If you want to be the best Santa on the planet on Christmas morning, raise your hand. But, let’s be honest, gifting someone travel is a BIG deal. If you’re thinking about putting a trip under the tree this year but you’re not sure where to start, I can help.
Here are 3 things to consider to make sure it goes off without a hitch.
Tip #1 - Keep it open-ended.
I love a good surprise. Really, I do. I can't tell you how excited I was the day a husband walked into my office asking for my help surprising his wife with a birthday cruise. But, unless you’re positive someone can depart on the exact dates you decide, it’s better to keep things flexible. Which leads me to...
Tip #2 - Instead of pre-booking, gift a token
Pick an item that represents the trip. I recommend wrapping up a guidebook or a travel brochure with a card explaining what you’ll pay for. You may also want to include Mickey Mouse merch for a trip to Walt Disney World, a snuggly blanket for a ski getaway, sunscreen & a beach towel for a tropical vacation...you get the idea. Then you can work with a me to get the trip booked once you’ve worked the details out with the person you’re gifting. Which leads me to....
Tip #3 - Make them a part of the process
For example: If you're thinking of surprising your children with a trip, consider picking the destination but allowing them to be a part of planning the itinerary so they feel a part of the process. If you're planning a trip for an adult, you'll want to refer to tip number one. Getting details about their schedules will come in handy when picking dates, and maybe even destination. Combining tips 2 & 3 will also increase the excitement surrounding your gift. The anticipation of traveling is part of the fun after all!
And there you have it.
With those three tips you’re well on your way to gifting that special someone, or someones, with travel this Holiday season.
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Merry Christmas, enjoy the season, & don't forget to make memories!
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