The Best Christmas Gift For That Friend Who Loves Luxury

Encourage wanderlust with this Christmas gift.

Their next vacation will be their best one yet (all thanks to you).

Heads up: Christmas is creeping up, and there's still no genie to grant you all the best ideas on what to buy as gifts. But when there are those who seek luxury on your list, fear not.

We all have that one friend who is exudes luxury and self-care. You know the one, they're constantly going for the latest facial or who can't stop talking about that time they stayed in the most luxurious of Irish hotels. Not only does it make you wonder how they can afford all those trips and just how many vacation days at work they have, but it also makes you think twice about what to get them for Christmas.

Material gifts are always fun to unwrap, but studies show you may feel like your money is better spent on an experience. (We also like the idea of not having to dedicate an entire day to wrapping gifts). Picking and choosing the right experience gift for a loved one is easy with Ireland's Blue Book. 

Whether they're outdoorsy or prefer a full day at the spa, you'll find a destination that packs several into one. There are also a few suggestions that will get the whole family moving. Plus, you can even gift them something they can share...with you.

WHAT IS IRELAND'S BLUE BOOK?

Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and
Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for your romantic escape or weekend retreat. Also included in the collection are five of Ireland’s finest Michelin star restaurants.

WHERE CAN I VISIT USING IRELAND'S BLUE BOOK?

Ireland's Blue Book offers the perfect places to switch off and escape from it all, 56 to be exact. For those desiring a more active break, there is fishing, golf, cycling and equestrian pursuits. Included in the collection are some indulgent spas for those looking to be spoiled.

Just some of the many hotels within the collection include:

  • The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
  • Park Hotel Kenmare, Co. Kerry
  • Glenlo Abbey, Co. Galway
  • Hayfield Manor, Co. Cork
  • Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny
  • Ballyfin Demesne, Co. Laois
  • Gregans Castle, Co. Clare
  • Dunbrody House, Co. Wexford
  • Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork

And it's not just overnight breaks Ireland's Blue Book specialises in, they also offer the perfect places to wine and dine. The restaurants within the collection include: 

  • L’Ecrivain, Dublin
  • Chapter One, Dublin
  • Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin
  • Campagne Restaurant, Kilkenny

WHAT DOES AN IRELAND'S BLUE BOOK VOUCHER ENTAIL?

Often seen as a less than personal choice, gift vouchers get a bad rap but not when Ireland's Blue Book enters the equation. Giving someone the gift on experience in one or more of Ireland's romantic country houses, historic hotels, castles and restaurants is the most thoughtful gift of all.

An Ireland's Blue Book voucher gives the choice of elegant Georgian Manors, Stately Castles, Historic Hotels, Luxury Boutique Hotels, Designer Lodges and gourmet restaurants meaning this really is a gift everyone will enjoy. 

Vouchers are available in denominations of your choice from €100 upwards and may be used as payment or part payment for a stay or a meal in any Blue Book House or Restaurants. Vouchers come in a gift folder along with a complimentary copy of the Blue Book.

What's more, you can arrange for an Ireland's Blue Book voucher to be sent directly to the giftee. Oh, and they never go out of date meaning if your friend or family member is not just a luxury seeker but a forgetful one at that, a Blue Book voucher really is the perfect gift. 

WHERE CAN I BUY AN IRELAND'S BLUE BOOK VOUCHER?

Simply visit the Ireland's Blue Book website to purchase a gift voucher.  

Whether they are foodies in search of destinations that’ll satisfy their appetite or someone seeking a scenic retreat, an Ireland's blue book voucher is the perfect Christmas gift.

For more information or to purchase gift vouchers call 01 676 9914 or visit their website. 

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