Today I want to talk about a slightly different type of gift that you could give at Christmas and one that I have enjoyed in the past from my boyfriend - well actually quite a few times now.
I'm talking Spa days and just general being pampered! Rewind three years and I had never been to a spa or even dreamed of enjoying a relaxing weekend away... back then I actually thought relaxing equalled boring. Fast forward three years, I now embrace having a weekend of bliss doing nothing other than swimming, having a massage and lounging about in beautiful surroundings. I put this down to having an older boyfriend and also a busier lifestyle!
My last spa weekend away was at the beginning of February to The Langdale Hotel & Spa (here) in Ambleside, Cumbria (basically the Lake District) all the images above are where we went... just so beautiful and scenic. On a side note - how much does the photo above look like it should be somewhere in America?!
My boyfriend, Tim actually treated me to the weekend away on a bit of a whim because I had never been to the Lake District before and truthfully even the drive there impressed me. All the scenery is just beautiful, driving along side the lakes with the sun beaming through the trees - just perfect and all the little villages are so quint and pretty.
I won't bore you with all the details by my highlights were swimming in the heated pool and sitting in the amazingly hot and very steamy steam room as soon as we got there. Also on the first night we had an amazing three course meal in the restaurant, followed by an equally amazing cooked breakfast the following morning. But most of all I just enjoyed the overall relaxation of it all - the hotel, how quite it was, the settings... and just not having anything to do and no schedule to follow. I definitely feel I am due another break like this soon as I thoroughly enjoy these types of weekends away and feel so refreshed afterwards.
Which is why I feel a Wahanda Spa gift voucher would make for a really nice gift... especially for someone that you know deserves a rest or is one of those people that never stop!
The vouchers range from £25-£200 and can be used in over 900 venues all over the UK which means you are giving the receiver of the voucher the choice to chose where they want to go, when and what exactly they want to spend it on. I know quite a few people this would be good for this Christmas as so many people never have a break or time to themselves these days!
As I have been to a few spas now, one in Manchester, the lake district, a Champney spa and a health spa I am thinking of doing mini reviews on them all - let me know what you think!