The best shop-from-your-sofa Christmas gift experiences at Travelzoo

04 Nov 2020

As the festive season draws nearer, kick off your Christmas shopping from home and secure amazing deals on hotel, restaurant, spa, and activity gift 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 give to it to them in person. And if you can't be with your loved ones this year you can still send them a personalised gift pack or print off the voucher and pop it into a Christmas card.  

Many of the experiences in the Travelzoo Gift Guide are valid all the way through 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.

To help inspire your Christmas shopping from home, we've pulled together our favourite Christmas gift experiences.

For the foodie:
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 Hotel in London offers a 3-course lunch or dinner for two, with champagne, for just £83.

For the booze lover:
For that special someone who loves a Christmas tipple, instead of a bottle of gin or a cocktail recipe book, why not take them on a foraging and gin-tasting tour with  "MasterChef" winner Mat Follas this year? Or for the wine lover, a vineyard train tour with a glass of bubbles makes for an amazing present and day out they will remember.


For the lover of the great outdoors:
There’s nothing better than getting your fresh air fix by doing something you’ve never done before. If someone in your life loves the great outdoors, they'll have a fantastic time meeting birds of prey or walking with alpacas. Or why not gift an experience to get their adrenaline pumping? Activities such as helicopter flying or sailing all provide an exhilarating experience.

For the culture vulture:
Delve deeper into the history and heritage of the UK with a membership to Historic Houses, or tour Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. If they are a fan of heights, get them bird's-eye views of London from The Shard — the UK's tallest building. Gifting these kind of experiences will create memories that really last. 

For the romantic:
January is notorious for being a blue month — but it won't be if you book a surprise getaway as a Christmas gift and give your partner something to look forward to. With fully refundable offers to sunny Tenerife, the City of Light, and exotic destinations like Bali, Travelzoo makes giving the gift of travel easy. A spa day experience is  a perfect romantic gift, too. They'll be able to enjoy a relaxing day to remember, with a facial or massage, a delicious lunch or afternoon tea, and perhaps a chilled glass of bubbles. One of our top experiences this year is this fantastic deal to the award-winning spa at The Midland in Manchester.

To make it easy for you to find the perfect gifts for your friends and family, 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 that's what it's all about.

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