With Christmas a distant memory, the next exciting holiday for couples is Valentine’s Day! This worldwide celebration of love has been around since the year 469 and originated from a Roman festival celebrating the beginning of Springtime. These days couples all over the world celebrate with flowers, cards, chocolates and romantic gifts. This year make your Valentines one to remember by using our very special romantic gift guide to spoil the man in your life.
Something he’ll use:
While we all love flowers and chocolates, they only last a certain time before they are gone. This year why not spoil the special person in your life with a gift that will last, the gift of pampering. Many men are notoriously bad at looking after their skin, preferring the easy road of using shower gel as a hair and beard wash too! If your partner has some impressive facial hair, you might like to encourage him to take care of it using a beard grooming kit. Alternatively, you could treat them to some good quality moisturiser and skincare products to encourage him to keep his handsome face looking as fresh as the day you met.
Something to experience:
It’s always great to get gifts but the most valuable present you can give to your other half is an experience they’ll never forget.
Depending on his taste, that might be tickets to an upcoming concert, a driving experience, a hot air balloon ride, tickets to see a film he has been looking forward to, a visit to a local brewery or a tourist attraction he has been talking about; the possibilities are endless. You could also give him a One4all gift voucher, allowing him to choose to experience something he really wants, eliminating the stressful guesswork for you!
Something to keep forever:
If you celebrate Valentines in a big way and buy expensive gifts, you might decide to invest in something he’ll love and cherish forever. If your other half likes cycling – invest in a bike, if he likes gaming – perhaps a new console or our personal favourite, why not buy him a new set of golf clubs. If he’s a beginner, a baseline set would set him off on the right track. Someone more experienced will appreciate a more bespoke set of clubs tailored to his game. Failing that, a new golf bag, maybe one with a monogram, would be the ideal accessory. Check out local custom pro shop David Lewis Golf for expert advice.
Something he’ll love:
Another gift he will love, to tie in with his love of golf, is a membership to a golf club with some of the best views imaginable. Tulfarris Golf Club is a championship, lakeside, 18-hole course, perfect for competitions and lazy Sundays enjoying a round. Our location on the banks of the Blessington Lakes is ideal for those wanting to escape from it all and perfect for the man in your life to unwind. When you sign up for our annual golf club membership, your other half will also enjoy 3 complimentary green fee vouchers and discounted annual membership to Osprey Leisure Club for a supplement of €200 per person.
Something for both of you:
One romantic gift idea that never goes out of fashion is a night in a luxury hotel. Spend some quality time in each other’s company and enjoying the style and comfort of one of the gorgeously decorated rooms in our 4-star Wicklow Hotel. While you’re here, treat yourselves to a meal in The Lime Tree restaurant where all of our food is lovingly made using the freshest produce from organic and local suppliers. Finish your evening with a walk around the gorgeous grounds, admiring the view of the Blessington lakes and rounding off nicely with a nightcap from the newly refurbished Elk Bar. The best part is, it’s a gift for you both!
If you’d like to book your stay in our Wicklow Hotel or play a couple of rounds here, contact our friendly team today. Make sure you are enjoying our best available rates by checking our website for our exclusive special offers, not available anywhere else. We look forward to welcoming you both for a romantic getaway in Wicklow.