The Personalised Gift Shop's top activities on a rainy day!

When it’s pouring with rain, blowing a gale and temperatures have dropped to bone-shivering levels, the last thing you want to do is spend the day doing nothing.

But don’t despair if your outdoor-plans have to be cancelled – take a look at The Personalised Gift Shop’s top selection of things to do when it’s raining outside – for grown-ups!

1 – Bring the cinema to your house
Pick your favourite film, dim the lights, get some popcorn and enjoy a cinema experience from your sofa!

We think this has the potential to be even better than the real thing – what kind of cinema can you go to in your pyjamas? Not only that, but add a duvet to make an extra-snug cinema day.

2 – Get creative in the kitchen
A rainy day might be the perfect time to dig out that recipe book you got for Christmas and have a go at making some of your favourites! We often dismiss cooking from scratch because it takes so long, but if it’s a rainy day, you’ve got all the time in the world. On the other hand, if you haven’t got the ingredients to make something wonderful from your recipe book, why not whip together a selection of your favourites and treat yourself!

3 – Play old board games or video games
Dig out all your favourite board games, grab your old Game Boy or plug in the Playstation for a trip down memory lane that will make time fly!

It’s easy to forget how much fun those old games are, but you’ll soon be hooked on a game of Monopoly or Crash Bandicoot you forgot you even had! Now the only thing you’ll forget about is how bad the weather is.

4 – Get organised!
Yes, we know it sounds a bit dull, but if you take advantage of a day where you’re stuck indoors you can really get stuck in to having a big sort out.

If you’ve been meaning to have a clear-out and donate some things to charity, want to re-organise your wardrobe or just need to de-clutter, this is the perfect chance to do it! If the weather has put you in a bad mood, this might be the last thing you feel like doing. But trust us, if you get stuck in, the end result is sure to put you in an even better mood!

5 – Make plans for when the weather picks up!
Give yourself something to look forward to. Use this rainy time to book a holiday, get in touch with friends you haven’t seen in a while, plan an evening out or book something you’ve never done before, whether it’s a festival or an extreme sport! Smile through the rain with lots of great things to look forward to this year.

What do you like to do when a rainy day cancels your outdoor plans? Tell us now or perhaps spend some time looking through our site and choosing some personalised gifts for all the birthdays and events you have through the year.