Gift vouchers are a brilliant Christmas present for friends, family and colleagues, and they are especially fantastic this year, as they are a great way to support local businesses, who may have had a difficult year!

From afternoon tea to 3 course dinners, visiting a historic attraction to paddle-boarding on our gorgeous coast – there is a huge selection of gift vouchers you can purchase from New Forest businesses as a special Christmas gift this year.

Take a look at lots of fabulous ideas below and get buying…

It’s not just dreamy overnight stays that our hotels in the New Forest offer as gift vouchers, there’s such a wide range of different options for you to choose from and buy as a gift voucher, or add on top of an overnight stay voucher. There will definitely be something for everyone that you are buying for!

Treat someone, or a special couple, to the ultimate day of relaxation and mindfulness with the perfect spa day, or perhaps a treatment or two, at one of our glorious spa hotels in the forest. Macdonald Elmers CourtCareys Manor HotelNew Park Hotel and Rhinefield House Hotel are just some of the hotels that offer spa vouchers.

Give the gift of delicious local food and drink at our hotel’s restaurants this Christmas, with tasty Mediterranean inspired food at Burley Manor, 2 or 3 course meals with wine at The Mill at Gordleton, or even a 7-course meal at Balmer Lawn Hotel.  

What’s better than a Sunday Lunch, cosied up by the fire in the magical New Forest? As well as accommodation, afternoon tea and bottomless champagne table with tapas vouchers, Forest Park Hotel also offer Sunday Roast vouchers, as do Passford House Hotel.

Finger sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and maybe even a glass of champagne, what more could you want? Afternoon Tea vouchers are always a popular choice! You can buy Afternoon Tea gift vouchers from Montagu Arms (who have won awards for their Afternoon Tea), Master Builder’s House Hotel and Bartley Lodge, to name a few.

Or give something different this year with a Gin Tasting voucher from Thatched Cottage Hotel, or a Cookery Class at Chewton Glen Hotel or Lime Wood!

You can also purchase monetary vouchers from Cottage Lodge HotelSouth Lawn Hotel and The Crown Manor House Hotel.

Many of our other accommodation providers in the New Forest also offer gift vouchers, from self-catering cottages and bed & breakfasts to holiday parks and campsites, including the superb Back of Beyond Touring Park! Purchase a £30, £50 or £100 voucher to go towards a perfect break at Back of Beyond, for a camping, touring or glamping holiday.

What better gift to give than the gift of fun? Loads of our local visitor attractions offer vouchers for future visits, or take your present to the next level and get them an annual membership voucher! There are lots of fun-filled activity vouchers you can buy too from local activity providers.

If they are passionate about gardens,  then an annual Membership to the beautiful Furzey Gardens means they can wander around the grounds with unlimited access, or you could even sponsor an Alpaca on behalf of someone else at Furzey Gardens.  For animal lovers there are lots of other animals you can sponsor at Minstead Trust too, including geese, goats and donkeys. Longdown Activity Farm also offer a Season Ticket, which is a fantastic present, for little ones and older ones too. Exbury Gardens also have gift vouchers for day tickets and annual membership.

Carrying on with animal gift vouchers, Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers vouchers with monetary value that you can use at this great attraction, or the wonderful Marwell Zoo offer vouchers for tickets, annual memberships, animal adoption and experiences! New Forest Wildlife Park also offer vouchers for keeper experiences and animal adoption.

Treat a family to a brilliant day out and gift them vouchers to Paultons Park, Home of Peppa Pig World, where with their voucher they can enjoy rollercoasters, rides, amazing themed areas and much more entertainment! Or if you have some petrol heads as friends or family, treat them to vouchers for the world-famous National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, where you can find over 280 magnificent vehicles, beautiful gardens and lots of other things to see and do.

For a luxurious gift, buy someone a gift voucher for Escape Yachting, so they can enjoy a glorious champagne sail across the Solent. Or for something a little less luxury, but still awesome, how about a voucher for a brilliant experience with New Forest Activities? They can enjoy all sort of fun, including kayaking, canoeing and archery! Insight Activities also offer vouchers for archery, as well as crossbows, axe-throwing and other woodland activities!

Get someone to try something new this Christmas with vouchers from The New Forest Paddle Sport Company! From taster sessions, SUP Pilates sessions, lessons and even SUP with your dog, there’s lots of options to choose from to get a friend or family member out on the water.

Or if they are a lover of cycling, you can get vouchers for bike hire from Forest Leisure Cycling. You are also able to buy vouchers of monetary value that they can spend in Forest Leisure Cycling’s shop, to go towards a new bike or some new accessories or equipment!

Keep it even more local with vouchers for New Forest produce! Ringwood Brewery offer vouchers that you can spend in their store on their delicious beer, merchandise and other local food and drink. Continuing on with the drink theme, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, who are based just outside of the New Forest, also offer gift vouchers to spend on their wonderful gins.

Who doesn’t love fudge? Burley Fudge Shop offer vouchers to spend on their mouthwatering, homemade fudge, so your loved one can choose loads of flavours and enjoy a truly local treat.

Hopefully this has given you lots of inspiration of what gift vouchers you can buy from great local businesses in the New Forest… whichever vouchers you choose to buy, you will be helping to support our excellent local businesses and giving a brilliant gift this Christmas!