Give the Gift of Unforgettable Experiences!
The best part of the holidays is seeing a genuine look of happiness cross a loved one’s face when they get THE perfect gift. If you have someone in your life who is hard to shop for, prefers thoughtful and outside the box gifts, that person who seems to have everything or if you left gift-shopping until last-minute–the best gift to give is an unforgettable experience.
I think we all have our own bucket lists with things we want to do in our lifetime. Whether you have it written down or in a list in our minds. This is where Breakaway Experiences comes in. They’ve grown to offer over 700 experiences and working with over 100 experience companies in 6 provinces, Breakaway Experiences has embraced the ever-growing popularity of “once-in-a-lifetime” and “bucket list” experiences.
They’ve launched across Canada in 2014 with a rapidly growing collection of specialty gift experiences. As the years go by, you’ll learn that the best gifts—the most memorable ones—are the ones they would never buy for themselves. If you are looking for outside the box gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place!
Check Off That Bucket List!
This past summer, we booked a Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine and Culinary Adventure Tour through Breakaway Experiences and it was absolutely incredible. I surprised Darasak with the tour and we made a weekend of it. It was romantic, fun and most definitely memorable. We toured some of Niagara’s best wineries, sampled so many different types of wines and enjoyed a delicious meal. We also met quite a few lovely people on the tour, which made the experience even better. It’s always a good thing when you find good company and combine it with food, drink and fun!
Times have changed, now you can book a gift that is received instantly! Did you leave shopping until last-minute and are running out ideas? You can always book an experience, print it out, place it in a thoughtful card and give it to your loved one or just email them. They’ll never know!
Best part of all, the certificates never expire. If you don’t use the certificate within a year and the cost of the experience increases, the certificate holder will only have to pay the difference between the original value and the new price. Plus, if you book them an experience they aren’t exactly thrilled with, they have a hassle-free policy where they can trade it in for the full certificate value and book something that they fancy a little more.
If you want to see how it works, check out the video above. It’s simple! I’m going to surprise Darasak this holiday with another experience we can enjoy together. We still have to take a helicopter ride above Niagara Falls or maybe we will do a horseback riding tour. There are so many experiences to choose from and Breakaway Experiences is truly a one-stop shop for unique gifts.
1000 Island Kayaking Adventure
Here is your opportunity to check out the most rewarding and refreshing way to experience the 1000 Islands!
City Slicker Horseback Riding Adventure
Experience what it is like to pack up your horse, hit the trail for a couple of days and camp under the stars along the Ottawa River.
Dogsledding and Snow Shoeing Experience
Otter Lake, QC (Outaouais)
Escape the flurry of day-to-day life and head to magnificent trails in the scenic Pontiac.
Drifting and Spinning Experience
Put your nerves to the test and your foot to the floor! Learn drift and spin techniques from stunt driving professionals.
Fly a Helicopter
Take the controls of one of the most exciting and versatile aircraft in the world and enjoy a learning experience like no other.
Niagara on the Lake Wine Tours
Niagara on the Lake, ON
The Niagara region is home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world. Join an intimate guided tour through the wonderful world of Niagara wines.
Ottawa Biplane Flight Over Parliament Hill
Strap on your aviator’s cap and goggles and get a bird’s eye view of Parliament Hill, from the open-cockpit of a vintage 1939 WACO UPF-7 open cockpit biplane.
Stock Car Racing Experience
Peterborough, Hamilton, London, Halifax, Saskatoon
Slide behind the wheel of a race primed stock car for some high-octane, adrenaline-fueled stock car racing fun. Strap in, buckle up, and hang on for the racing experience of your life!
Ready to WIN?
To celebrate gifting outside the box, one lucky Whispered Inspirations reader will WIN a $100 Breakaway Experiences gift certificate to book an unforgettable experience! This giveaway opens on December 9th, 2016 and closes on December 24th, 2016!
I can’t wait to book our next adventure and we may just wait until Spring to book but, the best part of Breakaway Experiences certificates is that they never expire!
What type of adventure would you book or gift someone?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.