Consumerism, it’s just everywhere and whilst we all love a beautifully wrapped prezzie, sometime stuff is just… stuff. And we really don’t need more of it.
In fact these days more and more people are turning away from the traditional gifts and nicknacks – unless they serve a real purpose, they just add to the pile of waste that we as humans are so good in producing.
Experiences have become the new in thing, and its definitely where it’s at. More and more people are taking up personal challenges, going new places, seeing new things. Creating experiences that will stay in their memories for a lifetime, their own personal ‘bucket list’ as it’s become known. So if you are looking for a unique present that will really matter this year, something that will last forever, then why not give the gift of experiences and not stuff this Christmas? Experience gift ideas, give adventures this Christmas
Buyagift is the UK’s leading provider of experience days. If you’re looking for a unique birthday gift or an extra special Christmas present, or just a novel way to mark your own special occasion then Buyagift offers an exceptional choice from which to select, experience gift ideas.
At Buyagift they pride themselves on their range of gifts, and the great experiences that they can deliver to their many customers. With over 500,000 gifts sold a year, they are excited to deliver happy memories to thousands!
Here are just a few of the very many experiences that Buyagift can offer that we think will appeal to you this Christmas.
Christmas Bestseller – iFLY Indoor Skydiving Experience for Two – Experience Gift Ideas
If you’ve ever dreamed of plummeting though the sky towards the ground at hundreds of miles per hour, but find the thought of that (understandably) terrifying, then indoor skydiving is for you! You and your companion will receive a full safety briefing on the flight deck before gearing up and heading for the flight chamber. Then it’s time to lean forward, let go and float as if you were falling through the sky! The smooth cushion of air allows you to fly like superheroes for two whole minutes – the equivalent free-fall time of three 12,000 foot skydives. A breath-taking day out, perfect for any adrenaline junkie.
Buy this iFLY Indoor Skydiving Experience for Two for just £49.99 that’s a saving if 50%
Gin Masterclass and a Meal from the Academy Menu for Two at Brewhouse and Kitchen – Experience Gift Ideas
Are you keen to become a gin making master? Visit your choice of UK Brewhouse and Kitchen. Under the expert guidance of a professional, you will discover the fascinating origins and history of gin. Learn more about the distilling process and tickle your taste buds with a sample of five tastings. Pick from a selection of gins, served in a specially designed gin tasting goblet. Enjoy some tasty nibbles and a range of Fever-Tree tonics throughout the session. The expert will explain the tastes to look out for, enabling you to appreciate the subtleties otherwise missed by the novice’s tongue. Choice of a meal from the Academy Menu. At the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to select your favourite gin to enjoy expertly served as a classic G&T for your enjoyment!
Premium Spa Day with up to One Hour of Treatments, Lunch or Afternoon Tea for Two – Experience Gift Ideas
If you’re feeling worn down and stressed after a hectic week and need a break from it all, this spa day for two has your name on it! Take a friend or loved one along to one of the many top UK spas on offer for this relaxing day and you’re guaranteed luxury spa facilities, a peaceful location and some real quality time together. Both of you will enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea on the day, as well as a rejuvenating pamper treatment each and full use of the spa facilities at your chosen location, each offering an array of superb facilities designed to enhance your relaxation – from indoor and outdoor pools to Jacuzzi’s, saunas and steam rooms and much more. With tranquil country estates like Wiltshire’s Woolley Grange and The Ickworth, to seaside retreats such as the Edwardian Polurrian Bay Hotel, you and your spa buddy will be spoilt for choice with options! What are you waiting for? Choose the spa for you and leave those irksome stresses behind! The perfect experience gift idea.
Full Monty Tank Day
This Full Monty experience is the ultimate all out action day for those with a love of tanks, weapons and military history. Not just a tank driving experience, you will get to learn all about a multitude of weapons and woodland survival skills. Running from 9am to 6.30pm, there is a lot to fit in! You’ll drive four different military vehicles over the 100 acre, specially designed course, including the Russian Amphibious Turbo Powered Grozdilka, of which this is the only one in the UK, a German demolition WWII Springer and an awesome, American Lance Nuclear Missile Launcher. What’s more, the person deemed to be the best driver will also get the chance to try and balance a Chieftain Battle Tank on top of a family saloon! You’ll also get an hour in the armoury learning about weapons from the 17th century to the modern day AK47’s as well as trying your hand at clay pigeon shooting, firing a Flintlock Musket and learning woodland survival skills.
Buy this Full Monty Tank Day for £349
Extended Rally Driving Experience at Brands Hatch
Where better to learn the techniques and skills needed to control a rally car than at the world famous Brands Hatch? Covering two types of purpose built rally track, first tarmac and then gravel, you will receive expert tuition from your fully qualified instructor. You will learn how to control the works-prepared Toyota GT86 at high speed and through tight corners. This is no ordinary driving experience! Once you have completed your initial training its out the full rally track where your instructor turns co-driver. You’ll put into practice the skills you’ve learned as your co-driver fires out instructions for the course ahead, ensuring you know exactly what is around the next bend. Finally, it’s time for a high-speed passenger ride… Whether you are a rally enthusiast, motor sports lover or simply a thrill seeker, this is a driving experience you will never forget!
Zip World Velocity for Two – Week Round
The longest and fastest zip line in Europe, Zip World’s Big Zipper will have you hurtling 500ft over the mountains in Snowdonia! Not only that, but you will get to ride two zip wires over the course of the day, sandwiching an awesome tour of one of the world’s largest slate quarries. The Zip World team will greet you on arrival and help you get kitted up in your flying suit, helmet and goggles. Then it’s over to the Little Zipper, the first of your two zip rides, where you will fly down to the quarry at an awesome 40mph. You’ll then be transported in specialised vehicles, around the quarry, up to the Big Zipper! Here is the big one. You’ll travel over a mile at speeds up to 100mph over the Snowdonia Mountains with the wind rushing against your face. A truly incredible experience!
The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour with Afternoon Tea for Two
Combine an enchanting visit to the world of Harry Potter with an exquisite afternoon tea at the equally magical Mercure Hunton Park Hotel. The new Making of Harry Potter Tour at Leavesden Studios lets you step right onto the set of the most famous movie series of all time, with the original sets, costumes and props all on show from all eight films. Take a stroll down Diagon Alley, tread the stone floor of the Great Hall at Hogwarts and pay a visit to the famous Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Even have your picture taken flying a broomstick, or guzzle down a Butterbeer! Your experience also includes a delicious afternoon tea, complete with tasty cakes, pastries, finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam. Of course you will also be treated to a hot pot of tea or coffee too. Tea is served from 3pm to 5.30pm.
If you love the thought of giving the gift of an experience this Christmas, why not click here to enter our annual WinterStuff Competitions where one of the prizes on offer is a £50 Smartbox (thats a gift certificate to you and me) from Buyagift – go on, its free to enter and you never know it might be your lucky day!