In case you haven’t noticed, it’s soon to be Christmas! Hopefully the Christmas lights and decorations in the streets get you into the right mood of this festive time of year. So have you made your list for Santa yet? If not, then it’s about time… As much fun as getting presents is, it is also a fantastic feeling if you can play Santa yourself and surprise your loved ones with a brilliant present and see their faces lit up.

Buying presents – the easy way…

A busy time at work can spoil many things for Christmas. You have to get your months work done in less time, work long hours and the thought of throwing yourself into the hectic shopping streets late in the evening, makes you want to crawl back into bed and bury your head. Wandering around for ages on Henry, Grafton or Shop Street without having the slightest idea what to get your best mate, your sister, brother or parents is really not the most appealing thought, after all. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s my proposal: How about you cuddle up on your couch, with a hot cuppa coffee and pick one of my hand-selected Christmas Voucher ideas here! It saves you time and money and most importantly gives you a chance to actually enjoy the pre-Christmas time!

Guru’s Hand-Picked Christmas Voucher

Below I have created a selection of great deals that you can give your loved ones as a present. They range from €59 to €150, ideal for every budget. Your family and friends will love it! It can also be a present for yourself, if you surprise your partner with a romantic weekend getaway. A voucher makes a great present for couples as it gives them the chance to spend some quality time together, something that we all lack of. Whether your family and friends like a rural escape along the Wild Atlantic Way or a vibrant city break to Dublin, Galway or Cork, the vouchers offer an experience for any taste. Now flick through my hand-picked list of Christmas voucher presents and surprise your special someone(s).

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1. Co. Mayo:1 Night incl. Hotel, Breakfast and Lunch for only €69

This voucher brings your friends or family to Castlebar in Mayo. Breakfast and lunch are included, and they will stay in the TF Royal Hotel and Theatre. It is perfect if you can surprise someone who always wanted to travel along the Wild Atlantic Way. The ideal location for getting on the road…

2. Between the Years at Bantry Bay: 3 Nights in Artist’s Cottage with Outdoor Pool for Group of 4 only €150pp

Instead of surprising only one or two persons how about you get your brothers and sisters to chip in and treat all of you to a fantastic family break in an absolutely lovely cottage at Bantry Bay. Simply pick a date that everyone suits and off ye go!

3. Dublin: Half Day Spa Pamper Package for only €89

You know someone who works too hard and lacks the time to treat him or herself to some pampering, then this voucher deal would be perfect! Your friend would only have to invest half a day to get the ultimate spoil-feeling and will be rejuvenated in no time!

4. Renvyle Peninsula: 1 Week in Stone Cottage for Family of 4 only €82pp

Another possibility is getting away from the classic idea of presents. How about you, as a family, just celebrate New Year’s somewhere else and make this the Christmas present to your family. This lovely Stone Cottage in Renvyle will be the ideal place to relax as a family.

5. Co. Cork: 1 Night incl. 4* Hotel, Breakfast and Welcome Extras for only €79

This is also one of my favourite voucher deals. This would really make an ideal present if you want to surprise a couple with a romantic stay in Glenmire in Co. Cork. Breakfast is included and there is hot chocolate and home-made cookies upon arrival. I think that’s enough persuasion ;)

6. Spa Break Limerick: 1 Night incl. 4* Hotel, Breakfast, 2-Course Meal, Spa Voucher for €149

I think this one is the perfect parent’s present! Treat them to a proper pamper break at the fantastic 4-star Pery Square Hotel and Spa and let them forget all worries. Let the family chip in and get them this great voucher!

7. Lisbon: 3 Nights incl. 4* Hotel and Flights for Group of 3 only €117pp

You know a person who had a hard time this year? Then how about you and another friend of yours take this special someone faaar away from all the problems. And you wanted to go on a city break anyway?? Make it a great groupaway to distract your friend and visit Lisbon at the same time. Will be a great experience for the whole group.

8. Co. Carlow: 1 Night incl. Hotel, Breakfast and Dinner Voucher for only €59

This Christmas voucher takes you to Co. Carlow, where you will be spoiled at Courthouse Hotel with Breakfast and another dinner voucher. And the best thing? It is super affordable!

9. NYE Galway 2 Nights in a 4* Hotel & Spa incl. Breakfast, Dinner, Spa Treatment & full use of the Thermal Suite Experience for only €119

Or if you actually have some more money to spend, then I can recommend a voucher for this super special offer. Stay at the fantastic Lough Rea Hotel and Spa and to start the new year all fresh and happy.

Co. Meath: 1 Night incl. 4* Castle Hotel, Breakfast and Dinner + Extras for only €89

You can also make it very special and add that special something to your present. Let the surprised one stay in a castle!! Trim Castle Hotel welcomes guests in County Meath and the highlight. The voucher can be redeemed 7 days a week.

Now I hope you find the perfect gift for your loved ones among all these great deals. If it was still not quite what you were looking for simply comment here and I find you something else! I wish you a merry Christmas and happy present-giving!! :D