Novel Christmas gift ideas in the Chilterns
Is your house chock-a-block with children’s toys already, and you’re not looking forward to a new influx after Christmas presents are unwrapped? Are you living with the person who has everything and just doesn’t need anything else?
If you’re looking for a Christmas present for a friend or family member who doesn’t want to gather more ‘stuff’, why not give them the gift of an experience? Here are some novel ideas from our handpicked Chilterns Experiences by local businesses. Some of them will appeal to the adventurous and active, others are ways to relax and unwind in nature or learn a new creative skill. Read our top 4 in each category below. Book ahead for a friend or ask if you can buy a voucher to put in their Christmas card.
If you’re on a budget, why not plan a walk with someone in the new year and give the gift of time together? We’ve highlighted some family walk ideas at the end of this blog.
Creative skills experience days:
- Book your history buff a theatrical walking tour of Marlow led by the ‘real’ Mary Shelley, aka Mary Does Marlow.
- Take a hot air balloon ride with your family for a once in a lifetime experience with Adventure Balloons.
- Buy someone a Chiltern Trikes tour for the chance to drive a most unusual, quirky vehicle.
- Explore film and TV locations of the Chilterns on a guided walk with Bobbie Blue Badge.
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