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Gifting is a year-round prophecy. We provide gifts to our friends and families for so many different occasions. From birthdays to Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Graduations, and wedding we are gift-giving happy!
There is one component of gift-giving we can all agree on that is not so fun: what to buy? For years I struggled with giving gifts that I believed were thoughtful and wanted, but I learned a new way to gift. Give experiences, not stuff.
Experiences are for everyone no matter their interest, that is what makes them incredible gifts. Whereas stuff just accumulates. Uncover, experience, try, taste, sample and experience life through these gifts.
Stories from experiences let us lavishly live life out loud. Every person is different so each person’s story will be different as well the gift. I can’t wait to share my find of exceptional experiences to gift to friend and family around the globe.
Exceptional Experiences To Gift To Friends and Family Around The Globe
What is gifting an experience? They range from gourmet, adrenaline, adventure, cultural, discovery, driving, flying, tours and sightseeing, pampering, water, and wildlife. Trust me, experiences are not a one size fit all type of gift.
Unlike gift cards that just are filled with money, these gifts, these experiences actually have a thought tossed into them. It’s an ‘I get you’ gift, now go be YOU.
We found Tinggly. Tinggly is an experiential gifting service that provides great options for experiences to gift others. It’s easy and online and you will soon see why we love it.
Suddenly gifting is not about running about to find the gift, rather it is as simple as knowing the person you are gifting and choosing Tinggly.
Choose from island hopping in Thailand, whale-watching in Iceland, or a fabulous Game of Thrones tour in Croatia and that’s just the beginning.
When you buy from Tinggly you are choosing a package and recipient will choose the experience. Simply, you can never go wrong with it.
We All Face The Same Gifting Struggles. Here’s Ours
You are gifting a list of experience for them to choose from. Yes it is that easy. No other decisions. Just decide which gift box it’s gonna be Happy birthday, Best in the world, Bucket List, Dream Wedding, Fun Together, etc. Then decide how much you want to spend.
Maybe you are like us, we have relatives we gift in other countries. The hardest part of gifting this STUFF is packaging and postal service. Timing is everything and we are tired of sending things that seem great to us, but maybe not to them. What I am about to share with you comes as an eVoucher. No mail! ♥
There has to be another way? When we were in Italy and spoke with my cousins about all the things to do in Europe (since they live there), we heard about the Gondola rides they had never done. Struck with an ‘a-ha’ moment we thought, let’s gift them a Tinggly Experience because inside those offers you can find these kinds of things!
Suddenly everything made sense. We can gift an experience that they will enjoy and that is so much better than giving a gift of ‘stuff’ they don’t want, won’t use and would never tell us that they hate.
Fast forward to now and we have a way. Keep reading, and I can’t wait to share how!
Life Is Exceptional Give Experience Gifts To Match
We get one chance to live our lives. What we’ve learned is that material things are nice, but experiences are better. When you try something new, you grow and become stronger. I think of life like a checkoff life. Some might call it a bucket list I prefer a ‘once and done’ kind of thought.
Whether it’s a birthday, a dream wedding, a bucket list gift, for him, for her, or just having fun together, what I’ve uncovered is exceptional. Experiences are all over the world, at least 100 countries and it’s not just about skydiving or extreme sports (though that’s available too!).
As a woman who loves travel, I can tell you that any good trip should include exceptional exceptional experiences. What do I mean by exceptional experiences? Let me define this just a bit.
I’m Not Leaving This Country Or My State
We all have the person in our lives that insists, ‘there’s no place like home’, yet they have traveled no further than the same roads their whole life. While they are craving adventure, they dare not leave their comfort zone.
You can gift this person with an experience even if they don’t want to leave their state (most likely check the different option on the Tinggly site). Get a Gift For Her or a Gift For Him and let them choose or choose to regift!
Let’s say that your Aunt Tania has lived in Arizona her whole life, yet, she has never been to the Hoover Dam. She keeps talking about it but absolutely refuses to splurge on her own. Gift her a box and she can choose the experience. You could toss a note in and say, “try the Hoover Dam’ ha!
Best in the World is the Tinggly Box Experience name and it can be emailed to her. She has 5 years to use it, so if she is hesitant about doing things, she’s got time to figure it out.
The daredevil is the one that is hardest to buy for. They are they adrenaline junkie, probably travel a lot and you are sick of giving watches, and gift cards. Give her a Super Woman Gift box and she can choose fun daredevil things to do.
Some experiences I found sorting through to know about her options when she was ready to cash it in… diving with Manta Rays in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Exciting.
It’s a 3-hour dive and everything she needs is included such as tanks, lead weights, dive lights, etc. She’ll get to be part of a guided dive!
There are other experiences too for diving, not just in Hawaii but in other parts of the world. Under the water, is a whole other world to explore and experience.
For The Foodie or Foodie Couples
Give Foodie Experiences, with Fun Together. There are food experiences they can find with that. But maybe you have to gift someone heading to Italy? This is such a great destination for foodies.
Just buy an experience box, they can do the rest. It’s all their choice, you are just buying the gift, they choose the experience.
Hello to Gelato making for 2. Or maybe send them to enjoy an evening food and wine tour, that’s quite romantic.
When In Ireland
Ireland is a checklist destination. We recently were gifted a tasting experience. If you know anything about Ireland chances are you heard they are Guinness Beer and Jameson Whisky famous.
Jameson is one experience and to taste is to believe. That’s about all I can say without letting the ‘cat out of the bag’
I believe that every taxi driver or private driver we were with Ireland discussed Guinness. In fact, it’s just a whole conversation piece on its own. It’s iconic.
If you don’t try a Guinness beer before you leave, I might say your trip to Ireland does not count (so we were told). You get the idea. Michael loves Guinness and I will go on record stating that Guinness in Ireland so far surpasses that of the taste, color, and quality of the brand in the United States. I have no idea why.
A real Guinness must be enjoyed in Ireland at least one time in your life. In fact, choose the Jameson and Guinness Experience for 2 when in Dublin. From tastings to learning how each is made, it’s chocked full of information.
Gifting The Experiences
With all of the holidays, we celebrate birthdays, weddings, engagements, job advancements, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Graduations, etc. there’s always a gift that needs to be gifted. Head over to Tinggly where they offer some of the best experiences in the world. Gift an experience.
Tinggly is a global gift and they sell gift collections not specific experiences, that’s up to the gifted. There are over 26 collections. Every collection has hundreds of experiences around the world, so choose wisely.
Just choose the experience, then decide if its for one, two or three people. Pay online, and it delivers as an eVoucher (you can have it mailed). It’s so easy to gift an experience. Remember they are valid for 5 years!
Tinggly offers so many options for experiential gifting. From touring famous landmarks to iconic moments, there’s so much world to share! What are you waiting for, experiences are far easier to shop for and gift than traditional store runs.
Enjoy life, and lavishly live it out loud, with an experience, not stuff! ~ DANA XO
I was provided an experience. Opinions are my own based on my personal use of Tinggly.