It’s been a crazy year, to say the least; filled with stress, anxiety and no breaks to speak of. Now that we’re finally on holiday, take a minute to relax, unwind, and peruse some of the most ridiculously luxurious gifts on the market this season.
1. Hermès Birkin 35 in black crocodile and diamond hardware ($201,113)
For the woman who truly has every handbag, there’s not a more perfect gift than the most coveted bag on earth: the iconic Hermès Birkin. And, for the woman that already has one of those, why not get her one of the rarest bags on the market today: an Hermès Birkin 35 in black crocodile and diamond hardware. Not only will this classically stunning accessory quickly become one of her wardrobe staples, but it is also a great long-term investment piece. Listed for $180,000 four years ago, this bag has already gone up another $20,000 in value.
2. Assouline Custom Travel Library ($295,000)
For the avid reader in your life, this custom Assouline library is a dream. For nearly $300,000, you will have the chance to set up a private meeting with the Prosper and Martine Assouline, the founders of the infamous Assouline coffee table book company. With their help, you’ll be able to curate a custom library filled with stunning Assouline books all your own; from a book on Louis Vuitton to one on Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibition, the world of Assouline is yours to explore.
3. Whisky Tour of Scotland ($20,000 per person)
For the scotch enthusiast in your life, why not send them on a journey they’ll never forget? With an impressive itinerary spanning 12 days, the Whisky Tour of Scotland explores famous Scotch distilleries while hosting you in only the most luxurious of accommodations. Your trip will begin in Edinburgh; from there, you will travel to the Isle of Skye, and then on to Royal Aberdeenshire and Perthshire. You’ll stay at the Balmoral Hotel, near Queen Elizabeth II’s famed Scottish country home, and get a behind-the-scenes look at labels Glenmorangie, Aberlour, Macallan, Glenfiddich, and Glenlivet, among many others. It’s the ultimate scotch fantasy!
Watches are a common, well-loved gift among guys. And, for that very special man in your life, there’s this stunning Patek Philippe Grand Complication Tourbill watch. Set in white gold and finished with a blue crocodile band, this stunning piece has an understated elegance that is impossible to deny. And, as with all Patek Philippe pieces, it is designed to be passed down to the next generation, too.
5. In Goop Health Weekend ($10,000 per person)
For the wellness junkie in your life, consider buying a weekend pass to Gwenyth Paltrow’s annual In Goop Health summit. Often held in exquisite destinations like London or Paris, this 3-day weekend focuses entirely on self-care. From full day treatments at the world’s finest spas to seminars by health gurus, and, of course, meeting GP herself, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every health and wellness aficionado.
6. 5-Day Rejuvenation Retreat at Clinique la Prairie ($25,670 per person)
Set in the Swiss Alps, this renowned medical spa retreat in Clarens, Switzerland, has long been the escape of choice for the world’s richest. With both a full-time medical and spa staff, this idyllic retreat is designed to help you fully detoxify away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And, at nearly $26,000 for a five-day cleanse, we can only imagine it is nothing short of incredible.
7. Dior x Nike “Air Dior” High Tops ($25,235)
For the resident sneaker-head in your life, why not gift them a shoe from the most hotly anticipated drop of this year? The Nike x Dior collaboration has been a long time coming, and it didn’t disappoint. However, with only a few hundred pairs released, it’s time to buy now before the price on these sneaks skyrockets again.
8. Loire Valley Wine Tour ($8,000 per person)
Looking for a romantic vacation? Look no further than this exquisite wine tour of my favorite region of France. On the Loire Valley Wine Tour, not only will you have the opportunity to explore and taste myriad wines, from small, family-owned wineries as well as more prominent French labels, but you will also be able to explore the enchanting chateaus of the region like Chambord and Chenonceau.
Finally, for the woman who loves sparkle, this breathtaking Van Cleef and Arpels À Cheval bracelet set in platinum and diamonds is the perfect way to show her just how much you love her. Boasting 190 stones and nearly 37 carats, this stunning piece is sure to dazzle her and anyone who lays eyes on it.