The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2023
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – yet sadly, gift buying can be anything but. With so many gadgets on display in shop windows and adverts on TV, it’s hard to know where to start on your crusade for the perfect Christmas present.
But don’t fret! Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to spark some festive joy. Enter: our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide. From afternoon tea gifts for her to racing track days for him, kids’ trips to Hogwarts, romantic getaways for couples and much, much myrrh, the year of experience gifts is upon us.
Step forward, Holiday Cheermeister – it’s time for you to transform from clueless Grinch to ‘Gift Giver of the Year 2021’.
Christmas Gifts Ideas for Her 2021
After the last couple of years we’ve all had, it’s time to excel yourself and enter the God-tier level of gifting this Christmas. Find a unique and special present for your mum, sister or lady love with our choice of Christmas gifts for her, from spa days to festive tipples and fine dining delights.
Two Night Hotel Break with Dinner
100s of locations
Sleigh the gift-giving game this Christmas and treat her to a hotel getaway to remember. With a choice of boutique city hideaways, charming country houses and chic coastal resorts across the UK, you’re sure to find the perfect place to escape to for a weekend of winter wonderment. The break also includes a delicious dinner to enjoy on your first night, as well as breakfast each morning!
Blissful Spa Day with 25 Minute Treatment for Two
Do you know a lady who deserves a good pampering? Whether it’s your friend, mum or better half, you really can’t go wrong with a spa day gift. At your choice of luxury spas, this indulgent experience for two will help you both to unwind from the stresses of the holiday season. Enjoy the spa’s facilities and savour a rejuvenating 25-minute treatment each, from massages to facials and manicures.
Tipples and Treats for Two at Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour
Covent Garden - West End
Spread some Christmas cheer and raise a glass to the wonderful woman in your life with a trip to the fabulous Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour in Covent Garden! Once inside, you’ll be transported to the Victorian era, where you’ll discover Mr Fogg’s tantalising selection of award-winning tipples and treats, including a scrumptious slice of cake and two outrageously delicious cocktails each. Chin-chin!
The Wind in the Willows Afternoon Tea for Two at a Luxury Family Hotel
For ladies of leisure, a spot of afternoon tea may whet one’s appetite rather nicely! Indulge in a themed afternoon tea inspired by Kenneth Graham’s classic book, The Wind in the Willows, at one of five luxury hotels. From Badger’s chocolate and berry Swiss roll to Ratty’s lemonade posset, this charming feast of finger fancies is guaranteed to bring a little bit of magic to the festive season.
The View from The Shard and MICHELIN Starred Dining for Two at Galvin La Chapelle
2 Locations - London
If you're looking for a Christmas outing to remember, look no further. Journey up the tallest building in the Big Smoke and soak in the best panorama of London at The View from The Shard. Once you've marvelled at the lights and landmarks from above, venture to idyllic Spitalfields to sit down at Galvin La Chapelle and tuck into a sumptuous three-course meal. Fancy one you are!
2 for 1 Virgin Active Indulgent Spa Day with 55 Minute Treatment
5 Locations - UK
Treat her to a day of ultimate rest and recuperation for two at a Virgin Active Health Club of your choice away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas high streets. You’ll both have access to the spa and gym for the day, as well as enjoying 55 minutes of treatments, including a knot-kneading back massage to leave you feeling more nimble and a restorative facial that will have your skin glowing and radiant.
Glow Getter Spa Day with a 40 Minute Treatment and Lunch for Two at Whittlebury Hall
Towcester - Northamptonshire
If she’s a real pamper puss, this is the gift for her! After an hour in the pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, you’ll both have the chance to reinvigorate your senses with 15 minutes in a tranquil waterbed pod each and 45 minutes in the spa’s Heat and Ice Experience rooms. To finish, you’ll both indulge in a sumptuous Peaceful Escape treatment, before tucking into a delicious complimentary two-course lunch.
Theatre Tickets to a West End Show and a Three Course Meal with Wine for Two at Prezzo
27 Locations - London
Discover a spectacular line-up in the vibrant West End, as you take your pick of the top big-name shows that London has to offer. After a day exploring the Capital, embrace the magic of Matilda or lose yourself in the gravity-defying Wicked and many more incredible shows. Plus, this experience also includes a tasty three-course lunch or dinner with wine for two at a London Prezzo restaurant. Buon Natale!
Christmas Gift Ideas for Him 2021
Move over Christmas socks and novelty ties – we’ve raised the bar this year.
Make his Christmas and hype up his hobbies with our fantastically unforgettable selection of sporting, adrenaline-fuelled and foodie experience gifts for dads, brothers, husbands and boyfriends everywhere.
Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium Tour for Two Adults
Manchester - Greater Manchester
If the man in your life is a proud Red Devil through and through, why not treat him to a backstage pass to one of the world's most iconic football stadiums? On this guided tour of Old Trafford stadium, he'll take in the sights of the Theatre of Dreams, walk in the footsteps of Ronaldo and Beckham and brush up his football knowledge at the club museum. Glory, glory, Man United!
Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium Tour and Museum Entry for Two Adults
Liverpool - Merseyside
A stalwart of English football stadiums, a trip to Anfield is the perfect gift for any footy fanatic who can't quite bring themselves to swap their Liverpool jersey for a Christmas jumper! This interactive, immersive stadium tour will have him hold a pre-match interview in the press room, sit on the same changing room benches as Gerrard and marvel over the memorabilia in The Boot Room exhibition.
Double Supercar Driving Blast with High Speed Passenger Ride
68 Locations - UK Wide
Santa's sleigh might be a fun ride but reindeer power’s got nothing on the horsepower of a supercar. If you have a motorhead to buy for with an insatiable need for speed, then this double supercar driving blast is just the ticket. They’ll enjoy three miles in each of their two chosen supercars, before experiencing a rip-roaring, high-speed passenger ride with a pro!
160ft Bungee Jump in London Next to The O2
Greenwich - South London
An incredible gift for any adrenaline junkie, it doesn’t get more exhilarating than a 160ft bungee jump in front of The O2. After a safety briefing, hold your breath as you watch your daredevil friend hoisted high above the London skyline and take the leap of lifetime! Definitely one for the memory books, you’ll be able to buy photos and videos of the jump once they’re back on solid ground.
Three Course Meal with Cocktails for Two at Marco Pierre White London Steakhouse Co
Spitalfields - East London
Eat, drink and be merry with this culinary extravaganza at Marco Pierre White's iconic London Steakhouse Co. Treat your special someone to a sumptuous three-course meal in opulent surroundings, guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. Wash it all down with some seasonal cocktails before linking arms and wandering through the charming Spitalfields Market nearby.
Gentleman's Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Reform Social & Grill
Marylebone - West End
Afternoon tea is not just for ladies who lunch, you know. In fact, taking tea can be quite the refined experience for the sophisticated modern gentleman, too. Look no further than Reform Social & Grill, the premier restaurant-come-gentleman’s-club destination for men’s hearty dining needs – from Welsh rarebit sandwiches to crispy haddock fish fingers with tartar sauce, and of course, Champagne!
Bottomless Pizza for Two at Gordon Ramsay's Street Pizza
4 Locations - UK Wide
Crust us, if he’s a foodie, this is the gift for him. After all, what could be better than two hours of bottomless sourdough pizza for two? Once you’ve chosen one of Gordon Ramsay’s London Street Pizza restaurants, you’ll get stuck into slice upon slice of marinara goodness, fresh from the oven! Whether he’s Margherita mad or passionate about pepperoni, this experience is a one-way ticket to pizza heaven.
John Deere 30 Minute Tractor Driving Experience for One
Saffron Walden - Essex
If you’re Christmas shopping for a motorhead who loves an adventure, you can’t get quirkier than a high-tech tractor driving experience at the Langley Park Rally School! After a safety briefing, they’ll jump up into the cab and learn how to master the monster machine that is a John Deere tractor, powering up the six-cylinder engine and navigating around a tricky course of tight corners and turns. Ooh arr!
Christmas Gift Ideas for Couples 2021
Gift buying for two isn’t twice the stress – it’s twice the fun!
Whether the lovebirds are spending their first Christmas together, newly engaged or celebrating their silver wedding anniversary, our selection of special experiences are sure to have them rocking around the Christmas tree. It’s also worth noting that these experiences are ideal for single friends to enjoy too – they’re just as much fun, just minus the mistletoe!
Vineyard Tour and Tasting with Lunch or Afternoon Tea for Two
10 Locations - UK Wide
There's nothing more Christmassy than curling up with a bottle of wine and your other half. So, why not treat your favourite couple to a vineyard tour and tasting session to take their appreciation for the humble grape to the next level? They’ll learn all about the wine-making process, partake in a delicious tasting and enjoy an opulent afternoon tea or delicious lunch to cap off a truly glorious day.
Lunch Cruise on the Thames for Two
Tower Hill - City of London
Swap dashing through the snow for sailing on the water with this stunning cruise along the River Thames. Enjoy a delectable two-course meal while soaking up riverside views of the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament as you float across the Capital. Whether you've got your favourite couple in mind or fancy a day out with a difference with your other half, this experience won't disappoint!
Hangloose at The Eden Project – SkyWire for Two with Free Photo and Video
Bodelva - Cornwall
Is it a sleigh? Is it Aled Jones? Is it the Star of Bethlehem? No! It’s your favourite couple flying headfirst into the New Year on England’s longest and fastest zip wire! After kitting up to ride the SkyWire, the daring duo will ascend 100 metres above the iconic grounds of The Eden Project with incredible views over the Cornish coast, before cruising together for 660 metres at a thrilling 60mph.
Two Night Hotel Break
100s of locations across the UK
Treat the loved-up pair to a romantic escape with this ultimate two-night hotel break voucher. Whether they choose to snuggle up and watch chestnuts roasting by an open fire at a countryside retreat or fancy stepping into Christmas at a chic city spot, we've got hundreds of gorgeous hotels lying in wait! All they need to do is check in, chill out and enjoy a long weekend in the lap of luxury.
Bannatyne Spa Day with 40 Minute Treatment for Two - Special Offer
41 Locations - UK Wide
Spoil the lovebirds with a dash of decadent downtime away from the bustle of the festive season with a couple’s spa day retreat. Your pampered pals will enjoy full access to Bannatyne Spa’s fabulous facilities before indulging in 40 minutes of treatments each, from Swedish massages to soothing facials and scalp massages. They’ll leave feeling more chilled than Frosty the Snowman himself!
Pizza Making Party at Bunga Bunga Covent Garden for Two
Aldwych - West End
Get a little cheesy with this amazing pizza-making experience for two at Bunga Bunga. The workshop will teach them how to knead, stretch and toss pizza dough as if they were a true-born Napolitano – and who knows, they might even take home Bunga Bunga’s #BiggestTosser title! Plus, once the pizzas are in the oven, it’s time for a pizza party with food and live entertainment from Mamma Bunga herself.
Learn to Roll Your Own Dragon Roll Sushi Class and Bottomless Brunch for Two at Inamo
2 Locations - London
Forget pigs in blankets, it’s all about the dragon roll this Christmas. Inamo London will take you and your guest on a taste exploration of the Far East, diving into the unique flavours of Japan, Korea, Thailand and China, as you learn how to make two tasty sushi rolls! Once you’ve mastered your training, you’ll be treated to unlimited sushi and Asian tapas, as well as bottomless wine, beer or bubbles!
Comedy Night with Dinner for Two at Inamo in Covent Garden
Covent Garden - West End
As they say, love is the treasure and laughter is the key. How do you think Santa’s managed to keep Mrs Claus interested after all these years? Treat them to a night out of comedy and delicious food at Inamo in Covent Garden. With a line-up that’ll have everyone laughing their Christmas socks off, the audience will also be treated to a set menu of sushi and Asian tapas to enjoy in the main Inamo restaurant.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids and Families 2021
If a quick scan of their letter to Santa isn’t sparking any joy, it’s time to take matters into your own hands to ensure this is the best family Christmas yet!
From alpaca treks to tours of the wizarding world and treetop adventures, here’s our pick of the best Christmas gifts for kids and families this yuletide season.
Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm Entry with Alpaca Walk for Two Adults and Two Children
What could possibly be more fun than a festive family day out with these adorable fluffy friends? Situated in Warwickshire, you and your kids will have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the alpacas on a walk around Lucky Tails Farm. You’ll learn all about their woolly coats, lifestyle and history before making a visit to the farm’s giant bunny and pygmy goat enclosures too!
The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour with Afternoon Tea for Two
Magic your mini wizard or witch behind the scenes of the much-loved Harry Potter films and prepare for a day of spellcasting, potion making and butterbeer guzzling! Explore the iconic sets, from the Forbidden Forest to the Great Hall and even experience a ride on a Nimbus 2000! To top off your trip, you’ll swap spells for scones as you tuck into a delicious afternoon tea at Mercure Hunton Park.
Entry to KidZania for One Adult and Two Children
For a Christmas gift for children that keeps on giving, look no further than KidZania – the 75,000 square foot indoor city built just for kids. Roleplaying over 60 real-life activities, the possibilities are endless in this indoor playground metropolis located in London’s White City. Watch on with pride as your little ones have the chance to be a doctor, a journalist or even a WWE Academy wrestler!
Visit to Shrek's Adventure with River Pass for Two - Special Offer
Join Shrek and Donkey in the kingdom of Far Far Away for a hilarious day of interactive 4D fun, live shows and a bus ride to Shrek’s swamp. Together, you and your youngster will battle the Mirror Maze, meet the Gingerbread Man and even embark on a mission to find a missing ogre! And for a fairy tale ending to a fabulous day, why not top it off with a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames?
Treetop Adventure for Two at Go Ape
If you’ve got an energetic little monkey on your hands, made all the more hyper by a month’s worth of mince pies and stocking filler sweets, it’s time to shake it off, explore new heights and hang loose at Go Ape! After a practice session at low level, you and your little one will work together to navigate the course’s tricky yet thrilling tree canopy adventures before soaring down the iconic zip wire!
Junior Sports Car Experience
Guaranteed to be an unforgettable first drive, this junior sports car experience is the ideal day out for any youngsters with an insatiable need for speed. As long as your child is at least 10 years old and 135cm tall, they'll have the chance to get behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Eclipse or a Porsche Boxster S Martini racing car for three exhilarating miles with a qualified instructor. Buckle up!
iFLY Indoor Skydiving Experience for Two People
If your little thrill-seeker is desperate to skydive but still isn’t passing the height test, meet iFLY – your indoor skydiving Christmas miracle. Your children can experience the equivalent of three 12,000 feet skydives, without having to jet off into the sky! This indoor skydiving experience features two rip-roaring flights which expertly simulate a full throttle skydive. Perfect for any young adrenaline junkie.
Tour of Wembley Stadium for Two Adults and Two Children
Go backstage at the home of English football with this immense tour of Wembley Stadium. Hit up the changing rooms and take a seat in the dugout before practicing your post-match speeches in the press conference room and post-match interview area. You'll even get the regal treatment as you enter the Royal Box to see an FA Cup replica and the statue of legendary Bobby Moore. And never forget – it’s coming home!
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.