Our pick of the best luxury gifts for men this Christmas….
Infiniti And Beyond
Infiniti, the Japanese luxury automotive manufacturer, has created a limited edition Infiniti Essence Sculpture. Inspired by their concept car, it is made of solid resin with only 300 units worldwide. Meanwhile, in a special collaboration with Louis Vuitton, a carrying case has been crafted for the transport and presentation of the Essence Sculpture. Unique and sexy – this is the ultimate in boy-toy gifting.
Sculpture: 220 Euros and made to order with Louis Vuitton case: $7000
A Delicious Dram
Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is one of the world’s rarest whiskies, with only 50 bottles being released this year. To taste, it’s initially sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee flavour, while the finish is exceptionally long with a touch of dry oak and the merest trace of peat. The release has been eagerly anticipated by whisky connoisseurs around the world and a bottle will set you back £10,000.
Cave of Delights
This fantastic Spiral Cellar will provide wine-lovers with a stylish, ingenious and private wine cellar right under their feet. It stores wine in the optimum conditions in line with the Wine Society guidelines and is designed to store up to 1900 bottles. To make it extra special, you can choose from striking lighting options, bespoke trap doors and a variety of step treads ensuring each cellar is unique to you. They start at £14,500.
Go Gadget GaGa
The Ovei is a self-contained entertainment pod where you can indulge your gadget fetish in style. The egg-like machine, which is customised to individual requirements, boasts an entertainment system, surround sound, flat screen, leather upholstery, fully adjustable lighting and an Airflow system. All manner of boys’ toys can be added, including an iPod dock, PC and games console.
Get your own private little hideaway from £24,500.
Acrylicize Your Life
What better way to brighten up someone’s life than to brighten up their living space? Acrylicize creates astounding bespoke art schemes and installations for all types of interiors, including offices and residential homes. Or, if you’re not quite ready for a full blown instillation, you’ll find acrylic-mounted photos of iconic scenes on their website.
Riedel crystal makes the only grape-specific wine glasses in the world. Pinot Noir, Burgundy, Champagne, Riesling, even vodka and brandy, all have their own specific shaped glassware and the difference they make to the drinking experience is truly remarkable. Their beautiful decanters come in all shapes and sizes that enhance the whole wine experience.
Anyone who loves gadgets will jump at the chance to get their hands on the Air2Air Dragan Flyer X4. The little helicopter is the ultimate in aerial photography gadgets. By using the DraganEye video output goggles and camera, users can capture unique high definition video and images without leaving the warmth of their bed!
Capture The Creativity
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of the most talented artists ever to write music history, Montblanc has released the John Lennon Edition pen. You can attempt to channel the legend’s verse, music and artistic legacy through your very own timeless writing instrument, which is on sale for £450 (some of which will be donated to the John Lennon Foundation).
Seek out the very best of 20th Century design at Vintage Seekers. You can find fine wines, classic motorcars, memorabilia and fashion (including beautiful pieces from labels such as Dior, Lacroix and Balmain) as well as watches from Patek Philippe and Rolex. We love this 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster.
Cashmere, the most luxurious of sartorial touches, is a delicious treat for anyone – and there is an abundance of beautiful little treats out there for the man in your life. We love Gieves & Hawkes’ beautiful navy cashmere and silk mix reversible scarf for £145, Pringle of Scotland’s wool and cashmere welly socks for £65 and these decadent cashmere and suede slippers for £249.
Hot And Strong
For the perfect way to start the day, the Krups Compact Espresseria EA8080 brings the world’s smallest coffee shop to the comfort of your own home. It’s 30% smaller than other fully automatic machines and is the choice of true coffee lovers. It produces coffee at its finest thanks to the combination of perfect temperature, perfect grind and perfect water purity.
The Krups Compact Espresseria EA8080, £579.99.
The Dalmore 45 Year Old Aurora
The new 45 Year Old Aurora Whisky from Scottish producers Dalmore is being released just in time for Christmas. Named after the northern lights visible from the banks of The Dalmore Distillery in Inverness, this is an exclusive gift for a whisky connoisseur – only 200 bottles will be available in the world.
Rat Pack Book
This is the perfect gift for any fan of classic Hollywood glamour. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Peter Lawford and the others were the golden celebrities of their era. The book contains a number of unseen photographs, as well as old favourites across 450-pages. Beautifully crafted and hand bound, the exclusive, limited edition, numbered volumes are available from new publisher Reel Art Press.
Need to capture those perfect Christmas moments? There are just 500 Leica limited edition M9 Titanium cameras available in the world, priced £19,800.
This is a gift that is guaranteed to keep you smiling for years to come. Stephen Charlton’s charming animals sculptures are fun, beautiful and perfect for either indoors or out.
Compact, sleek and fancy – this grooming set fits perfectly into ones briefcase. Nickle-plated handles within a chocolate or black leather case will make that last minute business trip less of a bore. Male jet-setters will thank you for it.
Edwin Jagger Brown Leather Travel Case, £114.
Waves of Gold
Amouage (meaning ‘‘waves’’ in Arabic) was created by His Royal Highness Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al bu Said of Arabia in 1983. This richly scented cleanser delivers every day indulgence in a gold bottle. Includes tops notes of rock rose and festive silver frankincense and base notes of ambergris, musk and sandalwood.
Amouage Mens Gold Bath & Shower Gel, £35.
Just the thing for adding the personal touch to the Christmas thank-you letter! Mont Blanc have used a botanical DNA structure to create personal ink that only you will own. The set contains two pens loaded with your very own brand of ink and 10 refills, for £10,500.
Ben Taggart creates beautiful scale drawings of any building in the world. His research is so meticulous, that the final A1 artwork is not only an incredibly detailed drawing of your home, but accompanied by a history of the home: the bricks, the previous inhabitants, life through the ages – you name it, he’s discovered it. A truly unique gift.
Price depends on home.