Staying connected with family and friends is always important with the Christmas season giving an extra opportunity to show our appreciation and care for the people in our lives. After the challenging times experienced in 2020, thoughtful and meaningful giving is a way to spoil loved ones as well as feel closer regardless of the distance.
This festive season is very different to other years and many people are looking for ways to personalise their giving. CNBC reports this sense of intentionality saying, “In a time of social distancing, financial hardship and illness from Covid-19, online searches and purchasing patterns indicate that holiday shoppers are seeking meaningful gifts.”
At The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens we are always focused on the importance of people spending time enjoying activities and making memories through fulfilling experiences. In this post, we have put together some ideas for how to give thoughtfully this Christmas with tidings of sentimental, generous and personalised presents. These gifts are about sharing lovely items to enjoy now in combination with the treat of something to look forward to in 2021 with the themes of escape, travel, indulgence and celebration. All of the gifts shared in this guide can be purchased through The Dunloe’s online Gift Shop so you can find everything for your loved ones from the comfort of your own home.
The gift of a hotel escape is seriously special and gives the recipient something wonderfully relaxing to look forward to. The beauty of an accommodation voucher is that it combines a hotel break with bed and breakfast plus all the magical touches of a five-star resort in a sublime location on the Ring of Kerry. With a range of different packages to choose from, there’s an accommodation experience for every person on your list with overnight stays through to a family room so everyone can get away to enjoy The Dunloe’s family-friendly offerings. These accommodation vouchers can be paired with a surprise of a bottle of champagne sent to their room as a welcome gift when they check in.
Pampering loved ones is one of our favourite parts of the festive season. Giving someone an unexpectedly luxurious gift is a guaranteed way to ensure they receive a comforting, blissful and celebratory present. What’s more, a gift of a hotel stay reflects them and can be personalised for their circumstances. We love the idea of gifting from the range of The Dunloe’s special offers that are available. You could give a babymoon for expectant parents, a minimoon to newlywed or engaged couples, or a pamper package as an extra caring touch. We especially love the gift of a special offer because they combine so many of the exceptional offerings of a five-star hotel getaway so there’s an incredible surprise at Christmas and again when they arrive for their stay. This is a truly extraordinary gift to receive so we recommend combining it with a themed accompaniment such as a book about Killarney’s wonders including the awe-inspiring Gap of Dunloe.
Shop the entire selection of The Dunloe’s Special Offers here.
Stocking stuffers bring nostalgia to every Christmas morning and a monetary voucher says, “Treat yourself”. Vouchers such as this can be used at your loved one’s discretion and depending on their personal preferences which makes the gift that much more thoughtful. A monetary voucher for The Dunloe can be used in all areas including accommodation and dining meaning they are able to have a discovery experience of our award-winning hotel. Monetary vouchers are that special something for every person so you can give these to a corporate client or even as a wedding gift for a loved one. If the recipient is missing spa treatments, you can always combine their voucher with some gorgeous products from their favourite line, or a committed golfer might like a guide to Killarney’s courses before they experience the links.
Shop The Dunloe’s Monetary Voucher range here.
The thoughtfulness of experiential gifting is meaningful for your family, friends and colleagues with them able to enjoy both a luxury getaway with the added bonus of gift vouchers supporting businesses. The personalised aspect of hotel gifting also gives loved ones something to look forward to and The Dunloe team welcomes bookings for our reopening in Spring-Summer 2021 from 22 April onwards.
Until we see you back at The Dunloe in 2021, we wish you a happy Christmas and new year, plus you can plan your own Spring-Summer visit to the hotel and gardens for a staycation or even a wedding now!go back