Many of us have experienced the difficulty of finding the perfect gift for a special friend or loved one. But what’s more, the endeavour seems to take on an even more challenging quality whenever the thoughtful exceptionality of the gift really matters. We often find ourselves going from shop to shop, looking at countless potential gifts – with not a single one striking that all important ‘personal touch’ chord.
Yet whether someone is hard to shop for or simply seems to ‘have everything,’ there is a gift option which always promises to impress. What better to give to someone special than the gift of a thrilling and unforgettable experience? By giving away a short vacation trip, the recipient will undoubtedly be getting just that. Imagine the joy on the face of a friend or loved one upon receiving a spectacular vacation for a present; and what’s not to be ecstatic about? Such a gift encompasses not only fun and relaxation, but memories that will last a lifetime. What’s more, a short vacation trip can make a fantastic gift for any member of the family while at the same time ensuring that everyone gets to spend some quality time together.
There are countless locations and types of vacations to choose from when it comes to planning a surprise getaway. Consider whether the person receiving the gift would enjoy partaking in adventurous activities such as a driving vacation along Route 66, or maybe skiing in Alaska, exciting cultural city tours, or perhaps a bit of quiet relaxation; then it is possible to start narrowing down the choices to activities such as travelling to a blissfully unspoilt beach, trekking through the Grand Canyon, visiting peaceful mountainous areas, or a grand city, among a number of other settings. Alternatively, you can always choose to make a gift of the trip, and then plan the details of the actual getaway together.
With some slight forward planning, finding accommodation across the country is not a difficult task, regardless of the standard of accommodation required, or the location that is ultimately decide upon. Additionally many of the larger national hotel franchises, such as Hilton, often offer special gift packages to include activities such as spa retreats, golf outings, or extreme sports for the adventurous. And if the trip is a gift for the entire family, there are sure to be family packages available which include activities geared towards providing fun for parents and kids alike.
Whether the trip is a long-haul excursion or simply a weekend mini-break, for a friend, loved one or the entire family, a short holiday is guaranteed to be a gift that is remembered for years to come, because while there are a number of great gift ideas out there, not many presents have the ability to create enduring memories like a vacation can.