Spreading joy this festive season and being surrounded by loved ones while watching the year come to an end is perhaps more important now than ever before. And what better way to show someone you care than with our spectacular – slightly indulgent – round-up of the best Christmas gifts for 2020.
Whether you’re after something for your chocolate-adoring mother, tech-nut uncle, adrenaline-junkie cousin or timepiece-loving father-in-law, here is a little something that is guaranteed to pique the interest of even the trickiest people to buy for.
Diamonds and the festive season effortlessly fall hand in hand. Impress your loved ones with Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti Bracelet set with rubellite eyes and pave diamonds (1.09 carats) in a charming 18-karat rose gold. Just as the snake powerfully captivates, the elegant Italian-crafted bracelet is bound to seduce and mesmerise.
While 2020 hasn’t been the year for travel, we can be optimistic about the future. And what better way than with Rimowa’s iconic luggage. Stand out by opting for camouflage with the German brand’s newest aluminium special-edition suitcase – the Original Cabin Camouflage. The unique colour and distinct pattern make for an artistically designed case while maintaining superb engineering and craftmanship with each hand finished case.
Koko Black gift box
Perfect for the chocolate aficionado in your family, luxury chocolatier Koko Black has launched an exclusive box of delights. Hidden among the secret drawers awaits Twelve Starry Nights of decadent treats and handcrafted sweets – all made in Australia. From festive blocks to boozy tipples, each treat is sweeter than the last.
Price: approx US$185
La Prairie skin care
The gift of time is simply one of the best Christmas gifts anyone can receive. And while La Prairie can’t add minutes to life, it can suspend time in the form of its elite Platinum Rare Collection. The Haute Rejuvenation skincare ritual is the most revolutionary of the brand’s history, promising to slow ageing through its premium elixirs enriched with the most precious metal on Earth – platinum.
As the season of celebrations, it’s only fitting to gift premium glassware for the occasion. The Riedel High Performance stemmed wine glasses are truly eye-catching, standing at 32.5cm tall. Not only practical, they add that extra special touch to a long lunch or soiree, making them one of the best Christmas gifts that keeps giving.
Price: from US$99 per glass
Moncler dog couture
If you’re going to dress your beloved four-legged pal, make sure it’s in nothing less than Moncler’s Poldo Dog Couture this festive season. The stylish camouflage print vest will not only protect your pup’s coat but will also create a unique statement worthy of Milan Fashion Week.
Perfect for someone who has everything, the Maison Christian Dior Discovery Set offers elegant fragrances inspired by flowers and precious ingredients. Woody, aromatic and amber are among the unisex signature scents, which each come in 7.5ml bottles. With eight fragrances to choose from, there is something for everyone making it one of the best Christmas gifts.
Stunning to cruise in, even more alluring to look at, the Hermes Speedster takes its design inspiration from the iconic 1959 Porsche 356 sports car and marries it with the suave nautical aesthetics of the 1930s. With luxury, efficiency, style and comfort delivered in a single vessel, the Hermes Speedster will ensure you’ll truly stand out among even the most distinguished boating fraternity.
Dion Horstmans’ Interstellar sculpture
Look up to the sky at Melbourne CBD’s Collins Square precinct and you’ll find an expansive three-dimensional artwork called ‘Supersonic’. Created by Australian metalwork artist Dion Horstmans, the sculpture features distinctive angles and lines that form an intricate floating prism. That very same sculptural formula that made Horstmans a household name can now reside in your home or office with his latest private offering from Olsen Gallery. ‘Interstellar #4’ spans 150cm x 80cm x 12cm and features Horstsmans’ signature design paired with a gold electroplated steel frame and striking fluorescent red fade.
Price: approx US$7,700
AP Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak name needs no introduction among watch enthusiasts. Adding to its latest model line is the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon, a 41mm timepiece that sees the addition of a flying tourbillon for the first time in the octagonal bezel watch. Three variants will be offered with steel, titanium and pink gold.
Price: from approx US$147,000
Gulfstream G700 Private Jet
Designed to be the ultimate private jet in its industry, the Gulfstream G700 features the tallest, widest and longest cabin in its class. The interior can be configured to suit a range of needs with up to five living areas including a six-seater dining compartment, conference room and master suite with shower. The latest Rolls-Royce engines also gives the G700 a range of 7,500 nautical miles or just under 14,000km in range.
Price: US$75 million
Hecate Verona dog manor
Give your beloved four-pawed friend the life it deserves with a manor from Hecate Verona. The luxurious doghouse collection features four different designs all penned by architects to reflect grand-scale designs as seen in the real world. From Spanish Palacio to Roman Imperial Mansion, each home is meticulously handcrafted to ensure your dog will be the talk of the town.
Those chasing summer can now do so in style with Burberry’s official surfboard. Handcrafted in France and detailed with the iconic London fashion label’s Monogram print and logo, the surfboard comes in three colours to choose from. It’s functional too, as the board is made exclusively by the artisans at Euroglass.
Dom Pérignon Champagne
Described as a “bold wager, the fruit of an unwavering commitment to expressing nature, coupled with the freedom”, the Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 is a full-bodied wine of tropical fruit – green mango, melon and pineapple. As the wine unfolds it cedes to notes of orange zest, mandarin and jasmine. Perfect for summer celebrations.
Price: approx US$200
Apple’s latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops are powered by the revolutionary M1 processor – replacing the previously used Intel processor. The new feature promises further efficiency and peak performance while using just a quarter of the power and a huge increase in graphics performance making for an appropriate gift for those working from home.
Price: from US$999
Bottega Veneta briefcase
Bottega Veneta’s handcrafted Italian bags are legendary. This extraordinary briefcase is made from Intrecciato Hydrology leather with a removable interior zipped pocket, top handles, adjustable shoulder strap and a zip.
Described as a small batch, premium, 100% agave añejo expression, Tesla Tequila is made from sustainably sourced highland and lowland agaves and aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. According to the Tesla website, the drink has a “dry fruit and light vanilla nose with a balanced cinnamon pepper finish”.
Bimota Tesi H2
The frighteningly fast Bimota Tesi H2 is ready for delivery. It’s built around the Kawasaki Ninja H2 power plant and features the iconic Bimota hub-centre steering design chassis covered with a carbon fibre bodywork to reduce weight.
Smart reusable mask
Glask is a new reusable smart face mask available in three models – Basic, Pro and Pro Plus. All the options feature five-layer filtration, anti-fog front glass and a foam seal. The Pro adds airflow adjustability, fans and a speaker, while the Pro Plus contains built-in Bluetooth bone-conduction earbuds.
Price: from approx US$155
Chanel’s collectible parfum
There are only 40 pieces available worldwide – with just nine in the US – and each Les Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel and Maisons D’Art Coffret will be hand-delivered to your door. Inside the small box is the Coromandel Parfum, housed in a Baccarat crystal bottle and a jewelled piece handmade by Maison Goossens – a goldsmith-jeweller since 1950.
Revisiting its playful teddy bear-inspired footwear style, Vetements’ irresistible Hug Me Bear Slippers are to die for. Available in brown and white, the Italian-made unique loafer style is constructed of fluffy shearling, creating a soft and comfortable feel.
Price: approx US$1,200
Stand out in a crowd with Loewe’s Fish Buckle tote bag in calfskin or the Vertical tote bag, featuring multicolour natural stones, in soft-grained calf.
Mansory jet ski
Mansory’s Black Marlin Jet Ski is based on a Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 RS. Its Rotax engine is boosted up to 410kW, while the jaw-dropping lines of the carbon fibre shell also sheds almost 10kg of weight – making it one of the best Christmas gifts money can buy.