Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just because a lady in your life deserves something special, our resident tastemakers have compiled a list of the most extraordinary gifts for her around. No matter if you’re planning an impressive date, or surprising Mum, these experiences will ensure that the woman in your life truly loves what you give!
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Let her know how unique she is with a bespoke fragrance. On top of the custom perfume trend, Atkinsons uses an array of notes ranging from citrus to woody, which can be combined and layered to create your perfect scent. Go one step further, and arrange a personalised consultation with royal perfumers, Floris London. Experts from the UK’s oldest perfumery, whose clients included Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II, will help tailor an aroma to suit her needs, and enhance her natural scent.
Customized Massage and Facial
For a one-of-a-kind gift, arrange a trip to The House of ELEMIS, the couture beauty house in Mayfair with 25 years’ experience.
This beauty experience includes a TOUCH Facial, performed by an ELEMIS Elite Therapist using cutting-edge beauty technology. Following your facial, the lucky lady will be treated to a 30-minute massage, given on a state-of-the-art Amber & Quartz Crystal Bed. The first of their kind in the UK, warm crystals will mould and shape around her body helping to release muscle tension, detoxify and promote a deeper state of relaxation. As the stones conform to her body shape, the therapist will be able to tailor treatments to best reflect her posture and alignment.
Stargazing break for two
Nothing is more romantic than a night under the stars. Plan two blissful nights in Glenapp Castle, situated in the magnificent Scottish coastline. This trip will not only include 5-star accommodation, but a private stargazing tour with ‘Astronomer of the Year’, Steve Owens, within the castle grounds. Your culinary needs will be catered for with a three-course meal each evening and a full-blooded Scottish breakfast to wake you up!
For the Gin Lover
The gin and tonic might just be the quintessential British drink. Why not allow her to discover the intricacies of the spirit with an unforgettable gin tasting masterclass at William’s Bar & Bistro?
Guided by the expert bar manager, the lady in your life will learn about tasting notes and origins, before sampling three different gins and choosing her favourite to pair with a tonic. This will be accompanied by two tapas plates from the kitchen to complement the flavours of the gins. It’s fair to say her view on gin will never quite be the same again.
Oxford has long been regarded as Britain at her regal best. Its world-class university, august buildings and centuries of history promise plenty to discover. Skip the tourist scene with a private walking tour guided by one of the town’s foremost experts, followed by that quintessential British pastime of afternoon tea. The tour can be tailor-made to her interests – be it historical, cultural or culinary.
Time to Unwind
A chance to retreat to the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape and experience a massage that will slowly ease away all the stresses of modern life. Signature blended oils are used to revive and refresh the body, while a spot of grub at the in-house, highly rated Met Bar will provide the perfect complement.
When it comes to buying gifts for women who mean a lot to you, it can be difficult finding a gift for her that’s as unique as she is. Stay clear of cliche gifts like jewellery, flowers, and clothing and instead surprise her with a experience that’s tailored to her tastes and passions. Think about what she loves and what her hobbies are for a unique gift that will really make her smile.