Building A Budget Home Vacation Package For Someone Special

Posted on: 13 June 2016

Are you trying to come up with a good gift for someone? Do you wish that you could give them a vacation, but you can't afford expensive things like plane tickets? Whether the intended recipient is a family member or a friend, you don't have to abandon your plans entirely just because you have a somewhat limited budget. Here are some easy and relatively simple ways to give someone a month long "staycation" at home:

Cleaning: Few people actually enjoy cleaning their own homes. Yet cleaning is something that needs to be done at least weekly, if a house is expected to continue to look neat and orderly. Purchasing the gift of house cleaning services can be one of the best ways to make your gift recipient feel like they're on vacation. Depending on your budget and whether or not young kids are involved, you can have the house cleaning services come over once or twice a week to clean. This will give the recipient more time to read, play video games, or do whatever it is that they like to do while on vacation.

Delivered meals: With house cleaning services keeping the home clean, your recipient probably doesn't want to fill his or her time with shopping and cooking complicated meals. Fortunately, there are a variety of websites online that will deliver pre-measured ingredients every week for quick and delicious lunches or dinners. Some of these even offer discounts on the first box or two, allowing you to stay within your budget. 

Day spa: What's a vacation without a little bit of extra luxurious pampering? While house cleaning services and having food delivered to their doorstep are nice, you may also want to include some things to do. A gift certificate to a local day spa can be an affordable way to let your recipient have some fun. For best results, you may want to look for a spa that lets you purchase gift certificates in various denominations, rather than gift certificates that are good only for certain services. If your recipient would like a facial and a massage, but you buy a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure, then they may be slightly disappointed with your gift.

Local museum tickets: You can live in an area for years and not visit all of the museums in the area. There are many small and lesser known museums in many places, ones that might be of more interest than the larger art or science museums. If you know that your recipient is a fan of music or sports, for example, look for local music or sports museums that he or she may not even know about.