Green Christmas: London experience gift ideas
Experiences can be a very interesting alternative to traditional gifts – and you don’t even have to worry about wrapping them! Talks, workshops, memberships and classes – London’s vast selection of experiences reflects the diversity of the people living here, with a plethora of different tastes and interests catered for.
As well as our selection of London experience gift ideas below, we also recommend looking for inspiration in your neighbourhood pubs, art centres, independent cafes and local societies – as it’s such a great way of supporting small businesses and initiatives.
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For a crafty one
A potter taster class is a spot-on idea for those who like to get their hands dirty. They will be able to make their own little plant pot or bowl – which we become a special handmade gift that will last for years. Try lovely Hackney based studio KANA.
For an art connoisseur
A membership to Barbican will make any art fan happy all year long. Benefiting from free members events and discounted tickets, they will be able to fully explore one of London’s best curated art, theatre, and dance venue.
For a foodie
Anyone who’s into food (aren’t we all?) would appreciate learning a few new kitchen tricks from the lovely The Borough Kitchen Cooking School experts. Experiment with a trendy introduction to fermenting or choose a more traditional pasta making class. No one will be leaving hungry!
For a homebody
For those less adventurous ones, we suggest candle making workshops at Earl of East. The process is satisfying and relaxing and the candle itself will be the perfect accessory to make their home even cosier.
For an individualistic one
There’s nothing more personal than a unique perfume scent. London based Maya Njie Perfumes focuses on the scents which are deeply rooted in founder Maya’s Swedish and West African heritage. She also organises bespoke perfume making workshops so you can create your own unique scent too.
For an eco-warrior
If you care about someone who cares about the planet, treat them with an organic soap making class. Try to join them too, they may well appreciate your support for the right cause more than the gift itself!