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Christmas Shopping? Here Are The Best Gift Ideas For 2015

Some people are easy to shop for at Christmas. Others, not so easy. If you’re planning to go shopping in Dublin and you’re looking for Christmas present ideas then read on. We’re not talking about the usual Christmas presents here, we mean special, unusual, unique, thoughtful ideas for Christmas for family and friends and even for colleagues and staff. After all, this is the Fitzwilliam and we’re far from ordinary.

So here it is – the absolute ultimate Christmas shopping list:

1. Gift Vouchers

 What is the perfect Christmas gift? The gift of choice, of course. A Fitzwilliam Hotel gift card lets them choose whatever they want: An overnight stay, dinner, drinks, a treatment or a little bit of everything. Vouchers start from just €25, buy your gift card online or with our front desk team. 

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2. Cookery Classes

The perfect Christmas gift idea for the chef in your life: A day or an evening learning how to put heaven on a plate with Dublin Cookery School or Donnybrook Fair. Italian, Thai, wholefoods… add another string to their bow with this fabulous gift.

3. Personal Shopper

Christmas in Dublin is busy, naturally, but imagine if you had your own personal stylist to help plan everything. Or a personal shopper in Brown Thomas to help you find exactly what you want. We can help you to arrange an incredible shopping experience for you – just ask.

4. Segway Adventure

This is a brilliant way to see Dublin City, Phoenix Park, the Docklands or even further afield. Segway Adventures Ireland will pick you up from the hotel and drop you back after an exhilarating day on this incredibly fun mode of transport.

5. Special Day Out

This is a personal favourite: Think about the person for whom you want to buy a special gift. Now, plan their perfect day (and night). Work out the sort of things they like to do and we’ll help you to plan a day full of them followed by a night with us. Massage, hair, nails, sporting event, VIP shopping, theatre, movie, concert, gourmet food… together we can plan and book everything.

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6. One Night Of Peace

We all know someone who could do with a night of complete peace in utter luxury – yes, away from the kids. Why not give them a night with us? We’ll take extra special care of them from the moment they arrive with a room upgrade, dinner for two in Citron restaurant and breakfast in bed. What an amazingly thoughtful gift, you clever thing you. Take a look at our hotel special offers for some ideas.

This year it’s less about physical Christmas presents and more about experiential gifts. If you’re looking for more ideas for experiences like these to give as gifts, watch this space or ask our concierge the next time you’re in.