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November 29, 2021

There are lots of definitions of luxury but our favourite is to spoil someone rotten with a special treat.

5pm Christmas Gifts has lots of luxury gift ideas ranging from afternoon tea with a view to Champagne getaways in Edinburgh.

Of course, luxury doesn't have to mean expensive. A selection of five cocktails for £18 means you can give someone a taste of the high life without having to tap the oligarch next door for a loan.

2, 3 or 5 Night Luxury Pod Stay with Private Hot Tub for 2 at Pirleyhill Pods, Girvan; from £259

Soak up the views in your hot tub at Pirleyhill Pods.

Soak up the views in your hot tub at Pirleyhill Pods.

What’s the best way to get up close to stunning Ayrshire scenery in the chillier months?

By staying warm and toasty in a cosy glamping pod with your own private hot tub, of course.

This Big Deal from Pirleyhill Pods gives you the chance to enjoy exactly that, so why not escape into the heart of Burns Country soon?

High-end glamping experience

Pirleyhill Pods offer luxury glamping in the heart of rural Ayrshire, with views across the sea towards Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and Northern Ireland.

Surrounded by farmland, each pod offers contemporary features including an ensuite bathroom, kitchen facilities and private hot tub.

There are three pods in total with the ultimate in luxury being the sleek and spacious flagship pod, the Turnberry.

Escape for up to five nights

This Big Deal is for a choice of a two, three or five night stay for two in one of the three pods. It’s available seven days until the end of February.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, WiFi and a welcome pack are all included in your pod.

This is your chance to explore iconic Burns sights like Souter Johnnie’s Cottage and Tam O’Shanter’s farm, as well as hiking and cycle trails, beaches, golf courses and castles.

Plus you’ll have your pick of two fantastic local activity centres offering everything from horse riding to canoeing to quad biking.

Romantic gift idea

Whether you fancy outdoor thrills, intimate beach walks or just popping open a bottle of fizz in a hot tub, Pirleyhill is for you.

So why not unwind together in a luxury pod, explore the very best of Ayrshire and make a few special memories in the process?

Browse more info and buy here.

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay in Garden View Room with Dinner & Arrival Drink for 2 at Ardanaiseig Hotel; from £120

Ardanaiseig Hotel has a refined charm.

Ardanaiseig Hotel has a refined charm.

Long ago, high on Ben Cruachan, an ancient Celtic Goddess had a magic well of youth. But one night it spilled down the mountain, creating Loch Awe.

She spent thousands of years wailing in despair until one day a stunning hotel called Ardanaiseig opened on the loch’s shores. She promptly checked in, enjoyed a night of luxury, and cheered up straight away.

Okay, so maybe we made that last bit up. But it is true that a little luxury can go a very long way.

With this in mind, why not surprise your loved one with this 5pm Big Deal for a romantic stay in Ardanaiseig Hotel?

Luxurious stay

This Big Deal is for a one or two night stay for two in a lovely double Garden View room with a mulled cider on your arrival. It is available seven days a week until 31st May 2022.

Breakfast is included as well as a three course set menu meal for two. Dinner will be on the first night if you choose the second option.

Tranquil rooms

With this Big Deal you will have the treat of staying in a double Garden View room on the ground floor, perfect for relaxing and enjoy Ardanaiseig’s lovely grounds.

The rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV with Freeview channels and a DVD player, complimentary WiFi, two fluffy bathrobes, luxury Arran Aromatics toiletries, a hairdryer and an iron with ironing board.

There will also be a well equipped hospitality tray that includes infusion teas, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits as well as Scottish still and sparkling waters.

High-end dining

The acclaimed restaurant at Ardanaiseig is known for its fabulous cuisine, meaning that you can look forward to a dining experience to remember.

You will be sampling three courses from the set menu. Choices change seasonally, but mouth-watering mains might include the pan-roasted duck breast, the pork belly with haggis bon bon, the pan-fried brown trout and, for veggies, the open ravioli of wild black garlic mushroom.

Happy guests

Ardanaiseig Hotel has earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Here is one of many recent rave reviews, edited for length:

‘Alluring hotel within picturesque surroundings. This exquisite hotel is right on the edge of the beautiful Loch Awe… the inside of the hotel is like a palace with very affluent decor but still manages to give a cosy, comfortable feel with stunning views of the loch and surrounding forests and gardens. I’ll definitely be making this a regular getaway spot, although next time I think it will be with my boyfriend as it’s also quite a romantic setting. I cannot recommend this place enough.’

Romantic getaway on Loch Awe? Find out more and buy here.

2 Week Route 66 Road Trip from Chicago to Los Angeles with Accommodation & Car Hire, from £1,399 per person

Fancy a fortnight of big skies?

Fancy a fortnight of big skies?

‘Get your motor running, head out on the highway…’

Ever fantasised about going on a classic American road trip of deserts, diners and distant horizons?

If so, you’ll know that there’s only one road that really matters – Route 66, baby. This Big Deal gives you the chance to take this legendary journey from Chicago to LA, with flights, hotels and car hire included…

Experience Route 66

Nat King Cole sang about it, John Steinbeck worshiped it and for decades, adventurers across the world have dreamed of it.

Now you can experience the 2278 miles of Historic Route 66 for yourself with this Big Deal.

Fly out from Glasgow or Edinburgh (or another city) for an epic 14-night road trip, including accommodation and car hire.

Starting at downtown Chicago and ending at Santa Monica pier in California, you’ll stop at a different landmark destination nearly every night.

See the iconic side of America

Experience Chicago, St. Louis, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma City, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Las Vegas and Los Angeles on one thrill-packed fortnight.

Travel through the ‘Breaking Bad land’ of Albuquerque, try your luck in the casinos of Vegas and watch sunset on a California beach.

En-route, check out sights as jaw-dropping as the Grand Canyon and as quirky as The World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole, while eating out in retro diners and roadside bars.

All accommodation will be three or four-star and you can adapt the itinerary to suit you. It’s your adventure, after all…

Book your dream trip

This Big Deal offers a once in a lifetime chance to experience what’s arguably the world’s greatest road trip.

It’s time to hit the gas pedal, feel the wind in your hair and head off on a true adventure…

TripAdvisor praise for Route 66

‘Should be on everyone’s bucket list before it disappears! This I feel is a must for everyone in terms of nostalgia, history, nature and just good old road trip experiences that are now lost in these days…’

This Big Deal is perfect for anyone who wants the luxury of taking a fortnight to explore America's iconic Route 66. Get into gear by buying now.

1 or 2 Night Stay in 3* or 4* Central London Hotel + Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios Tour with Return Coach Transfers with, from £169 per person

All aboard!

All aboard!

A wave of the wand and ‘Big Dealissimus’.

OK, no actual witchcraft may have been involved in bringing you today’s Big Deal, but it does promise to be a magical experience for anyone who has ever had an interest in JK Rowling’s bespectacled hero.

This Big Deal from offers central hotel accommodation in London and entry to the acclaimed Warner Bros Making of Harry Potter studio tour.

It’s an unforgettable treat for Potter fans and your central accommodation offers the opportunity to enjoy the big city sights.

Magic and adventure

The Warner Bros Making of Harry Potter studio tour is a must-see, going behind the scenes of the global smash-hit movies – it offers insights into the invention and inspiration that brought Rowling’s characters to the big screen.

For your base in London you can choose from a one or two-night stay in a central 3 or luxurious 4 star hotel, with breakfast included.

Return transfers between London Victoria and Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios are included, travelling in an air-conditioned coach.

The offer is priced per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Central hotels

Enjoy your London stay with central accommodation in excellently-rated 3 and 4 star hotels, all giving the option of twin or double rooms, en-suite facilities, WiFi and a hearty full breakfast for each guest.

Pick a comfy 3-star or stylish 4-star getaway at a top name hotel such as Hilton, Holiday Inn or Crowne Plaza.

And if that wasn’t enough, a cheeky £5 Amazon voucher will be thrown in too.

Studio wizardry

The Warner Bros Studios the Making of Harry Potter tickets offer an amazing up close and personal experience for children and adults alike.

The experience includes a tour of the studios where you can be part of the very same sets used in the original films and see the original props and costumes.

Stroll through the wonders of Diagon Alley, be taken aback in The Great Hall, snap a pic on Hagrid’s motorbike, visit Privet Drive, hop aboard the Knight Bus, glug a butterbeer and even try your hand at riding a Quidditch broomstick.

Potter fans

The Warner Bros Making of Harry Potter studio tours have earned rave reviews from visitors on TripAdvisor. These are some recent comments, edited for length:

‘There’s loads to see, internal and external sets, all original as used in the films. Explanations of how the special effects were made. All in all a brilliant day out.’

‘Such an amazing experience with scenery, costumes, things from the films, butterbeer and so many other things!’

For the Harry Potter fan in your life, this Big Deal on a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios would make the ultimate luxury gift. Buy here.

1 or 2 Night B&B Getaway with Bubbly & Late Check-Out for 2 at Duisdale House Hotel, Skye; from £139

Skye's the limit at Duisdale House Hotel.

Skye's the limit at Duisdale House Hotel.

Whether you speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, or simply drive over the bridge, the Isle of Skye is a magnificent destination for a break.

From fantastic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery to fine whisky and a fascinating history, the Isle of Skye needs very little introduction.

Kick-start your Skye adventure with this Big Deal on a one or two night B&B stay at the four star Duisdale House Hotel.

Boutique hotel on Skye

Built in 1865, the 21 bedroom, boutique hotel is set in 35 acres of grounds on the Southern Peninsula.

Close to the ferry link to Mallaig and near to the bridge, the hotel faces east, meaning guests can enjoy magnificent morning sunrise views over the sea to the mountains of the mainland.

Island getaway

Available seven days, this Big Deal is for a one or two night stay in a standard twin or double room with a woodland or garden view.

The offer includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and full Scottish breakfast each morning.

There may also be the option to upgrade your room for a per night supplement.

There is a £10 per room, per night supplement for Fridays and Saturdays, payable directly to the hotel.

Contemporary style

Each bedroom at Duisdale House Hotel has been refurbished in its own unique and contemporary style. Rich, bold fabrics, flat screen TVs and luxury toiletries in the ensuite bathrooms are standard.

The Lounge, with its open fire and comfy sofas, is the top spot to relax and enjoy some afternoon tea and freshly baked scones with jam and cream.

The Chart Room is perfect for a pre-dinner drink or a casual lunch or evening meal. It also features an interesting cocktail list and a great range of malts for the evenings.

Perfect break

With purchases valid until 31st March 2022, this Big Deal with Duisdale House Hotel is the ideal way to see Skye in all its autumnal or wintry colours.

It would be perfect for a gift, if you’re looking to treat someone who deserves a break in the new year.

Happy guests on TripAdvisor

‘After a day walking in the beautiful and wet Skye, we were greeted at reception by the lovely and attentive Joanne who showed us to our room. The warm crackling fireplace in the lounge and the four poster bed and room was perfect end to our day in this charming and elegant boutique hotel. The service from all of the staff was impeccable and friendly... I would definitely recommend this hotel for the charming hospitality and service, the stunning lake side setting and the delicious food!’

This Big Deal from Duisdale House Hotel on Skye is all about cosy luxury. If you think it would make the perfect Christmas present for your nearest and dearest then you can buy here.

Luxury Food Box for 2 by HAAR at Home - available for delivery; from £39

Masterchef expertise in your kitchen.

Masterchef expertise in your kitchen.

If only it were possible to strike two magic forks together and have a fine dining experience spirited straight to your door.

Luckily, this Big Deal from HAAR at Home is pretty darn close, as you can enjoy first class cuisine cooked up by a Masterchef star.

Best of all, no enchanted forks are needed…

Fine dining delivered to you

HAAR is a gourmet restaurant run by Masterchef finalist Dean Banks, who has travelled the world cooking for celebrities.

Now Chef Banks is bringing the magic of HAAR straight to your door with fresh home deliveries of his distinctive dishes, all featuring first class seafood.

With this Big Deal you can choose from three delicious fine dining boxes for two. All elements of the dishes are packed separately with cooking instructions (you won’t have to do any actual prep or shelling, it’s all super simple).

Here are your mouth-watering choices…

Lobster & Crab Box

Dressed crab (de-shelled) with spicy mango ‘slaw and Asian dressing.

Native dressed lobster (de-shelled) with mirin butter sauce, seaweed potatoes, seared sprouting broccoli and smoked mayonnaise.

Crab Linguine with Wine Box

Crab (de-shelled) with linguine pasta in a tomato sauce.

Loaf of fresh cornbread.

Chocolate ganache with salted caramel.

Bottle of house white wine.

Best of Land & Sea Box

Dressed crab (de-shelled) with spicy mango ‘slaw and Asian dressing.

Native dressed lobster (de-shelled), seaweed potatoes and mirin butter sauce.

32-day-aged grass-fed sirloin rib eye beef, XO sauce, seared sprouting broccoli and smoked mayonnaise.

Enjoy a deluxe night in for two

This Big Deal lets you enjoy a fine dining experience from the comfort of your home, making it ideal for an amorous date night.

So if you fancy a special festive season treat for two — then you know what to do…

Thrilled TripAdvisor reviewers

‘…We ordered the Land & Sea box for Saturday. It was excellent. Everything included to make it an extremely enjoyable and unique experience. Will definitely be ordering again! Thank you.’ 5/5

Your luxury dining experience is just a click away.

More luxurious choices

With online browsing, payment and delivery, 5pm Christmas Gifts make it easy to find the perfectly luxurious present and if the above don't tickle your fancy, there are lots more to choose from.