Time is running out for Christmas shopping but if you’ve left things to the last minute, don’t panic. We’ve got all the best options for you to surprise someone with something awesome on Christmas Day.
From activities to theatre and cocktails to comedy, all of these can be with you in the click of a button.
Treetop Adventure Golf e-gift card
The perfect gift for your favourite mini-golfer this Christmas. Treetop Adventure Golf at Highcross have launched their brand new e-gift cards in time for Christmas. Treat that special person to a round of golf on the Tropical Trail or Ancient Explorer courses, pizzas from the Pizza Cabana and cocktails or drinks from the Market. Available to buy from the Treetop Adventure Golf website.
Voucher for afternoon tea at Winstanley House
Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? What better place to enjoy it than the award-winning Winstanley House. You can pop over to their website and grab a voucher for afternoon tea for two, giving the perfect day out to look forward to in 2022.
Combine a movie with brunch, lunch or dinner in the on site cafe bar. You can even enjoy a beer or wine with the screening. Show your support for Leicester’s independent cinema, Phoenix, by ordering online gift vouchers this Christmas. Buy online and check out the January screening listings on the Phoenix website.
Braybrooke Lager Club
Treat your favourite lager drinker to some of Leicestershire’s finest. Braybrooke Beer Co is based over in Market Harborough and their monthly Lager Club members enjoy a box of 12 lagers delivered to their door every month, plus invites to member only events, discounts, previews of new beers, free introductory gift and more. Join from 1 month with free cancellation at any time. Sign up on the Braybrooke Beer Co website.
Tigers are flying and tickets are on sale for their new year fixtures. Grab Gallagher Premiership tickets versus Newcastle Falcons on 2 January or Heineken Champions Cup tickets versus Bordeaux Begles on Saturday 22 January. For a bigger present why not treat them to a half season ticket and enjoy every game from January onwards as Tigers chase the silverware. Buy online from the Leicester Tigers website.
There is so much to look forward to at Curve in 2022. In January Busted’s Matt Willis stars in the smash hit musical, Waitress, then in February they welcome the Disney classic, Bedknobs & Broomsticks. Choose from comedy, family shows, musicals and plays. Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, coming up in May, gets our vote. Tickets and gift vouchers are available to buy from Curve’s website.
Tank driving experience
Brilliant fun right here in Leicestershire. Experience the fun and excitement of driving tanks and other military vehicles over courses set around a World War II bombing range near Market Harborough. Armourgeddon is also the worldwide home of Tank Paintball. You can purchase gift vouchers for a whole range of activities on the Armourgeddon website.
Leicester Comedy Festival vouchers
Roll on February as Leicester Comedy Festival is back across town, lighting up venues with laughter for 3 whole weeks. You can buy someone tickets to a specific show or get them vouchers so they can choose for themselves. Highlights include Catherine Bohart, Ed Gamble, Katherine Ryan, Mark Watson, Nick Helm, Rachel Parris, Richard Herring, Ross Noble, Seann Walsh, Simon Brodkin, Stewart Lee, Suzi Ruffell, Tim Key and Tony Slattery. Tickets and vouchers are available from the Comedy Festival website.
Perfect for a girls night out in the new year, treat your bestie to a cocktail masterclass at one of Leicester’s finest cocktail bars, 33 Cank Street. These fun & interactive experiences are 90 minutes long and you’ll make three classic or contemporary cocktails with a little history and knowledge thrown in. Get all the information on the 33 Cank Street website.
Give the gift of live music this Christmas. There are countless great gigs coming up in 2022 from the hottest new acts, to local festivals with Wide Eyed and 110 Above. Check out the latest listings at local venues including Firebug, The Soundhouse, The Y Theatre, O2 Academy and treat someone to a night out to remember in 2022.
A brewery tour
The new Everards beer hall was one of the most anticipated openings of 2021 and their tours around the new brewery are also now running. Tours last approximately an hour and a half, and will take a look behind the scenes from conception to fruition. You will learn about Everards rich brewing heritage, the ingredients they select and the Everards family. Once you have seen the whole brewing process, including the smaller Pilot Brewery, you will enjoy some sampling at the end of the tour! You can book for a specific date or get a voucher from the Everards website.
Jingle Bowls from Pho
Looking for that perfect Secret Santa for the Pho lover in your life? Or a ‘stock’ing filler that you know will raise a smile? Look no further than Pho’s new Jingle Bowl Christmas Vouchers. Pay just £10 and choose the best Pho bowl for your lucky recipient. Perfect for a healthy start to January. Get all the info on the Pho website.