Experiences over Things
There has been a recent trend of people valuing experiences over things. Maybe it is a generational phenomenon-- millenials are portrayed in the media to have this characteristic. Or maybe this has always been the case with people, but it’s only now being talked about more. Perhaps this is a good thing for humanity, to escape the need to accumulate material items. Either way, experiences (or the memories of them) will last a lifetime, whereas the shelf life of a “thing” is fleeting. Giving an escape room as a gift is an exciting experience that can be shared with friends.
Unique/ Never Received This Gift Before / Memorable!
Given that escape rooms only emerged in the last few years, gifting them as presents probably does not occur to many people. Although gift cards in general are ultra popular, you won’t find an escape room gift card (at least not yet) at your local grocery store. If you want to stand out as unique, give the gift of escape.
Never Played an Escape Room Before / In for a big surprise!
Similar to the previous point, but this deserves its own mention. Not only will you be giving a super unique gift, but you will simultaneously be introducing a newbie into the escape universe. There has yet to be a human being found that doesn’t like escape rooms (truth, does not require source). Your gamble here will pay super big dividends once your giftee discovers that you’ve introduced them to their new biggest passion in life.
Easy Gift / Technically an E-commerce purchase
Technology (high five to the internet) has made it easy for you to gift this experience. Although you can buy a gift voucher online and the person can redeem it online, they WILL eventually have to visit a physical location to fully experience the gift.
Last Minute Gift Idea
For all the procrastinators who have waited until Christmas Eve to buy a Christmas present, the escape room gift card will save your day.
A “Flexible” Gift
An escape room can be a great gift whether you know the person really well or not (like a secret Santa or white elephant exchange). The person you know well will think, “wow, what a thoughtful gift!” While the stranger will think, “cool, I’ve always wanted to try an escape room!” Additionally-- the person receiving the escape room gift voucher: 1) Can redeem it whenever they want (no expiration); 2)Play any game (offered at location). 3)Can use for a large or smaller group. Example, 10 tickets can be used for 1 game and 10 people; or, 2 people could play all 5 games (2x5= 10 tickets); or some combination in between.
Double the Excitement
Happiness when they get the gift. Another dose of happiness when they actually use it. Definitely a two-fer. Best bang for your buck holiday or birthday gift idea.
They Might Invite You!
Selfish reason, but hey! It’s almost like buying yourself a gift, but not as obvious.
Gift cards are store specific, so make sure you select the right location. You will be able to customize your gift voucher with a special message and image (or you can select from a stock image).