With the distribution of vaccines and ease of restrictions here and there, I am trying to stay positive for 2021 and have started browsing through activities and mini getaways to hopefully take later this year 🤞
The following gift experiences are also perfect last-minute presents for your partner as all it takes is forwarding an email or printing off the voucher. Plan your next outing or weekend stay with any one of these romantic or adventurous activities.
No denying that it’s been a worrisome and fearful time – everyone’s been affected one way or another. Leave your problems behind for a couple days with a pampering and well-deserved spa break!
Prices vary depending on your chosen location, choice of therapy and treatments, access to spa facilities, and added luxury bonuses i.e. afternoon tea, dinner, a glass of bubbly, etc.
Spa breaks are definitely a must-do because it provides physical and psychological benefits such as mitigate muscle and joint pain, activates blood circulation, moisturises and hydrates skin, improves self-esteem, and reduces anxiety and nervousness. Feel your stress levels slowly fade away and your senses heightened with the spa’s natural ingredients and soothing background music.
This intimate experience will help you and your love to reconnect as you spend some quality alone time without any distractions. It will release any tension that you’ve been holding with your day-to-day life and give you better quality of sleep at the end of the day.
Note: The link transfers you to the Buy a Gift website which displays dozens of possible spa days and breaks across the UK. You can read through hundreds of comments from past customers and see how they rate the experience from the staff to the utilities to the treatments.
‘A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.’ – Madeleine L’Engle
Enjoy an evening filled with guffaws and tears of laughter at the closest comedy club near you.
There will be up to three hilarious comedians providing the entertainment, and depending on your location, the night doesn’t have to end as soon as the last act leaves the stage – you could stick around longer and attend an after-show party until the early hours.
This experience has received continuous 5-star online reviews from customers, complimenting the comedians themselves, the location, and their delicious drinks and food menu. Together, it creates a fun and memorable night.
Note: The link transfers you to a voucher on Virgin Experience Days which is available to use on a dozen different venues including London, Oxford, and Glasgow. Venues may be limited to certain days. Due to COVID, this offer is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Relish an afternoon of class and get a breath-taking sight of London from the tallest building in the UK.
Your interactive and modern experience starts with a high-speed kaleidoscopic lift up to Level 69 (lasting one quick minute), and for the next 3 levels, there are floor-to-ceiling windows on every side of the building. There’s also an open-air Skydeck on Level 72 (802 feet above ground) with 360-degree views across London, and it is beautiful to step out onto during the summer.
There’s not a spot up to 40 miles away which will go unseen and the iconic landmarks which will be in your eyeline include Tower Bridge, the Gherkin, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Don’t forget to capture some pictures!
When you are finished taking in the London scenery, travel back down to street level and continue the high life with a visit to the Novotel London Bridge for a delectable spot of afternoon tea. On the menu, you’ll be served a pot of tea, a selection of savoury finger sandwiches, an array of delightful cakes, and the high tea classic of scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Note: The link transfers you to a voucher on the Find Me A Gift website for this experience which is available from Monday to Sunday. It comes with an 18-month validity and upon purchase, it will be sent via email eVoucher within 15 minutes.
Is your beloved an outdoorsy person and adrenaline junkie?
Try something different together as you are both put in the driving seat of these wind-powered vehicles and reach exciting speeds of over 40 mph. You will be given a land yacht each with plenty of time to practice the controls on a course that is designed to sharpen your skills before going out on the open plain and fully getting the wind in your sails.
Land yachts can travel up to four times faster than the wind speed, so even on a calm day, you should still be able to ride along smoothly and swiftly. At all times, you’ll have a highly-skilled tutor nearby to take care of the both of you and ensure that you have an adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride from beginning to end.
This experience lasts for two hours and takes place in Kent. Spectators are also welcome to watch if you would like to bring along some friends or family.
Note: The link transfers you to lastminute.com to a voucher which is available seven days a week, all year round. It comes with a 12-month validity.
Treat your special someone with a heavenly and romantic weekend getaway at a traditional English vineyard.
Old Walls’ tour and tasting starts at 11am and includes a guided tour of the vines, the wine making process, and some wine tasting. Overall, it lasts until 3pm with a Ploughmans lunch in Regents Bistro.
Each couple is presented with a comfy and spacious retreat lodge – two of which are pet-friendly – which consists of a double room, one twin room, an open plan kitchen, bathroom, and a living and dining area. They are also equipped with a fully furnished kitchen for self-catering, a TV and DVD player, towels, and more. Overlooking acres of astonishing vines, these lodges offer the perfect place to sit back and relax with a bottle of red or white.
When you want to chill outside, there is a veranda with a bench to gaze at the vines as well as private outdoor seating. Alternatively, you are free to explore the gorgeous South Devon coast.
On your last day, you will have the opportunity to purchase Old Walls wine in the gift shop to take home and share with friends and family.
Note: The link transfers you to the Old Walls website which describes the full details of this luxurious stay. To make your booking, you can click on “Booking” on the main menu or call the establishment directly.
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I hope you find this article helpful in surprising the special lady or gentleman in your life. What do you think of these gift experiences? If any has piqued your interest or you are fond of a certain couple’s activity, please feel free to let me know and leave a comment below!
Hope you all are having a love-filled month! 💗💐 Wishing you happiness and health 😀