Hot Air Balloon Ride Santa On Roof Outside our flying season, Christmas is our favourite time of year here at Virgin Balloon Flights. So if you’re already in the festive spirit and have started to think about your Christmas shopping, we’ve put together a few gift ideas for those who like to get organised early. Make someone's Christmas with a hot air balloon ride. You’ll Be Amazed What Fits Under The Tree Make this Christmas one they will never forget when they come downstairs on Christmas morning to find a hot air balloon ride under the tree. Our range of Christmas gift packages start from just £114 per person and include either a helium balloon in a box with a mini chocolate Christmas cake or, if you’re looking to really spoil someone this Christmas, our Luxury Christmas Package comes complete with our sparkling wine and chocolates gift hamper. So go on, surprise someone this Christmas with the unforgettable gift of flight and you’ll definitely be on Father’s Christmas list of good girls and boys. A Great Gift Experience For the person who has everything, a gift experience is the perfect way to put a smile on their face this Christmas morning. sherlock-holmes-walking-tour-04163624Virgin Experience Days has plenty of fantastic offers for eating out at a host of well-known restaurants. Everybody is talking about this year’s long awaited return of Sherlock to the BBC with a special Christmas episode set in Victorian London, so why not treat the fan in your life to this Sherlock Walking Tour of London for two, complete with professional guide? Stocking Fillers If you’re looking for more inspiration then I Want One Of Those is also a great online port of call. The Egg-Splode egg cup and toast cutter is one of our favourites, as it is bound to make eating a boiled egg 100% more fun. Their full range of Christmas gift ideas can be found here. IWOOT cosy polar bearHave you ever heard of hygge, the Danish concept of making homes nicer and people happier through ‘cosiness’? Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, this wonderful attitude to life incorporates everything from watching TV under a cosy blanket to family get-togethers with the lights dimmed low, or even just curling up in a quiet corner to read a good book with a yummy Danish pastry and mug of tea to hand. It all sounds like heaven to us so if you agree, maybe the Cosy Plush heatable Polar Bear is the perfect gift? Fairtrade-Wine-Gift-Hamper Make It Personal With Hampers Hampers have been synonymous with Christmas for as long as anyone can remember. Our own lovely Fair Trade Wine Gift Hamper would be a lovely present for the wine-lover in your life. Or why not have a go at putting together a personalised hamper yourself, filled with all the things you know the recipient will love? Think beyond cheese and mince pies and think a box filled with delicious coffees with the perfect accompanying nibbles or for the keen baker, a hamper packed with all the ingredients they need to whip up the perfect cupcakes would be ideal. But why stop at food? These days Christmas hampers come with a whole variety of different contents, from handmade gifts you have made yourself to a selection of pamper products. Pinterest is a fantastic source of Christmas hamper inspiration, with a quick search bringing up thousands of different ideas, hints and tips for making up your own. Christmas Tipples With more than 500 hand-picked wines to choose from, Virgin Wines has plenty to satisfy even the most discerning connoisseur this Christmas. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Chenin Blanc, there are wines from all over the world to tempt every palate. And with every hot air balloon ride voucher purchased from Virgin Balloon Flights, you get a £40 voucher for Virgin Wines – giving you two Christmas gifts for the price of one.* So there you have it. We’ll be posting more Christmas gift ideas in the run up to the big day so keep checking back for more festive buying inspiration. For more information about our hot air balloon rides, visit our website or give our team a call on 01952 212750. For our Christmas 2016 gift ideas, read our latest festive blog for more inspiration. *Terms and conditions apply. Read more here.