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We might not be getting out and about as much as we used to, but here at Lilly Likes we don’t believe that lockdown is eternal… and we want to be ready for when we do get released.
With this in mind, we put together a list of 15 things that you could, theoretically, book up for now and claim in ten, fifteen, or even twenty months. Better yet, we got you a 10% discount on those deals if you use our discount code… because we all have to do our bit to band together and get through this.
Let’s talk about experiences, Red Letter Deals, and days to look forward to. If we don’t come up with something, 2021 is going to be a long year.
The Red Letter Days Deals Quick Overview
Some of you are in a hurry and that’s just fine. Here are the at-a-glance deals so you can easily navigate to where you need to go.
- Chocolate truffle making webinar with fresh ingredients (2 people)
- The Yhangry Date Night Cooking Class (for 2)
- Little Gin Box: 3 Months Subscription
- The CSI Online Escape Room
- Online Zen Gardening Course
- The Dog Grooming Diploma
- Luxury Date Night Cookery
- The Design your own Fragrance Home Experience
- An Online Cocktail Making Masterclass
Hampers and Gift Packages:
- Tea-for-Two with Piglet’s Pantry
- The Big Boy Retro Sweet Hamper
- Personalised Prosecco with Scrumptious Truffles
- Chocolate Indulgence Hamper
- The Breakfast Tray Hamper
- The Love-You Package
Short Break Deals:
- Deluxe Two Night Stay
- Two Nights in a Hobbit Hole
- The Malvern Spa Hotel Break
- Escape to a Yorkshire Vineyard
- Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
- Luxury Spa Break for 2
The Benefits of Choosing Experiences as Gifts
Before we dig into the world of experiences with long lasting use-by dates, let’s review a few things. First of all, you can follow our blog here at Lilly Likes, which will be of interest to the regular bargain hunter. We have tips and tricks on all sorts of things, including holidays sure to take your mind off the current tier situation.
Moving swiftly on, we want to do a brief recap on what makes an experience day such a good gift in the first place.
An experience day gift shouldn’t be something that puts a loved one out of their comfort zone… It doesn’t need to be sky diving, bungee jumping, or any other dangerous activity. It does, however, have to be something they wouldn’t normally do themselves – but would love.
Perhaps you have a friend that loves to cook? A one-on-one masterclass with a celebrity or Michelin-starred chef could be the best birthday present they ever get. Maybe your brother or uncle loves all things Modern Warfare – and a day spent driving a tank themselves would make a gift they would never forget. There are all sorts of gifts for all sorts of people.
The best part of it all? That they will always, always, always remember you for it – and the day itself. An experience day is never forgotten, unlike a box of chocolates or a bunch of roses, it is treasured forever. It is the ultimate way to earn yourself a place in their ‘best ever gifts’ list… and you can do it all with a little help from Lilly Likes.
Get a Red Letter Discount, with Lilly Likes!
That’s right, it’s time to get excited! We teamed up with well-known (and much loved) experience providers Red Letter Days. We have picked out some long-life deals and negotiated a 10% discount on all the offers below. All you have to do is follow the link, checkout, and apply our unique Lilly Likes Code, as below:
This code will entitle you to 10% off of the Red Letter Days deals, right up until 23:59 on the 28th of February 2020. These deals are hot of the press, but they are already live – so get clicking!
What’s on offer? Let’s explore!
The Hottest Online Experience Days for 2021
Use your unique code (RLILLY10RLD) on the following deals to earn a cool 10% off with Red Letter Days…
The Online Chocolate Truffle Making Course
We say that the only people who came through 2020 without a new appreciation for chocolate – are monsters. This gift experience is the ultimate present for either a foodie, a chef, or a chocoholic. If they love cooking, baking, and eating, they will love being taught how to create opulent cream-and-chocolate based treats within the comfort of their own home.
This online chocolate truffle making course is for two people and involves a box of all the ingredients being sent to your chosen couple. They only need to nip out to the shops for fresh or coconut cream (which can’t be sent via post for hygiene reasons). After that, they will be given exclusive access to a webinar, where an expert chocolatier will guide them through each step to make sumptuous truffles.
Key Features of the chocolate truffle making course:
- Chocolate truffle guided webinar for two.
- Fresh ingredients (except cream or substitute cream) sent to your door.
- Romantic as heck.
The Yhangry Date Night Cooking Class (for 2)
Yhangry have been creating private chef parties for years now. They always offer an elegant, classy solution to a gift set with a difference. The point of this particular virtual cooking package is to celebrate romance by culminating in a delicious date night.
With the Yhangry Date Night Cooking Class for 2, participants will be given the choice of which dish to cook in advance of the lesson. Some choices of delectable dish include lamb tagine with couscous or kung pao cauliflower with rice. Whichever choice you make, the ingredients to cook it will then be sent to your home, and you can follow the step-by-step lessons with a pro chef, to complete the dish.
At the end of the night, light the candles, pour the wine, and dine in style.
Key Takeaways of the Date Night with Yhangry:
- Cooking class for 2.
- Also romantic as heck.
- Candles and wine not included.
Little Gin Box: 3 Months Subscription
The motto of the Little Gin Box company is that life is too short to drink bad gin. We like them already. They offer curated selections of gin on a monthly basis, which will be sent to your chosen person for a full three months.
What’s included in this premium Gin Box Membership deal, perfect for the gin lover in your life? You get three 50ml bottles of artisan gin every month, instead of the usual two (of the standard subscription). On top of the gins, they will send you mixers to accent them. Three recommended garnishes will be included, and an additional set of information about the gins will be provided. They even include detailed notes on creating the perfect serve.
Key Takeaways of the Little Gin Box gift set:
- Perfect gift for 1 gin lover.
- 3 months premium subscription.
- At-home gift experience.
- 3 x 50ml gins, mixers, garnishes, and pouring instructions every month.
The CSI Online Escape Room – up to 8 People
If you want to treat a whole family to a day out, or even give a gift to your team at work to reward them for their efforts during the pandemic, then this is the answer. The CSI online panic-style Escape Room Experience is aimed at entertaining 8 players for as long as it takes them to get out of the scenario… and that’s pretty cool.
This online escape room experience is the ultimate brain teaser for the crime obsessed. If you know a team that needs to build its skills, or a family that loves a good murder mystery, then this is what you need to inject into their lives. It has blood spatter, it has criminals, it has two rooms to solve, and its as cryptic as they come.
Key Takeaways of the CSI Online Escape room Experience:
- 12 years and over, up to 8 players.
- Two rooms to solve, takes between 1 and 2 hours.
- Perfect team building exercise/reward.
Online Zen Gardening Course
This serene Zen Garden gift experience is made for one person; because it is in singularity that we are most likely to achieve inner peace… or so we deduce. This is a real time, 8 hour course, destined to teach you about all the elements of zen gardening.
First, it will teach you what ‘zen’ is, then it will cover yin and yang elements, after which it will summarise the symbols and reasoning behind what you are learning. The last three modules teach you how to create your own perfect little garden of calm, after which you will be able to create zen gardens of your own.
Key Takeaways of the Zen Garden Course gift:
- 8 hour course consisting of 8 modules, suitable for one person.
- Teaches you how to make a zen garden.
- You will learn the culture behind the garden, which is arguably far more important.
The Dog Grooming Diploma
If you have an animal lover in your life, they will love you for this innovative gift. You might not even gift it to someone. You might just keep it for yourself and go on to have that joyful career working with animals that you have always dreamed of.
Anyway, this Dog Grooming Diploma course can be used as a valid certification to prove you have what it takes to fully groom a dog. It is a 15 module course, which covers everything from dog anatomy to pre-grooming assessments and pup health. When you have finished it, you will have everything you need to start your own pet grooming business – except the equipment.
Key Takeaways of the Dog Grooming Course:
- 10 hours, fifteen modules, full dog grooming diploma at the end.
- Can’t stress enough how good a deal this is.
- Perfect to start a business with
Luxury Date Night Cookery
Similar to the standard date night for 2 with Yhangry, the luxury option steps things up a notch. You will have tons of screen time if you need it, learning all the tips and tricks you need to create divine dishes of gourmet excellence.
The luxury date night cookery class for two steps the game up a notch. Again, you choose your dish and order the ingredients ahead of time. Again you create all night, culminating in a delightful meal. Try for gnocchi with butter and sage, create a beef Wellington, or stir up a match Eton Mess success. Whatever you do it is sure to be delicious.
Key Takeaways of Luxury Date Night Class:
- A step up from the last one.
- Romance is assumed, not guaranteed.
The Design your own Fragrance Home Experience
Ever thought about making a signature scent out of real perfume fragrances? Anyone with a nose for good smells will appreciate a design your own fragrance home experience as a gift. You get the option of either natural, fresh, exotic, floral, or men’s fragrance sets to send out to the person in question.
When the kit arrives, it will contain easy-to-follow instructions, 6 fragrance oils, a 30ml glass atomiser, 6 scent strips, and everything else you need to blend the perfect scent.
Key Takeaways for the at-home Fragrance Creation Deal:
- All the oils and scents needed to make a perfume of your own.
- Beautiful carved glass atomiser to keep your scent inside.
- 5 options in smell types.
An Online Cocktail Making Masterclass
This is another couple’s gift that features a virtual masterclass in the art of cocktail making. Using the power of the internet, two people of your choosing will learn how to blend the perfect drink combinations. They will study up on popular drink choices, find out which flavours make each other pop, and follow an online expert as they cover the advanced techniques of cocktail making mastery.
Key Takeaways of the online cocktail making masterclass experience:
- Two people engage in a virtual mastery course with MAP Maison.
- Luxurious gift box includes a cocktail shaker in three parts, a bar spoon, a jar of snacks, small jars for your garnishes, and a choice of 6 different MAP lab cocktails.
- If they like a drink, get them this.
The Best Hamper and Gift Ideas
If an experience day isn’t to your liking, you can change tact and send a hamper, instead. Everyone loves waking up on their special day to a picnic basket filled with their favourite goodies. Whether it be a cheese lover, a wine lover, or a best friend with a sweet tooth, you can get hampers for all occasions from Red Letter Days.
Tea-for-Two with Piglet’s Pantry
Valid for 20 months similar to most of today’s deals, a tea for two with Piglet’s Pantry involves a traditional tea party. Order a kit for your special someone, giving at least two weeks’ notice of your planned date. Next, your Piglet’s Pantry tea party kit will show up and you can lay it on thick… the jam, we mean.
Perfect for any little one’s birthday, this pack features sausage roll with cheese and pickle fillings, mini scotch eggs, quiche, and a range of other savoury afternoon treats. It also includes a selection of teas, some beautifully sumptuous cakes (of your choosing) and sports enough to fill two bellies.
Key Takeaways of the Piglet Pantry two person tea:
- Traditional fair, meaning scones, carrot cake, sausage rolls and Earl Grey tea.
- Loads of choice.
- Order two weeks in advance of your date so you can select your options.
The Big Boy Retro Sweet Hamper
Everyone wants this. Do we even need to explain it, or can you just trust us and go order one for your sweet-toothed friend? Remember to use that 10% off discount code.
Oh you want more. Fine. The Big Boy Retro Sweet hamper is lined with recyclable tissue paper and filled with 2 KILOGRAMS of retro sweeties. So that means dolly mixture, flying saucers, foam bananas, jelly babies, jellybeans, giant strawberries, jelly tots, kola cubes, lemon sherbets, liquorice allsorts…
Key Takeaways of the Big Boy Retro Sweet Hamper:
- Pear drops, teddy bears, rosy apples, fizzy blue bottles.
- Rhubarb and custards, candy necklaces, candy sticks, candy whistles, a double candy lolly (x4) …
- Double dips, starmix, love hearts, parma violets, popping candy, rainbow drops… argh we give up. Go check it out.
Personalised Prosecco with Scrumptious Truffles
Everyone nowadays celebrates with Prosecco. A real bottle is the 21st century version of champagne. As such, it should come like this Personalised Prosecco with Truffles gift box. The truffles are indulgent chocolate in a range of delicious flavours while the Prosecco only has one flavour – and it tastes like party. Have fun!
Key Takeaways of the Personalised Prosecco and truffles gift set:
- Personalise a Prosecco bottle with a name or message.
- Send it with truffles.
- Everyone gets drunk. It’s fool proof.
Chocolate Indulgence Hamper
As we already established: everyone except monsters (and the lactose intolerant) love chocolate. Wake your loved one’s inner chocolate demon with the Chocolate Indulgence Hamper… which is exactly as rich and extravagant as it sounds.
This Chocoholics daydream contains big names in chocolate such as Farrah’s of Harrogate’s chocolate flavour fudge, Maclean’s Chocolate & Ginger Luxury Biscuits, and even some Joe & Seph’s Gourmet popcorn.
Key Takeaways of the Chocolate Indulgence Hamper:
- Contains about 500 grams of luxury gourmet chocolate goodies.
- They will love it. Just do it.
The Breakfast Tray Hamper
Picture this: you are taking the love of your life on a staycation break in the Scottish Highlands this summer. You want to propose. You want to create the perfect day out exploring, hiking, enjoying the scenic views… and it all starts with exactly the right breakfast to do it all with. The breakfast tray hamper is what you order to start that wholesome day with.
Key Takeaways of the Breakfast Tray Hamper:
- Continental AF, with croissants, raspberry, strawberry and orange preserves, Edinburgh Coffee and English tea.
- There’s Prosecco.
- Enough for 2-4 people
The Love-You Package
This is truly adorable. If you want to get booking for Valentine’s day you should start now though because this one is going to sell out.
The Love-You Hamper has a selection of love-themed chocolates and biscuits, contains a bottle of prosecco, and has all sorts of candy treats on it. This is a beautiful way to let someone know you care – as long as that someone isn’t a diabetic.
Key Takeaways of the Love-You Package:
- Contains Haribo heart throbs, heart shaped chocolates, prosecco, chocolate pops, and more.
- Did we mention the prosecco? There’s Prosecco.
Idyllic Breaks Make the Perfect Gift
Red Letter Days also offer a whole array of weekend getaways, city breaks, and short stay deals, that let you give the gift of peace and quiet. Anyone with a busy life will tell you that the option for a short vacay can bring a world of relief. If you want to spoil a loved one and show your appreciation with a holiday break, these getaways ought to make life worth living again.
Don’t forget that you can visit us at Lilly Likes for more gift ideas, and that you can enter the LILLY10RED discount code to get 10% off these short stays. Remember, too, that many of these gift ideas have that long expiration date, so you can be sure of something to look forward to once coronavirus is a thing of the past.
Deluxe Two Night Stay
This two night stay deal allows you to choose your own location from a varied mix of hotels and lodges. Choose from between the city, seaside, or countryside, all across Europe and Britain, and all with indulgent breakfast. This deal covers dinner on your first evening and locations include Italy, France, Spain, and other destinations.
Key Takeaways of the deluxe two night stay deal:
- Two nights in a high class hotel or lodge, at your chosen destination throughout the UK or Europe.
- Breakfast and 1 dinner are included in the deal.
- Valid for 20 months like most of our travel deals today.
Two Nights in a Hobbit Hole
We promise that two nights in the hobbit hole in the Lake District is much more appealing than it sounds. This deal is so unique. You get to live in a ‘real life hobbit hole’, which is basically an underground living space. It has everything you need – including electricity – to have a fantastic camping adventure under the earth itself.
Key Takeaways of the Hobbit Hole Adventure:
- Two nights in an underground camp site, equipped with electric and USB charging ports.
- Lake District based – and very much underground.
The Malvern Spa Hotel Break
Situated in lovely Worcestershire, the Malvern Spa Hotel is the kind of place that business trips are made of. A trip to this haven for a two night stay is the height of luxury, sure to spoil your partner to the limit.
The Malvern Spa hotel contains a 20 meter indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, ice fountains, kelo sauna, a salt grotto, and a crystal steam room. If it all gets too much, enjoy a herbal bath or enjoy your flat screen tv from a handcrafted bed…
Key Takeaways of the Malvern Spa Hotel Break:
- 2 nights for two people, in Worcestershire.
- Spa hotel with all the massage therapies, hydro therapies, and other therapies, that you would expect.
Escape to a Yorkshire Vineyard
You absolutely can get vineyards in the UK. Most of them are in the south of England, but there are a few here and there that missed the memo. This stay is in Holmfirth Vineyard, Yorkshire, and covers two people staying for one night.
This isn’t your usual short break. It includes a boozy vineyard tour with an afternoon tea, glass of bubbly or mulled wine, and enjoy a full cooked breakfast before you check out again.
Key Takeaways of the Yorkshire Vineyard Escape:
- Overnight stay at a winery with booze and tour included.
- Breakfast included hotel is in the heart of Yorkshire.
Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
The Dalmahoy hotel and country club is a well known establishment of considerable repute. It is one of the favoured places of the rich, who love to pass an evening there when they are north of the border. If you love a little culture and fancy a trip to Edinburgh, this is an awesome idea.
The Dalmahoy has its own estate a handful of miles form the city centre. This deal includes a dinner, a 4-star overnight stay, a bottle of prosecco on arrival, and a breakfast worthy of the stunning surroundings. there are parklands, golf courses, and views all the way to Edinburgh Castle.
Key Takeaways of the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club stay:
- Four star experience with two-course meal included.
- Overnight stay in an opulent estate with two golf courses and a complimentary bottle of bubbly.
Luxury Spa Break for 2 at Ockenden Manor
This is a treat in West Sussex, valid for 20 months. This short stay includes two nights at a 15th century Elizabethan manor and includes access to the five star amenities found there. They have a heated indoor/outdoor pool, enjoy a three course meal, take in the fitness centre, or wander through your rainforest shower.
If you want an opulent evening to impress the significant other in your life, this Red Letter Day deal has you covered. There’s even a flotation pod and hot tub for you to enjoy.
Key Takeaways of the Ockenden Manor Stay:
- 2 people, 1 night, 5 stars.
- Everything you could think of has been taken care of in advance.
- Full-on opulent luxury.
Can’t Get Enough Bargains?
Red Letter Days have virtually hundreds of deals for you to browse from and they always make a great gift. It should be your go-to fall back for those people you can never think of the right presents for. Imagine the fun your awkward uncle could have zorbing down a hillside or how much your nan would love a masterclass with her favourite chef… Experiences are just more fun than the old bottle-of-wine-and-a-box-of-Maltesers combo.
So next time you are shopping for a present, remember Lilly Likes. We have all the gift experiences you need, in one place. If you have time to browse, we will always aim to entertain. Go follow us on Facebook before you leave. It’s the least you could do for all the effort this article took.