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Small but inventive luxury holiday gifts for your loved ones

With Bonfire Night and the Thanksgiving celebrations behind us, the festive holiday season is truly upon us – and in the UK the shopping frenzy has already begun. If you have a lengthy list of gifts for loved ones this Christmas, the task of keeping everyone happy might seem daunting, especially with less than a month to go until the day itself. Some family and friends can be infamously difficult to shop for, so do not hesitate to think outside of the box.

Here is our recommendation for unique, but petite, gifts to suit every budget, with no compromise on that luxurious feeling.

Dinner for Two

It is often said that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach – and this is certainly the case during the holiday season! There are bound to be some foodies in your life, so why not give them the gift of gourmet this year? Once you have investigated their favourite restaurants and cuisines, book them a table and pay the bill in advance. Or, why not book a table for yourself and your loved one, allowing you to spend a luxurious evening together and combine your gift with some quality time.

Friends living in a different city to you? You can still take them for dinner – simply get them a gourmet restaurant gift voucher so that they can still enjoy your thoughtful present with someone who lives a little closer to them.

A Personalised Calendar

Nothing signifies the start of a new year like getting (and filling in) a new calendar. This is the perfect gift for those people in your life who like to keep things neat and organised, or perhaps those who are juggling a lot of tasks at work and could use some help to keep everything under control.

For a more personal touch, consider ordering a deluxe personalised photo calendar. Showcase your favourite memories with your loved one from the past year (and years gone by!) in an incredible, personalised calendar that will remind your friend or family member of all the good times in 2018. There’s no greater luxury than customisation!

Unique Tasting Masterclasses

Chocolate and alcohol are two of the most indulgent gifts – so for a completely unique gift, why not treat your loved ones to some elegant tasting classes? You can sign up for a class at the school of chocolate, which promises a fun evening tasting different varieties of chocolate and learning how to make chocolate from cocoa beans from scratch. This shouldn’t be overlooked as a possible gift for children, as there are also chocolate workshops available just for the little ones; sure to be an educational experience they would like!

If you are looking for a gift for adults who are partial to a tipple with their desserts, seek out a wine and cheese tasting adventure. Depending on your budget, an experience like this could be enhanced with a visit to a local vineyard. For something a little more dynamic, why not sign your partner and yourself up for a cocktail masterclass – you can both take your new mixology skills home with you and get to reap the benefits of making the cocktails by drinking the result!

Whether you are on the hunt for a small Secret Santa gift at the office, or looking to treat your better half to an unforgettable gift, there are always options that can show you gave it some thought and went the extra mile – all in the spirit of the holidays.