You can blame it on Marie Kondo or this new trend of living minimally but I have been in a purging mood and getting rid of so much useless shit I had in my apartment for years. I have gone on so many rants about how people gift one another useless crap that isn't functional, desired or even special. This year I have told all my friends and family not to buy me anything (because I'm still on team #funemployment and I'm not buying shit for anyone) but I still pride myself on being a great gift giver.
Some of the key attributes of being a great gift giver include:
Which brings me to my list of experiences worth gifting (extra points if you also gift any of these with homemade cookies too).
Also, sorry in advance - this list features and experiences in the lower Mainland area because this is where I live and I don't know if any experiences elsewhere. Just come visit me and we can do these things together. These are all things I've done and maybe this is my way of sharing gratitude for some of the bomb dot com activities I have had the privilege of experiencing.
Also if you want to make the link for this post your Bumble prompt of your ideal first date I think that would be a great idea.
Let me be the first to acknowledge that gift guides aren't really a thing I feature on my own blog and before we delve into it a few things to note: This gift guide is just code for my ultimate wish list. These are the things I would buy if I was rich. I figured I might as well go big for my blog's first gift guide. These are my definition of "I have my shit together" type of splurges. While the items aren't tens of thousands of dollars they're still expensive and I could never justify the cost, employed or otherwise.
If anyone does feel like buying me something expensive, next month's rent would be nice.
Also, this list is a great example of how I would be a terrible sugar baby because everything is under $1000 and the most expensive thing is a mattress. Seriously, I joke that I would become a sugar baby in exchange for a Costco membership and a VitaMix all the time.
I could win the lottery and I would still be all about that “sort from low to high” life while online shopping.