experience gift guide for christmas

Experience gifts for him, for couples & for Christmas – our guide!

To help you find the best experience gifts for him, for couples and for Christmas gifts, we’ve done all the hard work for you and created a fine hand-picked selection of experiences and activity days out for you.

We’ve even matched the picks to the type of person or situation they’d suit – a bit like choosing the perfect wine to complement a favourite meal! Buy any of these experiences and they won’t disappoint. After all, everyone knows an experience gift is way more fun than a traditional present don’t they?

Let’s start with the boys. Here’s our pick of experience gifts for him:

  • Indoor him
    Show your cosy stay-at-home man he’s your shining light with a Neon Light Workshop. Make a proper Bladerunner-style neon light display that’ll look the business in your own home.
  • Outdoor him
    One man and his dog. For animal-loving outdoor types, a day out on a sheepdog experience learning how to herd sheep will be paradise for him. Watch in awe as they learn the farmer’s whistles that command the Collie. It’s brilliant!
  • Foodie him
    Let’s face it, if you’ve got a bloke who’s more Tikka Masala than Michelin-starred, you might as well forget the tiny portions on a big plate in some fancy restaurant and go for a 241 Curry Card that gives them (and you!) a good old slap up curry night out for less!
  • No fear him
    If he’s tried every extreme sport out there, this one might be the only one left that’ll get the boy sweating. Take a passenger ride in a semi-submersible jet-powered watercraft called the Seabreacher. It’s totally mad and the stuff of sci-fi movies.
Neon light experience gift for him

An experience gift for him that’s going to light up his life – a neon workshop!

Now onto the best of experience gifts for couples, where doing things in twos is better!

  • New couples
    Not been together that long? Literally break the ice with an ice sculpting workshop. It’s sure to melt your heart as you work together chiselling away at that block of ice to create something beautiful.
  • High flying couples
    Head to Elstree Aerodrome (where the stars all fly from!) for a helicopter lesson over London. Whilst one of you is up front flying, the other can ride as a passenger and enjoy the bird’s eye views. No squabbling as to who gets to ride shotgun please!
  • Chillaxing couples
    Take kicking back and relaxing together to a whole new level with a vintage Airstream weekend break on the Isle of Wight. Striped deckchairs and old school board games included. Just bring along your own vino and retract from society for a couple of days!
  • London living couples
    You all know how it goes. You live in the capital but never do anything touristy as a couple. It’s time you and your other half headed up and over the O2 arena then. This is a little bit crazy, as you literally walk over the dome of the arena, but it’s a must-do and you can even combine it with dinner for two as well!
heli experience gift couples

A helicopter experience gift for two – but who will be passenger and who will be upfront flying?

And for when it’s the festive season, we’ve got the best gift experiences for Christmas too:

  • Splash the cash Christmas
    Quite possibly the most quintessentially British experience we offer, an excursion for two onboard the beautiful Belmond British Pullman train is a luxurious gift that is sure to delight. Crack open the Champers as you sit back and enjoy that distinguished on-board service. Various itineraries available.
  • Best deal Xmas
    Half price supercar driving? Yes please! These fancy supercars cost a fortune to buy and run, but for just £49 (down from £99) you can take your favourite one for a spin around an airfield circuit. Great value and everyone loves a supercar!
  • Xmas silliness
    You won’t be the only one to feel stuffed this Christmas if you buy them a taxidermy experience. Yes, this is actually a thing. It’s called anthropomorphic taxidermy and apparently it was a favourite pastime of the Victorians. Just look at the photos!
  • Childhood dreams Xmas
    Nothing beats flying in a Spitfire – fact. Yes it costs a fair bit, but this is the stuff of dreams and is pretty much the ultimate Christmas present for all aviation fans young and and old. Oh how we wish someone would buy one for us!
experience gifts for Christmas taxidermy

Xmas silliness – the great taxidermy experience gift for a Christmas present with a difference!

All suggestions featured in our experience gifts guide are available to buy now online at Intotheblue.co.uk.

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