Written by Kirsty Chenery
For many, Christmas comes as a time of overwhelm and stress, for others there is a deep spiritual connection to Christmas and as a time to give back to others and find the perfect gift for their family and friends (for some, it can be both!).
What presents or experiences do you give to your closest that are meaningful and memorable?
One year I was on a mission to find my friend the perfect gift. I searched every store and spent many hours racking my brain and researching online gift guides to give me the answer. These gift guides were based on a person’s likes and dislikes, areas of interest or their hobbies. Still, I could not find the perfect gift. I was living the ‘what to get the person who has everything’ dilemma.
As such, I decided to forget trying to find a physical object. As Maya Angelou famously stated:
“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”
Instead of buying my friend a material object, I decided to share an experience, creating a memory that would last longer than any material item. Since that day, I very rarely buy people material gifts anymore. I love to buy people an experience that they can either enjoy with someone they love, or something we can do together. Just recently for my daughter’s 17th birthday, I asked her what she would like and all she wanted was to go out on the boat for a few nights with a friend and us. It was the best thing she could have asked for and we created some really fun and lasting memories.
Here at Mineral Earth, we pride ourselves on giving every guest a memorable experience, a journey.
We offer beautiful experiences that you can enjoy as a group, a couple or by yourself. If you are looking to give someone the gift of pampering this Christmas or would like to enjoy our spa with a group of your friends or your loved one, we have many different treatments to offer you. Wishing you all a Christmas of joy, love and happiness.