The team at Luxury Chapter have come up with an ultimate hand picked luxury festive gift guide for you. Whether it is something for him, her or even yourself, below are some of our ideas to make the season of goodwill sparkle.
The trip to Lapland – Niquesa are offering an enchanting three-night voyage to Lapland will leave kids of all ages feeling the magic of Christmas. For children, reindeer sleigh rides through the forest is an exhilarating experience, followed by helping elves to arrange presents at Father Christmas’ Post Office. For adults, enjoy ice fishing and snowmobile rides whilst chasing the Northern Lights. Everyone can then warm up at the luxury winter lodge – a gorgeous sanctuary in the midst of an ancient forest.
What about the all important luggage? Away have created world class suitcases that are unbreakable, thoughtfully designed, personalised and guaranteed for life. The Aluminium Edition (from £425) are a range of carry on and checked baggage to suit all your needs. The carry on suitcases even have an ejectable battery that charges your phone as well many other features including an interior compression system and comfortable leather wrapped slow release handles.
The clothing range – MACHINE-A is an independent concept store for men and women which focuses on exceptional British and International fashion design. This must-visit boutique for those who know their fashion houses feature collections from emerging designers and firmly established brands.
Min New York is a collaboration of scent stories drawn from the heart of New York (£200) that have just launched in the UK. Voodoo is the newest eau de parfum to launch as part of volume 3. It is the most carnal from the range with notes of cardamom, lime, bakhoor oud, Turkish rose and patchouli.
Cire Trudon have created a gorgeous unisex fragrance. Bruma eau de parfum (£165) delivers a distinguished sensuality. This classic, elegant fragrance is one that you’ll never grow tired of – it’s enlivened with fresh Iris and Galbanum, while notes of deep Leather and Vetiver allude to its dark, earthy roots for a lingering, smoky base.
The candle – Inspired by her childhood, Wilnelia Forsyth has drawn on the beautiful fragrances of the Caribbean for the creation of her range of perfumed candles (£55). Working in association with top creative fragrance designers, she has distilled the essence of tropical sunshine into beautiful jars that glow with evocative scenes of colonial Old San Juan.
When it comes to Hampers, Fortnum & Mason really do have it covered. They have been masters of Merry since 1707 and the Christmas Day hamper (£500) has everything you need to celebrate the season of goodwill from vintage champagne to chocolate. Enjoy it even more with the knowledge that the price of a hamper is always less than buying items individually.
Gleneagles is famous for being a luxury hotel with championship golf courses, a spa and the only restaurant in Scotland with two Michelin stars. They also do superb hampers (£65-£195) packed with a selection of fine foods that celebrate the heritage of recipes, cooking traditions and ingredients across Scotland.
The holiday – Treat each other with a holiday in a new Bai Bac Bay villa at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam. The new beach front villa (from £3,200 per night) has three pools, three bedrooms and also includes: Butler service, chauffer, private chef, massages, afternoon tea, cocktails at sunset and breakfast! If that wasn’t enough, the resort have an exclusive partnership with champagne Tattinger so look out for special hotel branded bottles.
The Couples Experience – Buy a gift for each other at Shangri-La at the Shard, London. Enjoy a day out at the Modern Couples exhibition at the Barbican, followed by cocktails for two in GŎNG Bar, the most romantic cocktail bar in London and a night in a luxurious room or suite, inclusive of breakfast. Don’t forget to visit the infinity sky pool – the highest pool in Western Europe. From £555.
The Humidor – Sourced through exclusive auctions worldwide, Sautter Cigars collect one-off designer trunks from high-end designers such as Louis Vuitton, Goyard and Gucci which are then restored and turned into the ultimate cigar humidors. The trunks (from £5,000) are crafted and fitted with Spanish Cedar, hardwood veneers and Bovida humidors offering a humidity of between 69-75%.
The bag – The Palissy Weekend bag (£495) by Carl Friedrik is an all-leather weekender that carries the getaway essentials in style. The successor to the hugely popular Palissy briefcase, this masterfully crafted piece is as practical as it is chic. The elegant upright construction ensures the bag retains its shape whether carrying a few light essentials or full to the seams – ideal for up to four days travel.
Royal Salute has unveiled the 21 Year Old Masquerade Ball Festive Gift Pack (£140). Housing the precious 21 year old Signature Blend, alongside a miniature version, the gift pack is inspired by the Royal Masquerade Balls in London. This special, limited edition gift is available for purchase at Selfridges.
This new Johnnie Walker Blue Label ghost and rare Port Ellen release (£275 per bottle) has created a liquid made up of an Islay single malt called Port Ellen – one of the rarest and sought after single malts on earth. The whisky is smoky with sweet fruits. It also comes in a stunning bottle and gift case.
For the bedroom
New & Lingwood pyjamas (from £275) are handmade from the finest two-fold Italian cotton, piped with a contrasting trim and feature mother of pearl buttons. You can pick from a selection of existing patterns/colours or choose to commission a design, creating an entirely bespoke and unique gift.
Luxury bed maker Hästens makes beds that could change your life and the way you think about sleep forever. Handmade from ethically-sourced natural materials, Hästens has a rich history running back through six generations and has had the honour of supplying the Swedish Royal Court for more than three generations. If you want to sleep before you buy, there are a few hotels in the world who stock their beds too!
The spa at home kit – Cliveden’s newly-renovated walled garden spa is not only fit for royalty (where Meghan Markle stayed the night before her wedding), it now has an own-brand body collection developed in partnership with OSKIA for spa-quality home pampering. The Nancy and Anna Maria collections of body butters, body oils, bath salts and bath scrubs reflect the combination of strength, subtlety and femininity of the women who inspired them.