If you give a mom a cookie, she'll want a jar for storage, but if you give a mom a tour of the cookie factory, she won't need a jar for anything, except her memories and cookies. Gift the gift of experience with today's Groupon to Vivabox, an online shop that lets urban explorers dip their toes in a new experience before trying it for real. Choose between the following options:
- $24 for an NYC Museum Experience Vivabox (a $48.95 value; includes shipping)
- $34 for an NYC Tapas Experience Vivabox (a $69 value; includes shipping)
To help newbies explore an unfamiliar subject or product (wine, tea, massage, etc.), Vivabox breaks down the overwhelming options into bite-sized interactive samples and sends them to your home—along with the tools you need to experience it for real. The NYC Museum Experience Vivabox, for example, is packed tight with a highlighted tour of 10 city museums on DVD, as well as a handy museum pocket guide and two tickets to any one of the featured museums. The DVD allows living room docents to visually tour brain-playgrounds such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and The Cloisters Museum & Garden. After sneaking through each museum’s digital halls and slithering under their digital laser tripwires, adventurers can then redeem their tickets at the museum that tickles their intellect the most.
Fledgling foodies, meanwhile, will prefer the NYC Tapas Experience Vivabox, which arrives stocked with gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plus a gift certificate for dinner for two guests at one of 20 participating restaurants, including Boqueria, Malaga, Meson Sevilla, and Poco. Pre-dinner date, the oils will acclimate your taste buds to the base flavors of traditional tapas—and post-prandially, they can be used to whip up your favorite dish of the evening. Treat yourself to the simple thrill of opening a mysterious box, minus the ominous ticking, with today’s Groupon to Vivabox.
- This month I was introduced to a company that takes all of the guesswork and shopping stress out of your hands and puts it in a convenient prepackaged and themed gift box all from Vivabox. – Cat, 3 Kids and Us