Why Experience Gifts are Best for Your Stepfamily
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your children or stepchildren? Since the average stepfamily takes about four to seven years to blend or bond together, one of the best gifts you can give your family is bonding experiences. The power of these shared experiences is huge. In fact, numerous studies on happiness reveal that people experience greater satisfaction, happiness, and gratitude from experience gifts rather than material gifts.
Side-by-side activities are a great choice for stepfamily members because they can focus on an activity rather than the pressure of interacting “head-on” with one another. Let’s take a look at some good experience gifts for stepfamilies!
Give the Gift Of Experience to Your Stepfamily
Ice Skating or Roller Skating: You can bond over the shared experience of learning how to skate if your family is new to it. While falling down may hurt, you can also laugh together as you’re learning.
Zoo Membership: Typically, zoos have events, such as ZooLights or Boo at the Zoo, so you can enjoy this experience throughout the whole year.
Cooking or Baking Class: What better way to bond than over food? With this activity, you also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Escape Room: This is a great adventurous activity for teenagers! The goal is to work together to solve puzzles to escape the locked room within a time limit.
High Tea: Getting dressed up and going to a high tea is a special activity that you can enjoy with children of all ages. It’s even more memorable if you can get your mom and grandma to join as well.
These activities give you a chance to make some fun memories with your stepfamily. And you’ll not only have the experience, but you’ll also relive these experiences and talk about them in years to come!
About the Author
Elizabeth Mosadis is a Certified Resilience Professional through the Trauma Institute International. She is also a Stepfamily Foundation Certified Coach and an author. Her books are available here.