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Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming. And when it comes to the festive season we all have our traditions; the Japanese eat their Christmas dinner at KFC, the children of Holland receive ten of their presents on the 5th December and the residents of Caracas, Venezuela head to church early on Christmas Eve morning on roller skates.

While here in Swindon there is one tradition that we all recognise; the TGtS guide to Christmas presents.

When buying Christmas presents the average amount a UK adult will spend is £330. While the UK as whole will potentially withdraw £18,000,000,000 from cash machines over the Christmas period.

To help you negotiate the Christmas purchase pitfalls TGtS are here to ensure that you spend your money wisely. And your gifts hit the right note with both your pocket as well as the recipient.

Weekend Away

Weekend Away

The more we share the more we have – Leonard Nimoy

Christmas is not only about presents but the presence of both family and friends brought together by the season of festivity and cheer. Avoid time spent together ending with the year by giving the gift of a shared experience.

TGtS recommends;

Gift vouchers for Chiseldon House, Cricklade House & Fritillary Spa, De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel, Cotswold Retreats

  • Hotel break
  • A Spa day
  • A meal
Bounce-R-Us Toys

Bounce-R-Us Toys

Bounce-R-Us Toys supply an array of toys that would make the greatest Christmas present for your little one. They sell brand new children's toys at excellent prices.

They have some brilliant stocking fillers that are at great prices too so you don't have to stretch your budget this Christmas.

Stock changes all the time so you'll always be able to find something your little one has their eye on. 

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Railway-Inspired Gifts From STEAM

Railway-Inspired Gifts From STEAM

Make their Christmas this year with a railway-inspired gift from STEAM. Discover their exclusive 2022 calendar, plus luxury GWR Socks, annual Gift Season Tickets, Brewer the Bear and so much more.

Every purchase made supports the Museum.

Shop online HERE!
 

Box of Cupcakes

Box of Cupcakes

Everyone loves sweet treats and baked goodies so why not get your special someone a delicious box of GlamoRose Cakes!

GlamoRose Cakes Swindon is a cupcake boutique situated in Old Town. They specialise in hand-made, personalised cakes and treats, perfect for any occasion. Whether it's a large display or just a simple gift box, no order is too big or too small for GlamoRose Cakes Swindon.

At GlamoRose Cakes Swindon each and every cake they make is hand-made with incredible expertise.

 

Homeware Gifts

Homeware Gifts

Know someone who has recently moved house? Perhaps you have a friend who loves homeware? Whatever it may be, the Lighting Bug should be your first port of call this Christmas when looking for the ultimate homeware gift.

Lighting Bug is a family run business that opened in 2003. They specialise in lights and shades and showcase the widest variety of lighting in Wiltshire with over 2000 fittings on display and within their catalogues.

This Christmas they're also offering a selection of beautiful festive lighting and shades for indoor and outdoor use that would make the perfect gift for someone this Christmas.

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Prime Theatre

Prime Theatre

Do you have a potential star in your family? If so, why not give them a fantastic gift card to attend Prime Youth Theatre's fantastic acting workshops! 

Prime Theatre is Swindon’s only professional theatre company. They make professional productions for children and young people that tour schools and venues across the UK. The organisation runs Prime Youth Theatre for 150 young people aged 5-25 years, who enjoy weekly workshops learning acting techniques and other theatre skills.

It's the perfect gift for that shining star!

Find out more HERE!

Coconut Flower Beer Hamper

Coconut Flower Beer Hamper

Looking for the perfect gift for that someone special can be a really tricky challenge, but that's why TGt are here to help. We have so many recommendations that we know would make the best gift this Christmas.

TGt Recommends: Neitiv

Neitiv is an ethical small business based in Wiltshire, England that serves sensational Coconut Flower Beer.

Their popular Coconut Flower Beer is brewed with the rare ingredient called Coconut Flower Drops, the highly nutritional sap from coconut inflorescence.

If you know a beer lover then this is the ideal gift for them! Not only is it a thoughtful gift but it's also incredibly unique and that's the perfect present to find under the Christmas tree.

Treat with a treatment gift

Treat with a treatment gift

Show someone you care this season with the gift of wellness. As pleasant as the season is it can also be a large contributor to unwanted stress as we actively try to meet the growing demands that the festivities bring.

Treat a loved one to some time out with a treatment, a salon visit, or hair tools & products to help them pamper themselves in the comfort of their own homes.

TGts recommends;

Swindon Wildcats Game Tickets

Swindon Wildcats Game Tickets

Know an ice hockey fan? Get them the ultimate gift this Christmas, Swindon Widlcats game tickets!

Get them tickets for an action-packed evening of sporting entertainment in Swindon. The best gifts are where you can make memories and enjoy experiences.

Floral Bouquet

Floral Bouquet

Sometimes the best gifts are the simple ones. Flowers may be an oldie but they're a goldie when it comes to giving someone the perfect Christmas gift.

Wild Thoughts are a bold and creative floristry. Their little shop is full of fresh seasonal flowers, and they stock a wide selection of unusual houseplants and pots, handmade ceramics, homeware and lovely gifts and cards, many of which are from small, local and sustainable businesses.

Their latest addition is the dried flower pick 'n' mix stand, full of individually wrapped and pre-made dried flower bouquets.

There is so many thoughtful gifts to choose from that really do make the ultimate Christmas gift.

 

AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE

AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE

Book an Afternoon Tea for two, Quality time with each other! An Afternoon Tea is a great way to spend quality time with one another - something you may not usually have time for.

Plus, what could be better than tucking into delicate pastries, a selection of delicious finger sandwiches and warming tea?

TGts Recommends;

 

Restaurant Vouchers

Restaurant Vouchers

Give your host night off from cooking and the dishes with a restaurant voucher this Christmas.

If a traditional British roast is a turn off why not try something different from the Greek Olive, Lamaya Lebanese Kitchen & Bar, Jewel in the CrownMario's.

TGtS Recommends:

Active Gifts

Active Gifts

Why not chime activity into the New Year with an activity voucher? 

TGtS Recommends;

Get out on the lakes in the new year (wetsuits available) and treat someone to an outdoor adventure with South Cerney Outdoor! Choose from a huge range of activities including; canoeing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery, snorkelling or free water swimming!

 

Personalised Paw Print Print Gifts

Personalised Paw Print Print Gifts

Wouldn't it be lovely to keep a part of your pet with you wherever you go? Cheeky Little Print specialise in creating handcrafted silver jewellery and use inkless paw print kits to capture your fury friend's paw print, so you always feel close to them.

So if you have a loved one that adores their pet then this might just be the perfect gift for them! 

Cheeky Little Prints also offer personalised paw print mugs, water bottles and Christmas decorations, so they have something your loved one will certainly love!

Order Information:

  • Order deadline 7th December 2021
  • Express order deadline for paw print jewellery - 14th December 2021
  • Last post date for first class (print kits, gift certificates or kits for orders that will be created after Christmas) - 20th December
  • Last post date for Special Delivery of paw print kits or jewellery orders - 21st December
Floatation Experience

Floatation Experience

Give someone the unique gift of a floating experience this Christmas!

The floatation tank contains Epsom salt saturated water and is heated to body temperature. This allows the body to float on top of the water inducing a feeling of weightlessness. Once in this state. your muscles can relax, your mind can unwind and the zero gravity experience can help with many health conditions. Find out more about floating here.

Washbourne House Therapy Centre in Wroughton offer Float Gift Vouchers, where you can buy a voucher for a single float sessions, or get great value on their multiple session Float Packs. 

Find out more or purchase here!

Golf Lessons

Golf Lessons

Do you know someone who loves a round of golf? Or maybe their favourite hobby is perfecting their putting skills? If so, Break 90 offer the perfect gift for them!

Break 90 is the ultimate indoor practice area for golf and have simulator bays, driving ranges and real putting greens where you can practice all parts of your game.

This Christmas get them a fantastic golf voucher so they can practice their putting with Break 90!

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Fresh Food Hamper & Local Meat Vouchers

Fresh Food Hamper & Local Meat Vouchers

A family run farm shop in the Cotswolds selling award winning British Rare Breed Meat and fresh farm produce. This butchery and farm shop sells traceable meat and fresh local produce. 

This Rare Breed onsite butchery prides itself in ‘old school’ whole carcass butchering. Selling only free range, grass fed British meat, mostly of the rare breed variety. Popular favourites are Gloucester Old Spot pork, Dexter Beef and Norfolk Horn or Jacob Lamb. There is always a variety of pork sausage flavours to choose from, as well as Boerewors, a beef and pork sausage.

TGt Reccomend: Creating a delicious hamper full of The Butts Farm Shop goods or a delicious local meat voucher!

To find out more call 01285 862224.

Theatre Tickets

Theatre Tickets

Are you looking for a Christmas gift for someone special? Perhaps you want to get them something a bit different this year, or maybe they're notoriously difficult to buy for or already have everything they want!

Forget socks and forget shower-gel gift sets, surprise them with something they'll really love and give the gift of live Theatre.

Where: Wyvern Theatre

Price: £ Various

Skydive Vouchers

Skydive Vouchers

Christmas shopping in lockdown? Not a problem!

Why not start by buying one of Skydive Netheravon's fabulous skydive vouchers for that special person who likes an adventure?

Skydiving vouchers for tandem jumping or for those who like a real adventure; want to jump solo and become a real skydiver.

Go online at https://www.netheravon.com/_shop or email coursesmanager@netheravon.com.

The next adventure is just around the corner!

Rays Ice Cream Swindon

Christmas & Winter Treats

Who doesn't like a sweet delicious treat? So why not be a little creative with this year's Christmas gifts and give your loved ones a fantastic treat! 

Rays Ice Cream have a wonderful home made selection of sweet treats for everyone this Christmas including mince pie ice cream, Christmas pudding ice cream, ice cream Christmas cakes, Biscoff cheesecake, Baileys cheesecake and loads more.

Take a look at their online shop HERE to view all their Christmas and Winter treats!

These mouth-watering treats are all available for home delivery in and around Swindon and Royal Wootton Bassett and for collection from their shop in Old Town, Swindon.

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Gym Membership

Gym Membership

Gift: Gym Membership

From: David Lloyd & Dorcan Recreation Complex 

About: Is your someone special looking to get fit and healthy as their new years resolution? Or maybe you know someone with a passion for fitness and sports? If so, you've come to the right place as we have some great recommendations.

Swindon has lots of top gyms available that provide memberships so check them out!

Price: Various

 

Splash of Colour

Splash of Colour

Sometimes the simplest gifts send the best message! Why not give your special someone a beautiful Bouquet from TGtS faviourte florists; Little Gems

With 19 years of floristry experience, they offer beautiful fresh design ideas and create amazing flowers to suit anyone! They are an independent florist, with a passion for all areas of floristry!

 

Travel Vouchers

Travel Vouchers

Gift someone some Barnes Coaches vouchers and they can turn it in to pretty much anything! 

In 2017, 4.5 million people headed overseas for Christmas. Give the gift of bucking the trend and travelling outside the Christmas rush. Barnes coaches offer a wide range of holidays, day trips and tours. Help towards a day trip, theatre trip or contribute towards a holiday. 

Simply give them a call on 01793 821303, tell them how much you'd like to gift and they will create a personalised voucher tailored to your request and you can include your own message to make the present extra special.

Ideal Last Minute Gift

Ideal Last Minute Gift

Not finished all your Christmas shopping yet? Time is ticking, but don't panic Jennie's Kitchen is here to help! They're offering superb gift vouchers that make the ideal present for those who are always hard to buy for. 

Find out more about Jennie's Kitchen HERE

MBROS Superstore

MBROS Superstore

Leading up to Christmas it is predicted that 6 million rolls of Sellotape will be sold in the UK. However, whenever you need it you can never find it!

Stock up on Sellotape and other Christmas goodies at MBROS Superstore, home to a wide selection of toys, homeware, gifts, novelty goods, beauty products and much more all at amazing discounted prices.

Escape Room Games

Escape Room Games

Know someone who loves solving riddles and puzzles? We've found the perfect gift for them! Co-Decode, a live escape room in Swindon, stock a series of Escape Room games in a board/card game format that you can play at home.

From 'The Abandoned Cabin' to 'The Forgotten Island', their vast selection is bound to have something that suits! Please call Co-Decode 07759 185264 ahead of visiting to purchase a game to confirm that they open.

Co-Decode have also launched their incredible physical Christmas vouchers! Printed on kraft paper and embossed with gold foil, they're the most impressive gift voucher you'll ever see! They are also offering Christmas gift package deals such as; pick a voucher value and combine it with an Exit game og your choice and you'll get the voucher, eco-friendly gift wrapped and posted for FREE, so make sure to head on over to their website to find out more.

Aqualush

Aqualush

Aqualush is a premier waterlife, marine and reptile centre based in Swindon. If you know someone who's into Aquatics, why not gift them their 'own slice of the ocean' this Christmas with Aqualush & Reptilush's fantastic vouchers.

In store experts are on hand to advise you on purchases, fish compatibilty, coral placement, water testing and different systems. You can also shop online here...

Brunch Gift Card

Brunch Gift Card

The Cricklade Club know how to treat us all this Christmas! They've helped us out massively by giving us the ultimate Christmas gift idea. They're offering fantastic gift cards for fans of The Club to enjoy.

Their £10, £20, £30 and £50 vouchers are available NOW!

Feeling generous? Their £50 vouchers include a glass of bubbly!

T&Cs

All vouchers valid until the 30th of March 2021.

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Cadbury Christmas Hamper

Cadbury Christmas Hamper

The festive season is fast approaching so it's time to start thinking about the gifts you're giving to your loved ones.

Whether you're searching for the perfect gift for your mum, dad, partner or your best friend, Cadbury's selection of chocolate Christmas hampers are the most delicious gift.

They offer Christmas family hampers to hampers for couples, to their gift baskets which are tailored to suit the needs of different people. And if you want to go one step further, why not make your own hamper with them? Order by 4pm to qualify for next-day delivery and make this season one to remember.

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Oven Cleaning Voucher

Oven Cleaning Voucher

Sgt Clean Ltd is a cleaning company offering ‘Military Standard cleaning’. They service Swindon, Chippenham, Cirencester, Reading, and their surrounding areas.

Cleaning things like your oven can be a task that we never tick off but from the help of Sgt Clean you could give someone the gift of a cleaning voucher this Christmas so they don't have to do those boring jobs this Christmas. From carpet cleans, oven cleans to diamond floor cleaning, Sgt Clean really do offer it all.

Beauty Therapy Course

Beauty Therapy Course

Know someone who has a passion for beauty? Always see them playing with makeup or painting nails? Giving them a gift to learn how to do what they love might just be the ultimate gift yet.

Swindon Beauty School are part of the West London School of Beauty and are a VTCT/NVQ training centre. Since 2008, their beauty schools have been teaching young aspiring beauty therapists and have helped them achieve a number of VTCT, NVQ and accredited courses.

This gift might just be the push they needed into achieving their passion.

Authentic Turkish Homeware

Authentic Turkish Homeware

Stuck on what to get your special someone this Christmas? Fear not, TGt are here to help as we've found the most beautiful authentic Turkish homeware shop, Turkishwares, which sells unique handmade ceramicwares, table linen, cushions, covers and so much more.

They're an eco-friendly business that are plastic free. They pride themselves on offering high quality products that are carefully sourced. All their products are unique and are based from Turkey.

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