Gossmas Guide: The Top 12 Gifts For The Adventurer

The perfect gifts for a thrill seeker

The hardest people to buy Christmas presents for are those who don’t want anything in life except adventure.

The thrill seeker doesn’t want perfume or clothes, they just want experiences.

So, keeping that in mind, have compiled a list of great adventurous experiences all over Ireland for you to consider for your adrenaline junkie mate – or for yourself!

1. Bungee Jumping


This individual bungee jump is ideal for thrill seekers looking for the ultimate leap.

Bungee Jump Thrill is located at the historic Titanic Slipways in Belfast.

Standing up on a 160-foot mobile crane your friend will take in spectacular views of Belfast’s skyline, not that they will see them for long.

You can buy gift vouchers HERE.

2. Mondello Park


Mondello Park is Ireland’s only international motorsport venue. It is located in County Kildare.

You can purchase a driving experience voucher to let the recipient select their own date and time.

The different experiences include the race experience, supercar experience, prodrift academy and D.A.R.E (drive all race experiences).

You can check out all experiences HERE.

3. Jump Zone


This one is a little less extreme, but an indoor trampoline park? Who doesn’t want to experience that for Christmas.

A Jump Zone Gift Pass is available to buy, and can be redeemed in both Sandyford and Santry.

With over 20,000 square foot of trampolines you can literally bounce off the walls.

Gift vouchers are available HERE.

4. WhiteWater Rafting


Whitewater rafting means you can experience breathtaking twists and turns, and navigate big and small drops on the river Liffey.

A group of up to six people can enjoy this experience, so why not organise it with a group of friends this Christmas.

The total River Rafting time is usually approximately 2-3 hours.
You can book online HERE.

5. Clay Pigeon Shooting


You can get your mate the gift of perfect aim for Christmas.

Clay pigeon shooting in Galway will ensure that their aim will improve and their thirst for thrills will be quenched.

The goal of this is to shoot down 25 clay pigeons that are connected to an electric trap, with a 2 barrel gun.

You can book this experience HERE. 

6. Kitesurfing


Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing water sports in Ireland today.

A 2-hour kitesurfing course is the perfect gift for your thrill seeking buddy.

There’s a kitesurfing course located in Banna beach in Co. Kerry.

You can book a kitesurfing course HERE.

7. Tayto Park

04/06/2015. Cu Chulainn Coaster at Ta

Tayto Park is both a theme park and a zoo, what more could an adrenaline junkie want?

There are rollercoasters like The Cú Chulainn Coaster, The Rotator, and Air Race. Along with a Sky Walk and an Extreme Climbing Wall.

The zoo includes animals like the bison, tiger and meerkat.

You can buy gift vouchers for Tayto Park HERE.

8. Delphi Adventure Centre


Delphi Adventure Centre in Leenane provides a range of land and water activities.

Including surfing in Louisburgh, coasteering in Westport, zip lining in the 300 acre Delphi forest, kayaking on the Killary Fjord, plus many more.

Whether it’s for a day trip or an overnight stay in the centre’s adjacent hostel, your friend will love the gift of a visit to Delphi.

You can book activities HERE.

9. Scuba Pool Dive


A scuba pool dive allows you to explore the underwater world and spend some unforgettable hours learning to dive in the safe atmosphere of a heated pool.

It could be the first steps towards becoming an avid snorkeler.

This Scuba Dive Gift Idea would be perfect for your adventurous friend.

You can book lessons HERE.

10. Snowboarding


I know, what you’re thinking. Snowboarding in Ireland? Whaaaat?

But yes, in Kilternan, County Dublin, you can ski and snowboard at the Ski Club of Ireland.

There’s a slope, and snowboards and skiis to rent. What more could you need for a fun-filled, snow-filled day out?

You can book your experience HERE.

11. Giant’s Causeway


The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 basalt columns, and is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

It’s the perfect place to take your adventurous friend, and it also has a really cool history to it.

The visitor centre is there to help you and your mate get around without hurting yourselves.

You can enquire about tours HERE.

12. Off-Road Buggy Racing


Experience high speeds, the unreal jumps and sliding action of off-road buggy racing.

Your mate can deck themselves out in a full face helmet, stylish overalls and strap themselves into a 5 point race harness.

The buggies offer a fast, furious and rough ride for anyone who loves a thrill.

You can book online HERE.