Buying an experience voucher for a loved one is an excellent way to show you care on any special occasion. Whether for your partner, friend or relative, there are a whole host of experiences available to purchase for any occasion that are so much more interesting than an uninspiring box of chocolates or bunch of flowers!
Types of Experiences
No matter what kind of activities you enjoy, there will be an experience to suit you. Whilst I personally favour pampering days lazing in the spa with a glass of champagne and a luxurious facial, others might prefer abseiling off a cliff, white water rafting or cruising on the Thames whilst enjoying a three course dinner.
Try and think about what the recipient of your gift enjoys doing. Whilst you might want to skydive from a plane, your Mum might not be so keen to experience fear 10,000 feet above the ground! You’ll also need to consider your budget; whilst a day driving Formula One racing cars might be something that your boyfriend has always wanted to do, if your budget is £50 then it might not be the most practical choice. There are plenty of options available to suit most budgets; for example a glamorous day of pampering at the Marriott can be found online for around £90 for two people and is just one of many great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas available.
Cookery courses are a great way to not only brush up your existing kitchen skills, but learn something new to impress friends and family! With full day cookery courses from around £200 in the UK this could be the ideal gift for the budding chef in your life. You will find a range of cooking experiences available online, from sushi making to Michelin starred cooking with top chefs. Just make sure that they test their new found cooking skills on you when they get home!
It’s a common misconception that extreme sports are just for the boys. Many women love the adrenalin rush of skydiving, white water rafting or abseiling, so why not treat the adventurous lady in your life (whether it’s your Mum or your girlfriend) to an experience she will never forget! Earn brownie points by booking a tandem skydive for around £300 and let them enjoy parachuting without the need for training. If driving is more their thing, book an experience driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini, usually available at a choice of UK locations.
Look (and Smell) Beautiful
Whilst a makeover and photo shoot is a great gift idea for the special someone in your life, there are more unusual Valentines or Mother’s Day Gift Ideas available! Use your imagination; why not book a Design Your Own Perfume Day, offering a consultation with a trained fragrance expert followed by the creation of your own unique fragrance, choosing from 18 blends which have been created by a skilled perfumer. Your recipient will leave with an atomiser of their favourite perfume, as well as a certificate showing the perfume name and blend, for when it runs out! They will be thinking of you every time they use their perfume.
Creative sorts will really enjoy a cupcake making class, with the opportunity to bake and decorate their own cupcakes with frosting and delicious edible decorations. At around £50 and including a cocktail, recipe sheets and of course the cupcakes themselves, this is a delicious way to treat someone for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or just a special occasion. Plus you never know; you might get to taste some of their creations: that is if there are any leftover by the time they get home!
Jess Toogood is a writer who has some great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas up her sleeve which should really impress your mother and make her feel special on what is a day all about her.