Staff-picks December 10 2021

5 Christmas Gift Ideas to Make Your Friends Smile

5 Christmas Gift Ideas to Make Your Friends Smile

Stop the endless searching for 'Christmas gift friend' because we have the answer!

Seasons Greetings! In a few short weeks, everything will become hectic. You'll be running around town in search for that perfect present for your friends and family members desperately hoping that you have indeed chosen well.

What to get for the friend that has it all?

You may have even found yourself in a position where you have all the family gifts sorted, but are still unsure of what to get for your best friend?

Shopping for Christmas gifts for friends can be a difficult task that does nothing but create a stressful search operation that may just break your bank account.

Fear not, here at Gifting Owl we want to help alleviate any and all Christmas stressing this year with our incredible range of thoughtful experience gifts they are bound to love.

You can't put a price on memories

Whilst material gifts can hold a special place in our hearts but nothing can compare to making memories with loved ones.

Something for every kind of friend

Well look no further because Gifting Owl has a great selection of unique Christmas gifts that are bound to please even the toughest person on your list.

Global gifting made easy

The best part is that all of our experience gifts are available worldwide, so no matter where in the world your best friend may just be, we have a great idea that will be perfect for them.

1. Stress-free Gift Cards

The birthday gift that can't go wrong!

Now we all know that buying personalised gifts isn't always the easiest task, especially when buying a thoughtful gift for your best friend.

It can be a lot of pressure to buy a gift that truly commemorates what their friendship truly means to you.

Contrary to the average gift card, a Gifting Owl gift card has a staggering validity of three years to ensure they do get around to using it when the time is just right. These gift vouchers can be purchased online and emailed to you or your recipient's inbox instantly.

2. Christmas gifts for the Adventurous Friend

Give them yet another excuse to escape the hustle & bustle for some action

You know the type. They’ve done everything and seen it all, so they have a tough time being impressed by anything you do or offer them. But there is one thing that will always get their attention: adventure experiences!

So whether your friend loves skiing or helicopter rides (or both!), we've got exactly what they need to make this holiday season truly unforgettable and capital-F fun!


Hiking is hands down one of the best activities to do with a friend. It's healthy, low-cost, and it gives you a chance to spend quality time in nature while connecting with your best friend.

There's nothing like exploring mother nature's beautiful flora and fauna whilst spending some much needed one on one time with your beloved best friend.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities you can do with friends. It's an amazing way to explore nature and spend quality time in the great outdoors while getting a serious adrenaline rush.

The sense of achievement upon reaching the top of the climb is unlike any other.

Water sports

If you’re looking for a gift for that person you just can’t seem to get out of the ocean, (otherwise known as Thalassophile if you want to get technical) then you’re in the right place.

But then again, who can say no to a bit of fun in the water with the sun shining down?

3. Gift Ideas for the Foodies

For those who love nothing better than a meal out

It's a known fact that everybody on this Earth adores food. No?

A one of a kind culinary experience is a crowd pleaser like no other. They are simply undeniably delicious and bound to live on in your friends' memories forever.

Walking food tours

Christmas gifts like this will let all the amazingly delicious scents guide your best friend through a new and exciting culinary universe around them.

Gifting Owl provides a variety of these itineraries across the globe in order to ensure that wherever your foodie goes - they can always be in the know about all the delectable wonders around them.

Cooking Classes

Whilst a cooking class might seem like a random gift for a friend above a certain age, we can confirm that these are a laugh a minute and bring all the joy and fun back into cooking.

You can all pick up new tips and tricks from professional chefs that you can put to good use at dinner parties for years to come.

Authentic Culinary experiences

With an authentic culinary experience from Gifting Owl your best friend can expect to meet a friendly and welcoming local with a fierce passion for their culture's cuisine and share a traditional meal together in their family home.

These one on one experiences are truly memorable and absolutely perfect for that friend who is in the kitchen all the time and loves to explore our vast world of amazing cuisines and cultures.

4. Adrenaline Thrills for the Daredevils

Get them something that really gets their heart pumping this year

If you're buying for an adrenaline junkie this Christmas, you have most certainly come to the right website.

Gifting Owl has all of the most extreme and exhilarating experiences imaginable in order to satisfy any friend with an adventurous spirit and thirst for thrills.


Talk about unforgettable present ideas!

Skydiving is undoubtedly the ultimate thrill for the thrill-seeker that has done it all.

What better way to express you love for them than by sending them through the skies at unfathomable speeds paired with spectacular panoramic views that no other experience can offer.

Skydiving is truly up there with once in a lifetime Christmas gifts that will block the socks of your best friend.

White Water Rafting

Now this is perfect for that one friend who loves to feel the wind in their hair and the sun on their face.

Then again, who doesn't absolutely love that feeling?

White water rafting is the perfect blend of exercise, fun, and exhilaration!

White water rafting is a great activity for friends and family to partake in.

Jet Boating

If you thought white water rafting was a fast-paced water ride, wait till your lucky friend tries their hand at this. This is most certainly a gift for that best friend who has an insatiable need for speed.

Take a spin down the canals with the wind in your face and excitement coursing through your veins, and you'll see Mother Nature from a whole new perspective.

5. Romantic Gifts for the Lovebirds

Inspiring experiences for a pair of lovebirds

Buying for a friend that just never stops talking about their significant other?

Couples who want to explore the world together might prefer some of our previously mentioned experiences like helicopter rides, cooking classes, and hiking tours.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning is a fantastic experience that will leave your loved up friends feeling like they're floating on clouds -literally.

One of the coolest parts about this activity is that it can't be replicated- no matter how many pictures you take, there's something so special about being in a hot air balloon at a certain height and looking down below you as you feel the wind blowing through your hair.

Wine tasting

wine tasting is the perfect gift your best friend who claims to be a wine connoisseur or simply appreciate the finer things in life.

It's also a great gift for couples, as it provides the opportunity for them to spend some quality time together whilst enjoying some truly delectable world class wines.

Spa day

Why not treat the lucky couple to the gift of self love.

What could be more relaxing than spending a day of rest at the spa? A day of pampering and relaxation is the perfect way to de-stress and unwind.

A spa days are great friend gifts for the best friend who needs a little bit of TLC and rest. They'll be thanking you for months to come!

If you happen to be buying for a woman friend, or a potential crush this is one of our recipient gifts that she'll love undoubtedly! Ditch the large jewellery box filled with rose gold and sterling silver and go for something more personalised!

Merry Christmas!

Here at Gifting Owl, we know just how hard it can be to find the best personalised Christmas gifts for your best friend, especially when you've found yourself in the classic last minute Christmas rush.

You'll be the friendship Santa of all your upcoming Christmas dinner parties with memorable friend gifts like these.

Be inspired by personalised gifts!

We hope this blog has helped you find some fantastic christmas gifts for friends this festive season. These future potential experiences may even become favourite memories amongst you and your best friends.

Ditch the pile of money, the large jewellery box, the makeup bag, the watch and go for a personalised experience gift this year!

For birthday gifts & more unique gift ideas...

If you're still searching for more gift ideas, birthday gifts, Gifting Owl has a variety of similar gift guides for various people, occasions, and locations. We have so much gifting inspiration that you could plan your whole year's supply of friend gifts on our site!

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Discover a universe filled with endless gifting options that'll have you shopping with us for your next order in no time flat!

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