Best Gift Voucher Ideas & Experience Days for Your Business
For so many UK hotels and businesses, gift vouchers continue to be an invaluable source of additional income. Not only do our clients succeed in using vouchers to boost revenue, they are also one of the best ways to showcase what is unique and special about your venue or company.
So what have been the best gift vouchers of 2016? From proven best sellers to some fantastic and unusual gift experience days, there have been some brilliant and novel ideas sold by venues using our Gift Voucher Brilliance scheme. Here are just some of the gift ideas to really catch the eye this year:
Themed Experience Days and Ghostly Gift Vouchers
Does your business have unique history or special interest? Features such as guided tours, privileged access and themed breaks can be a big draw for visitors, whether they like wine tasting or ghost chasing. One excellent recent example of this has been Stirk House, offering a special Pendle Witch Tour & Stay.
Shadowing the grim real life events of Lancashire’s 1612 Witch Trials, the historic hotel seemed the perfect setting for special themed breaks. Unsurprisingly, sales are expected to peak as we approach Halloween, with two night stays including breakfast, dinner and plenty of black magic into the bargain starting at under £275! A great idea, we think, not to mention a great way to market themed mini breaks.
English Afternoon Tea Vouchers: A Timeless Treat
Just about any special treat, service or stay can be bought with a gift voucher system. But while we see some spectacular and sometimes pretty decadent gift experiences, one of the best-selling gift vouchers of all time has to be one of the simplest. Indeed, who can resist a classic English Afternoon Tea service at a great venue?
Why so much fuss over something so obvious and typically British? Well, for one thing, it is an affordable treat for just about any guest, not to mention a lovely gesture to just about anyone. It is a chance for daughters and mothers to indulge a little, or old friends to catch up over a good brew and delicious cakes. It can be a birthday, Christmas or seasonal treat too, with a universal appeal and many venues putting their own unique stamp on proceedings. Nor does it have to be a ladies social thing, as Horton Grange prove with their excellent Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea voucher.
The moral of the story is simple; afternoon tea is as popular as ever and little shows off a luxury hotel or country house venue better than a top notch tea service.
Wonderful Workshops and Events Vouchers
Another common feature of many of our most successful venues is their hosting of special events and workshops, whether this means a special one day photography course, a painting class or hands-on cooking sessions. These are a great way to treat a loved one, promising a learning experience rather than just a one-off treat.
Certificates that give the recipient the chance to try something new are always well-received and there are limitless possibilities for learning, all of which can be delivered with suitable gift vouchers. Naturally, they can also help to show areas skill, enjoyment and expertise at the venue itself. For example, Newquay’s Hotel Bristol have an excellent Cocktails For Dad gift voucher, allowing the man of the house a special session with bar staff learning how to mix three top drinks to perfection. A great idea we think!
Amazing Gift Experiences and “Bucket List” Treats
Every so often, for a big anniversary celebration or 50th Birthday treat for instance, it can be wonderful to provide an extra special treat for guests. These are not vouchers that will sell by the hundreds, but truly remarkable experiences that will give a loved one a day to remember forever.
Of many bucket list experiences, you could pick anything from a day’s shark fishing to a trip in a hot air balloon these days. Or in the case of Carbis Bay, Devon, guests can feel like a millionaire with a Luxury Motor Yacht Experience for half or whole day! Talk about a five star experience, not to mention a great way to frame your venue as a place where guests have unique and brilliant experiences, which they are sure to talk about with friends for many weeks afterwards!
Perfect Gift Voucher Solutions for UK Hotels and Businesses
Are you looking to capitalise on the many advantages of gift vouchers for your business? At Giftvoucher Brilliance and Clockwork Marketing, we have the perfect way to take the hassle out of setting up and selling gift vouchers. With our easy to use system, hotels and businesses all over the UK have realized the huge benefits of selling gift vouchers both online and in person. Why not get in touch with our team today via phone (01803 872999) or send us an email and see how we could help to add another source of revenue to your business and showcase the best of what you do?