Amazing Christmas gifts, day out gift cards and vouchers

November 15, 2022

Amazing Christmas gifts at Manor Farm

Are you looking for amazing Christmas gifts, day out gift cards and vouchers that will make your loved ones feel special? Well we’ve put them all together in one place! You no longer have to search high and low for amazing Christmas gifts and vouchers. Or end up panic buying something you’re not sure about.

Happy Christmas shopping! And once you’ve finished finding the best Christmas gifts for your loved ones, book your visit to Santa too! 

Isle of Wight’s amazing Christmas gifts

The Isle of Wight has a huge variety of independent shops! With a wide selection of local artisan products at the Winter Markets hosted across the Island, it’s easy to find Christmas presents that are a little bit different. 

From artisans and craftspeople to independent retailers, you’ll find gifts and goodies galore to stick in those stockings. Silversmiths, glassblowers, potters or painters; the Island is home to a diverse and vibrant network of makers and creators. Enjoy a day trip exploring the shops and markets with Wightlink this festive season.

Memorable memberships

For year-long fun, an annual membership to Manor Farm (image above) or Staunton Farm is a way to guarantee smiles this Christmas! The only struggle is picking which one. Do you like feeding the animals at Staunton or are you tempted by Manor Farm’s expansive indoor Play Barn? 

Membership to The Brickworks Museum makes a great gift for people of all ages. Providing access to all of their Museum in Steam events, regular open days, and holiday activities, it pays for itself!

Adventure gift cards and vouchers

Say ‘stuff it’ to stuff! Give the gift of an unmissable adventure this Christmas, complete with a side dish of memories to last a lifetime. Consider day out gift cards that break out of the comfort zone and find new levels of fun in the great outdoors! Go Ape gifts are the perfect exhilarating treat for your adventurous loved one. Or perhaps for someone who’s looking to do something a little different in 2023!

Treat your family and friends to a marvellous day out at Beaulieu with the new Beaulieu Gift Voucher. See everything it has to offer including The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Little Beaulieu, Beaulieu Abbey and the incredible monorail. Perfect for Christmas!

Give the gift of a great family day out this Christmas! Paultons Park gift cards make the perfect day out gift cards and can be used to purchase tickets to the Park, spent on food and drink during your trip or used to purchase a memento from the incredible Big Toy Shop!

Looking for something different for the petrolhead in your life? A driving experience at Thruxton is a unique and memorable gift they’ll remember for a long time to come. Get behind the wheel of a supercar or drive a real single seat racing driver and feel like a Formula One driver!

Looking for a fast and furious gift but hoping for a cheeky discount? There are three ways to save up to 30% on driving experiences this Christmas at Thruxton. A range of special offers are available across the range of driving experiences, including; Circuit Experiences, Skid Pan Driving and 4×4 Off-Road. Limited time only. 

Butser Ancient Farm amazing Christmas gifts
Butser Ancient Farm Christmas gifts

Butser Ancient Farm are offering digital gifts with easy online delivery, perfect for last-minute gifts ideas! They have ancient skills workshop vouchers, annual passes for a year of incredible days out, or access to a trove of history documentaries & demonstrations via Butser Plus.

Have you got an adventurous loved one that is the hardest to buy for? New Forest Activities gift vouchers are the perfect present for them! Choose from either a virtual or physical gift voucher and match it to the price of one of their five star experiences in the outdoors.

Entertainment gift cards and vouchers

When household expenses need to be slashed, entertainment is usually the first to go – and that’s no fun for anybody…

Help your friends and family out this Christmas by giving them a voucher for Riverside Bowl to make up for what they’re missing out on!

If you’re looking for Christmas vouchers that give fun, excitement and adventure, consider A Text Quest voucher. Take a quest across the south of England! Your loved one can choose to take an entertaining stroll, explore a new city or solve a mystery.

Can’t find the perfect Christmas gift? Why not give the gift of theatre this Christmas? From as little as £5 you can give someone the chance to come and see a show of their dreams at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth. 

Give the gift of live performance with Play to the Crowd gift vouchers – these can be spent at Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair or Playmakers! They can be delivered instantly and directly to recipients in-box – perfect for last minute gifts!

Events and workshops for unforgettable experiences

Christmas tickets for Staunton Farm's Enlightened Trail
Staunton Farm’s Enlightened Trail

For a de(light)ful gift, why not give your loved one tickets to Staunton Farm’s Enlightened trail? Fancy mesmerising music and delicious food? Enlightened is one of the most amazing Christmas gifts the whole family will enjoy. The magical illuminated light trail is open between 1 December 2022 – 1 January 2023, making it an enchanting experience to give this Christmas. 

Looking for a present for the little one in your life? Encourage their love of the outdoors with tickets to A Winter Wander with The Snowman and The Snowdog! Choose between Royal Victoria Country Park, Lepe Country Park or Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Kids and grown-ups alike will be s(n)o(w) happy! 

Looking for a Christmas present for someone who has everything? Amazing Christmas gifts need to have the wow factor, and a ticket for the Watercress Line’s Steam Illuminations will give someone exactly that! Running from November to January, this popular event will be a welcome gift.

Whitchurch Silk Mill is hosting a series of weaving and textile workshops in the new year. Led by the Silk Mill weavers, this makes a unique present for the arty crafter in your life. You know, the one who’s always looking for a new hobby!

Handmade items say something special, so create nature-inspired sustainable Christmas gifts from craft workshops at Gilbert White’s House this festive season. 13 December there will be a needle felting workshop where participants can create a robin, and 15 December there will be a willow weaving workshop to create willow bird feeders.

Christmas fayres and amazing Christmas gifts in Hampshire

Looking for unique gift ideas for the festive season? The dockyard’s online and onsite shops have fantastic ranges of nautical and history-themed gifts, as well as plush toys, games, distinctive jewellery and collectors’ items. 

Purchase gifts from Milestones Museum’s award-winning shop this Christmas! From local Hampshire products to retro and nostalgic gifts for all generations, be sure to stop by Milestones’ gift shop in Basingstoke ahead of the Christmas rush. The perfect place for unique presents! There’s no need to purchase an admission ticket to browse the gift shop or visit Rooftops Café (though we’re sure you won’t want to miss out on the museum below when you get there!)

Find the perfect gift this Christmas inside Marwell Zoo’s gift shop! There’s tempting treats every animal lover in your life will go wild for. All profits from sales made in the gift shop contribute to the care of our animals in the zoo and our conservation programmes around the world.

Bring your Christmas shopping list to Cyclexperience this year! With super easy access to the centre in Brockenhurst, shoppers will find all sorts of wonderful gift ideas awaiting. From kid’s bikes with monthly payment plans to ex-hire bikes and even gift vouchers, there’s something for everyone this Christmas! 

Treat the book lover in your life to a stunning piece of jewellery this Christmas from the Chawton House x Tatty Devine collection. Inspired by the women writers whose works can be seen on the shelves at Chawton House, these beautiful pieces can be purchased online and in the shop.  

Grab a friend and get in the festive spirit with Butser’s Christmas shopping evening on Thursday 1st December from 5pm – 7pm. Browse hand-crafted, locally-sourced gifts and stocking fillers by independent crafts folk and authors. Once you’ve had time to shop you can make your way to a beautifully decorated ancient house where they will be serving warming mulled drinks, tea and coffee around a roaring fire.

Adopt a bird, animal or aircraft!

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? Why not adopt one of the Army Flying Museum’s aircraft? Not only will you receive lots of goodies, but you will also become part of the story of your adopted aircraft. Help preserve the history of British Army aviation and support the Museum.

Amazing Christmas gifts with meaning from the Army Flying Museum
Army Flying Museum Christmas gifts

For unique gifts that also support conservation, the Hawk Conservancy Trust has memorable experience days, event tickets and more! You can even buy adoption packs for their birds of prey, including the iconic Snowy Owl! Head to their web shop for quirky stocking fillers, gift vouchers and more.

Marwell Zoo have a large choice of furry, feathery, and fanged critters to adopt for children and adults alike, included in the adoption is a day visit to see the animals, a certificate and a cuddly toy!

What do you think? It’s clear to see Hampshire has some great options for amazing Christmas gifts and experiences to make your loved ones smile! So, grab yourself a cuppa and peruse your options to find the perfect Christmas gift for a special someone! And whilst you’re at it, don’t forget to follow and tag us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter! so we can share the gift idea inspiration. Just make sure to temporarily block your loved ones from seeing… 

 

 

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