The first twinkling lights are beginning to line the streets, the Christmas adverts have hit our TV screens and it’s just about acceptable for shops to play Christmas songs. Yep, it’s that time of year people. And with the tell-tale signs that Christmas is just around the corner comes the annual conundrum of Christmas shopping!
Working at Superbreak, I get weekly tip offs about our best deals of the moment, so I’ve compiled this Christmas gift guide, packed with bargain short break experiences all for under £95pp. There’s something for everyone from your 9 year old to your Nan, so get browsing and start your stress-free Christmas shopping today!
ONE FOR THE SHOPAHOLIC
Not many UK shopping centres can rival the mighty Trafford centre, and with this hotel deal you’ll be just a 13 minute drive away. The £20 voucher can be spent in any shop in the Trafford centre, and the afternoon tea is a perfect way to relax after shopping til you’ve dropped. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving!
ONE FOR THE ADVENTUROUS TYPE
Not only is this amazing offer jam PACKED with luxurious extras, the inclusive return ferry crossing to Calais provides the perfect day trip with a twist! Experience what it’s like to visit France in a day and explore the quaint old town of Calais as well as its lovely beaches. I still can’t believe the price of this deal – Magnifique!
ONE FOR THE KIDS
3* Hotel + Disney on Ice at the O2 Arena London + Thames river cruise
from £62.50pp / £125 for two
Disney on Ice hits the London O2 Arena from 26th December – 5th January so it’s perfect timing to treat the kids to an exciting post-Christmas break away. The kids will love seeing their favourite Disney characters come to life on Ice and it is the perfect option the whole family can enjoy. From £62.50pp, you can stay at the funky 3* Ibis Styles London ExCel just a stone’s throw away from the O2 Arena.
ONE FOR THE ROMANTIC RETREAT
4* Redworth Hall, Durham + 2 nights + Dinner on the 1st night
from £79.50pp / £159 for two
I’ve experienced a stay at this hotel and I can honestly say, the food is fantastic! (Read about my foodie break to Redworth Hall here). Imagine a roaring fire, sumptuous rooms and fine dining all housed in a magnificent castle. 2 nights and a dinner here is enough to make any couple fall in love all over again.
ONE FOR THE CULTURE VULTURE
4* London hotel + tickets to Vikings Life and Legend + Thames River Cruise
from £65.50pp / £131pp
The Vikings are landing at the British Museum from the 6th March 2013 for the first major exhibition in 30 years. Recreating a brutal world of warriors, seafarers and conquerors as well as telling the epic tales of real Vikings, this interactive exhibition is sure to wow even the most highbrow of history lovers. Better still, the night in a 4* hotel is included in the price, making for an all-round slap up break!
ONE FOR THE THRILL SEEKER
3* York Hotel + 2 Nights + York Dungeon Tickets + Full breakfast
from £85pp / £170 for two
Thrill seekers will love the spooky and historic town of York, and the York Dungeons is the perfect place to discover York’s gruesome past perfectly. As the home of Superbreak HQ and my home town, I know York better than most, and would definitely recommend a city centre ghost walk as well for the ultimate thrill seeker break!
ONE FOR THE DRAMA QUEEN
3* London Hotel + Matilda Theatre Tickets + River Cruise
from £83pp / £166 for two
A London theatre break makes for an amazing winter getaway, and this special offer makes it totally affordable! Matilda The Musical is one of the West End’s newest theatre shows which has scooped up the highly prestigious Best New Musical Olivier Award 2013. Wickedly entertaining with a super catchy set of songs written by comedian and musician Tim Minchin, it’s loved by both adults and children.
ONE FOR TOTAL INDULGENCE
4* Gleddoch House Hotel Glasgow + 2 nights + Afternoon tea
from £59pp / £118 for two
For a luxurious break in the heart of Scotland, look no further than this fantastic Gleddoch House deal. Indulge in the inclusive Afternoon tea experience and make most of the hotel’s facilities including spa, championship golf course and indoor pool. The River Clyde is a short walk away and the hotel stands in 360 acres of stunning grounds. Bliss.
Has any of the deals featured taken your fancy for a Christmas gift this year? Are you still after some further inspiration? Leave a comment in the box below and let me know!
All offers available 30th April 2014
Prices correct at time of publishing