I recently read that Cristiano Ronaldo gave his agent an island for a wedding present, which to me instantly begged the serious question as to what on Earth he would give in return should Ronaldo get married! Not on this scale, of course, for few can compete with the likes of CR7, but there are those for whom we wish to push the boat out and gift something truly extraordinary – a touch of the sublime, the luxurious, and the decadent. This article aims to provide you with some inspiration in the lead up to Christmas and lessen the burden on those little grey cells as our friend Hercule Poirot might say.
For the young at heart you cannot go far wrong with a PS4 – it might not be your idea of luxury, but leisurely Sunday afternoons playing The Last of Us or Fifa say otherwise. If this was already gifted last Christmas or for a birthday then the young one in your life would seriously welcome a nice, stylish pair of Dre’s Beats headphones, which come in a plethora of colours and designs to suit all tastes and enable you to feel you had some stylistic input in the present. If the person in question has a minimal, clutter-free personality then the wireless options are excellent.
Nothing says luxury quite like a new timepiece for the discerning wrist. Watch fashions are constantly in flux, but there is an ingenious step back in time of a collection offered by Glaschütte that is inspired by 1960s design and one of these not only satisfies the retro trend but oozes sheer timelessness, which for a watch is not only ironic but highly desirable. The Iconic collection (also ‘60s themed) is also stunning, with a range of subtly coloured faces.
If you hadn’t already noticed (i.e. you’ve been living on a scientific outpost in Greenland) smoothies are becoming huge. There are dozens and dozens of vlogs with millions of followers that are devoted to healthy living and top of their list of must-haves is something in the Nutribullet or Nutri Ninja range. These machines are the very best blenders on the market and bought for the right person, the Nutribullet Pro could just be the perfect gift and if they get into the swing of things it really would be the luxury gift that keeps on giving.
It is winter time, the weather is icy and you can see your breath in the air. What could be better than unwrapping a luxury dressing gown to feel cosy, pampered and regal in while everyone opens their presents around the tree. Sound good? Hey! It’s not for you, it’s a gift idea, remember. But seriously, a lovely cozy dressing gown, with a faux fur lining perhaps, would be great and the fact that there will still be January and February to come, makes it an even smarter idea.
Let’s face it, the months of January and February hold little to capture the imagination in Britain, so what about gifting your loved one a sleek, luxury travel set or simply an elegant suitcase, with (if you are feeling especially generous and/or romantic and reckless) tickets to warmer climes? This will guarantee that you are in their good books not only for the Christmas period but for the coming months, which in itself is worth the weight of the case in gold, is it not?
Finally, did you know that record collecting is really, really coming back. ‘Vinyl is back’ is a phrase you’ve probably heard countless times over the past year, but it really is and let’s rejoice in all that 12” goodness, ahem. But seriously, why not look at a snazzy new turntable for your loved one along with a record that you both love?