The best Christmas gift experience days at Travelzoo

19 Nov 2019

As Christmas draws ever closer, it can feel overwhelming trying to choose the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Instead of a physical gift this year, you could instead opt to give an experience, to create memories that last forever. To help inspire your Christmas shopping, we've pulled together our favourite Christmas gift experience days and the best bit is you can do all your shopping from your sofa.

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 gin distillery tasting tour this year? Or for the wine lover, a vineyard tour with a tasting session makes for an amazing present and day out they will remember.

For the foodie:

If your loved one is always making you delicious meals from scratch, Christmas gives you 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 Ritz in London offers a 3-course lunch or dinner for two, with champagne, for just £119.

For the adrenaline junkie:

There’s nothing better than getting an adrenaline fix by doing something you’ve never done before. If someone in your life loves gaming, they'll have a fantastic time operating a real life flight simulator. Or to get them into the great outdoors, why not gift an experience to get their adrenaline pumping? Activities such as helicopter flying, racing days or zip-lining all provide an exhilarating experience.

For the sport lover:

We all know someone who is obsessed with sport. You could just search for gifts related to their favourite team again, picking up the latest DVD recounting their glory days, or the autobiography of a retired player -- but gifting tickets to an event will create memories lasting far longer. Whether the recipient is a fan of tennis, football or anything in between, your thoughtful gift is sure to put you in their good books.

For the romantic:

The best thing about gifting experiences is that they extend the festivities and create If you usually buy your loved one books for escapism, why not actually gift them an escape? 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 the recipient something to look forward to. A spa day experience is perfect for this, 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, too. One of our top experiences this year is this fantastic deal to award-winning spa Rudding Park in North Yorkshire.

An experience gift can help to create memories that last far longer than just the festive season. To make it easy for you find the perfect gifts for your friends and family, we've rounded up hundreds of gift experience options starting from just £5, so you'll be able to spend even more precious time surrounded by family and friends this Christmas -- because that's what it's all about.







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