Deciding what to gift your friend or loved one can be highly anxiety-inducing, whether for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or another special occasion like an anniversary or birthday. Typically, when we buy gifts for family or friends, we focus on the recipient’s likes, dislikes and personality traits – yet when they have a specific interest like going on staycations, it can become even more challenging.
If this is the case, you are likely fretting over what to surprise them with that won’t warrant taking out a second mortgage on your house. Fortunately, as staycations are popular now, there are various relevant (and humorous!) staycation-themed gifts on the market to surprise your loved one. From an outdoor pizza oven, packing essentials, travel gadgets, and gift cards, we’ve created a gift guide for staycation lovers – keep reading to find out more.
‘Go Anywhere’ Gift Card
Do you have a friend or loved one that would like to see more of Ireland in 2022 or beyond? Or perhaps they’ve been before and would like to return? If this is the case, you could consider gifting them a ‘Go Anywhere’ gift card, which can be redeemed in over four hundred hotels and guesthouses across the country.
Often considered the go-to gift for those with picky recipients, the ‘Go Anywhere’ gift card is perfect for those friends and family members you can never seem to get an answer from as it effectively puts the decision in their own hands. Simply load the card with any amount between €50 and €1,000, enter an email for it to be sent, and wait for the recipient’s shocked reaction.
Ooni Koda 16
If you have a friend or loved one who particularly loves self-catering staycations, you could consider gifting them an Ooni Koda 16 to use the next time they go camping or caravanning. Unlike traditional methods of self-catering, the Ooni Koda 16 is an outdoor pizza oven that allows users to create deliciously homemade, stone-baked pizzas in less than sixty seconds and other substantial cooks.
With the Ooni Koda 16, your friends and family can kiss traditional campfire food goodbye and enjoy making memories together while baking pizzas, roasting meat joints, preparing fish dishes, and much more.
Learn more on Ooni’s website, where you can browse their entire catalogue of outdoor pizza ovens, discover new recipes, and take advantage of their other resources. Consider heading over to their website and see how their innovative self-catering products could be the perfect gift for your staycation-loving friends or family members today.
National Trust Membership
Providing your staycation-loving friend likes going on days out while camping or caravanning around the UK, you could surprise them with a National Trust Membership. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, you can purchase a monthly or yearly membership for your friend or loved one, which allows them to enjoy entry to the five hundred plus places in their care and many other benefits.
Since the National Trust has places in its care all over England, Scotland, and Ireland, the recipient will get the ability to visit several different locations while on a staycation and even use the membership when they aren’t holidaying. Whether they fancy walking their dog on a different route for once or fancy a history-filled day at locations like Bodiam Castle or Castle Drogo – we’re sure your loved one will enjoy using their National Trust membership on their travels.
Another excellent gift for staycation-lovers is a personalised calendar, which enables them to keep track of all their upcoming adventures and would like a unique way of displaying some of the photos from their previous staycations.
Not only are personalised calendars a thoughtful gift for the recipient, but they allow you to choose the images that will be displayed, giving the gift extra sentimental value. Take a look at providers like Funky Pigeon, Snapfish, and Vistaprint to see what kind of styles they offer, sizes, and much more.
Staycation Gift Basket
Consider giving your friend or loved one a ‘holiday-from-home’ by gifting them with a staycation gift basket, which can be themed around a country of your choosing for a holiday without travelling. You can purchase these staycation baskets ready-made through internet sellers, or if you consider yourself a contemplate DIY-er, you could consider making one yourself and filling it with region-specific confectionary, ingredients to make a dish, homemade recipe cards, and much more.
Scratch-Off Map Of The UK
Let’s face it; all travelling enthusiasts have seen those world maps you can scratch off as you visit each country. Yet, these are as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike for those who can’t travel or fear flying. Therefore, consider surprising your staycation-loving friends with a scratch-off map of the UK, enabling them to keep track of all the towns, cities, and villages they’ve visited.
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