The Gift of Time by Sarah Hague

The Gift of Time by Sarah Hague
It’s time to forget about the shopping, the cooking, paying the gas bill and doing the laundry, and focus on what’s really important in life

It’s time to forget about the shopping, the cooking, paying the gas bill and doing the laundry, and focus on what’s really important in life – spending time with the people who are most important to you. And to help you, here are some handy tips on how to give the gift of time…

1124768_bowSince the publication of the UK’s first independent national inquiry into childhood was produced earlier this month, the welfare and quality of life of children has been at the centre of the news. The report discovered that kids today suffer high levels of stress and feel pressure from an early age. So perhaps now is the time to look for new ways to spend quality time, relax and really get to know the kids (and grown-ups!) in our lives. Forget showing them you care by buying them the latest gifts and gadgets, here are a few ideas for fun activities that will help you take time out to enjoy your family, friends and loved ones.

Get Outdoors

There’s nothing like the great outdoors to get some family bonding going. There are loads of ways you can enjoy being outside with your family, friends and loved ones. How about simply to your local park for a kick around? Or you could enjoy the countryside and get some exercise by going for a bike ride together. If you don’t have bikes, there’s nothing wrong with going for a simple walk – it’s doesn’t cost anything and is the perfect way to catch up with your loved ones.

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If you want your trip outdoors to take the form of a special event or a gift, you could book an Experience with There are some excellent ideas for how to make the most of being outdoors, from paintballing to a Brazilian Soccer Session. And there are even experiences tailored specifically for kids, such as the Cowboy Adventure Experience for Kids.

Pampering for the girls

If you have teenage girls or want to spend some time with older friends or relatives, why not pamper yourselves and each other? If you’re on a budget, you could simply have a girly night in with your favourite DVD, some mud masks and a bottle of wine (or mugs of hot chocolate, if the kids are under age)? It’s a great way to relax and give yourselves time to chat without worrying about anything (or anyone) else.

If you’re looking for something a bit more out of the ordinary, or if you’re on the hunt for pampering gifts, you can try a Pamper Treat Experience or a Health Club Day for Two. You can spend quality time with each other, and also be treated like a princess for a little while!

Unique Experience

Sometimes a unique experience is just the thing to help you bond with your family. Getting away from it all and doing something unusual can really bring you together. A camping trip near to the coast could be just the ticket. Not only do you have the adventure of setting up camp together, but you could always give surfing or body boarding a go at the same time. It’s a bit cold for that at the moment – but that just means you’ve got a few months to plan the camping trip of your dreams!

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Or you could take a look at’s wide range of Experience packages. If you’re looking for something really unique, why not book a Helicopter Tour over London or a Family Portrait Experience at a Venture Studio? Whatever you book, make sure you check out for all the best ideas to get that family bonding going!

About the Author

Jessie Jones joined in 2008 and has been writing fabulous articles ever since! Please visit Find Me A Gift to see our fantastic range of Gifts and gadgets, there are over 2500 gifts to choose from for men, women and children! Please visit Find Me A Gift to browse our range of Personalised Gifts

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