Friday, December 19, 2014

12 Days Of Christmas Blogging Challenge Day #7 - My Favourite Gift Ideas ♥

It's day #7 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Blogging Challenge and today's topic is gift ideas. I decided, instead of showing you all the fantastic things you can buy, once again, as I've shown in my other gift guides that I would share some of my favourite gift ideas that allow you to spend time with your gift recipient as well as giving you both a great experience to remember together.

Afternoon Tea For Two. This is one of my favourite gift ideas ever. Tell the person you're bringing for afternoon tea to get ready because you're going somewhere nice, then bring them to your chosen destination for afternoon tea and have them truly surprised by your gesture. Afternoon tea is a great alternative to taking someone out for dinner and it's actually so much fun getting to try different teas from around the world, different cakes, sandwiches and sweet treats and the optional (or in my case non-optional!) glass of champagne. Jacek took me for afternoon tea for our third year anniversary and it was a great experience for the both of us - getting to enjoy delicious food and drink in each others company, what could be better?

Concert Tickets For Their Favourite Band. This is another great gift idea as it's something you know they're guaranteed to enjoy. Jacek has actually gotten me a ticket to see one of my favourite bands in January and I thought it was such a great gift as he's coming along too as he also loves the band so it's something we can both enjoy. There are so many great bands with upcoming gigs at the moment including another band I really like - The Script. Judging by posts on Facebook I know one of my friends would love to get The Script tickets as a gift, so that might just be something I have to keep in mind for their birthday! Girly night out seeing a great band - yes please!

A Spa Day. I think a spa day is another great gift idea and is one which has been on my wish list for quite awhile now. It's an especially great gift idea if the person you're gifting this to has a very stressful job, is a busy parent, has just done exams, etc. and is need of a little bit of rest and relaxation. There's a gorgeous spa quite near to mine and Jacek's home and I think I just may have to bring him there one day, maybe for Valentine's Day because if anyone is in need of a bit of rest and relaxation it's him!

A Trip Away. This is another great gift idea and one I had been wanting to do for Jacek for ages and this Christmas I've finally managed it. I'm taking him to Amsterdam for two days in March (coincidentally it's the day after my birthday but it was the only time the two of us could go!). It's one of our favourite cities and we've already made out a list of everything we're going to do there - so excited to explore the city together! Taking someone on a trip away can be very cheap to do. I got our flights whilst they were on sale and used a price comparison site to find the best deal on a hotel. I managed to get us a really nice one in the main square of the city for a great price. We can't wait for our trip and Jacek was delighted with his gift!

A Gift Experience. Finally, I've written about Tinggly and their amazing gift experiences before, you can read all about it here, but I really do think giving someone the gift of a pre-paid experience of their choice from so many destinations around the world is such a great gift. It's another one I have gifted Jacek with this Christmas (he has been spoilt I must say but he's worth it!) and he thinks it's such a brilliant idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what experience he picks.

These are just some of my favourite gift ideas which allow you to spend time with your gift recipient as well as giving them a great experience too.

Have you ever gifted anyone with any of the above?



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  1. Oh my goodness ... I LOVE your afternoon tea suggestion! Going "to tea" is one of my and my daughters' favorite things to do together. We've done it in many different cities - including in London at Harrod's. Giving it as a gift gives you and the "gifted" a chance to slow down and really enjoy each other's company and the experience of the tea itself is icing on the "tea" cake!

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  2. I am a big one for getting my husband tickets, but he likes comedy shows, so I usually scope out who is touring and get him tickets for his birthday or Christmas. We saw Jim Gaffigan for his last birthday.

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  3. What great gift ideas! Wow! I love the tea for two! I wish my BFF was closer, I would totally give her this. :)

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  4. I love the idea of afternoon tea for two! These are all great ideas as well- I think giving experiences is the best!

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  5. A spa day. .. that sounds so wonderful. I think I would opt for that.

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  6. These are amazing idea, Fiona! I love being surprised, and I really love tea, so the afternoon tea one would probably be my favorite. Or a trip! You know how I feel about traveling, so getting a plane or train ticket in a gift would be phenomenal. :)

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  7. love it your ideas thanks for sharing <3

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  8. Love the idea of the concert tickets!

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  9. I love giving experiences as gifts! My son and I gave Daddy a race car driving package, it blew his mind! Hands down the best gift I've ever gotten him. Our gift to ourselves this year is a zoo membership so we can spend time as a family enjoying the zoo and each other :) Oh man, I'd love to have a day at the spa!

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  10. afternoon tea sounds like a great idea. they do high tea at mandarin oriental in vegas.. but we have yet to go!

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  11. I love the idea of Tea for Two! I know for a fact that I would love to receive that as a gift!

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  12. Spa day sounds like a perfect idea. Thanks

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  13. Those are some great ideas. I would love a short trip away.

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  14. A trip away would be great. All great ideas. However! Can I switch Tea for Two to say maybe, Apple Juice for two? Lol. Let me know if I can do that or not, ok?

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  15. A day at the spa sounds really nice right now!!!

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  16. I love this idea :) This blogging challenge is awesome! These little ideas that can be used as a gift guide are awesome! The spa day seems amazing and so relaxing! Sometimes these types of gifts are the most memorable :)

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  17. I think creating a gift experience is so important. Every gift should be special, and should be an experience.

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  18. I have been looking at the groupon deals website for the afternoon tea suggestion for a while now and been putting it off but there some nice castles in oxford so i think i will definitely book one for me and a blogger friend. Thanks for these ideas Fiona I think we forget that some gifts you can give and enjoy together with the recipient

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  19. I would love to receive any of these gifts!! A few years ago, a friend of mine gave our group of friends a trip to a place that did high tea. It was an amazing gift and we all loved going there.

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  20. I love your idea of concert tickets to a favorite band! It's a really awesome gift idea and unique as well! I would also not turn down a spa day, now that would be a lovely gift!

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  21. I love the idea of afternoon tea an a trip away. Have a lovely Saturday.

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  22. Fabulous ideas!!! I could so go for a spa day myself right now ;-)

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  23. These are all great ideas! I like the thought of the band tickets and tea for two.

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  24. A spa day would be something I want to reward myself and also my mom. We love relaxing in spa centers after a very busy week at work in the office. We also have a gorgeous spa near our house but we don't have the time to go there. Now that we're having special holidays in the coming weeks, we might finally drop by for recreation and enjoyment. :)

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  25. What great gift ideas! I love how they're make great memories as well! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. These are awesome gift ideas for spending time with the ones you are gifting to indeed. I really love the spa day one. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I've never gifted any of the above, but I have received the Day Spa - that was so indulgent and something I'd never buy myself. It was wonderful! I think I'll give my mom the tea for two package - she would love that! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love this! I love all those ideas. Thanks for sharing these ideas! I want the spa day! Erin Kennedy

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