Forgetfulness. It happens to us all. Well, some more than others, but who’s counting right? Luckily for the more forgetful amongst us, there are still plenty of ways to pretend you never forgot at all. All hail same day delivery gifts – something the UK is extremely good at.
One of the best ‘get out of jail free’ cards is by buying something that isn’t a present you can physically hold. A holiday for example, or a massage voucher. If the person you forgot to buy a gift for is your wife or girlfriend, well…. you’re going to be in trouble if you don’t get this one right! So if you’re looking to spoil her with a luxury or expensive gift, here are our top picks of romantic same day gifts for her!
What could be more romantic that a sky tour of Central London? This voucher is printable, and you can present it to her on the day. It’s valid for two people, so you get the fun too. You start off in Redhill, Surrey and fly over the beautiful countryside before reaching Central London’s famous skyline of Big Ben, The London Eye, The Tower of London and more. The tour lasts for around 30 minutes in total with about 12-15 minutes in flight.
This one night spa escape in Alexander House has got to be one of the most ultimate same day gifts. Again, all you need to do is print off the voucher and present it to her on her birthday. Then you can spend the day planning when it is you’re going to go. Perfect. The spa escape trip includes an overnight stay, with full access to the facilities including the pool & heat treatments each. On top of that you get a shoulder, neck and back massage, breakfast and a £30 dinner allocation per person.
There is nothing better than a night of fine dining. Add in Gordon Ramsay’s name and you’ve instantly made the night a super hit. This voucher is for two people to eat a scrumptious dinner made by the team from the man himself, Gordon Ramsay. This exclusive Michelin star restaurant serves French food with a bit of Asian Inspiration.
Have you ever heard of the Spitbank Fort? It’s the epitome of luxury. A man made island built in 1878 to protect Britain from invasion, it has since been turned into a boutique hotel out in the middle of the Solent. It doesn’t get much better than this! When you arrive at the departure lounge, wait in style with tea and coffee – or some whisky. When you arrive, relax a little and then get a fully guided tour of the fort followed by a champagne reception and canapes in the Crow’s Nest. An evening meal is included, and you’ll get to sit down and relax for a the nice break you both deserve.
This gorgeous hotel was featured on Channel 4’s show, Hotel GB. This ultimate luxury package is the perfect romantic getaway. Each room in this hotel is named after an iconic song and each room is totally unique. You’ll be able to choose from one of the four loft suites – whichever one best suits your tastes. Each suite has an incredibly plush Vi-Spring mattress, a large living area, 32″ flatscreen TV, iPod Dock, coffee & tea facilities and an incredible Grohe drench shower. You’ll get a welcome pack as well on arrival to ensure your romantic getaway is absolutely perfect. Stick on the Do Not Disturb sign and you basically will never need to leave the room at all.
This awesome voucher entitles the two of you to return tickets to Paris, where you’ll be treated to a 3 course dinner and a show for two at the Moulin Rouge. Ultimate romance at the most famous cabaret performance in the world – what could be better? Bear in mind the voucher doesn’t contain any accommodation, so you’ll have to find the perfect hotel to go alongside that as well. Simply purchase the voucher, print it out and pop it into a lovely envelope with a card. She’ll love you for it!
If the Moulin Rouge isn’t your thing, how about return tickets to Paris that include a gorgeous cruise down the Seine River? You get on by the Eiffel Tower around 12.15 and start the trip down the gorgeous Seine. A singer and a musician on the boat sing famous songs and provide cultural commentary as you drift on down the river past the Notre Dame, munching on a four course French menu and sipping on some white wine. You’ll get back to the pier at around 2.30pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to do some more sightseeing in the afternoon, or stay the night as well.
This spa week away at Champneys Tring is definitely going to win you a lot of points. This is one of the UK’s best spas, which is inside an old Georgian style mansion that previously belonged to the Rothschild family. With 170 acres of gorgeous land around you which instantly inspire the theme of the week: holistic wellbeing. Over your stay here you’ll get usage of the indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, a whirlpool, tennis courts and you’ll also be able to join one of the twenty fitness & wellbeing classes they hold each day. There are also a range of treatments included with this package, including a health appraisal and skincare analysis, three lifestyle seminars, three massages and two facials, three ‘Thalassotherapy’ pool sessions (a mineral rich pool with hydrotherapy jets in to both stimulate and tone your muscles – a great treatment for cellulite, arthritis and muscular or joint pain), as well as a scalp massage and a body wrap. In shorter words, you’ll be treated to the ultimate blissful week in a location enjoyed by the likes of celebrities!
If you’re looking for something a little bit more adventurous, how about the world’s highest skydive? Set in Devon, you’ll be taught all the ropes before being taken up in the sky. Once up there, strap yourself in and your tandem partner/trainer will do the rest. Once you jump out, you’ll be free falling for almost two miles! After the two mile mark the parachute will pop up and you can peacefully glide back down into the countryside for the last mile of your decent. It’s the ultimate trip of your lifetime and something that will definitely never be forgotten. You can also get DVD footage of the journey or photos as well.
This awesome experience is available in two locations, Reading and Tattershall. Once you get up to the lake, present your gift voucher and you’ll be issued with a wet suit and life jacket. Once you’re set, you’ll be shown by an instructor how to maneuver the machines safely. If you go to the Reading location, you can choose from a Jet Bike, Jet Ribs and Jet Skis. In Tattershall you can only choose the Jet Ski itself though. Once you’re confident enough in your learning you’ll be escorted to the race track, where you can speed back and forth on your own and feel the adrenaline of going so fast in water!
And finally of course, no romantic celebration is complete without red roses. The perfect romantic same day gift for her, this gorgeous bunch has 50 large headed red roses, decorated with some palm and steel grass. Order with Interflora before 3pm on the same day, Monday to Saturday and you’ll get the flowers delivered on the same day. If you’re particularly late, just blame the florist! She’ll never know!
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, don’t forget to check our our same day delivery gifts page for a collection of retailers who can still deliver a gift today.