Christmas Gift Guide 2019

01 December 2019

The perfect Christmas gift for …. the busy mum

Nestled in the New Forest, New Park Manor is a luxury hotel and spa – the perfect spot for a tranquil escape from busy life. Easily reached from Southampton, New Park Manor is just minutes from the A35 on the outskirts of Lyndhurst.

The magical spa has a heated pool with beautiful views of the surrounding New Forest woodland, chance to relax in one of the three thermal rooms or unwind in the outdoor hot tub with a glass of bubbles. The spa at New Park Manor offers a range of luxury Elemis treatments by skilled therapists including facials, manicures and massage.

The Indulge and Soothe Spa Day is the perfect Christmas gift to help tired mums feel sparkly and refreshed; the package includes a 55 minute treatment, afternoon tea and use of the facilities for £95pp.

The perfect Christmas gift for… the green finger enthusiast

Looking for a thoughtful gift for someone who loves wild blooms this Christmas? Have a browse of The Flower Shop Southampton Christmas Collection for inspiration. Carefully crafted in our flower shops in Southampton, our expert florist team lovingly create showstopping Christmas bouquets and wreaths using seasonal stems and foliage.

One of our bestselling festive floral bouquets this year is the Christmas Cracker hand-tied. Created using striking red lilies, red roses, red carnations and red spray chrysanthemums with a hint of gold eucalyptus and pine for luxurious texture.

Flower delivery is available same day across Southampton and surrounding local areas including Bitterne, Chandlers Ford, Bassett and Eastleigh. Need flowers delivered further afield? The Flower Shop Southampton can arrange nationwide flower delivery - so no matter if your loved one is miles away this festive period, you can still send them warm Christmas wishes with beautiful flowers.

The perfect Christmas gift for …. the foodie lover

Know a MasterChef in the making? Sharpen their culinary skills with a cookery class at Lemon & Soul in Southampton. They offer a fab selection of masterclasses for 2020 including Thai, bread baking, Persuian and Sushi making, with expert training from a qualified chef and high quality kitchen setting.

Prices for cooking masterclasses at Lemon & Soul start from just £75pp.

The perfect Christmas gift for… the fitness fan

After a gift for a fitness lover? Run on down to Alton Sports in Eastleigh (just 2 minutes down the road from our flower shop in Eastleigh!), whose friendly team can offer guidance on the latest sports gadgets, accessories and sportswear. Alton Sports was founded in 1999 and has grown to be one of the leading independent sports retailers in the South. Specialising in running, they also stock other sport equipment including netball, rugby and tennis.

A great gift for a runner is this Polar GPS Watch which tracks heart rate, pace and distance so they can monitor their running performance easily. Stylish and practical, these watches are designed to help runners devleop and imporve their trainign technique.

The perfect Christmas gift for ….the wild child

A meaningful gift this Christmas perfect for animal lovers (of all ages!), Marwell Zoo offer 1 year animal adoptions for our furry, fanged or feathered friends! From giraffes and red pandas to sloths and penguins, you can choose their favourite animal to adopt online. Included in the adoption is an adoption certificate, one day pass to the zoo and recognition on the adoption board by the enclosure.

Standard adoption starts from £50 for 1 year. You can order online up until the 17th of December to ensure Christmas delivery, or pop by the zoo in person to pick up the gift.

The perfect Christmas gift for ….the happy couple

Why not treat a happy couple to a Christmas gift experience they can enjoy together? Hampshire Wine School based from their HQ in Eastleigh run a wide variety of wine, beer, rum and gin tasting experiences throughout the year.

Held at local venues in Southampton and Winchester, prices for experiences start from just £25pp - and with a Christmas Gift Voucher they can book a time and date that suits them.

The perfect Christmas gift for …. your significant other

Voted one of the top Independent Jewellers in the UK and winners of Best Customer Experience 2019, David Mellor Family Jewellers is the top choice in Southampton for choosing a special sparkly Christmas gift for your loved one. We love this gorgeous gold-plated flower necklace from the Kit Heath range!

The team can expertly guide you through their extensive range of jewellery and watches, or browse and order online from their website. Thinking of making your gift extra special? Ask about engraving options to truly personalise the Christmas present for your other half.

The perfect Christmas gift for…. sentimental grandparents

Robin’s Nest Emporium have an Aladdin’s cave in Southampton full of unusual treasures and homeware. With free parking, you can happily browse the store for hours, grab a cup of tea and slice of cake from their coffee shop and discover their ever changing stock – and they have Christmas goodies and decorations in stock too!

With a gorgeous range of seasonal candles, china mugs, scarves and trinkets, you will be sure to find the ideal Christmas stocking filler or gift for favourite grandparents. Robin's Nest Emporium is just a few minutes from the M27 at Shirley, and another store at Fareham.

Christmas Gift Guide 2019