ADVERTORIAL • November 2022
Thanks to shopping.ba.com and some cracking Black Friday deals, getting those Christmas presents sorted early is about to pay off for you and your nearest and dearest. By shopping with us, you’ll not only save money, but also collect up to double Avios on your purchases to put towards your own adventures. So whether you’re dreaming of a winter sun escape in the new year or a family getaway next summer, you can look forward to discounted flights, upgrades, hotels and more thanks to the power of Avios.
Here are some tantalising gifts – and holiday destination ideas – to make sure your friends and family feel as rewarded as you do…
If you’re looking to impress, jewellery is always a good way to go – plus it’s a great Avios-accruer. Stun your partner with an uber-classy 18-carat rose gold Breitling timepiece, which boasts 26 jewels, a 200m water resistance level and a to-die-for gold, black and white colourway. And wow a beloved family member with a cool-coloured Carl F Bucherer Manero steel watch (right) featuring a delicate round dial sporting 29 jewels, a double-domed sapphire crystal face and neat clasp fastening.
Avios collected: up to 124,800
Destination: New York, in Club World. With additional Avios, you can add a bit of bling to your travel vibe by upgrading your cabin and heading straight to Fashion Avenue in business class. Think fully reclining seats, Champagne on arrival and the comfort of your own private pod, before landing in one of the world’s most stylish destinations.
The importance of a tip-top home entertainment set-up shouldn’t be underestimated. Transform your cinephile pal’s living room with a high-tech Samsung projector (right), which will boost their viewing of House of the Dragon, Top Gun: Maverick – or even the latest football match – to truly cinematic levels. And if someone has been enjoying making the most of the great outdoors, give them a tech toy they’ll love with an all-terrain Zimx G2 hoverboard and kart, which zips along at 10mph and lasts for a healthy 12 miles before requiring a charge.
Avios collected: up to 10,164
Destination: Believe it or not, Avios aren’t all about flights. Consider putting your earnings towards a few days’ car hire and enjoy a technicolour trip through Scotland, kicking off with the iconic shooting locations of Skyfall, Outlander and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (What’s more, cars booked through Avis with us get an extra driver for free, so you can share the joy of the open road.)
Making sure you're always welcome is rarely a bad idea, and it’s in this spirit that we recommend rejuvenating your friends’ private lives with an heirloom-quality sofa bed from homeware expert John Lewis. Concerned the kids will feel left out? Add this super fun galaxy print bean bag chair (right) to your order and watch their faces light up.
Avios collected: up to 4,710
Destination: Barcelona. Spark some design inspiration by putting those hard-won Avios towards a Reward Flight (you only pay the taxes, fees and charges – Avios covers the rest) to Spain’s most magnetic city, bursting with great Gaudí architecture, delicious dining and superb nightlife.
Whoever said LEGO was for children clearly didn’t tell the Danish toy behemoth, whose ICONS range is designed specifically for over 18s. Bring out your friend’s inner child with the 92cm-high Loop Coaster (right), a ridiculously enjoyable set that has 11 mini figures and the ability to add motorised features. Spoil the young ones with the Rocket Launch Centre – a Nasa-inspired kit made of 1,010 bricks that might just pave their way to a spot on LEGO Masters...
Avios collected: up to 4,680
Destination: Orlando. Bring those bricks to life and build up your Avios stash towards a family adventure at an action-packed Floridian theme park, where loop coasters are just the beginning of an addictive array of adrenaline-shot thrills.
Give the gift of creativity this season with a soy-based candle-making kit (right) designed with wellness in mind. Not only will it furnish that special someone with a sense of achievement, but it’ll also produce a little piece of aromatherapy-infused Zen – its bases are bergamot, lemongrass and ylang ylang to keep them feeling stress-free into 2023. For the dedicated traveller, consider a stylish faux leather hold-all, which can be embossed with the recipient’s name for that extra touch of personalisation. Or consider silver cufflinks personalised with your chosen stretch of coastline map.
Avios collected: up to 2,368
Destination: Iceland. Grow your Avios stash to treat yourself to some of the inner calm and travel inspiration you’ve bestowed on others by heading to the land of ice and fire, whose hot springs, dramatic tundra and incredible array of wellness resorts will have you feeling replenished in no time.
Revitalising your pals’ winter wardrobes is all but obligatory when it comes to Christmas gifting. Keep them cosy with an oversized dad coat (right), perfect for pairing with chunky knit jumpers and extra-long scarves. And add a splash of spring colour to those subdued seasonal tones with a blue check car coat, sure to brighten those darker colours without sacrificing the warmth of solid winter apparel.
Avios collected: up to 480
Destination: Paris. It’s not just your friends’ ensembles that need a refresh this time of year, so why not put those Avios towards a jaunt to one of the world’s most glamorous shopping destinations, treat yourself to a new look (or two) and catch a tan while you do it?
* Limited special rates valid until 21 December 2022