SOME of us haven’t even started our Christmas shopping but the more organised spenders out there might already be looking ahead to the January sales.
It can be tough trekking around boutiques all day long laden down with bargains – but a retail-themed hotel stay can take the stress out of the most manic retail hunt.
The Heritage in Killenard is offering a special shopping package with a day out at Kildare Village followed by a spa experience at the five-star facility.
You can enjoy a one-night break with a 10% discount card and €30 gift card for Kildare Village, courtesy of the hotel.
Located in the charming countryside of Co Laois, The Heritage is known for its exceptional facilities, impeccable service and world-class dining.
Rates for the Luxury Shopping Package start from €109.50 per person sharing and includes overnight deluxe accommodation with breakfast and access to The Heritage Spa Experience and a €30 voucher for Kildare Village (www.theheritage.com).
Alternatively why not shop your way into the New Year at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin?
Hit the sales with a chic and stylish break, enjoy a cocktail on arrival (choose from the signature apple strudel or snowflake), dine on seasonal menus and recharge the batteries.
Take a break between December 27 and 29 with one night including Super Breakfast and dinner in V’nV Restaurant from €150 per person based on two people sharing (www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-dublin).
If you fancy getting out of town how about a five-star fashion fix at The Savoy in Limerick?
In the heart of vibrant downtown Limerick and only a short stroll from the city’s retail quarter, The Savoy is perfectly placed for guests to shop until they drop.
Brown Thomas is only a short walk away and you can avail of a €30 gift card for the luxury lifestyle store courtesy of the hotel.
You can take a break from browsing with afternoon tea with Prosecco served in the plush library, or a dip in the pool and a spot of relaxation in the thermal suite.
The boutique break is priced from €145 per person sharing and includes an overnight stay in an Executive Guest Room, a €30 Brown Thomas voucher, Prosecco afternoon tea for two people in The Library, a late breakfast the following morning (served until 12 noon) and a late checkout (2pm) plus complimentary valet parking.
Visit www.savoylimerick.com for details.