Sometimes they really don't need any more stuff, and an experience can be a much more memorable present.
After over a year and a half of intermittent ‘being at home’, a fun experience is perhaps one of the best things you can give this Christmas.
As well as the thrill of trying something new, it still definitely feels like a luxury to be out and about, whether it’s an exciting activity or a relaxing retreat. Here are some ideas of experieces to gift this Christmas.
I think we all know someone who’s fond of a good G&T, so why not treat them to a Gin experience in Listoke Distillery? As well as a tour of the distillery, you also get to make your own gin.
For an experience that combines a thrill with taking in the beautiful Irish landscape, a helicopter ride is a great option. Choose from locations including The Giant’s Causeway, Lough Erne, or The Wild Atlantic Way.
Perfect for someone who’s into fitness, whether they’re already a Pilates fan or just want to try something new. A gift card will be a welcome treat, and you can choose whether you want to gift just one class, or a few.
Treat someone to a stay or a meal in one of 50 romantic country houses, historic hotels, castles and restaurants that are part of Ireland’s Blue Book.
Enjoy the traditional Festive Afternoon Tea in The Gallery, complete with handmade specialty desserts overlooking Grafton Street with its twinkling Christmas lights, for €60 per person.
Relax in a wood-burning sauna overlooking Rush beach, Co Dublin. Whether you go for a dip in the sea beforehand is entirely up to you.
Learn how to make either bath bombs or candles in these fun workshops, held in The Handmade Soap Co’s Wicklow St store in Dublin.
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