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Staff Picks, Holiday Edition

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No one knows the breadth of great LivingSocial gifting options like our own employees. With just 10 days left until Santa’s arrival, we asked around about what dream deal or experience is on the tippy-top of their list this holiday:


An escape to Costa Rica! I’ve been twice before and it is such a beautiful, friendly, and adventurous place. I’d enjoy taking my kids to see the rainforest, and spend time relaxing on the beach. I’d also like to get an onboarding class at Crossfit Metro Center — they have great staff and facilities, and I’m planning to pack on the pounds over the holidays. It would be great to kick off the New Year toward a healthier, fitter me.
Nick, product

On my list this year is a spring trip to Bali to relieve holiday stress. Realistically though, I am hoping for this juice cleanse to help balance out all the food I am eating over the holidays!
Mary, internal communications

It’s always great to out of the city on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy the fresh air, rolling hills, and scenic views of Virginia. The only thing that could make that better is a trip to a local winery with money to spend on whatever you fancy. A glass of wine shared with friends would surely help make the season brighter!
Conrad, strategic initiatives

A weekend trip to NYC, including a stay at the Algonquin Hotel (stayed there before, and the hotel is just wonderful). Most importantly though: tickets to Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I just love the idea of dressing up, and going out to see a great performance. And afterwards drinks at one of the many great bars in NYC, and possibly taking pictures of the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.
Jette, email marketing

Since we all need to relax after the holidays, this acupuncture treatment would be my obvious choice. Some of us might not be totally sure about the “rejuvenation” effect, but the healing factor comes as a blessing after so much food, drinks, and social conversation brought to us by the festive occasion.
Sergio, human resources

My dream experience would be a professional photographer to come on site to our home and take family portraits. What better time than the holidays when your family is altogether? Memories are all we have.  
Angela, ux design

Mine would be the Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Distillery Tour. I always relish the chance to do new things around DC and the distillery tour would give me an opportunity to go somewhere new and teach me a little something in the process. If I found this voucher wrapped for me this holiday season, I would be very happy with whoever got me it and maybe even let them be my plus one on the tour. 
Mitchell, business intelligence

You may think it’s off to dream of a hot air balloon ride when you’re terrified of heights, but this flight strikes me as the best way to cure it. What better way to face your fears than having the wind in your face and your favorite person by your side, while gliding over the dramatic views of the Shenandoah Valley?
Amanda, consumer marketing

My dream LivingSocial experience to receive as a gift this holiday season would definitely be the Harry & David: Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears. My family would often order these delicious treats around the holidays, and I can’t imagine Christmas without them!
Brittany, customer service