I am doing a twitter takeover for online magazine Mindless Mag this month. The theme this month is fashion + consumerism. Around Christmas time consumerism is huge and I’ve seen a lot of gift guides being posted online. I wanted to add to that but provide an alternative in the form of a non-material gift guide. Instead of adding more stuff into the world, why not give someone an amazing memory?
A trip to the Sky Garden in London:
The Sky Garden is a viewing deck on the top floor of the Walkie Talkie building in London. If you’re low on money – this is a great one, as its actually free and I don’t think many people would guess that! You get fantastic views across London, and I’ve heard it’s a great place to just chill and relax above the city.
Go for vegan afternoon tea in the New Forest:
Head down south to the beautiful New Forest and experience the vegan afternoon tea at Carey’s Manor. It comes with a selection of artisan loose leaf teas as well as delicious cakes and pastries. Afternoon tea is a great way to relax, enjoy food and have a good chat with the person you’re gifting this too. Have to admit this is one I’m secretly hoping for!
Go for an eco-friendly Spa Day at Titanic Spa in Huddersfield:
Titanic Spa has won the award for the best Luxury Eco Spa, its run on renewable energy from solar panels, as well as having their own natural water source! After the stress of Christmas this is the perfect gift to help your loved one de-stress and get ready for the new year. Titanic Spa looks like a perfect way of relaxing without harming the environment.
Take the train on a city break to Brussels:
We all love to get away but flying isn’t so great for the environment. So why not take a journey on the Eurostar to Brussels? It’s a beautiful city and there are a range of fun things you can do there. Visit Brussels has a whole section on sustainable activities to do in the city on their website including bike tours and learning sustainable cooking!
Visit some of the historic castles in England:
We’re very lucky in England to have such a rich history – why not explore some of it? There are so many castles across the country, and I think a day exploring one would make a great gift. Castles often have ornate interiors and relaxing garden exteriors, a perfect way to spend a day. I am planning to visit Bodiam Castle in East Sussex over Christmas and I’m super excited for it.
Are you planning to give anyone a non-physical gift this Christmas? Let me know what it is in the comments below!