Welcome to December 2020! The festive seasons is finally here, and our thoughts turn to gifting something special to our nearest and dearest. So many of us are considering shopping local in 2020, to support the makers, the crafters and the inventors that represent our local independent businesses. Through our connections at Nurture Community CIC, we are able to offer you some insight into a special type of gifting. The present of an experience!
Let me have a quick break for the scientific bit. Over and over again it’s been found that giving an experience, has some quite unexpected benefits. It can strengthen relationships, boosts kids intelligence and happiness! So if you are stuck on the next toy, book or gift to share with your family, maybe it’s time to find something experiential!
During our recent Nurture Networking Online Meeting, we asked the community what they are promoting right now, and what they gave us was a list of some unique and inventive options! Have a read of what you can get your hands on today, and maybe add it to YOUR Christmas list?
Seven gift experiences from local businesses you can buy today
She is currently able to organize holidays for 2021 and beyond, and sells gift vouchers that are redeemable on a variety of holidays such as a weekend away in the UK to a round the world ticket!
Brand Photography Tina LOVES photography and wants to help other people take better photographs so she has created her online photography course. The next course starts in January, perfect to kick off 2021 as your year of beautiful images.
Hannah has a range of lovely books that would perfect to send if you can’t meet up with someone right now. If you are struggling for ideas, she can give you personalized recommendations. I love the idea of having a “virtual” bedtime story with one of these books.
Local artist Emma can give your loved one the experience of being in an art gallery in their home! She creates and sells original art, children’s illustrations, and other goodies such as hand-painted pots and ornaments.
If you can’t be with someone, then give them an experience through the post! Stretch their creative muscles and give them hours of entertainment with one of the activity sets!
If you are local to Lichfield, then you may have heard of the forest school in the Heart of England Centre. Get back to nature and learn some new skills with the forest school. They offer £10 session vouchers, that have no sell-by date!
Imagine gifting someone the ability to increase their confidence and share their business message. PR experience Rebecca Slater has an online course for small businesses to help them with their PR, called “Making PR work for you”.
What has caught your eye? Take the opportunity to grab something from these wonderful local businesses and provide a present that will leave wonderful memories!