Tis the Season to Be Merry (and Shop)


Shopping image 1 picjumbo
Image courtesy of picjumbo

Whether it fills you with wonder or worry, Christmas is upon us again and that means Christmas gift shopping. Whether it’s looking for something a bit different for a loved one, finding the perfect present for the mother-in-law or gifting yourself that LBD for your Christmas party – tis the season to be merry, and, of course, go shopping.


A special Christmas Shopping Gift from our friends from Boden 

15WAUT_COVER9_M01_429_HAIRSHADOW copy.jpgWhat a better way to take the stresses out of Christmas shopping this year by giving your family and friends a gift voucher experience from the collection of luxury hotel and resorts at www.whatireallywanted.com. But there’s more. We have also teamed up with our friends at Boden to offer all our customers a special 10% off Boden goodies as well as free delivery and returns, meaning you can get crossing off those names on your Christmas gift list without having to leave the house. Simply make your purchase on www.whatireallywanted.com.and we’ll send you the promo code to use on Boden.co.uk.

Now the Christmas shopping for friends and family is in hand, why not treat yourself to a bit of R&R with a Christmas shopping break for yourself before the festive season is upon us. Take a look at the best of our hotels, ideal for a spot of retail therapy and of course, a gift voucher experience from www.whatireallywanted.com.

voucher_68f03ff0-7981-4015-a9ee-0911266ce085_SmallWhether it’s a trip of discovery and delight to a new city or somewhere closer to home, www.whatireallywanted.comhas all bases and places covered. Why not visit the old Roman city of Chester with its charm and quaintness while moseying along the shops in the city walls with a stay at the Chester Grosvenor or the boutique Chester Oddfellows.

Or head to the home of one of the largest shopping emporiums in the North West, The Trafford Centre, as well as a host of city centre boutiques and high street names with a visit to Manchester. Choose from staying in the heart of the city, at the Edwardian Radisson Blu, located in the former Free Trade Hall. Known as the hotel of music, you will join some of the greats such as Winston Churchill, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd and the Sex Pistols who have been hosted there over its history. Or if you fancy a more contemporary feel, stay at The Lowry, Chapel Wharf, on the banks of the River Irwell and where Salford meets Manchester.


If you looking for choice, cosmopolitan cafes and culture then it has to be London Town. Be treated like a royalty, by staying just 10 minutes away from Buckingham Palace at The Athenaeum, boasting to have more movie star guests than the Beverly Hills Hotel lounge. Alternatively, opt for an overnight stay at One Aldwych, in the heart of London’s West End, treat yourself to one of their delicious cocktails in its seriously stylish lobby bar before dining at some of the best restaurants in town.

Whatever you favourite capital city haunt is www.whatireallywanted.com has a range of gift voucher experiences for luxury hotel resorts and spas located across London. Whethehotel_bab76049-55f5-4317-aa68-75cd2af01428_Galleryr it’s hitting the shopping mayhem of Oxford Street, going west in Kensington’s boutiques or even taking in an early dinner and show after your shopping extravaganza in the heart of Piccadilly’s Theatreland, London has it all. Choose one of family of Radisson Blu’s luxury London hotels including locations in Oxford Street, Marble Arch, Bloomsbury, Tottenham Court Road, Kensington, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Canary Wharf or if you need to take quick flight, Heathrow.

Fancy somewhere a little different? Why not visit the out-of-this-world hotel The Aviator in Farnborough. Only a 35 minutes train journey into London Waterloo, you can experience the timeless glamour of one of its indulgent sky suites while still getting into London during the day to find that perfect outfit for Christmas day.

Outdoor shop.jpg

If London feels a little daunting and you fancy a bit of sight seeing in the lead up to the festivities, then why not visit the Victorian grandeur of The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne? Affectionately known as the White Palace, you can stroll along the promenade relaxing before the Christmas chaos kicks in. Or the sea and sights of Brighton, with a visit to the infamous Brighton Grand hotel? Or maybe try the cobbled streets of Guildford, renown for its choice of luxury and high street stores with a stay at the Radisson Blu , only a couple of miles off the M25.

Wherever you choose to shop, www.whatireallywanted.com range of gift voucher experiences of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, ensure your Christmas will be very merry indeed.

www.whatireallywanted.com Top Christmas Shopping Staycations

  1. The Athenaeum, London
  2. Radisson Blu, Oxford Street, London
  3. One Aldwych, London
  4. The Grand, Eastbourne
  5. Aviator, Farnborough
  6. Chester Grosvenor, Chester
  7. The Grand, Brighton
  8. The Lowry, Manchester

* Terms & Conditions: All What I Really Wanted purchases made before 23:59 on 6 December 2015 will receive a Boden promotional code within seven working days of your purchase for you to use on Boden.co.uk before 18 December 2015. The promotional code can only be used once per customer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s