We’ve shared some of our favorite creative and useful items for travel lovers before, and we still wholeheartedly recommend them all, but if you’re searching for a gift that’s a little more outside the box this graduation season, we have another idea. Why not give your grad the gift of adventure?
Not only is travel an incredibly memorable and personal gift, but it’s also one that really just keeps on giving, and science tends to agree. Studies have found that more sustained happiness comes from experiences instead of things. The thrill from the initial purchase quickly fades because we tend to adapt and compare our possessions to others, but the joys of lived experiences like travel are shown to be long lasting.
The enjoyment you feel isn’t just limited to the trip itself and the memories from it either; it’s also felt in the time leading up to it. The happiness gained simply out of anticipation of a coming getaway is considerable.
And not only is the simple act of traveling notable for creating long-term happiness, but other experiences that very often go along with travel like engaging in outdoor activities, experiencing art, socializing with others, and learning something new are also causes of continuous contentment.
If you’ve decided that travel is the gift idea you’ve been looking for, it’s time to figure out the rest. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We work with various budgets, wants, and needs, and whether you want us to help guide your grad through ancient European cities or find the perfect lounge chair on a secluded Caribbean beach, we’ll help customize the perfect getaway gift for them.
One partner we do enthusiastically endorse when coordinating gifts for young grads is Contiki. These group tours combine so many of the elements that make travel more enjoyable and meaningful (and make you happier!). Contiki specializes in group tours and adventures for 18-35 year olds, and with more than 300 different getaways to choose from, this is a gift that might be impossible to top. Not only will they have the memories of travel, but they will be making lifelong friendships with other likeminded young professionals from all over the world. Plus, you can rest easy knowing they are accompanied by professional guides and not wandering new cities alone.
So this graduation season give them the gift of anticipation, give them memories, and give them the kind of happiness that just can’t be bought.
For more information on creating a priceless travel gift contact our travel experts at 614-237-4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.