Ironically, the festive season often creates more stress than joy as people rush to crowded malls to do last minute shopping. Instead of racking up debt buying disposable ‘things’ that bring fleeting happiness, invest in gifts this year and make unforgettable memories that will last forever.

According to Forbes, “recent research from San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than material items were happier and felt the money was better spent. The thrill of purchasing things fades quickly but the joy and memories of experiences, from epic adventures to minute encounters, can last a lifetime.

Go green and opt for gifts that need no wrapping paper and leave a minimal carbon footprint: like a Wild Card or BotSoc membership which will allow your loved one opportunities to explore our beautiful national parks and gardens.

For more adventurous folk (like you), a Canopy Tour voucher is an exhilarating way to soar like an eagle through some of the most pristine wilderness areas in the country. With 7 branches across Southern Africa, you can choose a location near you or plan an epic road trip with friends and family to visit one further away for a momentous holiday. As an added bonus, ours is a gift that keeps on giving: once a voucher is redeemed, the recipient gets to come back to that branch on their birthday to zipline… for FREE!

Simply choose your preferred Canopy Tour location, click the light green ‘Check Availability and Book Now’ button and select the Gift Voucher option (where no Gift Voucher option is available, click Book Now & then choose Buy A Gift Card).