Stay at Home Gift Ideas from Virgin Experience Days
The dreadful COVID-19 virus has meant that we’re all having to sit under lock and key. Unfortunately this means no real-world experiences. Fortunately Virgin Experience Days has a great selection of Stay at Home gift ideas so we’ve had a browse through and picked out a few which tickled our fancy which we thought you might like too.
Health and Wellbeing Online Course
We are sure we could all welcome a little Health and Wellbeing at the moment. This gift idea teaches you how the best ways to promote a quality life, all from the comfort of your own home, with New Skills Academy’s online CPD certified courses.
With classes run at your own pace, you’ll choose one workshop focusing on either mindfulness, reducing stress, setting fitness goals, fundamental principles of nutrition or alternative healing therapies. Your class will be taught by an expert in the field, giving you professional tips and tricks for big results.
On completion of the course, you’ll be awarded a certificate valid for life.
Explore The World of Gin from Home with an Online Tutorial and Tastings
For medicinal purposes! Why not embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the world of gin with this taste at home pack from the master distillers at The Gin Lounge from the comfort of your home. Learn all about your favourite tipple with either a Facebook live tasting or via a pre-recorded video on YouTube. Delve into the fascinating history of the popular spirit as you learn the process of creating gin and the role botanicals play.
Each taste at home kit contains six delicious gins in a variety of styles and tastes from across the globe. You’ll also get a tasting booklet and tonic mixers.
Learn How to Photograph Your Family Four Week Online Course
For some people, they’ll be spending a lot of time with their family. Why not enjoy the quality family time and learn a new skill in the process. Discover how to take fun (or formal) family photos with this four-week online programme, run by some of the most experienced professionals in the photography industry.
From the comfort of your own home, you’ll have weekly video lessons teaching you to unleash the potential of any camera, including smartphones. You’ll learn insider tips and tricks to polish your family portraits, from general features to more advanced skills. All video lessons are available for the duration of the course and can be watched as many times as needed.
Your subscription will also give you access to an online discussion group, where you can virtually meet other students and get peer support on your photos. The course is a fully interactive experience with extensive feedback from tutors and the chance to have your questions fully answered. This is a great gift idea for photography fans.
Introduction to Dog Grooming
Our Wheaten Terrier would have been wishing we’d spotted this before going online and ordering a dog grooming kit from Amazon. Shaved like Sean the Sheep, the poor dog could weep as she passes the mirror. With dog grooming salons closed across the land, this is a great gift idea that will hopefully prevent your dog from wanting to hide on its next walk. Show your pet some TLC or direct your career to dog grooming with this CPD certified online course from New Skill Academy, all from the comfort of your own home.
A 10 hour course, classes run at your own pace, you’ll focus on different elements of dog grooming providing you with the knowledge of how to make your fury friend comfortable and achieve big results. Your class will be taught by an expert in the field, starting with the basics of the equipment required right through to knowing when a dog should be referred to a vet.
Design Your Own Personalised Silver Ring at Home with Posh Totty Designs
Unleash your creativity as you design your very own sterling silver ring all from the comfort of your own home with this kit from Posh Totty Designs.
Using the tools and instructions provided, you’ll carve your ring designs out of jeweller’s wax, posting it back to the team to cast your ring into beautiful sterling silver. For a truly unique touch, your ring can be hand-stamped with your choice of personalisation and optional 18ct gold plating is available at an additional cost.
Within three weeks, your finished ring will be delivered to you by post and you’ll have your own bespoke piece of jewellery to enjoy forever.
Learn How to Write Your Own Film Script Four Week Online Course
Calling all budding creative writers and film makers. Have you always fancied yourself as a bit of a Quentin Tarantino or a Martin Scorsese? Learn how to write a short screenplay with this four-week online programme, run by some of the most experienced professionals in the film industry. From the comfort of your own home, you’ll have weekly video lessons teaching you to how to write a short screenplay, which could be later advanced to a film. Using classic short stories, you’ll learn to adapt them for the screen with a finished product film script at the end of the course. All video lessons are available for the duration of the course and can be watched as many times as needed.
Your subscription will also give you access to an online discussion group, where you can virtually meet other students and get peer support on your script. The course is a fully interactive experience with extensive feedback from tutors and the chance to have your questions fully answered. A great gift idea to while away the hours.
Garden Design and Maintenance Online Course
With the weather warming up, for those with gardens, at least you can venture outdoors. Now you have the time, why not learn how to create your dream garden with this CPD certified Garden Design and Maintenance online course from New Skills Academy, all from the comfort of your own home.
With classes run at your own pace, learn from gardening professionals as they teach you garden designs and styles that will last. The modules cover everything from basic gardening to pest control, landscaping and more. The 29 modules of the course takes approximately 15 hours to complete. A great gift idea for green fingered gardeners.