Christmas Gift Guide

10 of the best courses to buy as presents

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Emily Reynolds
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Want to give someone a gift that will last them all year? Skip the stocking fillers and sign them up to one of these classes. 

People’s Pottery class, £309 for a term, Ceramics Studio Co-op, London

Underwater shot of fit swimmer training in the pool. Female swimmer inside swimming pool.

Adult swimming lessons, £329 for weekly lessons, London Aquatics Centre


Language lessons (including French, German, Spanish, Czech, Mandarin and more), from £180, Cactus (nationwide)

Scuba diving lessons, from £25, London School of Diving

Life drawing classes, £195, Royal Drawing School

Butchery class, £155, Ginger Pig

Meaning of Life class, £55, School of Life

Aerial hoop class, three classes for £45, Flying Fantastic

Taxidermy class, from £50, British Academy of Taxidermy

Writing fiction, £189, CityLit