Experiential Gifts

Give a gift they’ll remember with these 6 experiential gifts to enjoy in Nottingham. Before we get into it, we should probably talk about the elephant in the room. Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, then you will probably have heard that Nottingham is currently in Tier 3 of the Governments COVID-19 restrictions. At the time of writing, this means that many of the businesses mentioned in this blog are temporarily closed and have been for a while. If you decide that any of the gift ideas below are for you, then not only will you be surprising someone with an awesome day out in the future, but you’ll also be supporting Nottingham brick and mortar businesses. With that said let’s dive in! Here are six gifts ideas for people who enjoy getting out there and making memories.

Experience virtual reality at Zero Latency VR

Looking for a truly unique activity that you won’t find anywhere else in Nottingham? Zero Latency is a good place to start. From the moment you put on the nifty headset provided, you’re thrown into a virtual reality that feels all too real. There are 6 unique games and environments to choose from, ranging from a rouge desolate spaceship to containing a zombie outbreak! This activity is definitely best experienced in a group, as many of the goals for each level involve teamwork (plus everything is more fun with friends). You can head over to www.meetspacevr.co.uk to pick up a gift card to be used once restrictions are lifted. Get ready for something out of this world! 

If you're buying a gift for a gamer, why not check out our list of best gifts for gamers for some extra inspiration?

Photo Credit: ZERO LATENCY

Photo Credit: ZERO LATENCY

Hunt down a great deal at TK Maxx with their “never-expiring” gift card.

It may sound odd but there’s a skill to shopping at TK Maxx. Whilst you’re always likely to find top name brands at very reasonable prices; every now and then you can come across an unbelievable deal. Here’s what TK Maxx say about it. 

“Our gift cards never expire, yay! The perfect gift. Given by you. Chosen by them. Everyone deserves to feel special this year so why not give ‘em a never-expiring gift card and let ‘em pick something they reaaallllyyy, reaaallllyyy want. They can nab that big brand bag they’ve had their eye on for ages or seize the steal of the century designer coat – all with a little help from you!”

The fact the gift card never expires is definitely the highlight here. TK Maxx is one of those retailers where you really never know what you’ll discover on any given day -  so having a gift card you can use whenever you want is a massive bonus. Why not pick one up for yourself as well and see who can bag the best deal? Happy hunting!


Nottingham Playhouse gift vouchers and gift membership

Got a friend or loved one who appreciates the arts? A gift card to one of Nottingham’s best theatres might just be the perfect gift for them. There are two options to chose from here depending on how generous you’re feeling! A gift card will cover the entry to at least one show of the receivers choice whereas a gift membership steps it up a level, granting access to a whole year of theatre experiences. Both are good options depending on budget and with the abundance of talent on offer at the Nottingham Playhouse, you’re always guaranteed a good show. Each item can be purchased directly from the following link 


‘Crafternoon’ for two at Debbie Bryan

Discover your inner-artist! With an introduction from the Debbie Bryan team, spend a creative time in inspiring surroundings with freshly made cocktails – or enjoy with a cuppa and homemade cake while you decorate your own vintage china plate. This is sure to be a fun experience for anyone who loves creating and the included cocktails are a nice touch. It’s certainly one of the more relaxing experiences on our list and makes for a good time to catch up whilst you paint. Once you’re done, you can either take your plate home or another nice idea would be to trade it with your friends for a cute little keepsake. 


Spa day at The Beauty Temple

We think everyone could do with a little pampering after 2020! Beauty Temple offer one of the best services in the city with a large variety of beauty and relaxation treatments available including, facials, massages and manicures. Their Champagne Nail Bar is especially luxurious and makes for a special experience that will leave your feeling totally glamorous. In terms of deciding on the exact gift, there are a few good options ranging from treatments to products; all with their own perks. One of our favourites is their free massage/facial offer. Essentially if you purchase £50 worth of products, you’ll receive a free gift card for a massage of facial to be used within 12 months. This means you can treat two people by splitting up the gifts or give it all to someone really special!


Get your coffee on with Stewarts of Trent Bridge Ltd

Fill the home with the smell of fresh roasted coffee. A collection of 2 coffees, perfect for the festive season with limited edition packaging that can sit alongside the coffee maker. It gives a great introduction to fabulous micro-lot coffees from selected farmers. Gift pack contains 2 x 250g bags £18.


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