Christmas is about glamour, opulence, and indulgence. Let’s be frank: only the best will do. The only problem is, sometimes, we don’t always have the budget to match your most decadent luxury Christmas gift ideas.
But, did you know that you can give luxurious presents this year – from designer brands, no less – without an exorbitant price tag?
We can guarantee even the most difficult to buy for, and most discerning tastes will love unwrapping these luxe presents this year. It’s time to get bougie on a budget…
The Half Bottle Gift Box, Fortnum & Mason
Is there any better pairing than Christmas and Fortnum’s? Don’t just give one bottle of wine this festive season: give four, with this luxury gift selection of half-bottle sized wines. Featuring a Bourgogne Rouge, a flavoursome Claret, a lively Muscadet Sur Lie and a Pouilly-Fumé, this is the perfect gift for any wine connoisseur. Alternatively, you can also give all the glamour of a Fortnum & Mason drinks gift set – but with none of the ABV – with The Sparkling Tea & Truffle Gift Box.
Classic 5oz Leather Hip Flask, Aspinal of London
Apsinal of London is the last word in luxury leather, and this classic leather hip flask ticks all the bougie boxes. Available in a range of colours and designs, you can even get it engraved with their initials for a truly personalised present.
Golf Notes Panama Notebook, Smythson
Now this is how to perfect your stroke in style. A perfect gift for the golf lover in your life, this pocket notebook is handcrafted in England with the highest quality crossgrain leather. Inside, the pages are laid out with space to record par, stroke index, stableford points and score for each hole. For an extra touch, this hard-wearing notebook can also be personalised.
Alphabet Brass Keyring, Mulberry
Give any bag the Mulberry touch with these shining letter keyrings – delivering customisation and quality in equal measure. Choose the lucky recipient’s initial, and they can attach the Mulberry accessory to their bag, purse, keys and more. Each charm is made form sturdy brass coated in gold zinc, along with an easily attached snap-hook fastening, and comes complete with the signature Mulberry branding as part of the design.
‘Farrah’ earrings, Vivienne Westwood
The Vivienne Westwood orb is a designer icon – and these gorgeous silver-tone earrings in the unmistakable shape are universal enough to suit all tastes. Intricate embossing and stud detailing add to the luxury feel of this stud set.
‘Wonderlust’ set of two mugs, Wedgwood
Get the good china – literally – this Christmas with this beautiful set by the luxury heritage pottery house. From the brand’s eclectic ‘Wonderlust’ range, with designs inspired by travels through Europe to Asia, these two mugs will add sopistication to their favourite hot drinks, every single day. They also come packaged in a luxurious Wedgwood presentation box, for maximum gift-giving impact.
Signature Scents Hand Care Collection, Crabtree & Evelyn
Is there anything more luxurious than a best-in-class hand cream? This gift set by the experts at Crabtree & Evelyn features five nourishing creams in the brand’s most beloved scents: Renew + Nourish, Pear & Pink Magnolia, Citron & Coriander, Lavender & Espresso, and Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn – all in on-the-go sizes, for pocket-sized pampering, anywhere.
Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set, Charlotte Tilbury
There’s a reason that Charlotte Tilbury’s signature Pillow Talk lip shade is loved by, oh, literally everyone. The universally flattering lip colour is natural yet glamorous – and this set includes the cult colour in a nude-pink lip liner, plump-effect lip gloss, matte lipstick and a shimmer lip gloss.
Black Opium Eau de Parfum and Makeup Icons Gift Set, Yves Saint Laurent
Black Opium is sexy, spicy and sweet. Not only is it loved by devotees the world over, but this luxury set combines the must-have perfume with a volumising YSL mascara and a mini long-lasting peach-toned lipstick with a sumptuous satin finish.
Nourish and Stimulate Scalp Mask, Monpure
Award-winning haircare brand Monpure specialises in building healthy, strong hair by focussing on high-quality scalp treatments. This nourishing scalp mask does exactly that by ‘feeding’ hair follicles with essential vitamins and nutrients, for stronger, healthier hair growth, as well as hydrating and relieving sun damage, too.
Merino wool zip neck jumper, Reiss
A high-end knit will never go out of fashion, and this one from Reiss will stand the test of time in style. Crafted from the finest merino wool, this knit is designed to be both luxuriously soft and super lightweight, making it ideal for layering with a suit for a luxe tailored look, or dressed down with jeans or chinos, too.
Personalised Veuve Clicquot Champagne
What’s fancier than Veuve Clicquot champagne at Christmas? Personalised Veuve Clicquot champagne at Christmas. Give them extra bougie bubbles with this 750ml Brut NV champagne, which comes in a collectible tin customised with their name on it. Once the champagne is long gone and guzzled, they can keep their future Veuve preserves in their personalised tin forever more.
Le Creuset Petite Casserole dish
For anyone who loves cooking, Le Creuset is the gold standard in cookware. The brand’s ultra-premium stoneware dishes are also pretty pricey – but this little Petite Casserole dish won’t break the bank – and is available in a huge selection of stylish colours. It may be small, but it’ll have a mighty impact on the kitchen – this versatile dish can be microwaved, making it the perfect way to heat sauces, as well as providing an ideal vessel for cooking and serving small plates, dips and nibbles. Plus, it’s adorable.
UGG ‘Scuffette II’ slippers
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