Do you feel stressed trying to pick out the ideal gift for everyone in your family this season? Perhaps you’re overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you have already, and not thrilled about the idea of buying more—more toys, more books, more clothes, more tech—and putting it under the tree for everyone on your list. If that sounds like you, you are not alone. In fact, an increasing number of people are deciding to forego the “stuff” every year during the holidays, and instead give the gift of experiences.
Why Give Experiences?
A study by Cindy Chan published in the Journal of Consumer Research in 2016 found that there is actually a scientific reason to give experiences instead of things—experiential gifts, they say, are “more effective than material gifts at improving relationships form the recipient’s perspective.” The reason? They’re more emotional, and they foster relationships between the gift giver and the recipient. A 2014 Cornell University study published in the Journal of Psychological Science identified that the anticipation for an experience is much more powerful than the anticipation for a material item. Finally, the popularity of Marie Kondo’s methods for tidying up (if you didn’t read the book or watch the show, in summary she says give most of your stuff away) also highlights the overall feeling that we have enough stuff already.
An Experience for the Whole Family
An all-inclusive vacation at Pybus Point Lodge is the perfect experience gift, with something that everyone in your family can enjoy. The all-inclusive resort provides everything from chef-inspired meals and world-class accommodations to outdoor adventures that include:
- Up to 8 hours of guided saltwater fishing daily with professional gear provided
- Unlimited use of kayaks and paddleboards
- Unlimited use of motorized skiffs
- Completely customizable itinerary
- Intimate wildlife encounters to see humpback whales, bald eagles, brown bears, orca, otters, sea lions, and more
- Eco tours to glaciers, waterfalls, and some of the most beautiful Alaskan scenery you will ever experience in and around Admiralty Island National Monument
Plus every Pybus Point Lodge vacation includes all-you-can-eat snacks, transportation from Juneau, comfortable lounges to relax and enjoy some quiet time with the family, and up to 100 pounds of filleted halibut, salmon, rockfish and more (completely prepped and frozen) to take back with you—a gift that truly keeps on giving.
If you’re still stressing out about what to get your family for Christmas this year, give the gift of an unforgettable experience at Pybus Point Lodge.