LUXE Holiday Gift Guide
LUXE Holiday Gift Guide
There’s no better time of year to throw thriftiness to the wind and splurge on that special something for that special someone. Here are our picks of some of the most outrageously LUXE items to gift this holiday season. For Him
Hubby’s obviously always wanted to house his luxury watch and vintage wine collection under one, highly-secure roof – and now he can. Introducing the Buben & Zorweg Grand Aficionado, a climate controlled cabinet/safe with a vibration-free carousel that stores 8 bottles of his best wine, his 12 most-loved timepieces, and myriad corks from his most memorable sips past. Added extras include a German HiFi system with Bluetooth and an iPhone/iPod docking station. It’s a one stop alpha male spot!
From USD$200,000 / buben-zorweg.com
Luxury begins with a capital H these holidays – H for Hermès, that is. Pierre Hardy’s micro-homage to the classic Nausicaa bag, named the Sac-Bijou Nausicaa, may be only 6” high, but it’s made of rose gold and no less than 1,811 diamonds. Bijou indeed!
USD$578,000 / hermes.com
It’s never too early to season the little one’s palate for the finer things, and a good place to start is Playsam’s Roadster Saab, a fun-sized wood and metal replica of the very first Saab model, the Sixten Sason 92001 prototype. At this price, thank heavens you don’t need petrol too!
From USD$52,980 / playsam.com
Nothing says ‘I ruff you’ like building your four-legged friend a miniature replica of your own stately abode, or custom-designing them one of their very own with La Petite Maison.
POA / lapetitemaison.com
For Grandma and Grandpa
Bed socks? Books? Pah! 80 is the new 60, right? Banish those geriatric cobwebs with Grandpa at the helm and Grandma popping bottles in the ultimate youth-recapturing toy - the Luxury Z Speedboat by Zaha Hadid for Shoreteam. Go on, show the whippersnappers how it’s really done. Hold on, Myrtle!
USD$460,459 / shoreteam.org
For the Host & Hostess
Forget flowers and chocolates - ensure you’re top of the invite list again next year by gifting a rare and fabulous vintage tipple from Old Liquors. There’s an 1898 Linkwood-Glenlivet whisky for USD$18,968, or Courvoisier Erté Collection cognac for a cool USD$46,616, or for the most grandiose of gestures why not splash out on a bottle of 1787 Chateau d’Yquem, a snip at USD$191,286. Definitely one for laying down, preferably on a swan’s down duvet... oldliquors.com