So, the age-old question… what do you get for the couple who has everything? Well, we’ve got four words for you: experience days for couples!
Here at Prezola, we’re all about combining gifts with awesome experiences, subscriptions, and honeymoon funds to help you create the wedding gift list of your dreams. And if we had to pick a favourite… well… we LOVE gift experiences for couples!
There’s something about gifting newlyweds the chance to go out and make memories that gives us the warm and fuzzies. And as the UK’s favourite wedding gift list, this is kind of our area of expertise.
If you happen to BE that lucky couple soon to be married, and are just about ready to start your wedding gift list and wondering what to add to it, we’ve got 48 awesome ideas for experience and activity gifts for couples from our partner brand Virgin Experience Days – from classic afternoon teas and spa days to stargazing, scuba diving and helicopter buzz flights!
Active experience days for couples
1. Stand up paddleboarding on Loch Lomond
Picture the scene: You and your love, side by side, gliding gracefully on a lake. Perfectly balanced on stand-up paddle boards.
Ok. So that’s the dream. The reality might look a little less like graceful gliding, a little more like frantic flailing. With a bit of splashing.
Probably a lot of falling… either way – sounds like good clean fun to us!
Add this Virgin Experience gift voucher for couples to your wedding gift list to let your guests help you enjoy a unforgettable experience.
2. Scuba diving for two
This scuba diving experience for couples is the perfect gift for anyone planning an action-packed, adventurous kind of honeymoon (our fave!) It counts towards your PADI certification, so you’ll be able to dive right in when you arrive, rather than spending precious time on your honeymoon learning all the basics.
3 – 5. Bike hire experience days for couples
This is a great one for outdoorsy types. Whether you opt for a tour of the South Downs on mountain bikes, retro bicycles with champagne and strawberries, or even quad biking around the Kent countryside, there’s nothing quite like messing about on bikes.
6. Axe and knife throwing for two
Could there be a better way to celebrate your new nuptials than learning how to wield and accurately throw axes and knives together? Nope. We can’t think of any. Add this day out voucher for couples to your list now!
7. Zip World Velocity 2
Adrenaline junkies, this one’s for you. If hurling yourselves off the top of a Welsh mountain and hurtling down to the ground at speeds of over 100mph sounds like your idea of fun, you’re going to LOVE this! As getaway gifts for couples go, riding the world’s fastest zip line has got to be up there with the best.
8. Up at the 02 Climb with champagne
See London like you’ve never seen it before… by literally climbing spiderman-style up the side of the 02! Yes – you read that right. And, when you reach the top, there’s champagne. Where do we sign up? This Virgin Experience day for couples is one not to miss!
9 – 14. Afternoon tea experience days for couples
Quintessentially British and dangerously delicious, afternoon tea is quite simply, the best meal of the day. And yes, we are willing to die on this hill. Look - it has sandwiches, scones, and teeny, tiny, perfect little cakes… and TEA. What exactly is there not to like about that?
Afternoon tea vouchers make perfect couple experience gifts, and there are SO many options out there. You could keep things traditional with a trip to the Harrods Tea Rooms or the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason. All terribly civilized, pinkies up and champagne on the side.
Or you could mix things up a bit – how about teaming your tea with a trip to Kew Gardens? Or a private yoga class for two… a bit niche, but ok! We hear the vegan afternoon tea at the Athenaeum in Piccadilly is excellent, or if you’re a pair of Potter fans, the Wizard’s Afternoon Tea for two at the Wizard Exploratorium is an absolute must-add for your wedding gift list. Accio clotted cream!
Unique experiences for couples
15. Stargazing with dark sky wales
Name a more romantic way to spend the evening than gazing up at the stars with your love… go ahead. We’ll wait. Team this unique date night experience with an overnight stay at a cosy Airbnb in the Brecon Beacons for the ultimate minimoon escape.
16. Rage room experience with DESTROY’D
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum… go Hulk out together in the rage room and smash up some stuff! Far from your average experience vouchers for couples, this one is all about blowing off steam and releasing all that wedmin-related stress.
17. Urban bee keeping and honey craft beer tasting for two
If you’re afraid of bees, look away now - this one’s not for you. If, on the other hand, you love bees, beers, or both, then this experience day for couples is guaranteed to give you a buzz. (Pun unapologetically intended!) Learn all the insider secrets of bee keeping, then relax with a honey craft beer and food pairing workshop afterwards.
18. Game of Thrones filming locations tour
If you and the moon of your life are GOT fans, we KNOW you are going to love this one. Because, as a great man once said: that’s what we do. We drink wine and we know things.
Visit Northern Ireland and tour 9 of the most iconic filming locations from GOT, along with the UNESCO World Heritage site The Giant’s Causeway. This couples' day-out gift needs to be added super quick – winter is coming.
19. Helicopter buzz flight and three course meal with wine
Ok, so let us get this straight. You get to fly in a private helicopter, over any landmark of your choice? Then you come back down and have dinner and wine at Brasserie Blanc? Drop everything – LET’S GO!
Boozy experience days for couples
20. Bombay Sapphire distillery tour
Chin chin – pass the gin! Ever wondered how your favourite G&T came to be? Take this self-guided tour around the Bombay Sapphire distillery to find out. Then celebrate your new-found status as official gin experts over a stonking gin cocktail at the bar!
21. Vineyard tour, tasting & lunch
Wine tasting you say? with lunch? Yes, please and thank you. Sign us up. Add to your gift list.
22. Camden Town brewery tour and tasting
One for the beer drinkers. Tour the Camden Town brewery – beer in hand – to learn all about the brewing process. Then settle down to a tasting flight, pick your fave and finish off with a pint!
23 & 24. Cocktail making class
Here at Prezola, we’ve got a cocktail-making class to suit every couple’s style. Whether you want to channel your inner Walter White at the Breaking Bad style Molecular cocktail cooking experience or your inner white rabbit at the Mad Hatter Bar’s cocktail masterclass.
Foodie experience gifts for couples
25. Foraging cookery and lunch
If you love the idea of living off the land and foraging for your food but don’t trust yourself not to accidentally pick poison mushrooms, then this is the couple’s experience for you! Go with an experienced professional foraging guide courtesy of Virgin Experience, pick ONLY the good mushrooms, and then end the day by turning your forest haul into a delicious dinner!
26. York foodies tour with tastings
Eat your way around York! Discover one of the UK’s most beautiful, historic cities, via its best eateries. Now that’s a city walking tour we can get on board with!
27 – 32. Cookery class at the Jamie Oliver Cookery School
Ever fancied taking a private lesson from Jamie Oliver?
Ok, so we can’t guarantee that the great man will be there himself, but you WILL have a great time, learn to make some amazing food and then get to EAT IT. Win! Whether you like the sound of A Taste of Japan, A Pasta Masterclass, Mexican Street Food, a Thai Feast, or a North Indian Thali, they’ve got the class for you!
33. Interactive introduction to pasta making at La Goccia, Petersham Nurseries
If pasta is your love language, this is one experience day for couples you won’t want to miss! Learn how to make amazing fresh pasta, then add an Italian pasta maker gift set to your gift list and recreate it at home whenever the mood strikes! Fresh pasta from scratch on a random Tuesday evening? No problemo.
34 – 38. Fine dining experience days for couples
Do day-out gifts for couples get any more extravagant than a full five-star fine dining experience?... We think not. These can get a little pricey, but don’t let that hold you back. With Prezola, you can simply turn on the group gifting option and let your friends and family chip in together to make your fine dining dreams come true!
Whether you dream of a six-course Indian tasting menu complete with wine pairings, a seven-course vegan feast at Michelin Starred Galvin La Chapelle, or teaming your trip to the View from the Shard with three courses at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill, there’s something to tickle even the most discerning of tastebuds.
Or perhaps you prefer the idea of proper, honest pub grub, with a fancy fine dining twist. How about a trip to Raymond Blanc’s White Brasserie Gastro Pub?
Or maybe you’d like to sample Gordon Ramsay’s take on the classic Sunday Roast? Add. To. List.
39 – 42. Spa experience days for couples
Ever wanted to try a couple’s massage? (no, not that kind – naughty!) When it comes to couples experience days, a trip to the spa is often at the top of the list.
And for good reason! It’s relaxing, romantic… the perfect addition to your wedding gift list. These are a few of our faves:
- Weekend serenity spa day with treatment, lunch and fizz at the 4 Star Q Hotels Collection
- PURE spa and beauty couples therapy
- Sunday night spa break with dinner and Treatment at the Hilton Liverpool
- Reviver spa day with treatments and sparkling wine lunch at the Spread Eagle Hotel in Sussex
Cultural experience days for couples
43. Comedy night for two
If you’re looking for experience gift ideas for couples who love a good laugh, this is the one! See some of the UK’s best stand-ups at your choice of venue across the country. At just £25, we think this one’s a no-brainer!
44 & 45. Luxury cinema experience days for couples
This is not just cinema. This is LUXURY cinema. We’re talking comfy chairs, non-sticky floors, and proper drinks in proper glasses. We love the Hidden Vintage cinema experience with a cocktail at TT Liquor or take things up a notch with the champagne cinema evening at the 5 star luxury Court House Hotel.
46. Tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
This is the perfect day out for the true culture vulture couple. Take a tour behind the scenes of the iconic Globe Theatre, then indulge your inner thespian by booking tickets for the evening show.
47. The London Cabaret Club show for two
You can never go wrong with dinner and a show – especially with the award-winning London Cabaret Club! So, glam up and get ready for an evening of fine dining and spectacular, world-class performances.
48. The Beatles Exhibition and three course meal for two
Fans of the fab four will love this couple’s gift experience for the perfect day out in Liverpool. Tour the Beatle’s Story exhibition, then finish up with three courses and a bottle of wine at the nearby R Bar & Brasserie – what’s not to love!
So, there you have it - 48 ridiculously awesome experience days for couples to add to your wedding gift list! If you loved these, check out our full range of incredible experiences and while you’re at it, why not check out the gifts and honeymoon funds too. Start setting up your wedding gift list today – we can’t wait to meet you!
How do you book your Virgin Experience Day with Prezola?
It’s super simple! Once your guests have bought you a Virgin Experience voucher and you have locked it in, you will receive an email from Virgin Experience within 10 working days. In this email they’ll provide you with a voucher code with instructions on how to redeem it.
What’s included with a Virgin Experience voucher?
If you’re not sure about what an experience includes, check out the ‘product details’ under each of the experiences on the Prezola website.
Can you change your Virgin Experience Day vouchers?
If you no longer want to go on your chosen Virgin Experience, reach out to our lovely Customer Care team who will do their best to find you something else from Virgin Experience!
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