With Valentine’s Day this week, if you haven’t yet made romantic reservations, you may be looking for some last minute inspiration! Finding an unusual, thoughtful gift, seems to get harder each year, so our guest blogger, Bilgi Demirsöz has put together a luxury gift guide.
“A gift at Valentine’s Day should be one or more of the following…
Unique – everybody loves receiving something different from mainstream gifts. Memorable – enjoying great experiences together will help you create memories and talking points for years to come! Indulgent – who doesn’t love being utterly spoiled! Tranquil – it’s easy to get caught up in hectic daily schedules, and Valentine’s Day is the ideal excuse to switch off from everything and enjoy an evening together. Of course, you get extra points if you can tick each of the criteria! So here is some gift inspiration, to ensure you get that token of love and gratitude just right on February 14th this year!”
1 – A Sumptuous Spa Experience
What could be better than a day relaxing, being pampered and having your balance and sense of inner wellbeing restored together? Wynyard Hall has a selection of Valentine’s Day packages, to help you relax, retreat and refresh in harmony together. The Spa has also recently been awarded ‘Best Boutique Spa’ in the UK by the Good Spa Guide!
The Spa facilities include a luxurious thermal suite which includes a herbal sauna, ice fountain, steam room, salt inhalation room, rasul mud chamber and outdoor hot tubs with stunning views across the grounds as well! Take a look at the ‘Just The Two of Us’ package, which includes a sharing platter, two hours spa time, a rasul mud experience, plus chocolate-dipped strawberries and Prosecco!
Available from the 12 – 19th February, £90 per couple
Just The Two Of Us
You can also indulge in some quality time with the ‘Warm Me Up’ Spa experience – perfect during winter! This couple’s package includes a hot stone massage for two, hot chocolate and marshmallows, and soup and a roll to finish. The ultimate ‘hygge’ way to spend Valentine’s Day.
Priced at £130 per couple, please call 01740 644811 (option 4) for bookings.
Warm Me Up
2 – A Romantic Overnight Stay
Wynyard Hall is renowned for its blissful, beautiful accommodation, and an overnight stay in one of the luxurious bedrooms is sure to be a well-received Valentine’s gift, so you can have some real ‘us’ time away from the busy hustle and bustle of daily life! If you’d love nothing more than to immerse yourself in a bubbling outdoor hot tub, you could stay in a charming countryside cottage with a spacious lounge area, self-catering facilities and a double bedroom, complete with a king sized bed – ideal for a relaxing and quintessentially rural retreat this Valentine’s Day!
Available from £600 per cottage, or please look at the latest special offers for packages.
The venue’s range of seasonal retreats also includes a Valentine’s Escape, with an overnight stay in luxury accommodation, bubbly and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival, dinner and breakfast the following morning.
Available from Monday 12 – Sunday 18th February, £225 per couple.
3 – Valentine’s Day Dining Experience
This Valentine’s Day, why not treat your loved one to a dining experience truly unlike any other you have experienced so far? The romantic Valentine’s Dinner served in the Wellington Restaurant includes five delicious courses and a glass of Prosecco. The menu includes flavoursome pan fried red mullet or loin of venison, with a sublime assiette of chocolate, rose and lychee for dessert. Available from Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th February, £55 per person.
4 – Afternoon Tea at The Movies
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, it’s also a lovely opportunity for friends, sisters, mothers and daughters to express their love for one another and enjoy some quality time together. What better way to spend ‘Gal’entines Day than by enjoying afternoon tea at the movies at Wynyard Hall? You will enjoy delightful afternoon tea and a screening of the ‘Pride and Prejudice’ movie, on February 14th.
Tickets are priced at £23.50 per person
Pride and Prejudice
5 – Couples Vino & Vermicelli Workshop
If you’re looking for something romantic to do together, but different from traditional gift ideas, try Wynyard Hall’s Vino & Vermicelli workshop, where you will learn how to make delicious fresh pasta dishes under the expert guidance of the venue’s Chefs. Enjoy 2 glasses of wine each and then relax and devour the delicious meal which you have lovingly prepared together. Heavenly!
The workshop takes place on Saturday 17th February, 6pm – 9pm, £50 per person
Couples Vino & Vermicelli
6 – A Divine Salon Treatment
They say that looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. At Wynyard Hall, you can chose from a vast array of salon treatments to help you look beautiful and feel fabulous. In addition to firming facials and blissful body massages, the treatment menu includes seasonal special offers, such as the ‘Salon Sweethearts’ package from £150 per couple, which includes a two course lunch and a glass of Prosecco each in the Wellington Restaurant, followed by a Rejuvenate Face and Body treatment in The Salon. The perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day!
Available from the 12 – 19th February, £150 per couple
So there you have it, a comprehensive guide of fabulous gift ideas Valentine’s Day! Now the difficult decision will be deciding which one or two to go for!
Guest blog post for Wynyard Hall
By Bilgi Demirsöz
Blogger at Coconut Couture