The holiday season is an event that even if we spend the whole year preparing for, we’ll never really feel ready. And when it comes to Christmas gifting for your employees, it can get pretty overwhelming. Instead of looking for individual gifts, you might be looking to splurge on Christmas gifts for your employees to enjoy with their whole family.
But that in itself presents an array of challenges in trying to find something that bridges the generational gap. The good news is that we’ve created this helpful guide, packed full of family Christmas gift ideas. From experience days for families of four to unique and unusual suggestions to presents even toddlers can enjoy, read on to get creative and up your corporate gifting game this year.
Christmas Gifts for a Family of Four
Nothing bonds a family quite like the shared immersive experience of a trip to the zoo. And with London Zoo home to just under 15,000 animals, it means the whole family will be amazed by something. Whether it’s in the Land of the Lions, Monkey Valley, Tiger Territory or the myriad of other exhibits.
There might not be a lot a family can agree on but one thing that tends to be pretty universal is the football team to pledge allegiance to. If Manchester United is the chosen one, gift the sports fan family a behind-the-scenes tour of the hallowed ‘Theatre of Dreams’. They’ll enjoy access to areas normally off-limits to the public, like the manager’s dugout and players’ tunnel.
For a family with a head for heights, you really can’t go wrong with the London Eye. An essential part of the capital’s skyline, it’s been around since the turn of the millennium and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. They’ll experience breath-taking 360 degree views of the capital’s famous landmarks as the high-tech glass pods rotate to give them an ever-changing perspective.
If they’re a family that thrives off one-of-a-kind days out, gift them an outing to Liverpool’s Quirky Quarter. Award-winning, Quirky Quarter is home to a medley of interactive experiences and brain-stimulating workouts. They’ll face an array of puzzling challenges and be able to make the most of a galore of oddball photo opportunities.
We can guarantee this is one they won’t forget. A perfect outing for fans of Britain’s most-loved bear both young and old, this is a gift of experiencing London like never before – through the eyes of Paddington himself. Journey past iconic landmarks, let Paddington and Mrs Bird be their guide and enjoy a mouth-watering afternoon tea with lashings of marmalade, of course.
We do love a good adventure gift here at Virgin Incentives, and Zip World might be one of the greatest providers. With a ton of heart-racing activities on site, there’s loads to see and do. This 60 minute expedition will see the explorer family bounce, jump and slide their way through the nets featuring treehouses and Europe’s longest net walkway.
Unique & Unusual Family Christmas Gifts
If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for your employees, there’s nothing quite like family getaway Christmas gifts and glamping will certainly add an unrivalled element of charm. Their base for two nights will be a spacious Gingerbread House, complete with modern amenities like heating, electricity and USB points. There’s also on-site facilities in the form of a bar, shop and games room.
One of the capital’s most iconic tourist attractions and the world’s largest tunnel slide at 178m is waiting to delight your colleagues and their loved ones this Christmas. Gift the adrenaline rush of a lifetime – if they can bear opening their eyes, they can check out sights of London whizzing past, too.
Billing itself as the most immersive escape room in London, this is a Christmas gift that’ll prove they’re a family force to be reckoned with. Taking on the role of street racers planning a major heist, they’ll have 60 minutes to repair their broken car, find the missing vehicle and finish the job.
Even the teenager in the family will hold back rolling their eyes during family time thanks to this epic day out axe throwing at Game of Throwing. They’ll receive training from one of the expert Axe Masters, before getting competitive on their own private lane with a series of mini games and a tournament at the end to crown a champion.
All the thrill of skydiving, none of the frills of jumping out of a plane. This indoor skydiving adventure includes 10 flights, which can be shared between up to five people. A state-of-the-art wind tunnel sends a powerful blast of air upwards to simulate the sensation of skydiving. Epic stuff.
Give everyone a break from their phones with a casual (depending on how competitive the recipient family is) game of mini golf. Far more than your average course, Wembley Park’s Pop Golf is uniquely designed around pop music and videos. The friendly team is on hand throughout to offer expert tips and tricks.
Even the smallest family members will get excited at the chance to meet, feed and learn all about alpacas. Heading to the Shropshire countryside, they’ll enjoy a delicious picnic while surrounded by alpacas. The team will be on-hand to answer all their burning questions and help them make the most of all photo opportunities.
Christmas Gifts for Families with Toddlers
There aren’t many Christmas gifts for employee’s quite like a Family Visit to Shrek’s Adventure! Nothing says you’ve got the whole family gifting bonanza down quite like a family day out in London. The whole clan can journey through the world of Far, Far Away and meet iconic Shrek characters like Shrek, Donkey and Fiona.
There’s a tour out there for pretty much whatever they’re into these days – but we love this one from The Wizard of York for its wholly spell-binding qualities. Help the Wizard of York find magical creatures through the alleys and snickleways and keep the fun going with a wizard wand kit.
It’s hard to say who will get a bigger kick out of this, parents or toddlers. Based on the award-winning TV series, explore oversized themed sets and complete tasks using rabbit-like senses.
Designed to empower and entertain kids, Kidzania is a sprawling, inspired world of adventure and endless possibility. Visit the TV studio, the climbing wall, the fire and rescue unit and much more. Definitely one of our most unique and loved Christmas gifts for employees to enjoy with the whole family.
Reindeers are for life and not just Christmas. Treat your co-workers and their family to a magical day out at Somerset Reindeer Ranch, open all year round. Expert reindeer handlers will introduce them to real reindeers, which they can feed special Lichen and enjoy photo opportunities galore.
Kids grow up so fast, we want to document and remember every milestone occasion like a first birthday. The cake smash photoshoot is a great way to do that. The highly trained photographers know just how to capture those sacred moments where the baby is having as much fun as possible.
Gifts to Inspire Family Time
Theme parks are always popular when it comes to gifts that inspire family time. Ideal for both big and little kids alike, Legoland Windsor is home to over 55 amazing rides and attractions across 150 acres of parkland.
What family doesn’t love bowling? Roll a strike in gifting with this Disco Bowl experience. With six locations across the UK, they’ll enjoy some family-friendly competition across two games before indulging in a choice of snacks with drinks.
Days out at the zoo always come top when it comes to Christmas gifts for employees with families. With a focus on giving the resident animals as much space as possible, they’ll spend the day roaming Port Lympne Reserve. An unforgettable truck safari will allow them to see African and Asian animals roaming free and they can adopt a shared animal of their choice.
Winner of 99 international awards, Matilda has been delighting audiences of all ages in London’s West End for over a decade and will certainly delight a theatre-loving family. Breath-taking from start to finish, they’ll watch the spectacular stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book.
This high-tech extravaganza at Space Store is the perfect gift for those who double up as technophiles and astronomy enthusiasts. Located in the heart of Oxford, they’ll use state-of-the-art VR as they immerse themselves in a spacewalk on the lunar surface. Their task is simple: search for clues to discover an amazing lunar artefact.
An effortless fusion of go-karting and video games, this fast-paced racing adventure at Chaos Karts should definitely be at the top of your list of Christmas gifts for employees and their families. Driving for 20 minutes, this gift packs all the punches: varying track design, a fully reactive electric kart and power-ups.
At Virgin Incentives, our range of Christmas gifts for employees is filled with present ideas that go way beyond ordinary. These are just a few examples of the fantastic experiences that your team members can enjoy with their family and make some awesome memories together. Find out more about corporate Christmas gifting with us below: