In 2020, it has never been as important to shop local, with SoGlos rounding up some gorgeous last-minute Gloucestershire gift ideas from wonderful independent businesses.
Give the gift of live theatre, support a historic Gloucestershire organisation and give a loved one something to really look forward to in 2021.
With a diverse programme of shows already scheduled at the Everyman Theatre, whether you’re buying for a family, best friend or even grandparent, the recipient of your thoughtful gift might want to book themselves tickets to soak up SIX The Musical, see Oti Mabuse sparkle on stage, laugh at Chris Ramsey, catch the new The Da Vinci Code stage adaptation or even plan ahead for panto 2021 – Jack and the Beanstalk.
Everyman Theatre gift vouchers last two years – which is reassuring during the current climate and means you really don’t have to worry about them running out before your loved one has booked their perfect performance.
Everyman Theatre gift vouchers are available for any value and are redeemable against all shows and performances on sale through the box office, as well as the Everyman café bar and Matcham’s restaurant.
Promising a year’s worth of woodland adventures, an annual membership to the Forest of Dean is the gift that keeps on giving. From bluebells in the spring to spectacular display of autumn colour; summertime picnics to crisp winter walks, there’s lots for young families, solo explorers or nature-loving couples to discover in the ancient forest.
Recipients will benefit from free parking at six Forestry England sites, including birdwatcher’s paradise Symonds Yat Rock; and family-favourite Beechenhurst – plus exclusive discounts for Go Ape, Forest Holidays, Cotswold Outdoor and more.
Gifting a membership to the Forest of Dean is the perfect way to give back to nature, helping to fund the maintenance of the woodland – while giving a loved one the chance to connect with the great outdoors and create some special memories in 2021.
Membership to the Forest of Dean costs £35 per year. A voucher will be sent via email for the gift giver to forward on as they choose. The voucher is valid for 90 days after purchase, but the gift recipient is welcome to delay the start of their membership until a later date.
For a delicious grown-up gift with Gloucestershire provenance, you can’t do better than putting a bottle of Neptune Rum in a stocking.
The Cheltenham-based premium spirit brand includes multi-award-winning Barbados Gold and new Caribbean Spice varieties to choose from, as well as mixers, glasses and quality wooden gift boxes.
As well as the option to buy online, Neptune Rum has a new pop-up shop open at its Cheltenham headquarters on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December 2020 – with a free Neptune Rum glass tumbler with every in-store purchase.
For nature-lovers and fresh air-seeking families, a WWT gift membership for Slimbridge is a sensational stocking filler, costing from £4.58 a month – or payable annually.
Valid for a year, membership to the WWT includes unlimited access to nine centres across the UK including nearby Slimbridge – which are packed with plenty of day out activities for all ages, with something new to see and do throughout the seasons.
For that true feelgood factor, as well as a year of days out, WWT membership is a gift that makes a difference – helping conserve, restore and create wetlands, as well as save wetland wildlife.
Perfect for loved ones in need of a bit of rest and relaxation, the luxurious Cowley Manor is a stunning contemporary getaway, offering gift vouchers which can be used for all of its services, including afternoon tea or dinner in its Malt Restaurant or overnight stays.
If a spot of pampering is on your Christmas shopping list, gift vouchers can also be used for treatments in Cowley Manor’s decadent C-Side Spa – with full and half spa days a sensational way to unwind.
Friday 18 December 2020
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