Extraordinary Gift Alternatives to Gift Hampers!

When I think of gourmet gift hampers, I think of food, food and more food, but it is not only food, it is gourmet food which is even better that normal food – clearly, I am in favour of the concept. There is, however, a down side – the food gets eaten and then the food is there no more. Yes, there will be a lovely memory of the food I ate and how good it tasted but that will soon be replaced by the next good food experience. I think it is almost always essential to get someone a gift that they will remember and the only way to make sure that this happens is to get them a gift experience.  Chocolate Gifts, Gift Baskets, Sweet Hampers and Gourmet Gift Hampers are all freely available to purchase online, however, a gift experience comes in the form of activity vouchers, gift vouchers, gift certificates and adventure vouchers which offers an extraordinary alternative to normal gift buying habits.

Celestial Gift Experiences offers these great food hamper alternatives for someone who loves adventure. Horse back riding and a picnic for two, elephant whispering for two, lion cub encounter, Segway mountain trail experiences, quad biking, Blokart sailing, bridge swinging, sandboarding, rock climbing, river rafting, canopy tours  and Table Mountain abseiling. Besides these experiences being amazing, they also often include food of some sort and in the end it will leave the person with a lasting memory which is something gift baskets just can’t compete with.

Sweet hampers are another traditional gift given for all sorts of occasions. People give them as birthday, anniversary, Valentines Day and Mother’s Day gifts but I think that besides giving your dentist a reason to call you, they don’t really serve much of a purpose – there are much better gifts out there.  Chocolate Gifts, Gift Baskets, Sweet Hampers and Gourmet Gift Hampers are all freely available to purchase online, however, a gift experience is more effective in terms of delivery.  There is less room for error and gift vouchers are delivered without issue directly to the gift recipients email address. 

When spoiling a loved one, don’t opt for the sweet hamper that will only result in tooth ache and guilt due to too much sugar intake, but rather go for these wonderfully pampering experiences – A TheraVine Classic facial, face and body glow experience, TheraVine Deluxe Spa Ritual, TheraNaka African wood massage, Camelot Spa Breakaway, gents ultimate escape, calming ceremony, a harmonising couples retreat, night spa and dinner for one and flotation therapy.

Chocolate gifts are another type of present that should only be saved for certain occasions like when you need to say thank you to someone for lending you their car or when someone feeds your cat for you but other than that most gifts should be a bit more meaningful. Chocolate tasting or a play with chocolate experiences is a great alternative for the chocolate hampers.  Chocolate gifts can provide pleasure but as they say, a moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips!

If you are buying a gift for someone you do not know so well but you still want to impress them then I suggest you go to Celestial Gift experiences and get one of the following gift vouchers – Mars R1500, Saturn R1000 or Pluto R500. They also have Drachma Cheques worth R1500, R1000 or R500 and both these types of vouchers are perfect for those people you do not know so well as well being great staff incentive gifts or corporate gifts.  Chocolate Gifts, Gift Baskets, Sweet Hampers and Gourmet Gift Hampers are all freely available to purchase online, however, a gift experience is a unique gift alternative. 

Gift baskets are great but the truth of the matter is that they don’t last very long – opt for the gift experience and your gift will keep on giving for a life time.

Written and prepared for by Klara Loots