It’s no secret that material goods don’t make us happy in the long run. With the best intentions, you buy a nifty tech gadget or some spiffy-looking clothing for someone special in your life, only for them to quickly start collecting dust. New things might make us happy at first, but we often adapt to them as they become part of our daily lives. Experiential gifts, on the other hand, give lasting memories and are becoming a new favorite this holiday season.
Nowadays, people are attracted to enriching and memorable experiences, whether it’s a live concert or an action-packed sporting event. Festivals provide more intimate experiences by allowing festival-goers to fully soak in the artistry and the surrounding culture. EDM festivals in particular have gone the extra mile with stacked lineups, insane production values and vivid art-installations to blow their audiences’ collective minds. However, like most live events, attending a festival can be a costly endeavor. One company in Austin, Texas, helps fest-lovers save money on some of their festival experiences.
Boasting over 17,000 festivals in their database, Everfest is all about discovering exciting festivals to attend around the world. So how do they help the festival fan in your life attend some of these without breaking the bank? Fans can sign up for a one-year Premium Membership ($49 for a limited time; reg. $99), which enables users to claim exclusive perks. You’ll score sweet deals such as VIP passes for the price of general admission, 50% off GA passes, Early-Bird pricing, artist meet and greets, merch discounts and more for select festivals that Everfest has partnered with. A solid number of EDM festivals, including Middlelands and BUKU, among others, have partnered with Everfest in the past to provide premium members with exclusive perks. Premium members can also claim lifestyle perks, which gets them discounts on festival-related brands like Tentsile and Sunski.
When you buy a Premium Membership as a gift, you’re essentially giving your favorite festie the chance to attend more festivals than they normally would. All those savings guarantee that they will choose a life full of unforgettable experiences rather than an ever-growing pile of stuff.