With the Christmas rush now well underway, the hunt to find the perfect present is on. We know that is never easy, so we had our TRULY tastemakers pick out the finest luxury Christmas gifts for her that will be suitable for any lady, no matter her interests.
For the lady who deserves a spot of pampering
You would scarcely be able to guess that the COMO Shambhala spa were located in the heart of London. Set as part of the five-star Metropolitan by COMO hotel on Park Lane, the spa is the definition of ‘urban escape’. The massage therapy here uses signature blended oils to rejuvenate the body.
For the lady in need of a full day of unadulterated pampering, however, there can be no better destination than Europe’s best spa. ESPA Life at the Corinthia gained the Sunday Times’ prestigious award and it is little wonder why. Access to all the facilities is included, as well as two hours of personalised treatment time from one of the spa’s expert therapists.
Drinks and Nibbles
There can be no denying cocktail making is an art-form to be admired. At the trendy Oskar’s Bar, master mixologist Oskar Kinberg will create guests their very own bespoke cocktails. This will be joined by another cocktail from the bar menu and delicious bar nibbles from the Michelin star Dabbous restaurant that sits upstairs.
Purple Bar is another of London’s top cocktail destinations, with entry normally permitted only to guest list invites. TRULY has a way in, however, to enjoy two cocktails and a platter of bar snacks.
For those of, perhaps, a stronger spirit, martinis may be more their thing. They can be enjoyed in the luxurious setting of Flemings’ stylish bar lounge, along with a selection of canapés.
For Foodie Fans
Michelin star dining is a Christmas gift with which you simply can’t go wrong. Try lunch in the stylish setting of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, just off Covent Garden. Robuchon is only the chef with the most Michelin stars on the globe, so it’s fair to say the food doesn’t miss a beat.
Speaking of stars of the Michelin variety, Indian cuisine is not one often associated with those types of distinctions. At Chelsea’s delightful Rasoi restaurant, however, seven courses of fine cuisine are served up with a refined and innovative take on Indian gastronomy.
For the theatrical
London’s West End is pretty well accepted to be the premiere theatre city in the world, alongside New York. TRULY can arrange for you and your recipient to head for pre-theatre Michelin star dining before enjoying one of the finest shows in top tier seats.
If the big screen is more her bag, why not treat her to a luxurious cinema experience? The Soho Hotel’s intimate private screening rooms come replete with spacious leather seats. If you’re her lucky plus one, you’ll also be able to enjoy a palatable dinner at the hotel’s prestigious restaurant.
Or maybe something operatic might be a better fit. The English National Opera has a world-class reputation for highly theatrical productions.
Why not indulge her with something unique this Christmas? Luxury tutored tea tasting with the ‘tea lady’, Henrietta Lovell, offers a unique insight into Britain’s favourite tipple. The Telegraph call her the “lady who sells the best tea”.
Meanwhile, the perfumery that supply the Royal Family would like to help you design your very own bespoke fragrance. Floris are the oldest perfumer’s in Britain and their customers include the likes of Winston Churchill and Marilyn Monroe in addition to the royals.
One of the ultimate luxury Christmas gifts for her is surely a charming getaway. Keep it festive themed – for example a legendary Highlands castle break in Glenapp.
For those desiring something a little further afield, a trip to the culinary hub of Germany’s Black Forest is hard to beat. Luxury accommodation is complemented by a tasting menu dinner at a three Michelin star restaurant.