Some people love to leave their Christmas shopping to the last minute and if you’re STILL after a special gift then take a look through our suggestions of experiences and vouchers that you can buy a print in time for the big day.
45 GIN SCHOOL
Head to the Distiller’s Kitchen in town to try making your own gin first hand. Learn the distilling process, xhoose your own botanicals and name your own bottle, so you have something wonderful to take away and keep. From £115, book from the 45 Gin School website.
KING POWER STADIUM TOUR
See behind the scenes of the King Power Stadium on an official stadium tour. You’ll walk down the tunnel, experience the press room, sit in the manager’s chair, sit in Jamie Vardy’s spot in the changing room, you can even get in the bath in you want to (fully clothed, obvs!) Brilliant gift for a Leicester City fan! Priced at £8 for children and £15 for adults. Available from the LCFC website.
If you’re not already familiar, Go Ape! is an outdoor adventure site which runs Tree Top Adventures, Forest Segways, Tree Top Junior Adventures and Zip Trekking Adventures. The closest site to Leicester is at Sherwood and you can purchase gift vouchers for the recipient to redeem on a day of their choice. Vouchers from £10 available from the Go Ape! website.
INNER CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP AT WEMBLEY
Ok, this one is for those with a much higher budget but if you want to splash out on something for a sports fan then the ultimate present for the football fanatic in your life that keeps on giving throughout the whole year. A gift that will be sure to get all sports fans cheering on Christmas morning; membership to the Inner Circle, Club Wembley’s ultimate viewing experience at Wembley Stadium including tickets to all music and sports events at the stadium through the year. The unrivalled views are complimented by fans access to Club Wembley’s exclusive bar areas and restaurants including brand new gastropub The Lioness. Relax before the event, grab a drink and take your pick of the enticing food options available. Inner Circle membership starts from £2,148 (it’d be worth it though… surely!)
BEAR GRYLLS ADVENTURE
The Bear Grylls Adventure has launched recently in Birmingham. The world-first adventure attraction is perfect for anyone with an adventurous streak or for those who like to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Vouchers can be purchased for one or more of the world-first attraction’s headline activities, which replicate some of Bear’s incredible adventures: feel the rush of indoor skydiving; climb replica routes inspired by the giant formations of Fontainebleau and El Capitan; dive with sharks; and take on the highest high ropes course in Europe. Packages start from £20 and can be booked via the website.
WINE TASTING AT VEENO
Located just near St Martin’s Square, we love a trip to Veeno to discover their wonderful range of wines. They do full wine tasting sessions, as well as afternoon tea, and shorter courses. Treat the wine lover in your life to a wonderful evening out! Available to buy from the Veeno website.
CANTEEN x FAT SNAGS HOT DOG POP UP
The perfect gift for the foodie in your life, grab them tickets to Canteen’s first pop-up event as they launch the 2019 event calendar. On 5 January they host a 5 course hot dog tasting menu with Fat Snags, held at 1901 Turkey Cafe. Tickets are priced at £25 including a welcome drink and make a top present! Buy from Design My Night.
TANK PAINTBALLING AT ARMOURGEDDON
How do you fancy a Tank Paintball Battle? Experience the fun and excitement of driving tanks and other military vehicles over courses set around a World War II bombing range over near Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire. Armourgeddon is the worldwide home of Tank Paintball, incorporating Chaos Paintball and a wide range of activities including Airsoft for individuals, groups, corporate team building days and private parties. Their most popular activity is the Tank Paintball Battle – all the fun of paintball (and without the pain, as it’s the tanks that take the hits) but with you at the controls of a FV432 tank. Tanks, cannons, mud and guns. What more could you want from a day out?! Gift vouchers are available from the Armourgeddon website.
HANDMADE FESTIVAL TICKETS
Leicester’s own independent music festival, Handmade, returns again in 2019. Taking place across a number of venues on Sunday 5 May you can enjoy the likes of Metronomy, The Sherlocks, Black Honey and loads more! Tickets are priced at a bargain £35 and are available from the Handmade Festival website.
RAGDALE HALL VOUCHERS
This Christmas, why not treat your loved one to a luxurious pampering spa experience they won’t ever forget, at the UK’s Best Destination Spa? Multi-award-winning Ragdale Hall Spa boasts state-of-the-art facilities with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture, it offers the most luxurious and extensive spa facilities in the country – including a NEW Rooftop Infinity Pool (Ragdale Hall’s sixth pool!). Monetary spa gift vouchers start from just £25, or why not treat your loved one to a spa day or a spa break? With vouchers available for all packages, whether you’re looking for a stocking-filler or a stand-out gift, there’s something to suit all tastes and pockets. Available from the Ragdale Hall website.