Our deal experts share their favourite festive gifts
Our very own Travelzoo deal experts have shared their must-buy gifts for the festive season.
It's not too late to secure amazing deals on hotel, restaurant, spa, and activity vouchers without leaving your sofa. Though the way we celebrate may be different this year, we'll still want to buy something special for friends and family, even if we might not be able to give it to them in person.
Many of the experiences in the Travelzoo Gift Guide are valid all the way through to late spring or even into summer, 2021, which means the recipient will have something to look forward to in what we all hope will be a very different next year. However, for extra peace of mind, all of our experiences are fully refundable.
Here's a list of our favourite festive gifts as featured in our video.
Chris recommends delicious dining:
If your loved one is always making you delicious meals from scratch, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to treat them instead. You could opt for a Michelin-starred meal, delicious fare cooked by a celebrity chef, or an indulgent afternoon tea. This fantastic deal at The Lanesborough in London, which is valid until 31 March, 2021, offers a 3-course lunch or dinner for two, with champagne, for just £83.
Claire recommends a drink with a friend:
If you've missed having a drink and a chat with a friend during 2020, then the BrewDog beers and cheeseboard gift experience is for you. Available at 44 UK locations and valid until 30 June, 2021, you can indulge in bestselling beers and the perfect cheese accompaniment with this offer that’s only £6.75 a head!
Tegan recommends flying high:
Activities such as flight simulators or helicopter flying provide an exhilarating experience. With opportunities for adventure available in most regions across the country, give a gift that will get their adrenaline pumping with our all-action gift ideas.
Nikki recommends tea for two:
It doesn't get more decadent than afternoon tea for two at the iconic London department store, Harrods. Freshly baked scones and patisserie paired with a glass of champagne and a variety of teas — just heaven. And at 36% off, this is an opportunity to really impress someone with your thoughtful (and great-value) gift.
James recommends code cracking:
A must for history buffs and inquisitive minds, Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War II codebreakers, is now a vibrant heritage attraction and museum where you can learn the stories of the ground-breaking achievements of the men and women who worked there. Enjoy it at a member-exclusive price of £12.50.
Ceri recommends getting away from it all:
Spend some time enjoying the great British countryside with one of our country hotel breaks. A weekend away with a loved one, in places from the Lake District to the Cornish countryside, is a perfect way to catch up and chill out.
Cat recommends making Michelin-starred memories:
Eat at the "epitome of grace and decorum", according to The Michelin Guide 2020. Three courses and a glass of champagne is now just £49 per person at The Goring, London. There is a vegetarian/vegan menu available, too, which means this gift really caters for all food lovers.
Anne-Sophie recommends the Big Smoke:
Make like a tourist and take a trip to London. Experience the shops, sights, and sounds of the big city with one of our London hotel deals.
To make it easy for you to find the perfect gifts, we've rounded up hundreds of gift experience options starting from just £8, so you'll be able to treat family and friends this Christmas even if circumstances mean you can't be with them — because showing them you care and miss them is what it's all about.