With Christmas fast approaching, you may be starting to think about gift options. If you’re struggling with ideas for that tricky someone, why not take a look at our latest blog about why getting someone an experience, rather than a physical gift may be more fulfilling.
Physical gifts are nice – there’s nothing like a fresh pair of socks (it wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one pair right?). However, we are starting to crave a bit more than that – we now want experiences; something we can do, something we can be, and something we can tell our friends about (either in person or through social media) afterwards. So why is this?
Intangible is the new tangible
TimeTrap’s experiences are fully immersive, transporting you to a different time and place entirely. It’s not every day you have the opportunity to step through a time warp and find yourself stealing a crown from the depths of a medieval castle or hanging out with Alice inside the mind of the great Lewis Carroll. Video games can make you feel as though you’re in another world, sure, but with escape rooms, you are actually in the world. And you’re controlling the environment with your own hands and mind, not through a mouse or controller. You are the character and you have the ability to shape and write your own story.
Quality time spent with real people
The best thing about escape rooms is that they’re nearly impossible to complete alone, so you’ll need to round up a team of people you love making memories with to help out. It’s an experience that will get you thinking, talking and laughing – and it’s not just for the hour inside the game. You can spend just as long in the pub afterwards, discussing the game, the parts you may have missed, or that moment when Steve squealed like a 12 year old girl. It’ll be the talk of the office, dining table or school playground for the next week!
It’s usually a good fit
Forget those gift receipts just in case it’s a size too small, 99% of people come out of escape rooms having absolutely loved every second. And its a one size fits all activity; we’ve had groups range from a 10th birthday to an annual get together for a group of friends in their 70’s. The range of suitability also means you can save yourself time on individual presents and get a multi-person gift voucher as a gift for the whole family!
Experience vouchers can be fun, but you usually know what to expect… except when it comes to escape rooms. Only a small proportion of the population have tried them and this has preserved their air of mystery and excitement. If you want to get your loved one an on-trend and ahead-of-the-game gift, an escape room is the way to go. Even if you’re not new to the activity, there isn’t anything else quite like it, and no two are the same, bringing a unique experience every time.
The perfect gift for someone who has everything.
We all have that one person that we never know what to get, and an experience is a great solution to the problem. As escape rooms are still such a new activity, chances are they haven’t tried one yet, and you’ll be getting them a really original present they won’t forget in a hurry. And with hundreds of games up and down the country, you may trigger an obsession that will buy you some time before you need to start thinking up new gift ideas again!
They might take you too!
Okay, this isn’t really the best reason to buy someone an experience gift but, let’s be honest, we all think it (don’t we?)
We have a range of different gift vouchers to choose from, including electronic, physical, and gift package options including a t-shirt. Take a look at our full list of choices and what comes with each here.
All throughout November and December we are running a promotion, meaning you can get £5 off our gift package option – just ring 0118 405 0074 and quote this offer to take advantage of this.