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With that in mind, I have put together a luxury gift guide for couples like us based on our experience and personal recommendations. Let me know if there's anything on the list you fancy!
A Luxury Escape at Jesmond Dene House Hotel
Jesmond Dene House is a luxury boutique hotel in a quiet suburb of Newcastle. It is one of my favourite places to relax and unwind and was where we decided to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary at the beginning of the month. The staff are always warm and welcoming and the hotel is luxurious without the fussiness. It feels like a real home from home. Jesmond Dene House offer various gift vouchers from afternoon tea for two to an all inclusive indulgent stay. I would highly recommend their Luxury Escape which includes a magnificent breakfast in bed. Take a peek at their offers and order here.
Oral B Genius Toothbrushes
Rose Gold Limited Edition Oral B Genius Toothbrush. It is Oral B's top of the range brush and exclusively available from Boots. I adore the design and luxury accessories that are included such as a premium charger, 4 brush heads and travel case. This brush won the Which Best Buy for 2016 so you know you're in good hands. The Genius is also available in black and won GQ's award for Best New Gadget 2017. If you're a couple who love their gadgets, you need these on your Christmas list! Both brushes are currently less than half price at boots.
Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
Steve and I enjoyed Afternoon Tea at the Ritz back in 2008 and it is still something we talk about to this day. It is a real once in a lifetime experience and a treat that is in my opinion, well worth splashing out on. You can buy gift vouchers for afternoon tea and they are presented in a beautiful Ritz signature gift box.
Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Bose are a luxury brand that are built to last. This mini bluetooth speaker has been designed to look fantastic in any room yet remain portable enough for you to take away with you on your travels (perfect for couples who like to camp/take picnics). No wires are needed and the speaker is easily recharged via USB to give up to 10 hours playback.
Kenwood Chef Titanium Mixer
If there is one product that has changed our life for the better this year, it is our Kenwood Chef Titanium Mixer. It is a real investment at over £500 but most people say that high end Kenwood products will last at least 30 years which makes the cost per year just £16.66. Bargain! The mixer is extremely well made and comes with a food processor, food mixer and blender. We use it every day to make our own pastry, mix cakes, blend soups, grate cheese - basically everything! If you're a couple who loves to cook, this product has to be on your radar. Check out Steve's video review below:
Carnivore Club Box
Another stand out review for us this year has been our carnivore club box. We loved it so much and are re-ordering this Christmas. For just £32 you can buy your favourite couple the gift of meat. The lucky recipient will receive a faux-wood box with a selection of 4-6 of the world's finest charcuterie. Our box lasted us a good few weeks and the content will be the perfect way to use up any left over Christmas chutney and cheeses. Find out more and order here.
Spa Day at Center Parcs
Steve and I have tried a fair few spa days over the years but without a doubt our favourite has been the Aqua Sana Spa at Center Parcs. We visited the spa at Whinfell and with over 15 different experience rooms to try ranging from a Greek Herbal Bath to a Japanese Salt Steam Room, you'll never be bored! You can buy gift vouchers and experiences from just £59 here.
Lakes Distillery Tour & Lunch for two
His and Hers Scarf Set from Barbour
Barbour will never go out of style and their range of classic scarves are actually very reasonably priced with some starting at under £30. Luxury doesn't have to cost a lot! I have my eye on the special glove and scarf gift sets.
Let me know if anything takes your fancy or what's on your Christmas list this year.
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