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Luxury Gifts

These are gifts worthy of your inner circle: those friends and family members deserving an extra little something this Christmas. From the extravagant to the luxurious, there's an idea in here that's bound to secure your place in their good books for the whole of 2014.

Items herein are strictly budget blowing, all over £200

  • Covington Leather Holdall

    Covington Leather Holdall

    A holdall so glorious you'll struggle to find a holiday to… More details

    Covington Leather Holdall

    Covington Leather Holdall

    A holdall so glorious you'll struggle to find a holiday to do it justice. Barrel-shaped with three outer pockets and an internal zipped hideaway.

    £660; Covington

  • Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin AIR

    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin AIR

    A continuation of the Bowers & Wilkins award winning… More details

    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin AIR

    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin AIR

    A continuation of the Bowers & Wilkins award winning iPod dock, the Zeppelin AIR features Apple’s AirPlay technology for high-quality wireless streaming from iTunes or any iOS device. Sounds as good as it looks.

    £499.99; bowers-wilkins.co.uk

  • Balblair 1983

    Balblair 1983

    There's whisky and then there's 30 year old, immaculately… More details

    Balblair 1983

    Balblair 1983

    There's whisky and then there's 30 year old, immaculately balanced, Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Balbair's 1983 is very much the latter. Serve neat with the tiniest drop of water to release the scents of deep fruits and syrup sweets.

    £200; thewhiskyexchange.com

  • Bow Continental Wallet by Mulberry

    Bow Continental Wallet by M…

    You best wrap this one in the eponymous flare else you've… More details

    Bow Continental Wallet by Mulberry

    Bow Continental Wallet by Mulberry

    You best wrap this one in the eponymous flare else you've missed a trick. Classy, elegant, and goes with those heels she loves.

    £295; mulberry.com

  • PS by Paul Smith

    PS by Paul Smith

    There are tuxedos and then there are tuxedos. One is the… More details

    PS by Paul Smith

    PS by Paul Smith

    There are tuxedos and then there are tuxedos. One is the battered old thing you wheel out at every wedding and the occasional office party, the other is a passport to the VIP area on the assumption that you belong there. PS by Paul Smith is one of the latters, a printed-velvet tuxedo blazer that oozes class.

    £415; mrporter.com

  • Adara lingerie by Agent Provocateur

    Adara lingerie by Agent Pro…

    Make sure she doesn't open this one in front of the rest of… More details

    Adara lingerie by Agent Provocateur

    Adara lingerie by Agent Provocateur

    Make sure she doesn't open this one in front of the rest of the family. Agent Provocateur's Adara range is made from French lace, hand finished with Swarovski bead work.

    Bra, £395; Brief, £395; Thong, £295; Suspender, £425; agentprovocatuer.com

  • Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

    The most expensive headphones we've ever listened to are… More details

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

    The most expensive headphones we've ever listened to are also the best headphones we've ever listened to. Bowers & Wilkins P7 on ear headphones will transport you to a new level of music. Decked out in leather and brushed stainless steal, they're a great deal prettier than anything on your tree this year.

    £329.99; Bowers & Wilkins

  • Kindle Fire HDX

    Kindle Fire HDX

    Amazon's iPad killer, the Kindle Fire HDX (the X stands… More details

    Kindle Fire HDX

    Kindle Fire HDX

    Amazon's iPad killer, the Kindle Fire HDX (the X stands for... actually, we're not sure) is the super light, all-round HD, 4G enabled tablet. Because printed words are so last century.

    £329; amazon.co.uk

  • Gloverall blazer

    Gloverall blazer

    Clean lines, pure wool, this Gloverall button blazer… More details

    Gloverall blazer

    Gloverall blazer

    Clean lines, pure wool, this Gloverall button blazer manages to strike a balance between formal and casual while successfully keeping cold winds at bay.

    £299; johnlewis.com

  • Hertz Supercar Experience

    Hertz Supercar Experience

    You probably won't be able to fit a McLaren 12C under the… More details

    Hertz Supercar Experience

    Hertz Supercar Experience

    You probably won't be able to fit a McLaren 12C under the tree (but then, if you can afford a McLaren, you could probably buy a bigger tree), but you could slip some Hertz supercar vouchers in there. From Ferraris to Lamborghinis, there's something in here for every petrol head.

    McLaren hire, £825; hertzsupercars.com

  • Paul Smith brogues

    Paul Smith brogues

    Paul Smith's Miller dip dyed tan brown brogues are the… More details

    Paul Smith brogues

    Paul Smith brogues

    Paul Smith's Miller dip dyed tan brown brogues are the perfect gift for a well heeled gentlemen. Or any chap fussy about his shoes.

    £255; vanmildert.com

  • Small Suffolk by Mulberry

    Small Suffolk by Mulberry

    Add a little vintage luxury to her arm with the Small… More details

    Small Suffolk by Mulberry

    Small Suffolk by Mulberry

    Add a little vintage luxury to her arm with the Small Suffolk - not a chunk of the county, but this delicious handbag that apparently channels English style. Shoulder strap is detachable, in case she's fussy like that.

    £1,350; mulberry.com

  • Sony PlayStation 4

    Sony PlayStation 4

    In the frantic war for living room dominance, the… More details

    Sony PlayStation 4

    Sony PlayStation 4

    In the frantic war for living room dominance, the PlayStation 4 looks to have taken an early lead. With heaps of games on the way, you're essentially buying someone an end to their social calendar.

    £349.99; amazon.co.uk

  • The Original from Mango Bikes

    The Original from Mango Bikes

    Almost every aspect of Mango Bikes' hand built Original can… More details

    The Original from Mango Bikes

    The Original from Mango Bikes

    Almost every aspect of Mango Bikes' hand built Original can be customised, from gearing to saddle, right down to individual wheel colour. You may struggle to find a matching helmet.

    From £295; mangobikes.co.uk

  • Burberry Trench Coat

    Burberry Trench Coat

    Like the brogue and the fedora, the trench coat will never,… More details

    Burberry Trench Coat

    Burberry Trench Coat

    Like the brogue and the fedora, the trench coat will never, ever go out of style (if worn correctly). This Burberry London black trench coat should thus be seen as a life-long investment, capable of being worn to all professional and social engagements.

    £1,095; mrporter.com

  • Bang & Olufsen H6 Headphones

    Bang & Olufsen H6 Headphones

    In case you were needing to block out the din of the little… More details

    Bang & Olufsen H6 Headphones

    Bang & Olufsen H6 Headphones

    In case you were needing to block out the din of the little ones (or big ones) breaking their newly opened toys, Bang & Olufsen's H6 headphones are just the trick. The ear pads are made from lambskin for comfort, while the headband is made from a more durable cowhide. They sound as beautiful as they look.

    £329; Bang & Olufsen

  • An Enclothed box

    An Enclothed box

    If you're really looking to impress, or just think your… More details

    An Enclothed box

    An Enclothed box

    If you're really looking to impress, or just think your friend is in need of an entirely new wardrobe, why not build a gift box with Enclothed. Their stylists will put together new outfits based on the amount you're looking to spend, sending you a finished box of six to ten items. Anything they don't like can be returned at no extra cost.

    £Variable; enclothed.co.uk

  • Spider-man art

    Spider-man art

    Any comic fan you give one of these two will be in serious… More details

    Spider-man art

    Spider-man art

    Any comic fan you give one of these two will be in serious danger of hyperventilating: limited to a print of 295, it's signed by Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee.

    £695; castlegalleries.com

  • Sony Vaio Pro 13

    Sony Vaio Pro 13

    Ultrabooks: slithers of laptop technology so slim they can… More details

    Sony Vaio Pro 13

    Sony Vaio Pro 13

    Ultrabooks: slithers of laptop technology so slim they can cut you. Super portable and gorgeous to look at - particularly Sony's Vaio Pro 13. Thirteen inch Touchscreen, 1.15kg total weight, this is a tiny Christmas package worth getting very excited about.

    From £789; sony.co.uk

  • Waldon Waxed Jacket

    Waldon Waxed Jacket

    Got a friend struggling to channel their inner fisherman?… More details

    Waldon Waxed Jacket

    Waldon Waxed Jacket

    Got a friend struggling to channel their inner fisherman? Then you keep stranger company than us. This waxed jack from Quba is a rugged piece of outerwear, with funky metal lobster-claw clasps and fat zip.

    £250; quba.com

  • Uniform Wares 251 series

    Uniform Wares 251 series

    We could waste a lot of time looking at the 251 series from… More details

    Uniform Wares 251 series

    Uniform Wares 251 series

    We could waste a lot of time looking at the 251 series from London-based watch makers Uniform Wares - a hindrance for anyone who passes life in a rush.

    £390; uniformwares.com

  • Alexander McQueen stained glass print shirt

    Alexander McQueen stained g…

    Far more comfortable to wear than stained glass, but just… More details

    Alexander McQueen stained glass print shirt

    Alexander McQueen stained glass print shirt

    Far more comfortable to wear than stained glass, but just as captivating to look at.

    £530.32; farfetch.com

  • Gulia slip by Agent Provocateur

    Gulia slip by Agent Provoca…

    If you really want to spoil her rotten, Agent Provocateur… More details

    Gulia slip by Agent Provocateur

    Gulia slip by Agent Provocateur

    If you really want to spoil her rotten, Agent Provocateur are on hand to help. This black slip is made out of satinised silk chiffon, edged with hand cut appliqué, copper lurex, Leavers lace.

    £995; agentprovocateur.com

  • Alexander Wang make-up pouch

    Alexander Wang make-up pouch

    This one's going to score you big points with your lady… More details

    Alexander Wang make-up pouch

    Alexander Wang make-up pouch

    This one's going to score you big points with your lady friends. Alexander Wang's Chastity make-up pouch is a feast of croc-styled leather and metal.

    £307.50; farfetch.com

  • Jarre AeroTwist speaker

    Jarre AeroTwist speaker

    No, it's not a silver doughnut. Be sure to tell the… More details

    Jarre AeroTwist speaker

    Jarre AeroTwist speaker

    No, it's not a silver doughnut. Be sure to tell the recipient that this is actually a wireless speaker from Jarre Technologies, purveyors of exceptionally stylish audio equipment. The ring hides a speaker, revealed once it's 'twisted' open.

    £279; selfridges.com

  • Cashmere blanket from Scarlet & Argent

    Cashmere blanket from Scarl…

    This isn't a layer for the back seat of the car or an… More details

    Cashmere blanket from Scarlet & Argent

    Cashmere blanket from Scarlet & Argent

    This isn't a layer for the back seat of the car or an emergency sofa cover. This is a white Chinese cashmere blanket made by Hainsworth of Yorkshire (don't-cha-know) - a blanket so luxuriously soft that anyone you generously bestow this upon will probably never leave their bed again. Not to be used in the same room as red wine.

    £995 for double size; scarletandargent.co.uk

  • The Harri by Osprey London

    The Harri by Osprey London

    Fancy something a bit bold? Striking? Budget blowing? Hand… More details

    The Harri by Osprey London

    The Harri by Osprey London

    Fancy something a bit bold? Striking? Budget blowing? Hand crafted in Italy, The Harri handbag is made from hand-coloured Polish calf leather. Available in red, apple green, tobacco, mustard and black.

    £675; ospreylondon.com

  • Sony VW500 projector

    Sony VW500 projector

    Forget about LCD, OLED and plasma. The future is 4K, and… More details

    Sony VW500 projector

    Sony VW500 projector

    Forget about LCD, OLED and plasma. The future is 4K, and it's projected in dazzlingly pure light. The VW500 projector from Sony beams out stunning visuals, four times sharper than standard HD. We took a magnifying glass and counted every extra pixel - it took us hours, but we're pros like that.

    £8,799; sony.co.uk

  • S.T. Dupont carbon fibre fountain pen

    S.T. Dupont carbon fibre fo…

    "Did you know S.T. Dupont started business making… More details

    S.T. Dupont carbon fibre fountain pen

    S.T. Dupont carbon fibre fountain pen

    "Did you know S.T. Dupont started business making cigarette lighters?" That's the line you'll use as you present someone with this brilliantly stylish composite carbon fibre fountain pen. Guarantees you'll received a beautifully written thank you letter.

    £450; stonemarketing.com

  • Single Briefcase by Mulberry

    Single Briefcase by Mulberry

    For those who like their classic designs fashioned from… More details

    Single Briefcase by Mulberry

    Single Briefcase by Mulberry

    For those who like their classic designs fashioned from fine leather (oak) and perfect stitching. Don't get it for us - we'd be too terrified to take it out of the office.

    £1,100; mulberry.com

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17 wireless speakers

    Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17 wi…

    Wireless sound just got spectacular. The exacting audio… More details

    Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17 wireless speakers

    Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17 wireless speakers

    Wireless sound just got spectacular. The exacting audio nuts at Bang & Olufsen have entered the world of wi-fi with the BeoLab 17 - a put-them-anywhere speaker set that delivers crystal clear sound.

    £2,590; bang-olufsen.com

  • Chris-Craft longboard

    Chris-Craft longboard

    We don't recommend this one for your dad, unless he's… More details

    Chris-Craft longboard

    Chris-Craft longboard

    We don't recommend this one for your dad, unless he's youthful at heart (and more importantly, still has the bone strength of a teenager). Based on the iconic Chris-Craft boats the 1920s and 30s, this longboard beautifully blends mahogany and teak.

    £210.99; shop.shipnduck.com

  • Sergio loafer by Mr Hare

    Sergio loafer by Mr Hare

    Hand stitched, Italian suede leather, embossed logo - these… More details

    Sergio loafer by Mr Hare

    Sergio loafer by Mr Hare

    Hand stitched, Italian suede leather, embossed logo - these are not the shoes for dog walking. Matched perfectly by an Italian supercar, if you're feeling ridiculously generous. Also available in tan.

    £275; mrhare.com

  • Microsoft Xbox One

    Microsoft Xbox One

    You're not just buying someone a game's console with the… More details

    Microsoft Xbox One

    Microsoft Xbox One

    You're not just buying someone a game's console with the Xbox One. You're treating them to a set top box, a TV recorder, an (exceedingly pricey) Skype system, a fitness guru... This might be something you end up buying for yourself.

    £429.99; amazon.co.uk

  • iPad Air

    iPad Air

    The most easily guessed present under the tree, the iPad… More details

    iPad Air

    iPad Air

    The most easily guessed present under the tree, the iPad Air is simply sexy tech. Lighter, more powerful and with a better screen, this is the best way to flick birds at pigs that's ever been seen.

    £399; apple.com/uk

  • Hypervenom Phantom iD by Nike

    Hypervenom Phantom iD by Nike

    No, it's not a new Spider-Man villain - the Hypervenoms are… More details

    Hypervenom Phantom iD by Nike

    Hypervenom Phantom iD by Nike

    No, it's not a new Spider-Man villain - the Hypervenoms are the most technologically advanced footwear to have torn up a football pitch. Neymar wears them, and we've been told he's pretty nifty with a ball. More colours to choose from than the average family hatchback.

    £200; store.nike.com

  • Marjolaine Jardin nightdress by Rigby & Peller

    Marjolaine Jardin nightdres…

    Now she really can slip into something a little more… More details

    Marjolaine Jardin nightdress by Rigby & Peller

    Marjolaine Jardin nightdress by Rigby & Peller

    Now she really can slip into something a little more comfortable. The Jardin nightdress from Rigby & Peller's Marjolaine range is crafted from silk and lace, and is all kinds of gorgeous.

    £270; rigbyandpeller.co.uk

  • The Hayworth by Osprey London

    The Hayworth by Osprey London

    You know how she's fussy about bags? She's fussy because… More details

    The Hayworth by Osprey London

    The Hayworth by Osprey London

    You know how she's fussy about bags? She's fussy because bags are like rock bands - they're never as good as the classics. The Hayworth is an understated, classy satchel for those who are fond of a vintage look.

    £225; ospreylondon.com

  • Sunglasses by Cutler & Gross

    Sunglasses by Cutler & Gross

    "Nice glasses" is an understatement. These… More details

    Sunglasses by Cutler & Gross

    Sunglasses by Cutler & Gross

    "Nice glasses" is an understatement. These handmade Cutler & Gross sunglasses didn't come all the way from Italy to be told they were "Nice". They are exceptional. Stunning. Face-improving even. He won't be disappointed.

    £310; mrporter.com

  • Calvin Klein Plain Suit

    Calvin Klein Plain Suit

    It would appear that Calvin Klein make something other than… More details

    Calvin Klein Plain Suit

    Calvin Klein Plain Suit

    It would appear that Calvin Klein make something other than expensive boxer shorts. This plain suit will always look sharp, even if the wearer commits the cardinal sin of wearing it with jeans.

    £349; johnlewis.com

  • Sonnet fountain pen by Parker

    Sonnet fountain pen by Parker

    The pen is mightier than the sword, but a pen chiselled… More details

    Sonnet fountain pen by Parker

    Sonnet fountain pen by Parker

    The pen is mightier than the sword, but a pen chiselled from solid silver is mightier still. Parker's Sonnet pen carries something of the feminine touch, with pink gold detailing and an 18k gold nib. Don't give this one to someone with a knack for losing their biro.

    £265; parkerpen.com

  • Theory little black dress

    Theory little black dress

    Every woman needs a little black dress in her armoury. She… More details

    Theory little black dress

    Theory little black dress

    Every woman needs a little black dress in her armoury. She probably won't say no to having an arsenal of two or three. This stretch-knit skater dress by Theory is beautifully figure hugging around the waist, with a playful pleated skirt.

    £375; net-a-porter.com

  • Piazza Grande watch by Swarovski

    Piazza Grande watch by Swar…

    For the gentleman who likes to dazzle, the Piazza Grande… More details

    Piazza Grande watch by Swarovski

    Piazza Grande watch by Swarovski

    For the gentleman who likes to dazzle, the Piazza Grande watch features hand-applied clear crystals and a date counter.

    £449; swarovski.com

  • Church's New York Brogue

    Church's New York Brogue

    If anyone wants a pair of brogues, they're wasting their… More details

    Church's New York Brogue

    Church's New York Brogue

    If anyone wants a pair of brogues, they're wasting their money on anything other than a pair of Church's. Hand-made by craftsmen in their Northampton factory, the rubber soles can be replaced with ease. These are shoes for life.

    £290; johnlewis.com

  • A stone on Wembley Way

    A stone on Wembley Way

    The ultimate gift for sports fans. A Celebration Stone buys… More details

    A stone on Wembley Way

    A stone on Wembley Way

    The ultimate gift for sports fans. A Celebration Stone buys you a plaque on Wembley Way, located directly outside the iconic Wembley Stadium. With room for three 20 character lines of text and a three lions badge, this one's going to be quite hard to wrap.

    £50-495; wembleystadium.com

  • Turtle Beach i60 headphones

    Turtle Beach i60 headphones

    Turtle Beach's Mac and iOS specific wireless headsets are a… More details

    Turtle Beach i60 headphones

    Turtle Beach i60 headphones

    Turtle Beach's Mac and iOS specific wireless headsets are a treat for any Apple addicts. The i60 headset includes a built-in remote that works with iPhone, iPad and the Mac, as well as dual boom-less microphones for Siri and voice calling needs. And for those that are interested, it pumps out 7.1 DTS surround sound. Audio heaven.

    ££349.99; turtlebeach.com

  • Silver Kitchen Machine by Russell Hobbs

    Silver Kitchen Machine by R…

    We were sold on the name of this device - the Silver… More details

    Silver Kitchen Machine by Russell Hobbs

    Silver Kitchen Machine by Russell Hobbs

    We were sold on the name of this device - the Silver Kitchen Machine sounds capable of serving up only stellar culinary concoctions. As well as looking rather elegant, it comes fully equipped with multiple attachments for mixing, whisking and beating. The only thing it doesn't do is clean itself.

    £229.99; russellhobbs.com

  • Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II

    Gibson Les Paul Traditional…

    It's a little known law of music that the greatest rock… More details

    Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II

    Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II

    It's a little known law of music that the greatest rock albums of all time have to feature a Gibson guitar. As part of the 2013 Year of Les Paul celebrations, Gibson have revamped their incredibly popular Les Paul Traditional by adding some modern modifications, from fancy electronics to tone boosters. Even if you can't play it, it's the best piece of art you'll ever own.

    £1,399; guitarguitar.co.uk

  • Ruark R7 radiogram

    Ruark R7 radiogram

    Combining 60s design with 21st century technology, Ruark's… More details

    Ruark R7 radiogram

    Ruark R7 radiogram

    Combining 60s design with 21st century technology, Ruark's R7 radiogram is a music powerhouse. With a DAB+/FM/internet radio, CD player and wi-fi streaming, the R7 is the best sounding sideboard ever created.

    £2,000; ruarkaudio.com

  • Hendrick's Gin gift pack

    Hendrick's Gin gift pack

    This one's a bit special for lovers of Hendrick's Gin. This… More details

    Hendrick's Gin gift pack

    Hendrick's Gin gift pack

    This one's a bit special for lovers of Hendrick's Gin. This pack includes a hip flask designed by Hannah Martin (she normally does jewellery), as a cashmere scarf from Scottish tailors Walker Slater, a bottle of the aforementioned gin, all packaged up in a leather travel bag. Only 50 have been made, and they're exclusive to Harrods.

    £795; harrods.com

    Photography: Joss McKinley

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