With only a couple of days until Christmas, gift shopping becomes an Olympic sport itself. You plan yourself —budget and all!— and head to the stores to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. But no matter how well you plan, there is always a person on your list who is impossible to shop for.
But don’t worry, this ultimate gift guide is here to save the day. Packed with tons of unique ideas, from cooking classes to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, you’ll find inspiration for any time of the year. Say goodbye to the stress of gift shopping and hello to thoughtful, unforgettable presents for your loved ones who have it all.
1. Introduce them to a new hobby
When it comes to gifting a person who has everything, the secret lies in gifting the gift of experience. And what better experience than to introduce them to a new hobby. Nowadays, everybody has a camera, whether it’s a smartphone, DSLR or analogue, so why not have them practice their photography skills and capture stunning photos of London’s most iconic places with the help of a professional photographer. Best of thing is that this gift is truly a 2 for 1 because they’ll hone their photography skills, and then you’ll get new pics for the ‘Gram!
2. Bring out the artist in them
For the art lovers who have everything, bring out the artists in them with one-of-a-kind art exploration experiences. From painting in the dark to extreme painting by throwing paint at a canvas and using their body as a paintbrush, these unique art experiences will transport them beyond the traditional boundaries of creativity. These gifts not only stimulate the artistic senses but also offer a break from the ordinary. Alternatively, if they simply want to admire art instead, check out the likes of the Delight art exhibition gift card, or the Van Gogh Immersive Experience gift card.
What makes gifting experiences so special is that you can create a new memory for the person you’re gifting to. And experiencing an intimate candlelit moment while listening to their favourite music can be one of the most incredible gifts anyone can receive. Whether they’re into pop, rock, film soundtracks or classical music, the Candlelight concert series has a concert for all!
4. Explore the royal city of Edinburgh together
Feed into your loved one’s wanderlust by gifting them a day trip to a royal city. A train awaits for you at Kings Cross station bound for Edinburgh. Explore the city sights effortlessly on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and step foot into Edinburgh Castle. Joke around, take pictures and absorb the rich history of Scotland’s most renowned structure in this whole day trip that will make an excellent gift for those who already have everything – can you hear the sound of bagpipes? If so, check out Secret Edinburgh for more incredible things to do on your day trip.
5. Transport them to the Wild West
Forget about fancy decanters and expensive spirits —they probs already own them. If the person you are gifting takes their drinking very seriously, almost as a whole experience in itself, why not surprise them with an immersive cocktail experience? Buy them their favourite bottle of liquor and let them become the beating heart of a covert liquor-smuggling empire at Moonshine Saloon: Immersive Wild West Cocktail Experience. They’ll interact with live actors, create their own back story, and watch as their bottle of liquor is transformed into 4 bespoke cocktails!
6. Gift them a day of relaxation
Are they a little bit stiff or stressed lately? We don’t blame them; a lot is going on in London, and with the holidays, that multiplies by two. But that’s why your gift comes in handy here! Let them indulge in an evening of meditative sound baths and, yoga perfect for relaxing tense muscles and calming an overthinking mind. Help them say goodbye to the old and in with the new —as Sharpay knows best— and embrace a new self this coming year.
7. Have them become a kid for a day
Isn’t adulting hard enough to have to do it every single day? Don’t you wish you could become a kid and live worry-free? Well, you can gift your loved one —and yourself, of course!— a day of just being a kid. Relive all your childhood memories at Disney100: The Exhibition and Hakuna Matata. And if you have energy left, head to Dopamine Land or Bubble Planet for a playdate where fun never ends!
For the night owls who have everything and are always looking for exciting new experiences, a club is the way to go. A night out at some of London’s most exclusive parties will give them the opportunity to dance the night away and let loose in a thrilling and vibrant atmosphere. Plus, with a range of music genres to choose from, they’ll be able to find the perfect party to suit their preferences and let their inner party animal shine.
9.When in doubt, give a gift card with no doubt!
If you’ve ran out of ideas and everything that we’ve mention still doesn’t convince you, then you should find yourself a less picky friend —just kidding! But if after all these amazing plan you still have doubt, then the Fever gift card is the perfect choice for those who are hard to shop for. It allows the them to choose their own experience from a wide range of activities and events, ensuring that they will find something they love. Plus, with options ranging from bottomless drag brunches to intimate museum tours, there is something to appeal to every interest and taste.
And if they’re more into everything classical and exploring stunning venues, then we suggest getting them a Candlelight gift card. The candlelit concerts offer a unique and intimate atmosphere, where they’ll be able to enjoy all of their favourite artists’ music in classical format at some of London’s most beautiful and historic venues. Plus, the gift card allows them to choose their own concert and date, so they can plan their perfect evening out!