Need Christmas Inspiration? Discover our Favourite Unusual Gift Ideas

November is drawing to a close, and it’s time to ramp up the Christmas gift buying mission. But instead of opting for the same-old presents this year – the socks, the chocolates, the bottle of wine – how about some more unusual gifts? Ones that will create memories to last a lifetime?

This year, we’ve gathered our top gift ideas for the special people in your life, from grandparents to grandchildren and everyone in between. With a little out-of-the-box thinking, Christmas gift-buying (and receiving!) has never been more exciting.

The quintessentially British afternoon tea

Combining a relaxing afternoon with friendly conversation, quaint china and exquisite nibbles, the Great British tradition of afternoon tea is one of our favourite Christmas gift ideas. Many independent eateries offer unmissable afternoon tea packages for two or more people, making this one of our top experiences this festive season.

For those of you in Ipswich, perhaps a luxury afternoon tea at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel complete with earl grey scones with jam and amaretto cream would fit the bill? Or maybe an indulgent selection of cakes at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, along with a cheeky glass of bubbly? As our partner hotels, we can personally vouch for both options!

But while we love a good afternoon tea, it doesn’t always hit the criteria for an unforgettable experience. That’s why we recommend combining it with something a little different: a day on the water with Viking Mariners.

Give the gift of an unforgettable sailing experience

Combining the great outdoors with a little luxury, our sailing experiences make an unforgettable Christmas gift for friends and family of all ages. At Viking Mariners we’re offering festive vouchers for a full or half day sailing experience, with or without harbourside dining or hotel accommodation, so you can give the perfect unusual Christmas gift this year.

If you’d like to get the entire family involved, why not book an exclusive family sail? Our bespoke packages are tailored to your needs – whether you’d like a full or half day sail with a small or large group – and best of all, sailing can be enjoyed by all generations. To find out more, read all about Roger and Mavis’ 80th birthday celebrations aboard Viking Blue, involving the entire family including six grandchildren!

To purchase a Viking Mariners gift voucher – valid for 12 months from the date of purchase – simply get in touch or visit our dedicated webpage to find out more. Alternatively, give our friendly team a call to arrange your family sailing day.

This year, give the gift on an unforgettable and unusual experience. After all, life’s for living!

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