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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Posted on November 20, 2015 @ 1:19 PM in Adventure

We don't know about you, but here at we find buying gifts for men much more difficult than buying for the women in our families. To lend you a helping hand we've gathered together some of our favourite Christmas Gift Experiences for Men so all you have to do is browse, select, purchase and enjoy seeing the smile on his face on Christmas Day!

Gifts For Your Dad/ Grandad

Should you stick to the annual tie? Will he want more socks? Be brave and break the habit!

Zorbing Northern Ireland

Extreme Downhill Zorbing, The JungleNI, Moneymore, Co. Derry~Londonderry
Send him rolling down a purpose-built run inside a giant inflatable 3 meter ball at speeds of over 20mph. A fantastic adrenaline fuelled ride that is guaranteed to leave him buzzing!   

Half Day Sailing, Causeway Coast Sailing, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
There perfect gift for your dad and grandad to enjoy some quality time together. They are sure to love learning the ropes of sailing with some hands on experience or simply relax and enjoy the scenic Causeway Coast. With room for up to 3 people who knows he may even bring you!

Gifts For Your Husband/Boyfriend

Turn finding something to suit your man's taste from an impossible task to a fun expedition.

Mountain Biking Northern Ireland

Tandem Skydive, Skydive Wild Geese, Garvagh, Co. Derry~Londonderry
Give him the freedom of the skies as he has the chance to experience a freefall from 13,000ft, all while securely attached to an experienced instructor.

Mountain Bike Rental Package, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down
Send him off for a morning/ afternoon to explore the Castlewellan mountain bike trails. Kitted out with everything needed to get started on the trails including a Vitus hard tail mountain bike and helmet. Whatever his ability, once kitted out he will have 3 hours to enjoy 27.5km of green, blue and red grade trails ( options).  

Gifts For Your Brother

Set sibling rivalry aside and make sure you find the right gift for him this Christmas! If he's the outdoors type get him doing something different this year

Surfing Northern Ireland

Surf Lesson, Troggs Surf School, Portrush, Co. Antirm
He is sure to have a blast learning all the basic skills needed to paddle, pop up and surf the waves right to the shore. 

North Coast Sea Kayaking, Simply Sea Kayak, Co. Antrim
A fantastic opportunity for him to explore the iconic North Coast Sea Kayaking Trail. This truly unique experience includes a skills session and guided paddle, taking in stunning views and exploring locations only accessible by kayak!

Gifts For Your Son

Got the gadgets sorted but looking for something a little different for your son this Christmas?

Off Road Driving Northern Ireland

Off Road Driving Experience, Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone
The perfect gift for a son who thinks he's a bit of a boy racer. Conquer muddy climbs, drops & hazards along the 8 mile off-road driving course, all before being taken across a stage of the course at rally competition speed (up to 70mph!)

Try a Drive, Aquaholics Dive Centre & Sea Safari's, Portstewart, Co. Antrim
This is one gift that won't be forgotten about! He is sure to love exploring the underwater world with Aquaholics discovering a whole other side to the North Coast. 

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Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Officer & Active Clubs Coordinator for Walking

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She oversees the marketing and communication on WalkNI, OutdoorNI and Walking in Your Community Project. Most recently she has been working with Parkrun Ireland & UK to introduce the 'Walk @ parkrun' initiative.

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