Amazing and affordable gift experience ideas across Bristol for Christmas

Here’s our handy guide for anyone struggling to think of a last-minute present this Christmas

<p>Struggling to think of a present this year? How about the gift of flight?</p>

Struggling to think of a present this year? How about the gift of flight?

Whether you think it’s better to give experiences rather than physical gifts or you’re a last minute shopper we’ve put together the best six Bristol experience gifts that will excite any recipient.

These experiences are purse-friendly, fun and unique, perfect for a Christmas morning surprise:

Who knew that there was a vineyard right in our own backyard? Forget France, take a 90-minute tour of Aldwick Estate Vineyard located in nearby Somerset. Explore with an expert guide and soak in the sights and sounds of a working vineyard. After the tour you will be tasting award-winning wine and learning more about English wine making. This makes a perfect gift for the budding sommelier in your life.

With a variety of masterclasses available from botanical screenprinting, herb garden planning and cooking with herbs among others this is a great present for the green thumb in your life. Located close to Blaise Castle, this working herb farm was established in 1984 and has been going strong ever since. They grow over 400 varieties of herbs so you know you’ll be in the hands of professionals.

Get them better at golf - well not too good that your present recipient beats you next time

This one-on-one hour long golf lesson with a PGA professional is sure to win over even the grumpiest of dads or grandads. You will get expert advice and real-time feedback on how you can improve your golf game. You’ll go through every aspect of the game from putting to driving to really make sure you get the most out of the lesson. This is not just for golf lovers, this would be a great gift for people interested in getting started.

A quintessential Bristol experience, everyone should go on at least one balloon ride in their life. Give the gift of flight with this unique experience. The perfect gift for the person who has it all, there are different experiences tailored towards couples and families. You can even choose a sunset or sunrise experience.

Test the brain while also having fun in a escape room

Choose from 4 different escape rooms from the ultra-Bristolian Blackbeard’s Treasure, WWII set Our Finest Hour, Doctor Who Worlds Collide or The Fourth Samurai. Suitable for 2-6 people this is a great family or couple gift. Each challenge is an hour long and they are suitable for ages 8+. The challenges are also suitable for wheelchair users.

A truly one-of-a-kind present, urban axe throwing is quickly springing up in cities across the UK. A great gift for the person who never says what they want for Christmas, this exciting experience is also a great way to exercise those arm muscles. You can choose from a variety of experiences including ones that include a personal instructor.