Gift An Experience rather than another thing

Gift an Experience

Our house is cluttered. Packed full to the brim of toys, books, games, clothes, stuff. Just stuff everywhere. This seemed to have just happened with three boys who are now 11,9 and 6. Is it the same in your house? We cannot add to the clutter anymore this Christmas.

I urge people whom are buying gifts to look at the option of an experience rather than a thing this year. The power of a memory of doing something really special is going to worth far more than yest another plastic pressie or box of smellies. The person you are gifting a present gets to experience something special that they might not have had the opportunity to do.

I have had the opportunity to try out a few experiences this year so wanted to share what is amazing and have also picked out a few idea from the Buyagift website. I hope this inspires you to gift something different.

Ideas for the Children

Theatre Trip

This is something my eldest son has been gifted. He loves music and dancing and really loves going to the theatre to see it live. So I have bought a voucher to see a show for him and I (choose from 6 different shows), upper circle seats, plus dinner at Prezzo or Zizzi. The voucher costs £99. This is such a bargain to get 2 theatre tickets plus dinner, even including wine for £99.

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Age 12 or over – drive a Lamborghini

There are lots of driving experiences for the children available on the Buyagift site, but this one stood out as something really special and such a great deal. You get to drive the Lamborghini for 6 miles and have full tuition from instructors. The experience costs £69 and is available at 6 different locations over the country. Click here for more details.

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A gift for couples

There are lots of ideas for great things to do as a couple, so maybe a gift for your parents or maybe your siblings

A Cookery Lesson

This is something I have done before and really enjoy. I made sausage rolls and mince pies at Christmas last year but would love to spend a whole day in a cookery workshop. I found this offer that looks really exciting, a full day cookery course for two people at the Waitrose cookery school. This is £200 so a big gift, maybe something nice to gift to you husband or wife where you can do it together.

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A Spa Break

One of my favourite things to do is a spa break and I got to try out the best hotel and spa this year with my friend Becky, but its  perfect gift for a couple, or to gift to your other half. Read my full review here of Cheriton Bishop Hotel and Spa in Somerset. Or to go direct to the deal on the Buyagift site. An overnight spa break is such an amazing relaxing time away. This deal was great as it included a hotel room, dinner, breakfast, use of spa facilities and  a treatment each. Perfect.

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A gift for your best friend/sister

Afternoon Tea

This is such a lovely way to spend an afternoon with a best friend. I have tried many, afternoon tea with real life cats at Lady Dinah’s, tea at the Kensington Hilton, bottomless bubbles and afternoon tea at the Grosvenor. I really love afternoon tea, its a lovely treat for a celebration. Take a look at this post for a selection of afternoon tea ideas.

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Create Your Own Perfume

I tried out this experience recently and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed an interesting session learning about the art of perfume making along with choosing my favourite combination of scents to make my own signature perfume. This perfume is beautiful and I wear it every day. You can actually win an experience from my website until 10th December, so be quick and read this post and enter the competition!

Gift An Experience

This post contains affiliate links where I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase, but in no way affects the price you pay. Thank you. I was also gifted the theatre experience.

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Lynn Beattie

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