The Christmas List of Luxury Gifts

What are you going to buy to the person who has got it all ? I'm not writing of buying a private jet or a small island in the Caribbean, but about a couple of ideas where luxury is in the label but nor always an obvious one. There are also some affordable luxury items in order to create a hint for the receiver of an end of the year bonus.
These bejewelled sandals are from Etro, the Italian brand with that gorgeous shop in Bond Street. These shoes are fantastic but anything that comes out from that shop will be a perfect gift. Prices are from around  £ 100.00 up to the thousands. The iconic Paisley Collection has been around for over 40 years and still very on trend.  Finding one of Etro unmistakable paisley brown shopping bags under the tree is the dream of any fashion addict.  www.etro.com
Bianca Elgar creates beautiful silk scarves and apparel. This silk scarf in ochre is part of the Out of Africa collection with bright colours and graphic prints that are timeless. There are different sizes for Bianca Elgar creations. A three sides skinny scarf is very young and can jazz up a denim jacket. Sometime a silk scarf is seen like something very classic but they are actually very versatile.  Visit  Bianca Elgar website at www.biancaelgar.com you are still in time for a delivery before Christmas.
Head to Penhaligon's for a classic British fragrance. The new ones are from the range " Portraits" but you can find so many ideas at one of its beautiful shops, so full of Victorian charm. Candles, body products and other fragrances are displayed together with gorgeous boxes of soaps and grooming sets for men. I've found the most amazing shaving sets in there, a truly sophisticated gift. For vegetarian and vegans, all the products at Penhaligon's are free from animal by products in their cosmetic formulations, so fragrances, hand and body creams, shaving products, soaps, bath gels and oils and talcum powder and deodorants.  www.penhaligons.com
Sparkles is always a good idea for a gift and Swarovski can deliver the sparkle just right. These two bracelets are part of the Atelier Swarovski Core Collection, the Kalix Wrap Soft Bracelet. The black leather wraps around your wrist and the rounded spikes can be gold plated or ruthenium plated or rodhium plated. Check online at www.swarovski.com for your nearest Swarovski store or shop online. I would recommend a visit to the store because during the festive period it is beautifully decorated.
This clutch bag in lizard by Pickett is one of those timeless bags that can become a family heirloom. All the bags and small leather accessories at Pickett are beautifully made in England and the rainbow of colours can cater for anyone taste. The shop in Burlington Gardens is charming and with collection for both women and men it is sure that some of the Christmas gifts will be ticked off from your list. www.pickett.co.uk
Liberty and luxury go hand in hand. Finding one of its purple boxes with a beautiful pyjama set either in silk or cotton will spell luxe all the way.With so many iconic prints and patterns you are spoilt for choice and a visit to the Liberty store will put you in the festive mood with all the gorgeous window displays inspired by the ballet " The Nutcracker". www.libertylondon.com
A limited edition print is always a well appreciated gift and this V & A Austur Robin London by Kristjana S. Williams print is perfect for any home interior. Printed in only 245 copies, signed and numbered by the author there are only 2 left on the online shop of the Victoria and Albert Museum. But there are more limited edition prints available if you are not quick enough to secure this. It is always worth it to invest in art and don't be afraid by the price tag. This print for example is priced at £ 275.00 and it could be the start for a new collection. www.vam.ac.uk







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