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15 Incredible Gift Experiences for Older Parents

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Afternoon tea at home gift experience for older parents
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Sometimes it can be hard to know what to buy older parents, especially when you’ve already used up all your good gift ideas over the years. We’ve rounded up the best gift experiences for older parents, as you’re never too old to experience something new!

These gift experiences for older parents will be gratefully received, as each one has been carefully selected to suit older parents who love making memories.

15 Gift Experiences Older Parents will Love to Receive

Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two at The Harrods Tea Rooms – Virgin Experience Days

Having afternoon tea at Harrods is a luxury experience many of us can only dream of, making it the perfect gift experience for older parents you want to spoil! The afternoon tea for two at Harrods Tea Rooms, £136, includes scones, cakes, a glass of Prosecco each and more.

Afternoon tea at Harrods gift experiences for older parents

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Steam Train Ride for Two with Cream Tea – Red Letter Days

If you know they love steam trains, this steam train ride for two on the East Somerset railway, £38, will be the perfect gift experience for them. They can enjoy a nostalgic journey through the Mendip countryside, followed by a lovely cream tea at the Whistlestop Cafe.

Steam train gift experience for two

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two – Buy A Gift

Give the gift of a lifetime with this sunrise hot air balloon ride for two, £275. It takes off from 28 different locations across the UK, so you’re sure to find one near you, and includes a post-flight glass of bubbly!

Sunrise Hot air balloon ride for two

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Ferment Your Own Condiments – Not on the High Street

If you’re forever looking for craft gift ideas for your older parents, what about this ‘Ferment Your Own Condiments’ experience for two, £108. They will get to make their own mustard, fermented salsa, chutney and horseradish. It’s perfect for parents who love getting creative in the kitchen.

Fermented condiments experiences

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Traditional Pub Two Course Dining with Wine – Virgin Experience Days

Are you looking for budget-friendly gift experiences for older parents? If so, this traditional two course pub dining experience with wine, £28.50, will go down a treat! It’s available at 58 locations across the UK, and they can have a two course meal (choosing from starters, mains and desserts from a set menu), with a pint, a glass of wine or a soft drink and tea and coffee for two!

Pub dining experience for two

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HelloFresh Two Week Meal Kit for Two – Red Letter Days

If your parents don’t like going out for dinner, but want to try something new, why not treat them to a two week HelloFresh subscription, £59.98. it includes three meal kits for two people per week, and everything is all measured out and comes with handy step-by-step guides.

HelloFresh Subscription for two

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Time Together Experience Box – Buy A Gift

If you really don’t know what to buy, how about this ‘Time Together’ experience box from Buy A Gift, £79.99. It includes 995 different experiences they can choose from, so you’ll know they have something they really love to enjoy together.

Time together gift experience

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Afternoon Tea for Two at Home – Not on the High Street

Deliver them the fabulous experience of a luxury afternoon tea without having to leave the house with this afternoon tea at home for two experience, £58. They can choose the date for the tea to delivered, and even choose from a list of things to enjoy. 

This would make a great gift idea for couples who have everything!

Afternoon tea at home

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One Night Luxury Break with Prosecco at the 5* Grand Hotel, York – Virgin Experience Days

A one night luxury break at the 5* Grand Hotel in York, £294, is the perfect gift experience for older parents who deserve a real treat. It includes a bottle of Prosecco on arrival and a full Yorkshire breakfast the next morning.

One night stay in York

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Shared Moments Gift Experience – Red Letter Days

This Shared Moments gift voucher, £39.99, lets the recipient choose from 1,910 gift experiences for two people to enjoy. Whether they want a day at the races (which is a great gift idea for grandpa!) or afternoon tea together, there’s so much choice!

Shared moments gift experience voucher

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English Vineyard Experience for Two with Cheese – Not on the High Street

If your parents appreciate their wine, they’ll love this English vineyard experience for two, £98, which includes a tour and wine tasting with cheese, as well as a bottle of sparkling wine to take home with them. 

Vineyard tour for two

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Sunday Lunch for Two at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill – Virgin Experience Days

Treat your parents to an exceptional dining experience with this Sunday lunch for two at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill, £90. They’ll love tucking into a traditional three-course roast lunch surrounded by all the glamour of the Savoy Grill.

Roast lunch for two at the Savoy Grill

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Eden Project Entrance for Two – Buy A Gift

If you know gardening gift ideas have always been a winner in the past, mix things up with this Eden Project voucher, £57, for two people to experience the wonder of the Eden Project’s incredible biodomes. 

Eden project experience for two

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Make Your Own Organic Soap – Not on the High Street

Have they always loved luxury toiletries? This Make Your Own Organic Soap experience, £55, will teach them how to make beautiful organic soaps, tailored to suit them – not just at the class, but they’ll be able to replicate it at home too. 

Make your own luxury soap experience

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One Night City Break for Two in Bath – Virgin Experience Days 

Give them the gift of a luxury night away with this one-night city break in Bath, £215. It includes a night’s stay at the 5* Roseate Villa, a boutique hotel near the centre of Bath, and afternoon tea for two, as well as a cooked breakfast in the morning. What more could they want?

City break in Bath boutique hotel

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Looking for more experience ideas? Don’t miss our round up of the best gift experiences for couples. 

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