Unique Christmas Gift ideas in BristolPosted on: 17 Dec 2018
The frosty December mornings are upon us, marking everyone’s favourite festive month in celebration of all things food, booze, family, friends and of course- presents! Not forgetting the religious sentiment behind this thing we call Christmas…but we’re not here for that right now. There are many wonderful and alternative things to give as gifts around Bristol, and we have made it easy for you- check out our list of Christmas gift ideas including sports memberships, gin tastings, boat trips and more!
Know a gin-fanatic? We all do. Why not gift them with a gin tasting for two at The Rummer? Forging highly exclusive blends, their recently installed micro-distillery been a hit with gin-lovers and locals alike, while tasting sessions give visitors the chance to taste and learn about the tipples on offer. It’s a quirky gift, that’s for sure!
Clip 'n Climb is composed of a wide selection of climbing-based activities providing healthy, challenging fun for all the family! Test your resolve and determination across all of their separate challenges - climb commando style on the Jungle Gym, reach new heights on the Skyscraper, take the Speed Climbing challenge, tangle yourself in Spaghetti, dare to tackle the Lightning Crack or race your friends up the Stairway to Heaven!
This Golf stimulation mirrors playing golf outside as you play with real clubs and balls. There are five stimulators for general hire and a further stimulator for specialist coaching and custom fit bay. The relaxed and informal environment makes for the perfect place for both beginners and accomplished golfers! A great, social evening with friends or colleagues, you can book Christmas group activities, gift vouchers and team building exercises here.
It's not uncommon on a clear day to see more than a few hot air balloons on the Bristol skyline, and with good reason - the picturesque city offers breathtaking views to those lucky enough to experience a ride. Bristol Balloons has been organising passenger flights since 1978, working tirelessly in the time since to put together as many bespoke packages as possible and making balloon rides accessible to all.
Take a wonderful Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight with a loved one, or book a family trip for up to 4 people and have the balloon to yourselves. Click here to look at all of the flight options.
Bristol Blue Glass is a fantastic example of local craftsmanship at work. They’ve led the revival of glass-making in the area, and have perfected their techniques over decades. Give the gift of skilled craftsmanship this festive season, with one of the collective’s handmade creations. Vases, baubles and pots; their opulent designs are the perfect statement piece.
Stuck on what to get that person who’s hard to buy for? You can’t go wrong with a light-hearted comical gift and Fun Warehouse is the perfect place to find exactly that. With a range of weird and wonderful costumes and accessories, you’re bound to find something for laughs.
The Arcade is a bustling hub for independent businesses in Bristol. Located in the shopping quarter of Broadmead, you’ll find everything from vape shops to nail salons, bespoke clothing to tattoo studios, each business different from the next. Set inside a beautiful Victorian building, it has been operating as a home for small shops and eateries since 1832.
One for when the weather’s warmer!
Number Seven Boats have been the premier Ferry Boat service in Bristol since they were first established in 1999. Operating a number of ferries and running everything from 2 minute trips between the Broken Dock and the SS Great Britain to day trips along the Avon, Number Seven let you experience Bristol in the best way - from the water.
One of their most popular trips is that to Beeses Bar and Tea Gardens on Saturday afternoons. Beeses is a riverside bar and restaurant that was founded in 1846 as a rest-stop for travellers and workers using the river, and is still going strong today. Known as one of Bristol’s hidden gems, it sits next to a woodland area that is just an hour’s ride up the Avon. Beeses provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in their secluded spot which is best reached by boat.
Saturday Beeses River Trips with Number Seven Boats are £14 for Adults, £11 for Seniors, £8.50 for Children 6-16 years or £5 for Children 2-5 years.
Purchase a Forever Bristol Bears membership this Christmas and receive a FREE ticket to a home game in January or £10 to spend online or in the Bristol Sport store.
With a mouthwatering schedule of clashes at Ashton Gate, this is the ideal Christmas stocking filler.
Give the gift of live sport this Christmas. In addition to the great ticket discounts, priority and Rewards that a Forever Bristol Membership includes, our limited-time Christmas offer also grants supporters a choice of one of the below as an additional benefit:
Bristol Bears v Enisei STM (Saturday 19th January)
Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs (Saturday 26th January)
Bristol City v Bolton (Saturday 12th January)
£10 voucher for the Bristol Sport online or Ashton Gate store
Click here to find out more about the membership package.
Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.