Parents tend to get caught up in all the excitement of the Christmas season and want to buy every toy or item their child puts on their wish list. While this may seem like a great way to celebrate Christmas (and get brownie points with your children!), it usually just ends up with you having a room full of toys that your child only played with for a day or two, or in some cases didn’t even play with at all.
This year, or maybe next year if you have already started Christmas shopping, why not stray from the norm and give your child a Christmas gift that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Give them a gift of a trip.
Why Give the Gift of a Trip Instead of Presents?
Think about it. When you give your child tons of toys and gifts for Christmas, what usually happens? Most of the time, your child will wildly unwrap all the presents, open up the toys, play with them for a little bit, and before you know it the toys are left ignored and unused in the corner. Those toys only provided a few days or even weeks of entertainment and joy for your child, but a trip can do so much more!
Giving the gift of a trip for the holidays is really a memory-making experience. It gives your children the chance to explore new places and allows you to create family memories that will last your children – and you – a lifetime.
Worried about the Cost of a Trip? Do Some Careful Planning!
Parents are often reluctant to give a trip as a gift for Christmas because they think it costs a lot, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little careful planning, your holiday trip could cost the same as all those toys you were going to buy.
Ways to save money on planning a trip to use as a gift for Christmas include:
- Carefully shop for deals and packages for trips – many travel sites offer discounts for purchasing packages that include hotel and airfare
- Plan to travel during the “off” season – just because you give the gift of a trip for Christmas doesn’t mean you have to travel during the Christmas season.
- Consider travelling interstate – the holiday trip doesn’t have to be to an international location. It can be to a regional location that you have never been to and have always wanted to go.
Once you have laid down your plans for when you will be travelling, don’t forget to reserve a spot at Ace Airport Parking. Reserving a spot at our Melbourne airport parking facility will make travelling so much easier as you won’t have to go searching for a spot or try to get someone to drive you to the airport. You just pull into our fully monitored and secure car parking facility, park your vehicle, and then take our fast, free shuttle to the airport terminals!