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60 new gift ideas for Christmas

60 new gift ideas for Christmas

Christmas is a time to give, but what you’re giving doesn’t need to come wrapped in plastic destined for the landfill, or be expensive. Why not give an experience instead! Experiences can be a way to really connect with loved ones, forming fun memories together. They don’t have to cost much either – which is something many people will be especially conscious of this year. Just planning an adventure to walk somewhere new with a picnic and share quality time is a precious gift. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Experiences/activities

  1. Concert tickets
  2. Sporting tickets
  3. Movie passes
  4. Theatre tickets
  5. Golf passes
  6. Escape Room
  7. Symphony
  8. Community theatre
  9. Restaurant gift card
  10. Indoor rock climbing
  11. Bowling passes
  12. Stardome/planetarium
  13. Bowling or game of pool
  14. Massage
  15. Manicure/pedicure

Time

  1. Babysitting
  2. House cleaning
  3. Be PA for a day
  4. Mow the lawns/gardening
  5. Oil change
  6. Homemade baking
  7. Promise to cook and deliver a meal

Classes

  1. Cooking
  2. Dance
  3. Sport
  4. Swimming
  5. Music
  6. Coding
  7. Painting/art/pottery
  8. Homebrewing
  9. Scuba diving
  10. Foreign language
  11. Personal trainer
  12. Yoga

Low cost

Handmade vouchers don’t need to cost anything and can include time together

  1. ‘I’ll wash your car – inside and out’
  2. ‘To explore a local walk together’
  3. ‘Picnic together on a cliff, overlooking the ocean’
  4. ‘10 hugs – redeemable separately or together’
  5. ‘Choose a chore-free day’
  6. ‘I’ll mow the lawns’
  7. ‘Let’s climb a hill and watch the sunset/sunrise together’
  8. ‘Movie night – popcorn, rug and cuddles included’

Memberships

  1. Art or science museum
  2. Trampoline park
  3. Theme park
  4. Rock climbing
  5. Spotify premium
  6. Netflix/Disney+/Neon streaming
  7. Magazine subscription
  8. Entertainment Book – local dining deals for the year

Consumables

  1. Fruit basket/food hamper
  2. Flowers
  3. Chocolates
  4. Coffee beans
  5. Coffee gift card
  6. Local foods
  7. Meat and cheeses

Inspiration

  1. Subscription for audiobooks
  2. A fantastic planner/journal like this one
  3. A quote/picture for the wall
First published: Nov 2020

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