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Create magical memories rather than giving gifts this Christmas

Campanile survey reveals best and worst Christmas gifts received

Chances are this Christmas you’ll receive a gift that’s not really your cup of tea, but would you have the heart to be honest? According to the results of our recent survey a staggering 78% of you will keep quiet if you’re left feeling disappointed this Christmas morning.

From out-of-date chocolates to a toilet roll holder, you revealed some less than conventional gifts that you’ve been given over the years (and we’ve listed some of our favourites below).

Almost half of respondents said it wouldn’t be Christmas without family, and with more than half of you admitting you’d rather receive a voucher than a gift, Campanile is encouraging friends and families to create Wonderful Winter Moments instead of exchanging presents this Christmas.

Whether it’s a trip to a new city to enjoy a spot of shopping, or to soak up the festive atmosphere at the markets with a mulled wine and a German sausage, Campanile has introduced a winter offer with rooms for just £29 a night.

What’s more, if you stay between 10th – 21st December, you may be rewarded with a special ‘Pillow Prize’! Campanile is helping guests to create magical moments with vouchers for tempting food and drink offers at Cafe Campanile. Plus one lucky winner will receive £100 of shopping vouchers under their pillow. Hurry though, as you can only take advantage of this winter offer if you book before 3rd December.

Follow our social channels @campanileuk throughout December as we’ll also be launching an advent calendar with prizes up for grabs each day.

Worst Christmas gifts received:

  • “Pair of oversized knickers that could fit three of me in”
  • “My Little Pony makeup set off my stepmum. I was 27.”
  • “Framed photo of my Aunt, from my Aunt.”
  • “Used lip balm from ex-friend”


  • Best Christmas gifts received:
  • Necklace with my son’s footprint”
  • “Marriage proposal”
  • “Whole family being together”
  • “Arrival of my baby daughter”


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