Hark! The classic angels sing; this is what to gift your king (or queen) this Christmas. From fine jewels as bright as the Star of Bethlehem to celebratory busts for every taste (and moment in history), perfect the art of gift gifting with these classic hits.
Let them eat cake or light Cire Trudon busts. A leading light this festive season, take a step back in time with Trudon’s spectacular busts; share a pudding and brandy with Napoléon Bonaparte, or a shrimp on the barbie with Benjamin Franklin, as the characters of French history are immortalised in splendid coloured wax.
cire trudon Marie-Antoinette bust decorative candle, $180. shop now
heaven on earth is at Ritz Paris, and Ritz Paris is immortalised in the pages of this spectacular new tome, lensed by Melbourne photographer, Robyn Lea. Just the thing for those who favour the finer things in life, even if it is on their coffee tables.
eternally ritz Paris, $175. shop now
on the hunt for the perfect his and hers fragrance? Look no further than Penhaligon’s latest Mister and Madame. The Changing Constance and The Blazing Mister Sam are ultimate in beauty fantasy.
penhaligon’s portraits, the changing constance and the blazing mister sam, $379 (each). shop now
swarovski-crossed lovers for those who like to keep it simple, yet playful, embrace Christmas with a little holy light from our favourite crystal connoisseurs, Swarovski.
Swarovski, Millennium Cross Earrings, $219. SHOP NOW
Italians do it better when it comes to leather, and you can’t go wrong with a classic leather quilt bag by Salvatore Ferragamo. Just add Panettone. Bellissimo.
Salvatore Ferragamo, quilted gancini flap bag, $2,850. SHOP NOW
a rose by any other name would not smell like Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori. Step into Alessandro Michele’s garden this Christmas and revel in a field of tuberose, jasmine and osmanthus flower, perfect for the Australian summer.
Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori 100ml, $210. shop now
a heart of gold to be worn on your sleeve – or lobe – Valeré’s Sacred Heart earrings are just the thing to show your love this festive season.
VALERE, Sacred heart earrings, $299. SHOP NOW
she’s a killer queen with this handcrafted clutch from the MET Museum. Made in Colombia and encrusted with the “Crown of the Andes”, it’s perfect for those with sovereign sensibilities.
St Xavier, Crown of the Andes Beaded Box Clutch, $135 (USD), SHOP NOW
keep abreast with design and choose Jonathan Adler’s tongue-in-cheek cookie jar. Inspired by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, it’s the perfect present for stylish tastemakers who truly have everything.
Jonathan Adler, Muse Georgia Cookie Jar, $339 at Mecque. Shop now
diamonds are a girl best friend and for those friends who have been very nice, give the gift of diamonds. Cartier diamonds, of course.
Cartier, Juste Un Clou Bracelet, Pink Gold with Diamonds, $16,600. SHOP SIMILAR
Photography by Omar Merced.