Arts and Crafts GiftsFor friends with an interest in fragrance, Experience Days’ perfume making experiences are ideal to give as unique experience gifts. The lucky recipients will learn all about how perfume is made before having a go at creating their own signature scent; once familiar with the 18 individual blends (floral, citrus, fruity, sweet etc.) you can mix and match to find the combination that most appeals to you. Then it’s up to you to come up with a classy and original name for your perfume! With experiences for both individuals and two people and hundreds of locations all across the UK, these creative experiences make perfect gifts.
Or if you’re looking for new ways to impress your party-loving friends, why not learn the art of cocktail making with one of our many cocktail classes? Working with the best bartenders in the industry, you’ll learn all the basics of mixology – this includes stirring, shaking, layering, muddling, straining, smashing and, of course, tasting. From martinis to mojitos, you’ll be taught how to make both classic and contemporary cocktails with style and flair. With complimentary drinks aplenty and lots of insight into the fascinating history of cocktails, this is a hugely enjoyable activity with plenty of hands-on experience.
For more artistic types, one of Experience Days’ drawing workshops make exceptional experience gifts. Whatever your level, you can improve your drawing skills as you learn about the mental processes and physical techniques that are so important to realistic drawing. Under the guidance of expert tutors, you’ll be taught how to think and see like an artist – and we can guarantee you’ll be surprised at just how far your drawing skills can be improved under the right tuition. With many workshops located the V&A in London, finding inspiration will be easy, and with all tools provided, all you have to bring is your creative licence!
For those who prefer photography, you can sharpen your skills with Experience Days’ wide range of photography lessons; from landscape to portraits to night-time photography, there’s an experience to suit everyone, as well as multiple locations to choose from. During these classes you are often taken to a number of different and exciting locations to practise, ensuring you get to enjoy a memorable day out as well as the acquisition of new skills! Whether you want to enjoy these photography experiences yourself or are hoping to treat a snap-happy friend, you’ll learn a range of different techniques from your professional instructor.
Or what about a jewellery making workshop, where you can have fun with a friend while making beautiful creations to take home with you? The glass bead jewellery workshop will teach you to make beautiful bespoke glass charm beads which you can design to your own special preference. Aside from learning about the different glass colours and their qualities, you’ll be taught all about bead design and creating an item of jewellery that reflects you and your taste. Getting to grips with a blowtorch is rewarding enough, but you’ll also take home your personal creations, which make fabulously unique gifts – if you can bear to part with them yourself!