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10 Fantastically Unusual Christmas Gifts for Her

Shopping for a great gift for your wife or girlfriend or mother or sister or friend or colleague can be a nightmare. Luckily for you, the Fitzwilliam Hotel is here to help with 10 of the most unusual, brilliant, best Christmas gifts for her this year. These are not simply Christmas present ideas, they’re Christmas gifts that are also experiences.

Read on, and you’ll see exactly what we mean:

1. Afternoon Tea

Now here’s a treat – a fabulous afternoon tea for two or three or four at the Fitzwilliam Hotel. We have a uniquely contemporary twist on an old Dublin tradition that she and her friends will love, see the picture above. Especially after a day working the city centre shops. Book afternoon tea online with our Inn on the Green team or call +353 (0) 478 7000.

2. Fitzwilliam Hotel Gift Vouchers

A voucher for the Fitzwilliam Hotel can be spent any way the guest likes – Overnight accommodation, dinner, lunch, breakfast, drinks or beauty treatments – you’ll give them the gift of choosing whatever they want for themselves. You’re a genius. Take a look at our Fitzwilliam Hotel Gift Vouchers online starting from just €25, email the voucher to her directly if you need a last minute Christmas gift.

3. Spa Treatment

Spirit Salon at the Fitzwilliam Hotel is one of the best luxury spas in town: From facials to body wraps, waxing to massage or just your nails, book a private consultation with Ursula and your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, friend or colleague will be in very good hands.

Christmas Gifts for Her

4. Dance Classes

More fun than yoga. More interesting than running. Easier to practice than the gym. If, like a lot of women, she likes to dance, then why not give her dance classes as a Christmas present? In Dublin, try Just Dance or Dance Ireland.

 5. Flowers

No, not just flowers (that would hardly be a suggestion that the Fitzwilliam Hotel would make now would it?) but flower arranging classes! There are lots available all over in Ireland but if you really wanted to make it special, send her here overnight too and she can really enjoy herself. See The Flower School or Blooming Amazing for your nearest class.

6. Moonlight Kayaking

Now here’s something completely different: Take her on an amazing, romantic and unique evening or night-time river trips along the River Liffey and see Dublin City from a “whole new angle and in a completely new light”. See City Kayaking for more.

7. Cocktail-making

Here’s one where everybody wins: Cocktail-making lessons. run classes all over Ireland but Google is your friend and will find one near you. Dublin has lots of them, as you’d expect, so you could go with her, take the class together and stay over in absolute luxury. Sounds like the perfect night…

cocktail making

8. Make-up Masterclass

You would be amazed how well received a gift of a professional make-up class will be. Take a room at the hotel and we’ll organise a top make-up artist to come to the hotel to show her the ropes. Or, if you prefer, check out the three-hour masterclass from Make Up For Ever.

9. Personalised Jewellery

If she likes crafts and jewellery she’ll love a jewellery-making class at The School of Jewellery Ireland. Book a class online for a one week, weekend or even one-day course.

10. Candles or soap

Another great idea: A candle-making or soap-making class! A lot of craft companies will come out to you (or to us) while others run workshops at their premises. Either way, it’s a great excuse for a girlie get-together.

So there they are, 10 delightfully unusual Christmas gift ideas for her. The really good thing is that all of them can be organised from your desk, in minutes, online or through us. If you need any other suggestions, just ask one of our concierges – they have a long tradition in making people very happy.