GO TO TOWN THIS CHRISTMAS WITH LUXURY GIFTS FROM OUR EXCLUSIVE SELECTION, INCLUDING JEWELLERY, FRAGRANCE, FASHION, FOOD AND HOMEWARE.
Luxury Gifts: Fragrance
A fragrance inspired by the exhilarating crispness of alpine air, Silver Mountain Water is a fresh, contemporary eau de parfum. With juicy citrus head notes and unfolding heart notes of tea and a salty ozonic note, this exhilarating perfume also draws on base notes of sandalwood and musks, which lend an icy air of freshness to this uplifting and energising unisex fragrance.
Silver Mountain Water, £245, creedfragrances.co.uk
Apsley Cologne is a truly distinctive and captivating fragrance. Harmonious overtones of woody vetiver are lifted with a refreshing essence of grapefruit and accentuated by crisp notes of pepper. The cedarwood and patchouli base is enriched with sensual notes of musk and smouldering woods, which softly mature into elegant, warm tones so characteristic of this unique fragrance.
Apsley Cologne, £82, truefittandhill.co.uk
Scents of grandeur
Standing in the heart of St James’s, Floris is proud to be the standard bearers of perfumery expertise in London. A sophisticated fragrance case, housing a selection of Floris’s finest scents, is perfect for a fragrance connoisseur, or as an exploration through nearly 300 years’ worth of perfumery history. This year’s set includes the soon to be launched Mulberry Fig Eau De Parfum.
Fragrance Case (9 x 10ml), £175, florislondon.com
The essence of Mayfair
Introducing Mayfair Cologne, presented in Geo. F. Trumper’s famous signature crown closure and embossed bottle, and crafted to celebrate the scintillating elegance of Mayfair and its green surrounds. It’s infused with exotic and herbaceous middle notes, laying on a bed of tonka bean and white honey with a finish of vibrant lotus and pear. An ideal gift for the fragrance connoisseur.
Mayfair Cologne, £60, trumpers.com
Luxury Gifts: Food and Drink
Attilus is the name that international gourmet chefs and respected connoisseurs associate with exquisite caviar. And it’s one of the world’s few producers that offers customers real Oscietra caviar. Royal Oscietra is renowned for its excellent egg quality. The grain has a slightly nutty flavour, with a mellow length that lingers beautifully on the palate.
Royal Oscietra Caviar, From £26 for 20g, attiluscaviar.co.uk
For more than 50 years Partridges has been creating luxury Christmas hampers, filled with carefully selected fine food and drink, and this year has eight prepared hamper options for you to choose from. Alternatively, its experienced team would be delighted to help you create a unique bespoke hamper, filled to the brim with gourmet treats.
50th Anniversary Golden Hamper, £235, partridges.co.uk
Established in 1952 (making it England’s oldest commercial vineyard), family-owned Hambledon crafts award-winning wines, thanks to a combination of long heritage, expertise and exceptional terroir. Aged almost six years, its Première Cuvée is produced exclusively from its estate in the Hampshire village of Hambledon. Book your visit or check the website for gifts, wines and exceptional experiences.
Première Cuvée, £55, hambledonvineyard.co.uk
Spirit of the sea
Mainbrace is a family-owned, multi-award-winning spirits company based on the Helford River in Cornwall. Embracing the spirit of the sea, Mainbrace embodies the courage, teamwork and friendship of those who love being on, in, or near the water. Shoppers can choose from three finely- crafted bottles: Premium Golden Rum, Navy Strength Rum and Cornish Dry Gin.
Premium Golden Rum, £34.99, mainbracerum.com
Luxury Gifts: Jewellery
Colour, texture and exquisite craftsmanship are the hallmarks of London-based Julia Lloyd George’s handmade and bespoke fine jewellery. From her Earl’s Court studio, the talented jeweller produces an inspiring variety of contemporary timeless jewellery. She’s a specialist in bespoke commission work, using coloured gemstones, particularly paraiba tourmaline.
Prices available upon request, julialloydgeorge.com
Cleopatra’s Bling founder Olivia Cummings keeps the traditions of ancient design alive, while applying her contemporary maximalist aesthetic. The Gorgoneion Peace Earrings are fashioned from crosses of gold, studded with sapphire, emerald, blue topaz and pearl. They embody the spirit of calm protection that permeates the most meditative of silent nights to the merriest of Christmas days.
Gorgoneion Peace Earrings, £99, cleopatrasbling.com
Box of delights
A beautiful new collaboration between two icons of British craftmanship and design, Morris & Co and Ettinger. With nine products to choose from, this medium jewellery box, with four compartments, makes a lovely Christmas present. It’s available in two colourways: Madeira Blue leather with the Morris & Co Marigold design in Indigo/Linen inside (above), or Taupe with the Blackthorn design in Green.
Morris & Co Marigold design, £160, ettinger.co.uk
Luxury Gifts: Fashion
Toasty, soft 90 per cent alpaca bed socks from Perilla are ideally stocking fillers. Alpaca keeps feet warmer than any other fibre and is more hard wearing than cashmere. Select from a fabulous colour palette of palest pastels, jewel tones and natural shades. Available in four sizes, extra small to large. Your chosen bed socks can be beautifully boxed to make a superb Christmas gift for any age group.
Bed socks, £19, perilla.co.uk
The Emma Willis winter brushed cotton collection of shirts, dressing gowns and pyjamas combines the luxury of this soft fabric with sharp tailoring and renowned craftsmanship, with all products made in its English factory. Finished with mother-of-pearl buttons and stitched with a single needle, the craftsmanship of Emma Willis’s cutters and seamstresses results in the perfect ready-to-wear or bespoke shirt.
Italian Brushed Cotton, from £260, emmawillis.com/collections/italian-brushed-cotton
Luxury Gifts: Home
If you’re looking for the perfect present this Christmas, Culinary Concepts has an extensive range of unique gift ideas on offer. Discover an assortment of luxurious and highly original gifts that are sure to wow, from barware and dining must-haves to decorative homewares. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your gifting list, even those that are hard to buy for.
Octopus Hurricane Lantern, £195, culinaryconcepts.co.uk
Play it again
“Our new home is unique, so we don’t want just a black piano like you see everywhere else…” Welcome to Edelweiss – where the piano is reinvented. Available for international delivery, these concert-quality pianos are hand-built in the company’s Cambridge workshops to your colour and design specifications. It comes supplied with integrated self-play and 1,000 tracks, all operational from your mobile phone.
From £40,000, edelweisspianos.com
Seeing is believing
Swarovski Optik sets new standards with the lightest and most compact binoculars in its product range. The CL Curio is small, easy to handle, foldable, and ready to be used anywhere, any time – it’s got it all. Because optical quality matters. Intuitive operation meets viewing comfort, making the relaxed observation of nature a sheer pleasure.
CL Curio, £630, swarovskioptik.com