Part 1 of 3: Planning the Vacation Trip Download Article
- For example, you may be able to afford to spend $500 on the gift, which will cover travel expenses but not accommodations for two people. Or you may be able to spend $1000 on the gift, which will cover travel expenses and accommodations for one person.
- You could also pick a destination that you think they may enjoy going to, such as a tropical destination or a destination in Europe. Or you may opt for a destination like Disneyland or Graceland if you think the person will enjoy going there.
- Another option is to leave the destination blank and allow the person to choose their own destination once you give them the gift. You may set aside a certain amount of money for the gift and tell the person they can travel anywhere within that budget.
- If you do purchase the trip with set travel dates, make sure the person will be available for travel on those dates. You may need to check with the person’s partner or family to confirm they are free. You could also ask the person in casual conversation if they have some free time coming up for travel to confirm the travel dates for the gift.
- If the trip is at a resort, you may not need to worry about booking accommodations.
- You may not need to book accommodations if there are friends or family the person can stay with at the destination. For example, if you are getting the person a trip to visit a friend in England, you may not have to worry about paying for their accommodations as they can stay with their friend.
- If you are getting the vacation trip for a relative, such as your niece or nephew, you should confirm it is appropriate with their parents before giving it to them. Ask their parents, “Do you think they would like a vacation trip as a gift?” or “Is it okay if I give them a vacation trip as a gift?”
- Keep in mind your budget when you buy the trip. Make sure you do not go over budget or spend more than you can afford on the gift. If it ends up being a lot of money, you may try splitting the cost with other friends or family so you can all give the person the vacation trip as a gift together.
Part 2 of 3: Wrapping the Vacation Trip Download Article
- For example, you may write in the card, “You will be traveling to sunny California, flying by plane for several hours until you reach your best friend in San Francisco. You’ll be travelling from the 5th to the 15th, just in time for your bf’s birthday!”
Wrap a clue to the destination in a box. To make the wrapping of the gift more fun, include a clue so the person has to guess where they are going on the trip. You may wrap the clue in a box and give the box to the person or include a small clue in an envelope with the card.
- For example, if the destination is England, you may include a small red telephone booth figurine in the card. Or if the destination is Paris, you may include macaroons and a statue of the Eiffel Tower in a gift box.
Include the travel tickets in the gift. For a more straight-forward option, include the travel tickets in the card so the person sees them when they open the card. Or you may include the travel tickets in a wrapped box so the person can open it and receive their gift.
- This may be an ideal option if you have bought plane tickets or train tickets for the trip already and want to include them in the gift. You may also include an image of the hotel or home rental the person will be staying at in the gift.
Part 3 of 3: Giving the Trip to the Person Download Article
Surprise the person with the trip. One way to give the vacation gift in a fun way is to surprise the person with the trip. You may wrap the trip details in a card and leave it on the person’s pillow for them to find when they wake up. Or you may leave the card somewhere the person will find it, such as under the Christmas tree or in their pile of birthday presents.
- If you decide to surprise the person with the trip, try to keep the details secret. Instruct others who know about the trip not to tell the person anything so they can be surprised when they finally open their gift.
Have the person guess the destination. Another fun option is to have the person guess the destination using a clue or a series of clues. You may wrap several clues and have the person open them so they can guess where they are going. You may not hand them the travel tickets until the person guesses the destination correctly.
- For example, you may tell the person, “Use these clues to guess where you are going. Once you guess correctly, I’ll hand over the travel tickets.”
Take the person to a specific setting for the gift opening. If you want to make the gift opening memorable, you may take the person to a specific setting. The setting may relate to the vacation trip or just be a specific place that you and the person enjoy. You may then have the person open the gift in the setting to make the moment extra special.
- For example, if you are giving the person a trip to Morocco as a gift, you may take then to a Moroccan restaurant so they can open their gift there. Or if you and the person have a special park bench you go to often, you may have the person open their vacation trip gift at this location.