What’s your favourite part of Christmas?
Do you sit eagerly waiting for the Christmas pudding to be lit up by granddad? Do you count down the minutes until EastEnders comes in (and half the living room groans)? Or do you simply love the look of surprise on people’s faces when they’re opening their presents on Christmas morning?
Here at Groupon, we love the act of gift-giving and Christmas for us is the most exciting time of year. And it’s gifts galore here, as thousands of you up and down the country go out of your way to get an extra special gift for those who deserve it this year.
Popular Christmas Gift Idea 1: Any excuse for afternoon tea
Pop that cork with someone who has earned a day off and bag yourself a spot of afternoon tea for two – with Prosecco of course! This has become a very popular gift for Mum & Daughter days out on the town, where some fancy nibbles and a good catch up is all that’s needed. And, yes, of course – that means a spot of shopping too. A top tip from Groupon is to look online for deals you can use in that week between Christmas and New Year, or just after, as it means you can hit the sales too.
Popular Christmas Gift Idea 2: Lessons
Learning can be fun and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Now, the idea of buying someone lessons for anything might raise an eyebrow, but if someone has been given a gift and has no knowledge of what to do with it, a few lessons is a must. Examples of this can include:
Popular Christmas Gift Idea 3: Meeting Mickey Mouse
Do you live in a house where every day you can hear someone sing “Let It Go” or “How Far I’ll Go”? When the kids (and adults) know the words to every Disney song, it’s a sign you all need to pack your bags and head to the most magical place in the world. And Disneyland isn’t as expensive as you’d think.
We commonly have family packages and special couples’ deals for short breaks to Disneyland with direct flights from locations like Edinburgh Airport, London Luton, London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester. And if you don’t like the idea of shaking Mickey’s hand, there’s always a city break deal to gorgeous Paris (perfect for the hopeless romantics out there).
Popular Christmas Gift Idea 4: Breaking a Sweat
Every family has that one person who will get up early on Christmas morning. They’re not trying to sneak down to open their presents. They’re popping on their shoes and thermals for a morning run. For anyone in your family who is fitness mad, it’s time to make them up their game by encouraging them to sign up for one of those crazy triathlon races, getting them vouchers for CrossFit classes, or getting a few mates rounded up for a spot of extremely bouncy bubble football. It’ll burn off some of the calories left over from Christmas dinner at least.
These are just a few ideas we hope might spark inspiration for your Christmas list this year. And if you’re still stuck for what to get, just check out the latest Christmas gift ideas we have on this page.