Gift Giving Idea - Experiential Purchases
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
From Lumosity.com (http://www.lumosity.com/)
Several recent studies suggest that experiential purchases produce greater and longer term consumer satisfaction than do material investments.
A rainy camping trip or a day spent lost in a foreign country can be remembered as a challenge overcome or a formative moment, even if it wasn't fun at the time. Experiences also trump goods since experiences bind us socially, through storytelling and humor.
Some ideas for gift giving (or personal indulgence) that will have high psychological payoff include:
1- a weekend getaway
2- a class, program, or lessons
3- an IOU for homemade dinner or a picnic
4- a city or tasting tour
5- tickets to a performance
It seems like such a simple approach, but when was the last time I did any of those things that are listed? It's been a while! For 2010 I'd like to try and incorporate these suggestions and include some friends to share the experience.