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Take The Stress Out Of Gift Giving This Year With Marygreen Manor Gift Vouchers

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Be extra popular under the mistletoe this year

It’s that time of year again when it can be easy to get caught up in the search for the ideal gift. Your mind is in a whirl as to whether your mother will love the cashmere sweater or whether your brother really will love the video game you bought him. What many don’t understand is the fact that your search isn’t just about buying a present, it’s about buying a present that not only makes the person receiving it happy but avoids any serious dents in the bank at the same time.

 

Would you believe a number of studies actually support the notion that spending money on people makes you happy, so if you’re planning on buying a few presents (for others) this year then you’re well on your way to a happy Christmas. The best thing you could therefore do is ensure the stress of gift giving is completely removed and for that, we have a few suggestions.

 

Create memories and buy experiences as opposed to things – one of the greatest gifts in life can be receiving a truly meaningful experience. The reason for this is actually down to the fact that people adapt to things. Yes, that new iPhone was so amazing when you first got it last year but now it’s just slipped into every day life. What was an amazing gift is now looking past its sell by date and about to get thrown in the trash to make room for the next model. This gift will be forgotten however an experience is a different thing entirely. An experience can be absolutely anything such as a gift voucher for a wonderful meal in our stunning Tudor Restaurant to a night in one of our luxury suites. A gift like this not only strengthens your relationship through the simple act of spending time with one another and doing things together but it will also create some wonderful memories too. These experiences can be shared and savoured. You’ll enjoy these memories and relive them for years to come.

 

Gift cards aren’t the enemy – for one reason or another, people fear the gift voucher. For some, a wash of guilt rides over them the moment they purchase a gift card. The fear of being perceived as impersonal can become too much but oh how times have changed. One study concludes that by enjoying the experience with the person in question, you’re not only making the gift super personal but you also get to see them enjoy it. You also get to completely eliminate any stress usually associated with gift giving which, let’s face it, is worth its weight in gold.

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Have a Merry Christmas here at the Marygreen Manor

Here at the Marygreen Manor, we offer a range of different gift vouchers that’ll not only help eliminate any possible chance of stress but will also offer some rather luxurious experiences for you and your loved ones. If you’d like to sweep that special someone off of their feet and whisk them away for a luxury stay in our deluxe suites then you could always opt for our Deluxe Accommodation For 2 Guests gift voucher. This offers an overnight stay and a full English breakfast the very next day. If you’re looking for something a little extra special then why not opt for our Gourmet Get-Away for 2 Guests. This offers accommodation, a 3 course a la carte dinner with wine as well as a breakfast the following morning. Our range of gift vouchers also include options to enjoy our world famous Afternoon and Celebration Teas so no matter who you’re buying for, we’ll have something that’s guaranteed to make them smile like a Cheshire cat this Christmas morning.

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Are Gift Cards The Best Gift All Round?

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Marygreen Manor Gift Vouchers Are The Gift Of Choice

We all love our own birthday that’s for sure. We wake to a myriad of phone calls, text messages and even messages across our social media channels wishing us an amazing day. We’re then showered with gifts and generally spoilt rotten for the day. As a gift receiver, the day couldn’t be better but as the gift giver…well that’s an entirely different story. For the vast majority, it means a day of walking from one shop to another in a desperate attempt to find something that won’t only make them smile with joy on their special day but screams, “I know you so well”. Is that really the best thing to do though?

Let’s just all put our hands up and admit it: Gift vouchers are quite possibly the best gift you can get someone. Now before you begin to choke on your very British tea wondering who, other than a distant relative would you purchase a gift voucher for, we’re here to tell you that gift vouchers are the way forward. According to some of the most recent
statistics, 84% of people have received a gift voucher or a gift card and 72% have given one. By the end of last year alone, billions of dollars had been loaded onto gift vouchers making the case against them weakening by the day. Statistics have even shown that well over a third of consumers would choose a gift card as their present showing that the so-called novelty of a gift hasn’t worn off and shows no signs of doing so.

The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t matter just how much time we spend shopping for the special present, the vast majority of us (a whopping three out of four) will get it wrong. Faced with these sorts of statistics, it makes perfect sense to opt for a gift voucher. That’s before we even discuss the benefits of giving someone an experience rather than a materialistic object that remotely represents their likes for instance, “Here, I bought you a Minions ice cube tray that you’ll never use simply because I know you love the Minions.” How does buying an inanimate object that they’ll never use say, “I value our friendship so much”.

Considering the lack of enjoyment they’ll receive, the amount of stress you’ll inevitably go through and of course the environmental impact all those discarded gifts will have, it makes perfect sense to give the gift of an experience with a gift voucher. Not only do they abolish all gift-giving anxieties and any pretentions declaring you’re so confident in your relationship with that person that you have nothing to prove, but it also gives you both the chance to experience something together and create memories that will last a lifetime. For all those that consider giving a gift voucher to be anything but thoughtful, in a day where people often work two jobs just to get by, giving the gift of your time is the best gift of all.

Marygreen Manor Gift Vouchers Create Memories

With that special someone’s birthday getting closer by the day, give yourself a break from the stress and anxiety and opt for a Marygreen Manor Gift Voucher. You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many different options to choose from including Afternoon Tea for one, two or four guests, Celebration Tea experiences and even a Champagne Afternoon Tea. You can also treat your loved ones to a Gourmet Get Away or A Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Experience for two. If you’re still struggling to decide just what it is you’d like to get them then you could always opt for the safe option and purchase gift vouchers in a domination of your choosing for any of our hotel and restaurant services here at the Marygreen Manor. That way, they decide just how they’d like to spend them and whom they’d like to take too. Give the gift of time and memories with Marygreen Manor Gift Vouchers.

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