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valentine's day

Six Gifts That Are Perfect For Your Loved One This Valentine's Day

Here's a guest blog from Bilgi Demirsöz, blogger and Rockliffe Hall fan. She's put together a list of ideas to treat the love of your life this Valentine's Day.

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, now is the perfect time to start thinking about what you might get to indulge that special someone in your life. A gift at Valentine’s Day should be either special to reflect how you feel about the person you’re giving it to, unique as we all love to receive something which is that bit different from the mainstream, memorable in the sense it either brings the two of you closer or it allows you to have a great experience together, or it should just simply be thoughtful, so that they know it was tailored for them. Note: Extra points if you can tick all four of those criteria! So today, I am going to share with you a post that will give you some gift inspiration, so that you can ensure you get that token of love and gratitude just right on February 14th this year.

1. A Spa Day

If you haven’t yet embarked upon a spa day, then Valentine’s Day may be the perfect opportunity to experience one with your other half. What could be better than a day relaxing, being pampered and having your balance and sense of inner wellbeing restored together? Rockliffe Hall has a selection of Valentine’s Day deals, which will enable you to specially select exactly the right bespoke spa day to suit you and your lover. Choose from a one day spa experience, where you will be granted full use of the thermal suite, hydro pool, 20m pool, lunch and a luxury treatment of your choice too. The ‘Couple’s Getaway Spa Day’ (from £150 per person) includes a rasul steam and mud bathing experience, as well as a 45 minute warm oil massage for true relaxation. 

2. A Romantic Overnight Stay

The ‘Valentine’s Vacation’ includes a complimentary half bottle of Champagne, so your day begins with all the luxury and decadence that it means to continue with. You get to stay in the Tiplady Double Room and have use of the spa’s facilities, a mud rasul for two which includes a self-administered salt scrub and Dead Sea mud in a private steam room. This fun and luxurious couples’ experience is sure to be a memorable Valentine’s Day gift! In the evening, you will enjoy a three course meal in the Brasserie before heading back to your room (which rumour has it will be adorned with rose petals!) Breakfast in the morning is served in The Orangery as well. (From £315 per couple)

3. Valentine’s Day Dining Experience

As the saying goes, the way to a guy’s heart is through his stomach, and at Rockliffe Hall, there are a great selection of dining experiences which you can choose from! The Valentine’s Orangery Experience encapsulates all of the relaxation of a spa day, as well as providing you with a dining experience truly unlike any other you will have experienced. You will be welcomed with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and shown up to your New Hall bedroom and then relaxing in the spa, and two hours in the Spa Garden awaits you until midday. Then it’s time to get ready to try the sensational ten course Richard Allen tasting menu and sample five accompanying wines in the 4AA Rosette Orangery Restaurant. A Full English Breakfast is served to you the following morning in your room. True indulgence for foodies! (from £570 per couple)

If you want a dining experience that spans only the evening, there are offers available from £40 per person. You can enjoy a ten course tasting menu in the 4AA Rosette Orangery Restaurant or dinner in the Brasserie or Clubhouse too, depending upon the atmosphere and vibe you want to experience with your partner. Whichever one you choose, it’s guaranteed to be an evening of great food, drinks and of course, company.

4. Perfume 

If you’re looking for a gift to accompany your experience day, the classic choice of a bottle of perfume is a fantastic option. Do some detective work and find out what the key notes are in their favourite perfume and go from there. If you choose a slightly different scent to what they are typically used to wearing, they will think of you each time they wear the new one.

Some particularly lovely perfumes that are bound to be well received are the Caudalie range. You can choose from a wonderful selection of fresh and indulgent fragrances which will captivate the senses and leave your loved one feeling uplifted. From decadent yet delicate rose scents, to transport you to the beautiful vineyards of Bordeux, to light fresh scents which evoke the feeling of walking through a summer’s garden, with floral notes of bergamot, elegant Iris and sensual white musk. This range is available in Rocklliffe Hall's Spa Boutique too, so you could even make a spontaneous romantic purchase whilst you are visiting!

5. Jewellery

Again a classic, effortless Valentine’s Day gift idea that is popular for good reason. Jewellery is a wonderful way of symbolically showing somebody you love them and they will enjoy wearing it. Whether it be a necklace or a bracelet, it is sure to be well appreciated by the lucky recipient.

6. Tickets for a surprise romantic weekend away

One of the keys to romance and great relationships is keeping things fresh and exciting. We want to feel like we don’t necessarily know what’s coming next as it keeps us on our toes in a good way and makes things that bit more interesting. If your partner has been talking about wanting to visit a niche French cafe in the city of Paris, book tickets and surprise them with a romantic weekend away, or if they have been dropping hints that there’s a show they would like to see at the theatre or an artist they like is playing a concert this year, get tickets and surprise them! You would be surprised how far putting a bit of thought into something can go. 

So there you have it, a comprehensive guide of fabulous gift ideas for this coming Valentine’s Day! Now the difficult decision will be deciding which one or two to go for! Love, Bilgi  x

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