Unique Christmas gift ideas for her

01 Dec 2020

This year we're celebrating the festive season a little differently, but that doesn't mean you can't give a gift that she'll truly adore this Christmas. Now, more than ever, spending time together with family is the ultimate gift. We've got a selection of experiences that would make the perfect present, and help you to create memorable moments with your loved ones. The best part? You can tick off your Christmas shopping list without even leaving your sofa. If you're looking for Christmas, a birthday, or any other special occasion, our guide to gifts for her will help you find the ideal present for friends and family.

Spa breaks
A relaxing spa experience is always appreciated, no matter the occasion. You can plan some much-needed quality time, and help her melt away the stresses of daily life with a break at one of the many gorgeous spas across the country. Giving her precious time to spend recharging is a perfect gift, whether you choose an experience to last a morning, an afternoon, a whole day, or even a weekend. Add in a delicious lunch or a champagne and a relaxing session in a flotation tank, a full-body massage, or a serene facial to create the special gift she deserves.

Travel gifts
Thinking of gifting your loved one a getaway for a special occasion? Book the trip she's been dreaming of, maybe wrap up some hints and clues, and present her with the tickets for a special holiday. A trip to one of the destinations on her must-see list — whether it's to reconnect with nature on a luxury safari or experience the glorious isolation of a Maldivian island escape — will create memories to last a lifetime. Most of these travel experiences are fully refundable, with dates available into late 2021 and beyond, so you'll also be giving the gift of peace of mind.

Skills classes
Have you ever received a gift experience you enjoyed so much that you took up the activity as a long-term hobby? Gifting someone the opportunity to learn a new skill can genuinely be life-changing for the recipient — what could be more special? Whether they want to learn how to draw, cook a particular type of cuisine, or discover how to make chocolate, a skills class experience is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Food & drink experiences
If she loves television cookery programmes or is always creating delicious dishes from scratch, a food experience such as an evening river cruise with canapés and a chilled glass of bubbly, lunch with a celebrity chef, a sumptuous afternoon tea, or 3-course Michelin-starred meal, is a perfect gift. However, if she's more of a wine and spirits fan, sipping her way around a winery or a gin distillery could be the ideal experience for her. We've collated our best days out experiences here.

Family experiences
No matter which family member you're buying a gift for, spending time together is far more precious than a physical gift. Day trips are a fantastic way to get the kids out of the house and for the whole family to spend time together, whether it's a stroll around a landscaped garden, a boat cruise along the Thames, or a museum visit. Search our page packed full of family experience deals and you'll never have to wrap up a boring gift set, or watch them sigh with disappointment when they open it, ever again.

Entertainment gifts
Make your wife, girlfriend, or mum's year by gifting her a trip to see her top theatre show or live performance. There are some wonderful socially distanced versions of your favourites this festive season, including a streamed performance of Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker", and a brand-new staged musical concert of "A Christmas Carol" in the West End. Find our collection of entertainment experiences here. Another option is a sports or adrenaline-filled experience, such as a helicopter tour, a flight simulator experience, or a high-speed boat ride.

Gifts for an animal lover
If your daughter is an aspiring zookeeper, the chance to spend time with her favourite animals is the gift she's been dreaming of. Whether it's a safari experience or a visit to meet a favourite animal, a wildlife gift is sure to inspire her. Take her on a trip to meet and walk with alpacas or handle birds of prey and you’ll be gifting memories that last a lifetime.

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