50 Christmas Gifts For The Person Who Has (Not Quite) Everything: Part II

More ideas to delight the terminally tricky-to-buy-for.

Adoption Of A Cuvée Privée Grape Vine

This unique concept allows oenophiles to own a little piece of Champagne, the Loire Valley, Burgundy or Bordeaux. Members receive a welcome box including some insights from the winemaker, along with a personalised certificate of adoption, an invitation to visit for wine tasting and a batch of the current vintage (expect six or twelve bottles of the next one, bearing your name, the following year). – NS
BUY NOW, £140

Tom Davies Bespoke Frame Consultation

Carrie Fisher was a client of London eyewear maestro Tom Davies; Heston Blumenthal still is. His bespoke experience voucher includes a state-of-the-art eye examination, a frame consultation and a pair of handmade acetate frames.
BUY NOW, £595

Joshua Ellis Natural Patchwork Cashmere Throw

Any living space will be enhanced by the rippled , ridged and textured  tactility of this patchwork throw in a natural brown finish from a luxury scarf manufacturer whose healthy fixation on material quality Keeps buyers coming back. – NS
BUY NOW, £650

Jewellery Experience at Grantley Hall

The five-star Yorkshire hotel has partnered with local jeweller N. J Geddes to come up with a number of thoughtfully executed packages, allowing guests to design their own bracelets, statement rings and head-turning necklaces, over the course of a two night stay in the ultra-hygge surrounds of Grantley Hall. – NS
BUY NOW, FROM £5,000

Kross Studio and Warner Bros’ 1989 Batman Desk Clock

Swiss design studio and manufacturer Kross Studio, established recently by a team of watch-industry veterans, is making quite an entry into the market by reimagining the 1989 Batmobile. Featuring a manual-winding movement and 30-day power reserve, the 512-component piece (397 of those comprise just the movement) is limited to 100 pieces. – NS
BUY NOW, around £22,000

Henrietta Ferguson Luxury Tour

Private, Covid-19-safe tours are back. Few offer the kind of access or quality service promised by Henrietta Ferguson. Take your half dozen favourites for a nosey around Windsor Castle or Charles Dickens’ London – in the flesh, or virtually if you prefer. – RS
BUY NOW, From £240

Alice Made This Maya Double Choker

Juxtaposed with the contrasting rich gold double choker chain here are beads, created using a process by which residual silver from the casting process is melted down and dropped into water. A charming gift indeed. – NS
BUY NOW, £420

Vilebrequin’s Collaboration With Derrick Adams

Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams’ playful Floater series of prints is a superb fit for Vilebrequin’s chromatically exuberant approach to sunny-climes leisure wear. Part of proceeds from the sale of the shorts and tote bag (£225 and £70) here will go to the Eubie Blake Cultural Art Center in Baltimore. – NS
BUY NOW

Away’s Front Pocket Backpacks

With the smart-casual dichotomy still calling the shots in our metropolitan hubs, and travelling under one’s own steam set to be as much an imperative as a pleasure in the near future, a quality, unfussily stylish backpack is now a wardrobe staple: our 15-inch recommendation is made of water-resistant nylon, and has leather trim plus airmesh back panel for extra comfort. – NS
BUY NOW, 175

Veuve Clicquot X Yayoi Kusama La Grande Dame 2012 Limited Edition Vintage

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s trademark polka dots – here representing champagne bubbles – feature prominently in a bubbly collaboration which offers aromatic intensity across the palate as well as visual appeal. – NS
BUY NOW, £160

Aqua di Parma Colonia Futura Eau de Cologne

The zesty packaging might be familiar, but the Italian perfumer’s #SupportOurFuture campaign may not be. In December, Aqua di Parma will make a donation to the Prince’s Trust against every Colonia Futura product sold online. Got a nice air to it. – RS
BUY NOW, £110

FOKUS Outdoor Breathing Room/Bedroom/Office

An emphasis on wellness and working from home a lot both look set to be defining factors of our lives in 2021: why not gift a loved one an entirely new indoor space? Bespoke are options available, while solar-powered electricity, infra-red heating and insulation are standard. – NS
BUY NOW,£40,000-£70,000

Jack Heuer  Limited Edition TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph

The brand’s 160-year innings, and the great-grandson of its eponymous founder, are celebrated in this 188-piece limited edition chronograph in 18K rose gold – Jack’s material of choice when gifting racing drivers. – NS
BUY NOW, £15,300

 Globetrotter Centenary 12-Slot Watch Case

The luggage specialists’ interpretation of a safe keeping place for your watches is typically well mannered. The dozen slots for those precious tickers are leather-trimmed and wrapped in vulcanised fibre board, and if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can make it truly yours with the company’s bespoke service. – RS
BUY NOW, £2,100

E.B. Meyrowitz, The Birdie

The Royal Arcade’s E. B. Meyrowitz still makes frames the old-fashioned way, relying on artisanal skills to create some of the most stylish specs around. The lesser-spotted Birdie model has just been released in walnut burl and buffalo horn – an instant classic. – RS
BUY NOW, £3,500

CQP Atlon Trainers In Teddy Taupe

Swedish brand CQP refers to its Alton line as ‘Urban Hikers’: their elegant silhouette, revised for Autumn/Winter 2020, and the water resistance offered by the uppers’ supple, IDRO-treated suede mean it ticks both boxes in that phrase. – NS
BUY NOW, £425.00

Jenny Betts Northcote Four Wick Candle

Fast emerging from the lap of Battersea’s chi-chi Northcote Road, Jenny Betts is burning a hole through the busy up-scale grooming market. Olfactory aficionados will wax about the soothing woody fragrance of her signature range four-wick candle. – RS
BUY NOW, £65

Bennett Winch Holdall/Suit Carrier

Great ideas, they say, are often borne of frustration: in this case, the wily folk at ultra-luxe British luggage company Bennett Winch have, perhaps following one too many crumpled suit/overseas business experiences, come up with this superb marriage of craft and ingenuity which sees your bespoke finery wrapped around a holdall whilst in transit. – NS
BUY NOW, £650-£995

Brunello Cucinelli Biker Jacket

Solomeo’s finest has an unbroken track record of taking tried-and-tested forms and breathing Umbrian freshness into them. This amaranth red nappa-effect shearling biker jacket has a seasonal palette, but comes – figuratively, at least – with the promise of luxury for life. – RS
BUY NOW, £6,350

TLC’s Fine Art Prints

A state-of-the-art A2 flatbed 3D scanner from Germany, which picks up relief and the detail to a depth of 8mm, can be credited for the exceptional texture and tactility on display here. Many also use the top-grade printing service from British company TLC for photography. David Beckham and Bono are among those whose personal domains are graced with their prints. – NS
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Heesen Yachts’ Project

The curved and sporty Aquamarine – a 50m fast-cruising aluminium semi-displacement yacht – boasts not only a crisp design language but also versatility (thanks to a shallow draft of just 2.15m). MTU’s new green oceanic engines make for reduced NOx emissions, while a calming interior colour palette also soothes the soul. Available for delivery in February 2021. – NS
ENQUIRE NOW, POA

Hemingsworth’s Military Kulbir Gurkha Swimshorts

Craftspeople in London, Leicester, Sheffield and Blackburn are behind Hemingsworth’s intelligent approach to menswear, which takes its cues and cuts from mid-20th century British styling and aims to offer seamless transition between boardroom, bar and beach. These shorts are named after the first Gurkha regiment soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross for valour. – NS
BUY NOW, £200

Dishoom/The Permit Room’s Bottled Cocktails

Pre-botted concoctions might eliminate the ritualistic element of cocktails: but the Dishoom Store’s first-ever collection, created to accompany the Dishoom cookery book, will tickle the most demanding tastebuds. The trio of tipplers – India Gimlet, Sonia’s Negroni and Permit Room Old-Fashioned – have been batched and bottled by the daru-wallas in the Permit Room at Dishoom King’s Cross.- NS
BUY NOW, £38

On Ettore Bugatti’s son Roland’s fourth birthday, in 1926, he was given a gift that may have hiked the young lad’s expectations to dizzying levels in future years: a one-off replica of the Type 35, made especially for him. Follow suit, to delight a young enthusiast-in-the-making. If you dare… – NS
BUY NOW, from €30,000

Tom Sweeney Trucker Jacket

A visit to Thom Sweeney’s new Mayfair townhouse is a much-deserved pre-Christmas gift to yourself: whilst there, check out this suede shearling trucker and other ready-to-wear excellence from a brand whose repertoire these days goes well beyond fine bespoke suiting. – NS
BUY NOW, £2,400

 

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