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The “sponsored sibling getaway" Gift:

We have given our children (grown and flown) a weekend away alone anywhere in the US. Predetermined $ amount. We want them to continue to have a close relationship and by having a weekend alone every year we hope they will.



Why this gift is great


  • Removes a barrier (financial expense)

  • Long-term ROI - fosters lasting bonds

  • Selfless (the parents aren’t participating)

  • Many prefer experiential gifts over material ones 

  • Gift tradition that takes the guesswork out of future gifts


Brainstorming your version of this gift


BGC “sponsored sibling getaway" Playbook:

  1. Determine the budget

  2. Provide advanced notice so they can plan

  3. Establish payment logistics (you pay upfront, gift card, reimbursement, per diem, etc.)

  4. Communicate your expectations (compromising, timing, desired spirit/purpose of the outing, etc.)

  5. Make it an annual tradition


Instead of weekend getaways, consider sponsoring other quality time opportunities:

  • Dining experiences

  • Selfcare experiences - spa days, mani/pedis

  • Adventures - amusement parks, nature excursions

  • Entertainment events - concerts, movies, plays, etc

  • Shared hobby or class - DIY home projects, trade shows, gardening class, etc.

  • Memberships - season tickets, museums, amusement parks, gym, gaming subscription, etc.


Other gift-recipients to consider a sponsored getaway for:

  • Retirees

  • New Parents

  • Friends/family

  • Parents or grandparents

  • Co-workers (even if it’s just paying for them to go out to lunch)



Spread some love! Share this gift idea


Share this gift idea by forwarding this email to:

  • Someone who loves to travel

  • Someone with adult children or grandchildren




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Most of you indicated in a recent poll that you “almost always” or “the majority of the time” give cards with your gifts. One of you replied with a story that may make some of your reconsider that tradition:

“When we cleaned out my parents' house after my mother's death, we found piles of greeting cards that she'd received over the years and didn't have the heart to throw away. Since then, I almost never burden a gift recipient with a greeting card. A simple To/From tag of some sort does the trick and can be thrown away guilt-free.”


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