Are you stumped with selecting a gift for that special someone?  You want to recognize the special people in your life with memorable gifts and acknowledgements on milestones or achievements in their lives. We are also often in search of the perfect thank you gift. All too often, it’s tempting to fall back on simply purchasing a gift card to their favorite store. While well received, it requires very little thought and certainly isn’t very personal.  Consider shifting your focus away from gifts that collect dust on the shelf or go out of style. There are so many options and benefits in giving the gift of an experience. This can be a consumable item or a voucher for an event or personal experience. Follow these recommendations from the professional personal shoppers to ramp up your gift giving repertoire!

Consider taking advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select from the huge variety of consumable options available from Harry and David. These beautiful packages of fruits and sweets are always well received. Think about the activities and interests of the recipient. Is a gift certificate to the local salon an option? For the younger crows, movie theater gift cards are always welcome. For the more adventurous types, consider arranging a trip to the nearest zip-line course or rafting experience. Are they avid theater attendees? Season subscriptions are a delightful gift that will be enjoyed for months.

By giving the gift of experience, you’re offering the chance to explore and make wonderful memories for the recipient. Think about the things you enjoy doing. A gift certificate to a new restaurant can mean an evening enjoyed with friends and families that might not have otherwise been possible. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.  Take the extra time and energy and present that special person in your life with an experience that they will have memories of for years to come. Best of luck on your new found gift giving options!