Christmas, Christmas Gifts

Experiences Really Are The Best Gift – And Even Science Agrees!

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say you probably can’t remember what you got for Christmas last year..

It’s OK, we can’t either, and unless you got something really amazing (say a Geronigo experience voucher) the chances are you’d already forgotten about it by mid-February.

The same applies for all those gifts you forked out for too, and that’s why gift experiences and activity days make the perfect present. After all, who’s going to forget the time they jumped out of a plane or sped round a circuit in the car of their dreams?

By our own admissions we’re ever so slightly biased when it comes to the topic of the perfect present, but there’s some serious science to back up our belief that experiences make better presents than traditional gifts. Recent research from San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than material possessions were happier and believed their money had been better spent. So basically everybody wins with a gift experience!

The boffins at SFSU aren’t alone in their findings either. Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University who has been studying the question of money and happiness for over two decades believes that experience gifts are more valuable to a recipient because they play a bigger part in their lives – and who are we to argue with a doctor.

Let’s face it, you don’t need a doctor to tell you a bungee jump is better than a box of smellies though. Anybody who’s been lucky enough to get their hands on a Geronigo gift voucher will tell you just how unforgettable our experiences are. There’s something for everybody too, from mini adventures like kids laser combat experiences, to out-of-this-world experiences like skydiving – you’ll find every adventure at Geronigo.

So forget buying more clutter this Christmas, there’s only one gift that’s guaranteed to stand the test of time and that’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience from Geronigo!


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