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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and at The Umstead we have plenty of gift ideas. From packages and specials to The Gift Shop, wow your special someone at The Umstead.

The By Design Package: Our most flexible package, this special includes your overnight stay and a $200 property credit. Most immediately gravitate to use the credit in The Spa or Herons, but you don’t have to. Use it towards rose petals and candles at turndown, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne upon arrival, or a beautiful bouquet of flowers. You could also go shopping in The Gift Shop, with a wide selection of jewelry from designers, such as Alexis Bittar, Philippa Roberts, and Sarah Richardson. We can even have it gift wrapped and waiting in the room or delivered to you at dinner. The options are endless.

The Umstead Experience: For those who are looking for something more “all-inclusive” this is the way to go. One reservation includes the best of The Umstead. Relax in your room with a hand selected amenity, such as house made chocolates or macarons. Then head to The Spa, where you can enjoy the sauna, steam room, and whirlpool before your treatments. Perhaps you want a massage and your accompanying guest wants a facial, or maybe you both want a couple’s massage, the choice is yours! You also receive access to use the spa facilities during the entirety of your stay, regardless of when your treatments are. Then head into Herons, one of only 62 Forbes Five Star restaurants in the world for a 3-course dinner with wine pairings. Should you want to add anything additional, such breakfast in the morning or an extended spa treatment, go ahead, you will only be charged the difference.

The Gift Shop: In addition to a beautiful selection of jewelry, The Gift Shop also features plenty of classic Valentine’s Day gifts. Chocolate boxes created by our own Pastry Chef, Jonathan Fisher, with our special blend of chocolate straight from Paris, France. Simple floral arrangements and precious stuffed animals are always a success. The Shop also creates custom gift baskets filled with your preferences, such as a bottle of our custom-blended Pinot Noir or Champagne, a luxurious spa robe and botanical body products. The Gift Shop is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm and provides complimentary gift wrapping.

Umstead Gift Cards: When in doubt, go with a gift card. A personal favorite of mine, this gives the option to have whatever you want whenever you want it. I love the freedom to choose if I really want that massage or if a manicure and pedicure is better suited, and it can meet my scheduling needs. Or I can go and buy the bracelet I’ve had my eye on. Plus, they never expire, so you can use it anytime you want.

Need more ideas? Pop by The Umstead anytime and speak with one of our many wonderful associates. We are always happy to help you make the most of your stay and choose the perfect gift.

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