For Christmas 2020, thoughtful and intentional giving is one of the ways that people can feel connected with loved ones despite enduring distance. Taking the time to plan presents that reflect the recipient and their wishlist helps with closeness and reminds us of what is at the heart of our relationships even when gift giving is happening from afar.
Gift giving is always about finding the right gift and Ard na Sidhe Country House Hotel knows firsthand how special it is when someone receives a package that’s perfectly ‘them’. A gift that considers the individual recipients in terms of their dreams, desires and needs is always important because it shows that the giver knows the person. This year, this exact principle is the overriding theme of Christmas gifts with this summed up perfectly in the Etsy marketplace’s holiday campaign tagline, “Gift Like You Mean It.” While this trend makes sense in every season, extra thoughtfulness is an added layer of meaning again in light of postponed celebrations not to mention the missed birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and christenings of 2020. Taking the time to find a gift that will make up the distance and the ongoing challenges of the past year is all about reflecting on the recipient or recipients in order to bring them comfort both now and into the new year.
Ard na Sidhe’s holiday gift guide is about gifts that strike the heartfelt balance of spoiling someone you love, giving them something to look forward to, and offering them a magical escape. In this blog, we give you three fantastic ideas to treat and comfort your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. 2020 is all about gift packages that combine vouchers to somewhere out of this world with all the trimmings of merrymaking, relaxation and exploration. All of the Ard na Sidhe vouchers in this guide are online in the Gift eBoutique so you can effortlessly shop for every person on your list.
The gift of a break somewhere spectacular and secluded is surely at the top of everyone’s list and not just Ard na Sidhe’s. This is a gift that anyone would happily receive and is a joy to give as well. An overnight stay in the heart of the Ring of Kerry is a gift not just of genuine kindness but absolute bliss in award-winning accommodation. With a range of different vouchers including two night getaways in either the Main House or the Garden House, we’re certain that this ticks all the boxes for a decadent, elegant and unique gift. Until your loved one can book in for their gift, why not present their voucher as a package with an artisanal treat from one of Sneem’s producers or perhaps some timeless Irish linens to emulate the aesthetic of Ard na Sidhe.
The gift of an experience is the sweetest gift of all and even sweeter again when it incorporates delicious treats. While we adore giving a dining voucher, an afternoon tea is more classy and offers a nostalgic touch to ensure the lucky recipient will enjoy an idyllic time resonant of old-world luxury. Ard na Sidhe’s Irish afternoon tea is famed as one of the Ring of Kerry’s most delicious and sumptuous. Our afternoon tea in an exclusive location brings exquisite treats, the finest teas, and a breathtaking vista together for a romantic occasion in the historic manor or on the outdoor terrace. Giving this gift is a wonderful way to acknowledge a loved one and will combine gorgeously with a range of themed items before they can visit for afternoon tea. We think a beautiful plant would accent the scenic theme of the sublime Ard na Sidhe gardens or a basket of specialty teas with a china cup would be stunning. A gift voucher for afternoon tea is the ideal pampering gift for food lovers, a special outing for a dear family member, or a magical addition to an overnight stay at Ard na Sidhe.
Shop the Ard na Sidhe Afternoon Tea vouchers here.
Thoughtful giving shows a loved one that you’re considering them both during the festive season and in the time after. The gift that keeps giving is often the one that frees them to make their own mind up while helping them feel inspired about their destination. For this reason, a redeemable monetary voucher for a hotel is always appreciated as it gives the person a chance to gift themselves what they would like as well. Looking ahead to 2021, a monetary gift voucher will mean your loved one can visit Ard na Sidhe for a meal in our intimate restaurant or even use their voucher towards a vintage-style staycation here at Caragh Lake. You can complete their gift with another experience in Killorglin or on the Ring of Kerry or try a beautiful bottle of wine for them to enjoy over Christmas.
Shop all Ard na Sidhe monetary vouchers here.
At Ard na Sidhe, we are thrilled to wish you a happy Christmas and send you our best wishes for 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming back our guests on April 23 for Spring with bookings open now so you can start planning your visit to our Country Manor House and Gardensgo back