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Luxurious Holiday Gifts That Go Above and Beyond

Created with De Beers

Written by: Amanda Chung

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Published on: December 6, 2023

Fashion editor: Caroline Griswold

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Panettone is a crowd-pleaser and beauty products make great gifts, but if you want to really spoil someone this season, may we suggest one of the eight ideas below?

1

DIAMONDS

Pick out a pretty jewelry box and pair it with something—anything—from De Beers’s Enchanted Lotus collection. Each piece is exquisitely crafted from 18-karat white gold and set with ethically sourced diamonds that are hand-selected for their brilliance by De Beers’s team of experts.

DE BEERS NECKLACE, De Beers, $130,000; DE BEERS BRACELET, De Beers, $8,800; DE BEERS EARRINGS, De Beers, $11,000; SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE JEWELRY BOX, Sophie Bille Brahe, $310

 


 

2

A NICE PIECE OF FURNITURE

Buy them a big-ticket item off their wish list and they’ll love you for life. This contemporary coffee table has a sculptural base made of smoked oak and a grey serpeggiante marble top. The U-shaped gap on the side is great for storing magazines, newspapers, or coffee-table books—like this one by Brigette Romanek, the renowned interior designer who worked with Gwyneth on several of her homes (including Montecito, which is pictured on the cover).

CHRONICLE BOOKS LIVABLE LUXE, goop, $45; STUDIO KALI COFFEE TABLE, 1stDibs, $4,800

 


 

3

THE MOTHER OF ALL VASES

Made to order in Delft—a charming, canal-carved town in the western Netherlands known for its blue-and-white earthenware—this ceramic vase pyramid is inspired by royal vessels from the Dutch Golden Age. It’s made of seven stackable tiers with spouts on the corners, each of which is designed to hold one or two flowers (we like gardenias).

ROYAL DELFT VASE, goop, $16,752; HIGH CAMP SUPPLY VINE AND BLOOM BOX, High Camp Supply, $185

 


 

4

HOME DÉCOR

If it’s a homebody you’re shopping for, the easiest way to please is to buy them pieces that will beautify their space—say, a cashmere throw pillow (we love the blanket-stitched border on this one) or a Charlotte Perriand–designed stool they can use to display their prized stack of vintage Architectural Digests.

LISA YANG CUSHION, goop, $530; CASSINA STOOL, Design Within Reach, $1,065

 


 

5

ELEVATED SPORTING GOODS

The only thing better than playing at the top of your game? Looking good doing it. This handsome racket cover is crafted from supple vegetable-tanned leather in a gorgeous deep blue. Like a handbag, it will develop a beautiful patina over time, making it cooler than any cover you could find at a pro shop. Bonus points for throwing in the matching ball holder—and some Chanel balls.

PARADISE ROW TENNIS RACQUET COVER, goop, $805; CHANEL TENNIS BALL, 1stDibs, $975; PARADISE ROW TENNIS BALL HOLDER, goop, $350

 


 

6

ME TIME

On the scale of self-care-related gifts: A candle is nice. A gift certificate to her favorite spa or that facialist she’s been wanting to try is nicer. But a freestanding soaking tub—paired with fluffy new towels and a bottle of rose-bergamot-and-lemongrass-scented bubble bath—is in a league of its own.

ALLMODERN SOAKING TUB, AllModern, $3,117; BAINA TOWEL SET, goop, $220; WELL KEPT BUBBLE BATH, goop, $42

 


 

7

LUXE BEACH GEAR

Whether they love surfing or just the idea of it, these are guaranteed winners: The long-sleeve bikini has Bond-girl energy, and the board is a collaboration between master shaper Gary Linden (of Linden Surfboards) and St. Frank. The print is a replica of a vintage Suzani—a hand-embroidered tribal textile made in Central Asian countries—and represents fertility and fruitfulness.

BONDI BORN BIKINI TOP, goop, $150; BONDI BORN BIKINI BOTTOM, goop, $140; GARY LINDEN X ST. FRANK SURFBOARD, goop, $2,595

 


 

8

CHIC KITCHEN UPGRADES

Outfit their kitchen with all-new nontoxic nonstick cookware done in cream with gold finishings, a handsome leather oven mitt that can handle temperatures up to 464 degrees Fahrenheit, and a set of salt and pepper mills that grind in three distinct steps to release maximum flavor.

GOOP HOME COOKWARE SET, goop, $300; DUTCHDELUXES OVEN MITT, goop, $115; ATLAS MILLS SALT AND PEPPER MILL SET, goop, $236