Thursday, May 31, 2007

Birthday Gift Ideas: Experiences, not Objects

balloon with number 70

A recent question posed on Ask MetaFilter is, "What can I get my mother for her 70th birthday? I'm thinking a cultural/educational experience more than an object."

Ideas so far have included:
- a day at a spa
- a hot air balloon ride
- a ticket to a gardening workshop (his mother is an avid gardener)
- a weekend treat: a garden tour, a day at a museum, and a night at a B&B

It's another nice reminder that the best gifts are often experiences, not more stuff. (Organizers see way too many well-intentioned gifts that just become clutter.)

[Helium balloon picture from Auckland Flowers & Gifts]

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