Organising experience days can be both an exciting and stressful time for people who organising the day for their other halves, as a surprise gift or to celebrate a special occasion. However, many will not be familiar with organising experience days as a gift for their loved ones, because these differ from booking a surprise holiday or a trip to ones favourite show (though arguably this can be construed as an experience in its own right).
The trouble with organising special days or evenings for loved ones, it is always a good idea to look into your options for activity ideas. Some of the best ideas appear from your ability to gauge what the other person wants to do or experience, or perhaps gauge their response from any hobbies that they partake in on a regular basis. One of the key points in organising something as special is this is that timing is imperative to making it a successful event.
More often than none people will find that leaving something like this to the last minute may mean that they may not be able to book for the experience day in time for the special date. Early researching and booking will indeed work to your advantage; giving you time to make sure everything is going to work out smoothly on the day. Some experience days may need you to prepare various things in advance yourself; others may not need any early input from you at all because all of the finer details will be covered for.
When looking for the right experience gift, one should take note of the cost and what is included within the cost. Some may find that there are certain things that may not be included in the price; therefore you should always be clear on what you will receive with the package. Things to look out for are the duration of the experience, whether you will be provided with lunch, what to expect when you arrive, will you be accompanied by an official individual conducting the activity, will you be travelling far and what the schedule/plan/itinerary is for the day.
One will come across many different price plans and quotes, which is why it is important to make enquiries from the beginning stating clearly what you are looking for and finding out as much information as you can about how the day will pan out. If you are organising a day that involves a lot of physical exertion, such as canyoning, kayaking, adventure hiking or even tandem hang gliding, it is best to find out the safety precautions especially for someone who is a novice at the experience and requires much attention from a professional instructor.
When booking sporting experience days, one will need to read the terms and conditions prior to attending the event. It is up to the individual to make sure that all information about the person taking has been forwarded to the relevant people, for instance vital information about one's health or information about any past injuries. Furthermore, with some activities you may need to have had some previous experience or have become familiar with what to do. Generally one would not organise something that is not suitable for the recipient, however there are instance where you would want to treat them to something extraordinary and unique. Often a boxed present could not provide such fond memories and lasting positivity after experiencing the activity.
Of course there are other ways to enjoy an experience gift through relaxation spas, adventure tours, wine tours, cookery or gourmet cooking lessons, taking flying lessons and much more. The choices are abundant, it is just a matter of finding the right one for your loved one.
Anna Stenning prefers to book adventurous experience days for her other half rather than consistently buying boxed gifts, which in itself is good when accompanied by an enjoyable activity.