Experiential Gifts inspiration

As good as it feels to give a gift, it can be challenging to find the perfect one. The trick to the art of gifting is understanding and respecting the recipient’s personal taste. You may appreciate decorative gifts that embrace your love of maximalist interior design, but others prefer minimalism and could perceive trinkets as clutter. Equally, sometimes people really are just difficult to buy for. If you’re buying for someone who already has everything they need, prefers to buy their own things or has changeable preferences, you can’t go wrong with an experience gift.

In a busy world, the best present we can offer someone is time. An experience gift is more than a chance to enjoy themselves – it’s an opportunity to slow down and make memories. If you want to give an experience to a loved one but you’re not sure where to start, think about their personal interests.

For movie buffs


For the movie buffs in your life, plan a themed film night. Hire a projector and set up a cosy space with atmospheric lighting, themed drinks and plenty of snacks. They’ll appreciate the effort you’ve gone to just as much as the night itself.

Alternatively, you could take them to a drive-through movie theatre for a touch of classic glamour.

For sports fans

Tickets to go to their favourite sporting event together are likely to go down a treat, especially if you splash out on a box.

For a more relaxing experience, consider a weekend away at a luxury golf retreat together. Enjoy casual or competitive play alongside an indulgent experience of relaxing surroundings and lavish accommodations. This may be particularly rejuvenating, especially for couples who want to spend some time focusing on each other.

For foodies

food festivals

Food is the way to anyone’s heart! The UK has a plethora of fantastic food festivals, from beer events to celebrations of local produce. Buying tickets to a festival you think they’d enjoy and spending the day together with good food is a wonderful way to create fun memories.

If your loved one’s idea of indulgence is linked to haute cuisine, book a fine dining experience for an unforgettable evening of sophistication.

For culture vultures

If you’re giving a gift to someone who loves art, book a private museum or gallery tour around a space which represents their favourite artistic movement.

People may not prioritise cultural experiences in a difficult economic climate, so giving the gift of a trip to the theatre could be a real pleasure. Look up musicals, plays or comedy performances in the location of your choice to find upcoming shows.

For adventure seekers


What’s life without a little adventure? If your recipient loves to feel an adrenaline rush or the nervous buzz of a new experience, there are plenty of exciting options.

Llama or alpaca trekking is a wonderful way to feel the therapeutic benefits of interacting with animals while also doing something thrilling.

To give an impressive gift for those who prefer a bit of danger, snorkelling with sharks or doing a parachute jump would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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