Hark! The herald angels sing, this is what to gift your queen this Christmas. Silent nights may be golden, but so too are Christmas’s brightest gifting prospects. From fine jewels as bright as the Star of Bethlehem to the merriest minaudières we ever did see, perfect the art of gift gifting with these luxurious presents.
she sells Gucci seashells with this spectacular marine-inspired minaudière. Crafted from translucent yellow Plexiglass, Creative Director Alessandro Michele went under the sea for Spring Summer 2019, crafting this elegant evening bag in the form of a quaint clamshell complete with sparkling aquamarine and clear crystals. Little Mermaid will be most envious.
Broadway shell evening bag, gucci, $POA. shop now
bee mine this christmas with Chaumet. Marilyn Monroe was right, diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend, so gift a loved one the ultimate: this spectacular 18-carat white gold ring by Chaumet. Featuring brilliant-cut diamonds and an artful honeycomb band, this is the jewel in the Christmas crown.
bee my love ring in white gold, chaumet, $POA. shop now
let this be your leading light this Christmas. Share a pudding and brandy (or a shrimp on the barbie) with Opera singer Lina Cavalieri, whom is partly obscured by the flourishing ortensia flowers that grow in the gardens of the Fornasetti house in Milan. A floral, green and woody fragrance, let there be (Fornasetti) light.
Ortensia Candle 900g, FORNASETTI via mecca cosmetica, $507. shop now
darling, put the champagne on ice with Aerin’s gilt bar set. Shaken, stirred or however you take martini, indulge in a little festive hedonism with Aerin’s luxurious bar set. Housed in three burlwood trays in a cream shagreen case, it features a Fausto jigger and shaker with four julep cups, four coasters, a bottle opener, corkscrew and bottle stopper, alongside four Mattea cocktail picks and four napkins. Forget the star atop the tree, top your bar trolley with this.
Shagreen bar set, Aerin available at matches fashion, $6,897. shop now
Pop the bubbles this festive season with L’Objet X Haas Brothers’ bubbly blue Gila Monster vase. Inspired by a creative imagining, a menagerie of characters living in the Joshua Tree desert in the USA, this awe-inspiring vessel is crafted from earthenware with a dotted porous quality and hand-carved with scale-like bubbles for a note of texture.
Gila Monster vase, L’OBJET X Haas Brothers available at matches fashion, $528. shop now
A star with royal beauty bright is this jar of Crème de La Mer. For any beauty connoisseur, no such gift will bring such skin joy as this precious moisturising cream. Guide us to thy perfect skin.
Crème de la Mer 100ml, la mer, $665. shop now
Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time at Gucci. Be the belle of the Christmas ball in this spectacular silver lamé gown. With voluminous balloon sleeves and perfect pressed plissé, you will be the star of any party. Now ring-a-ling, hear that Gucci ring.
Balloon-sleeve pleated silk-blend lamé gown, Gucci, $10,335. shop now
coco chanel is coming to town with this dreamy handbag. In that perfect Chanel quilt with golden hardware, its circular top-handle and minty colour feel oh-so very festive. Because nothing truly brings joy to the festive season (and our wardrobe) like Chanel, so you better be good, for goodness sake.
small flap bag in Blue, chanel, $5,950. shop now
three wise men brought Frankincense, and so did Dior in Bois D’Argent. But instead of gold and myrrh, Maison Christian Dior gifted us musk and fresh noble florals. An intoxicating smoky accord, it’s just the thing to add a little Christmas spice this year.
bois d’argent, maison christian dior perfumes, $468. shop now
mirror mirror on the floor, who is the fairest of them all? These Bottega Veneta mirror-embellished suede pumps, of course. Bottega Veneta’s perfectly-pointed almond-toe has become an instant classic, but in this shimmering crystal finish it takes on a whole new, star-studded meaning.
ALMOND PUMPS IN KID LEATHER, bottega veneta, $2,230. shop now