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The importance of self-care has taken on new meaning in the past year. Which makes experience gift cards for men that focus on wellbeing a great alternative if you’re in need of personalised Christmas gift ideas for 2020.
The best thing about self-care is that it’s all about what works best for you. Whether that’s starting each day with a long walk outside or spending a few minutes in the evening noting down what you’re thankful for in a gratitude journal - if it’s making you feel good it’s worth incorporating into your daily routine.
If you have a father, brother, or partner who you’ve noticed struggling this year, self-care gifts for men could give them the push they need to adopt some new habits. After taking some time out to do something solely for themselves, they might even start to see their mood brighten and notice a positive shift in outlook.
Express yourself with an abstract painting class
Art classes are a great way to reset and explore untapped emotions. And the best thing, they’re also fun things to do in Melbourne or Sydney on the weekend that won’t break the budget.
If you have a big brother who’s always been the more creative one and ended up with the family painting talent, this could be a great opportunity to take him out for an afternoon to do something he really enjoys. This abstract painting class will give him the chance to let his creativity run wild and produce some really unique works of art. How many gift cards for men achieve that?
Learning how to get creative and express yourself through art is a wonderful way to let go of stress and anxiety. It also gives you the chance to step back from what’s happening in your life and take stock of where you need to focus your efforts in order to get back on track.
An abstract painting class might seem daunting at first, but once he gets the hang of it, it can be incredibly fun. And when he finishes his masterpiece, your brother will feel incredibly proud of himself.
Get in the zone with a meditation session
Meditation is a great self-care activity. It’s not only relaxing, but it also helps to clear out the stress and anxiety of everyday life. If you know someone who could really do with a break from their thoughts, this mindfulness workshop could be just the experience gift they need.
We all lead busy lives and sometimes our minds can get in the way of experiencing the moment - which is why this meditation class might be just what he needs to relax after a long day at work.
You may have seen meditation and mindfulness on trend over the past year, but that’s because it’s truly effective for restoring balance and energy levels. And if you have a partner who has been under a lot of stress lately, meditation classes as an experience gift could be a great way to set him back on track.
A session of meditation is a great way to help clear your head and one of the best indoor activities you can try if you need to take some time out. Even if you think it’s not for you, sitting in silence can be surprisingly peaceful. Meditation is about achieving clarity of mind and focusing your thoughts in order to stay grounded and well-balanced – something we could all use during this time of year!
Everyone loves eating so why not combine cooking with a new hobby in the form of a hands-on cooking class?
If you’ve got a dad who’s always loved cooking and loves to feed his family, this self-care gift card for men could be a wonderful way to give him the chance to learn something new. A cooking class offers more than just food preparation – it also gives you the opportunity to try different types of foods while working with others on similar projects. And we all know that food is an excellent way to bring people together!
This makes fantastic experience presents for men who love their food but don’t always have time to create delicious meals. It’ll give them the chance to step back from what they do every day and relax while learning how to prepare something new. If your dad or partner works long hours, then coming home after work and putting dinner on the table might be stressful at times. This could be a great way for them to unwind and spend some quality time with their family.
One fun option for your father is to learn how to cook your favourite dishes. Nothing says ‘I care’ like being able to replicate your favourite meals whenever you feel like something familiar. If you want to go the extra mile and think the giftee would feel more comfortable cooking in his own home, you can opt for a live streaming experience gift voucher.
Cut, paste, layer and repeat at a relaxing collage class
Another way you can encourage men in your life to express themselves is with a collage class experience gift voucher. Collage classes are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason – it’s a great way to bring out your inner artist and the perfect alternative for anyone who doesn’t think they have the skills to draw or paint with confidence.
This time of year might be busier than usual, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some time for something special and try new Melbourne activities. Taking dad or your partner out for an afternoon of paper crafts could give him the chance to put aside his worries for a few hours and really let loose – which is exactly what everyone needs from time-to-time.
Collages can be as realistic or as abstract as you want and can be made with any collection of materials. Which means that even after the class is over, your loved one can continue their new favourite hobby from home. They’ll never have to look for fun things to do when they’re bored at home again.