We might hear that the “perfect gift” does not exist. We think everyone wants some expensive gift, but in reality what people really want is to experience life and enjoy it!
A Lasting Gift
Rather than receive material items which over time might lose the joy that they once brought to someone why not experience paddle boarding on a glacier lake with your best friends, or hike through the deep caverns of the labyrinth and conquer the “lemon squeeze,” or snowshoe hike through a winter forest that leads to a spectacular view of a mountain preserve stretching for miles before you?
In the academic journal, Experimental Social Psychology, researcher Thomas Gilovich explains: “Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods… You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.”
Our soulful connections with the world around us can only be provided through how much we make the effort to explore, create and learn. Recent studies show that experiential purchases like trips, tend to elicit more joy and excitement (TheAtlantic.com). The gifts that people need are experiences that will fill all of their senses and share memories that will last forever. No longer will you hand over a house plant that they will forget to water or another scented candle that they won’t use. This is the time to give gifts that will be lasting, like a paid dinner at a favorite restaurant, tickets to a favorite sporting event, or a relaxing, unforgettable stay in upstate New York.
So, when you are pulling your hair out trying to find that “perfect” gift for that special person, choose Mohonk. Why not give them something that includes an adventurous journey? Away from the loud noises and fumes that linger, a tranquil escape lies in New Paltz, NY: Mohonk Mountain House. With 85 miles of hiking trails, an indoor heated swimming pool, three meals included daily, an award-winning spa, and so much more. This castle in the sky is exactly the kind of experience that is a gift for everyone. Seeing first-hand the beauty of thousands and thousands of acres of natural/scenic beauty delivers a sensation that a material gift, such as a new iPhone, cannot. And why not join them on this unforgettable adventure? Experience the greatest trip of your life and remember it together.
A trip to Mohonk could be a defining moment in someone’s life. The unique scenery, amenities and private atmosphere creates an experience that you will revisit in your dreams. This is not just a memory that will be remembered for a few years; it’s an adventure to last for a lifetime.
This year, plan ahead and give a gift that promotes relaxation and a mindful state of being for you and your loved ones. Avoid the traffic and crowds and get the perfect gift with a Mohonk gift card.