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December 12, 2022

Take a deep breath. You're about to be spoiled for choice.

If you have been following this little blog for the last few weeks then you will know that our 5pm Christmas Gift pages can be browsed in lots of useful ways.

Perhaps one of the most simple is by category. From dining deals to spa offers via afternoon tea suggestions, there are lots of different ways to find the perfect gift this Christmas. Here are some suggestions.

There are many more here.


£39 for Bread & Olives with Sangria + 5 Tapas & 2 Desserts to share for 2 at Cafe Andaluz - Choice of 6 locations

A taste of Andalucia in Glasgow? Me gusta!

A taste of Andalucia in Glasgow? Me gusta!

What’s Included

5 tapas dishes for 2

Glass of sangria on arrival

Bread and olives

Dessert each

Choice of 6 locations over 4 cities

Tapas, sangria and nibbles

This Big Deal is for a tapas feast for two, including a fruity chilled sangria on arrival, bread and olives, a choice of five tapas to share and a dessert each.

You will have a huge array of tapas to choose from, including spicy moorish pork skewers, classic crisp-fried calamari, and fresh Shetland mussels in your choice of sauce.

Or what about stuffed aubergines with couscous and juicy sultanas, or cod fillet marinated in lemon, paprika and garlic? Yum!

Two people can dine at Cafe Andaluz in either Glasgow’s city centre or west end, the George Street or George IV Bridge branches in Edinburgh, or the Aberdeen or Newcastle branches.

Spanish charms

Whichever you pick, you can enjoy a vibey meal surrounded by decor from old Andalusia, including stained glass lamps and colourful ceramics.

With nibbles, tapas, drinks and desserts all included, this Big Deal has all the makings of a lovely and leisurely meal for two.

You could enjoy it as anything from Sunday lunch to a Spanish-style date night.

Loved by 5pm customers

‘Love this tapas restaurant. Another great visit. Food delicious and staff very welcoming and friendly. Sorry but can’t find fault with anything. 5/5’

Give someone some Spanish sunshine and buy now.


1 or 2 Night B&B Stay in Garden View Room with Dinner & Winter Warmer Drink for 2 at Ardanaiseig Hotel; from £150

Enjoy a tasty break at the gorgeous Ardanaiseig.

Enjoy a tasty break at the gorgeous Ardanaiseig.

What’s Included

1 or 2 night stay in Garden View room

Amazing Loch Awe location

3 course set menu

Winter warmer drink on arrival

Loved by 5pm customers

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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 all the way until early April 2023.

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.

You can take children under aged 12 or under along for a supplement or for free if they are aged two or under. Dogs are also welcome for a supplement.

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, 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, 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 5pm customers

Ardanaiseig Hotel has received plenty of lovely feedback from 5pm customers: Here is one of many recent rave reviews, edited for length:

‘Ardanaiseig treat. An absolutely beautiful boutique hotel in stunning surroundings, with friendly professional staff and amazing food. We had a wonderful evening at this special hotel, where my husband & I, along with our 11 year old boy & dog were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. Cannot recommend enough and I look forward to our next visit!’

Treat a loved one to an Ardanaiseig getaway and buy now. The main pic shows the hotel exterior and gives a hint of the lochside location.


Round of Golf with Breakfast Roll & Drink for up to 4 at the 5* Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort; from £39

A beautiful round of golf is par for the course at Mar Hall.

A beautiful round of golf is par for the course at Mar Hall.

What’s Included

Round of golf for 1, 2 or 4

Bacon roll & hot drink

Championship course

Available 7 days a week

Five star golf and spa resort

Mar Hall is a five-star golf and spa resort located within a tranquil 240 acre woodland estate just fifteen minutes from Glasgow.

This Big Deal is for one, two or four people to enjoy a round of golf on the fantastic Earl of Mar championship course.

Available from 8am to 5pm, seven days a week, the offer is valid until the end of March 2023 and includes a bacon roll with tea or coffee.

Dave Thomas-designed course

Measuring in at just over 6500 yards in total, the course was designed by respected golf course architect, Dave Thomas, best known for his work at The Belfry in England, plus San Roque and La Manga in Spain.

The Earl of Mar course was opened in 2010, and gives the impression of being a well-established course, in part due to it being shaped around 250 year old sweet chestnut and beech trees, but also because it is an integral part of the ancient Mar estate.

It’s a challenging but enjoyable course to play, not least because of its breathtaking views of the River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills beyond.

Get into the swing of this Big Deal now.

Afternoon tea

Glasgow Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea + Optional Fizz or Cocktails with Red Bus Bistro; from £53

You wait for ages for one bus and then...

You wait for ages for one bus and then...

What’s Included

90 minute Glasgow bus tour

Afternoon tea for 2, 3 or 4 people

Optional Prosecco or pot of Gin Cocktail

Unlimited tea & coffee

Weekend availability

Vintage Routemaster bus tour

Think you know Glasgow? Hop on board today’s Big Deal from Red Bus Bistro and see the city from a whole new perspective.

Touring the city in a converted 1966 Routemaster bus, the Red Bus Bistro drives passengers between iconic Glasgow landmarks such as The Gallery of Modern Art, The People’s Palace Museum and University of Glasgow.

Delicious afternoon tea + optional drinks

En route, you will tuck into a delicious afternoon tea. Look forward to a selection of finger sandwiches, mini rolls or wraps, and quiches.

Of course there will be a selection of petit fours and cakes, as well as traditional scones with fresh whipped cream and jam. All washed down with as much tea and coffee as you can drink.

And, if you fancy something a little stiffer, there is the option to add a chilled glass of Prosecco or a gin pot-tail each.

Red Bus Bistro use a variety of flavoured Scottish gins from their supplier, McGin all muddled with aromatic herbs and topped dainty edible flowers!

Excellent reviews

Red Bus Bistro have plenty of fans on TripAdvisor, here’s a snippet from a recent review:

“This is certainly different from the usual hop on and off bus. The staff are extremely friendly and want to make sure you have the best experience possible. We went on a rainy day and a member of the team Elaine kept wiping the condensation from the front window to ensure our view was not blocked, what more can you ask for! Would highly recommend the elderflower gin pot; it’s amazing. Oh and of course the food is tremendous.”

All aboard this Red Bus Bistro Big Deal.

Spa & beauty

£99 for a Luxury Spa Day with 2 Treatments & Prosecco Each for 2 at NUSPA Glasgow

The best kind of chilling...

The best kind of chilling...

What’s Included

Luxury spa day for 2

NUSPA at 4* Radisson Blu

2 × 25-minute treatments each

3 hours of leisure access

Glass of Prosecco

Everything you need to unwind

NUSPA is a recently-opened leisure club in Radisson Blu, a hip four-star hotel right next to Glasgow Central.

This tranquil space includes spa treatment rooms, a 15-foot swimming pool, sauna, luxury relaxation lounge and state-of-the-art gym.

Total tranquility for two

Sink into bliss with your favourite person with this Big Deal for a luxury spa day for two, available seven days.

Included is a choice of two 25 minute treatments each, plus three heavenly hours of leisure club access, a chilled glass of Prosecco each, fluffy robes and towels.

Lie back and be pampered

Choose two of the following therapies each:

Swedish back massage

Leg, ankle & foot treatment

Shoulder, face & scalp massage

Mini spa facial

Delicious day out

Looking for a little romance? Escape the world with your other half and enjoy soothing spa therapies, chilled fizz and a dip in a heated pool.

Or if you’re hunting for a gift for a friend, surprise them with this Big Deal and keep your fingers crossed that they’ll take you along.

Rave Google review for NUSPA

‘As soon as I walked in, I felt at ease; the atmosphere has a feel of relaxation and calm. I had a facial and it was great, the best I have ever had. I will definitely return and highly recommend. Staff are very friendly and helpful 5/5’

Buy now and you can relax with this spa day at NUSPA.

Stocking fillers

£23.49 for an Exclusive 5pm 'Slàinte Mhath' Cocktail Box from Boxtails

Festive cocktails, anyone?

Festive cocktails, anyone?

What’s Included

Exclusive cocktail box for 5pm customers

Slàinte Mhath assortment of 8 cocktails

Just chill, shake and pour

Sent in letterbox size package

Fantastic gift idea

Slàinte Mhath!

Love the idea of sipping on a cheeky martini or a warming mulled rum punch from the comfort of home?

But not so keen on the drama and faff of mixing, shaking and measuring?

Then you’ll adore this Big Deal from Boxtails. Exclusive for 5pm customers, this set of eight cocktails comes ready mixed, meaning all you have to do is chill, shake and pour. Hooray!

Perfect cocktails through the post

Boxtails sends variety sets of professionally prepared cocktails in handy letterbox-sized packages.

This Big Deal is for a carefully curated set for 5pm customers. Boxtails teamed up with us to create this epic assortment of cocktails:

2 x Christmas Collins: lemon juice, Christmas spices, cinnamon, orange flavour & gin

2 x Mulled Rum Punch: blackcurrant, red cherry, cinnamon, orange, clove & golden rum

2 x Gold Lychee Martini: sweet, perfumed lychee mixed up with vodka

2 x Passionfruit Martini: sweet passionfruit, vanilla, a kick of Mexican lime juice with vodka

Amazing present for a cocktail lover

Any cocktail enthusiast in your life would adore this Big Deal as a Christmas gift.

Or just snap up this Big Deal as a cheeky festive treat for yourself and let the good times begin! Sláinte!

Chuffed Google reviewers

‘Ordered a selection of cocktails from Boxtails to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday…couldn’t have been happier with box of cocktails themselves and the service I received. The cocktails were all delicious…’ 5/5

Buy now and look forward to lots of 'Sip, sip hooray!'