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April 3, 2019

Buyagift, delivering happiness

Everyone likes a surprise, a treat a little bit of romance…unexpected. Buyagift make dreams come true thousands of people each week receive the gift of a life time from a loved one or colleague, but each experience is unique. Buyagift offer a range of gifts, and the great experiences they deliver to their customers keep them coming back for more. Everyone wants to feel appreciated Buyagift have made people create memories that will last for a lifetime. With over 500,000 gifts sold a year, Buyagift deliver happy memories to thousands! Buyagift offer experiences for everyone; driving, day’s out, food & drink, spa & beauty, short breaks, adventure, flying, a gift, a smart box, all celebrations are covered with Buyagift a dream come true.

A small sample of the Buyagift experiences

Stuck for what to do on Valentine’s Day, Birthday celebration, Anniversary it’s easy to buy something but there is something special about a candle lit dinner for two. Buyagift offer Gourmet Dining; Three Courses and champagne for two at Galvin at the Athenaeum Hotel in the heart of luxurious Mayfair a unforgettable fine dining experience at Galvin at the 5-Star Athenaeum Hotel in London’s Mayfair. Galvin a Michelin-starred French-inspired cuisine crisp, chilled glass of champagne. From duck liver parfait, red onion marmalade and brioche to risotto of Dorset scallops, courgettes and tarragon, this gourmet treat is sure to excite your taste buds. Buyagift Champagne and dinner at Galvin at the Atheneum

A Romantic day out; The View from The Shard for Two. Imagine holding your loved one tightly on the UK’s tallest building, the highest viewing point in London, The View from The Shard will take your breath away. The observation platform in the state-of-the-art 360-degree with breathtaking views across the city. The skyline features some of the many historic and famous landmarks from a bird’s-eye view, including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London. Buyagift View from The Shard for Two

Buyagift offers romantic getaways…how about Eurostar to Paris and Lunch Cruise for two. Let Buyagift transport you and your loved one to the city of love. Treat someone special to this lunch cruise in Paris for the ultimate romantic day trip after an early Eurostar train from St Pancras, you’ll board your boat near the Eiffel Tower and your journey down the Seine will take in Notre-Dame and give you the unique perspective of seeing the city from the water. A delicious three course lunch of French cuisine will be accompanied by plenty of wine, as well as a Parisian soundtrack and commentary provided by the musician and singer on board. You’ll be back at La Tour Eiffel in time to browse the shops before hopping back on the Eurostar for the relaxing journey home, it will be a day trip to remember. Buyagift Eurostar to Paris and lunch cruise for two

The Buyagift Champneys Experience

The once Rothschild family-owned estate located in idyllic Hertfordshire countryside is accessible in less than 45 minutes on the train from London Euston. Champneys Tring is the flagship resort and Britain’s original health spa going since 1925. Champneys Tring has moved with the times offering a variety of innovative yet traditional spa treatments, recent additions include the relaxation hideaway, manicure and pedicure salon and the Marine and Wellness Spa. the first of its kind in the UK. Whether you are looking for a spa indulgence, pampering treat or to whip your body into shape; at Champneys there is something for everyone.

Champneys is set in 170 acres of beautiful parkland and offers; Marine and Wellness Spa, Relaxation hideaway, 62 treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure salon, hair salon, boutique, 25-metre swimming pool, hydropool and whirlpool, sauna and steam room, plunge pool, ladies’ laconium heat room, infrared booth, indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, Gym and workout pad, fitness studios, two tennis courts, table tennis, bike hire, medical centre, reading centre and music room. Champneys offers everything you need for escapism.

We decided to take the car so we could take in the idyllic scenery on our trip to Champneys Tring. Driving through the twists and turns of country lanes we arrived at the idyllic Champneys Tring the Downton-esque driveway was the perfect movie scene. I could feel the weight of the week dropping off me. We were warmly greeted upon arrival, they were expecting us! The allocated room was simple offering countryside charm with a modern twist, all rooms include complimentary bottles of water and Champneys bath products. In the room were the famous white bathrobes and flip flops, we didn’t hesitate to get undressed put on our bathing suits to sit back, relax and enjoy the Buyagift spa experience. Champneys have their own range of spa treatments products along with other well known brands, so offer treatments to suit all needs. The spa offer a fantastic menu of spa treatments to detox, de-stress and invigorate. The treatments are designed to target wellbeing concerns, muscle pain, stress relief, relaxation or balance. The spa also offers a variety of spa maintenance treatments such as gel manicures and pedicures and many more.

The Spa Experience

The Spa offers many options with an atmosphere that commands you to relax, de-stress and be prepared to be rejuvenated. We helped ourselves to a glass of iced lemon infused water, perfect to prepare our selves body for our treatments and hydration. The spa facilities include hydropool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. There was a relaxation room, with a strict no noise policy and a ban on phones or electronic devices, the perfect place to detox from life and it’s noise. The room was filled with perfectly positioned water beds with blankets, I tried to read but my body naturally fell into a tranquil relaxing sleep. In the corner of the room is a Jacuzzi with lights surrounding that changed colour and the cutest hanging hammock style chairs. We reluctantly left the relaxation room. We washed down using the powerful shower and headed to the sauna and steam rooms. My favourite feature was a large hydrotherapy pool, with the most romantic waterfall feature total heaven on earth. We tried all the features of the spa, it was such a therapeutic experience.

The Spa Treatments

The spa therapist was friendly and very knowledgable, the chosen treatments were; Champneys full body exfoliation and relaxing facial. The full body scrub was invigorating and left me feeling renewed. The therapist treated me to the most heavenly foot massage to help stimulate the detox process. The second treatment was a personalised relaxing facial. The therapist was asked questions to find out what type of skin regime was followed. The facial was a combination of cleansing, toning and moisturising whilst been extremely relaxing. The therapist finished with a head massage the experience was heavenly. Following the treatments we felt rejuvenated, detoxed and ready to experience what the night had in store.

Champneys Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch

We were greeted by the host for the night and given recommendations for food and wine. We decided to order a bottle of Prosecco and review a crafted menu using the finest locally sourced produce. We had worked up an appetite during the day, so were eager to order.

We were served customary bread with balsamic vinegar and oil (also offering Gluten Free options) while we decided on our food selection. We chose our starters; Sweetcorn and parsnip soup, light and flavoursome. Mains; Lamb Shank with creamed mashed potatoes and sweet potato wedges the lamb literally melted of the bone and was seasoned to perfection. We found space for dessert Blueberry Pavlova, sweet and delicate. Roasted Pear with toasted pine nuts and maple glaze the courses had all the right textures and flavours for an enjoyable dinning experience. The next morning we were served with a hearty breakfast with so much choice, fruits, yoghurt, full English, oats, fresh juice the list was endless. We decided to use the spa facilities one last time and take a stroll around the beautiful grounds. We worked up an appetite and were treated to a nutritional hot and cold buffet lunch before our sad departure.

The conclusion

Buyagift surpassed all of our expectations, the booking was effortless and the Champneys Tring experience was as expected a perfect combination to relax, experience great food and de-stress in beautiful surroundings.

Buyagift is a ‘must’ to book gifts, dining experiences and retreats away, for any celebrations. They offers the most unique experiences that will definitely leave a lasting memory that will stay with you for years to come. To purchase a Buyagift Champneys outer click here

Written by Rene Byrd for Luxuria Lifestyle International

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