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The Perfect Gift: Do Something Different This Year

With such a lot that has happened since the start of the Corona Virus Pandemic, it is time to reflect on what really matters. 

Is it the price tag? No! Those days are long gone. With the horrific quantity lives lost throughout the world, most people were touched by the consequences of the pandemic. Therefore, it is not the price that matters, but the thought you’ve put into the gift. For that it’s important to do a bit of research into the recipients’ likes and dislikes.

Is it about a price range? No, again! Many people have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. Subsequently, it is impossible to buy a gift for every loved one, no matter what the price range is. By now you should get it: Price does not matter. 

The Perfect Gift - Memories

There is nothing you can take with you when you pass.  Someone else must decide what happens to all your souvenirs, and personal belongings. So, no more collectibles that gather dust. Instead, another perfect gift is a handwritten DIY card (there are plenty of ideas on the internet) with an experience as a gift.

One of the cheapest and most affordable experiences is a gourmet food experience.

  • For example, you may have a couple that is longing to travel to Greece, but due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, they can’t. Give them the perfect gift – a gourmet food experience that they can enjoy from home!

Group It

It is far better to give a gift from a group, or to a group. For example, a gift from the Smith Family, or a gift to the Smith Family. By doing so, you can give one quality gift, instead of a few small gifts.

  • The perfect gift idea: Maybe, a coffee table book about the family’s shared love for nature or beautiful places across the world.

The Bucket List

1000 Adventures Big & Small, by Kath Stathers

Who does not have a bucket list?! It’s the length of people’s bucket lists that are so intriguing. Well, after reading this book, a number of destinations will be added to any reader’s bucket list. 

It’s a marvellous conversation starter on the coffee table. In addition to that, it’s a beautifully presented hard-cover and certainly well worth being in our travel books’ collection.

The photography is excellent, and the short and sharp reviews of the bucket list items make it an interesting read. 

Bucket list 1000 adventures


“It’s a guide to wanderlust and self-fulfillment, catering to all ages and interests. Bucket List not only includes standard travel to-dos like kayaking through Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay or visiting Petra at sunrise; but also localized experiences, such as sipping tea with Bollywood stars in Mumbai or helping conserve the Arabian oryx.” –

Virtual Sightseeing

Another perfect gift idea is virtual sightseeing. These online tour experiences are extremely popular and equally as affordable since you can gift it to the Smith family. It’s also a perfect gift idea for the winter season when it is too cold to go outdoors! There are amazing online experiences to pick from. 

Head straight into beautiful buildings and renowned museums—without a line in sight—to see some of the world’s greatest art and historical artifacts. Curators and local experts lead you through engaging audio and video on free, donation-based, and paid online experiences.

- Viator

Travel Experiences

One of the strange phenomena in the world is that people tend to travel to other places while they have not yet fully discovered the very city they live in! Or the neighboring city, for that matter. 

Therefore, another fabulous and perfect gift idea is a: