Extra special Cotswolds Christmas gifts
12th December 2016
Categories: Media News
We've hand-picked a fantastic selection of extra special Christmas gifts from the Cotswolds, all of which you can buy online so you don't even have to go shopping!
Whether they are a novice cook or want to finesse their skills, the gift of a cooking class at The Cookery School at Thyme will long be remembered! This is a very special place to learn, as much of the food is produced and reared locally on the estate and the focus is on seasonal ingredients. Courses are led by expert chef-tutors and cover cuisine from around the world, along with skills like foraging, baking and even chocolate making.
Give a wildlife fan a really unique and memorable gift with a Keeper for the Day or Animal Encounter experience at Cotswold Wildlife Park (popular with both adults and children!). They will get to spend time with the animals, help the keeper with feeding and learn all about wildlife and conservation.
Treat someone to a Highgrove Hamper this Christmas for a luxury gourmet experience. You’ll find a host of Highgrove specialities, including their Cuvée Champagne, HRH The Prince of Wales’s special blend tea bags and quintessentially English clotted cream fudge and preserves.
This is a great idea for a present - a tour and tasting at Cotswolds Distillery, where an expert guide will take you on a gin and whisky making journey in this beautiful rural distillery. You will learn the craft of creating fine spirits and see all the special distillation equipment, before trying some of the delicious spirits in the comfy tasting room.
Did you know we have 11 National Trust properties across the Cotswolds? National Trust Membership makes for a wonderful Christmas present, giving someone free access to hundreds of special places, including our 11 in the Cotswolds.
A gift that is just a little bit different – treat someone to a gift voucher for a Cotswold Foodie Tour, where they can discover the wonderful food and drink produced and sold right here in the Cotswolds with 6 artisan food tastings, vendor talks and demonstrations. They can try local cheese, afternoon tea, delicious pastries, rare-breed meats and charcuterie, and locally-made tipples!
Why not give someone a traditional English afternoon tea for Christmas? We have some wonderful places to enjoy afternoon tea in the Cotswolds and you can buy gift vouchers for many of them, or why not treat yourself as well and accompany a loved one to afternoon tea?
Here’s a really unusual Christmas gift – give someone a Cotswolds Ghost Tour! Discover legends of famous Cotswolds hauntings and hear tales of spooks and spectres in our Cotswold towns and villages! Cotswolds Ghost Tours are offering 25% off tours from February to June if they are booked by Christmas.
This will make a wonderful gift for a family of animal-lovers - annual membership of Cotswold Farm Park which will give them free entry to the park and 10% discount in the on-site shop and café.
Treat a loved one to a day of relaxation and pampering at The Greenway Hotel and Spa. They can enjoy the fabulous facilities, including hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, afresco hot tub, along with treatments, a glass of champagne and lunch.