We all have someone in our lives that we struggle to buy gifts for, and buying a material gift isn't always what they truly want. There are many reasons why gifting an experience to a family member or friend is beneficial and appreciated. In the current climate, giving an experience can help someone feel like they have something exciting coming up; and look forward to enjoying the company of others again. People also value good memories and look back on them fondly for years to come; and might even find that they discover something new that they enjoy.
Read on as we recommend 5 experiences, perfect for gifting.
With 180 National Trust sites across the UK, a membership will provide endless opportunities for days out in beautiful places. Visit gardens, parks and houses across the country and finish off the day with a cream tea.
Give a houseplant subscription to a plant-loving friend to brighten their space each month. Plants can help people to feel calmer, happier; and having a plant in your space can promote concentration and mental wellbeing. With options for both 3 and 6 month subscriptions, there's something for every budget.
Petersham Nurseries offers a wide variety of wonderful workshops. From pasta making to wine tasting and wreath making, there is something for anyone to enjoy. If there's nothing you think they would fancy at the moment, why not get a gift voucher instead?
A membership to Kew Gardens is the perfect gift for Londoners who like to escape the busyness for some greenery and fresh air. With acres of green space to explore as well as stunning glass houses; there's nothing not to love about Kew.
A membership to the V&A is perfect for those who enjoy their cultural fix in one of London's most beautiful buildings. A membership covers free entry to all of the amazing exhibitions, and offers exclusive previews to new galleries and members events.