• Finding the perfect Christmas prezzie is difficult at the best of times – especially if you leave it too late. If you’re still struggling to find a gift, here are our some ideas for how to please that travel obsessive in your life…

    Give a holiday gift card

    Forget clothes and cosmetics vouchers, what could be better than a holiday gift card? You can purchase a First Choice gift card and credit it with any amount between £10 and £5,000 (if you’re feeling generous). Your lucky recipient can then put that amount towards their holiday, be it a short sunshine break to Spain or a tropical trip to Costa Rica.

    Book a discounted surprise holiday

    Want to cut to the chase and book a surprise break? Check out our last minute holidays page for some seriously good offers on your next holiday if you’re keen to go away ASAP. Or, browse our First Choice deals page for year-round great offers and discounts. You don’t even have to pay it all in one go – we offer low deposits from £75 on our winter 2018 holidays.

    Gift some holiday currency

    Instead of a voucher, head to one of our holiday stores to get a great rate on some travel currency to give as a gift. Put those pesos, Euros or dollars into a Christmas card and, hey presto, your loved one will have some extra cash to spend as soon as they land. You can even suggest some ideas on how to spend it too (to show that you’ve put in the effort, of course) with a pre-shopping list of top souvenirs to bring back.

    Gift a pre-holiday hotel stay

    There’s nothing better than getting into holiday mode before you’ve even left the country. Rather than waking up at the crack of dawn and making a mad dash for the airport, why not book a surprise pre-holiday hotel stay to get your loved one feeling relaxed and ready for that epic trip? Head to our Holiday Extras page to browse all of our airport hotels. If they’re flying from Gatwick, pick the boutique Maple Manor hotel which comes with plush White Company toiletries. Or, if they’re flying from Birmingham, opt for the Hilton Metropole which comes with a 24-hour bar, and a gym, pool, sauna and steam room they can use for free before their flight.

    Gift a special flight or hotel treat

    Surprise your friend/family member/other half with a special inflight treat to get the holiday off to a great start. On our Flight Extras page you can buy a chilled bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne or a box of chocolates that’ll be brought out to you which you can even personalise with a special message. Contact your hotel beforehand and, depending on what resort you pick, you can arrange treats like chocolates, fruit bowls and champagne to be waiting in the room for you when you arrive.

    Gift an excursion

    The holiday might be booked and arranged, but you can make it extra-special by pre-booking an excursion. And why not tailor it to the recipient, too? Instagram lover? Pick our street art tour in Cuba. Foodie? Book a cooking lesson in Italy. Adventure seeker? Hike a volcano in Sicily. We’re got a tour for every holidaymaker – guaranteed.

    Ready to grab that last-minute gift?
    Browse our First Choice deals and last-minute holidays. And, read why you should swap Christmas for an All Inclusive holiday.