Does your head hurt? Right by your temples, above your eyes?
If so, you could be suffering from... #adulting.
You need some good, old-fashioned fun. Surprise Ride kits give people a reason to put gadgets away and enjoy building, painting, and creating.
The kits are nostalgic and relaxing activities. And pair perfect with a light Chardonnay. Or bourbon. Just sayin.
Your soul will thank you
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Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. — Anne Lamott
The many occasions for
Our original goal was to provide kids with more screen-free fun...
It turns out adults love screen-free fun too. We started getting emails from customers with no kids who subscribed to Surprise Ride as a way to unplug for themselves. Adults were throwing nostalgia parties with Surprise Ride kits. So now we're offereing Surprise Ride for all ages. Currently, our kids kits are available for adults, but our Director of Product is in the process of developing screen-free kits tailored for adults that will come with an adult keepsake, such as a coaster, instead of a toy. We hope to launch group kits too for parties and corporate teams in the near future.
Did you know: 61% admit to being addicted to the internet and their devices and heavy internet users are 2.5 times more likely to be depressed?
Why We're Obsessing Over the Danish Concept of Hygge So Much
Ever since we stumbled upon the magical Danish concept of Hygge, we’ve been obsessing over it at Surprise Ride. Everything European is cool, right!?
Here are some other things that make me feel Hygge:
Alex Beauchamp over at Hygge House taught us that “while there’s no one English word to describe hygge, several can be used interchangeably to describe the idea of hygge such as cosiness, charm, happiness, ‘contentness’, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and simpleness.”
Ahh. Doesn’t it just make you want to let out a long breath?
Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) are the simple things in life that can be experienced alone or in a group and bring you contentness. This is an actual text from my friend after we had a girls night in with dinner, Surprise Ride activity kits, and moving watching:
We're obsessed with Hygge because without knowing it, here at Surprise Ride we were trying to help people reach the same feeling of stress-relief, calmness and art in every day things through Surprise Ride's Unwind Your Mind activity kits for people of all ages.
Direct from a customer!
I was buying them myself to get away from screens and do a fun activity... And I'm not even a kid! You guys are doing great things. I love what you are doing.