It’s that time of the year when there’s festive cheer.
But it can also be a demanding period. Gift shopping for your loved ones – and the underlying anxiety of finding the perfect luxury present – can quickly become a chore.
From thoughtful, small luxuries to splash-the-wealth statement gifts, we have taken the hard work out of modern luxury gifting by putting together an ultimate gift guide that will delight your loved ones – from the style savant, to the urban jet setter, and the liqueur connoisseur.
Whether purchasing a present for a family member who deserves something extra special, or seeking an item for that friend with impeccable taste, at the heart of gift-giving is a desire to select thoughtful pieces that will make someone’s life feel a little more decadent. Here, a little inspiration to guide you in the right direction.
Rare, Vintage and Special-Edition Wine
Charles Krug’s three-bottle Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon set containing 1979, 1989, and 2009 vintages. Spanning a 40-vintage range, the set is ideal for Cabernet lovers and offers a unique chance to give a wine that is both ready to enjoy now, and bottles that could cellar for another three decades. With more than 157 years of winemaking expertise, Charles Krug is the ultimate winery destination.
Bespoke Monogrammed Linen
Specialists in handmade linens and tableware, Julia B’s logo, “Handmade for Life,” quite deliberately refers not only to the fact that the company’s products are made by hand, but equally that they are made to last a lifetime and beyond, often becoming heirlooms that are passed from generation to generation. Most of the brand’s designs cannot be produced by machine.
The Chameleon Ring by Annoushka
Available exclusively at Harrods (UK), the Chameleon ring may be fine jeweller Annoushka’s greatest engineering coup yet. This 18ct yellow gold and sapphire ring wraps around your finger with an interchangeable middle stone-slot in striking malachite in the morning; lapis lazuli at lunch and a beguiling tiger’s eye for after dark. Price: £12,500
Pebbled Leather Mr. Thom Bag
Impeccable Italian construction by Thom Browne, coupled with 100 per cent incredible leathers. Excellent bag for a weekend. | farfetch.com | Price: $3,690.00
Bang & Olufsen Speaker Tiles
BeoSound Shape is a wall-mounted wireless speaker system for design conscious music lovers. This set of speaker tiles delivers Bang & Olufsen’s signature immersive sound and combines it with customisable design and integrated noise dampers for improved room acoustics. Choose the number of tiles and play with endless colour combinations to create a one-of-a-kind luxury gift anyone will love. Price: €3,350.00 to €8,430.00
Amrapali Gem Bar
Situated within the Harrods Luxury Jewellery Room, Amrapali’s pick-and-mix Gem Bar is a jewellery fan’s fantasy. The Jaipur-based jewellery house unveiled London’s first Gem Bar this year, offering a kaleidoscopic rainbow of eclectic gemstones that include amber, emerald, sapphires and spinels in all shapes and sizes – and price points, ranging from £1,000 to as much as £500,000
Amrapali’s ruby and diamond ring (pictured) delivers standout glamour this season, inspired by India’s rich heritage in decorative arts. Price: £10,000
Purdey Washbag and Watch Roll
For the man who has everything, it’s the necessities that make a difference. Storage solutions don’t come more sophisticated than Purdey’s natural vegetable tanned leather washbag and Alcantara-lined watch roll, each of which is beautifully crafted and useful.
Protect your timepiece during transit with a multi-functional travel roll. The leather lid unclips to reveal a watch space and slots to carry cufflinks or rings. The internal roll lifts out and the side pops off to reveal a hidden compartment, perfect for storing secret items.
Leather wash bag, £449,
Travel watch roll, £699