There’s no better gift than quality time and the opportunity to make memories. If you’re looking for the perfect present for someone special, why go down the conventional route? Greater Manchester has some exceptional gift experiences that could not only make someone’s day but give them a great day out too. Whether you’re shopping for a unique birthday present, anniversary gift or are just looking for a distinctive way to make someone’s day, Greater Manchester has bookable experiences for everyone. Plus, it will save you some wrapping paper!



Gin making at the Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Celebrating in style often means gin, but in Greater Manchester, you can give so much more than a bottle. The Spirit of Manchester Distillery offers a fully immersive tour and gin making experience with Manchester Gin. If you know a gin lover, then this could be the perfect experience for them. With a guided tour they’ll get to truly understand their palette and the flavours they most enjoy as well as the complexities of the gin making process so that they can learn the art of distilling. Afterwards, they’ll head to gin school where they’ll be able to create their own gin to take home, made to their tastes and remind them of a great day out. It will be a tipple they’ll never forget.


Manchester Taxi Tour Afternoon Tea experience

Afternoon tea is always a great gift, especially for those with a sweet tooth. However, in Greater Manchester, we like to deliver an unforgettable afternoon tea experience that showcases the best of the city. With the gift of an Afternoon Tea Taxi Tour, celebrate in style with a tour of the city sights, sandwiches, cakes and scones brought to you by the award-winning Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier. You can completely customise the tour to ensure your must-see sights are visited, then sit back and relax. The afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the taxi or in one of Manchester’s gorgeous green spaces, either way, it’s a unique experience that will create lasting memories for someone special.


I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge

Do you know an I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here superfan? The kind of person who screams at the TV “that looks easy” or “I could do that, no problem”. Well now is your chance to put them to the test with the I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge in MediaCityUK. Discover whether they’re all talk as they take on an action-packed adventure in the search for stars. With a Treetop Trial, balance beams, a jungle run and a Zipline, this isn’t for the faint-hearted or those with a fear of heights. They’ll get to see some of the iconic landmarks from the show and even speak to Kiosk Kev on the Dingo Dollar Challenge Telephone. Plus, whoever collects the most stars will be awarded King or Queen of the Jungle, a title that they can take with them forever. For an adventure lover, this could be an experience they’ll never forget. 


Football Club Stadium Tour

If you know a football lover, what could be a better gift than taking them behind the scenes at one of Manchester’s iconic football stadiums. Whether they’re a red, a blue or just a fan of the beautiful game, taking a tour of a Premier League stadium would be an experience they’ll never forget.


The Manchester City Football Club Stadium Tour gives you an interactive experience with an immersive film, the chance to interact with Pep Guardiola (thanks to technology) and an expert guide to take you behind the scenes, you’ll learn all of the facts and anecdotes behind the Etihad Stadium and the stars that grace the pitch.


Alternatively, Old Trafford Tour & Museum gives a behind the scenes look at one of the world’s most famous football stadiums, Old Trafford. There’s tonnes of history to take in and stories to hear. Sit in the dugout, walk through the tunnel and even visit the dressing room, as you put yourself in the shoes of a Premier League footballer.


Scranchester walking tour

If you’re looking for an experience your foodie friends will never forget, how about Scranchester Food Tours? This walking tour of Manchester is a gift for the tastebuds, with at least eight stops across the city centre each with a different delicacy. It’s a way to learn about the city and its rich food history, taking in unique stories from an expert tour guide. But best of all you’ll enjoy tasty treats and hidden gems that you may not have found on your own. Vouchers are available for this food and drink experience and two tours are available, exploring Ancoats or Eat the City. It’s the ultimate gift for Manchester food lovers.


Coronation Street The Tour

Nothing says Manchester like Coronation Street, and now you can give the gift of a visit to the infamous cobbles. With vouchers available for Coronation Street The Tour, you can give a soap fan the chance to walk down what is arguable Britain’s most famous street. They can learn behind the scenes secrets, see where the action happens and feel as though they really are part of the street. Of course, they’ll also get the chance for photo opportunities outside the Rovers Return and other landmarks. It’s not often you get to see how your favourite show is made, and if you know a Coronation Street fan, this could be the ultimate gift experience for them.


Food Sorcery cooking class

Learning a new skill is the gift that keeps on giving, and with Food Sorcery you can encourage your friends to unleash their inner chef. They can learn to cook a huge array of dishes from across the world from dim sum to tapas in classes that will ignite their tastebuds. Plus, there are even baking classes for those who have a sweet tooth. These hands-on cookery classes are led by expert chefs and are suited to all abilities so you don’t have to be the next Gordon Ramsay to give it a whirl. Located in Didsbury with views over the river, these classes make the perfect place for a foodie to expand their skill set and have a bit of fun along the way. Book a voucher or an existing session, and give them a delicious gift they’ll remember forever.


Manchester Craft Beer Tour

If you know a beer lover, then they’ll know that nothing beats a beer on draught. Instead of giving the gift of bottles or cans, why not treat them to the best craft beers Manchester has to offer in some of the greatest pubs? The Craft Beer Tour of Manchester gives the opportunity to visit some of the best microbreweries and craft beer houses, some of which may not yet be on their radar. Taste at least ten varieties of craft beer and learn the secrets of each venue in a taste-filled afternoon. With expert talks on each beer and the inspiration behind specific flavours, this tour is so much more than a bar crawl.


Brunch Tour Manchester

Everyone knows that brunch is the new lunch. But, why go to one brunch spot when you could enjoy a few? With a brunch tour of Manchester you can give the gift of the best brunch dishes from around the world, all in one sitting. This three-hour brunch tour will give expert insight into food and drink at some of the best independent eateries in the city. Instead of simply going for brunch, why not give the gift of searching for the best spots in Manchester? Then the lucky recipient will know all of the greatest places to visit forever, so they’ll never be stuck for a brunch spot again.


So, if you’re looking for an ideal birthday, anniversary or even Christmas gift for someone special, why not give them something they’ll never forget. Memories last a lifetime, and Greater Manchester has some truly incredible bookable experiences  


To find out more about what you can do in Greater Manchester, from free events to bookable experiences, visit our Things To See & Do page.