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’ – as we like to call it – is something that frustrates even the most accomplished gift-givers.

Whether you’re completely stuck for ideas or you’ve found too many gems to choose from, our handy luxury Christmas gifts are here to make this year’s gift sourcing – for both him and her – a smooth, satisfying process.

The Entertainer


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These are the pieces for anyone who snaps up the chance to play host or hostess. Hooked on hospitality, entertainers love their space to be home to games nights and cocktail parties, and cooking up a spread for ten is a pleasure, not a pain. Naturally, designs that blend form and function guarantee to woo. Think carving knives, salt and pepper shakers, and cheeseboard sets. Bejewelled treasures from Joanna Buchanan are the answer for anyone who likes a side of luxury with their dining experience, while Thomas Lyte’s leather-wrapped game sets make timeless heirloom gifts.

The Thinker


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Destined to charm those who get a thrill from keeping their brain ticking, this selection shows just how stylish books and office essentials can be. Whether you know a business mind that never stops or a daydreamer that loves to transport themselves to unattainable worlds, these ‘think pieces’ won’t disappoint. Volumes by premier book publisher Assouline cover everything from architecture to jewellery and the art of flying – there really is something for everyone. And striking home office accents give the gift of much-needed motivation during the festive lull, inspiring your loved one to get back to business ASAP and in style.

The Relaxer


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Filled with cosy home touches, this round-up includes gifts for those chilled individuals who prefer to take life easy, but they also work for anyone who could do with a little encouragement when it comes to taking a break. Look to scented candles and room diffusers to indulge your favourite person with a beautiful fragrance, and soft throws, textured cushions and silk eye masks to make a tactile contribution to someone’s home. Classic glassware, such as old-fashioned cut crystal designs by Richard Brendon, will invite your lucky receiver to sit back, loosen up and revel in the joys of their go-to tipple.

The Globetrotter


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The mark of a great gift is one that can fit into your lifestyle, even if you live by the most hectic of schedules. From those with a career that takes them all around the globe to wanderlust travellers that can’t quench their thirst for exploration, these finds are designed to be used and enjoyed whilst on the move. Portable wine cases, stylish smoking accessories and cashmere travel sets, for example, mean that a luxurious lifestyle doesn’t have to be compromised when on the go. They may be rather small but expect a big success rate with these travel-friendly designs.

The Proud Homeowner


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A proud homeowner will always appreciate pieces that were made to be showcased. Even the most humble home essentials (from a tissue box to a trusty umbrella stand) can make a treasured gift when the design is right. This season’s collections are stacked with home accents that make an instant impression. Contemporary works of art (we’re loving canvases with mustard tones right now), elegant faux floral arrangements and adorned trinket boxes are just a few examples of gifts that will enhance any room of the home. Make bold, brave choices if you know the receiver’s style down to a tee, and let more neutral, versatile designs be a safe bet for others.

The One With Almost Everything…


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Off the charts in terms of design, quality and standout status, these super gift suggestions are for those hard-to-buy-for types – those ultra-stylish homeowners who want for nothing. Their homes are already filled with practically everything anyone could ever need and, to make matters even trickier, all of their belongings are at the height of luxury. Enter this year’s super gift collection. For him, we can recommend absolutely anything by British brand Ivar London because its forward-thinking watch accessories are the pinnacle of modern design and expert function. And for her? Diamond-encrusted barware (made exclusively by the master jewellers at London’s Hatton Gardens), a made-to-order sculpture or couture cushion by designer Aiveen Daly seem like fitting choices for the woman with almost everything.