The Best Luxury Gifts for Everyone On Your Holiday List, From Smart Ovens to ‘Designer Cookies’
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Are you strapped for cash? If you’re shopping for someone who loves the finer things in life (regardless o the price tag), we’ve rounded up the best luxury gifts both priceless and spendy.
We’ve gathered the best gifts for luxury lovers, whether they’re design-loving audiophiles or foodies, techies, or self-care enthusiasts. Treat your loved ones with these rich surprises.
Brava Smart Oven Set
If they’ve got more pressing things to do than, say, stand around and fry an egg, Brava’s genius smart oven will do the hard work for them and then some. We’re fans of the 10-in-1 culinary appliance that has revolutionized our own at-home cooking experience, not to mention saved us precious time and countertop space. The device can bake, air fryer, toast, slow cook, broil, roast, dehydrate and warm food with precision, and we like that there are over 7,000 customizable cooking programs ranging from poached eggs and roasted veggies to perfectly seared steaks and more. The multi-zone feature allows you to cook up to three ingredients simultaneously. An in-oven camera allows you to monitor your food.
Urban Stems Luxe Flower Subscription
FOR THE BLOOMS ENTHUSIAST
One of the best online flower delivery services, Urban Stems lets you send your loved ones luxurious bouquets once or twice a month. Choose from three tiers ranging from $55 to $105 per delivery; the company does the rest of the work by curating every arrangement. The recipient receives a vase and a Luxe or Seasonal subscription.
MasterClass Annual Membership
FOR THE KNOWLEDGE SEEKER
You don’t have to spend a fortune to gift the luxury of having some of the world’s smartest, most creative minds within arm’s reach, thanks to MasterClass. For your favorite Hollywood or entertainment exec, the leading online learning platform lets them get pro acting tips from Oscar-winning star Natalie Portman, sharpen their writing under screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, hone their debate skills with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and score pro culinary pointers from Gordon Ramsay, to name just a few. There are many other influential instructors in Hollywood, politics and fashion who can share their knowledge. MasterClass offers a two-for-1 membership deal during Black Friday. This allows you to gift knowledge to someone you love or your own.
Chalonne Palladio Apple Watch Band
Upgrade their Apple Watch with Chalonne’s luxe leather Palladio bands that are finished with 14-karat white gold and black enamel triangles and white topaz gemstones. Compatible with Series 1 to 7 devices, the straps come in a wide range of colors and hardware options to suit their style; plus, the French company donates to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every strap sold.
Cove Long Garment Hangers Holiday Bundle
Cove’s long garment hangers are available in sets of 3, 5, and 6. Available in sets of 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20, the hangers come with a Morgan Park scented ribbon.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Whether they’re frequent flyers or audiophiles, Bowers & Wilkins’ new Px8 headphones offer luxurious, immersive sound in a sleek package. The headphones feature angled Carbon Cone drive units, which deliver crystal-clear sound. The aptX adaptive wireless technology combined with digital signal processing gives listeners the best resolution when streaming audio via USB. The headphones also feature 30 hours of listening time on a single charge and excellent noise cancelling (perfect for those loud flights).
Tumi x McLaren Aero International Expandable 4-Wheeled Carry-On
Nothing says luxury quite like Tumi’s collection with McLaren. This Aero International expandable carry-on from the line nods to the luxe automaker’s supercars, as seen in the durable CX6 carbon fiber shell, the sleek silhouette, compression straps inspired by the six-point harness and smart organization (such as the removable suit section, interior hanger bracket, front-lid or split-case main entry compartment and built-in USB port).
Eight Sleep Pod 3 Cover
We’ve never slept better after hooking our mattress up with Eight Sleep’s smart thermoregulating Pod 3 cover, which automatically cools down or warms up between 55 to 110degF help you (or your giftee) sleep better. It tracks your body temperature, resting heart beat, respiratory rate, and heart rate variability to provide personalized health reports. The Temperature Autopilot feature optimizes settings based on all your data. The mattress cover allows for two people to set the temperature on their respective sides, which is great for those sharing a bed.
Judith Leiber Couture Trillionaire Chocolate Bar Minaudiere
For the recipient who’s worth their weight in gold (and who loves decadent accessories), Judith Leiber’s playful Trillionaire Candy Bar minaudiere will satisfy their fashion cravings. It’s finished with 24-karat gold-plated crystals on the band and hand-painted details.
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Brut
FOR THE RECENT GRAD OR HOMEOWNER
For those celebrating graduation (and who are of age) and other milestones, Perrier-Jouet’s Belle Epoque Brut is just right for the occasion. To create a harmonious blend of bubbly, the bottle contains Chardonnay from Cramant and pinot noir from Mailly.
AWOL Vision 4K UHD Smart Triple Laser Ultra Short Throw Projector
For those who deserve a serious (and spendy) upgrade to their home theater or gaming room, AWOL Vision’s 4K Ultra HD short-throw laser projector is the ultimate gift. Offering an image size of up to 12.5 feet, the HDR triple color laser projector delivers stunning and vibrant 4K picture quality no matter where you’re sitting (even outside), Dolby Atmos and 3D. The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is included so cord cutters can stream their favorite TV shows and movies.
Oishii Omakase Berries
FOR THE SWEET-TOOTHED GOURMAND
If your giftee lives in Los Angeles, New Jersey or New York and has a palette for luxe (and healthy) sweets, then a box of Oishii’s Omakase strawberries ($20 for 11 medium berries, eight large berries or six extra large berries) is the perfect treat. Dominique Ansel, Michelin-starred chef and Chrissy Teigen used the so-called “Telsa” berry variety in their recipes. Oishii found a way to replicate the same conditions — light rain, cool breeze and a sunny winter day — in an indoor vertical farm, allowing the delectable berries to be attainable in the U.S. Give a $50 gift card, order for LA, New Jersey or NYC delivery or shop the fruits in person at select Whole Foods locations and other gourmet food shops.
Adidas x Gucci Large Duffle Bag
FOR THE ATHLETE
Adidas and Gucci’s highly-anticipated collaboration includes fashionable mashups of both brand’s iconic motifs, such as this luxe leather duffle bag. This luxury gift is perfect for athletes, stylish travelers, and lovers of designer labels. It comes in black, red, and beige/brown.
Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete Long Limited Edition Set
FOR THE BEAUTY BUFF
For the recipient who loves to be their own glam squad, Dyson’s newest version of its best-selling Airwrap multi-styler transforms flat tresses of all hair types and textures into red carpet-ready manes. The device includes retooled 1.2 and 1.6-inch Airwrap barrels as well as soft and firm smoothing brushes. It also has a round volumizing brush that allows giftees to curl, smooth, style, and dry their hair without causing damage from heat. It comes six attachments, a paddle brush, detangling comb, filter cleaning brush and a a chic storage case, making it one of the best luxury beauty gifts of the season. Dyson’s high-end tools are loved by stars such as Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Jen Atkin, Matt Collins and Rosie Huntington Whiteley. )
Leica D-Lux 7 Digital Camera Kit
FOR THE SHUTTERBUG
Leica’s retro-cool cameras are often seen on celebrities like Seal, Dakota Fanning, Jason Momoa and Daniel Craig. Whether your giftee is a budding photog or an avid lensperson, the cult-favorite brand’s D-Lux 7 compact point-and-shoot camera — bundled with a carrying bag and a 64GB memory card — makes a great addition to their collection. The 17MP four-thirds MOS sensor, 11-fps continuous shooting rate and DC Vario-Summilux lens deliver incredible images with impressive depth of field, even in the most difficult lighting situations. They’ll also love the 3.1x zoom lens, 35mm-equivalent electronic viewfinder, the sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600 and the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Coravin Timeless Three Wine Preservation System
For the vino who wants to protect their precious investments, Coravin’s Timeless Three Wine Preservation System lets them keep their bottles corked (and delay oxidation in the process) while they’re pouring their favorite cab or blanc.
Rimowa Essential Cabin Carry-On Suitcase
FOR THE FASHIONABLE FREQUENT FLYER
Jet-setting stars Rihanna and LeBron James are among the brand ambassadors for Rimowa, so you know the iconic luggage brand’s sleek suitcases — like the Essential Cabin carry-on available in new yellow and lavender colorways — are up to the task of getting your luxury-loving globe-trotter’s belongings from one destination to the next.
Paravel Cabana Pet Carrier
FOR PET PARENTS
Syng Cell Alpha Triphonic Speaker
FOR THE AUDIOPHILE
The company’s debut 1235160195 was co-founded by Christopher Stringer, an Apple lead designer, and Damon Way, an entrepreneur. Syng’s triphonic tech delivers a rich, immersive sound experience for music lovers. It uses a unique design that houses the tweeter, midrange, and woofer in a sphere like case. The company’s debut Cell Alpha speaker automatically adjusts its output depending on the room’s space and its location and surroundings within it, and you can link several Syng Cells together for true surround sound. The Cell Alpha speaker can play audio from Fela Kuti or Radiohead, Haim, or other artists; and it can also be plugged into a TV, laptop, record player, or TV using the Syng Link cable.
Dior Medium Canvas Sled Bag
FOR THE FASHION FANATIC
We can thank the revival of early-aughts fashion in part to Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That and Euphoria. For the Carrie Bradshaw on your list, Dior’s iconic saddle bag — a silhouette worn by star Sarah Jessica Parker onscreen and off — is the “It” carryall they’ll want to sling over their shoulder all winter and beyond (and years from now when the kidney-shaped style inevitably returns again).
Zadro Extra-Large Towel Warmer
FOR THE HOMEBODY
What is the difference between a luxurious, spa-like bathroom? A stylish towel and robe warmer, like this one from Zadro that holds up to two 40-inch-by-70-inch bath towels, or any other comfy essentials that recipients want to have at the ready for showers and chilly mornings.
Montblanc MB 01 Smart Travel Over-Hear Headphones
FOR ON-THE-GO AUDIOPHILE
For the discerning design devotee and audiophile, Montblanc’s MB 01 over-ear headphones offer superior sound, style and comfort. These Bluetooth headphones are great for executives and new graduates. They can be wired or wirelessly connected to a smartwatch. Active noise cancellation allows wearers to get into the zone and listen to music without interruptions.
Amazon Astro Household Robot
FOR THE SMART HOME ENTHUSIAST
If you can manage to get your hands on the invitation-only Amazon Astro robot, this cool gadget can do everything from monitoring your giftee’s house, tossing a bone to their dog or checking up on household members. It can be used to carry small items and cups, set reminders and activity alarms, and patrol specific areas of the home.
FOR THE BAKED GOODS LOVER
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan sent over Last Crumb‘s decadent “designer cookies” to fellow best actress nominee (and winner) Jean Smart ahead of the 7th Emmy Awards — and you can gift them to your favorite five-star friend or family member too. The luxurious package includes 1235160195 Last Crumb’s decadent “designer cookies to Jean Smart, a fellow nominee for best actress. You can also gift them to your favorite five-star friend or family member. The luxurious package includes 12 cookies in gourmet flavors such as The James Dean (Oreo milkshake), The Madonna (peanut butter), Better Than Sex (chocolate chip), Netflix and Crunch (cinnamon toast crunch), Everything But the Candles (birthday cake) and What the Fuck Velvet, to name just a few. We can’t resist tasting them all before the holidays, so sign up for the waitlist.
Persol Steve McQueen Folding Glasses
FOR THE SUN WORSHIPPER
You’re familiar with the “very expensive person” look that movie stars get when they take off their sunnies. Your giftee can get the same look with the iconic pair of Persol folding glasses that were worn by action legend Steve McQueen in 1968’s The Thomas Crown Affair. They are made in Italy and come in six colors to match the wearer’s style.
Chopard Mille Miglia Limited Edition Chronograph Watch
FOR THE ACCESSORIES AFICIONADO
The priceless gift of time gets the Chopard treatment in the red carpet-loved brand’s Swiss-made stainless steel watch. The 44mm round case boasts a brushed stainless steel dial, three subdials, date display and sapphire crystal, and it’s finished with a 21mm brown leather strap.
Tobbi Maserati Kids Rechargeable Ride-On Electric Car
FOR THE COOLEST KID
For the future driver (or caregiver) with expensive tastes, this mini Maserati will be the most luxurious ride on the playground. You’ve seen similar vehicles on the Instagram feeds from Chrissy Teigen, Kim Kardashian and many other stars. A fully-charged vehicle gives 60 minutes of play, and the kid- or parent-controlled car has real working headlights and doors, a horn and MP3 inputs.
Gita Mini Robot
FOR THE URBAN PEDESTRIAN
For the person who always has their hands full (and who wants a futuristic way to cart their stuff from point A to B to Z), Gita’s pedestrian-friendly Mini robot cargo carrier can hold up to 20 pounds while following them to the store or wherever else they’re headed and back. The adorable device takes about two hours to charge and offers up to seven hours of continuous travel (which translates to about 21 miles) at a top speed of six miles per hour, and Gita’s sensors allow the robot to intuitively follow people and mirror their speed and movement while avoiding obstacles during the day and at night. The company also offers a larger-capacity robot that can hold up to 40 pounds and streams music.
Boll and Branch Signature Embroidered Sheet set
FOR THE CHIC SNOOZER
Luxury can also refer to a state of mind. It starts as soon as the giftee gets out of their cloud-like bed. Boll & Branch’s buttery-soft Signature Embroidered Sheet Set makes a great gift for the people on your list who could use more restful shut-eye (and don’t run too hot or cold). The sheets are made from 300 thread-count, 100 percent organic cotton, and have a matte, drapey finish.
Assouline Beyond Extravagance Two-Volume Book Set
FOR THE BOOKWORM
As if your recipient needs a history lesson on luxury, Assouline’s Beyond Extravagance set of two silk-bound hardcover books will give them a refresher on the most iconic Indian jewels from the Al Thani collection, including the Maharaja of Patiala’s custom-made Cartier ruby and pearl choker and precious stones from the Mughal Empire.
Mejuri Parralel Signet Ring
FOR THE STYLISH GUY
You might want to propose with a piece everyday jewelry or treat your man to a luxurious accessory that will bring back fond memories of you. Mejuri’s Bauhaus-inspired 14-karat gold parallel signet ring can be customized with an initial to make it extra special. (Stylist Courtney Mays regularly decks out her NBA star clients in the direct-to-consumer brand’s pinky rings. )
Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven Bundle
FOR THE HOME CHEF
For the nights when they want to ditch delivery and whip up mouth-watering, chef’s-kiss-worthy pizza in literally one minute, give your favorite gourmand Ooni’s Koda 16 gas-powered oven. It’s on sale during Black Friday and includes a 14-inch pizza peel and a cast iron sizzler pan for cooking up 16-inch pies, bread and more.
Wolf Double Winder with Storage
FOR THE TIMEPIECE COLLECTOR
That budget-busting watch collection isn’t going to wind itself — which is where Wolf’s Viceroy Double Winder comes in. The winder is lined with silk and covered in luxurious faux leather. It can hold up three timepieces. It has a locking glass cover with chrome hardware.
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