The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Online Gift Guide
Tasty treats, distinctive crafts, gift sets, experience days, exciting adventures, a wide range of gift vouchers and more - here in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley we've got great gifts for everyone and we've rounded them all up into the definitive online gift guide. All can be purchased online or over the phone and sent back to you or straight to your friends or family.
Foodie Treats and Experience Days from Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant
Choose between a wide range of gift vouchers at this gorgeous award-winning restaurant with rooms in the heart of the Forest of Dean including afternoon tea, wildlife safaris, foraging experiences, tasting menus and craft workshop making the perfect experience day gift for a loved one, or book an overnight stay and make it an even more special treat.
Bird of Prey Experience Days and Handling Courses from Forest Barn Falconry, Littledean
There are a variety of falconry experiences on offer here with experts who handle and fly birds of prey at the heart of this little hamlet of cottages near Littledean. From a beginner’s taster session to an in-depth course for serious falconers, all experiences can be purchased online as gift vouchers.
Cookery Classes and Experiences from Harts Barn Cookery School, Longhope
This cookery school offers workshops in chocolate making, cooking for kids, men in the kitchen, a takeaway experience and more, as well as vouchers for different monetary amounts. Select from a range of vouchers which can be all redeemed at this ‘cooking for all’ school in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Forest of Dean.
Pottery Experience Days from Eastnor Pottery
Escape to spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery with Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter. Situated on the Eastnor Castle estate amidst the idyllic Herefordshire countryside, their vouchers offer a very special creative experience.
Outdoor Adventure Activities from Forest of Dean Adventure, Coleford
Fun family friendly outdoor adventures in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Choose between archery, climbing, high ropes adventure challenge and/or assault course. Combinations are available including half-day and full day experiences. Click on the activity or contact to purchase with all activities available to buy as gift vouchers.
Dining Experiences, Stays and Packages from The Speech House Hotel and Restaurant
Indulgence packages, explorer breaks, dinner, afternoon tea or overnight stays are all available in this stylish hotel in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Call or email to purchase as gift vouchers.
Vouchers for Ultimate Foodie Indulgence from Forest Deli, Coleford
This independently run Coleford delicatessen has a huge range of local products including cheese, bread, chocolate, condiments, beer, wine, cider and spirits, and their monetary gift vouchers can be used on absolutely everything. Vouchers and hampers can be purchased over the phone, by email or in store.
Inspiring Outdoor Activities and Experience Days from Inspire2Adventure
With a wide range of activities available across the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and South Wales give a gift voucher for an experience day, a combination of activities or even a weekend experience. Activities include gorge scrambling, climbing, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and guided mountain biking.
Gifts, Afternoon Tea and Packages from The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny
This stunning Georgian hotel in the heart of historic Abergavenny offers a wide range of gift vouchers for their afternoon teas, dining and overnight stays, as well as individual presents including teddy bears and cast-iron teapots.
Brewery Experiences (and Beer) from Hillside Brewery, Longhope
For the beer-lover in your life, select from this amazing range of Forest of Dean beers, with gift packs including classic engraved beer glasses, craft specials and yes, even beer infused soap. Gift vouchers for a wide range of experience days and brewery tours are available to purchase online too.
Treat a Loved One to a Stay in the Treetops at The Hudnalls Hideout, Wye Valley
Gift vouchers are available as either a monetary value from £100 upwards, or a 2 or 3 night stay on specific days of the week (e.g. Friday and Saturday). Vouchers can be emailed or printed and sent in a gift card to the recipient. The perfect wedding or special birthday gift. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. To order your gift voucher, contact [email protected].
Cycling Days, Courses and Coaching from Wye MTB
A great range of experience days are on offer from their website for anyone looking to hone and enhance their cycling skills. Choose from core skills days, progression classes, leadership courses and women’s only guided rides.
High Ropes Experience Days from Go Ape
Choose from a Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segway Tour or Tree Top Junior experience with combinations available and monetary amounts too. A great fun day out in the Forest of Dean.
Pottery Classes from Hot Pot Pottery, Coleford
This small pottery based in the heart of the Forest of Dean offers vouchers online which can be purchased for pottery throwing or painting experiences that make the perfect gift for those looking to learn a new skill.
Canoe Hire and Activity Days from Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre
Enjoy an adventure in the beautiful Wye Valley with these exciting gift vouchers. Choose between canoe hire or activity days/half-days including climbing, caving, abseiling, high ropes, stand up paddleboarding and/or archery all available at the Wyedean Canoe Centre at Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley.
Laser Combat from BattleSports Glos, Elton
How about a gift experience for an outdoor adventure more explosive and heart-pounding than any movie or video game? With purpose-built game zones in open rural terrain, an assault course, and a close-quarters maze, a BattleSports gift voucher will go down a treat with adrenaline-lovers.
Wellbeing Experiences from Forest Bathing
Share the gift of relaxation with a loved one. Experience Shrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) with a certified guide. Absorb the forest atmosphere and feel a deep connection to nature.
Activity Days from Battlelands, Hereford
A family run centre in the Herefordshire hills offering paintball, splatmaster or laser clay shooting, vouchers can be used towards any of their three activities which is great when buying for someone else – let them make the decision!
Off-Road Driving Experiences from Whitecliff 4x4, Coleford
An exhilarating off-road driving experience, Whitecliff 4x4 is suitable for everyone from beginners to professionals, and those looking for a fun day out. Half-day and full day gift vouchers are available to purchase on their website.
Pottery Experiences from Ruardean Garden Pottery
A wide range of handthrown terracotta and distinctive pots such as fern pots, landscape pots and sphere planters are available to purchase online. Gift vouchers are available for half-day, full day and weekend pottery throwing classes held throughout the year.
Shooting School Experiences from DBC Leisure, Coleford
Vouchers are available for a day of clay pigeon shooting, air rifle or archery at this premier Forest of Dean shooting school. All activities are suitable for absolute beginners through to those looking to hone their skills. Call or email to purchase gift vouchers.
Zip Wires, Giant Swings, Aqua Parks and More from the National Diving & Activity Centre, Tidenham
The perfect adrenaline fuelled gift from the National Diving & Activity Centre. Gift vouchers are available for experiences including a 700m long zip wire, a g-force inducing giant swing and an inflatable aqua park session.
Day Tickets, Annual Passes and Gift Vouchers from Puzzlewood, Coleford
Gift vouchers are available for either a day visit or an annual pass to this iconic and ancient woodland that covers 14 acres in the Forest of Dean. Ideal for all ages. Email or call to purchase.
Steam Train Trips, Cream Teas and Experience Days from the Dean Forest Railway
With the opportunity to drive and fire a Great Western steam locomotive, a Dean Forest Railway gift voucher could be a dream come true for a train enthusiast. A cream tea and steam train experience is also available for a relaxing journey through the glorious Forest of Dean.
Bird of Prey Experience Days from the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent
Looking to give a unique experiences as a gift? Experience hawks, owls, falcons and kites flying to your fist at this wonderful centre with a range of experience day vouchers available.
Gift Vouchers for Ultimate Relaxation from Float in the Forest, Whitecroft
Floatation is a relaxation therapy where you float effortlessly on the surface of warm salty water, relaxing muscles and calming the mind. What better gift than the experience of deep relaxation and relief from the hectic strains of everyday life? Whether they are new to floating, or you already know they love it, floating makes a wonderful present. Regardless of the occasion, whether it is for their birthday or as a special thank you, they will appreciate your gift. Give them a place they can truly rest, a time which is theirs alone.
Photography Classes from Forest of Dean & Wye Valley School of Photography
Give the gift of expert photography tuition with one to one training with a professional photographer and tutor is the ideal way to learn or advance photography skills in an idyllic setting. Suitable for all levels and ages. Call or email to purchase vouchers.
Llama Trekking Experiences from Briery Hill Llamas
Unique llama trekking experiences with or without afternoon tea are available on this beautiful llama farm in Newent, Gloucestershire. With experiences starting from 1 and a half hours, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Call or email to purchase gift vouchers.
Rural Skills and Craft Days from Humble by Nature, Monmouthshire
Humble by Nature is a working farm on the outskirts of Monmouth run by TV presenter Kate Humble. They offer a wide variety of crafting and rural skills courses all available to gift as vouchers. Experiences range from an intensive 24-hour lambing course and bee-keeping for beginners to creating a wood-fired pizza oven.
Birds of Prey Experience Days from Hilltop Birds of Prey, Ross-on-Wye
Gift vouchers are available for half-day, full day and one hour experiences allowing the recipient to learn about, hold and fly a beautiful collection of owls, hawks, buzzards and falcons. Vouchers can be purchased online.
Campervan Hire from Wanderlust Camper Co.
Make lasting memories by gifting the opportunity to hire a ‘glamping-style’ campervan. Whether for an adventurous road trip, a family holiday or a fabulous festival experience these lovely campervans offer lots of fun and freedom. For 2021 any vouchers purchased over £150 include a £50 credit on extras such as a pop-up tent, extra bedding and outdoor furniture.
Bird of Prey Experiences from Wye Valley Falconry, Hereford
Gift vouchers are available for a wide range of experiences at Wye Valley Falconry. Choose from one-hour hawk walks, three-hour hunting experiences, bespoke photography classes and much more.
Food and Drink
Handcrafted Gin and Festive Small Batch Specials from Silver Circle Distillery, Wye Valley
Silver Circle Distillery handcraft Wye Valley Gin using botanicals that grow wild throughout the area and crystal-clear local spring water to create a fresh, crisp gin full of leafy, forest flavours. Speciality small batch gins are also available. Gins and liqueurs can be ordered from their online shop, with the option to gift wrap.
Exquisite Fine Chocolates from The Chocolate Bar, Lydney
A wide range of delicious chocolates perfect for a gift including fruit purees, nut pralines, alcohol and other flavours in selection boxes, plus Florentines, chocolate-covered ginger and nougat. All available to buy online, this hidden gem uses local and organic ingredients wherever possible.
Classic Herefordshire Cider and Perry from Westons Cider
Ciders made in Herefordshire since 1880 using 100% local, home-pressed apples, all available to buy in their online shop. Their Rosie’s Pig mulled cider makes for the perfect festive tipple.
Gift Bags, Jars, Fudge and Retro Sweets from Tudor Sweets, Ross-on-Wye
Sweet selections for all the family including a Ross on Wye mug filled with fudge and a tea towel gift set. All are available to buy on their website and make lovely gifts. The store is located in a beautifully renovated 17th century black and white half-timbered building in the centre of Ross on Wye.
Herefordshire Gin and Gin Experiences from Foxtail Gin
Foxtail make original and flavoured Herefordshire gins, hand crafted in small batches using traditional and handpicked local botanicals. Bottles and gift packs are available to purchase on their website. Tasting experiences and masterclasses are also available as gift vouchers.
Monmouthshire Cider and Perry from Apple County Cider Co.
Cider and Perry made on the family farm in Monmouthshire – ‘the apple county of Wales’ Gift boxes containing a mix of ciders are available from their online shop.
Cider from the Black Mountains from Ty Gwyn Cider
Traditional draught ciders which are naturally still as well as bottled ciders which are lightly sparkling made in the foothills of the Black Mountains. Three of their ciders won a Great Taste Award for 2018 and are available in gift packs.
Choose Your Own Beer Selection Pack from Bespoke Brewing Co., Mitcheldean
A pick ‘n’ mix selection is available online from this award-winning traditional brewery based in the Forest of Dean. A bespoke labelling service also means you can get a bottle personalised with your own wording and design.
Arts and Crafts
Beautiful Handcrafted Ceramics from Mary Rose Young Pottery, Parkend
Internationally renowned ceramic artist Mary Rose Young has her studio and shop right in the heart of Forest of Dean. Her ‘Alice in Wonderland’ pottery is vibrant and unique, with a wide range of pieces available to purchase online including plates, mugs, teapots, vases and chandeliers as well as Christmas-themed items including baubles and a Christmas tree vase.
Art, Sculpture and Jewellery from Creates Gallery, Monmouth
This independent art gallery offers original artwork in a wide range of media including stunning paintings, sculptures and even jewellery. With many of their pieces available online, this is the place to go if looking for a truly one-off piece of art for that special person.
Crafts, Kits and Gifts from Rachel Shilston Inspiring Creativity, Lydney
Talented local artist Rachel Shilston has a stunning range of make-your-own mosaic kits available online for those looking to gift a lovely homemade gift. Gift vouchers are also available that can be redeemed against a mosaic workshop or ‘Crafternoon Tea’ experience.
Handmade and Hand-Painted Pottery from Reckless Designs, Coleford
Stunning Forest of Dean pottery, finished in an array of colours, oxides and precious lustres as well as furniture all for sale in their online shop. Based in Coleford, there are also paint-your-own options in store and a range of pottery classes.
Furniture, Garden Features and More from Warehouse 701, Hereford
A diverse range of indoor and outdoor furniture and features including unusual reclamation pieces, ornaments for the garden and everything you need for painting and decorating. All available to purchase online. Their 15 showrooms are set in a former wartime munitions factory near Hereford.
Discovery Pass from Forestry England
The ideal gift for those who love visiting the Forest of Dean is membership to Forestry England which includes free parking at all Forestry England car parks in the area, 15% off Go Ape, 12.5% off Forest Holidays and much more.
Vintage Books from Stella Books, Tintern
Specialists in rare and collectable books this wonderful shop in the heart of historic Tintern is a treasure trove of beautiful gems. Worldwide shipping available, what will you find?