One of the most unique and memorable gifts you can give someone is a vacation package to a favorite or new destination. Unlike flowers, candy or even jewelry, a gift of a vacation package like a China tour allows the recipient to create lasting memories that endure a lifetime. When considering a vacation package as a gift, as with any other type of gift, it’s important to keep certain factors in mind. These will help you choose an appropriate vacation package that will thrill your recipient while also fitting into your budget.
It’s less appealing to purchase only a portion of a vacation, such as a hotel stay or tickets to a special theme park or event. Instead, try to include everything necessary for your recipient to enjoy the vacation without their having to foot the bill for expenses they hadn’t intended on including in their budget. This will ensure that the vacation package will be utilized and not left to expire because your recipient couldn’t afford the remaining cost. If you’re also working with a tight budget, consider purchasing a package that includes just one or two nights of accommodations, rather than an entire week or longer. In addition, check for discount prices for off season vacations or for package deals that include accommodations, transportation, meals and other extras. You may be able to afford more than you think you can, if you take advantage of these discounts.
If you’re unsure if your recipient is a hotel and spa kind of person, consider a vacation package at a bed and breakfast instead. These accommodations are often available in historic districts and typically include tours of local points of interest. Many bed and breakfasts are purposely off the beaten path, away from city traffic and busy nightlife. If your recipient isn’t a fan of urban life, a vacation package that gives them one or two nights at a bed and breakfast can be a well-received gift. Most bed and breakfasts provide breakfast and sometimes, lunch or dinner that are included in the cost of accommodations.
Another great idea for a vacation package is a night or two at a luxury hotel that has all the amenities your recipient would ever want or need. This is a unique idea that can give your recipient and while they can go somewhere to enjoy it, they don’t necessarily have to go far. Once there, your recipient can enjoy amenities like a sauna, day spa and fine dining, all in the comfort of the accommodations. Hotels that are attached to casinos often offer packages that provide all of these amenities, plus casino gaming, without your recipient ever having to leave the hotel. For the person who works long hours or just plain works hard, staying in an all-inclusive hotel like this can be a relaxing getaway.