Everyone, everywhere in the world has spent more time at home than they expected this year. And so its not surprising that virtual gifts have come into a world of their own. There have been zoom meetings for this and zoom meetings for that. Everything from exercise to home schooling to family quizzes. And whilst it has been a year most of us would rather forget, there are some positives to come out of this pandemic, by way of businesses becoming innovative with their offerings.
So if you are looking for the perfect gift for a family or friend, look no further than virtual gifts from ClassBento. They offer a huge selection of online classes from cocktail making to photography sessions. Plus, you can order the gift with a simple click of a button. Here are my top 5 suggestion of what I think would make awesome virtual experiences and indeed the ultimate gift.
5 Awesome Virtual Gifts to Give
Who said that you can’t take cool travel pictures without travelling? Experience a global virtual travel experience all whilst learning about iPhone photography and how to take professional looking holiday snaps.
This live location-based online photography class is streamed from sunny Sydney and will give you plenty of skills and confidence to take brilliant photos on your phone. Your tutor will take you on a tour of Sydney Harbour, sharing their screen with you and allowing you to ‘take photos‘. They will then guide you as to how to edit the photos using apps on your smart phone. You will finish the class with impressive photos of Sydney which you can show off to your friends and family!
I can personally vouch for how excellent this class is after partaking in it recently. Its a super fun thing to do at home and provided some much needed escapism. Head over to my Instagram to check out my photos.
Ideal virtual gifts for: Travel lover, Birthday or Christmas.
Did you know that painting is said to boost your endorphins? And after the craziness of this year, I’m sure you could do with some downtime to unwind and reduce that anxiety. Relax at home, take the opportunity to switch off and reconnect with that sense of creativity with a fantastic painting class.
Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on your favourite music and get that paint brush to paper! Your teacher will provide you with step-by-step instructions, offering new techniques and plenty of encouragement to create a masterpiece. Its an ideal opportunity for beginners to give painting a go and this relaxed pace class will hopefully inspire you to continue your painting journey.
Ideal virtual gifts for: Wife, Sister or Mother-in-law
Gin lovers will rejoice with this fantastic virtual distillery tour and gin tasting experience. From the comfort of your home anywhere in the UK, you can enjoy this virtual experience with up to 100 of your friends, family or colleagues. A few days prior to the event you will receive everything you need to enjoy the complete gin experience.
The virtual experience will include an introduction to the gin brand itself, a lesson on the history of gin followed by how to make gin cocktails like an expert. Enjoy your expertly crafted cocktails whilst you are given the opportunity for a live Q&A with the host. The exact definition of how to have fun at home.
Ideal virtual gifts for: Husband, brother or best friend.
Looking for virtual gifts for couples? Or perhaps something to do for date night? Then why not bring a slice of France into the home with a virtual cooking class!
Approximately 1 week before the class you will receive the recipe, ingredients list and cooking equipment required. Don’t worry – these are typically items that you would find in a standard kitchen and pantry. Then, during this beginners level cooking class, the French trained chef will teach you French cooking techniques and how to enhance your dishes with spices. Expect to cook dishes from Ratatouille to apple tarte tartin, and anything in-between. This online cooking course is guaranteed to be the perfect night in!
Ideal virtual gifts for: Couple or Anniversary.
#5: Make a DIY Flower Crown
This online floral crafts class is fun for all ages and will leave you feeling inspired, relaxed and refreshed. From the comfort of your own home, let your teacher guide you through how to make a flower crown, allowing you to customise it to your own personal style. You will learn lots of insider tips on how to make flower crowns so you can continue to make them at home in the future.
Prior to the class you will receive everything you need delivered to your door, including a selection of fresh flowers and materials. Its the perfect virtual experience to celebrate birthdays, hens parties or just as an excuse to catch up with the girls.
Ideal virtual gifts for: Engagement, Bridal Shower or Birthday.
ClassBento’s aim is simple – to make fun local workshops easily accessible for everyone. By attending a class, you’ll be supporting local small businesses and artists. All whilst participating in meaningful cultural and social exchanges, whether it’s through floristry, cooking, or learning an instrument. So don’t waste your evenings binging on Netflix or spending too many hours scrolling social media. Instead, switch off, get involved in the local creative community and be inspired.
I hope this blog post has provided you with plenty of ideas and inspiration of some wonderful virtual gifts you can give to your family and friends. Whether it is for a birthday, Christmas or just because, these virtual experiences are guaranteed to bring joy to the recipient and allow them a little time to enjoy some R&R.