Gift giving can be one of the hardest social challenges for a person to overcome. From knowing how much to spend on people, to figuring out which of the thousands of options could be best for them, there’s a lot of work to do. Of course, along with being hard, this sort of thing can also be a lot of fun. To help you achieve this in your gift giving, this post will be going through someone of the best gifts you can possibly give; time off. There are loads of ways you can do this, and this is here to help you out.
- Stage One: Choose The Gift
To begin, you may be wondering how you could possibly give someone the gift of time off. In reality, this isn’t possible, and you can’t magic leave out of thin air for them. But, you can still force them to take a break themselves. With a simple booking and some invites, you could make a time-off situation they won’t want to avoid. Below, you can find some good examples of the types of break a lot of people will pick.
- Most people have a hobby or interest which can be made into a day. When you’re looking for gifts for men who have everything or for awkward family members who are hard to please, an experience day can be a great gift. Inviting someone to go racing on their favorite track, on a day with their best-loved animals, or anything else related to their hobbies, you’ll be on the right track.
- Of course, for those closest to you, this sort of gift may not feel like enough to make the most of the time they have. A short break in another city or country can solve this issue for you. Offering the chance to experience another culture and lifestyle, this sort of gift will be impossible to refuse. This is perfect when it feels like work is consuming your other half.
- Finally, as the last idea on this list, you could think about imparting some knowledge as your present to someone close to you. Most people have aspirations which go further than their work. By giving someone admission to a weekend course, you could be the catalyst for great things in the field they love, and it’s just a matter of choosing the right one.
- Stage Two: Planning
Once you have your gift in mind, you’ll have to do some planning to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Below, you can find some good examples of the areas you should be considering before you get booked up. Don’t waste time here, though, as a lot of the gifts in this area have to be chosen ahead of time.
- The date is one of the first things you should be picking when you’re choosing this sort of gift. It is best to have the date be as close to the event you’re celebrating as possible, as this will help to tie them together. Along with this, it’s also wise to make sure you leave enough time for vacation time to be booked off, especially if your recipient is going to be gone for a few days.
- Even if you don’t go with them to the gift they get sent for, you should still think about transport and logistics throughout their experience. You should plan their route to and from the gift, along with things like food for during the day, and even some extra activities for them to try. Of course, though, it’s also a good idea to give them a little bit of freedom.
- Stage Three: A Subtle Invite
With a gift in place and your planning done, all that you have left to do is giving a subtle invite to the person receiving it. In some cases, you won’t be able to be subtle, as forcing someone to take time from work can be very hard. If you can, though, you should try to keep your gift a secret for as long as possible. Managing to keep it quiet until the very last moment will build a huge amount of anticipation, only making the exchange better.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start looking for ways to give your loved ones some time out of work. People often overwork themselves, opting to spend months at the grindstone rather than investing time on themselves. Of course, though, without the right breaks, this won’t be sustainable, and your gift could be exactly what they need to fix it.