When it comes to Christmas we can all expect that we are going to get gifts of toiletries, clothing, slippers, a token or two and maybe jewellery on the side, we all often give similar gifts too. How exciting would it be at Christmas if we could give someone an experience to remember rather than the normal gift that will soon be forgotten and put away and used. After doing some research using various sources on the internet; Visit London, Buy a Gift and Experience days it became apparent that many people like to give experiences for Christmas, here is a list of popular choices and hopefully there is something for all budgets and all interests ere.
Afternoon tea – This is a perfect gift for so many different people, and with so many beautiful locations for you to choose from, you can really make someone’s afternoon by sending them for afternoon tea in luxury surroundings. A little relaxation and space in the city can make a perfect experience for Aunties, Mums, Grans, Daughters, Parents, grandparents and friends.
Theatre tickets – Who wouldn’t love to bring in the new year with a west end theatreperformance. With so many different shows for you to choose from, why not get a voucher that can be used to book tickets for any, after all your preference and someone else’s might not be the same when it comes to the theatre.
The Shard view – The shard is rapidly becoming one of London’s most popular attractions the 40 mile view of the city, it is beautiful on a clear day, being the highest viewing platform in the city, and why not make it an extra special gift by adding some champagne to go with the view, and a meal in the restaurant. This is an experience that no one will forget in a hurry.
The London Eye – For something off the ground but a little less extravagant than the Shard, still getting a beautiful view of the city, and for a truly memorable experience why not hire a pod and a champagne waiter.
Harry Potter behind the scenes tour – Something for the children, a day out at Warner Brothers Happy Potter studios, this is something that people of all ages love, even though we pretend it’s for the children, secretly the child hood wizard in us is doing back flips at the thought of witnessing the scene’s where Harry Potter was created.
Celebrity Restaurant Reservation – Michelin-starred Restaurant, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester or Gordon Ramsay. The celebrity names say it all, dining at its best, make Christmas extra special and make reservations for the whole family or purchase a voucher for two.
Dinner Cruise on the River Thames – This is an experience that is always going to be a winning choice, it is a favourite experience in London, being able to see the city from the Thames is different, having a meal with good company and enjoying the cruise along the River.
Champagne Afternoon tea at the Montcalm Hotel – You can have afternoon tea at many different locations throughout the city, why not have champagne afternoon tea at The Montcalm hotel At Brewery London City, not only do they provide the experience for adults but also the children, they can enjoy a Teddy Bears afternoon tea and the adults enjoy a champagne experience.
A hotel reservation at any London City Hotel– what more is there to say, giving someone a gift of a break in the city is wonderful, people can relax, take a break and enjoy all the city has to offer, they can use the vouchers at any time throughout the city so making a special occasion extra special by being in London.
Or something for thrill seekers, how about a Cambridge Sky Dive – for the dare devil in your recipient, allow for them to free fall from an aeroplane for a while before they are saved by a parachute. A truly thrilling experience!
With so many other choices available, the ones that have been listed have been carefully selected to make sure there is something for everyone in the family, if you want to make Christmas extra special this year and more memorable then think about the gifts and send someone for an experience day, no matter who you are stuck for there is something available for all to enjoy, from Aunties, Uncles, Brothers, Sister, Children, Mums and Dads, Friends and anyone else you purchase for. Make this year one to remember.