Unusual & Unique Christmas Gifts
Sometimes at Christmas it’s hard to be inspired out shopping, especially when it feels like you can’t find anything that will stand out from the crowd this year! Here at Buyagift we know the power of gift experiences to really treat your loved ones to something magical and memorable.
Our range of gift experiences includes a huge range of unusual days out, dining experiences and more that will make a wave under the tree this year. Explore our range of unusual gift experiences below to be inspired for your Christmas shopping!
What do you get someone for Christmas that has everything?
If they’ve already got it all, chances are you don’t want to stuff their home with even more things – they’ll most likely be asking you for the dreaded gift receipt along with their thank you letter!
For these folks, ‘tis the season to swap material gifts for memorable experiences. Rather than taking a risk on something they’ve already got stored away on a shelf, gift them an unforgettable activity instead. Whether that’s a three-mile spin in a Ferrari or an afternoon being pampered in a salt cave, you best believe there won’t be an exchange or refund request in sight.
Here’s our top ten quirky and unusual Christmas gifts for her, him and them!
60 Minute Extended Flying Lesson
13 Locations - UK Wide
In the absence of magically enhanced reindeer, this unforgettable extended flying lesson is the perfect, unique Christmas gift for the budding pilot in your life! With flying locations stationed across the UK, you'll first be guided through a comprehensive safety briefing with an expert instructor, before learning all about the basics of flight. Briefing over, it's time to take off for an in-depth, one-on-one practical demonstration with your instructor above the clouds. Then, under the experienced eye of your guide, get ready to take over command for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, manning the controls of the aircraft as you soar over the beautiful UK landscape below. Move your sleigh over, Santa, there's a new skipper in the skies this Christmas. Chocks away!
2 for 1 Spa Day with Salt Cave Treatment at Twinwoods Health Club
Bedford - Bedfordshire
As fantastic as traditional treatments are, why not get a little more creative this year and book your special someone in for a quirky spa session that's just as invigorating, but a million times more memorable? Enter this incredible salt cave treatment for two! With techniques rooted in the age-old practices of Ancient Greece, salt cave treatments are heralded as a naturally powerful process that rejuvenates dry skin and improves respiratory conditions. You and your guest will enjoy a 60-minute treatment each, where you will sit back, relax and breathe in the healing powers of the salt cave's microclimate. As well as your treatment, you can spend the rest of your spa day making use of the club's stunning facilities, from the sauna to the pool's luxurious underwater air massage loungers!
2 for 1 Meet The Meerkats Experience
7 Locations - UK Wide
If you're buying for someone whose spirit animal is Baby Oleg from the price-comparison adverts on TV, we've got all your fluffy Christmas shopping needs covered. Simples! The perfect gift for animal lovers, this meerkat experience for two offers you the chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating mammals! Available at a number of hand-picked locations across the UK, your knowledgeable guides will be on hand to answer any questions and teach you and your guest everything there is to know about the lives, habitats and personalities of their marvellous meerkats. You'll then enter the meerkat enclosure to observe, meet and hold these clever little cuties yourself. Plus, if you're lucky, you may even get the chance to feed your new BFFs a few of their favourite snacks!
Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea for Two at 5* Taj 51 Hotel
Victoria - West London
Save the pigs in blankets for Christmas Day and treat them to an afternoon tea with a twist instead at the stunning Taj 51 Buckingham Gate – winner of the Highly Commended Award of Excellence at the Afternoon Tea Awards in 2018! Bold, innovative and oh-so-delicious, you and your loved one will be treated to a dining experience like no other with Taj 51's indulgent Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea. From luxurious cups of masala chai, to moreish chicken tikka pantheras and pistachio-crusted fruit tarts, you'll be in foodie heaven as your taste buds embark on a tasty tour of the aromatic spices and rich flavours of Indian cuisine. The star of the show, however, is undoubtedly Taj 51's Gulabi scones. Topped with mango compote and cinnamon clotted cream, you may never reach for the strawberry jam again!
Zip World Velocity for Two
Bangor - Gwynedd
For the ideal, unique Christmas gift for the thrill-seeker in your life, look no further than Zip World – home to Europe’s longest and fastest zip line, the Big Zipper! A heart-pumping experience for those with an insatiable need for speed, you and your adrenaline-junkie partner will undergo a safety briefing with the Zip World team, before kitting up and hurtling down the Big Zipper at speeds of up to 100mph! Plus, if you dare to look down, you'll soak up some incredible views of the Snowdonia mountains below on this unforgettable one-mile ride of a lifetime. As well as the Big Zipper, you will also get a chance to experience the Little Zipper earlier in the day for a cheeky taster before the main event – a 40mph zip-line dive down to the world's largest slate quarry!
6 Mile Blue Skies Helicopter Tour with Bubbly for Two
45 Locations - UK Wide
As unique Christmas gifts go, this one is pretty spectacular. Knock their Christmas socks off with an unforgettable helicopter tour, complete with a glass of bubbly each! Available at a wide selection of UK locations, whisk your special someone up, up and away above the clouds on this breathtaking helicopter tour. After a safety briefing with your expert pilot, you'll climb aboard and ascend to heights of up to 1,000 feet for an unbeatable bird's-eye view of the stunning landscape below. Once you're back on solid ground, you'll both have the chance to raise a chilled glass of bubbly each and make a toast to celebrate your incredible adventure together. PS – Don't forget to take a few snaps during your flight! You'll have plenty of photo opportunities along the way that are sure to get the likes rolling in on Instagram.
Vineyard Tour and Tasting with Lunch or Afternoon Tea for Two
9 Locations - UK Wide
Speaking of raising a toast, why stop at one? 'Tis the season, after all! Get ready to clink your glasses repeatedly in the spirit of Christmas on this unique vineyard tour and wine-tasting experience for two, complete with either lunch or afternoon tea. With a number of beautiful English vineyards to choose from, you and your grape-loving guest will learn all there is to know about the winemaking process, from planting seeds, to training vines and fermentation. You'll then experience the best part of all – the tasting! Your expert guides will teach you how to taste the wine properly, ensuring you get the full flavour profiles as you sample and indulge in the nectar of the gods. What's more, after your tour, you'll both sit down and enjoy either a delicious lunch or afternoon tea to soak it all up!
Piggy Pet and Play for Two at Kew Little Pigs
Amersham - Buckinghamshire
Cindy Lou Who really missed a trick when she was thinking of ways to get the Grinch's heart to grow three times its size. She'd have got the job done in an instant with a trip to the fabulous Kew Little Pigs! A day guaranteed to fill your heart with Christmas joy, this 'meet the pigs' experience offers piggy-lovers everywhere the chance to pet and play with the little rascals in their pen. Found at Old Amersham Farm in Buckinghamshire, Kew Little Pigs invites guests to meet their adorable litter of 40 micro pigs, piglets and even their parents! Watch them rolling around, learn about their personalities and even try your hand at grooming the little cuties, too. The perfect treat for animal lovers, this is sure to be a pig surprise that's anything but boaring. Oink oink!
Overnight Murder Mystery Break for Two with Dinner
26 Locations - UK Wide
Grab your partner in crime and perform a Christmas miracle together, as you solve a mysterious murder over a delicious, three-course dinner. Scrooge's spooky night with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has nothing on this! Once you've dropped off your overnight bags, it's time for you both to put your detective skills to the test on this creepy murder mystery break for two. Available at a multitude of eerie locations across the UK, you'll meet actors and fellow guests as soon as you arrive, all of whom will try to throw you off the scent as you search for the deadly killer amongst you over a delectable three-course meal. Hilarious, hideous and an absolute hoot, once the mystery is solved you can settle down for a cosy night's sleep, safe in the knowledge that the murderer has been caught!
Triple Supercar Driving Blast with High Speed Passenger Ride
69 Locations - UK Wide
On the lookout for a quirky Christmas gift for your favourite motorhead? It's time to swap the reindeer for the Prancing Horse of the Ferrari with this rip-roaring triple supercar driving blast! Available at circuits across the UK, treat your wannabe Lewis Hamilton to the ride of a lifetime in three supercar heavyweights of their choice. This world-class lineup gives them the chance to get behind the wheel of top motoring marques, including Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and more! After a safety briefing with a qualified instructor, they'll get to tear around the track for three high-octane miles in each of their chosen beasts and really put the pedal to the metal. To finish, they'll then hop into the passenger seat for an unforgettable high-speed ride with an expert driver. How's that for Driving Home for Christmas?
Happy Christmas Experience Box
Treat your loved one to the ultimate Christmas present, with the choice of thousands of relaxing, exciting and indulgent gift experiences at locations across the UK. Some experiences are for one person, while others, like the dining experiences and afternoon teas are for two to enjoy together.