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Looking for unique gifts that are guaranteed to fill the recipient with festive joy? Hampshire has just the ticket.

Read our carefully curated Christmas gift guide to incredible experiences in Hampshire. And best of all, you can purchase them online and have them delivered to your inbox straight away!

Peppa Pig World

Hampshire gift experiences for young children

Perfect for toddlers, these Hampshire attractions make the ultimate day out for pre-schoolers and small children.

Go Ape

Hampshire gift experiences for bigger kids

From to under tens to teenagers, bring smiles to older children with these activities for bigger kids.

  • Take to the trees with a voucher for Go Ape and have the ultimate forest adventure at Southampton, Moors Valley, or Alice Holt. Young children over 1m tall can enjoy the treetop adventure and older adventurers over 10 years old can take on the Treetop Challenge.
  • If you know a budding young scientist then a gift voucher for the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is sure to make their eyes light up, and younger siblings will love the hands-on exhibits too.
  • Thrill-seeking kids will be thrilled with a gift card for Paultons Park where they can ride the big seven rollercoasters at the UK’s Number 1 Family Theme Park.
  • Or a gift voucher from New Forest Activities enables the recipient to choose their adventure including canoeing or kayaking on the Beaulieu River, BattleZone laser tag, ropes courses, bushcraft, or archery.

Spinnaker Tower abseiling

Hampshire gift experiences for the active and adventurous

Looking for the perfect gift for thrill seekers?  These adventurous activities are perfect for the active and intrepid.

  • A unique and breathtaking activity, the abseiling experience at the Spinnaker Tower gives ticket holders the exciting opportunity to descend 100-metres down the side of Portsmouth’s iconic landmark.
  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving at Basingstoke Leisure Park is an exhilarating way to experience the feeling of freefalling on air.
  • Calshot Activities Centre is an action-packed place and a voucher allows the recipient to pick their adventure: scaling the epic climbing walls; racing around the velodrome; cruising down the slope; or windsurfing, sailing, or paddleboarding in the lagoon.
  • Or give the chance for motorsports fans to take to the track at the UK’s fastest driving circuit: Thruxton Motorsport Centre. Gift vouchers can be used on a range of driving experiences including driving a supercar, go-karting, or learning how to handle a Land Rover at the 4x4 Off-Road Centre.

Ageas Bowl cricket

Hampshire gift experiences for sports fans

Score a winning gift for sports fans with tickets to some of the best sporting events in the UK taking place here in Hampshire, or the chance for them to take part in sporting activities.  

Exbury Gardens

Hampshire gift experiences for gardeners

What better gift for the green-fingered than a trip to a gorgeous garden in Hampshire. Buy them admission for a day or membership to enjoy for the whole year.

  • Famed for its world-famous collections of rhododendrons and azaleas, Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway has 200 acres of beautiful gardens to explore.
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey is a highly esteemed arboretum and garden with a flourishing and globally celebrated modern plant collection.
  • West Green House Gardens in Hartley Wintney is a historic garden with contemporary flair also known as the Opera Garden.
  • Follow in the footsteps of natural history pioneer Gilbert White at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens exploring local wildlife and ecology.
  • Or how about a membership of the National Trust which will enable the passholder to visit several gardens in Hampshire: Mottisfont, The Vyne, Hinton Ampner, and Uppark.

Lainston House afternoon tea

Hampshire gift experiences for foodies

From mouthwatering food to delicious drinks, these tasty gifts are sure to be irresistible for foodies.

Winchester Cathedral tower tour
Hampshire gift experiences for history buffs

Hampshire has heaps of history and many wonderful places to step back in time and learn about the county’s heritage.

  • A tower tour at Winchester Cathedral is the chance to see behind the scenes of one of England's most historic buildings – visitors can climb the spiralling steps up onto the cathedral roof and enjoy magnificent views of the county.
  • A trip on the Watercress Line makes for an incredible way to experience the golden age of steam.
  • If you know a lover of literary history then Hampshire has them covered with Jane Austen’s House and Gilbert White’s House both making excellent presents for literature fans.
  • Or for those who enjoy naval history then Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is your place with its world-famous historical ships including the HMS Victory and The Mary Rose.

Hilton Ageas Spa

Hampshire spa days and experiences

Do you know someone who deserves to be pampered? Give the gift of relaxation with a Hampshire spa day or experience.

  • The Eforea Spa at The Hilton at The Ageas Bowl has spa packages including the Discovery Spa experience and Girls' Night Spa evenings.
  • Gift vouchers for the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire near Hook can be used for an indulgent Spa Day experience, or a treatment of their choice.
  • The Thai-inspired SenSpa at Careys Manor in the New Forest has a range of spa packages for all levels of relaxation.
  • Southampton HarSPA & Club at the Southampton Harbour Hotel offers a variety of spa experiences including a Popcorn & Prosecco Spa Evening with a movie in the hotel’s own cinema.
  • Or make a splash with the Herb House Spa at Lime Wood in the New Forest where the indoor and outdoor swimming pools can be enjoyed on a serene spa day.

More gift experiences in Hampshire

For more gift experiences in the county, take a look at Experience Hampshire's bespoke collection of unique Hampshire-based activities and experiences, from sushi masterclasses to forest bathing. 

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Planning a Christmas break? Take a browse our huge range of accommodation. Hampshire has something for all budgets including hotels, bed and breakfastsself-catering properties, and cosy traditional holiday cottages