The Christmas tree is up, and the Christmas parties are planned – all that is missing are the Christmas presents! Instead of counting the gifts your true loves will give you during the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down to the festive day with 12 things you could give to your loved ones in return.
For the stylish, the sporty, or the man about town, the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture exclusive gifts will elevate your gift-giving this year with accessories made from the lightweight and versatile leather, Pelle Tessuta. Made from placing extremely thin strips of nappa leather on special looms, replicating the traditional way of weaving cloth, the woven leather is featured upon the Master & Dynamic headphones. Pairing this story told in fabric with the aluminium wireless headphones in grey chevron with vicuna and white stripes, this accessory is hand wrapped by modern artisans, and further enhanced by hand-stitched details and engraved triple X Couture signature.
by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
Longchamp has given the Parisian/New Yorker cartoonist Clo’e Floirat carte blanche on a special collaboration, allowing her to bring her stylish touch to the iconic Le Pliage bags. Packs of dogs in bright and bold colours are walking with their owners across the nylon canvas’ tone-on-tone navy print flap with red signature details. Besides that, the whimsical dog pattern is also seen throughout the vibrant cotton canvas travel bag’s limited edition, and upon six key rings with their noses held high in three sizes and five colours.
Claimed to be one part biological, one part technological, all parts Prada, Prada’s latest venture is one of its tiniest, if measured by stature alone, and the seven creatures are cloned from recombinant Prada DNA that has proven to be so generative for over a century. Disco, Socks, Fiddle, Otto, Toto, Scuba and Spot – whichever your favourite character is, they are seen upon keychain tricks in a range of sizes and materials, as well as small leather goods, such as the Saffiano leather wallet, with a screen-painted Pradamalia motif.
Packed in a specially designed festive packaging by graphic artist Andrew Bannecker, as part of a 10-limited-edition-product series, the Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner is given a seasonal facelift, while still holding true to its essence of being a customer favourite for almost 50 years.
This gentle, alcohol-free toner – recommended for those with normal to dry or normal to oily skin types – contains Calendula and Calendula petals, derived from the Marigold flower, ingredients that leave facial skin feeling smooth, fresh and invigorated immediately after each use.
For the friend who loves to kick about, specifically with Manchester United, the capsule collection that mixes Paul Smith designs with Manchester United’s football heritage is fitting as stocking fillers for any Red Devils fan out there.
Besides a wool scarf and socks that carry Paul Smith’s signature striped design, a pair of striped circular cufflinks with the famous Manchester United crest, a tie with the club’s crest in fiery red or subtle black, the rectangle cufflinks with Paul Smith’s colourful striped design is our choice when it comes to commemorating the fashion brand’s distinctive formalwear.
by Paul Smith
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A thoughtful combination of two of the world’s most advanced materials, the Rimowa Hybrid cabin luggage unites the resilience of the unique aluminum-magnesium alloy with the supremely lightweight quality of polycarbonate, creating a high-end piece of German engineering designed for a lifetime of purposeful travel – Rimowa should know; they’ve done 120 years of such travel!
Engineered for seamless and convenient travelling, the suitcase features a TSA-approved lock that can be opened by security during airline baggage checks without causing any damage; a flex divider that keeps everything in perfect order during transit, catered to your needs and belongings; the brand’s pioneering multi-wheel system that guarantees stable and effortless steering via the ball-bearing mounted wheels with cushioned axels.
With sophisticated Italian craftsmanship, tradition, rich details and materials, Versace offers the finest products suitable for everyone who lives in a diverse yet contemporary world, with the best holiday items that keep you warm and stylish this time of the year. From the Versace Home collection, glassware and crystal that cater for both intimate dinners and celebratory parties comes with elaborate designs, such as the Medusa Lumiere whisky glasses with an in-set Medusa design.
How about a gift that not only gives to your friend, but also to the underprivileged fighting blindness? The L’Occitane I Care About Sight kit is part of the brand’s continuous support in the fight against avoidable blindness since 2000.
By purchasing the kit that consists of the Ultra Rich Shea Butter Shower Cream, Shea Butter Gentle Soap and Shea Hand Cream, packed in a 100% organic cotton pouch air-flown from France, a portion of your payment is already going to helping L’Occitane supply quality treatments and encouraging local initiatives, as well as fuelling its “Union For Vision – 10 By 20” program to reach 100 million beneficiaries for quality eye care services by the year 2020.
Bring a little extra something special to the table during Christmas dinner with this truffle mayonnaise, packed with truffle-infused mayonnaise, perfect as spread paired with smoked salmon, roast beef or other cold cuts on Boxing Day.
Besides that, there are many more luxurious groceries, stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts, such as the Espresso Martini Sparkling Cocktail Gift Set, which provides all the ingredients for a sophisticated and popular cocktail, complete with gold glitter and chocolate as extra decorations; and M&S Christmas themed biscuit tins of different designs.
by Marks and Spencer
For the friend who is all about seeing and being seen, the Clubmaster Gradient by Ray-Ban is most suitable to slide it under his Christmas tree. With the most iconic eyewear brand established in over 80 years, each telling a story through the decades, the gift receiver can carve his own story with these gradient sunglasses with spotted grey-green for frames and dark grey gradient lens.
A great present for those in need of versatile and functional bags that take them from the office to the outdoors with ease is the Sheppard Deluxe Brief Pack from the TUMI Alpha Bravo series. In a seasonal matte black tone, this rugged yet refined backpack is a modern classic for the friend who is always on the move.
Whoever said that youth comes but once in a lifetime, has not come across the Sothys Rejuvenate coffret set during his Christmas shopping. This gift of youth consists of the nO₂ctuelle™ Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream that helps revive the skin, whereby signs of fatigue are smoothened out and diminished while you sleep, hydrating and comforting the skin till it becomes more luminous with a healthy glow and youthful radiance.
Paired with the overnight cream is the Energising Booster Serum that assists in restoring healthy luminosity to the skin. The complexion becomes visibly brighter and more unified with every use, day after day.