Our Christmas gift guide is a place to come for help, ideas and luxury Christmas gift inspiration. Christmas shopping can be enjoyable and stressful in equal measure. No matter how long you’ve known someone or how well you understand their style, finding the ultimate Christmas gift is no easy exercise. ‘Buyer’s block’ is something that frustrates even the most accomplished gift-givers.
But with luxury gifts for him, designer gifts for her, different budgets and different personalities covered, here, there should be plenty of food for thought, whether you’re starting to hunt for gifts now or just before the big day.
Christmas Gift Ideas for: The Lord & Lady
These gift ideas for friends and family are a mixed edit of masculine and feminine accessories and lighting that would look right at home in a country manor house. Or do you know any city dwellers on your gift list who have channelled a more traditional country look with their interior? Rich and stately colours like green and burgundy with glints of gold are the signature tones for these gifts, with animal motifs (as a nod to country pursuits and wildlife) and a definite direction towards elegant country entertaining, hosted, of course, by The Lord & Lady of the manor.
Christmas Gift Ideas for: The Hostess
As part of any luxury Christmas gift guide, it would be remiss not to include presents for those who love to gather people together at their house to host Christmas Eve cocktail soirées, a Christmas Day feast, a Boxing Day luxury buffet, and renowned get-togethers throughout the year. The Hostess is somebody who takes serious pride, not just in their Wedgwood China table settings, but who brings a sense of occasion through how they decorate their home.
Christmas Gift Ideas for: The Magpie
The Magpie is a gift edit of glitz and glamour. In an instant, you’ll know that these are presents that are just perfect for those friends and family members who adore sparkle and all things that shine spectacularly. Accessories such as pearlescent bone inlay photo frames, decadent gold and gemstone napkin rings from Joanna Buchanan, and even Christmas decorations are an ideal gift for any magpies in your inner circle. Try L’Objet’s bejewelled globe – it will make any Christmas tree shine brighter than ever before.
Christmas Gift Ideas for: Someone Who Has Everything
There are always those people to buy for whose homes are such a treasure trove that it feels near-impossible to know what to get them as a present. But because their home is their pride and glory, you know that finding them a special something will mean the world. When you’re buying Christmas gifts for someone who has everything, you need to be looking for the pieces that are about want over need. They might be upgrades on what they currently have, like a leather cufflink or trinket box by Rapport London or an opulent shagreen matchstick striker from Aerin.
Luxury Christmas Gift Ideas under £100
If you’ve set yourself a strict budget, these Christmas gift ideas are all limited to £100 as a maximum. Think of them as luxury stocking fillers, or a generous gift for somebody special. If you have a friend who loves the prettier things in life, a present such as Michael Aram’s delicate twig and brass butterfly candle snuffer will be warmly received. Or Johnstons of Elgin’s cashmere hot water bottles in both grey and cream which are a decadent gift for him and for her.
Luxury Christmas Gift Ideas under £250
And should you have an extra-generous budget, there are all sorts of luxurious Christmas gift ideas for £250 or less. Ralph Lauren does more than a few home accessories that work brilliantly under the tree, like its set of silver-plated coasters or iconic Polo teddy bear cotton cushion. For real luxury, you could gift somebody a hand-sculpted L’Objet candle holder that even has 24-carat gold detailing. Or, for bookworms with a sharp eye for design, nothing quite tops globe bookends from Eichholtz.