6 reasons why you should give a Bristol experience gift

By Yuup

Last updated on Friday 28 June 2024

We all know that Bristol is full of amazing experiences and fun things to do, but did you know you can gift a whole host of uniquely Bristol experiences, made especially for the people who live here? An experience gift can help you to discover everything the city has to offer and ticks all the boxes when it comes to finding that perfectly unique present... 

Gift a creative art workshop with Chandos Atelier
1. Experiences make unforgettable memories 

Choose an experience over a material gift and you’ll be investing in some serious memory making. More and more, we're placing greater value on meaningful experiences over material gifts - and gifting anything from a balloon flight, a wine tasting evening, a foraging walk or even a sheep herding session (yes, really!), is guaranteed to make memories that last long after the gift is given.

Wine tasting experience gift with Clifton Wine School
2. Experiences are the perfect gift for those 'impossible to buy for' friends

Ever found yourself trying to find a present for the person who seems to have everything? For those hard to buy for family members or friends, an experience gift can be perfectly tailored to the things you know they love. Fans of Bristol history and trivia could explore Bristol’s quirkiest corners with Martin Booth, creatives could do any number of crafts experiences from crochet to printmaking and foodies are spoilt for choice when it comes to trying new cuisines. You’re sure to get extra points for thoughtfulness in finding something completely unique for your hardest-to-buy-for friends!

Get creative with scrap metal with WTF Workshops
3. Experience gifts can spark a new passion

Almost all experiences on Yuup welcome anyone to come along and get stuck in, regardless of whether they’ve tried it before. Would they love to throw on the wheel for the first time with some pottery? How about a gourmet cooking experience with a pro chef for your foodie friend? Fans of nature can discover foraging or even become a beekeeper for the day! Experience gifts are the perfect chance for people to try something new - and who knows, you might just spark a passion that they’ll enjoy long after the experience is finished! 

Food fusion for the whole family with Just Love Nibbles
4. Each experience gift is completely unique

You might be surprised at just how many unique experiences you can find right here in Bristol. Our city is packed full of makers, creatives and talented indie businesses who will go out of their way to make your experience an incredible one. Did you know you could gift a model making experience with Bristol’s legendary Aardman Animations? Whether they’re into arts and culture, sports and adventure, food and drink or lifestyle and wellbeing, you’ll find something unique to do in the city that will truly blow their socks off for that special birthday, wedding or Christmas gift.

Gift a model making experience with Aardman Animations
5. You can enjoy the experience together

One of the best things about giving an experience gift, is that you can enjoy it together! We can’t think of a better time to reunite and spend quality time with friends or family at one of the many fun experiences happening across Bristol every week. Quality time together means even more after a year of being apart - and an experience for two could be just the way to make any reunion extra special. If you're thinking experiences might be more expensive than a regular gift, you'll be glad to know there's something for every budget and occasion - with lots of Bristol gifts under £50 and prices starting at just £7!

Make it a gift experience to remember with a Pot Heads pottery party
6. Gifting a Yuup experience means you're supporting a local Bristol business

Every Bristol experience gift you can buy on Yuup is hosted by an incredible local business based right here in the city. That means each experience gift you buy is directly supporting Bristol business, as well as bringing a smile to the face of the lucky person you're gifting it to!

If we've got you convinced, why not take a look at our top experience gifts and start planning your presents. And if you'd love to be gifted a Bristol experience yourself, why not browse through our Bristol experiences and use the heart button to start your own wishlist of experiences to share as a big hint!


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