So not everyone wants that china set from John Lewis or the cashmere throw as their wedding gift. Some people think wedding gifts are outdated and lots of couples now already live together, have a family and would prefer a kind donation towards the honeymoon. However, there are those couples who would appreciate a well thought out, exciting, individual meaningful gift. Tricky you say? Well what if you could buy them something that would guarnetee them quality time together, appreciation of the Cornish countryside, improved healthier lifestyle and a good old giggle? Check out our top five gifts not for the faint hearted...
WESUP | Surf membership
Why not treat them to a couples membership of a stand up paddle board or surf club. This means that anytime during the season they can pop down to their local club, get all the equipment and enjoy the salt air and sea together. Some clubs may also offer lessons as part of the package or as an extra. This will mean they have an excuse to get out and enjoy a healthier weekend together as apposed to staying in watching the tv all thanks to you!! Check out the video filmed on Gylly Beach in Falmouth showing the perfect conditions required for an excellent standup paddle board session with the awesome WESUP club situated on the beach. Have a look at the website for more info www.wesup.co.uk They also offer great stag and hen packages!
For surfing have a peek at Sennen Surf Centre, one of the longest running surf schools in the UK. Run by an awesome bunch of extremely talented surfers, teachers and instructors. They can offer lots of different lesson packages to suit the couple. Again a great alternative for a stag or hen activity.
National Trust Membership
For the couple who love to explore the outdoors and appreciate the Cornish countryside then a joint gift membership to the National Trust is the perfect option. At £99 it is also affordable and a great alternative to a kettle and toaster...!
The National Trust look after historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland,moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages and pubs..... so your couple will never run out of things to do! With over thirty National Trust sites around Cornwall there is huge variety of activities. From Cape Cornwall to Trelissick and manor houses to sub tropical gardens there will always be something available whatever the weather.
For all membership info check out the website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/membership/
Hot Air Balloon Ride
What is more romantic than a sun rise ride on a hot air balloon with champagne? 2000 ft up floating in sheer tranquility and peace sipping champagne and enjoying each others company. What a quirky and unexpected gift for your favourite couple. This gift is obviously weather and location dependent, but Experience Days are an excellent company that offer great packages perfect for the wedding day!
Tandem Sky Dive
For those on the extreme end of the thrill seeking scale why not treat the happy couple to a tandem sky dive?!! They are individually strapped to an instructor, travel in the same plane and then jump consecutively out at 10,000ft, enjoying the experience together. I wonder who would scream the loudest when they are speeding towards the ground at 120mph!! Extreme West offer a range of adventurous gift packages based in the South West, sky dives for couples being one of them.
Quad Bike Safari
The quad centre located in the heart of the Devon woodlands is the perfect location for a fun filled, competitive day for that adventurous couple to test their driving skills to the limit! Prepare to get muddy over the 12 miles of track exploring the 200 acres of woodland included in the safari. Extreme West have a great package available that is proving to be 'extremely' popular! Quad Biking Devon Package