Shop and Gift Local in the New Forest: Christmas presents for the hotel enthusiast

Discover the Perfect Gifts at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa and The Montagu Arms Hotel

Winter Wedding at Careys Manor

The festive season has officially begun!

We have officially reached the festive season, so if you haven’t already, it’s time to start your Christmas shopping! If you happen to have a hotel enthusiast, foodie or spa-seeker on your list, there are plenty of local experiences for them to enjoy – why not give the gift of a memorable day out?


When gift shopping this year, look no further than Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa and its sister hotel the Montagu Arms. Both hotels and the award-winning SenSpa are situated in our picturesque New Forest, with Careys located in Brockenhurst and the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu. Here’s a breakdown of our recommended gift ideas from each hotel for that special someone:

1 - The Gift of Quality Time

What could be more indulgent than an afternoon tea at Careys Manor or the Montagu Arms? With both hotels boasting luxuriously delicious afternoon tea menus - traditional and champagne options available - this gift is perfect for the sweet-toothed friend or the mum who’d love the gift of spending some quality time together over a cuppa. At Careys Manor Hotel, tuck into an Afternoon Tea in their flagship restaurant, Cambium: Careys Manor Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher. And at the Montagu Arms, savour a quintessentially English afternoon tea, with the celebratory addition of English Sparkling Wine to really make the experience: Hattingley Valley Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher.

2 - The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

If you’re gift-hunting for someone you know would love a break but never gets around to booking that holiday, why not treat them to a cosy and luxurious staycation not too far away from home? A Bed & Breakfast Gift Voucher is perfect for unwinding and escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life – even for just one night! With elegant rooms, exceptional service and a hearty New Forest breakfast to start the day, a Bed & Breakfast gift voucher for the Montagu Arms Hotel is the perfect indulgent gift to ensure they get a peaceful getaway.

3 - The Gift of Mouth-watering Meals

Both Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa and The Montagu Arms offer a choice of excellent dining experiences, making it easy to find the perfect voucher for the food lover on your list. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two, a family celebration, or simply an evening of fine dining, Careys Manor has three restaurants on-site, all of which offer delectable 3 course dinners to create lasting memories. From the elegant Cambium restaurant, offering a fusion of seasonal flavours using locally sourced ingredients, to the atmospheric Zen Garden Thai restaurant and the relaxed French brasserie and bar Le Blaireau, you are truly spoiled for choice with dinner at Careys!

Over at the Montagu Arms Hotel, the characterful Terrace restaurant invites your loved one to savour every bite of their exquisite meal. Gift vouchers are available for a 3-course dinner at the Terrace, where richly comforting dishes are crafted with care and served elegantly, and also at Monty’s Inn – the hotel’s classic New Forest pub – where homemade heritage cooking is at its best.

4 - The Gift of Relaxation

Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with a Spa Day gift voucher at award-winning Thai Spa - SenSpa, located within Careys Manor Hotel. With vouchers available for full days and half days in the spa, you’ll leave your loved one with no excuse but to take some much-needed time out to focus on themselves. From tranquil pools and warming saunas to serene relaxation areas, SenSpa offers the ultimate spa experience. Help your loved one escape the stresses of daily life and immerse themselves in a haven of serenity and indulgence.

5 - The Gift of Pampering

If you know someone in need of a little TLC, a Spa Treatment gift voucher for SenSpa is the perfect gift this Christmas. From soothing massages to rejuvenating facials and invigorating body scrubs, these vouchers allow your loved one to choose the treatment that suits their desires and needs. Indulge them in a world of wellness and let them emerge feeling renewed and revitalized.

6 - Monetary Vouchers to Choose Their Own Experience

If you are unsure of which hotel enthusiast gift would suit your loved one best, or you would rather give them the flexibility to choose their own experience, consider a monetary gift voucher. Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa and the Montagu Arms both offer monetary gift vouchers, allowing the recipient to tailor their gift to their own preferences, and giving you the freedom to buy a gift within your own budget. Whether they choose a weekend away, a spa treatment or a dinner for two, you can be guaranteed they will be impressed by such a thoughtful and unique gift.

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa luxury spa hotel in Brockenhurst and The Montagu Arms Hotel charming country hotel in Beaulieu - part of Greenclose Hotels group

From royal hunting lodge to state-of-the-art spa, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa is steeped in history and keeps its rich heritage at heart. The Montagu Arms is an elegant hotel situated in a quiet corner of the New Forest with a timeless English garden. Both belonging to the Greenclose Hotels group – a collection of family owned four-star hotels and a luxury five-star spa.

Visit Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa website here

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