7 Christmas gifts for couples that suit any budget
Looking for a cute gift for your favourite couple to enjoy together? Or are you looking for a gift to enjoy with your partner in the new year?
It can be tricky when buying one gift to suit two people, but you really can't go wrong with giving someone quality time! Whether you're looking for something extra special for your favourite twosome, or you're looking to book in some special memories with a partner, fiancé, wife, or husband, these experiences are a great way for a couple to wind down and connect with each other.
We've picked a selection of experiences to give to couples, from foodie adventures to outdoorsy pursuits, that will suit any budget:
1. Fun and games: Dungeons & Dragons at Playground Coffee House
A date night with a difference! Perfect for the dynamic duo that are into storytelling, adventure, and strategic thinking. Just around the corner from St Nicks they'll set up camp at Playground Coffee House, it has an intimate atmosphere and an excellent range of great coffee, beer and cocktails!
Make a night of it: Why not check out Brozen cocktail bar next door or a couple more drinks and Pasta Ripiena or Marmo for a meal after completing your campaign?
-> Dungeons & Dragons at Playground Coffee House, £14.50 per adult
2. Cosy and cuddly: Wild woodland campfire & cooking
Freshly lit fire? Check! Flask of hot choccie? Check! Marshmallows? Check! This is a cosy and sweet date night that puts a log fire in the living room to shame. Learn the basics of fire making with Brocks Outdoor Adventures then cook a meal and dessert over it! This is one to do if you're wanting to up the ante during your next romantic camping getaway.
Make a day of it: Brocks Outdoor Adventures do plenty of outdoorsy activities such as axe throwing and archery, why not book in for a full day of outdoor magic?
-> Wild woodland campfire & cooking, £25 per adult
3. The flavour of love: Wine tasting with chocolate matching
Wine and chocolate are the flavours of romance! Pair the two for a delicious date night that's both intimate and informative. Taste a selection of six wines paired with artisanal chocolates from local chocolatiers. This romantic evening for two is a new twist on classic favourites.
Make a night of it: The venue for this experience is right near Bristol harbour, so there's plenty of food and drink places to choose from. Our pick? Why not carry on those old school romantic vibes and listen to jazz at The Old Duke?
-> Wine tasting with chocolate matching, £35 per adult
4. A little hands-on: Crafty Pottery Sessions
Get a little dirty on date night (not like that you cheeky thing you)! Join Ridgeway Studios for a casual and relaxing pottery session where you'll get to throw down on a wheel, pick up the basics and intermediates of pottery, and learn how to build with stoneware clay. Perfect for an out-of-the-box romantic day of fun.
Make a day of it: Ridgeway Studios is just a stone's throw away from Easton where you'll find plenty of restaurants serving global delicacies. Bristol Sweet Mart is the place to go to get authentic Indian deli treats to take home and share!
-> Crafty Pottery Sessions, £40 per adult
5. On the wild side: Axe throwing with Whistle Punks
For the couple that loves a bit of friendly competition, urban axe throwing might just be what they've been destined to do! Right in the heart of Bristol, Whistlepunks also have a fully-licensed bar and cook fresh pizzas. This gift particularly suits being given from one couple to another so you can double date. Will it be spouse v. spouse or couple v. couple?
Make a night of it: You're slap-bang in the centre so you're spoilt for choice. Strange Brew is a DIY bar that has plenty of events on and is a really eclectic venue or if you're still in the mood for some games The Lanes is a bowling alley and bar.
-> Axe throwing with Whistle Punks, £42 for two
6. A dreamy day out: Ride a bicycle made for two
This wholesome date idea is unexpected, unique, and bound to be a memory maker. Along the dreamy Strawberry Line you'll pass wildlife-rich wetlands, a nature reserve, and plenty of farmland. It's a great date day if you love the fresh air and spotting British wildlife; plus you'll be given a picnic lunch to enjoy at a spot of your choice.
Make a day of it: The sleepy town of Axbridge is a beautiful place to stop off if you're a lover of old architecture. It also happens to be Somerset's smallest town.
-> Ride a bicycle made for two, £55 for two
7. A sweet adventure: Make your own soy dessert candles
Could love get any sweeter? Join candle artist Kristal and learn how to make Korean dessert candles that look good enough to eat. This is a peaceful date activity that is full of fuzzy feelings and sweet smells. This experience can be done in Kristal's studio with her two cats or can be done at home.
Make a day of it: In the mood for cake? Kristal's home studio is just off the Christmas Steps so you can grab a slice from Ahh Toots art bakery! You'll also find the much-loved Chance and Counters board game cafe, The Christmas Steps pub, and 404 Not Found cafe nearby!
-> Make your own soy dessert candles, £65 per person