Birthday Gift Guide - Unique and Wonderful Gift Ideas
Your brother-in-law’s birthday is coming up. You’ve been put in charge of the whip around for your boss’s gift. What on earth do you get for your car-loving other half this year when you’ve exhausted fluffy dice and pine air freshener options?
Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. No matter their star sign, style or favourite pastime, if you’re stuck for birthday present ideas, our Birthday Gift Guide is bursting with the best gifts for any occasion.
Unusual and Unique Birthday Gift Ideas
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience with Souvenir Crystal for Two
Let the games begin! Get right into the heart of the action with the ridiculously nostalgic Crystal Maze LIVE Experience in the West End. The most unique of birthday gifts, you’ll follow the Maze Master through all four themed zones and complete a series of tricky tasks that’ll put both your brain and body to the test! Once you’ve bagged as many crystals as you can, you’ll be treated to a refreshing cocktail or mocktail each, so you can raise a toast to being one year wiser.
Overnight Murder Mystery Break for Two with Dinner
It’s time to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes in this immersive dining experience for two. Available at locations across the UK, you'll enjoy a luxurious three-course meal as actors mingle with guests and play out plot twists to rival Agatha Christie. Intrigued? We thought so! And what's more, following the big reveal, you can rest your weary head with a restorative night's sleep in a comfy bed before enjoying a cooked breakfast the next morning.
2 for 1 60 Minute Segway Experience
For 60 minutes, the gyroscopic controls of a futuristic Segway are all yours in this thrilling experience. Following a safety briefing, practise your skills with a guided training session, before putting your driving to the test as you glide around the Segway Rally Court on these two-wheeled machines. The perfect gift for a birthday adrenaline junkie who loves all things high-tech and is looking for a new source of exhilaration!
Alice's Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea for Two at 5* Taj 51 Hotel
Grab a friend and head down the rabbit hole to experience one of the best tea parties in town at the magnificent 5-star Taj 51 Hotel. Inspired by the literary classic Alice in Wonderland, take a seat in the Kona dining room and sample some truly delicious cakes, from the “Checkmate” Battenberg cake to the "Running Late" macaron. With refreshing tea and scrumptious sandwiches to boot, you'll be heading home with a grin as wide as the Cheshire Cat’s!
Birthday Presents for People Who Have Everything
Silverstone Single Seater Early Bird Driving Thrill
Head to the home of British motor racing and push your need for speed to the limit in this unforgettable ride of a lifetime. Take the wheel of a single-seater racer and after a briefing on the best circuit driving techniques, test out your driving skills as you enjoy a 15-minute driving session around Silverstone's renowned Stowe circuit. An incredible gift for someone who fancies themselves as the next Max Verstappen!
Whisky Tasting for Two at The Whisky Lounge
If a dram or two sounds like an ideal way to raise a glass to your bonny birthday buddy, look no further than this explorative tasting session at The Whisky Lounge. You’ll get to sample six varieties of liquid gold, tasting your way through the complex flavour profiles of Scotch, Irish Whisky and Bourbon. Is your palate sophisticated enough to spot the difference? A perfect experience if you're looking to train your tipple-loving taste buds and expand your knowledge of all things whisky.
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
If you're after a unique birthday present, look no further than this sunrise hot air balloon ride for two. Available at over 30 locations across the UK, this experience is guaranteed to provide unrivalled views of the sunrise as you soar to 2000ft above the majestic British countryside. After an hour of wandering the skies, a chilled glass of Champagne will be waiting on solid ground to toast the special occasion.
Happy Birthday Experience Box
Why not give them the gift of choice for their birthday this year? Our incredible Happy Birthday Experience Box is jam-packed full of exciting celebratory options to choose from, from delectable afternoon teas to serene spa days and even adrenaline-fuelled flying lessons! This voucher of all vouchers is guaranteed to grant your loved one an experience they'll never forget.
Birthday Gifts for Foodies
Three Course Lunch for Two at Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill
Why not push the boat out with lunch at the Savoy Grill? Set within the lavish surrounds of The Savoy Hotel, you can soak up the glamour of the dining room’s 1920s décor and celebrate in style as you enjoy three courses from a sumptuous set menu crafted by master chef Gordon Ramsay. Once you’re done, wash it all down with a glass of Champagne and take a stroll along the Strand.
Three Course Lunch with Champagne for Two at The Rubens at The Palace
Toast their birthday with a glass of Champagne and revel in the lap of luxury at The Rubens at the Palace. Take a seat in The English Grill and delight in a taste bud tingling three-course lunch guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any foodie. Located just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace, you're bound to feel like royalty as you indulge in this opulent exploration of culinary excellence.
Two Hour Pasta and Italian Dishes Masterclass for Two at Ann's Smart School of Cookery
If you're looking for something memorable for your foodie friend on their special day, why not put your pasta-making skills to the test? Swap a seat at the table for a chef's apron as you learn the secrets to classic Italian cooking at Ann's Smart School of Cookery. A talented chef will teach you how to craft the perfect focaccia and whip up pasta dishes any true Italian would be proud of. Bellissimo!
Dining for Two Experience Box
If you're dealing with a fickle foodie who likes to sample different cuisines and seek out new experiences, then the Dining for Two Experience Box could be the answer to your peckish prayers. From luxurious afternoon teas to tasting menus, brewery tours and gin masterclasses, this voucher is bound to unlock the perfect experience for your foodie friend on their special day. Simply show them the 700 amazing options they could indulge in and watch them salivate in anticipation!
Best Birthday Gifts for Car Lovers
Shelby GT500 If you're looking for the perfect experience for a car lover, driving a Shelby GT500 has got to be pretty high up on their bucket list. Made famous in Nicolas Cage's Gone in Sixty Seconds, this driving experience offers the unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of this incredible American beast and put the pedal to the metal. An experienced instructor will provide expert hints and tips over three exhilarating laps and teach you how to make the Eleanor’s huge V8 engine purr. Va va voom! Shop Now
Superior Classic Car Choose a vintage motor from a selection of five classic cars and go for an hour-long spin along country lanes and B-roads with this stylish self-guided drive. Whether you fancy a jaunt in a Jaguar XJS, a Ford Capri or an Alfa Romeo Spider, we’re sure to have a model to suit your fancy. Grab a passenger, pop on your shades, crank up the radio and head out onto the open road for a chilled out country drive to remember. Shop Now
Jaguar Mk2 Take a trip down memory lane in an absolute legend of British motoring – the Jaguar Mark 2. Built in the swinging sixties, this iconic car is yours to master for 60 minutes on a handpicked route through the idyllic surrounds of the West Midlands countryside. With a bespoke map ready to go and passengers riding for free, all you need to do is buckle up and bring your sense of adventure in this ultimate driving experience. Perfect for car enthusiasts looking for a rare and unique ride! Shop Now
Ferrari and Lamborghini A safety briefing on arrival is about as calm as it gets in this thrilling driving blast for one. Push your driving skills to the absolute limit as you enjoy ultimate control of a Lamborghini Gallardo for three miles around a circuit, before taking the keys to a Ferrari 360 or California for another rip-roaring three miles. Now that’s how you celebrate a birthday in style! Shop Now
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