Fun Family Gift Experience Ideas
Family is one of the most important factors in a person’s life. They support, encourage and stand by one another (even if sometimes they want to rip each other’s heads off). Families share a unique bond and appreciation of one another. If you are looking for the perfect family gift, you’ve come to the right place. We have compiled a list of the best gifts for families that are so good they knock everyone’s socks off. Whether your family is big or small, young or old, short or tall, the best gift for you and your family is an experience.
Unlike trivial trinket toys or gadgets, an experience is a gift that will last a lifetime. It is a fantastic opportunity for family members to unite, spend quality time together and bond over an exciting new adventure. Whether it’s a relaxing weekend escape, exciting outdoor adventure, action-packed adrenaline activity or enriching cultural experience, your gift experience is one that will be cherished and remembered forever. An experience is guaranteed to create exciting, awe-inspiring, maybe even embarrassing memories, that will be talked about long into the future.
Keep reading for our top family gift ideas and gift experiences.
One of the best ways to bring a family together and create awesome memories is to embark on an exciting holiday. A hotel getaway is a great way to explore a foreign city, experience an alternative way of living and escape the routine of everyday life. Whether it’s an overnight escape to a nearby town or a trip abroad, a holiday will unite, bond, and strengthen your family like never before. We know that life is busy, so a short overnight stay or weekend getaway is a great gift choice for busy families.
Book a night or two at your favourite hotel and enjoy the benefits of a getaway without having to travel too far from home. This is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, enjoy some R & R and spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. Make the most of your time away by booking a relaxing, rejuvenating spa experience for you and your family. Transcend into the tranquil world of massages, facials and body treatments and enjoy the exquisite pampering you deserve. Your calm state of mind plus the soothing spa setting provides the perfect opportunity to open up, delve into deep conversations and connect with your family on a deeper level.
If you have the luxury of time on your side, an overseas travel adventure is a great gift option for families. Experience the thrill of packing your bags, grabbing your loved ones, and venturing out into a foreign land. An overseas adventure is a unique, exciting way to spend quality time with your family, strengthen family bonds, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Easily accessible by plane, train, car or ferry, London is a great destination for families. Loaded with hundreds of fun and exciting local attractions and experiences, London offers the perfect getaway for all ages.
Take your little ones to the magical land of Harry Potter and experience the iconic sets, props, and scenes with a mystical Harry Potter Set Tour. Alternatively, venture off on a London sightseeing tour. A Westminster Abbey and Tower of London Tour will see you and your family marvelling at ancient architecture, touring iconic London sites and witnessing not one but two changing of the guards from the city’s best vantage points! For history lovers, a walking tour of the Houses of Parliament Tour is a great way to learn about the rich history and political landscape of London. Immerse yourself in the living history of British democracy and explore iconic sites like Westminster Hall, the House of Commons, and the House of Lords.
Outdoors Adventure Experiences
The great outdoors offers a range of exciting and unique experiences perfect for families. Spending time outdoors is scientifically proven to increase mood and boost endorphins, so there is no denying that this is the ideal setting for family time. Take a scenic, nature-filled hiking tour through one of your favourite national parks.
Spend the day exploring the unspoilt wilderness and witnessing the breathtaking flora and fauna as you walk along rustic hiking trails. The beautiful landscapes and free-roaming wildlife are guaranteed to give you and your family the best photo opportunities and the best images for adding to your family album.
For a relaxing and enriching outdoor experience, embark on a magical eco-safari. This all-inclusive tour will have you journeying through rugged farmlands and along beautiful coastlines in search of the world’s most beautiful creatures. Keep your eyes peeled for penguins, dolphins, alpacas and other species of wildlife and witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Complete your day with a delicious end-of-day wine tasting (or non-alcoholic drink for the little ones) and an afternoon platter and watch the sunset over the horizon.
For those of you with busy little kids running around the place, a fast-paced action adventure is just what you need! Jump aboard a high-speed vessel and speed off on an exhilarating jet boat ride. Experience fast-paced drifting and advanced manoeuvring around the world’s most beautiful beaches and cityscapes. With the wind in your face and adrenaline pumping through your veins not only the kids will be squealing with excitement. If your kids are a bit older, or you are just a big kid at heart, how about a thrilling Dune Buggy Safari?
Fly over the sands of Dubai in your very own buggy and race your loved ones over the boundless desert dunes. This high-speed adventure is sure to bring out the sibling rivalry in your family as you battle to reach top speed first. Not only will a Dune Buggy Safari take your breath away but it will make you feel like the King (or Queen) of the desert!
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place where loved ones come together, share stories and bond over a hearty meal. A wholesome culinary experience is a great gift option for families. A family cooking class is a fun way to experience new cuisines, experiment in the kitchen and delicious, flavour-filled meals to your recipe repertoire.
Learn the intricate art of pasta making, try your hand at traditional Vietnamese cooking or tantalise your taste buds with a modern Thai fusion masterclass. A cooking class is a fun way for your family to hang out, bond and enjoy some great quality food in a relaxed, no-pressure environment. Another great culinary experience is a home style meal with a traditional family. Step behind closed doors and experience the authentic lifestyle of a foreign family. Your host family will plan, prepare, and cook a delicious, culturally sound meal for you and your family (feel free to ask questions and get tips on how to prepare similar dishes). This is a great way for you and your family to get an insight into local life in another city. If your family battles over which cuisine is the tastiest, how about satisfying everyone’s taste buds with an exciting food tour?
Travel around bustling markets and explore the flavour-filled delights offered by a range of food vendors. This market tour is filled with exotic flavours, delicious meals and heavenly snacks and will send you into an exciting food-filled frenzy. The only thing now is choosing what to try! A dinner cruise is another glorious option to satisfy everyone’s taste preferences. Set sail on the high seas and enjoy the crisp sea breeze, and wide-open spaces alongside your nearest and dearest. Delight in the finest quality food and beverages, as award winning chefs plan and prepare your dishes. As you sail along the picture-perfect waterways take a minute to capture a beautiful photograph and make a toast to the joys of family.
Gifting Owl Gift Voucher
How many times have you said you will schedule in family time only to realise a year later you still haven’t seen them? Without a tangible reminder to schedule in a time and date, our well-intentioned words often get lost in the business of everyday life.
This year make family time a priority by purchasing a Gifting Owl gift card. A gift card symbolises the commitment you and your family are making to one another to catch up and spend quality time with each other. With thousands of gift experiences in over 100 countries, a Gifting Owl gift card is the perfect gift option for you and your family. Ranging from relaxing retreats to thrilling adrenaline activities, Gifting Owl has the perfect option for you.
The best part about a Gifting Owl gift card is that it’s valid for up to 3 years. This means that you and your family can redeem your experience at a time most suitable for you. The only thing to worry about now is agreeing on which experience to choose!