5 Experience Gifts to Buy Him for Christmas

Are you wondering what to buy a special gentleman this Christmas? He has everything? When you ask what he would like he replies with the polite “I don’t want anything” and while endearing and kind in intent it’s not an entirely helpful response.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
If you’ve heard of The Hand Dyed Shoe Company at all, you’ll already know we like to be a little different. And as such we’ve given some thought to some alternative gifts you can give this festive season too.
An experience gift is always well received, in both excitement and surprise. You’ll be able to enjoy giving the gift of giving after Christmas Day has passed too as you see them embark on enjoying their experiences.

First up… We’re going to name ourselves because, well, we truly believe we offer an exceptionally unique experience. Who wouldn’t want to design their own pair of shoes? And we like to think we focus on all the details ensuring he’ll walk away from his fitting consultation with us wowed!

Take a read of what we do here and buy your gift box, a bit more special than a regular voucher and comes with a gift too.

If your guy likes to suit up, we’d like to introduce you to Walton and Sutherland - a bespoke tailors, based just down the hallway to us in Ushaw College. It’s an extra special gift, that will stay with him for years to come. When visiting Jack in Durham your recipient will refine his style and pick out a suit before being measured up for a custom suit to be made just for him. Following a couple of follow up fitting appointments he’ll have a perfect fitting suit you’ll both treasure and look forward to pulling out for all those special occasions.

And we couldn’t think of a better accompaniment than a pair of our totally unique shoes - that he’s designed to be exactly in his taste and to match his new suit.

Not into fashion? What about booze? What is his tipple of choice?

This one could be a treat for the both of you, too! Why not try wine tasting? Or, if he’s more of a whisky guy - whisky tasting?

Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire is the largest and oldest vineyard in England and they offer tours and tasting from just £15 per person. You can opt to stay the night in a delightful lodge in the heart of the vineyard too for as little as £154 a night.

Alternatively there’s a variety options, that can cater your location and tipple of choice available on Virgin Experience Days.

If your fella is a sporting man or has an interest in the golfing world you could treat him to golf lessons.

Locally to us, here in Durham, Ramside Hall offer a Golf Academy and Tuition. And what’s more perfect as Ramside Hall is also a Gorgeous 4 star hotel with luxurious spa - you can go along for the weekend away and treat yourself to a spa whilst he works on his technique.

Ramside Hall offer two immaculately kept 18 hole golf courses Prince Bishops’ course and Cathedral Course.

Book a session with Ramside Hall’s PGA Professional for just £120 for a 4 hour lesson package or £200 for a beginner lesson. Alternative coaches and packages are available.

What about life in the fast lane?

If the gent you’re gift searching for has an interest in cars, why not gift him the ultimate supercar experience. With Track Days you can select your location as they have multiple locations across the UK, so you’re sure to find one that will suit you. Then he can choose his driving experience, whether is supercars, drifting, off road or trucks, he’s sure to find one that excites him.

Experiences start from just £59 so there’s something for most budgets.


Let us know in the comments what you're going to treat your gentlemen to this Christmas!

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