Feeling a little stumped on what to get your partner for Christmas? Escape the throngs of your local shopping centre and fly off in search of something a little different. Book a magical weekend in a tempting destination that's brimming with festive spirit.
During your hunt for the perfect Christmas present, impress your companion at the Quadrilatero della Moda, the heart of Milan's shopping district. If it's haute couture you're after, start at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. You may have to kiss goodbye to your end-of-year bonus, but to hell with it: it's worth it to put a smile on your favourite person's face.
And later on, in keeping with the Christmas theme, make sure you stop by the “Oh bej! Oh bej!” Christmas fair, where you can indulge in a glass of fragrant mulled wine and a slice of chestnut cake, while you admire your purchases.
A taste of Japan... in Paris!
Tucked away in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, discover Espace Cinko where you and your loved one can discover an authentic Japanese Christmas market. While sampling yuzu-flavoured macarons accompanied by a cup of Genmaicha tea, you'll find truly original Christmas gifts that only the Japanese could dream up. Browse elegantly decorated kimonos, brightly coloured porcelain, sophisticated handicrafts and the most beautiful stamps!
In keeping with the theme, continue your oriental voyage towards the Guimet Museum. Dedicated to Eastern art, it's the perfect opportunity to enjoy a peaceful and refreshing moment away from the hustle and bustle of the run-up to Christmas.
Bruges, the Venice of the North
During your pre-Christmas couple's getaway, take your loved one to the best galleries in town and find the perfect items to place under the Christmas tree. Visit 44 Gallery to admire contemporary photography, discover graphic art at the Koen Broes Gallery, and be sure to stop by the unmissable Absolute Art Gallery.
While you're in Bruges, seize the opportunity to explore the city's museums, starting with the Groeninge Museum and its marvellous collection of Flemish art. At the Chocolate Museum, sample sumptuous Belgian pralines and learn all about how they're made. A cultural and culinary experience all rolled into one: perfect for the festive season!
The true spirit of Christmas in Strasbourg
At the Strasbourg Christmas Market, marvel at the giant Christmas tree in Kléber Square then stroll throughout hundreds of stalls. You'll find the perfect gifts with which to shower your loved ones, from homeware and nativity scene figurines to lovingly handcrafted products. You won't find anywhere more Christmassy than this!
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