With the help of Tourism NI, we’ve put together a list of fun, alternative gifts in the form of adventure packages all based in Northern Ireland.
1. Paintball & Adventure Activities
Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone
If you have a thrill seeker in your life then treat them to an exhilarating experience at AWOL where they can choose from archery, canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, assault courses and much more.
2. Sailing On The Antrim Coast
Ballycastle, Co Antrim
If there is a budding sailor in your family then a day out on the Antrim Coast will prove to be the perfect Christmas gift. This experience will allow them to learn the ropes with hands on experience as well as take in the spectacular views.
3. Game Of Thrones Archery Experience
Castle Ward, Co Down
Game of Thrones fans will love this experience which will allow them to step into the fascinating world of Winterfell and enjoy archery in the very place that the hit TV series was filmed as well as play dress up in a Game of Thrones costume.
4. Wild Photography
This is the ideal gift for nature lovers as it gives them the opportunity to get up close and personal with wild life through a camera lens. The unique experience lets the lucky recipient take a gentle hike with an expert through remote countryside in search of locations and wild life that will help people create exciting and intriguing shots.
5. Dive In The Sea
Portstewart, Co Derry~Londonderry
Give someone you love the opportunity to try something completely new and discover a whole other side to the North Coast. Perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to have a go at scuba diving, this three hour session will include a safety briefing and instruction from a fully qualified PADI instructor.
6. Tandem Skydive
Garvagh, Co Derry~Londonderry
The lucky recipient of this thrilling gift will experience freefall from 15,000 feet whilst being securely attached to an experienced instructor.
7. Extreme Downhill Zorbing
Magherafelt, Co Derry~Londonderry
Perfect for anyone that loves an adrenaline rush as this experience involves climbing inside a giant inflatable 3 metre ball and rolling down a purpose-built run at speeds of over 20mph. Not for the faint hearted this experience is sure to leave participants buzzing.
8. North Coast Sea Kayaking Experience
Portrush, Co Antrim
This is a fantastic opportunity to sample one of the most iconic sea kayaking trails in the world. This truly unique experience includes a skills session and guided paddle, taking in the stunning views of the North Coast.
9. Take To The Skies
Newtownards, Co Down
Treat someone you love to a trial in an airplane such as a Nosewheel or Tailgragger 3 Axis aircraft where they can enjoy an exhilarating experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
10. Couples Thrill Seeking Experience
Ballygawley, Co Tyrone
Why not compete to see who really is the better driver with an off road experience before zooming down a 500m zip line and taking part in a heart racing white knuckle hill rally ride.
11. Put A Spring In Your Step
Newtownbreda, Belfast, Co Antrim
Treat someone special to a memorable experience at this indoor trampoline park, ski and adventure centre. Choose from skiing, snowboarding, high ropes, low ropes and a climbing wall.
12. Couples Titanic Segway and Archery Adventure
Treat your other half to a tour with a difference at Titanic Belfast. Visit all the key sites where the famous ship was built and discover its fascinating history all whilst gliding along on a Segway. Participants will also enjoy a one hour archery session under the famous Harland & Wolff cranes.
For more information on things to do in Northern Ireland visit discovernorthernireland.com or visit your local tourist information centre.