The most romantic gifts for couples
Valentine's Day gift guide
Valentine's Day gift guide
From an enchanting getaway in Edinburgh to our luxurious Irene Forte Skincare Travel Kit, there are myriad thoughtful ways to show your significant other gratitude this Valentine’s Day. Here are some of our most unique experiences and personalised present ideas.
An enchanting getaway can help you rekindle your romance and create a deeper connection. That’s why at The Balmoral, right in the heart of Edinburgh, we offer couples the opportunity to book a Weekend Indulgence for Two, which includes an overnight stay in one of our elegant Executive View Rooms on Friday or Saturday as well as a delicious, full Scottish breakfast at Brasserie Prince, a chic restaurant with soft leather banquettes and panoramic views over the city. You can also opt to savour your breakfast together in the comfort of your room, surrounded by striking artworks.
Each of our concierge teams can help organise the most romantic experiences. Travel to Florence where to glide down the Arno river on a private traditional “barchetto” boat. Here, we can also organise a private visit to Italy’s renowned “Queen of Embroidery”, Loretta Caponi’s atelier, for you to admire handmade lingerie and choose your own personalised and customized nightwear in Caponi’s own vintage prints and styles. Whichever city you choose to visit, simply ask our team for inspiration for your next romantic proposal or Valentine’s day treat.
Relaxing spa days
Our tranquil spas across Europe offer you and your loved one a sanctuary of calm, fitted with impressive facilities and rejuvenating treatments using natural ingredients from our organic farm on the island of Sicily. Immerse yourselves in the natural beauty of Verdura Resort together and see where we farm the purest ingredients for Irene Forte Skincare products, or visit one of our urban retreats in the UK or Germany for an extravagant Champagne Afternoon Tea Spa Day to enjoy a 60-minute spa treatment of your choice — such as a soothing hot stone massage or a detoxifying seaweed body wrap.
Choosing gifts that are personalised, practical and unique needn’t be a challenge. We have curated a selection of thoughtful items that are destined to delight. A lovely gift that your loved one will treasure is our limited edition silk scarf, which was exclusively created by Emilio Pucci and the master craftsmen of Italy's Lake Como area, and depicts the historical Piazza della Repubblica which our Hotel Savoy overlooks.
Irene Forte skincare
Remind your loved one to take time out for themselves, with our curation of pampering skincare sets, suitable for any beauty lover. If you’ve booked a holiday to look forward to, you can spark the excitement with our Irene Forte Skincare Travel Kit, a luxurious box containing six regenerating essential products including Almond Cleansing Milk, Pistachio Face Mask and Sustainable Italian Olive Wood Spatula.
Gifting experiences is a way of spending quality time together and creating long-lasting memories. From savouring carefully-crafted cocktails in the stylish Donovan Bar in Brown’s Hotel in London to indulging in a four-course à la carte dinner in Hotel de Russie’s Secret Garden in Rome, there is a special Forte Gift Certificate for everyone.
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