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Experience gifts for Christmas
Experience gift ideas for Christmas - favourites from the Global Makeup Awards team
So, my last blog was about Christmas gift ideas and the one before that was about grabbing bargains during the Black Friday Sales.
Today though, I want to think about alternatives to consumerism! Can we give gifts without purchasing products? I think we can and I’d like to share some of my own ideas while encouraging you to suggest your own! They could have just occurred to you which is great or maybe you have a tried and tested method that you’re happy to share!
So, the first ideas which spring to my mind do still involve parting with some cash! But don’t worry, I have some more creative ideas which won’t cost you much and might give an even more memorable experience!
My first idea is a trip Ice-Skating! It’s Christmassy, fun and a day out you’ll never forget! Yet it’s so easy for the Christmas period to go by without a trip! At the ice-rink in Greenwich, London prices are from £15 for adults and £8.50 for children! And don’t worry that you might not be able to do it! Almost no-one can! But, if you really enjoy it you never know, you could end up going throughout the year then really impressing your friends next Christmas!
If you don’t fancy ice-skating then perhaps a trip to the theatre would make a special day out! Personally, I’m pretty jealous that my Global MakeUp Awards colleague Joanna is booked to see Frozen - The Musical with her family just after New Year! That looks like it’s going to be great!
Or, and this is a little bit more for the grown-ups, you could take a loved one to see Moulin Rouge. Of course over Christmas we are spoilt for choice when it comes to Theatre shows so even if those aren’t your bag you’re bound to find something you and your friends/family will love!
However, personally I’m not going to the Theatre this Christmas. My present to my son is tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in London next June! He’s really excited but it's a long time to wait! I’m a fan too (what a coincidence!!!) so I’m also looking forward to the show, especially after the last two years where we’ve had such a drought of live music opportunities. It's really one of my favourite things to do but I heard Damon Albarn being interviewed on the radio a few days ago and he expects most musicians to be squeezing 3 years worth of touring into one year in 2022 so I’m going to save my money for some shows!
And this brings us to free ideas! Well obviously days out to the museums in London are always a great shout but how about some winter picnics and hikes! Also, I love finding small local festivals and concerts which don’t come with the price tag of big American music acts as well as being really fun and intimate affairs!
So, those are my ideas! But what are yours???
Please let me know!
Ciao for now!
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