If you (like me) thought that Groupon was just a place to find a great deal on a manicure or leg wax, you’d be so very, very wrong.
I’ve been exploring the site and my chin plummeted to the floor of my living room when I discovered all the brilliant products and experiences they have on offer… and more to the point, when I realised what I’d been missing out on. For I do like a bargain (I do I do I do) and Groupon, it seems, is the capital of Bargain Town.
Which, incidentally, is closer to you than you think. You don’t even have to get in the car. And yes, they do have excellent coffee there.
I’ve put together my ultimate Groupon Christmas Gift List, which is a mix of products, foodie stuff and other experiences – all of which are incredible deals and offer big savings off their normal price.
Here’s my list, and I challenge you to not fall down the Groupon rabbit hole as soon as you arrive and not be able to stop clicking… you just won’t believe it.
(Did anyone else hear Victor Meldrew just then?)
Read on, go forth and conquer Christmas.
VonShef 1200W Stand Mixer
Groupon Price: £69.98 with free delivery (50% discount)
If you know someone with a hidden Mary Berry streak, they will love you forever if they found this under the Christmas tree.
Groupon Price: £29 (50% discount)
Located just a stroll away from the main and Victoria line stations, Counter Vauxhall Arches brings a touch of New York to London. The restaurant, housed in a 200-foot long arch, serves up seasonal French and American inspired dishes while the brass-topped bar shakes up cocktails and offers an extensive selection of wines and craft beers…. Desserts include chocolate pudding with cherry sauce and sour cream, vanilla crème brûlée with almond biscuit and a French cheeseboard with celery, apricot relish, and crackers. See you there?
Groupon Price: £159 (34% discount)
The recipient of this gift can acquaint themselves with the exotic residents of ZSL London Zoo by spending a day alongside an experienced zookeeper and getting involved with giraffes, Galapagos tortoises, meerkats, giant anteaters and other critters!
Groupon Price: £17.99 (50% discount)
This is perfect for someone who loves getting organised! (Or for someone who is useless at being organised, but really really really wants to be :)
Value: £125 (for one person) or £250 (for two people)
Groupon Price: £79 or £149 (37%/40% discount)
What a gift! Fly above London like Maverick and Goose… a total thrill.
Groupon Price: £49.99 (67% discount)
This 24-piece set includes 6 dinner knives, 6 dinner forks, 6 dinner spoons and 6 teaspoons. There is also a 30 piece set available too, which includes six pastry forks too.
Groupon Price: £19 (47% discount)
If there is a vegan in your life, or maybe someone who wants to learn some new cooking skills for a special vegan they know, this might be right up their meat/fish/cheese-free boulevard…
Groupon Price: £199 (59% discount)
During an intensive four-day course from Tuesday to Friday, students will learn all the essentials of horse riding with the help of experienced instructors. Each day will include a two-hour riding session, followed by one hour of stable management… Nayyyyyyy! (Yes!)
Groupon Price: £3.98 (60% discount)
I love these little guys – super chic and can already think of a few people who’d like them…. perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa gift too!
Groupon Price: £49 (50% discount)
A sumptuous Champagne afternoon tea, overlooking the Thames, is surely one of the most gorgeous gifts anyone could receive at Christmas… The Royal Horseguard’s signature afternoon tea comprises of finger sandwiches, assorted savoury nibbles, handmade cakes, pastries, scones (jam on FIRST) and tea. Absolutely heaven.
I hope you’ve enjoyed going through this list as much as I did putting it together! And while you’re perusing Groupon, you may well find one or two things you’ll want to pop on your own Christmas wishlist…
Do let me know – me and Santa are like *THAT*.
This post was sponsored by Groupon and all thoughts and opinions are my own.