As the high street starts to fill with gifts and festive favourites begin to blast from every doorway, there’s no denying that Christmas will soon be upon us. Whether you’re already embracing the season or staying a Scrooge until 1st December, take a look at our favourite activities and treats to get you into the holiday spirit. There’s sure to be a perfect idea for your festive-themed incentive or promotion.
Promotion & incentive gift ideas for Christmas
|Coppa Club IgloosLondon’s Coppa Club is a cool destination at any time of year but come Christmas it transforms into a festive fairytale. This year the famous igloos are back and better than ever. Get cosy under the blankets with a festive cocktail in hand and enjoy the spectacular views of The Shard and Tower Bridge from your own private bubble.
|Christmas shopping in New YorkYou may not get the same bargains for your buck on a trip to the States as you once would, but there’s nothing like New York at Christmas. Get your fix of festive shopping on Fifth Avenue and admire the opulent windows displays put on by the likes of SAK’s and Barney’s. Pay a visit to The Rockefeller Center’s iconic ice rink, admire Central Park under a blanket of frost or stroll the streets soaking up the unique atmosphere of the Big Apple.
|Christmas party ideasLooking for some inspiration for hosting a Christmas party? If the answer’s yes, then look no further. From unusual venues for private hire to chic restaurants, cool bars and clubs, here’s a couple of ideas to get you in the party mood. The Ivory Vaults, London (for private parties), The Rooftop Bar @ Containers House, London (for private parties or drinks), Craft, London (pre-dinner drinks and/or dinner), Jin Bo Law (cocktail bar and sharing platters), Bunga Bunga, Covent Garden (drinking, eating, dancing), Cirque le Soir, London (quirky clubbing experience).
|Quirky treatsOur prize fulfilment team is always on the lookout for something a little bit different and Christmas is no exception. For the more adventurous why not give a gift that gets people involved? From experiences such as tickets to The Kew Gardens Light show or The Gingerline’s Grand Expedition, to more hands on experiences such as the Crystal Maze Live Experience or a gin making workshop. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit quirky, how about Grow your own Christmas Tree, or a Beard Grooming Kit (obviously for a select audience), or the slightly zany Mustard Boom-box speaker? For a grown-up gift, alcohol is always a winner. Why not try something different and give the Unicorn Tears Gin? It has a magical, glittery finish to fit the Christmas season. For an early treat, how about a Prosecco advent calendar?
|Walking in a Winter WonderlandHyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has become a ‘must do’ when in London during the run-up to Christmas. There are over 100 rides and attractions to enjoy including roller coasters, ice skating and live music. Some of the top attractions this year are Cinderella on Ice, Bar Ice and the Circus Megadrome. Even if you just pop in for a warming mulled wine though you can’t fail to soak up the fantastic festive atmosphere.
|Hit the slopesIf you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, there’s a fair chance you’ll have to leave the UK to get it. So why not head to the slopes for your fix of the white stuff. For the ultimate ski break with a group of friends or family, head to the Chalet Aurora in Meribel. France. After a tough day on the slopes, it’s the perfect place to cosy up and unwind. There’s even an outdoor hot tub to admire the mountain views from.
|Get your skates onBundle up the family in their warmest hats, scarfs and gloves for a day of ice skating fun at one of London’s iconic landmarks. The National History Museum and Somerset House are two of the capital’s most beautiful rink locations but there’s plenty around the UK to choose from. Afterwards be sure to warm up with a marshmallow-topped hot chocolate for a sweet end to your day out.
|Gifts and gadgetsTechnology has been topping the Christmas gift guides for years and 2019 is no different. It’ll come as no surprise that Amazon’s offerings are on most people’s wish lists, especially as they prepare to release new versions of the Echo and Show just in time for the festive season. Other popular gifts include the Nintendo Switch Lite (available in a wide range of eye-catching colours), beauty advent calendars, the Christmas collection from Pandora and of course the new board game must-have for families, Game for Fame!
|Visit Vilnius Christmas marketIf you’re looking to squeeze in a weekend away before the year is out, a visit to a European Christmas market is the ideal solution. You can even justify it with the excuse that you’ll be picking up presents while you’re away. Lithuania’s capital could be the perfect Christmas market destination. There’s enough to see to keep you occupied for a short break and lots of cosy cafés to warm up in. The architecture is even more beautiful at this time of year when there’s likely to be a layer of snow on the rooftops. The market surrounds the city’s Christmas tree which is always a striking focal point. The stalls are really authentic, with the added bonus of being very cheap – as is the city itself. For more Christmas market ideas check out our post here
|Christmas at Claridge’sAfternoon tea is always a treat; even more so when it has an extra bit of indulgence. A festive afternoon tea is a perfect time to swap presents with friends before the holidays. For a truly luxurious experience try Claridge’s festive tea. The sweet treats come with a Yuletide twist and there’s even an additional Christmas pudding course! It’s not just themed food though, there are gorgeous decorations, carols sung in the foyer and you’ll even receive a gift on departure.