The LUXE Holiday Gifting Guide
‘Tis the season once more and whether you’re skiing in Switzerland, beaching in Bali or holed up at home, nothing says Christmas like a glam gift for that special someone. Whether you’re splashing the cash or stuffing the stocking, we’ve gone and done the legwork for you, rounding up our favourite seasonal gifts for both the better halves and the precious little burdens. Credit cards at the ready...For Him2009 Château Margaux Balthazar
Wine retailer Le Clos is selling only three of the six 2009 Château Margaux Balthazars ever produced at their flagship store in the Dubai International Airport (where else?!). The proud owner the world’s most expensive bottle of wine will be flown first class to France to visit the estate for a private tour of its cellars and vineyard, before dining at the château with chief winemaker Paul Pontallier. The bottle is an absolute snip at $195,000, but then it is a whopping 12 litres of wine...
USD 195,000 / http://www.leclos.net Libero Ferrero Oak & Eddon Bag
A dapper man-bag made from the kind of buttery leather that, like the old grump, just gets better with age. For the chap on the go.
USD 2,673 / http://www.liberoferrero.com Bremont ALT1-C Rose Gold Classic Chronograph
Rolex? Pah! We’re plumping for the understated but durable watch chosen by explorers and war heroes alike. Manly!
USD 18,250 / http://www.bremont.com The Black Tie Gold Hand-rolled Cigar Box Set
These premium Dominican cigars rolled in 24K edible gold are the perfect post-dinner showstopper.
USD 4,000 / http://www.londoncutcigars.comFor Her
Fabergé Emotion Ring
Every woman needs a fabulous statement ring, and this one comes in a candy-coloured array of gems including tourmalines, spinels, sapphires, and pink diamonds.
GBP 25,914 / http://www.faberge.com Versace Night Blue Fur Jacket
How to stay as snug as a bug and still look oh-so chic? The answer is, by donning this cropped raccoon fur jacket from Europe’s premiere name in va-va-voom style. Easy.
USD 5,175 / http://www.stylebop.com Fendi Chameleon Calf Hair Fold-Over Clutch
With just the right mix of bold patterns and strokable textures, this Italian-made clutch is a covetable companion for day or night.
USD 1,360 / http://www.neimanmarcus.comFor The Tots Edible Ginger Playhouse from Dylan’s Candy
Bring the Hansel & Gretel fairytale to life (sans mean old witch obviously) by presenting your tikes with a 6’6”, 381 lb gourmet gingerbread house decorated with royal icing, thousands of sweets, giant cookies, lollipops, gummy bears, gumdrops, and a magical lollipop tree hidden inside. Just be prepared for the sugar hysterics that will no doubt ensue!
USD 15,000 / http://www.neimanmarcus.com The Linley Dappled Grey Rocking Horse
In keeping with Victorian tradition, this handmade horse features silver metalwork, black leather saddle and bridle, and is fitted with a secret compartment for storing photos and locks of baby hair for future generations to find.
GBP 8,250 / http://www.davidlinley.com Tucher + Walther Traditional Tin Flying Carousel
Forget Playstation and XBox, this limited edition, handcrafted tin carousel features suspended airplanes and hot air balloons, and can be operated by a hand crank or a working steam engine. Old-school cool!
USD 775 / http://www.puccimanuli.com Tiffany Sailor Whale Bubble Blower
Just what every rosy-cheeked bubba needs, a sterling silver bubble blower with a cute whale handle. Cute.
USD 250 / http://www.tiffany.com