Ucome the old saying that the best things in life are free often rings truethis too cannot be denied springing for something fancy can feel delightfully special– and when it comes to shopping for the people you love, treating them to things they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves feels indulgent in the best way.
The key to a truly luxurious gift lies not in the price tag, but instead in the thought that went into its selection and how the item can elevate or enrich the recipient’s experience. For some, a taste of the finer things in life can be a state-of-the-art sound system or a do-it-yourself home gym. For others, it might mean indulging in everyday luxuries like high-end hand soap, a designer candle, or an extravagant face cream.
Finding a gift that looks suitably opulent but also extremely thoughtful isn’t easy, so we’ve curated a selection of luxury items at every price point that even the most discerning person in your life will appreciate. From a caviar tasting set complete with mother-of-pearl spoons to infrared sauna a blanket that brings a relaxing spa experience to the comfort of home, there’s something to impress and pamper every person in your life. To find these gifts, we searched high and low for products that felt luxurious, unexpected, and indulgent at a variety of price points.
Here are 18 super-luxe gifts ranging from $30 to $8,458 (as of press time) to give the luxury people in your life this holiday season.
Cuticle and nail cream
There’s a reason why Dior’s Crème Abricot Cuticle and Nail Cream has amassed a cult following since its creation in 1963; thick and emollient cream helps soothe chapped cuticles and supports dry nails. Plus, there’s something truly decadent about owning a designer skincare product for everyday use – it will allow whoever gets it to indulge in a little everyday luxury.
Elephant bottle opener
Bottle openers are a fairly common gift, but not every bottle opener comes in the shape of an attractive elephant by Georg Jensen. Designed in 1987 by Jørgen Møller and his grandson, this aluminum bottle opener is a beautiful addition to any bar cart or kitchen.
Meyer lemon tree
When you give your loved one this Meyer lemon tree, you’re making an offer that’s both indulgent and practical. Of course, everyone will enjoy easy access to citrus fruits (and avoiding pesky grocery store trips at the last minute for a lemon). But having a lemon tree on hand also feels whimsical and opulent, kind of like a Versailles conservatory.
Buy now: $65 per Unusual goods
Everyone has to wash their hands, so why not turn this simple ritual into something luxurious with Byredo’s Suede Hand Wash? The cleansing formula is gentle and imparts the pleasant, subtle scent of fruit and suede musk that Byredo is known for. A $65 hand wash isn’t a luxury anyone would splurge on, so it’s an extra special gift.
A coffee table book about the history of hip hop jewelry
You may not have the funds to buy your beloved a diamond encrusted cuban link necklace, but you can give it some serious sparkle in the form of ice cold a glossy coffee table book the history of hip hop jewelry. Filled with photos and essays on four decades of bling culture, with looks from artists ranging from OGs like Run DMC and Notorious BIG to contemporary personalities like Cardi B and Migos, the book is a celebration of personal style and its role in hip-hop.
A candle in the shape of a candlestick
The designer candle has become a common status symbol, but this meta version from Loewe is far from cliché. Handmade in Spain, the wax candle is shaped like a tapered candle in a candle holder and features a light honeysuckle scent.
Nothing is more luxurious than the bliss of true relaxation, which is fully accessible with the Bearaby weighted blanket. Made from organic cotton, the blanket is a 15-lb. the weight is comfortable, soothing and comforting. Its woven design makes it as beautiful as it is functional, and it comes in six different colors (we’re partial to the warm and cheery shade Butternut Bliss).
Buy now: $249 per Bearabi
Airpods Pro case
Enhance your friend’s daily commute with this Bottega Veneta Airpods Pro case. Crafted from rubber in the same bright green shade that has become synonymous with the Italian design house, and stamped with its signature Intrecciato weave design, the case also features a convenient strap to ensure the user never loses their Airpods again.
There’s no gift like a plump, radiant complexion, so consider gifting the skincare enthusiast in your life a bottle of Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream. The cream, which has become a favorite among beauty editors and in skin care forums, was developed based on 30 years of research into the behavior of stem cells.
Caviar Tasting Kit
Give the gift of culinary decadence with this caviar tasting set for two from Petrossian, the renowned caviar purveyor founded in Paris in 1920. Each set contains three different types of caviar (Royal Ossetra, Alverta and Baika) in 30g containers as non-reactive spoons for mother-of-pearl caviar, so not a single bite of caviar flavor is compromised.
Buy now: $299 per Petrosyan
Price: $345 – $390
Pajamas are anything but ordinary when you upgrade the details. A classic collared PJ set feels luxurious when made from silk jacquard, like this Fleur du Mal version, while a candy-colored set from Sleeper, decorated with feathers on the pants and sleeve cuffs, is so chic that even a daring an outfit can carry you out and about.
A good suitcase is always needed, and the traveler in your life will thank you for this sleek hard-sided carry-on from MVST. Crafted from lightweight yet durable aluminum, the suitcase features TSA-friendly locks, smooth rolling wheels, and a spacious interior. Plus, it comes in a variety of distinctive colors—we’d go for the striking red hue.
Buy now: $395 per MVST
Owning a composter is a practical luxury that both the sustainability-minded and the cooking-obsessed can forego. Unlike conventional compost bins, Vitamix’s compact one-cubic-foot food recycler breaks down kitchen waste like fruit and vegetable peels and chicken bones into nutrient-rich soil fertilizer in just a few hours. Perfect for kitchen counters, even in small spaces, the sleek machine also features a lid with a carbon filter that eliminates odors and a removable waste bin that makes it easy to collect food scraps.
Infrared sauna blanket
Infrared saunas have been praised for their benefits, by increasing blood flow to aid relaxation. This blanket from Higher Dose aims to mimic the experience of an infrared sauna, allowing the user to access a relaxing experience from the comfort of their home.
For the music-obsessed in your life, consider investing in a state-of-the-art sound experience with the Braun LE02 Sound Black system. Known for their powerful sound quality and dynamic range, these speakers promise an immersive experience with absolute clarity.
Buy now: 750 dollars per Dyke and Dean
Home fitness machine
Your favorite fitness enthusiast can work out anytime with Tonal’s home gym equipment and system. Touted by the likes of LeBron James and Serena Williams, it offers home weight training, resistance training and programming that rivals that of many gyms.
Buy now: $3495 per Tonal
A truly distinctive bag is more than just an accessory. It’s also a topic of conversation and an expression of personal style. This captivating woven bag—inspired by designer Tom Brown’s beloved wire-haired dachshund, Hector (the brand’s mascot with his own Instagram account)—balances both whimsy and practicality.
Buy now: $8458 per Farfetch
Pampered Puppy Pack
Price: Prices vary
For your loved one who is obsessed with their fur baby, consider a super luxurious experience for them to enjoy together. New York’s famed Plaza Hotel offers an indulgent package for four-legged guests that includes a dog bathrobe, a dog-friendly pasta-filled treat, and bowls filled with Evian water.
Buy now: Prices vary depending on room type Plaza
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