The No Gift Gift Guide

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A no gift gift guide?

If you're a follower of my blog, then you'll probably be aware of my minimalism journey that I've been going on. After months of decluttering, it's safe to say that the idea of Christmas is ever so slightly off putting (and I know that there are probably others who feel the same way!). So I've put together a gift guide that is perfect for either someone who just doesn't need anything or for the person who is too hard to buy for.

This guide is a collection of ideas perfect for to provide the ultimate experience based Christmas present - sometimes an experience or memory can be the best present of all!

Spa Day

There are so many spa day packages on the market at the moment. From cheaper options at £20 for the day to £100 - there really is something for everyone! Most of these packages are for two people so it's a great present for a couple or for yourself and a friend! I'd suggest checking out offer websites like Groupon - they often offer really reasonably priced mid-week packages! After the hectic lead up to Christmas, there is nothing better than a relaxation session - and it makes for great memories.

Theatre or Concert Tickets

Again, when someone has everything, why not buy them tickets for an upcoming show or event? I'd suggest scouring the web for either a voucher (to give them the choice) or seeing if their favourite comedian is doing a show. My parents have regularly given me tickets to shows or musicals and there is something really special about doing something you wouldn't do on the regular! Whether it's for a musical, a play or a comedy show - tickets to an evening event can be a wonderful present.

Afternoon Tea.

Because who doesn't like tea and cake? For my Mum's 50th, I booked us in for afternoon tea at a posh restaurant and it was lovely. Afternoon tea can be really special and ideal for a Christmas present so is definitely worth looking into! This comes in many variations and again prices do vary, but if you'd like it to be really special, have a look for champagne afternoon tea offers!

Weekend Away.

Moving into slightly more expensive territory is the gift of a night away. Whether this includes renting out a cottage in the lakes or booking a B&B in the country, what better gift for a loved one than a full weekend away! Probably best for those in a couple, this is a great gift for Christmas as it's an experience! This can be tailored from a city break to a secluded country cottage - there really is something for everyone. 

The Classic Voucher.

I'm a big advocate of a voucher. Whether it's a voucher for the cinema, or to a restaurant, this allows for the gift receiver to have a bit of flexibility! I often store up Christmas vouchers for special occasions as there is something really lovely about knowing that you have a gift card for a meal out or a trip to the cinema. Vouchers can sometimes come across as thoughtless or "easy" so I'd suggest trying to have a bit of a think - there's no point buying a voucher for a restaurant when there aren't any near where the giftee lives! It might be an idea to look into Shopping Centre or Credit Card style gift cards as these are valid for entire shopping centres or any use (Mastercard does a preloaded giftcard equivalent). Great when you're stuck!