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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Posted on November 16, 2011 @ 1:33 PM in Adventure

You have reached our 2011 Christmas gift ideas for men blog however don't worry we have loads of great gift ideas for 2015! Head over to our Christmas Gift Ideas for Men 2015 blog  for some fantastic ideas for your dad, husband, boyfriend or brother this Christmas.

The decorations are up, the lights are being switched on and the giant tins of chocolates are out in full force at the supermarkets – it can only mean one thing – Christmas is upon us.

If you’re dreading battling the crowds at the shops or are lacking inspiration for that perfect gift for your dad, husband, boyfriend or brother there’s no need to panic as have over 90 gift experiences for him

OutdoorNI Gift Vouchers mean you can now buy unique and thrilling Christmas presents for your loved ones and friends all from the comfort of your own home.

Swap your grandad’s predictable present of socks for zip lines, get your dad off the net and surfing the waves, and feed your brother’s ‘Call of Duty’ obsession with a paintball combat session.  


To make finding the perfect present even easier we have put together some of our favourites:  

Gift Experiences under £30 

Surfing Lesson - Alive Surf School, £25

Get ready to hang ten and hit the waves as you learn from the experts how to tackle the waves of the North Coast on a two hour surfing lesson.

Ultimate Archery Experience - Field of Dreams, £25

Experience archery like never before as you hit the balloon targets and try your hand at archery golf.  With one and half hours of archery you’ll be ready to take on the man himself – Robin Hood before the day is out!

Canoe Experience  - Carrowmena Activity Centre, £20

Take to the water and make a splash with an adventurous morning or afternoon's paddle along the beautiful River Roe with Binevenagh as the background setting.

Gift Experiences £31 - £60

Twice the thrill (Two zorbing rolls) - The JungleNI, £33

Hurtle at high speed down a hill face inside a massive inflatable ball.  This is one Christmas gift that isn’t for the fainthearted!  

Fly n drive combo - Foyle Hovercrafting and Leisure, £50

Learn to fly a hovercraft and experience the thrill of blasting over land and water at speed before testing your coordination and nerve driving your very own Powerturn Buggy.

Coasteering - Clearsky Adventure Centre, £49

Get your adrenaline pumping as you scramble, climb and dare to jump off cliffs into the Irish Sea! This unique and action packed activity takes place on the stunning Ballyhoran coastline and is sure to be an unforgettable experience. 

Tarzan’s Adventure - The JungleNI, £35

Release your inner Tarzan as you take on Northern Ireland's only tree top adventure course. The course comprises of over 40 challenging elements set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, Tarzan swings, and a King Louis Descent Powerfan drop.

Ultimate Clay shooting Experience - Field of Dreams, £38

Ready, aim, fire!  This is the perfect present for anyone wanting to try Clay Pigeon Shooting for the first time.  With 50 random sporting targets to blast out of the skies it is sure to get him excited.

Gift Experiences £61 - £100 

Half Days Sailing on the Antrim Coast - Causeway Coast Sailing, £75

Learn the ropes of sailing with some hands on experience or simply relax and enjoy the scenic Antrim Coast.  With room for up to three people so he can even take friends or family along too!

Try a Dive in the Sea - Aquaholics, £80

Explore the underwater world with Aquaholics. Forget the Great Barrier Reef, try something completely new and discover a whole other side to the North Coast. The three hour session will include a safety briefing and instruction from a fully qualified PADI instructor.

Gift Experiences £100 - £150

Intro to Kiteboarding Course - NI Kitesurfing, £125

This course is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to experience the thrills of kitesurfing.  A truly unique activity this is a great taster to discover what it’s all about.  Fully qualified instructors will be on hand at all times ensuring you have the ultimate experience.

Paintballing for 4 - Escarmouche Paintballing, £120

Experience the thrill of Urban Combat.  With 8 dynamic game zones to choose from you certainly won’t be bored! Find out who your true friends are as you battle it out with over 440 paintballs each.


Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Officer

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

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