Last year I wrote a gift guide that was based on experience and service-based gifts in Dorset. This year, I have decided to do the same! Below, I will showcase 17 fantastic businesses and places in Dorset. All of these will make fantastic gift presents for those you love. What’s more important, is that by purchasing from one of these incredible businesses, you are supporting local. These are outstanding businesses in our local BCP community that need support to keep doing what they so brilliantly do. Without further ado, here’s The Dorset Experience Gift Guide 2021. 

The Dorset Experience Gift Guide 2021

Memories to cherish

Fiona Moorey Photography

Nowadays photos are all too easily lost amongst the thousands on your phone. Why not treat your loved ones to a special family photoshoot to cherish for years to come? From family photoshoots to new-born baby shoots, there is something for every occasion. Gift Vouchers are available for any value towards a session. Family photoshoots are a special occasion, with photographs that can remain for generations to come.

For the lady in your life

Do you want to treat the woman in your world to something unique and different this year? Look no further than these gift experiences.

Buddy and Noo Personal Stylist

With fashion trends constantly changing it can be hard to keep up! Alice is the perfect solution. With sustainability at the forefront of her ethos, she helps you to create a capsule wardrobe that suits YOU. Using items, you already have, and creating a strict buying list, Alice can transform you in just ONE day.

Alice is perfect for your friend or family member that is constantly keeping up with the greensand. She is here to help with a range of different services from personal styling to being a personal shopper. She will be sure to provide you with a brand-new outlook on your wardrobe, helping to boost confidence and mood! You can buy your loved one of Alice’s packages from her extensive range of services here.  

Vibrant Beauty

Know a friend or family member that’s in need is some TLC? Vibrant Beauty is the perfect place to go. Liz has a range of services available to help enhance the natural beauty treatments for the free-spirited. Self-care is important now more than ever, but when do we go for a much-needed treatment? Gift the lady in your life to a treatment, so she has no choice but to take some much-needed time out. Gift Vouchers are available now at a variety of price ranges to suit your budget.

Arcadia Beauty Spa

Arcadia Beauty Spa is an award-winning beauty spa in the heart of Bournemouth. They offer an incredible range of treatments, with a highly talented team, who put their client’s needs first.

Throughout December Arcadia’s much awaited 12 days of Christmas will be returning to their Facebook page. Every 48 hours they will be announcing a special promotion which could be perfect to gift your loved ones! With specially selected and themed packages, these gifts will be the perfect indulgent treat for your loved one. Keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook page!

For the whole family

Let’s not forget about the children. Here are some great gifts they would LOVE.

Go Ape

An experience like no other. For those who have a sense of adventure and trying something new, this is the perfect experience. Climbing high into the trees and swinging amongst them is sure to keep the whole family entertained and challenge you! Visit the Go Ape website here. Go Ape is in the beautiful setting of Moors Valley, which is a fantastic day out for all as well! 

Paultons Park

Paultons Park has been voted the Number 1 Theme Park 2016-2020. It’s great for the whole family, from rollercoasters to gentle spinning boat rides in Peppa Pig World there really is something for everyone. The theme park is even decorated ready for Christmas with Santa and Peppa Pig World at Christmas! Tickets are available to buy online.

Snow Trax

Snow Trax could be a great day out or a great gift. From riding the Ski Bobs, going down the slopes in a Ringo to trampolines, swings, and forts! Snow Trax is something unique that you don’t get to do every day. Lessons are also available for those wanting to learn how to ski.

Popping Penguins

Being a parent is not easy, Poppins Penguins offers home-based consultations to help you to be the parent you want to be. Know someone who wants to make the most out of being a parent? Lauren has gift vouchers available for home based consultations or Woodland Wonders.

Heavy Horse Centre

Take a trip back in time and learn how heavy horses served us for thousands of years! If you are looking for something different to treat the family to, this could be perfect. From pets corner to vintage rides to farm keeper feeding tours there is something to keep everyone entertained. Visit their website here.

Tank Museum

The tank museum is perfect for the family historian. Get up close and personal with hundreds of tanks that have been used in major conflicts. This year the museum is even getting in the Christmas spirit with entertainment, unique gifts, and a Christmas trial on the 27th and 28th December. You can view the website here.

Health and Wellbeing

There are some fantastic opportunities to treat your loved one to a gift that has their health and wellbeing at heart.

Good As New Body

Know someone who is always saying they want to get into shape or create a healthy balanced lifestyle? Well Good As New Body could be the perfect gift for them or even for your avid fitness fanatic! Caroline offers Boxercise classes for couples, HIIT family bootcamps, 1-2-1 PT sessions as well as monthly memberships! Vouchers are available for the above!

Holistic Zone Training Academy

It’s been a tough year for many people, many of us could benefit from a little pamper time! Is your mum a workaholic that needs to slow down? Gift her an advanced deep tissue massage, to get rid of all that stress or even a reiki massage for some energy healing. Holistic Zone has vouchers available to gift to your loved ones.

Temple Therapies

Home to reflexology and hot stone massages, Temple Therapies is the perfect place to sit back and relax. This could be the perfect gift for a family member or friend that is in need of some relaxation or to get rid of some aches and pains. 

Move Beyond- Pilates and Therapy

Kaye helps you to tone up, become more mobile and strengthen your body. If you have aches and pains, or are recovering from an injury, Kaye is the perfect lady to see. With her extensive knowledge, she helps individuals get to know their body better so that they can move better and become fitter and healthier. She hosts both classes and offers one to one work. You can buy your loved one a voucher from her here.

Get Creative

For those who love to get crafty, whether that’s adults or children!

Biscuits by Sarah B

Sarah makes biscuits for a range of different occasions, with no request being too much. Sarah has a range of vouchers available that can be used for her Biscuit Decorating Classes as well as DIY Cookie Decorating Kits. This is perfect for those bakers among us that like to get creative!

Made By Me Craft Parties

Lexy offers a range of services from craft kits to craft parties for children, teens and even hen parties! Perfect for those creative minds, Lexy offers a range of craft kits to help you create a unique gift for your loved ones. Crafting is always an enjoyable experience, so why not treat your loved one to a gift that will keep them busy for hours. You can view Lexy’s website here.

My Scented Home

My Scented Home offers beautiful workshops that involve getting creative with flowers. The dried flower workshops are perfect for those wanting to take something home, which will bring out their inner creativity. You can view her upcoming workshops here.

All Things Raffia

Claire Richards frequently hosts workshops where you can create raffia items, such as bags and hats. Crafting with raffia is incredibly rewarding as it is a sustainable material, it is very forgiving, and it lasts for years. Take home your very own hat or bag, which you can use for years to come. If you know someone looking to get into crafting, I highly recommend Claire’s workshops. Not only is she a fantastic teacher, but you can have a big laugh crafting. You can contact Claire about her vouchers and workshops via her website.

I hope you have enjoyed this Dorset Experience Gift Guide.

Have a very Merry Christmas, love Fiona Moorey