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Christmas Gift Ideas For Men 2013

Posted on December 6, 2013 @ 2:36 PM in Adventure

You have reached our 2013 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.

It’s that time of year again when we find ourselves racking our brains trying to think of what to get our dad, husband, boyfriend or brother for Christmas.  If you’re lacking inspiration for that perfect gift then is here to help!

With over 60 gift experiences for men available to buy from surfing to zorbing, and sailing to off-road driving you won’t have any problem finding something exciting and memorable to give him this Christmas.  

And the best bit? All the gift experiences are available to buy online so you won’t even have to brave the dreaded shops to pick up a unique and memorable Christmas present.

With so many thrilling gift experiences to choose from we’ve selected our top picks for the ultimate Christmas present…


Gift Experiences for Men

Tandem Skydive, Wild Geese Skydiving Centre, Co. Derry~Londonderry

Hands down the most exciting gift you can give, the lucky recipient will experience freefall from 15000 feet.  Securely attached to an experienced instructor, this is the easiest and quickest way for anyone to make their first jump! 

4 ‘n’ 1 Shoot ‘n’ Drive, Foyle Hovercrafting and Leisure, Limavady, Co. Londonderry

Fly over land and water in a hovercraft, perform wheelies in an acrobatic roll cage buggy, have a go at the deadly accurate laser shoot and hit the bulls eye with archery.  This session is guaranteed not to be boring!

Mountain Bike Essential Skills, Far and Wild, Davagh Forest, Co. Tyrone

An introductory essential skills session perfect for anyone wanting to give mountain biking a go or improve their skills.  With a 3km green, 7.5km blue trail and an exciting 16km red trail with some impressive rock slab drops the Davagh mountain bike trails will not disappoint!

Exhilaration Experience - Rock Climbing and Abseiling, Outdoor Concepts, Mourne Mountains

It's all about adrenaline on this full adventure day of abseiling and rock climbing. Get the chance to belay and learn new skills before whizzing down the vertical rock face in the stunning Mourne Mountains.

Definitive Clay Pigeon Shooting, The Jungle NI, Co. Derry~Londonderry

Ready, aim, fire!  With 50 cartridges and clays to hit he’ll be blasting them out of the skies in no time.  This is a great gift for those who have always wanted to have a go or are looking to improve their skills.

Surfing, North Coast

Possibly the coolest gift you can give, he’ll learn from the experts how to tackle the waves on a surfing lesson. From complete beginners to those wanting to improve their skills the experienced instructors on hand throughout the lesson will ensure everyone gets the most out of their surfing experience. Choose between a surf lesson in Portrush or Benone Beach, Limavady.    

Half Days Sailing on Antrim Coast, Causeway Coast Sailing, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Whether he chooses to learn the ropes of sailing with some hands on experience or wants to simply relax and enjoy the scenic Antrim Coast he is sure to have a fantastic time.  With room for up to three people he can even take friends or family along too!

Try a Dive in the Sea, Aquaholics Dive School, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry

You don’t have to travel to tropical climes to have a go at scuba diving, give someone the opportunity to try something completely new and discover a whole other side to the North Coast. Perfect for anyone who’s ever wanted to have a go this three hour session will include a safety briefing and instruction from a fully qualified PADI instructor.

Segway Off Road Adventure, Various Locations

These two wheeled tilt mobiles are anything but ordinary!  A completely different way to discover the countryside, this experience involves piloting your very own Segway on a guided off road adventure.   Choose between an off road Segway Experience in Craigavon, Benone Beach, Moneymore or Belfast!

Advanced Off-Road Driving, Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone

He can choose to share the driver’s seat with friends or family or have it all to himself on this exhilarating off road course.  He’ll conquer muddy climbs, drops and hazards on the 8 mile off road course before finishing the day off in a specially prepared Landrover being taken back across a stage of the course at Rally Competition speed!

Full Day Boat Hire, Manor House Marine, Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

Let him be skipper for the day on Lower Lough Erne in his very own puffin boat (capacity for up to 6 people). He can enjoy idyllic uncrowded waterways, do a spot of fishing for lunch, visit the islands or simply anchor up, relax and enjoy the splendid scenery.

Make sure to check out our Christmas Gift Voucher Section for even more unique gift ideas for your friends and loved ones this Christmas. 


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!

1 comment has been posted in reply to this article

Posted by Jacky White on January 24, 2014 @ 3:13 PM

Some great ideas here will keep these in mind for next year

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