The unforgettable gift of time off in nature

December 9, 2020

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The holiday season is fast approaching. Does the search for the perfect gift give you pressure and anxiety? Let this holiday season be an invitation for thoughtful giving and mindful living.

Just like how our cabins come with everything you need and nothing you don’t, we believe in sticking with what’s really essential. There’s no better time to share this reminder than the holidays. Why invite clutter with more things, when the ultimate gift is meaningful experiences shared with each other?

Trust us. You will not regret surprising your partner, family and friends with a unique Slow Cabins experience in the middle of nature. Here are five reasons why:

1. It brings more lasting happiness

When we choose to give experiences over material objects, the joy lingers longer and in so many ways. The opening of the gift, the exciting anticipation of the trip, the unexpected moments along the way, the memories that last forever. It’s far more enduring than any gift you can wrap. They don’t break or become outdated; they only get more precious over time.

2. It builds deeper connections

Disconnecting is key to reconnecting with what’s really important, including your relationships with your loved ones. As you go about the ins and outs of everyday life, it’s so easy to let work, meetings and other distractions get in the way of spending quality time together. When you enjoy an experience right in the middle of unspoiled nature, you truly get to spend time with each other.

3. It invites a total recharge

Many of us don’t allow ourselves to completely recharge. A big part of it is because of the notion that off time is lazy and unproductive. Yet it is nothing but. When you let your mind and body rest, you are not only energized with new ideas, you also gain perspective. One of the biggest benefits of giving the gift of time off to your loved ones is giving them the perfect excuse to slow down and truly recharge.

4. Nature is a gift in itself

Nature is the antidote to today’s hectic and stressful world. There’s nothing quite like being in the middle of a forest or seeing deer in the wild, especially after being glued to your screens all day and night. Fresh air, greeneries and the sound of water have been proven time and again to lift our spirits and calm our minds. It’s a gift in itself to be able to spend time in nature. What could be better than disconnecting right in the middle of nature for a few days with your loved ones?

5. It’s a gift you can enjoy for yourself too

The added bonus of surprising someone with a Slow Cabins experience is that it’s also a gift for yourself. It’s also a good time for you to recharge, find balance and enjoy the simplest of joys. You cannot be the best parent, partner, colleague or manager if you don’t take the time for yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup after all.

Want to pamper your loved ones with the meaningful gift of rest, togetherness and quality time in nature? Choose from one of our Slow Cabins voucher options. Valid for a year, they offer your recipients plenty of flexibility to choose the dates that best work for them to enjoy their nature getaway.

For every voucher purchase starting from €185, €10 will go to the preservation and development of Flemish sanctuaries in collaboration with our partner Waerbeke.

Here’s to spending the holiday season with more mindfulness and intention!

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