November is finally here ! Time to channel the Christmas shopper in you and narrow down some of the most thoughtful and exclusive gifts for the best people in your life. Keeping in mind the spirit of Christmas and the sharing some positive vibes with your family or extended family, we have stuck to the boundaries of home while enlisting our most favourite holiday gifts. These are the best of the best and some are one the more l’exclusiv range while others are sensuous yet not a dent in your card. Come along and we really hope these inspire your shopping spree.
There can never be a gift that can stand equivalent to the most exclusive relationships and the strongest bonds in life. But if you had to express how precious some relationships are, then Lalique and Bernardaud would set the tone. 100 POINTS collection by international wine critic – James Suckling includes a set of six beautifully crafted champagne glasses. As dainty as they appear they are functional to equal facility as James Suckling describes it. 100 POINTS is a hand-made collection exemplifying the established style of Lalique: crystal fashioned by the best glass-masters, “U” shaped bowl and distinctive frosted rib stem to obtain the characteristic contrast of clear and satin-finish. For more details visit Lalique.
Dune Blue Limoges Dinnerware collection by Bernardaud takes inspiration from the contrasts of a desert landscape of sand dunes and oasis. It’s subtle waves of texture rendered in soft blue Limoges porcelain add to its elegance and theme. Bands of platinum contrast the delicate pattern with timeless polish. Available at Macy’s for order.
So Very British
We couldn’t resist our very British stores – Fortnums and Harrods, after all they do have some gifts you cannot take your eyes off. Like the new range of Camelia Tea Set by Fortnums is inspired by the original hand-painted wallpaper in the Drawing Room of their Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. If you’ve been to Fortnums for Afternoon Tea you’d recognise the motif. The Camellia Tea Gift Set is perfect as a gift for a tea lover at home or your best friend. Gold-gilded and is made exclusively for Fortnum’s in Stoke-on-Trent – the British home of fine china for centuries. You can add the tea coaster and Tea plate to the set as an add-on. There are more tea goodies while you shop for this set at Fortnum and Mason.
Add a polish set of cutlery to your family table spread with Carrs English Reed & Ribbon 24-Piece Stainless Steel Cutlery Set. This English set is exquisitely crafted in stainless steel. Accented with a double reed, ribbon border and bow detail, the selection of knives, forks, dessert spoons and teaspoons are imbued with classic elegance. There are more varieties of Carrs Silver while you shop at Harrods.
For a martini connoisseur in your family or group of friends, Waterford Lismore Cocktail Glass could make a lovely gift for the season. Designed with the signature diamond and wedge cuts, is a classy addition to the glassware collection. For more details visit Harrods.
If you are confused let us solve that one kink in your gifting armour – Scented candles. You can never go wrong with them and all it does is add energy and fragrance to the surrounding of your loved ones. Fresh is a new and exclusive brand of scented candles at Harrods, with a range of fragrances to choose. While Byredo has a good range of candles that could add some machismo or elegance to the room. For more details on the choice of the scents visit Harrods and Barneys.
Gift of Sleep
Sleep is the only therapy that cures all ailments and lowers stress. Add to that the thoughtful gift with love from a beloved and all’s well with the world. Hotel Collection’s Distressed Chevron Duvet Covers, is exclusively available at Macy’s. The collection adds spirit and refinement to the bedroom with its textures, patterns and muted tones. This particular feature has gleaming gold grounds woven with a distressed-chevron pattern. Gift this ensemble with decorative pillows, shams and coverlets featuring a variety of stylish textures and designs. Fore more visit Macy’s.