Our best shop-from-your-sofa Christmas gift experiences

21 Oct 2021

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. 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 2022, 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, many of our experiences are fully refundable.

To help inspire your Christmas shopping this year, 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 a perfect opportunity to treat them. You could opt for a Michelin-starred meal, delicious fare cooked by a celebrity chef, or an indulgent afternoon tea.

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 this year? Or for the wine lover, a vineyard tour with a glass of bubbles makes for an amazing present and day out they will remember. Another great gift idea is a beer-tasting experience that you can share with friends or loved ones.

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. You can view our activity experiences here.

For the culture vulture:
Delve deeper into the history and heritage of the UK with a membership for famous houses and sites, or tour a famous landmark or local attraction. If they are a fan of the theatre, get them tickets to their favourite West End or touring show — they could even combine their outing with an overnight stay in the Big Smoke. 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 winter-sun destinations, as well as 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. 

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, 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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