Like a cup of tea with an old friend… why experience gifts are better than ‘stuff’

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When you give an experience gift, you not only take time away from all the stress of life and just live in that moment, but you make memories that last a lifetime. You come away comforted, relaxed, refreshed. A participant in one of our recent craft workshops probably summed it up better than anything I’ve ever read onlineā€¦ “That was like having a cup of tea with an old friend”. It’s honestly one of the best bits of feedback we’ve ever had!

Last year, I came across a ton of research that talked all about why experience gifts beat ‘stuff’, and it all made a whole lot of sense to me. In fact, I’ve listed some of my favourite points below:

Memories last longer: Experiences create lasting memories that will stay with you for a long time, unlike physical gifts that can be forgotten or lost the back of the cupboard.

Creates bonds: Experiences can be a great way to spend precious time with your favourite people, while relaxing and having fun together. We find this especially true during our private group workshops!

Less dusting: If you’re anything like me, you hate dusting! Experiences don’t add to clutter and can be enjoyed without taking up physical space (phew!).

Eco-friendly: Experiences are often better for the environment, making them a more eco-friendly choice. Our hands-on craft experiences all use materials gathered and grown on our farm, as well as locally sourced, recycled materials too!