Staff-picks October 19 2020

Exciting Christmas Experience Gift Ideas for Men

Exciting Christmas Experience Gift Ideas for Men

Inspiring gift ideas for him this festive season

Buying Christmas gifts for men can be a hard task, but finding the ideal gift that he'll love will bring a smile to both your faces.

With plenty of things to stress about this festive season, we here at Gifting Owl want to make sure finding the perfect present isn’t one of them. 

Are you up for the gifting challenge?

We all know the modern man is complex. While men may love fishing, beer and the great outdoors, they also love their vineyard getaways with friends and a relaxing pamper session.

Regardless of what this year has thrown at him, you can make it feel like the best one yet with the perfect Christmas present!

Get him out and about

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that being able to experience life matters. As everything starts to open back up, so too does our need to get out and about.

This Christmas, unwrapping another new pair of socks just won’t cut it, but not to worry! Gifting Owl will help you find the perfect gift that will make him feel incredible in no time.  

We’ve all been impacted in different ways- overworked, under-inspired or stressed beyond repair. While not international travel isn’t back to normal yet.

That doesn’t stop us from being able to have once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Opt for experience gifts

Whether he’s a food lover with a sweet tooth, adrenaline junkie looking for his next rush or an adventurer ready to conquer the mountains, we’ve got the best gift for him.

Ditch the collection of mini perfumes, bottles of wine, the stylish suit jacket the novelty coffee mug, the pack of stylish underwear, or the generic gift box you found at the store and shop for something more this year,

With the help of Gifting Owl, you can make this Christmas the best one yet!

So get him on his way to start experiencing the world with these unique gift ideas for whatever he is into.

1. Authentic Culinary Experiences 

There was once a great time to work on perfecting that sourdough loaf or cranking pasta from scratch.

Then… months have passed and you realise the forgotten sourdough starter has established a metropolis of its own, building its own society of bacteria.

Let's be honest… some of the kitchen gadgets never made it out of the box.

But don’t let this history stop men from reaching their culinary potential. Hand him over to the professionals for a cooking experience he’ll never forget. 

These are the ultimate Christmas gifts for the travelling foodie in your life. Gifting Owl has the largest selection of culinary experience gifts offered on earth.

These experiences are the best way to learn about another culture and  cuisine by getting a cooking course with a local in their home.

There is no better way to immerse yourself in another culture than this type of experience.

We all know the wise proverb ‘Give a man a fish and he'll feed for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’… So really, this is a multi-faceted gift.

While Mr. lucky gets to learn lifelong culinary skills, you also get to reap the benefits of his delicious creations.

This Christmas equip your food loving partner with all he needs to perfect his skills finally get the courage to pull off one of the most delicious dinner parties he's ever hosted thanks to this very popular gift.

2. Adrenaline Junkie 

No matter who you are, it’s always scary to have a thrillseeker for a partner. Gifting an adrenaline activity may seem counterintuitive of this fear but is actually the perfect gift to ensure an element of safety to your partner's heart-racing needs.

Sending him to tandem skydive with an instructor or take on white water rafting will reduce the need to throw himself off a cliff for his weird and twisted ideals of ‘fun’.

Here at Gifting Owl, you can find a wide range of activities for whatever thrill gets him excited.

Even if his usual pastime activities don’t focus around adrenaline seeking, this may still be the way to go.

When you realise that taking out the trash became the most exciting time of week, it’s definitely time to seek your thrills elsewhere.

With activities opening back up, a jet boat ride or abseiling adventure may be the way to kickstart the old sense of adventure or at least replenish his adrenaline threshold that has been running on empty.

With a whole range of activities available, Gifting Owl has him covered for Christmas this year.

3. The Great Outdoors

The opportunity to get outdoors is more exciting than ever. Gifting a mountain hike is more than meets the eye. It’s freedom, fresh air and a new challenge to conquer, not to mention the beautiful views that await him at the top. 

If hiking isn’t his forte, why not send him off on a deep sea fishing trip. An adventure like this is the perfect combination of serenity, learning and thrill seeking.

The washing tune of the ocean can be meditative in its song but the second a fish bites, it’s on!

With insider tips from fishing professionals, he’ll be reeling in catches you’ll undoubtedly be hearing about for the next year.

It’s worth it though, an experience like this doesn’t come around every day so you can take pride in being the one to give that to him. 

For those who aren’t a Bear Grylls die-hard. The great outdoors can also be experienced from a more comfortable vantage point.

A vineyard experience can deliver all the fresh air and picturesque landscapes required with a deliciously crisp Pinot Gris to accompany it.

Whether you decide to gift this experience as a group voucher or a solo journey, he will return relaxed, educated and a little buzzed.

What more could you ask for from the great outdoors? 

4. Pamper Package

Let be honest, no one is immune from the luxury that is an all expenses paid spa getaway.

Whether it’s a full body massage, exfoliating facial, steamy hot springs or the lot, we here at Gifting Owl have a range of health and beauty experiences that will have him thanking you for every minute of relaxation.

We all know stress is bad but in an era of side hustles, endless social opportunities and passion projects, it’s hard to think how sleep even fits into this equation.

It’s hard to treat yourself when you schedule a 25 hour day, so gift him a pamper package this Christmas because he deserves it.

Relaxation can improve functions down to a cellular level so by taking this time for mindfulness and wellness, he will return to the hurry of life, recharged and ready to go to welcome in the new year!

5. Adventure Seeker 

An adventurer loves nothing more than to get out into the world and experience life from a new perspective.

Whether it's a bird's eye view from a hot air balloon, deep underground with a scuba-diving session or watching from land as the Northern Lights dance across the sky, a new adventure awaits. 

Adventure can come in all forms. From high thrills to new experiences, any kind of challenge can spark an opportunity for exploration. This Christmas, give him the gift of adventure and watch as it changes his life.

6. The Photographer

I know what you’re thinking, ‘we can’t travel so what’s the point in a photo tour?’. But this experience gives him the chance to explore the city you know and love through a new lens.

The ability to be a tourist in your own town is usually unheard of but this opportunity makes the idea of a staycation sound more than enticing. 

Whether he’s a professional photographer or budding Instagrammer, a photo tour will help refine his skills and explore his surroundings with a fresh perspective.

This Christmas gift for men can be delivered in various ways. A single voucher works perfectly to offer a moment for solo exploration, giving him the time to work on his skills and spend some time with the city he loves.

Alternatively, a couples voucher can be used to take each other's Instagram profiles to the next level.

You can find the perfect local shots that were hidden around the corner this whole time and learn each other's best angles that are sure to have the ‘likes’ rolling in.

A photo tour is sure to deliver some incredible snaps to last a lifetime. 

7. Let Him Decide

Whether this is your 1st Christmas or 50th, some people are just impossible to buy for. Save the stress of finding the perfect gift and get him a personalised gift voucher instead.

That way he can find his own dream experience that he'll love and you’ll receive all the credit.

With Gifting Owl’s range of over 12,000 international experiences, there is something for everyone! 

Even if you were to drop the ball, Gifting Owl vouchers are 100% interchangeable and redeemable for up to 3 years so there is no such thing as the wrong present.

Discover the perfect gift

Light up his Christmas this year with some of these amazing Christmas gifts for men.

Avoid leaving the stylish gadgets, the personalised coffee mugs, the chocolate gift box, the art style socks he'll never wear and all the rest of the usual kit under the Christmas tree stand this year and search for some seriously fun yet personalised Christmas gifts for men that will create fantastic memories this fall!

Get him up and out of the house this year with some of these Christmas gifts for men we have boasted in our very curated edit.

Whether he loves some food and drink amongst friends or getting some adventurous weekend exercise outside we have something for him.

So go on and give Santa a run for his money this year. Gifting Owl is your secret to the best Christmas yet!

For more Gifting Inspiration...

For more wonderful presents for other special occasions or even a birthday occasion go visit Gifting Owl.

With so many different categories and blogs featuring a curated edit of some of our best gifts, you will absolutely find what you're looking for on any budget - even if you're on a socks level budget! 

Whether you're looking for your husband, dad, child, team manager, auntie or anyone in your family, you'll easily be able to match them to a bunch of quality experience gifts that they will literally adore!

Good luck & Merry Christmas!

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