Christmas made easy with i-on Members' Club
Planning for Christmas is much easier this year. As always, we'll be searching for the
perfect gifts, and just maybe spoiling ourselves in the process. But we'll also be maxing
out on the i-on Members’ Club offers and benefits to help us along the way. Here’s
how editor Jo Morris plans to use it...
Here’s what my perfect week looks like preparing for the party season: I’d start with a full body exfoliation at One Spa followed by a manicure at Now, saving 20%. I book a facial the following day at Sleeping Beauty salon and a free back neck and shoulder massage is thrown in, just because I’m an i-on member. Result! Finally, the piece de resistance on the day of the first party (the i-on Christmas lunch), a cheeky free wash and blow dry at Cheynes. Oh, and a free glass of Prosecco too from the super-friendly team.
I’d also be sure to leave time aside for a day at the shops – not gift buying yet, but a new outfit at Christmas just feels right doesn't it? So imagine my excitement when I see the new offer at Epitome? 20% off for members plus a glass of fizz to go with my very own personal stylist; they had me at hello. Since I’m in the neighbourhood, kind of, I’m going to up-style my sneaks to some seriously on trend trainers at Xile. A pair of the most desirable Adidas will be my gift to self, whilst saving an irresistible 15%.
Holland Cooper, the latest addition to Multrees Walk, promises to update the ‘sexy but classic’ section in my wardrobe. It’s not a huge section to be honest but with 20% off I’m going to work on that, starting with a gilet to die for. And I’ll pay a visit to the guys at 21st Century Kilts. This time it’s for the man in my life who’s desperate for a kilt (or bagpipe costume as he calls it). Well, he is only four but we have some lovely family events coming up so a cool kilt from Howie will be perfect.
CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OUT
I like eating and I like drinking at any time of the year but, add in some twinkly lights and I’m sold. This month, I will definitely be hanging out at the super-chilled hidden gem that is Dine cocktail bar, saving £20 as I sip on their delicious Champagne for just £30 per bottle. I might even indulge in one of the exclusive member cocktails for just £5. Another hidden gem is the Epicurean at the G&V, the Royal Mile’s swankiest hotel; chic, neon and with 20% off all their drinks and snacks, it could be a long night.
Dinner choices abound with a full 20% off at the latest additions to the club, Urban Angel, Leftfield, Stockbridge Restaurant, Tuk Tuk and Malmaison. In fact, it’s going to take longer than the party season to sample all of them so good job the offers run well into 2018. One that I shall be indulging in over Christmas, however, is dinner at Rabble for me and a group of pals. Thanks to my membership, I’ll be the most popular person in the room as they all receive a free glass of Prosecco with dinner.
THE ART OF GIFTING
Black Friday who? Members get discounts all year long and I will be trying to minimise credit card destruction with the following present ideas. The most amazing cocoa rich, handcrafted delicacies in the whole world make ideal stocking fillers or small gifts and with 20% off at Coco, nobody will be disappointed. Cupcakes are my gift of choice when you’re meeting up or need to secret Santa a colleague. You look thoughtful and kind presenting a box of beautiful cakes, and then the double whammy, you help eat them.
35% off gloves and scarves at Belinda Robertson ticks my dad off my list whilst 20% off at Links of London means my partner will be pleasantly surprised this year (even though she has her eyes on the entire shop. Gulp.) And finally I can think of at least 10 people who would fist pump in delight with a bottle of Peatreekers whisky on Christmas morning... and with £5 off each bottle I’ll be happy to oblige.
READY TO PARTY
New for 2017, I’m putting a little joy into that lull between Christmas and New Year by hosting a house party for my favourite people. All I need is Christmas tunes, decorations and of course copious volumes of food and drink. Party food is my favourite. Little delicacies temptingly piled on a plate. Making said delicacies is less of joy however so I’m getting help from the experts. Appetite Direct, Edinburgh’s best caterer will do all the hard work for me and offer 20% off food and drink to boot. I’m also upgrading my Prosecco with the splendid deal from Vino wines; 20% off a case plus 10% off all beer and wine. They’ll even deliver it to my door.
WANT TO JOIN THE CLUB? HERE’S HOW:
For a limited time only you can join the i-on Members Club for just £19.99 for one whole year of offers and access to exclusive i-on events.
You’ll get a digital Members ID straight away, which means you can start using it as soon as you join...