What do you buy the man who has everything?

It happens twice every 12 months, roughly around the time of birthdays and Christmas. And each time the same question – what do you buy the person of a certain age (ok, it’s usually men, we admit it) who appears to have everything and wants nothing?

It’s a challenge that gift companies and high street stores have been grappling with for decades, without much success. The list of ideas that they’ve created for anyone in this situation runs something like this:

1. A paperweight in the shape of a racing car

2. A pair of luxury golfing gloves

3. A battery powered weather station

4. A 12 month subscription to Wine Connoisseur

5. A diamond pattern sweater

Perhaps, like us at Great Escape, you’re not convinced that he’ll be entirely delighted by anything from this list. So instead we’d like to add an extra idea to your list.

A classic car hire gift voucher from Great Escape is what memories are made of. You don’t have to be a pipe and slippers enthusiast to enjoy our cars, although if his tastes are traditional we cater for them too. One of our Christmas gift vouchers gives them the keys to one of 30 classic cars from the 1950s to 1990s and ranging from 1 litre Morris Minors to 7 litreV8 Jensen Interceptors. Along the way he can choose modern classics like a VW Golf GTI or Ford Capri or drop the top and enjoy a Mazda MX5.

Our gift vouchers put him in control – just choose the value or the price band and let him select the car. They’re also valid for 12 months so you can leave the date free and wait for the summer to come along. Prices start at £125 and every hire day includes a full 24 hours use, insurance and unlimited mileage.

Great Escape has bases in Dorset, Cotswolds and Suffolk. To see the latest list of cars and locations click here.

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