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Is Skydiving a Good Birthday Gift?

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Skydiving: To Gift or Not to Gift?

We’ve all been there. Someone’s birthday is fast approaching and you have yet to get a gift for them – and they’re impossible to buy for! What do you get the person who has everything? Maybe the best gift isn’t a thing at all, but an experience. You can knock your gift giving out of the park with a skydiving birthday!

Is skydiving a good birthday gift? If we’re talking about someone who can’t stop talking about skydiving, then 100% yes! And a skydiving birthday present is perfect for the up-for-anything adventurer in your life. Giving someone the gift of the sky is an amazing and special way to show them what they mean to you. And it can be an incredibly meaningful experience – especially if you go with them!

Read on to find out how you give skydiving as a gift and all the things to consider before gifting the big jump to someone you care about.

Why Skydiving Makes a Great Gift

A girl with her instructor and parachute celebrating after skydiving at Skydive Cross Keys.

Skydiving is one of the most incredible things a human can do. The experience completely changes your outlook on life and leaves you with memories that last forever. Overcoming the fears that are associated with jumping out of an airplane boosts confidence in ways that don’t compare to other activities.

You can even share the special moment with your person. Imagine how meaningful your skydiving present will be if you (or a group of people!) come along for the ride. It’s a bonding experience like no other that will create memories you’ll hold onto for the rest of your lives.

No matter when their birthday falls, every time of year has its own beauty. And spending a birthday at the dropzone is an all around unique experience. We’ll even help you celebrate!

The extreme impact that experiences have on people is why giving a gift like skydiving is so much better than objects and things. The effects of sharing an experience last far longer than the initial excitement of receiving an object ever could.

By giving skydiving as a gift, you are also sharing all of those wonderful experiences and life-changing effects. Giving skydiving as a present is so much more than gifting someone a free pass to jump out of an airplane. It’s an opportunity to change someone’s life.

Addressing Questions & Concerns

Of course, with such an extreme gift comes some questions and concerns. Skydiving is often perceived as risky, and the last thing anyone wants to do is put someone they care about in a dangerous situation.

Here’s the truth of it, skydiving is a lot less risky than you probably think it is. Decades of research and development have made skydiving gear safer than it’s ever been, and extensive training and certification regulations result in tandem instructors who are highly knowledgeable and experienced.

From our packers and our pilots to our parachutes and our planes, every part of our operation is focused on safety. So you can rest assured that the person who receives your amazing gift will love every minute of it!

Skydiving Requirements

It’s also important to consider the requirements for making a tandem skydive before giving it as a gift. You want to make sure that the recipient of your gift will check off every item on the requirements list before you invest in skydiving as a present.

To be able to skydive, the person you are buying the gift for needs to:

  • Be at least 18 years old on the day of the jump (pro tip: skydiving makes a GREAT 18th birthday gift!)
  • Weigh under 250 lbs with clothes and shoes on
  • Present a valid, government-issued photo ID at check in
  • Be in good health
  • Be able to read, speak and understand English

Note: If you are planning on jumping with a group, please make sure that everyone in the group meets these requirements.

Creative Gift Giving

Skydive Cross Keys gift certificates are conveniently delivered digitally, but that doesn’t mean you can’t present your incredible gift in a creative way.

Maybe you’re someone who loves pranks and you want to wrap a card announcing your extra-level gift in increasingly larger boxes like Russian Nesting Dolls. Or you could always go the subtle route and keep hinting at their impending jump until they figure out what’s going on.

You can also help to prepare your gift recipient for skydiving by presenting them with a list of resources they can go through before making their jump. Reading reviews, checklists, talking to people who have skydived before, and watching YouTube videos are all great ways to get in the right headspace. And knowing what to expect takes the stress out of – and puts the LET’S DO THIS into – their skydiving experience!

Skydiving Gift Pro Tip

For maximal brownie points, throw in a media package with your tandem skydiving gift certificate. Having the opportunity to relive the phenomenal experience of skydiving for years to come is a gift that will keep on giving! And the mile-wide smiles you’ll witness on your recipient’s face while they fly through the big blue sky will make the gift-giving experience that much more rewarding.

Beyond The Birthday

It goes without saying that skydiving is an A+ gift for other occasions too! Graduations, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, family reunions, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas! Skydive Cross Keys gift certificates are good for two years from the date of purchase, so they can use it anytime of year that suits. And, if you got it wrong and instead of mega high fives you get an Oh, you shouldn’t have, don’t worry – our gift certificates are transferable.

So, is skydiving a good birthday present? Absolutely! Find out for yourself and purchase the best gift ever: human flight! And if you can’t wait until gift-giving day, go ahead and book your jump! Blue skies.

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