Whether you’re stuck on what to buy your grandmother who has everything, your uncle whose only hobby is drinking barista-made coffee, or your cousin who is obsessed with their dog, here are some utterly luxurious ideas to spark your gift-giving inspiration this festive season.
The ultimate gift guide
Perfect for: anyone who adores smooth skin
Why we love it: You can’t gift time, but you can gift the magic of youth with La Prairie’s utterly luxurious caviar-derived retinol oil. Transforming every evening into a restorative spa experience, the liquid gold smoothes lines, lifts and firms, creating an overall smoother appearance – all through the potency of Swiss caviar.
Perfect for: game fanatics
Why we love it: Ideal for the board games lovers who puzzled their way through COVID-19, Louis Vuitton’s playful 529-piece puzzle will be one of the chicest additions to any games cupboard. Inspired by the maison’s nostalgic silk scarf pattern, the whimsical illustrations will be a delight to piece together, revealing the motifs behind the brand’s 200 years.
Perfect for: someone who loves glossies
Why we love it: Not only is Gucci’s eccentric magazine rack perfect for displaying your latest edition of The CEO Magazine, it’s made to order in Italy – making it a heartfelt gift. Although if you wanted it under the Christmas tree, you may have missed the boat – estimated delivery is between four and six months.
Perfect for: those with opulent taste
Why we love it: It’s always exciting opening a little box to discover an alluring piece of Chanel jewellery, and these signature hoop earrings will excite and delight. New to the Coco Crush collection, the 18-karat white and beige gold earrings embody everything the French maison is iconic for – its quintessential C (the three Cs are delicately entwined), statement quilting motif and timeless style.
Perfect for: handbag collectors
Why we love it: Whether you know someone who would love a new work bag or simply loves collecting leather treasures, Fendi’s Peekaboo ISeeU East-West grey crocodile bag will go down a treat. Classic, sophisticated yet incredibly on trend, the Italian-made glossy crocodile leather bag, with a soft, light pink nappa leather lining, will turn any outfit into a statement.
Perfect for: men or women
Why we love it: Just as serpents typically symbolise rebirth and transformation, Bulgari’s Serpenti Viper bracelet will signify the beginning of a new, vibrant world post-pandemic. Wrapping around your loved one’s wrist, the rose gold bracelet boasts 0.47 carats of diamonds, adding a subtle touch of sparkle to any special occasion.
Perfect for: making a statement
Why we love it: While rocketing to space isn’t obtainable for ordinary people (not yet, at least), you can still give an out-of-this-world gift and keep your feet right here on Earth. Featuring a sublime meteorite dial, Rolex designers created this unique treasure with the precious material found at the heart of an asteroid, making the white gold GMT-Master II truly remarkable.
Perfect for: glowing skin
Why we love it: Whether you’re chasing a shimmery glow for summer festivities or looking to comfort dry skin in winter, Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Face & Body Oil will do just the trick. Rich in botanical ingredients, the potent liquid nourishes and strengthens the skin barrier, improving elasticity and firmness while also adding an all-over sun-kissed glow.
Perfect for: the newest addition to the family
Why we love it: Whimsical yet chic, these adorable elephant bookends are a cute gift for any new baby, and will also stand the test of time as the family grows. The perfect future heirloom or precious keepsake, the Tiffany & Co. bookends will add a touch of luxury, albeit practical, to any nursery.
Perfect for: music lovers
Why we love it: Offering exceptional sound quality and an unrivalled listening experience, Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H95 Adaptive ANC headphones are the brand’s most advanced adaptive noise-cancelling to date. Whether you know someone who loves the sound of complete silence while they work or someone who can’t go without listening to a constant stream of music, the high-tech headphones will allow for complete immersion.
Perfect for: outdoor enthusiasts
Why we love it: If you’re ever going to fly a kite, it may as well be in complete opulence – and Louis Vuitton has delivered just that. The technical nylon construction features the French maison’s signature monogram print. Just as it playfully stole attention at the Men’s Spring–Summer 2019 show, it’s guaranteed to steal the show at your local park.
Perfect for: even the snobbiest of coffee connoisseurs
Why we love it: One appliance that truly got put to hard work during the pandemic was the humble coffee machine. If you know someone who loves cafe-quality coffee at home or simply needs to upgrade from instant, then Nespresso’s Creatista Pro has them covered. Allowing coffee addicts to unleash their inner barista, the sleek stainless steel machine heats up in three seconds, has a steam wand for frothing milk and is customisable, allowing for its new owners to save personalised drinks in the menu.
Perfect for: space-loving frequent fliers
Why we love it: When travelling abroad to exotic countries gets back to pre-pandemic norms, those nearest and dearest to you are going to need some fresh luggage to wheel through busy international terminals – and Rimowa will let them do this in style. Only 750 models of the Original Cabin Moon case have been produced to mark the 750,000-kilometre round trip between the brand’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany and the moon – making this extra-special trunk the perfect addition for that first flight in the new world.
Perfect for: car aficionados
Why we love it: Ideal for avid car collectors, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will go down a treat – especially when it’s in the form of a replica model car. This miniature version of the luxury automotive has been faithfully reproduced with an unparalleled level of detail scaled at 1:8. For enthusiasts, it’s a work of art.
Perfect for: the dog obsessed
Why we love it: There’s no denying our dogs (and cats) are part of our family, so they too deserve the very best, from their food through to their accessories. Pooches are bound to catch the attention of everyone at the local dog park wearing this Valentino calfskin leather collar embellished with the Italian brand’s quintessential studs. Why not pair it with the matching lead or even the matching pet waste bag holder?
Cost: from A$390
Perfect for: those who love self-care
Why we love it: Add a luxurious day spa touch to your friend’s home with Versace’s baroque-inspired bathrobe. The bold Meduse Amplified print trims the cotton robe, allowing for a subtle yet signature nod to the Italian designer. Pair it with La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil and you have yourself one very indulgent gift.
Perfect for: thrillseekers
Why we love it: Nothing says summer fun more than time spent swimming in the ocean or, in some cases, flying above it. Uniting children and adults, the Fliteboard Air allows riders to fly above the water. It’s also inflatable, so it rolls up effortlessly for easy storage. Suitable for beginners, the most buoyant and durable of the board collection is guaranteed to create endless hours of memories.
Perfect for: the stylish baker in your life
Why we love it: Emerald hues swept Fashion Weeks all over the world in 2021, and now the colour of the season is making its way into the kitchen. Crafted from white Richard Ginori porcelain, the design was inspired by a vintage fabric featuring cherry branches, leaves and flowers. The only way this gift could get any better is with a freshly baked cake displayed on top with lashings of cream and forest berries.
Perfect for: someone who has everything
Why we love it: Handcrafted by a Venetian family business, this vibrant glass vase by Diptyque is a bright addition to any home. Melded from broken pieces of glass found at Murano glassworks, the vase embraces the creativity of upcycling, which doubles as a piece of art. There are only 20 pieces available, adding to its truly unique appeal.
Perfect for: those seeking a getaway
Why we love it: One of the best gifts you can give is an experience. Where better to visit than at the world’s very first ever Hotel Clicquot – a luxurious Hamptons-infused escape where you have nowhere to be and nothing to do but live in the moment. Inspired by Veuve Clicquot, guests can enjoy the slow life with gastronomic soirees, chauffeured day trips in a vintage classic car, private helicopter tours, yoga, surf lessons and sommelier-guided Champagne journeys, all in the heart of Australia’s magical Byron Bay hinterland.
Cost: from A$6,733 per room for a two-night stay in 2021
Perfect for:holistic relaxation
Why we love it: Renowned for its healing waters, Italy’s Palazzo Fiuggi is home to a world-class spa that uses its Fiuggi waters for complete transformation. Boasting thalassotherapy baths, the therapeutic minerals have detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects while the buoyancy promotes natural joint and muscle relaxation. The spa also performs quartz vibra sound healing (using vibrations of a natural quartz to treat stress and sleep disorders), vibra sound healing (using bell vibrations and therapeutic music to achieve an optimal mental state) and a dead sea mineral mud body wrap (for reducing inflammation). And after the past couple of years, a revitalising spa day couldn’t possibly come at a better time.
Perfect for: everyone
Why we love it: Gone are the days of thinking gift cards are the lazy, last-minute, impersonal present option. Prezzee digital gift cards allow you to share the festive joy with all your loved ones, no matter where they are in the world. There are hundreds of eGift Card options across the US, UK and Australia. Not to mention it’s an eco-friendly gift to give – more than 80,907 kilograms of PVC plastic has been saved from landfill. It really is a win–win present for everyone.
Cost: as much as you like
Feature image courtesy of Chanel