For the 2020 festive season, there is a chance that many of us will be apart from our loved ones making the act of gift giving that much more significant and meaningful. Giving gifts that are considerate and helpful to the recipient reflects the focus on connection after a year where so many people have experienced postponed celebrations and holidays.
For shopping, it can be hard to find the right gift and The Europe Hotel and Resort has put together this post to give ideas from our offerings plus ways you can personalise your giving as well. In terms of shopping, Forbes reports that the push for more meaningful gifts is shown in a DeBeers survey indicating that, “Over half (56%) of those surveyed said gifts should be meaningful and communicate how important and valued the gift recipient is.” Finding ways to give loved ones a future-focused present that they can anticipate is both uplifting and all while enabling that special someone to enjoy the gift at their own pace. At The Europe, the key trends are around escape, travel, dining, luxury, health and self care with these all able to be translated into future experiences.
In this holiday gift guide, we’re giving you ideas for presents and how to add The Europe's gift vouchers to your own Christmas 2020 shopping list! From planning a special getaway, a belated golfing trip, a corporate thank you, a spa staycation at ESPA, or an incredible meal at one of our restaurants, these options will give the gift of Luxury, Relaxed to the dearest people in your life. All of the vouchers shared in this guide are available online from The Europe’s e-gift shop to make your Christmas shopping relaxed and completely secure.
The perfect gift for anyone, a luxury hotel voucher is the epitome of thoughtful giving. The magical combination of an experience for time spent relaxing and luxurious indulgence is truly heartfelt. Try pairing the gift of a hotel voucher with another special something that’s on theme to give a sense of occasion. You could make them a cosily decadent voucher gift pack that includes a stunning Irish ‘The Europe’ lambswool blanket and chocolates or embrace fabulousness with a bottle of their favourite champagne plus their voucher signifying festive celebration. The Europe’s range of hotel accommodation vouchers includes packages for Bed and Breakfast and much more so you can personalise their gift or let them make their own mind up.Shop all hotel vouchers here including monetary vouchers or consider booking a Christmas gift for yourself from our Special Offers page.
One of our favourite Christmas traditions is a stocking filled with sweet and playful presents that surprise and delight. Our ‘The Europe at Home’ boutique gift shop offers a curated selection for you with luxurious stocking fillers that range in value so you can easily tick off your Christmas checklist. There’s something for everyone including the golf pros, writers, travel aficionados, fitness enthusiasts, and homebodies. From the range, our pick is The Europe’s much-loved mascot ‘Bertie the Bear’ who will bring a smile to everyone’s face while making a difference for children in Ireland. This Christmas we are supporting the RTE Late Late Toy Show Appeal for Children’s Charity and all proceeds from the sale of this adorable teddy go to the Children’s Health Foundation, Barnardos and Children’s Books Ireland. Spreading joy and giving back is central to The Europe’s values and we are so proud to be part of this charity appeal. No matter what you end up choosing, all of your must-haves to finish off your shopping are online so you can relax at home by your Christmas tree in the full spirit of the season. Plus, if you’re really stuck for a stocking stuffer for someone who prefers to make their own choice or you need to find a last-minute gift, try a monetary voucher for The Europe to put towards a meal, ESPA visit or mini-break.
Unwinding and rejuvenating is at the top of everyone’s lists more than ever this year with an ESPA at The Europe voucher the ideal gift to pamper and spoil someone. ESPA is a transportative experience in a stunning space meaning you’re giving the gift of a peaceful haven. With a range of vouchers available for ESPA at The Europe, they will be immersed in beauty and serenity designed to treat, restore and promote health. The exclusive ESPA therapies and products give their gift voucher an extra layer of meaning with the holistic philosophies reflecting a desire for them to have a spa appointment that is completely nourishing. We love the idea of presenting their ESPA voucher with a personalised custom robe for their home spa or a gift set of ESPA products to enrich their daily rituals before they visit.
A night off is one of the most generous gifts you can give especially when it can be shared with another person. As a hub for local and seasonal produce, The Europe is known as the leading destination for dining in Killarney with its showcase of stunning Irish ingredients from endemic Kerry produce to artisanal products that celebrate Ireland’s food scene. Both restaurants at The Europe, The Panorama and The Brasserie, are unforgettable from the creative menus to the sublime views matched only by the incredible dishes enjoyed in a five-star setting. The Europe’s dining vouchers are a gift of gastronomy ‒ whether for a passionate foodie, a loyal client, or a loved one you’re spoiling ‒ that are about time spent together connecting over a special meal. To go with this gift, visit our Producers page for inspiration putting together a delicious food lover’s hamper of gourmet treats including one of our bespoke hotel mugs.
Discovering new regions or returning to a beloved place is one of the leading reasons for travel so an accommodation voucher is a gift we highly recommend. A hotel stay isn’t just the gift of time away somewhere truly out of this world, it’s taking time out to exhale, pause and embrace being in a different place designed to be completely blissful. A stay at The Europe is about entering a world away even if your loved one is a local or a frequent guest. Their gift includes breathtaking scenery, understated contemporary luxury that invites them to feel at home, unparalleled resort amenities and activities, and a focus on Irish hospitality. Our accommodation gift vouchers are a Christmas gift idea that tie into the trend of staycations, local escapes or fulfilling a holiday dream at an award-winning five-star hotel. From golfing holidays, spa breaks, minimoons for a couple delaying their honeymoon, or expectant parents, an accommodation voucher with breakfast and dinner included in one of our gorgeous rooms is a gift we’d all love to receive.
Supporting businesses and giving the gift of thoughtful vouchers makes sure family, friends and colleagues can enjoy Christmas again when they book their present with the team from The Europe here to help with any questions you or they might have.
If you’re looking forward to a stay with us in 2021, we can’t wait to welcome you back to The Europe Hotel and Resort! You can plan your visit with our resources including your guide to a 48-hour stay at The Europe as well as our full range of resort activities plus attractions for Killarney and the Ring of Kerry.go back