Ushered in by scented pine trees and a flurry of snowflakes, nature is at its most beautiful over the festive season. With a nod to future-proofing the planet and in the spirit of gifting, we have created a sack brimming full of earth-friendly gifts that will create memorable moments for the next generation.
Whether it’s a wooden friend for life, a new skill or wonderful childhood memories, choose from endearing yet sustainable presents at Rocco Forte Hotels the little ones will cherish – for Christmas and beyond.
Swinging into Christmas
Lovingly created by UK toy-maker Plaay? from sustainably-sourced oak, supple leather and a sprinkling of love, our wooden monkey Albermarle is not only a special gift, he is also a regular guest at Brown’s Hotel.
Alby isn’t your typical monkey. He tried his hand at swinging through the trees and realised it wasn’t for him, he prefers the tunes of the piano in The Drawing Room. Besides, if he ever misses the jungle, he can sate his appetite at our Jungle Book Afternoon Tea, designed with children in mind.
When you arrive for your family escape, Alby will be there to join you in your spacious Interconnecting Family Room. If you can’t bear to lose his company, visit our online store or speak with our Concierge and we’ll send Alby to accompany you home.
We were all teenagers once and we know it’s not always easy to be one. Score brownie points by giving them a break from studying with an invitation to our soothing spas across Europe, from The Balmoral in Scotland to The Charles Hotel in Munich, where special treatments are tailor-made for teens.
Using Irene Forte’s natural planet-friendly products, a spa day makes the perfect sustainable gift. Our teen facial is perfect for young skin and if they’ve made plans with their friends for New Year’s, they’ll want a perfectly polished manicure.
Just put it down to experience
The memories of our childhood are ones that stay with us forever. Hotel Savoy, in Florence, has partnered with Very Important Kids to design thrilling experiences for families, inspiring kids to explore their surroundings while nurturing a love of the great outdoors.
For the bravest of the bunch, the little ones can become spies for the day, searching through Florence hunting for hidden clues and valuable treasures. They may discover they have a talent for it. After all, James Bond was once young too. To make lifetime memories, talk to our Concierge at Hotel Savoy, and they’ll put the perfect family experience together for you.
Buonissimo Italian cooking for kids
Inspiring a love of creativity in the kitchen, give your child an inspirational masterclass at the Culinary School at Verdura Resort. They can look forward to learning how to make Sicilian classics such as pizza, pasta and delectable pastries.
With all the ingredients sourced from our very own organic farm on site, the cooking classes offer children a valuable life skill, instilling a love of nature and nurturing their culinary interest. Flipping parenting on its head, you could return home to discover your children have prepared a delicious dinner for you.
With spacious and interconnecting Family Suites, Brown’s Hotel in London, The Charles Hotel in Munich and Hotel Savoy in Florence are just three of our hotels which offer the perfect spot to wake up and exchange gifts on Christmas morning.