Christmas gift experiences to enjoy together
After not being with loved ones as much as we'd like to, why not give a Christmas present to bring people together and make memories? We’ve lots of great experience gifts that are ideal to enjoy together - whether you’re looking for something to do with a partner, friend or family member, or searching for a fun and unique gift for a couple.
Discover the great outdoors
If they love to be out in nature, try a Folktrails story walk and explore Leigh Woods as you never have before, hearing all the folklore and stories of woods from your host, Pridie. Nature and food collide in Wild Folk’s seasonal foraging walk, where you’ll discover the extent of wild edibles around us as you explore a beautiful private woodland. Or you can always forage and then cook up your own wild ingredients in Wild Folk’s fire cooking workshop and woodland lunch.
Master a new craft
Try something new together and get crafty with a wheel pottery making workshop for two at Trylla, on North Street. If jewellery is more your thing, make your own bespoke ring or pendant with Sarah at Bristol’s independent gallery and shop, Flux. Or if you’ve always fancied yourself as an artist, try Chandos Atelier’s adult art club, where you can allow your creativity to run free and experiment with a range of materials. Craft experiences give you a chance to memories and have something to take home with you at the end of your experience - and who knows, you might even end up finding a new hobby.
Cook up a storm
Have fun French macaron making with Little Kitchen in Totterdown - these delicious treats may be notoriously tricky to make, but your Little Kitchen host will show you step by step how to create the perfect batch. For fans of Italian food, Northern Italian pasta making for two might just be heaven. You’ll make your "pasta all'uovo" from scratch, creating an Italian recipe using locally sourced ingredients. At the end you’ll sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve made together with a delicious bottle of red, buon appetito! Or discover how to make an authentic three course Thai meal with the help of your host, Nuch Wills, who’s been cooking up authentic Thai dishes since she was a child.
Do something extra special
If you need to pull out all the stops, a private champagne balloon flight over Bristol with Bailey Balloons might just be the thing. Or if you know someone who’d jump at the chance of driving a tank, go for a military adventure at Aldwick Estate, where you’ll segway, try clay pigeon shooting and more. For anyone who’s fascinated by gastronomy, a Michelin star recipes and molecular science experience with Cooking It would be perfect, as you discover the secrets of some of the world's best restaurants and recreate some Michelin-awarded recipes yourself, before devouring the lot.
Take a look in our Christmas shop for even more local Bristol experiences to make them smile this Christmas.