BEE MORE BECKHAM
Bargain Schmargain! As usual we're giving Black Friday and Cyber Monday a miss. Be more Beckham and discover bee keeping instead.
"But, dear Experience Gift Guru, why would you forego the shopping event of the year, when we are throwing credit cards at the screens?" Get ready for my annual BF rant…"
You may already know this… if you’ve followed the Indytute for the last 6 or 7 years… I’ve never been a huge Black Friday fan. Watching customers fighting over a T.V on the news gives consumerism a bad name. Like all shopping trends it started small and grew and grew until it became a deluge of discounting, of benefit to no one, just reducing the digital or actual footfall over the month, as customers wait and wait for reductions. Small businesses certainly can’t compete, and I don’t think experiences lend themselves to discounting.
A washing machine maybe, but a foraging experience around Deal. Noooooo. I do try to provide the best value for money all year round, 365 days of the year. No need to jostle, queue, or panic you might have missed out.
The creative experiences are kept small for a reason, because everyone benefits. No such thing as a budget version.
Now don’t think I don’t like a bargain as much as the next man. I’m not inured to sales, just not the ones that promote major stress and drive me to make impulsive decisions.The best things in life aren’t found in a shopping cart at 4AM, but learning about bee keeping, something David Beckham can relate to, or setting up home in a lux bell tent or catching a film at a vintage cinema are all rather life-affirming, and suddenly B.F doesn’t seem so terribly important……..
✌️ The classes are kept small for a reason, because everyone benefits. No such thing as a budget version. ✌️
You know, it's like trying to put a price tag on sunshine, or expecting a two-for-one deal on rainbows—it's simply not how the universe works!
Here at Indytute, we're more about the lols you get from a pottery mishap or the camaraderie from a shared harmonica lesson, rather than the mad dash to grab a blender at half price because, well, who doesn't need an extra blender?
Our experiences are a smorgasbord of "Aha!" moments and uncontrollable giggles, rather than a bargain bin of "Huh, why did I buy this?" They're like finding a vintage vinyl record of your favorite band in perfect condition.
So while the world is going bonkers over discounted doodads and gizmos, imagine yourself swing dancing past the chaos, ukulele in hand, off to learn a tune you'll hum for years. Or picture yourself having a moment of zen-making bread. That’s what we’re about: impeccable experiences over impulsive expenses.
Because let’s face it, the stories of midnight snags are forgettable, but the time you crafted a rug in Hackney? Now that’s a tale that will hang in your home for a long time.