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Christmas shopping

Dare we mention the ‘C’ word?

Ok, so maybe it’s still a bit early, but we’re getting in the festive mood!

We’ll try not to overdo it for those of you who aren’t ready yet.

Getting festive

It’s possible that you’re starting to think about Christmas shopping, and what you’re going to get for the important people in your life.

Maybe you also enjoy a nice festive event where you can get in the mood, and pick up a few presents along the way. Throw in some mulled wine or an ice-skating rink and you’ve got a nice day out!

Give them relaxation

At Float in the Forest we believe that an experience can make a fantastic present, and what better experience to give than relaxation?

You can buy now by clicking on the button below.

We’re going to be out and about

We love getting out and about talking to people about floatation. Lots of people have questions about floating, and that’s perfectly understandable. Chatting is often the best way to allay concerns or explain things in a bit more detail.

With these things in mind, we are going to have a stand at the following Christmas markets and events.  Check out the links below for more information including location and what other wonderful things will be on offer.  Shari is hoping for mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies for starters…

Wednesday 21st November, 3.30 – 7pm:
Christmas shopping event at Rodney Parade in Newport

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th November:
Cheltenham market & lights switch on

Saturday 1st December, 12 – 9pm:
Christmas market and ice rink at Penyard House in Weston-under-Penyard, Herefordshire

Sunday 2nd December, 10am – 6pm:
Wye Valley Winter Festival in Chepstow

Sunday 9th December, 1 – 5pm:
Christmas Extravaganza in aid of The James Hopkins Trust at Hatherley Manor, near Gloucester

Christmas gift cards

These festive events are a great opportunity for you to get your hands on some Float in the Forest Christmas gift cards. 

You can get cards for one float, three floats, or five floats.  We’ve also listened to your feedback and created a multi-buy deal for those who would like to buy 3 or more single float gift cards to give to different people.  If you take up the multi-buy deal we will throw in a bonus for you too.

You can find out about our multi-buy deal and buy Christmas gift cards  here on our website.

Christmas gift bags

We will also be selling Christmas gift bags, and these will only be available at the Christmas markets, not online.

It is a lovely sustainable and recyclable paper bag with the Float in the Forest logo. Inside is a 1kg bag of Float in the Forest branded Epsom salt which will give them a good few relaxing baths at home. There is also a 400ml bottle of Faith in Nature Seaweed & Citrus body wash, which is a wonderfully aromatic and indulgent shower gel loved by men and women alike. Beautifully presented together with some green tissue paper to make a lovely gift for someone who loves pampering or is need of some self-care.

Add one of our Christmas gift cards to the bag to give them a float experience too, and get an even better deal for the combined package!

So if you’re in the area for any of these lovely festive events, why not come and say hello!

We’d love to put some faces to names.   Maybe we can help you to tick a few names off your Christmas list, and give them the gift of relaxation.

Hope to see you there!

Shari & Will

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