i-on Gift Guide: Top gifts for pampering

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When you're lacking inspiration on the old gift buying front, our specially-curated gift guides are so good they'd make even the Christmas elves proud. This week, we've picked out the best treats for those in need of a little pampering...

Taylor Ferguson

Taylor Ferguson

Get a new 2019 look with the £99 festive special at Taylor Ferguson, one of 'the' places to go for hair. For pamper me-time, the package includes an expert consultation, ladies cut and blow-dry, conditioning treatment and professional make-up. Vouchers available at 106 Bath St, Glasgow, or online at taylorferguson.com

GlamCandy

GlamCandy

Gift a girl the way to a new look this Christmas with a make-up masterclass. The expert make-up artists at GlamCandy host a two-hour masterclass full of professional tips on everything from flawless skin to evening glam. Book a space by emailing: bookings@glamcandy.co.uk, Tel: 0131 225 6478 or visit glamcandy.co.uk

Archerfield

Archerfield Spa

Vouchers for the luxurious Fletcher's Cottage Spa are always going to be a winner. They can be used on any of the unique and bespoke treatments, start from just £50 and are valid for 12 months. Fletcher's Cottage Spa, Archerfield Estate, Dirleton, EH39 5HU, Tel: 01620 897 580, archerfieldhouse.com

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

Thinking ahead to 2019 health kicks, Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival (26/27 January) features talks and classes from world-class experts covering fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and emotional wellbeing including Jack Monroe (Cooking on a Bootstrap), Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim, BBC's Dr Rangan Chatterjee, yogi Cat Meffan and HIIT pilates with Hollie Grant. edinburghwellbeingfestival.com

Le Monde

Le Monde Hotel

Le Monde hotel transforms into a magical Winter wonderland over the Christmas period, ready to host your party lunches, party nights, private dinners and a Hogmanay celebration. It's a great spot for all occasions in 2019 too so gift vouchers to spend on dinner, drinks, or an overnight stay is a real treat. 16 George St, EH2 2PF, lemondehotel.co.uk

The Principal Hotel Grand Central 

The Principal Hotel Grand Central

A Glasgow institution, the Principal Grand Central Hotel is known for its heritage and hospitality. Choose between dining vouchers for lunch or dinner at Tempus restaurant, an afternoon tea or Champagne experience in Champagne Central or a luxury overnight stay. 99 Gordon St, G1 3SF, Tel: 0141 240 3700, thegrandcentralhotel.skchase.com

The Principal Hotel Charlotte Square

The Principal Hotel Charlotte Square

A hotel in Edinburgh's West End is the perfect base for a fun-filled night or a relaxing weekend spa break. And The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is so sharp and stylish you'll never want to check out. Spoil your loved ones with a gift card to spend towards an overnight stay, a delicious dining experience or a relaxing spa day. 38 Charlotte Square, EH2 4HQ, Tel: 0131 527 4655, charlottesquare.skchase.com

The Principal Hotel Blythswood Square

The Principal Hotel Blytheswood Square

For a ticks-all-boxes gift, vouchers for Glasgow’s only 5 star hotel may be the way forward. to be used on spa treatments, Champagne afternoon tea, fine dining and innovative cocktails or an overnight stay in the heart of the city. 11 Blythswood Square, G2 4AD Tel. 0141 248 8888, blythswoodsquare.skchase.com/vouchers

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

The gift of good taste comes in the shape of a specially-curated Harvey Nichols Christmas hamper (from £50 to £500). The Winter Warmer (pictured) is filled with artisanal treats including mulled wine, cranberry and orange-stuffed Italian panettone, and caramelised almonds, £85 with free delivery.30 -34 St Andrew Sq,EH2 2AD, harveynichhols.com

Restoration Yard

Restoration Yard

Gorgeous views, fizz and cake - all in a luxury Afternoon Tea experience at Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park. Enjoy dainty cakes, sandwiches, scones, mini fishcakes and haggis bon bons for £18pp/ £23.50pp with a glass of Prosecco. To buy vouchers for Afternoon Tea, Tel: 0131 322 2575. Dalkeith Country Park, EH22 1ST.

Heritage Portfolio

Heritage Portfolio

Anybody who likes good food will love to receive gift vouchers for a Heritage Portfolio masterclass. The experts and lovers of all things foodie are running a Beer and Cheese tasting masterclass in January and a Gin and Chocolate one in February, in some of Edinburgh's most beautiful venues. Tel: 0131 555 2229 or book online at heritageportfolio.co.uk/vouchers/aficionados

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