• Love is in the air! The day that cupid makes his most famous appearance shooting arrows left, right and centre, with couples acting besotted with each other everywhere is almost upon us! Whether you have a love/hate relationship with Valentines Day, it is undeniably the perfect excuse to celebrate the most important people in your life and those you care about. And this year, well…let’s just say we are all in need of a bit of extra love!

    When it comes to February 14th, it’s the daunting prospect of giving a gift that can really leave you scratching your head especially if your annual routine of Ferrero Rocher and M&S flowers just isn’t going to cut it this year. If like me, it has always been your responsibility to buy on behalf of the boss (shhhh…don’t tell anyone!) the added pressure to pick that perfect something can leave you absolutely stumped.

    Now there are not many secrets I would normally let you in on however in the spirit of Valentines Day and as The Assistant Room is celebrating its 1st Birthday on the 4th February (currently pinching myself…) I am ready to disclose my secret weapon when it comes to gifting whether that’s for the upcoming 14th February or in general any occasion whatsoever.



    From the world-renowned store, the Corporate Service at Harrods team lead by the amazing Tracy Finn is dedicated to providing a creative gifting strategy for businesses to thank an individual or a team for a job well done, strengthen relations with a client or simply toast success. Incredibly, they have unlimited access to some of the world’s most exclusive brands and desirable products including, designer accessories, high fashion, fine jewellery & watches, exemplary food & wines and state of the art technology to suit all tastes and cultures. The expert team consistently prides themselves on having extensive knowledge of each department and product range within the store, allowing the client account managers to offer innovative gift ideas to meet any brief taking into consideration all budgets.

    Sounds awesome right?! The icing on the cake is that the Corporate Service at Harrods is completely complimentary! You can see now why I kept this a secret…

    To really show you guys how incredible the Corporate Service team at Harrods is, I approached them with a number of gift profiles for everyone from the man who has everything through to the ultimate foodie so that we could give you all a leg up on the ultimate gifts for Valentines 2017.

    For the woman who has everything


    .For the man who has everything


    For the big romantic

    Harrods – Urban Retreat

    Signature Morrocan Hammam Experience

    At The Moroccan Hammam marocMaroc in Urban Retreat you are not only experiencing the purifying and detoxifying luxury rituals inspired by centuries old ancestral beauty customs, you are being welcomed into a world far away from the hustle and bustle of city life to relax and unwind in a beautifully handcrafted environment that resembles regal Morocco.
    Your experience includes the 80 minute Signature Hammam treatment, full access to the warm room and all relaxation facilities plus a blow-dry from one of Urban Retreat’s Top Stylists, the perfect package when you are looking for some quality ‘me time’.

    The Georgian At Harrods

    Champagne Afternoon tea experience for two

    The epitome of elegant dining, Harrods’ Georgian Restaurant is as much of an institution as the store itself. You will be seated at an impeccable table before then being served a luxurious version of the quintessentially British treat: a range of finger sandwiches, tea pastries, fresh scones with clotted cream, fragrant rose-petal jelly, tangy lemon curd and sweet strawberry preserve.

    These will be accompanied by the unlimited loose-leaf tea of your choice, to be taken from Harrods’ extensive menu; including the finest teas from around the world, each blend on offer has been specially selected by Harrods’ tea experts and a flute of Rosé Champagne.

    For the trail-blazer



    For the ultimate foodie



    It’s definitely worth mentioning that with clients all over the world, the Corporate Service team is prepared for every celebration, festival or occasion sourcing appropriate gifts to suit the moment including Chinese New Year, Easter, Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah or Christmas. So when I say that they are an amazing option for sourcing this years Valentines Day gifts, it would be a whopper of a mistake to only stop there with them! 

    The Corporate Service team can also manage Harrods Corporate Rewards accounts and will arrange the dispatch of gifts within the UK and internationally for you acting as an ongoing point of contact for any requirement. Their award-winning team will fulfil every request with imaginative ideas and have always exceeded expectations in my experience. 

    From a PA’s perspective, these guys are a dream. The time spent on arranging gifts for any occasion and if on a regular basis really can consume a lot of time so why not let an expert take responsibility for this task and really, yes you know Harrods will be dealing but will the boss? Queue a pay rise!

    If you want to contact the Corporate Service team at Harrods directly for more info on how they can help you or to discuss business gift requirements, you can drop them an email on corporate.service@harrods.com or if you’re feeling brave, give them a call +44 (0)20 7225 5994!

    Wishing you all an incredible Valentines Day 2017 and for a happy and easy life with Corporate gifting from this point forwards!

    Jess G x


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