If you’re not sure what to give your friends or family for Christmas this year, consider buying them an experience rather than another piece of tat to go under the tree.
Stylist Magazine recently pointed out that opting for experience-based gifts is something that more and more of us are doing at this time of year. In fact, the publication shared research from Barclaycard last year, which found that 20 per cent of Brits intended to buy people experiences rather than physical presents last Christmas.
This trend is only growing in popularity as more people look for ways to cut back on waste in their everyday lives, not just during the festive season.
It’s a trend that Pinterest also highlighted in its Holiday Shopping Report, noting that searches for sustainable gifts increased by 118 per cent on the platform this year.
The great thing about this kind of present is that there are so many different outdoor activities you can try. Take a friend rock climbing, book a kayak lesson or get a group of people together for a raft building workshop.
There’s something for everyone and it’s also a wonderful chance to spend quality time with your loved ones later in the year. You’ll make some great memories together no matter what you end up doing.
And if you need some inspiration for outdoor activities in Staffordshire, take a look at everything that we offer.
You can go on a high rope tree-top adventure at Trentham Treetop Adventures, or learn the basics of climbing at the Audley Climbing Centre.