Christmas is just a few days away. The euphoria is every where. Businesses are winding down for the year. Also, there is so much shopping ongoing this period. If you work close the market areas, you can attest to it. The markets are full of people shopping whatever they need to make this Christmas memorable. Asides, the massive shopping, there is so much traffic on the road. As usual, transport fare prices have doubled due to the mass of people. In the spirit of giving this Christmas season, you mustn’t only give material things. Although there are some people in our lives that would prefer such gifts. You can check out my previous blogmas post on gift ideas for her. In other to switch things up a little and deviate from the usual norm of material Christmas gifts, you can also give a gift of vacation for Christmas. Here I have curated 7 vacation gift ideas for Christmas that is budget friendly.
A treat to Tarkwa bay beach
One vacation spot you can give as a gift for Christmas is a treat to Tarkwa bay beach. It is located in Lagos state, Nigeria. This beach is very affordable to visit. The gate fee is 200 naira. To access Tarkwa, you can either use a boat ride or via land through badagry. It is a fun place to visit as there are so many activities to partake in like quad bike riding, surfing, swimming or lounging while playing games. You can give your loved a treat to Tarkwa bay as a gift this Christmas.
Olumo Rock, Abeokuta
Another memorable place you give as gift for Christmas is a visit to Olumo Rock. It is located at Abeokuta , Ogun state. This rock is close to the heart of Egba people. It is also a budget friendly vacation spot to visit. The entry fee is 1000 naira per person. You can also visit other place in Abeokuta for sight seeing; centenary, Alake palace and the first central mosque. Olumo rock vacation is perfect vacation gift idea for Christmas. Although, the place can be crowded during festive season. You can opt to visit a day after to enjoy this vacation spot with your loved ones.
Lekki Conservation Center
Lekki conversation center is a nature reserve located at Tipa bus stop, Lekki. This is another budget friendly vacation spot to give as a gift for Christmas. The gate fee for entry is 1000 naira for adult and 500 naira for children. There are an array of activities to do for fun at LCC. It has one of the longest canopy walk and a family park. You can do a family picnic for Christmas at LCC family park. Although, food and drinks are not allowed into the Nature reserve. This is due to the covetous nature of the monkeys in the woods.
Lufasi Nature Park
Another lovely nature park you can give as a gift for Christmas is Lufasi Nature park. This park is lovely nature park located around Awoyaya, Ajah. It has facilities for children entertainment as well as sports activities. You can have a family hang out or get together at Lufasi park for Christmas. The gate fee for entry is 1000 naira for Adult and 500 naira for children.
Eleko beach is a private beach located a few kilometers from La Campaigne tropicana along lekki epe express way. The beach has lovely beach houses that allows for a secluded beach vacation. The beach quite deep so may be restricted from swimming in some parts. The gate fee to Eleko beach is 500 naira for both children and adult. Also, you can get lovely beach wears to shop at Eleko beach.
Freedom park formerly a prison yard now a recreational center. It is another affordable vacation gift you can give for Christmas. It is located at Hospital road bus stop, Lagos island. The gate fee is 200 naira per person. There are so many rich historical sight seeing to do at this park. Freedom park is also one of the best places to enjoy Lagos night life. Especially during weekend where you can live concerts at this park.
A visit to Kalakuta Museum
Kalakuta museum is the home of late Fela Anikulapo kuti. This place holds great treasures on the life of this legend. Another vacation gift idea for Christmas is a tour of Kalakuta Museum. The gate fee is 1000 naira to visit per person. Kalakuta Museum is located at 7, Gbemisola Street, Ikeja Lagos. After a tour of the museum, you can also the roof top bar. To access this bar, you need to book 24 hours ahead.