Gift Happiness: 5 Experiences over 'Things'

July 12, 2018

It’s no secret that in years to come – the gift that you are likely to remember is an out of the ordinary experience rather than new ‘stuff’. In fact, science has proved it. Research by Dr. Thomas Gilovich at Cornell University among others, has found that our satisfaction from experiences increases over time whereas our satisfaction from material things decreases. So rather than splashing cash on the latest model of tech– use it to buy a new skill, adventure or hobby that they’ll never forget. Join the 'experience economy' DOING things rather than buying things and take giftspiration from these 5 tried and tested gift experiences by Gyphto.



1) SUP Paddle Boarding Adventure  


Can’t believe this is Scotland? Neither can we. Gift hours, days or weeks drifting off on a paddleboard exploring coastlines, lochs or out to sea. Gyphto loved the Digital Detox package offered by Wilderness SUP co. that lets you switch off and have a blast with friends exploring the west coast of Scotland.  


Digital Detox Package, £250  



2) Blend Your Own Gin  

Let the fun beGIN with Eden Mill’s blendworks experience, where you will get to pick the flavours for your very own gin with expert guidance from the gin tutors behind the much loved Scottish brand.  


Blendworks Experience, £95  



3) Outdoor Cinema  

Elevate that Harry Potter re-run by watching it in THE ACTUAL SET surrounded by the mountainous scenery that will take your breath away. This will make the ultimate Sunday movie night that they’ll never forget.  


Harry Potter at Glencoe Itison Outdoor Cinema, £35 per car  



4) Dog Sledding  

The perfect winter activity – harness up with your own pack of Siberian huskies and feel the adrenalin rush of high speed mushing. The Gyphto team loved the full hands-on package offered by professional musher Wattie Itarod at Husky Haven who will give you an insider look into the unusual sport and his pack.  


Full Hands On Experience, £85  



5) Festival Tickets  

A weekend away at one of Britain’s most iconic music festivals with huge headline acts? Yes please. With no Glastonbury, channel your festival vibes towards Reading or Leeds this August and give the gift of music. 



Reading Weekend ticket, £221.40, £76.50 for Day Ticket  



Keen to get a group together for some of these experiences? You can use Gyphto gift app to create a group collection and send invites to get the ball rolling.  

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