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The Best in UK Experiences to Gift this Christmas

Gifts that last longer and mean more, sponsored by The Mór Card.

 

There are a number of reasons this year’s Christmas gift might feel particularly challenging.

Maybe you’ve seen less of the recipient over the last couple of years and you want to get them something special?

It could be because buying a frivolous gift in times like these feels wasteful and you want to get something impactful?

Or maybe a certain person treated themselves over the last couple of years and now they’re impossible to buy for?

Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered. Mór is the home of gifts and experiences that go further. Whether that means ones that last throughout the year, or ones that create memories to last a lifetime.

We’ll take you on a guided tour of just some of the standout intriguing gifts that will turn heads this Christmas and suit your loved ones, wherever their interests lie.

 

An array to delight the tastebuds from Haar.

For the foodie

After a lengthy period of confusion and restrictions with restaurant dining, it can be challenging to opt for a voucher or a meal out. It’s still important to support these businesses, and the home dining option is an exciting way to achieve this. Enter Haar at Home.

With a menu designed by Dean Banks and using fresh, local ingredients, these meal kits are the ultimate luxury in home dining. While many chefs and restaurants have their own unique take on the home dining kits, none are quite as luxurious as Haar’s Best of Land and Sea. Dressed crab, dressed lobster and 32 day aged grass-fed beef brought together alongside a gorgeous white wine pairing.

Gift them the tools and inspiration they need to create a special night at home.

Haar at Home’s ‘Best of Land and Sea’, Mór Price: £91.90.

Flower arranging in action, with terrariums, wreaths and herb gardens also available.

For the crafty one 

This one is perfect for the friend or loved one who is always meaning to take up a new hobby without finding the time.

From wreaths to herb gardens and terrariums, Ferris Heart Sloane offers online guidance and resources for flower arranging and home horticulture. All sent to your door with expert tutelage.

Ferris Heart Sloane can name Ralph Lauren, Google and YouTube as some of their high profile clients, so you know you’re in safe hands.

Ferris Heart Sloane Flower & Succulent Arranging Workshops, Mór Price: £50 – £80. 

The picturesque Dunesforde Vineyard, perfect as a gift for the summer months.

For the wine lover 

Gifting a bottle of wine to those with a nose for it can feel like a test. Are you getting them something they’ve never tried and one that excites them, or will your wine be one for when they’re entertaining guests?

It’s time to swap these questions for an experience touring one of Britain’s most gorgeous vineyards: Dunesforde. This four-acre winery is situated in Yorkshire and is one of the most northerly in the UK.

An experience day on the vineyard includes a guided tour by the owner, a wine tasting of some of their bestselling wines and the day is rounded off with a gorgeous sharing platter overlooking the vines and the chance to take home a full case of their exceptional wines. This really is everything a wine lover could ask for, without having to travel far afield.

Dunesforde Full Day Vineyard Experience for Two, Mór Price: £500

One of the many exquisite meals you can expect from the Fins & Forks experience.

For something totally unique 

If you want to give someone an experience quite unlike any other, then look no further than this. Fins & Forks offer an all-encompassing day out in beautiful West Sussex, they will be involved in catching, preparing and eating their own dinner.

The day begins with fishing for Trout “on the fly”, before preparing and curing your catch ready for cold smoking. You will then enjoy a meal prepared by a professional chef using the fish caught earlier in the day. This experience even comes with an Oyster shucking and tasting session and a glass of local Sussex sparkling wine on arrival.

This is all done in participation with the Good Fish Guide, ensuring environmental sustainability wherever possible. A chance to partake in a unique experience unlike any other, and an opportunity to experience a 2021 Journal Award winner first-hand.

Fins & Forks ‘Bait to Plate’ experience, Mór Price: £460 (two people) – £1,380 (six people)

Ring carving and silver casting from a trained professional.

For the jewellery lovers

Jewellery at Christmas is a classic gift; but the opportunity to create their own?

Mór has partnered with Sue O’Mara, an independent artist in East Sussex, who offers silver casting and ring carving experience days for individuals and groups. A chance to witness the entire jewellery-making process in one sitting.

One or two day experiences perfectly suited for the inquisitive type that are always looking for glam accessories, but with a unique twist.

Sue O’Mara Two-Day Ring Carving and Silver Casting Workshop, Mór Price: £260

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