If you’re tired of shopping for endless holiday gifts that you know will wind up tossed aside or stuffed in a closet just weeks after the season is over, it’s time for a change.
Experienced-based holiday gifts are a great way to give someone that you love a gift they’ll not only use but truly enjoy. Long after the experience is over, they’ll have memories to enjoy and look back on.
Looking for a special experience to gift a loved one? You can’t go wrong with Malcolm Island vacation packages. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about gifting one to a loved one this Christmas!
Gift Experiences Over Goods This Holiday Season
The COVID-19 pandemic has had another impact on our lives; supply chain shortages are now making holiday shopping even more challenging this year. If you’re struggling to find the right gift for someone on your list, or just don’t want to purchase gifts they may or may actually use, it’s time to get creative.
This holiday season, consider gifting your family something that can’t be wrapped up with a bow. Experience-based goods are a great choice for a number of reasons. They’re ideal for those on your list who “have everything” or that are tough to shop for. Rather than gifting an item that might see a few uses or even a year of use, you can give someone that you love the gift of a memory that they’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Depending on the experience-based gift that you choose, you can also help your loved one break out of their comfort zone, try something new, or enjoy time doing a thing that they already love.
There’s even a science-backed reason to gift an experience over an item this holiday season — according to the Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers have found that we get far more happiness from doing something rather than receiving or buying material goods.
Pick Your Activity
Now that you’ve decided that an experience-based gift is the right choice for someone on your list this Christmas, it’s time to find the perfect experience.
There’s no shortage of options to choose from, including options for every recipient and budget. If you’re looking for a smaller gift, a local activity like a tour is a great option. Choose a local restaurant tasting tour for the foodie in your life, or book a kayak excursion at a local park for the outdoor lover in the family.
But if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, and a lot more special, you can’t go wrong with Malcolm Island vacation packages. Whether that special person on your Christmas list loves fishing, enjoys time spent outdoors, or simply dreams of getting away from reality for some rest and relaxation, nothing beats a few days on beautiful Malcolm Island.
Choose the Right Malcolm Island Vacation Package
You’ve narrowed down your options for experience-based gifts to Malcolm Island vacation packages. But now you need to choose the right one.
Sointula Lodge is the ultimate destination for outdoor lovers, fishing enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in travel. Our fishing and wilderness tour packages make it easy to customize your trip to fit your interests, time, and budget.
Choose from 4-day and 5-day fishing trips and wilderness trips. On our fishing trips, you’ll enjoy daily excursions to the waters surrounding Malcolm Island, where you’ll cast a line in hopes of reeling in salmon, halibut, and more. Our experienced staff are there to help both beginners and experienced fishermen increase their chances of reeling in their very own record catch. After each day on the water, our staff clean, gut, and prep your fish for transport home at the end of your trip.
Our wilderness tours are designed for those who don’t want to fish, or who want to enjoy sightseeing in addition to fishing trips. These tours are customizable. Spend your day searching for whales and orcas, swimming beside a stunning waterfall, or enjoying a beach picnic. You can also plan for time for some fishing.
All of our packages are all-inclusive. This makes it easy to gift them to a loved one this holiday season. You’ll know exactly what your trip will cost upfront. The only other expenses you’ll need to cover are your transportation to and from our Lodge, British Columbia fishing licenses for each member of your party ($38.85 CAD each), and tips for staff (we recommend 10% of the value of your trip per guest.
Creating the Ultimate Surprise
After you’ve purchased the ultimate experience-based trip for a loved one, it’s time to plan the ultimate surprise. While you might not be able to wrap up the trip itself, you can get creative with how you surprise the recipient with your gift.
Some awesome ideas include:
- Wrapping up airline tickets
- Purchasing a gift that your loved one can use on the trip, like a rain jacket or hiking boots
- Wrap a book with information on the region, the wildlife, or the fish that you’ll be casting for
- Fill a box with photos and information about Malcolm Island and Sointula Lodge
- Gift a photo album or picture frame that your loved one can fill with pictures from your trip
Give Your Loved One the Gift of the Ultimate Malcolm Island Vacation Package
If you’re ready to leave material gifts behind this season, Malcolm Island vacation packages make for the ultimate Christmas gift for your loved ones. Not only will you be giving them a trip they’ll enjoy, but you’ll also be gifting new memories together that you’ll no doubt treasure for a lifetime.
Ready to purchase a trip for your loved one? Check out our package options today to find the right one for everyone on your list!