In these strange and difficult times, it’s important we look out for one another. And what better way to support our local restaurants, hotels, shops and various businesses than by stocking up on Christmas gifts and presents for friends and family? From artisan Oxford vodka to action-packed days out in the Lake District, here’s a round-up of our favourite Christmas gift ideas and experiences from businesses up and down the country.
Treat them to food and drink
While we all love a tin of Christmas biscuits, why not switch up your food gift with a lovingly handmade hamper or a bottle of their favourite tipple?
From teatime tins to chocolate-filled goody bags, Betty’s hand-picked hampers and Christmas gift boxes are ideal for the sweet-toothed people in your life
Splash out on a soul-soothing experience or overnight stay at a luxurious Champneys spa
Gift the perfect getaway this Christmas with gift vouchers that can be used on a range of fine country hotels
Wow your better half with a voucher for a luxurious stay, award-winning dining and indulgent spa treatments at a Macdonald Hotel & Resort
Find the perfect treat for someone who has everything with a Canopy & Stars gift card, which can be used to book a stay at hundreds of amazing treehouses, cabins and glamping experiences across the country
Give a loved one something to look forward to with a Center Parcs gift card, which can be used to put towards a break or to pay for spa treatments and activities while they're away.
Choose from a variety of gift vouchers and packages - from romantic weekends away to afternoon teas - to use at English Lakes Hotels
Tickle some tastebuds with Fudge Kitchen's moreish fudge selection, or surprise someone with a hands-on fudge-making experience!
Surprise someone with a gift card to some of the country's most epic immersive adventures - Escape Hunt
Indulge a budding sommelier with a journey into the world of English winemaking with SmoothRed's fabulous English wine tours