Christmas gift vouchers for people who have everything

10 weird and wonderful Christmas gift vouchers

It's not always easy to decide what to buy your family and friends for Christmas.

But while gift vouchers could seem like a cop-out in the past, the variety of goods and experiences you can buy with them now means there really is a voucher out there for everyone in your life.

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Here are 10 of the more weird and wonderful gift cards you could give as presents this year.

1. Give the gift of flight with a Ryanair voucher

Low-cost airline Ryanair flies to more than 200 destinations across Europe and beyond. So why not offer a loved one who enjoys travelling a voucher towards their next trip?

Ryanair Christmas gift vouchers last for 12 months and are fully redeemable against flights on all routes across the Ryanair network.

They cost between £25 and £200 and are delivered straight to your inbox, making them a great last-minute gift idea.

2. Treat live music fans to Ticketmaster vouchers

Ticketmaster vouchers are available online and in selected retailers such as Tesco and WHSmith.

They can be used to buy tickets to most of the events run by the company, as well as related merchandise such as posters and T-shirts.

They cost between £10 and £250 and come with a personalised gift wallet.

3. Make DIY easy with a B&Q Gift Card

Know someone who is renovating their home? A B&Q Gift Card from Voucher Express worth between £10 and £250 could make a great present.

It lasts for five years and can be used towards the purchase of more than 40,000 home improvement & garden products.

4. Spoil your parents with a central London dining cruise

You can currently buy a voucher for a London Showboat Dining Cruise for Two from Buyagift for £99, or £61 less than usual.

The experience includes an evening cruise on the Thames for two, a welcome glass of fizz, half a bottle of wine each, and a four-course dinner with coffee. Its valid until June 30, 2018.

5. Send wine buffs on a vineyard tour

Buyagift also offers a Vineyard Tour and Tasting with Lunch or Afternoon Tea for Two voucher at £49, valid for 10 months.

The recipient can choose between 13 UK vineyards in a variety of locations including Devon, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Worcestershire.

Once there, they get a vineyard and winery tour for two, a wine tasting experience, and lunch or afternoon tea.

6. Dole out the thrills with an indoor skydiving experience

For just £29, down from £49, you can give the adrenaline junkie in your life an Indoor Skydiving Experience to be used at iFly centres in Manchester, Basingstoke or Milton Keynes.

Also valid for 10 months, this voucher experience includes two flights in the Flight Chamber (or wind tunnel), plus a safety briefing, all the necessary equipment and a commemorative certificate.

7. Give a fearless friend a tandem skydive voucher

If you're feeling flush or maybe clubbing together with friends or family for a big present, you can upgrade to an actual tandem skydive voucher for £249.

It too is valid for 10 months at a range of UK locations including Nottingham, Durham and Peterborough.

(Buyagift also offers a cheaper version you can use in fewer locations - worth a look if those places are convenient for the recipient.)

8. Pamper a special lady with a Blissful Spa Day voucher

Valid for 10 months, this voucher is for two people, meaning she can invite a friend, and can be used at 98 locations across the country.

It's currently on special offer at £55, down from £113.

9. Help loved ones with the cost of their next holiday

Travel agent Thomas Cook's gift cards can be loaded with between £10 and £5,000.

Choose from a standard card, to be shipped to you or to the recipient, or an eGift card that can be emailed to you or to the recipient of your gift within 24 hours

10. Send sports fans on a tour of their favourite stadium

You can buy vouchers for tours of most big sports stadiums, including Old Trafford, Twickenham and Wembley.

Generally suitable for children aged five and over (and long as they're accompanied by an adult), prices vary depending on what's included.

Virgin Experience Days is currently offering a tour of Wembley Stadium for two - valid for six months - for just £18.

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After the success of Pie Face last year, we should have known that the follow-up would be huge this year. Just load up the throwing arm with whipped cream and get ready to ruin your Christmas jumpers. John Lewis is selling it for a competitive £17.97.

No list for this Christmas would be complete without the hard-to-buy toy of 2016. Hatchimals come in at £64.99, but have been selling for much more on eBay as parents get desperate to snap them up.

The good news is that you don't need to panic and over-pay just yet. The manufacturers are continuing to deliver stock, so if you check in with the major players on a regular basis, there’s still every chance you will strike lucky before Christmas Day.

If you have a Star Wars fan in the family, then Rogue One’s release is probably more of an event than Christmas this year.

You can capitalise on the new Best. Film. Ever. by getting them an AT-ST Walker from the film. It's £39.99 from Tesco Direct.

The Furby has been around forever, but has now been updated with its own app. As well as talking Furbish and doing all the usual Furby stuff, its antenna glows when the app has been updated with something new.

This toy has been recommended all over the place as a hot toy for 2016. It’s available from Toys R Us for £79.99.

Argos put this in its list of hot gifts this Christmas. There are three ways to blast foam bullets at your friends and family - which must surely be fantastic news for little sisters and slow-moving targets everywhere.

With a price tag of £59.99 from Argos it’s quite an investment, but you’ll get plenty of action for your money.

Just what the wannabe pop star needs - a microphone with a selfie stick, so you can film yourself singing along to your favourite tracks.

It might be a bit of a Christmas fad, but at £19.99 from Argos, it’s a relatively affordable one.

The robot dog trend continues, and the tie in with the Paw Patrol TV show is likely to make this a must-have. You can get all of the main characters, but Marshall is likely to be particularly popular.

Hamleys put it on its list of top gifts this Christmas, and John Lewis is selling it for £69.99.

The film is still doing well in the Box Office top 10, and the tie-ins remain incredibly popular. This doll wears a bracelet, and you have a matching one, which you can use to interact with her. You can also press her tummy and hear 25 phrases - plus of course there's plenty of opportunity for obligatory hair styling.

Toys R Us and Hamleys both tipped this interactive doll as a must-have for Christmas, so lots of retailers have run out of stock. Argos may have one in a store near you, and is selling them for £49.99.

This Chad Valley doll is £39.99 and is notable for how similar to a newborn the manufacturers have made it. It's meant to be the same height and weight, so children can play with their own child.

It’s exclusive to Argos - which is one of the reasons it's on the store’s list of the hottest gifts of the year - the other one being that small children are often obsessed with having a baby of their own.

The game made famous by so many You Tubers has been super-sized for Christmas. The general joy of the game remains the same: with identical jelly beans either being delicious flavours or completely grim ones. This version just makes it into more of an organised family game than a bean-eating free-for-all.

It was one gift that Hamleys tipped for this Christmas, so it has sold out all over the place. You can, however, still get it through Amazon for £28.49.


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