Celebrating Overseas

Travel is the perfect excuse for a celebration. If you have timed your travels to coincide with a particular celebration like a birthday or an anniversary you can really have a lot of fun with it. Upon my recent trip to New Zealand, my boyfriend and I decided to make a little game of how we wanted to celerate our anniversary. So we came up with the ‘Ten Minute Present Challenge’.

The rules are very simple. All we had to do was decide on an area we were restricted to shop from (we chose the strip of shops along the Queenstown Mall). Then we each had to spend $10 on a gift/s for each other whilst shopping only in that street. Finally, we allowed ourselves only 10 minutes to buy the gifts. Once the 10 minutes were up, we were to meet back at the bottom of the street where we had begun and exchange our presents.

It’s such a simple little game and a lot of fun. It also sounds easy to spend $10 in 10 minutes but its harder than you think! You spend the first 8 minutes of your time madly wandering around and deciding what you should get that when you realise you have only 2 minutes left, you panick and just buy the first things you see. The results can be quite funny as your’re basically the recipient of a gift bought in a panic. But nevertheless, these random and unique little gifts were a great token of how we celebrated our time together.

The great thing about the ‘Ten Minute Present Challenge’ is it can be played anywhere whether your’re shopping for a birthday, chistmas or anniversary present and you just want to make things more interesting. So have fun with it and happy celebrating!

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What are the ways that you have celebrated a special occasion overseas?

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I love to travel as often as I can and I'm always in the pursuit of a new adventure. I hope to inspire through my passion and show you how small trips can leave big impressions.

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