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Bristol experience gifts ideas for everyone this Christmas (2022)

Last updated on Monday 21 August 2023

Looking for experience gift ideas for Christmas? This handy list features some of the best Bristol gift experiences and experience days in Bristol for him, her, them or your favourite couple!

Gift experiences are a great present for the person that has everything, the perfect gift for the loved one with a favourite passion or hobby, or simply something nice to give if you are a fan of unusual gifts.

Support small, local businesses whilst ticking off each name on your gift list this Christmas 2022. Discover experience gifts for wine lovers with a little more spice than your traditional cheese and wine hampers, find wellbeing gifts for the yogi in your life, and pick up brilliant secret Santa gifts for even the most difficult colleague!

One of the hardest things about Christmas is how overwhelming the whole gifting experience can be. Trawling through busy shops, picking gifts that 'will do' just to tick another person off your list, waiting for parcels to arrive in time, and also hoping you've chosen the right gift that will not go to waste. This is where experience days come in.

Experience gift days and experience gift vouchers have instant delivery and are a sustainable gifting option that will not go in landfill. You can be as general or as niche with your gifting as you like, from beer tasting tours to sheep herding experiences, which means you can genuinely find the perfect gift for each of your loved ones.

Below you will find a inspiration list to get the creative gifting juices flowing! A selection of experience days for him, experience gifts for her, thoughtful gifts for your fave non-binary person and fun experiences for couples to do together! 

Here's some of my top Bristol experience days gifts for everyone on your list, no matter what their passion or interest:

Experience gifts for him:

Make your own cymbal workshopMake your own cymbal workshop

Whether you are looking for an adventurous gift or a sentimental gift for him, this selection of Christmas gifts covers all budgets and interests! It can be notoriously difficult to buy for the special man in your life, especially if you are looking for gifts for him with a difference. Below you will find experience gifts that will give him a fantastic day out, teach him something new, give him a new hobby, or an excuse to indulge in his fave passion.

Check out these experience gifts perfect for dad, brothers, partners, or grandad:

πŸŽͺ Beginner's Unicycle Masterclass, £15 per adult

🍺 Bounce, Beer & Pizza at Freedog Bristol, £18 per adult

🍹 History of Rum Tasting at Nadu, £25 per adult

🍻 Beer Tasting Flight & Takeaway Pack at Alpha, £25 per adult

β˜•οΈ Speciality Coffee Brewing Masterclass, £32 per adult

🏺 Make a Pottery Beer Mug at Wiper and True, £38 per adult

🎨 The Bristol Graffiti Workshop, £45 per adult

πŸ₯ Tailored Introduction to Drumming for Beginners, £70 per adult

πŸ“· Photography Workshop in the Beautiful Avon Valley, £75 per adult

🌢 Thai Street Food Dine-in Workshop, £75 per adult

❄️ Wim Hof Fundamentals Workshop, £95 per adult

πŸ’ Silver Signet Ring Carving Workshop, £115 per adult

πŸ”¨ Make Your Own Cymbal, £199 per adult

βš’οΈ Bronze Casting Workshop, £350 per adult

Experience gifts for her:

Experience gifts for her, puppy yoga in BristolYoga with Adorable Puppies!

Looking for gift ideas for women in your life that you want to especially spoil this Christmas? Below you can find personalised gifts with the added bonus of giving them a brilliant day out in Bristol and something special to stick in their memory box for 2023. Discover sentimental gifts for her for all the wonderful women on your Christmas list, whether it's presents for mum, gifts for a girlfriend, or simply something lovely for your BFF:

Check out this list of gift experiences perfect for her:

🎨 Discover Lino Printing on Fabric, £25 per adult 

🐾 Yoga with Adorable Puppies, £34 per adult

🌱 Make a Macramé Plant Hanger at Fancy Plants, £35 per adult

🍰 Farahway's Crafternoon Tea, £38 per adult

🍫 Wine Tasting and Chocolate Pairing at Bristol Beacon, £40 per adult

πŸ’ Make a Dried Flower Hoop at Creative Space, £45 per adult

🚲 Learn to Fix Your Bike, £50 per adult

🌸 Foraging for Floral Cordials and Syrups, £60 per adult

😍 French Macaron Making, £60 per adult

πŸ’– Make a Fingerprint Necklace out of Silver Clay, £65 per adult

πŸ’Ž Create Your Own Glittering Geode Resin Art, £95 per adult

πŸ§–‍♀️ Twilight Spa with Treatment, Dinner & Prosecco, £100 per adult

🍽 The Ethicurean's Michelin Dining Experience, £150 per adult

🌟 Celebrate Your Body: Have Your Torso Cast in Gold, £175 per adult

Experience gifts for they/them:

Brocks Outdoor Adventures axe throwingAxe Throwing

Non-binary people are often left out of gift lists that usually focus on gifts for 'her' and gifts for 'him'. Experience gifts are the perfect present for anyone gender nonconforming because you can't really put a gender on fun. The list below contains loads of fun crafty adventures and wholesome days out for your fave non-binary legend. You will also find some experiences from Bristol's independent LGBTQIA+ sellers and artists:

πŸ‘ Sheep Herding Experience, £20 per adult

πŸͺ“ Axe Throwing, £25 per adult

πŸ‘• Sustainable Style Lock-in with Clothemod, £25 per adult

🌿 Make Your Own Kokedama, £35 per adult

πŸ‘‚ Make a Pair of Macramé Earrings at Fancy Plants, £35 per adult

πŸͺ΄ Make a Macramé Plant Hanger at Fancy Plants, £35 per adult

🏺 Crafty Pottery: Hand Building & Wheel Throwing, £40 per adult

🧢 Learn to Knit for Beginners, £40 per adult

πŸ‘ Boob Pot Workshop with Get Ya Pots Out, £45 per adult

🚲 Ride a Bicycle Made for Two with a Picnic, £55 for two people

πŸ’ Work with Molten Silver to Make a Custom Pendant, £55 per adult

🏳️‍🌈 Tropical Terrarium Workshop with MILA, £65 per adult

🍝 Little Italy: Cooking Workshop, £75 per adult

🎨 Stone Lithography Printing Workshop for Beginners, £95 per adult

Experience gifts for couples:

Spa day at Aztec Hotel SpaSpa Day, Brunch & 25-Minute Spa Treatment

Here you will find gift ideas for couples that they'll both enjoy! You can give your favourite couple a day/night to themselves or pick the next big date for yourself and your partner. Are your peas in a pod a couple of creatives or a dynamic duo of culinary wizards? Find an inspiring list of experience gifts for couples that will give them a special moment together this Christmas:

πŸ§€ Wine & Cheese on the Terrace, £23 for two

🌟 Stargazing & Wood Fired Pizza Nights in Kentisbury, £27.50 per adult

πŸ’€ Murder Mystery Night: A Gothic Horror, £35 per adult

🌊 Paddleboarding Harbourside Adventure, £40 per adult

🍽 Dining in the Dark: Blindfolded Dinner Experience, £41.95 per adult

❀️ Make a Fingerprint Necklace out of Silver Clay, £65 per adult

😌 Spa Day, Brunch & 25-Minute Spa Treatment, £75 per adult

πŸ₯Ÿ Ultimate Dumpling Masterclass, £80 per adult

🍸 Make Your Own Gin with Still Sisters' Gin School, £95 for two

πŸ’†‍♂️ Couples Massage Masterclass, £99 for two

🏺 Private Pottery Wheel Workshop for Two, £100 for two

🌱 Private Foraging & Dining Experience, £100 for two

🧼 Make Your Own Date Night Soaps, £110 for two

πŸ– Celebrity Chef Home Barbecue, £149 for two

Find more incredible experience gifts for Christmas here

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