On the hunt for truly unique Christmas gifts for him? Well, you're in the right place. With twinkling Christmas lights adorning the towns and with festive fairs and markets being put up, merry season is just around the corner!
And with all the festive cheer in the air, you may be wondering how to shop for the special man in your life. How do you buy for the person who says 'I don't need anything,' 'don't worry about me,' or seems to already have it all?
The good news? You can forget about your usual tech gadgets. Step away from the generic bottle of aftershave! Because Bristol is bursting with tonnes of exciting and unique experience gift ideas for him, which will be sure to surprise him this year.
Does he love coffee? Send him on a coffee brewing masterclass! Is he into his fitness? Then send him off on a Wim Hoff method workshop. There's an experience for every interest, hobby or passion on Yuup.
And the best part about giving an experience gift, is you can do the experience with him! You'll be getting to spend that quality time together, whilst also doing something a little different and even learning new skills along the way.
Gifting an experience will also mean you don't have to worry about Christmas delivery times, or the added cost of postage. It's also a zero-waste, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to buying your usual material items (and guarantees your present won't end up in the 'pass it on' drawer).
So without further ado, here's a closer look at the top experience gifts for him, perfect for dads, brothers, partners or grandads:
Culinary and food lover gifts for him:
Does he love good food, learning new culinary skills and trying new cuisine? Then gift him a cooking experience day! There are tonnes of cooking classes, from Sri Lankan to delicious dim sum, authentic Italian and even Lebanese comfort food. He'll be learning how to cook up a storm, as well as gaining a few handy tips from a professional chef.
Or if he'd rather sit back and enjoy the delicious flavours without any of the hard work, why not take him for a luxury meal or tasting experience? He'll be discovering exciting new flavours and sampling mouth-watering dishes.
Whether he wants to apply for Masterchef or he's a budding new cook, these experiences will be sure to get his tummy rumbling.
🥟 Dim sum cooking evening: £65 per person
🇱🇧 Lebanese comfort food cooking workshop: £75 per person
🍝 Little Italy: cooking workshop: £75 per person
🇱🇰 Cook tasty Sri Lankan street food: £75 per person
⭐️ Michelin star dining experience at The Ethicurean: £150 per person
👀 Blindfolded 3-course tasting experience: £41.95 per person
🍺 Craft beer tasting flight and take-away pack: £25 per person
Sporty and adventure gifts for him:
If he's into sports, adventure and thrill-seeking experiences, then these ones are for him!
Has he always wanted to test his nerves in a Wim Hoff ice bath? How about paddleboarding around the harbourside? Not only will he have something to look forward to, but these sporty experience gifts are perfect for anyone who loves to get active, learn a new hobby or try new things.
Does he love getting out into the great outdoors? Take him on a day of axe throwing in the countryside! He'll be learning the basics before taking aim and unleashing his inner Thor.
So whether he's into water sports, boxing or something more niche, gifting him an active experience is a sure way to quench his thirst for adventure.
🧊 Wim Hoff fundamentals workshop: £95 per person
🎪 Beginner's unicycle masterclass: £15 per person
🥊 Drum 'n' bass boxing workout: £8 per person
🪓 Axe throwing experience: £25 per person
🏄♂️ Paddleboarding taster in the Harbourside: £30 per person
🍕 Trampolines, beer & pizza experience: £18 per person
🐦 Clay pigeon shooting with 30 shots: £50 per person
Crafty gifts for the man who loves to make things:
Does he love to tinker with things? Can you often find him pottering around the house, doing a bit of DIY or working on projects in his shed? Then spoil him with a craft experience gift and watch as his habit for fixing things flourishes into learning how to make things from scratch!
These craft experiences are a great way for him to learn new skills and have fun seeing a project through from start to finish. There's experiences ranging from wood carving courses, to metalwork workshops and even learning how to make your own drumming cymbal.
🔥 Make your own upcycled firepit or BBQ: £145 per person
🍺 Make a pottery beer mug at Wiper & True taproom: £38 per person
👨🎨 Arts & Laughs: Make bad art with Bristol Improv Theatre: £10 per person
🥁 Make your own drumming cymbal: £199 per person
🔨 Welding and creative metalwork workshop: £135 per person
🎨 Learn how to do graffiti with the Graffiti Workshop: £45 per person
🪵 Wood carving weekend: £145 per person
Gifts for the keen competitor, gamer or tech lover:
Is he actually just a big kid? Does he love to spend the weekend playing FIFA or nerding out on new tech gadgets he's bought for himself? Then why not indulge his inner geek with a techy experience gift? He'll be satisfying his competitive streak or getting familiar with new pieces of kit!
And as these ones are great for one-on-one time and bigger groups, you could take your friends or the whole family along for the ride. Who's in?
🎮 Virtual reality gaming experience: £30 per person
📷 Photography workshop in the beautiful Avon Valley: £75 per person
👹 Dungeons & Dragons at a Bristol gin distillery: £15 per person
🎞 Intro to black & white darkroom photography printing: £25 per person
🍺 Board games and cider at Beard & Sabre: £10 per person
Improv theatre Dungeons & Dragons and cocktails: £15 per person