If you're starting to get that creeping sense of dread when you realise Christmas is just days away and you’ve still got gifts to buy - fear not.  Don’t panic buy toiletries that will be left to languish, unused and unloved on the shelf, and banish thoughts of boring scented candles and socks. We’ve put together a guide to awesome last minute Christmas gifts that are anything but ordinary.  

Afternoon Tea at Colwick Hall

A Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea
Credit: Colwick Hall Hotel

£18.95 - £26.95

Treat your loved one to an afternoon to remember with an indulgent array of scrumptious treats in the sumptuous surrounds of Colwick Hall, a magnificent Palladian-style Georgian country house mansion just outside the city centre. Keep things traditional with a wonderful selection of both savoury and sweet delights at £18.95pp, or opt for the quirky option with their splendid Spoonful of Sugar teas, which include a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious selection of themed treats which are practically perfect in every way for £26.95. Gift vouchers are available on their website and can be printed out to pop in a card or emailed to the lucky recipient.

Brewery Experience Day at Brewhouse and Kitchen


Any beer lover is sure to have a brilliant time getting hands-on in the microbrewery in the heart of Brewhouse, where they’ll spend the day with their head brewers learning all about how beer ends up so glorious. Of course, making great beer takes time, so the seven hour experience will be punctuated with a hearty breakfast and lunch, plus plenty of pints. As if that wasn’t enough, at the end of the day they’ll get to take away a 5-litre mini keg of their chosen brew. Book online for an instant Christmas win.

Broadway Cinema Membership


£27 for single membership, £50 for joint membership (must reside at the same address)

The perfect present for the film fan in your life. In addition to two tickets for a screening of their choice at Nottingham’s independent cinema, for 12 months they’ll recieve discounts on screenings and at the brilliant Broadway Bites cafe, as well as complimentary previews and special events, plus discounts in other great venues in the city. For more information please contact the box office who will be happy to help on 0115 9526611.

Amazing Gigs in Incredible Surrounds

Tickets: £53.85

Forest Live concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere with the spectacular forest backdrop of Sherwood Pines. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive. Announced so far this year are Jess Glynne on Friday 28 June 2019 and Paul Weller on Saturday 29 June 2019 - simply buy tickets from their website, then download a gift card from their FAQs page and treat someone to a brilliant night out.

Culinary Adventures at the School of Artisan Food

From £25

If you're after a special gift for a food lover look no further. The foodie treats they recieve may be gone in days, but book them on a creative cooking course and they’ll learn skills that will last a lifetime. From baking and cheesemaking to butchery and patisserie, plus brilliant tasting and food pairing sessions, there's something for everyone - or let them choose what new culinary adventure they want to embark upon with gift vouchers starting at £25.

This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottingham. 


Colwick Hall
Colwick Hall
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