Twinkling lights. Sparkling trees in windows. 17 chocolates left in the advent calendar! Can you guess where I'm going with this?
With the countdown to Christmas Day officially on, I've been thinking about the perfect Christmas gift ideas for couples- those notoriously hard-to-shop-for pair! How do you find something unique, that both of them will enjoy?
The good news? The easiest way to go about buying for couples is to figure out what their shared passions are. And there are lots of gift experiences on Yuup, which will suit any hobby or niche.
Do they love cooking together? Then why not gift them an amazing Italian cooking experience for two? They'll be spending the day learning new culinary tricks, trying delicious flavours and leaving with a whole set of new dishes to recreate together at home.
Or, if they've had a busy year and deserve a treat, why not send them off on a relaxing couples spa day? You'll be giving the gift of quality time relaxing and catching up.
Not only will you be giving the gift of incredible memories, but gift experiences are also the perfect way to shop small and stay local this Christmas. Bristol is filled with hundreds of independent businesses, so there's bound to be something on Yuup to float their boats!
And the best part about gifting an experience is you don’t have to worry about Christmas delivery times or delays. Gifting someone an experience is an instant delivery, hassle-free alternative to giving someone a physical item. Plus, they'll still have something to look forward to once the big day is over! So it's a win-win.
So without further ado, below is a closer look at the best unique and easy Bristol Christmas gift ideas for couples (2022):
- Gift them a weekend away in a luxury hotel with a spa
- Send them off on a bike ride in the countryside
- Give them a day making their own bespoke gin
- Let them have fun at an axe-throwing experience
- Help them unwind with a private flotation pod experience
- Give them an Italian cooking experience day
- Get their creativity flowing with a private pottery wheel workshop
- Get them moving with a Strictly Come Dancing course
- Help make unforgettable memories with a private hot air balloon flight
1. Gift them a short break in a luxury hotel with a spa
Do your favourite couple deserve a nice treat? Then this luxury short break away in a hotel and spa is for them!
In this experience, they will be escaping the world with an overnight stay at a luxury hotel. They'll be given access to a luxury spa, where they can lie back, dip their toes in the pool or even treat themselves to a dreamy massage or facial.
Soothing and definitely romantic, this one is perfect for any couple who deserves to be spoiled rotten this Christmas.
💆 Short break away in a luxury hotel and spa: £220 for two people
2. Ride a bicycle made for two
A lovely breeze whistling through their hair. Gorgeous Somsert countryside whizzing by. A delicious picnic for two! This bicycle-for-two experience is perfect for any couple who loves a good slice of cheesy romance.
In this experience, they will be riding a tandem bicycle together along the peaceful Strawberry Line cycle path. Just a stone's throw from Bristol, this one is sure to leave them giggling with silliness for months to come.
🚲 Ride a bicycle made for two in the countryside: £55 for two adults
3. Give them a day making their own bespoke gin
Do they love a glass (or two!) of their favourite tipple? Then this bespoke gin-making experience is one to try!
In this experience, your favourite pair will be spending the day diving into the wonderful world of gin. They will learn how to make their own unique recipe with help from professional gin-makers at an indie distillery.
Not only is this one a lot of fun, but they'll be finishing the experience with their own hand-crafted bottle of gin to take home and enjoy. Turn up at the right time and they might give you a glass as well. Cheers to that!
🍹 Bespoke gin-making experience: £95 for two adults
4. Let them have fun at an axe throwing experience
Do they love being sporty together? Then send them off on a unique axe-throwing experience!
In this experience, the two of them will be learning how to hit targets with the ancient craft of axe-throwing. They'll be taught the basics before getting competitive and tapping into their inner Thor. But who will score the most points?
Definitely unique and a lot of fun, this one is sure to hit the mark with any adventurous couple.
🪓 Axe throwing experience: £42 for two adults
5. Help them unwind with a private flotation pod experience
If your couple love to spend time relaxing and unwinding, then this flotation pod experience is for them.
Flotation pods are private cabins filled with lovely warm water. They will be experiencing a weightless feeling, while their muscles are soothed with Epsom salts.
This one is perfect for any busy couple who deserves some quality time together. They'll be able to switch off from the world and leave feeling rejuvenated!
💧 Private flotation pod experience for two: £89 for two adults
6. Give them an Italian cooking experience day
In this experience, your couple will be spending the day learning how to cook delicious and authentic Italian pasta dishes. First, they'll deep dive into the world of pasta and hear about the fascinating regional flavours. Next, they'll be taught how to cook up a pasta storm before settling down for a romantic and hard-earned bite of their creations.
This Italian pasta experience is perfect for any food lover or foodie couple.
🍝 Northern Italian pasta workshop for two: £120 for two adults
7. Gift them a private pottery wheel workshop
Have they always wanted to give pottery a go? Do they love getting cosy and watching the Great Pottery Throw Down together? Then this pottery wheel workshop for two is the way to go!
In this experience, they will be joining a professional potter for a private pottery wheel class. They'll be taught how to create shapes from clay, using nothing but their hands and a spinning wheel.
Creative, messy and lots of fun- this one is sure to be a gift they won't forget in a hurry.
🏺 Private pottery wheel workshop for two: £100 for two adults
8. Get them moving with a Strictly Come Dancing course
Amazing salsas. Beautiful waltzes. Fierce tangos! This 6-week Strictly Come Dancing-inspired course is perfect for any couple who loves to move.
Over this course, they will learn how to dance to some iconic routines together. Led by professional dancers, they'll soon by whizzing elegantly across the dancefloor.
👯 Strictly Come Dancing 6-week course: £100 for two adults
9. Give them an unforgettable private hot air balloon flight over Bristol
A private hot air balloon flight over Bristol? This one is pretty special.
In this experience, your couple will be floating away in a private balloon flight just for them. They'll be able to witness the magic of the rolling Somerset countryside and the incredible sights of the city spreading out beneath them. Once up there, they'll be able to soak up the wonder with a delicious glass of G&T. Magical!
This one is perfect for any couple who has something special to celebrate this year.
🎈 Private hot air balloon flight for two with G&Ts: £800 for two adults