Did you know that the act of giving or receiving gifts is one of the five love languages? That means that there is a significant part of our population that likes to give and receive love through the act of gift giving! Even if it’s not top on your list, you can probably relate to the amazing feeling that comes with receiving a thoughtful gift.
Today I want to share with you two great ideas when it comes to gift giving.
Wine + Travel
As connoisseurs of both, I’ve compiled the top ten reasons why Wine and Travel are perfect gifts. And with February 14th just around the corner, some of you might want to take notes!
#1. Gifting a great bottle of wine tells that special someone that you want to spend an hour or two with them; gifting an incredible trip tells that same person you want to spend days or weeks away alone.
#2. Wine lasts forever getting better with age; shared travel memories last a lifetime, becoming more precious with time.
#3. Italy, France, South Africa, New Zealand….all make outstanding wines. Not surprisingly, they also make incredible travel destinations! Coincidence, we think not.
#4. Uncorking a bottle of fine wine tells the brain that it’s time to slow down, take a deep breath and savour the goodness that life has to offer. Opening a trip itinerary from Milk + Honey Travels tells the brain the same thing! Doing these two things simultaneously is optimal.
#5. Buying a bottle of wine for yourself is nice; receiving a surprise bottle from someone you love – one you’ve been eager to try – is wonderful. Ditto for travel.
#6. Nobody ever bemoans the money they spend on wine or travel.
#7. Wine has a way of inspiring conversation, laughter, poetry and uninhibited creativity. Travel has a way of inspiring great conversation, rolling laughter, dreamy poetry and uninhibited rest and relaxation.
#8. A glass of wine per day has been proven to add years to your life. Travel has been proven to add life to your years.
#9. Given time to open up, rest and breathe – wine blooms for our enjoyment. Travel uncorks us…
#10. When the wine has been consumed and the bottle is empty there remains a lingering taste in the mouth and warmth in the belly. Similarly, the enjoyment of a great vacation is never restricted to the time away….upon return the fond memories leave lasting impressions of a life well lived.
If you are ready to make it happen, I would love to help create the perfect experience. I know what you’re thirsty for.
This list comes courtesy of Joanne McCullough at Niche Travel Group.