We’ve come a long way from having to hitch the horse to the cart and trek over hill to lay up on supplies. Some underestimate the convenience of the closest shopping mall, but it used to be a real pain to get all the shopping done without them! More than just a trolley-loading exercise, malls go to great lengths to provide a safe and pleasant environment with the right ambience.
And to those who downplay the importance of mall ambience, here are some compelling reasons why the layout and design, the diversity on offer, and the overall ambience of your closest shopping mall counts a whole bunch:
- Malls facilitate social gathering, and no one needs to be reminded how refreshing and important we find that, not after lockdowns. It might seem the most ephemeral of attributes, yet it’s arguably the most important. Good psychological health, indeed good societies, require that we mingle. When you think about it, where else do you get to affirm society visually and in-person with others? In traffic? Not a great platform. At work? That’s one small space within the greater society. Ditto at home. They’re important, but those spaces don’t really constitute “mingling”.
- Why is mingling so important? Well, for one thing, it boosts your confidence. Unlike social media (with scary downsides), real-time mingling with others affirms your peer status with everyone else there, and you’re engaged in buying goods and services too. No matter how you might feel about capitalism as a system, we can all agree it’s fun and self-affirming to shop－food and clothing still mean survival and success somewhere in our makeup, and that’s as it should be.
- Very few people leave the closest shopping mall feeling down. Malls uplift your mood, and whether you feel the more the merrier or whether you’d rather everyone else would just go home and leave the mall to you alone, you feel better for having been there afterwards. The premises’ design and extent, the people going about their business－whether we know it or not, the elements combined in a mall induce a positive state in us. It’s a scientific fact that shopping releases endorphins, and that boosts our happiness and contentment.
- Sticking with that theme, visiting your closest shopping mall can be extremely social and rewarding. For one thing, if you’re feeling guilty about how little you’ve seen of your friends and family lately, grocery shopping or grabbing a bite to eat together is a warm and productive route to spending some quality time. We’ve all seen mums and daughters or families or groups of friends having a great time at the mall. They’re the smart ones who’ve figured out how much enjoyment can be had shopping, eating, or just hanging at their closest shopping mall with the people they value.
Gift Acres is Your Closest Shopping Mall
At Gift Acres, we make sure your visit is rewarding, by offering a great and competitive variety of goods and services on the premises, as well as quality lifestyle stores everyone can enjoy.
Visiting Gift Acres is always rewarding－you’ve earned it－and our first-time visitors always return! We know that fun looks smart and pleases the senses, which is everything we offer you. Come in and see for yourself, and we know you’ll agree.