Whether you’re shopping for your partner, sister, mother, best friend or daughter, treat the women in your life to something special. Elite Traveler’s luxury gift guide features the very best in indulgent presents, from cult beauty products and high-end jewelry, through to bespoke fragrance and extravagant loungewear. Promising happy faces this holiday season, our handpicked round up of the best luxury Christmas gifts for her is all the shopping inspiration you need to make her year.
NiLuu, Vegan Silk Robe
Crafted out of biodegradable, PETA-Approved vegan silk, NiLuu’s kimono robes are as responsible as they are stylish / ©NiLuu
Crafted out of biodegradable, PETA-Approved vegan silk, NiLuu’s kimono robes are as responsible as they are stylish. Each robe has gracefully voluminous sleeves, a detachable sash tie and carefully placed side leg slits, for a timeless yet ultra-comfortable fit. And, with the culture of one-time wear fashion on its way out, versatility is quickly becoming top of the list when it comes to Christmas gift shopping. Although designed for lounging, the Olivia robe can be dressed up to become enviable occasion wear or dressed down to throw on at the beach; this really is a do-it-all type of garment.
Anthony Lent, Gold Ouroboros Bangle
This bangle is an unconventional way to show the woman in your life how you feel this Christmas / ©Anthony Lent
From skulls and mythical creatures to human faces and celestial motifs, there is seemingly no end to the scope of designs featured in Anthony Lent’s expansive body of work. For a striking yet understated gift, opt for the Gold Ouroboros Bangle, crafted from 18K gold with a minute diamond eye. Depicting the ancient Egyptian image of a snake eating its own tail, which is historically known as a symbol for infinity, this bangle is an unconventional way to show the woman in your life how you feel this Christmas.
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Tata Harper, Brighten and Glow Facial Set
For the sake of both your body and the planet, Tata Harper products use only the finest, 100% natural ingredients / ©Tata Harper
As the winter months set in, everyone’s skin is in need of a little TLC – and nobody does super-luxe skincare better than iconic Canadian brand, Tata Harper. For the sake of both your body and the planet, Tata Harper products use only the finest, 100% natural ingredients in highly concentrated formulas for maximum results, and in doing so has become a cult favorite in the beauty world. The seven-step Brighten and Glow Facial set, complete with an oil cleanser, resurfacing mask, brightening serum and eye crème, is a winning way to give the gift of glowing skin.
Sean Gilson for Assael, Pearl Bubble Ring
The Assael Bubble Ring is a celebration of both the most exquisite pearls available and pioneering jewelry design / ©Assael
Considering that their existence is dependent on thriving, healthy oceans, pearls make a great choice for a more responsible Christmas gift for her. Having been in the business of sourcing exquisite pearls for over seven decades, the Assael family is dedicated to only working with the best pearl farmers who are as equally committed to protecting the world’s natural habitats as they are. Designed by master jeweler Sean Gilson, the Assael Bubble Ring is a celebration of both the most exquisite pearls available and pioneering jewelry design, with a combination of South Sea cultured pearls and Japanese Akoya cultured pearls set in 18-karat gold.
$15,500, available instore at Neiman Marcus.
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Mach & Mach, Double Bow Crystal Pumps
Adorned with faux pearls, glitzy crystal and OTT lace details, Mach & Mach pumps shun practicality in favor of out-and-out fun / ©Net-a-Porter
After the virtual parties of 2020, festive celebrations are back in a serious way this year – and with it comes the need for a pair of serious party shoes. This year, we’re taken with the double bow crystal pumps by Mach & Mach, whose glittering shoes have been seen on the feet of some of the most stylish people on the planet. Adorned with faux pearls, glitzy crystal and OTT lace details, Mach & Mach pumps shun practicality in favor of out-and-out fun. In other words, they have all the makings of the perfect Christmas gift.
F.P. Journe, The Élégante Watch
F.P. Journe’s Élégante watch is exactly what it says on the tin: a timelessly elegant piece of horology / ©F.P. Journe
With a titanium body, two rows of brilliant diamonds and gleaming mother of pearl details, F.P. Journe’s Élégante watch is exactly what it says on the tin: a timelessly elegant piece of horology. However, aside from just beauty, the watch also boasts some impressively advanced technology, that has been eight years in the making. After being motionless for 35 minutes, the watch will automatically switch to standby mode, while still measuring the time. This smart energy-saving technology gives the Élégante over eight years of continuous use.
Pomellato, Nudo Chocolate Diamond Earrings
The Pomellato earrings are a subtly striking statement piece / ©Pomellato
For an updated take on the classic diamond earrings (which make a failsafe Christmas gift for her, year in year out), Pomellato’s delicious, sweet-toned Nudo Chocolate Diamond earrings are a clear winner. Featuring captivating milky moonstones hanging from an 18K rose and white gold hoop adorned with 56 brown diamonds, the Pomellato earrings are a subtly striking statement piece. What’s more is, Pomellato is certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council, and proudly uses 100% responsibly sourced gold, with plans to move to fully traceable diamonds and precious stones.
Cadar, Psyche Necklace
With its perfectly formed collection of highly polished spheres, the Psyche Necklace gives the look of a strand of golden pearls / ©Cadar
As fine jewelry makers go, Cadar is pretty new to the game having only launched in 2015. However, despite its youth, the brand has quickly developed a name for itself with numerous awards under its belt and some big-name celebs as fans. Among its numerous collections of statement gold pieces, one of our favorites is the Psyche Necklace which, with its perfectly formed collection of highly polished spheres, gives the look of a strand of golden pearls. Crafted out of 18-karat gold, each piece is handmade in either Cadar’s New York or Italian workshops by local artisans.
Yves Saint Laurent, Solferino Shoulder Bag
A designer bag is a no-brainer gift for her, no matter the occasion / ©YSL
A designer bag is a no-brainer gift, no matter the occasion. This Christmas, keep things simple and chic with the Saint Laurent Solferino satchel bag. Offering a refreshing update on a timeless classic, the Blanc Vintage colorway with monochromatic black detailing and a bronze-toned iconic YSL logo, will quickly become a wardrobe staple. And, with an adjustable strap, interior pockets and a credit card slot, the calfskin leather Solferino is as practical as it is pretty.
Ganni, Patchwork Leather Coat
Stylish and conscious? This number ticks all the boxes / ©Ganni
Whether you’re buying a Christmas gift for your wife, your mother, your sister or your daughter, a new winter coat is always a winner. One of our favorites this year comes from ultra-chic Danish brand Ganni’s Responsible collection. Developed in partnership with London-based designer Ahluwalia, the Lamb Leather midi coat reworks a selection of super-soft leathers from previous collections for a distinctive patchwork finish. The coat is completed with cocoon sleeves, a lapel collar and tie-up belt for a universally flattering fit. Stylish and conscious? This number ticks all the boxes.
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Misahara, Calming Climbers Earrings
The Calming Climber earrings are elegant enough to elevate any outfit / ©Misahara
Pulled from Misahara’s Time Collection, the Calming Climber earrings are elegant enough to elevate any outfit, while simultaneously being simple enough to wear every day – in other words, they hit the jewelry sweet spot. Each pair features six responsibly sourced Zambian emeralds set in 18K yellow gold, that nestle perfectly along the earlobe giving the effect of wearing multiple pairs. The made-to-order earrings are finished with a white diamond for a pop of brilliant bling.
Davidor, L’Arc de Davidor Ring
Davidor is building a name for itself as one to watch / ©Davidor
Seamlessly blending contemporary designs with traditional jewelry-making expertise, French designer Davidor is building a name for itself as one to watch. The blending of old and new is epitomized in the Maison’s signature L’Arc de Davidor collection which, with its uniform archway design and a rainbow of colored ceramics, is as recognizable as it is beautiful. Crafted by hand in a Parisian atelier, the stackable ring features bright orange ceramic set within 18K gold and is finished with a dazzling diamond border.
Olivia von Halle, Cashmere Sweats Set
Olivia von Halle’s matching sets are made in a sumptuously soft cashmere-silk blend / ©Olivia von Halle
Trust us when we say that a cashmere sweats set is about to be the gift she never knew she needed. In an ultra-luxe take on loungewear, Olivia von Halle’s matching sets are made in a sumptuously soft cashmere-silk blend – and, thanks to the pandemic-induced casualwear revival, are more than appropriate to be worn outside the house. The London-based designer offers sets in an array of chic colorways but, with its elegant camel hue and timeless shape, the Carmel Shanghai set is a clear winner.
Hourglass, Vegan Brush Set
Hourglass brushes are made from PETA-approved, cruelty-free and vegan Taklon fibers / ©Hourglass
There’s makeup brushes, and then there’s Hourglass makeup brushes. The cult beauty brand is renowned for its high quality, glow-giving range – and its brush collections are no exception. Made from PETA-approved, cruelty-free and vegan Taklon fibers, each brush is designed to give a flawless finish, whether it’s for complexion, eyes or cheeks. For the beauty fanatic in your life, we recommend going all out with the Hourglass 17-piece brush set, including four exclusive brushes, presented in a vegan leather protective case.
Jessie Thomas Jewellery, Gold, Pearl and Diamond Necklace
Every piece by Jessie Thomas is lovingly hand-crafted in her London studio / ©Jessie Thomas Jewellery
Make her year with this show-stopping Jessie Thomas Jewellery necklace. The oversized baroque pearl is undoubtedly the star of the show, but the 18-karat gold chain and finishing touch of five diamonds are equally as brilliant. Every piece by Jessie Thomas is lovingly hand-crafted in her London studio, promising a personal touch. As well as being strikingly beautiful, Jessie Thomas Jewellery is sustainable and ethical, with a commitment to using recycled gold and responsibly sourced stones, guaranteeing guilt-free gifting.
Louis Vuitton, Yoga Mat
Make working out stylish with a Louis Vuitton yoga mat / ©Louis Vuitton
Make working out stylish with a Louis Vuitton yoga mat. Featuring the brand’s iconic monogram across the mat’s entirety, as well as a convenient canvas carrying strap and cardholder, the Louis Vuitton yoga mat is guaranteed to make a statement at her next fitness class. Of course, getting fit is about more than just aesthetic: the soft-touch and non-slip finish ensure that the mat is as practical as it is fashionable.
Chanel, Beige and Maisons D’art Coffret
Just five editions are available / ©Chanel
And finally, for the woman who has everything, we present to you the Chanel Beige and Maisons D’art Coffret. Elevating perfume to unheard of levels of luxe, the highly exclusive collectible gift features an 18-karat gold-infused Baccarat crystal bottle of Chanel Beige – an invitingly sweet fragrance with notes of honeysuckle and amber – encased within a coffret showcasing the craftsmanship of Maison Lemarié. Just five of the Chanel Beige and Maisons D’art Coffret are available in the US, with each being hand-delivered to the lucky recipient.