Top 10: Alternatives to the Christmas Gifts You Buy Every Year

Christopher Old
Alternatives to the Christmas Gifts You Buy Every Year

Let’s face it, they’re probably getting bored of the scented candle or bottle of whisky by now. So, to provide you with a little bit of inspiration, we had our gifting experts rustle up a few handy alternatives to the Christmas gifts you buy every year. What’s more, these are gifts they won’t be wrapping up in new paper this time next year.

1) Instead of the DVD box set…

Send them on a luxury cinema experience – without the sticky floors or loud popcorn munching, of course.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

2) Instead of the bottle of Jack Daniels…

Give them a whisky tasting experience, whether it’s trying old and rare scotches with Britain’s leading whisky expert, or with world whiskeys and cocktails in a Soho speakeasy.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

3) Instead of those bath products…

Indulge them with a revitalising pampering experience, from a five-star massage to a personalised spa day at Europe’s best spa.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

4) Instead of the selection of artisan jams…

Gift them a proper dining experience, whether it’s fine dining at Michelin’s top-rated restaurant in Britain, or a more informal occasion with World’s 50 Best chefs.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

5) Instead of the Cabernet Sauvignon…

Send them wine tasting, to try France’s finest whites or reds, or new-age natural and biodynamic wines.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

6) Instead of another cricket bat…

Treat them to an exclusive batting or bowling cricket lesson at Lord’s – the home of cricket.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

7) Instead of a cocktail shaker…

Give them a cocktail experience, perhaps an evening at the world’s best bar, or maybe some time behind-the-bar to try their hand with an award-winning mixologist.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

8) Instead of the gadget… 

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Gift them a sport experience. Maybe they’d enjoy a mountain biking excursion, or even have them summit an active volcano.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

9) Instead of the iTunes gift card…

Send them to record their own CD, with a recording session with Coldplay’s sound engineer at London’s Resident Studios.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

10) Instead of that same old perfume…

Let them create their very own fragrance with the perfumer’s who supply the royals.

Alternatives to the Gifts You Buy Every Year

Hopefully some of these recommendations have solved your Christmas shopping headaches. If not, our concierge team are more than happy to provide personalised gift suggestions. You can email [email protected], or call 0203 086 7698. Or you can discover our entire range of memorable Christmas gifts here.

 
 

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