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The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some, it can also be stressful and anxiety-inducing because of all the gift shopping. We all have that someone (or a couple of them) on our list who is incredibly difficult to shop for. Whether it’s because they seem to have everything or they simply are not easy to please, finding the right present for them can be a mentally exhausting task.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. That’s why we dove into the most luxurious corners of the Internet and found gorgeous gifts that will please and immediately put a smile on anyone’s face.
Jewelry is always a good idea. Make that diamond-centric jewelry, actually. After all, the holidays are the perfect time to sparkle and nothing sparkles more than a luxury watch set with shimmery diamonds.
And for that really, really special person you want to impress, how about the new Maserati MC20 sportscar?
Want more ideas? Keep scrolling if you have decided to treat your family and friends to something extraordinary this holiday season.
Dior x Daniel Arsham Future Relic Eroded Basketball
For the art/fashion aficionado in your life, consider a one-of-a-kind sculpture by contemporary artist Daniel Arsham inspired by the Dior universe. The partnership between the French Maison and the New York-based artist was established earlier this year when Kim Jones, Dior’s creative director for menswear, invited Arsham to create the scenography for his summer 2020 runway show. The Future Relics collection, this basketball is part of, are partially eroded, a signature detail in all of his works of art, and encrusted with quartz crystal.
To buy: $12,000, dior.com
Petrossian Limited Edition Special Reserve Caviar Coffret
Treat a special someone to a selection of the rarest caviar in the world. Elegantly packaged, the box includes six 50 gram tins—two from each special reserve Ossetra, special reserve Alverta, and special reserve Kaluga Huso Hybrid caviar.
To buy: $4,000, petrossian.com
Berluti Football Leather Ball
The sports fan in your life will surely appreciate this football created from premium Venezia calf leather. It has a beautiful patina that will only get better with age and also features white nylon laces. It makes not just for a standout décor item but a functional one, too.
To buy: $1,700, berluti.com
Yves Saint Laurent x Baccarat Luxor Vase in Black Crystal
French fine crystal manufacturer Baccarat partnered with Yves Saint Lauren on a line of high-end pieces including this dazzling vase. It is handcrafted in France from black crystal and features a textured diamond pattern.
To buy: $1,480, ysl.com
Cartier Juste Un Clou Tie Pin
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but that doesn’t mean a man can’t enjoy them either.
This stunning 18-karat white gold tie pin by Cartier is set with 297 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 2.11 carats and is sure to add some major sparkle to a loved one’s wardrobe.
To buy: $22,300, cartier.com
La Mer The Genaissance de la Mer Collection
When it comes to luxurious beauty, La Mer is unrivaled. The company’s The Genaissance kit that consists of a lotion, a serum, and an eye cream visibly reduces fine lines and delivers a more youthful and glowing complexion. It is a gift that the beauty addict in your life will absolutely rave about.
To buy: $1,225, bergdorfgoodman.com
Clase Azul Ultra Extra Añejo Tequila
This premium extra añejo tequila comes in the most stunning bottle which makes it the perfect holiday gift. Each decanter is meticulously handcrafted by an artisan who first paints it by hand and then embellishes it using platinum, silver, and 24-carat gold. The tequila itself is produced in Jalisco from organic Tequilana Weber Blue Agaves and has intense notes of sherry, wood fruit, caramel, and vanilla.
To buy: $1,800, caskers.com
Van Cleef and Arpels Snowflake Earrings
This pair of gorgeous drop earrings sparkles with the light of (literally) hundreds of diamonds. Inspired by a classic Van Cleef and Arpels motif, the snowflake, each earring is crafted from platinum and white gold and set with 190 stones weighing a total of 13.73 carats.
To buy: $145,000, vancleefarpels.com
A Luxurious Stay at The Residences at the Little Nell in Aspen, CO
Gift a loved one a magical and socially-distanced vacation in Aspen this winter with The Little Nell’s five-star, five-diamond private mountainside residences. The American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property offers rooms, ranging from two to four bedrooms with cozy interiors and luxurious finishes, featuring premium amenities such as a private ski concierge service, world-class in-room dining, a rooftop pool, and a terrace offering stunning views, a yoga studio, a gym, and a children’s play area.
To book: from $3,245/night, thelittlenell.com
Piaget Rose Gold Cufflinks
Inspired by the classic silhouette of Piaget’s Antipilano watch, this elegant duo of cufflinks will add so much class and sophistication to anyone’s wardrobe.
They are crafted from 18 karat rose gold and embellished with two hematite gems.
To buy: $4,750, piaget.com
Lorenzi Milano Full-Grain Leather and Bamboo Travel Champagne Cabinet
Take your favorite bubbly with you anywhere you go in this sleek champagne case. It is crafted in Italy from tan full-grain leather and has a chic bamboo handle. Inside, you’ll find two flutes, a cooling bucket with a removable ice holder, a hermetic seal, and cap opener pliers.
To buy: $4,055, mrporter.com
Asprey Racing Car Sterling Silver and Enamel Cocktail Shaker
This cool cocktail shaker is the perfect gift for the mixologist in your life who appreciates great design. Inspired by vintage cars, it is made from silver and sports enameled inlays and carved ebony wheels. It will definitely make for a great conversation starter.
To buy: $13,500, mrporter.com
Yonoh Studio Diagonal Pool Table
Help someone special create the ultimate entertainment room in their home with this super cool billiards table. The frame is made from steel and the legs are crafted from beautiful Iroko wood. It is an eye-catching piece of décor that can be personalized in five finishes and it will definitely become the source of a lot of fun and joyful evenings spent with friends.
To buy: from $12,100, lumens.com
Perini Ranch and Steaks for a Year
This exceptional present is part of Neiman Marcus’s annual Fantasy Gifts. Treat the foodie lover in your life to a luxury trip to the Perini Ranch in Texas as well as a year’s supply of premium Perini steaks.
To buy: $175,000, neimanmarcus.com
Lalique Victoire Jewelry Box
French glassmaker Lalique’s name is synonymous with sophistication and craftsmanship. This beautiful handcrafted jewelry box comes in two options—either in ebony or mahogany wood and sports a masterfully mouth-blown Victoire sculpture in satin-finished Lalique crystal on its top. It is such a unique and precious piece that can be passed down from generation to generation to become a cherished family heirloom.
To buy: $6,500, scullyandscully.com
David Harber Torus Sculpture
From luxury private homes to distinguished schools (such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Princeton), David Harber’s sculptures can be found in some of the most prestigious addresses across the globe and are the perfect gift for the art and décor lover in your life.
Inspired by “the interaction between light and reflection,” he uses brass, copper, bronze, stainless steel, and stone to craft striking pieces such as the Torus.
Harber and his design team handcraft the sculptures in his atelier in Oxfordshire, UK, where they can be customized with new sizes, finishes, or personalized inscriptions to create something completely unique.
To buy: From $21,312, davidharber.com
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Paris to Istanbul Train Journey
The 1920s Art Deco icon Venice Simplon-Orient-Express departs on its annual five-night journey from Paris to Istanbul on August 20, 2021. In addition to guided city tours in Budapest and Bucharest, highlights include a cruise along the Danube River, a private visit to historic Peles Castle in Sinaia, and a stop at the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria.
For the ultimate luxury experience, book one of the Grand Suites, each featuring a private bathroom with a shower, double beds, and spacious living areas with underfloor heating. The Grand Suite experience begins even before boarding, with private transfers to the train station where guests are greeted by their personal cabin steward. Additional amenities include free-flowing champagne, private in-suite dining, and a complimentary Art Deco bathrobe as a souvenir.
To buy: from $33,440, belmond.com
Chaumet Laurier Secret Watch Medium Model
A gorgeous watch set with over 380 diamonds is what we’d call an exquisite gift. This Chaumet timepiece made in 18-karat rose gold is the epitome of sophistication that brings together the French company’s 200-year know-how in jewelry and watchmaking. It has a black aventurine dial and is fitted with a powdered satin strap and a rose gold pin buckle paved with 53 brilliant-cut diamonds.
To buy: Price Upon Request, chaumet.com
The Beaumont Antony Gormley’s Living Sculpture ROOM
For the true art aficionado, what better gift than a stay in an inhabitable sculpture? The Beaumont in London is home to Turner Prize-winner Antony Gormley’s experiential-work-of-art-meets-suite called ROOM.
The exterior of the suite takes the shape of a three-story crouching man made of stainless steel— an answer to the City of Westminster’s requirement that new buildings contain public art. The interior is a dark space entirely clad in fumed-oak, featuring only a single, all-white bed and can be taken to pitch-black darkness and silence at the flip of a switch.
The heavily insulated walls create an extremely quiet inside, free from the sounds of the city. There is a window high up where guests can see the night sky but no surrounding buildings as Gormley wanted views to be unencumbered. The unique space stems from Gormley’s desire to create an atmosphere where guests focus on the ‘inner space,’ to achieve “a meditative stillness, to lose a sense of one’s body in the darkness and to allow the mind to expand.”
To buy: $1,400/night, thebeaumont.com
Leica M10-P "ASC 100 Edition"
For the budding cinematographer in your life, this limited-edition Leica M10-P camera pays homage to the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers.
The camera has a classic look and comes with a gold anodized lens inspired by Oskar Barnack’s first commercially successful 35mm camera. Pre-loaded with two cine look features—a mode for a classic, analog 35mm motion-picture film look, and one for current digital styles—this camera is perfect for capturing special moments in a unique Hollywood-inspired way.
And last but not least, the set comes beautifully packaged in an elegant black box.
To buy: $17,500, leicacamerausa.com
Rolex Submariner Model 2020
The new Rolex Submariner is the ultimate sports watch for the diving enthusiast—or simply for someone who needs a sturdy and stylish everyday timepiece.
It has a 41mm case made from tough Oystersteel that dons a 60-minute unidirectional scratch-resistant bezel. It is equipped with Rolex’s 3230 mechanical self-winding movement that offers 70 hours of power reserve. This 2020 version of the classic Submariner is water-resistant for up to 1,000 feet and comes fitted with an Oystersteel bracelet with a folding clasp.
To buy: $9,000, rolex.com
Brown Safe Jewelry Safe
Help a loved one keep their most precious timepieces and fine jewelry secure in one convenient location with custom jewelry safe.
There are a number of safe designs to choose from depending on the person’s needs and you can personalize every aspect of it—from the drawer layouts to the paint color, hardware finishes, and security features.
To buy: from $3,875, brownsafe.com
H.Moser &Cie Endeavor Tourbillon Concept
This might as well be the sleekest fine watch we’ve seen in a long time. The dial, enclosed in a 42mm case, lacks a logo and indices and is a true ode to minimalism. It only features elegant leaf-shaped hour and minute hands and a one-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock. And to top it all off, a hand-stitched black alligator leather strap that complements the timepiece perfectly.
To buy: $75,569, h-moser.com
Earlier this month, Maserati unveiled its brand new sportscar—the MC20. The new supercar, as the company calls it, will be available in convertible and electric versions and is made from light, carbon fiber monocoque—a first for the Italian manufacturer. The result is a super lightweight vehicle that goes from zero to 62 mph in under three seconds.
The heart of MC20 is a V6 twin-turbo petrol engine, the first engine entirely produced at the company’s Modena plant in over twenty years. In keeping with traditional racing configurations, the V6 engine features Formal 1 technology.
Inside, the car has a fully digitalized, user-friendly infotainment system and a Sonus faber sound system that includes 12 speakers with specific characteristics to deliver a natural sound.
To buy: from $210,000, maserati.com
Bottega Veneta Large The Pouch Leather Clutch in Crocodile
Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch is the must-have bag of the moment. This ultra luxurious version is crafted in Italy from crocodile leather in a hot pink hue and is the perfect gift for the fashion-obsessed person in your life.
To buy: Price Upon Request, bottegaveneta.com
Chanel Boyfriend Skeleton Watch
Who wouldn’t be happy receiving this stunning Chanel watch?!
The 18-karat beige gold bezel is set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds encapsulating a striking skeletonized dial. A black alligator strap with a gold ardillon buckle set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds complements this beautiful timepiece.
To buy: $51,400, saksfifthavenue.com
Kenneth Cobonpue Limbo Collection Art Piece/Lamp
Kenneth Cobonpue’s Limbo collection is equal parts art and a functional lamp. The three eye-catching chandelier designs are inspired by aerialists and are made of gossamer wires handwoven in a lattice pattern that the design lover in your life will surely appreciate.
The concept was actually inspired by the Mexican marigold flowers and sugar skulls that are mostly associated with the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Limbo actually started as a skull formed with weaved flowers made of gossamer wire and it later evolved into a full body sculptural piece of different acrobatic forms.
To buy: from $3,300, kennethcobonpue.com
Saint-Louis Apollo Decanter and Old Fashioned Gift Set
Handcrafted in France, this beautiful old fashioned gift set will be a welcome addition to the home bar of any whiskey enthusiast. It consists of a crystal decanter with a capacity of 22 oz and two glasses that complement it.
To buy: $1,120, kneenandco.com
Puiforcat Backgammon Set
Game nights will be a much more stylish affair with this backgammon set by Jean E. Puiforcat inspired by the Roaring 20s. The board is handcrafted from dark Makassar ebony and sycamore wood while the checkers are plated in sterling silver.
To buy: $30,000, kneenandco.com
Floris London Three-Piece Gold-Plated and Briarwood Shaving Set
The official British Family Perfumer has been supplying the royal family with everything from toothbrushes, combs, and mouthwashes for two hundred years. And this shaving set is every bit worthy of the company’s royal stamp of approval. It is handcrafted in England from briarwood and then goldplated and consists of a brush with ethically sourced bristles, a razor with a Mach3 blade, and an elegant stand to store both items.
To buy: $750, mrporter.com
Louis Vuitton 8 Watch Case
Frequent travelers and horology enthusiasts will surely enjoy this Louis Vuitton watch case crafted in classic monogram canvas. It features all the luxury accents you’d expect from Louis Vuitton such as golden brass pieces, leather trims reinforced with rivets, and vintage-inspired golden brass corners. Inside, it has eight removable cushions as well as a tray to store other valuables.
To buy: $7,200, louisvuitton.com
Loro Piana Regina Delle Ande Cashmere Throw
The holidays are the perfect time to snuggle up with a book in hand under a warm blanket, which means you are halfway there with this cozy cashmere Loro Piana throw.
It sports a beautiful pattern of little llamas in three shades and has a suede goatskin trim.
To buy: $4,450, loropiana.com
Kokomo Private Island Fiji
This stunning private island resort in the Fijian archipelago would make the perfect background for your loved one’s winter holiday. It is also an ideal spot for a family vacation as you can book the entire island to yourself. This will give you access to accommodation for up to 30 people, kids and nanny services, gourmet meals, spa treatments, water activities, and a butler.
To buy: $65,000/island buyout per night, kokomoislandfiji.com