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Heartwarming Wedding Gift Ideas for the Newlyweds

by Charlene Co

When shopping for a wedding present, here's one thing to remember: with marriage comes the opportunity for a couple to make new memories and try new things together.

There’s nothing as exciting or fulfilling as going on new adventures with the person you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with!

And as a well-wisher, one of the best gifts you can give them is new experiences to mark the beginning of their journey as husband and wife. Here are a few activities they can enjoy as a newlywed couple, guaranteed to make memories they will treasure for a lifetime.


1. An Indulgent Pampering Experience

Treat them to the ultimate spa-pampering package at Acacia Hotel Manila. Named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Philippines, Acacia can assure their guests that the 120-Minute Luxuriate Spa Package for 2 at their highly-rated Lurra Wellness Spa is just as indulgent.

Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 720 2000
(02) 588 5888

With 5-star pampering comes pure relaxation at the luxurious Makati Diamond Residences. Give the newlyweds a chance to de-stress with a soothing 60-minute Massage done in one of two luxe massage rooms that come with their own bathtub and steam room.

Makati Diamond Residences
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village
Makati

Wellness Center:
(02) 317 0999 local 1331
healthclub@makatidiamond.com


2. A Relaxing Staycation

Known in the hotel industry to have one of the most spacious suites in the country, the Astoria Plaza in Ortigas brings a new standard of urban living. Its spacious 1-Bedroom Suite complete with a living room, dining room, kitchenette, and other modern amenities to make you feel right at home, provides the perfect respite after all the wedding chaos.

Astoria Plaza
15 J. Escriva Drive
Ortigas Business District, Pasig

For Inquiries & Reservations:
Sheila Cruz or Abby Dela Cruz
(0918) 990 6017
(0917) 889 8277
rsvn@astoriaplaza.com


Bagging the no.1 spot on TripAdvisor’s list of hotels in Pasay, The Henry Hotel Manila promises a unique and relaxing in-city stay with rooms that are trendy, hip, and stylishly vintage all at the same time. Its Garden Suite is the first of its kind in the metro, providing a plush, eco-friendly stay in a container van-turned-modern-suite set in the garden, away from the main hotel building for utmost privacy.

The Henry Hotel Manila
2680 FB Harrison Street
Pasay, Manila
(02) 807 8888
reservations.manila@thehenryhotel.com


Acacia Hotel Manila offers a 5-star experience the newlyweds won’t soon forget. It’s a favorite among staycationers for its custom-made dream beds and a “pillow concierge” for the best sleep ever! Remind them not to sleep in too late, though—they wouldn’t want to miss out on the hotel’s scrumptious breakfast selection when they book the Deluxe Room Stay for 2 that comes with buffet breakfast.

Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 720 2000
(02) 588 5888


3. A Mini-Moon

Promising a breathtaking escape with the perfect blend of romance and relaxation, Qiwellness Living Tagaytay boasts of gorgeous architecture, thoughtful hospitality, blissful spa treatments, and delectable meals. Their Yin Yang Rejuvenation Package for 2 that comes complete with indulgent pampering treatments, an 8-course degustation dinner, and an overnight stay makes a wonderful mini-honeymoon getaway perfect for refreshing and rejuvenating the couple after months of wedding planning.

Qiwellness Living Tagaytay
Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East
Tagaytay
(0917) 522 6969
bathhouse@qiwellnessliving.ph


Set the mood in a romantic French-inspired boutique hotel in the City of Pines with a charming stay at Kamiseta Hotel Baguio. Dubbed as the “prettiest hotel in Baguio”, this hotel takes pride in its uniquely designed Suite Rooms featuring vintage chic interiors and intricate furnishings that will transport the lovebirds back to the Victorian era.

Kamiseta Hotel Baguio
20 Villamor Street, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio
(074) 442 4613
(074) 424 0846
(0921) 761 2872
(0915) 384 6987
info@kamisetahotels.com


Bicol’s famed tropical island getaway, Misibis Bay, is one of the most sought-after spots in the country, and we guarantee it will not disappoint! Its exceptional service, swanky accommodations, and unspoiled natural landscape all come together for an unparalleled experience the newlyweds won’t be able to stop thanking you for.

Misibis Bay
Cagraray Island, Bacacay Albay Province
Bicol
For Inquiries & Reservations:
(02) 661 8888
(0917) 599 1606
reservations@misibisbay.com


4. An Exquisite Fine Dining Meal

Hailed as one of Philippine Tatler’s 2017 Best Restaurants, The Champagne Room of The Manila Hotel is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. This fine dining wonderland is well-loved for its beautiful interiors and selection of mouthwatering cuisine you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Their 4-Course Dinner for 2 promises an unforgettable gustatory experience—one that you must try for yourself!

The Champagne Room
The Manila Hotel
One Rizal Park, Manila
(02) 527 0011
restaurantrsvn@themanilahotel.com


The Cowrie Grill in San Juan, managed by no less than The Manila Hotel, is an iconic symbol of the ‘70s and has remained a favorite through the decades for its top-notch menu offerings. Let the newlyweds savor their new life together as they feast on the 4-Course Angus Beef Set or 4-Course Seafood Trio Set.

Cowrie Grill by Manila Hotel
G/F Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Centre
Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 463 1993


Treat the couple to a feast at Alfred at the 5-star Makati Diamond Residences, elegant contemporary dining space that serves an impressive selection of premium Asian and Continental dishes. Its cozy but luxurious ambiance with floor-to-ceiling glass windows coupled with their exceptional service is perfect for celebrating milestones.


5. A Sumptuous Buffet Feast

An unforgettable dining experience awaits at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila’s Cafe 8. This 5-star hotel in the south is best known for its world-class hospitality and delicious food offerings, so you can expect that their premium international buffet will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Cafe 8 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive
Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 863 2222 local 1612
alabang.asstrestmgr2@crimsonhotel.com
Alabang.cafe8res@crimsonhotel.com


For a top-notch gastronomic affair, Flavors at the renowned international chain of hotels Holiday Inn & Suites in Makati is known to offer a raved-about weekend buffet. Watch for their themed dinners like Seafood Friday and Saturday Steak Nights to help spice up the celebration.

Flavors at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 909 0888
hism.fb@ihg.com


Take them on a culinary journey around the world with one of the best buffets in the metro: Café Ilang-Ilang at The Manila Hotel. Their impressive dinner buffet features 14 stations of appetizers, mains, treats, and sweets, plus themed nights for a dining experience that’s one for the books.

Café Ilang-Ilang at The Manila Hotel
One Rizal Park, Manila
(02) 527 0011
restaurantrsvn@themanilahotel.com

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About Charlene
Whether she’s jet-setting around the globe, wining and dining in a new restaurant, or basking in the sun at a hidden beach, Charlene Co—a PR and communications specialist and travel enthusiast— always makes the most out of each experience. She is passionate about exploring awe-inspiring destinations, discovering new cultures, and creating new friendships along the way.

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