Who else uses Christmas as an excuse to indulge? More food, more wine, and a little more money invested in luxury items. I love buying high end gifts and am someone who would much prefer to both give or receive a few well bought gifts that will be cherished, than many gifts that will have all been forgotten about by the next Christmas. Of course, thats not to say that well bought gifts have to all be luxury items, but they’re a pretty safe bet. My one tip when purchasing luxury for someone else (or yourself for that matter) is to opt for classic and timeless styles.
Accessories are always a great choice when opting for high end. Designer shoes or clothing may be adored, but if you’re going to have to play guess the size then you’re taking a huge risk. Either be sure to grab a gift receipt, or just play it safe and buy something that only comes in one size.
How do you make a luxury gift even more special? Have it personalised. Burberry scarves come in a classic style, they’re well made for years of use, and Burberry will monogram the recipients initials free of charge.
Mulberry purses are classic. Play it safe by opting for neutral colours like black, brown, cream or the Clay colour I’ve linked. This gives you a better chance of the purse matching with any bag your recipient may have. Neutral colours also tend to be more timeless, so it will be cherished for a little longer and can be used all year round.
A Little Blue Box
Make sure not to hand her this on one knee! Tiffany jewellery is iconic, and will always be very gratefully received. I love the double heart pendants, they’re a pretty simple style so will suit the taste of most women.
A classic Christmas gift. At this time of year slippers are a must! So why not upgrade hers to a classic pair of Ugg Scuffettes’. I know I said opt for things that don’t have a size, but slipper sizes have a lot more wiggle room than tight fitting heels or ordinary shoes, so if you know her usual size then theres a good chance they’ll fit.
Fragrance and Beauty
High end fragrance is such a great Christmas gift. My personal favourite is Jo Malone’s Blackberry and Bay which is just such a lovely, fresh scent. If you can extend your budget to an additional £15 then Jo Malone offer an engraving service to either the lid or the bottle. If opting for this then I’d bear in mind that a lid can be transferred to new Jo Malone perfumes forever, but an engraved bottle is only going to be relevant for as long as the product lasts.
Luxury beauty products are something which some people wouldn’t ordinarily buy for themselves, and a luxury beauty set will give your gift the wow factor. The Lip Masterclass set from Charlotte Tilbury is perfect for a beauty lover, but any luxury gift set (tailored to the recipients favourite high end brands or favourite products) will do the job well.
Have you got any high end products on your Christmas wish list? Tell me what they are in the comments!