It's day #7 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Blogging Challenge and today's topic is gift ideas. I decided, instead of showing you all the fantastic things you can buy, once again, as I've shown in my other gift guides that I would share some of my favourite gift ideas that allow you to spend time with your gift recipient as well as giving you both a great experience to remember together.
Afternoon Tea For Two. This is one of my favourite gift ideas ever. Tell the person you're bringing for afternoon tea to get ready because you're going somewhere nice, then bring them to your chosen destination for afternoon tea and have them truly surprised by your gesture. Afternoon tea is a great alternative to taking someone out for dinner and it's actually so much fun getting to try different teas from around the world, different cakes, sandwiches and sweet treats and the optional (or in my case non-optional!) glass of champagne. Jacek took me for afternoon tea for our third year anniversary and it was a great experience for the both of us - getting to enjoy delicious food and drink in each others company, what could be better?
Concert Tickets For Their Favourite Band. This is another great gift idea as it's something you know they're guaranteed to enjoy. Jacek has actually gotten me a ticket to see one of my favourite bands in January and I thought it was such a great gift as he's coming along too as he also loves the band so it's something we can both enjoy. There are so many great bands with upcoming gigs at the moment including another band I really like - The Script. Judging by posts on Facebook I know one of my friends would love to get The Script tickets as a gift, so that might just be something I have to keep in mind for their birthday! Girly night out seeing a great band - yes please!
A Spa Day. I think a spa day is another great gift idea and is one which has been on my wish list for quite awhile now. It's an especially great gift idea if the person you're gifting this to has a very stressful job, is a busy parent, has just done exams, etc. and is need of a little bit of rest and relaxation. There's a gorgeous spa quite near to mine and Jacek's home and I think I just may have to bring him there one day, maybe for Valentine's Day because if anyone is in need of a bit of rest and relaxation it's him!
A Trip Away. This is another great gift idea and one I had been wanting to do for Jacek for ages and this Christmas I've finally managed it. I'm taking him to Amsterdam for two days in March (coincidentally it's the day after my birthday but it was the only time the two of us could go!). It's one of our favourite cities and we've already made out a list of everything we're going to do there - so excited to explore the city together! Taking someone on a trip away can be very cheap to do. I got our flights whilst they were on sale and used a price comparison site to find the best deal on a hotel. I managed to get us a really nice one in the main square of the city for a great price. We can't wait for our trip and Jacek was delighted with his gift!
A Gift Experience. Finally, I've written about Tinggly and their amazing gift experiences before, you can read all about it here, but I really do think giving someone the gift of a pre-paid experience of their choice from so many destinations around the world is such a great gift. It's another one I have gifted Jacek with this Christmas (he has been spoilt I must say but he's worth it!) and he thinks it's such a brilliant idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what experience he picks.
These are just some of my favourite gift ideas which allow you to spend time with your gift recipient as well as giving them a great experience too.
Have you ever gifted anyone with any of the above?