards to take your honey out on date nights or a set of movie tickets for you and your bestie can be the perfect way to spend time together and create a lasting memory.

Our favorite experiences to gift

We love gift cards to Escape Room Era to get our brains working. Any of our games make for a beautiful experience.

It Saves You Time and Money

Holiday shopping is downright exhausting. Most experiences can be purchased without rushing through a crowded shopping mall or fighting holiday traffic. Imagine the joy of binging your favorite Netflix show while ordering all your presents in one go!

Gifting experiences is also a great option if you won’t be with your loved ones this Holiday Season. Sending a virtual gift of an experience is much easier than sending packages, plus you get to skip out on paying all those expensive shipping costs.

There is something for everyone

Experiences can be an easy way to gift something to a whole family or a group of friends. Whether you are gifting concert tickets, a zoo membership, or an escape room, everyone on your list will be thrilled and delighted with an experience perfect for their needs and interests!

Need to get a gift for someone who you don’t know very well?  Experiences can be great here too. There’s no need to buy your boss another “World’s Best Boss Mug”.  Just buy them a gift card to their favorite lunch place!



Escape Room Era has been providing premier family-friendly immersive and challenging escape room experiences for the novice or enthusiast since February 2017.

In these completely private live games, participants use their team building, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to beat the clock.

Players must quickly work together to find clues, solve a series of puzzles and riddles, and crack codes to ultimately accomplish their assigned mission within one hour.

Whether players consist of co-workers, family, friends, or schoolmates, they’ll be bonded by their memorable experience at Escape Room Era.

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