Luxury festive gift guide
The holiday season is a season of giving
We’re not going to lie: one of the best things about the holiday season is getting so many gifts. But there’s also great joy in gifting loved ones, too – no matter how much your wallet suffers. We’re only joking, gifts for loved ones are worth every penny. So, behold our top 20 choices for festive luxury gifts. Perfumes have been a “last minute” kind of gift for as long as anyone can remember. But Burberry’s limited edition festive number, My Burberry, is another story. Why? It has glitter inside! And there’s no girl that doesn’t like glitter. Get yours at Paris Gallery where you can create your own personalised hamper. We’re almost 100% sure that this Louis Vuitton monogram carrier is on every man’s wish list. Why not make his wish come true? Add a scarf and it’s the ultimate gift for a husband. This season, Vertu is offering customers who purchase the Vertu Aster with a complimentary experience package. It includes underwater dining at the Burj Al Arab, dinner for two in Dubai’s so-called “most romantic restaurant,” Pierchic, a VIP table at the Four Season’s night club, Provacateur, and a spa treatment for two at luxury spa, Talise. Because a lot of people will be travelling for the holidays, Clive Christian’s traveller perfume set is a go-to gift choice. The British luxury brand is dubbed “the world’s most expensive” when it comes to perfumes. It’s available across Paris Gallery stores. Make your other half feel like Cinderella by opting for a pair of shoes as a gift. Level Shoe District, the region’s largest high-end footwear retailer, has a shoe collection especially for the festive season. We didn’t forget about the men. In fact, Level Shoe District has recently created three sections for the three most common male shopper personalities. Whether your man has a modern or traditional taste, there’s a dedicated corner to make your gift-shopping more efficient. Another person we never forget about? Mum. Give yours the gift of relaxation with a spa experience. Dubai’s spas, like Talise Spa, have festive packages that include a facial, body wrap, and a massage. Chocolate is usually the polite gift for an acquaintance or far family member. But you could still wow them with chocolate. Luxury dessert brand Forrey and Galland makes impressive hampers for gifting purposes. A lot of celebrating happens during the holidays – but a lot of sleeping in happens as well. You make use of lost sleeping hours on your days off – which is why this Dolce Gabbana Silk Pyjama is one of our favourite men’s go-to presents for the New Year. We love gifts that look festive. They just add to the spirit of the holidays. For example, how festive does Sephora’s Formula x nail polish tower look? It’s the perfect gift for a friend who’s obsessed over her nails! Bulgari has long been known for its jewellery, but its watches are very much underrated. This 18k yellow gold serpenti bracelet watch is one of the prettiest we’ve seen. When it comes to ladies’ gift ideas, not a lot can surpass this one. What man doesn’t like Coffee? It might be an unconventional gift, but a Nespresso coffee machine is actually a great idea for a male friend. If he’s a coffee lover, he’ll definitely cherish this gift. While Dolce Gabbana’s jewellery pieces do not entail diamonds, they’re fashion statements without a doubt. The brand’s gold and pearl bracelet, which spells out Amore, love, is the perfect gift for a fashion-driven wife. Unless you’re buying a gift that already comes wrapped neatly and luxuriously, your best option for presentation is Hallmark. Why? Because its wrapping services are not a rip-off and its cards and decorations are luxurious. Hallmark has everything from gold bows to glitter cards. Ladies, buy yourselves a gift this holiday – you deserve it! And what’s better than a sequin dress for the holiday celebrations? This maxi gold number is from asos.com. Go over the top this New Year - why not? One of the best gifts to give your other half is probably a watch. But it’s no longer about the highest watch brands in the world. Today, trends are leaning towards fashion watches as well, like this black and gold Gucci number. For ladies, there aren’t a lot of gifts that top a Chanel bag. And the brand has just released this dark red velour flap number particularly for the holiday season. If red velour doesn’t say “holiday spirit,” we don’t know what does. If you’re on a lower budget than Chanel requires, don’t worry – we’ve got it covered. This mini Gucci satchel would make the perfect gift. Its gold, it sparkles, it’s high-end, and it won’t cost half as much as the Chanel. Gift a staycation for you and your loved one at the Saint Regis Abu Dhabi. If that’s the view from the hotel suite’s bathroom, we can’t wait to see what the room view looks like. Can you say Le Cadeau Ideal? That’s French for “The Perfect Gift,” in case you were wondering. A gift’s packaging is just as important as the gift itself. How good does this Dolce Gabbana ring look in that red velour box? But back to the present itself – this 18k gold piece entails 10 black sapphire stones.