Best Christmas Gift Money Can Buy
We live in a world of mass consumption. Our appetite for consumer goods seems to grow even more during the months preceding Christmas, which only intensifies our impulsive purchasing behavior. But here’s the thing – a lot of the stuff we buy for others during the holidays won’t be used. In reality, we really don’t need any of the things we receive on Christmas. Most people have dozens of t-shirts. If you live in Michigan, you probably have an assortment of winter coats. And absolutely no one needs a Justin Bieber CD.
So, what’s the alternative to giving material possessions as gifts for Christmas? Well, we’re big believers in giving experiences, rather than junk, to friends and family. Here’s what we mean by that.
An Experience That Lasts Forever
Clothes will eventually become stained, laptops become obsolete, and the latest iPhone will be less desirable in exactly six months. Why not give someone an experience that will last forever? A wine or beer tour is an afternoon or evening that will make memories that last for ages. Fifty years from now, I guarantee no one will remember the sweatshirt they got for Christmas. But I promise that they’ll remember an afternoon spent sipping Northern Michigan’s best wine with family and friends. I imagine they’ll find it very difficult to forget the fact that they took a tie-dyed bus on the tour as well. That’s completely unique and unforgettable.
The Gift of Time
One thing that we’re all seemingly short of during this modern era is something that is so important to our well-being; time. Between our fifty hours per week jobs and kids playing three sports at once, time has become as precious and rare a commodity as diamonds these days. That’s why giving someone a tour for Christmas is more than just giving them an afternoon to taste wine. It’s giving a loved one a few hours to laugh, to think, to soak in life, and most importantly, to just breathe. Four hours away from the daily grind might not seem like a lot to some, but a four-hour break could mean the world to an overworked mom or over-stressed co-worker. To any overworked or stressed out person, a few sips of wine wouldn’t go amiss either.
We feel so strongly about giving experiences rather than stuff, we’re offering 15% off your next tour. Just enter WINE at checkout. If you’re purchasing a gift card, just send us an email or give us a call and we’ll make sure the 15% off is applied to your purchase.
A Final Gift Giving Tip
Even if it’s not a beer and wine tour from us, we really hope you take some time to think about your gift giving this holiday season. Our closets, attics, and garages are full of “stuff” that we rarely use and certainly don’t enjoy. Before getting the people you care for more junk to add to the attic, think about what you could give them that will leave a lasting impression and not contribute to their ever-increasing amount of clutter. In a very real sense, experiences with friends and loved ones is worth much more than gold.
From all of us at Traverse City Wine and Beer Tours, have a very Merry Christmas season!
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