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Rather than giving holidaymakers new gear for travel—electronics organizers, Yeti thermoses, yet another airplane pillow—some are giving travel itself.
The study that included more than 1,000 Americans by computer company Adobe, revealed that although five percent of the respondents intend to buy gifts in the physical form this time, 17 percent are planning to gift “an experience” instead.
Survey respondents cited spa treatments (25 percent) and concert tickets (25 percent) most often, while others said they planned to give plane tickets (21 percent) and cooking classes (16 percent) as gifts.
“Experience gifting”—as it is known—isn’t new. But it’s finding traction this holiday season as a push for minimalist packing converges with a pandemic that has made travel a top priority for many in 2022.
Migle Rakauskaite, the chief marketing manager of the travel experienceTinggly.com, said the pandemic is causing more travel purchases as gifts.
“Gifting traditions are changing,” she added. “People are putting more emphasis on spending time with their loved ones and spending time doing something meaningful. Experience gifts are much better than regular “stuff.'”
Most importantly, the recipients, not the consumers, can select their individual experiences at a date that suits their timetables.
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