Christmas gift days out

17 Dec 2019

Have you hit the high street but come up short for truly thoughtful Christmas gifts for your loved ones? This year, give the gift of memories instead by replacing a physical gift with a day out. The amazing thing about experience days is that there's genuinely something for everyone, no matter their interests. So where to start? Take a look through our top picks for Christmas gift days out , starting from just £5.

The best Christmas gift days out

  • Food experiences
  • Workshops
  • Vineyard, brewery and distillery tours
  • Sport experiences
  • Adventure experiences
  • Something for the family
  • Something for couples

Food experiences

Christmas is a time for eating, drinking and being merry, so it makes sense to gift a food- or drink-related experience. From AA-Rosette-awarded meals and Michelin-starred fine dining to high-end Sunday lunches and cosy pub dinners, there's so much to choose from.

Do you have a family member who has to miss Christmas Day at home due to work? Give them the gift of a special meal at one of these locations and gather the family around the table for a second Christmas.

If you've been racking your brains for what to get your mum, grandma or aunty, an afternoon tea makes for a truly special gift experience. Gifting a day out helps to extend the festivities beyond December, so book one in and enjoy all the delicious flavours that await.


When your loved ones show an interest in something and you've taken notice, it makes a gift all the more special. Gifting someone the opportunity to enhance a skill they already have or learn a new one not only helps their well-being, it's fun and it might broaden your loved one's horizons.

Sound like a good idea but you're unsure of what's out there? When it comes to workshops and masterclasses, we have a broad range to choose from. Search through the Travelzoo days out collection for cookery schools, chocolate- and gin-making and even drawing workshops. So much better than a box of chocolates!

Vineyard, brewery and distillery tours

For a truly fun Christmas gift day out , choose a tour of a gin distillery, a brewery or a vineyard. Rather than popping a bottle of gin, wine or beer in a bottle bag, purchase a day out based on their favourite tipple and the memories will last a lot longer -- and if the idea of a craft beer-related gift interests you, then check out our guide to Best Gifts for Beer Lovers  to inspire you.

Sport experiences

There's nothing like watching a sporting event live and being in the thick of the action. This kind of day out is perfect for sports lovers, whether their perfect gift is tickets to a football match or courtside seats at Wimbledon. Rather than buying a mug or scarf in their favourite team's colours, instead give them the gift of a stadium tour. They can learn more about the ins and outs of their club and take a peek behind the scenes. If your loved one is a golf fan, why not choose a day out playing a round of golf at a prestigious course?

Adventure experiences

Thrill-seekers assemble! There's a plethora of high-octane experiences to choose from for the adventurer in your life. If your partner fancies themselves as a pilot, a flying lesson or flight simulator session is the experience gift you're looking for. Adventure experiences are certain to create lasting memories. From climbing the O2 to clay pigeon shooting, monster truck driving and high-speed boat rides, there's an abundance of options.

Something for the family

Has your family committed to limiting waste this Christmas? Create special moments together, instead of buying plastic toys that will inevitably break and be thrown away. Choose from days out at museums, wildlife parks, taking part in Harry Potter walking tours, alpaca walks and even seeing birds of prey up close!

Something for couples

Experience days are amazing if you're looking for a gift for a couple and you'd like to buy a present they can enjoy together as your Christmas treat. There are many options, from a luxury spa day to an evening cruise on the Thames with champagne and canapés. Make Christmas truly sparkle this year by giving the gift of a day out and extend the festivities with your loved ones. Shop from hundreds of experience days today, starting from just £5.


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