There’s no denying that 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and with Christmas now just around the corner, what better time to plan a special surprise for the people in your life that is guaranteed to put a smile well and truly back on their faces?
A time for families and getting together, the festive season is the perfect opportunity to spoil them with some luxury gifts that are just perfect for their individual personalities, and after months of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions alike, there’s no time like the present to start planning for a special day.
Whoever you happen to be buying for, it’s that personal touch that counts, and showing you’ve taken the time to consider their hobbies, interests, style and lifestyle is certain to make for a gift they will love.
If you’ve got a city slicker in your family – whether they’re a big-time city banker or someone who does even bigger deals in the boardroom – gifting them something that will complement their day-to-day will show them how much you care. We’ve rounded up three of the best luxury ideas to help you get inspired.
‘The Commuter’, £115 at Stubble & Co
Anyone who works in the city is almost certainly a commuter of sorts – and travelling from one side to another can be both hectic and stressful. If they often have a lot to carry into the office, then the stylish ‘Commuter’ bag from Stubble & Co could be just the ticket, allowing them to safely stow their laptop, files and folders without compromising their image.
Featuring a 16” direct access padded laptop compartment and a sleeve for their notepad or iPad, it also comprises side pockets for their water bottle or umbrella and ergonomically designed straps for comfortable carrying. Handcrafted with premium waterproofed canvas for lasting quality, it looks the part and will keep their hands free for that morning coffee on the way in.
Cufflinks, £310 by Cartier
It’s the little touches that make a look, and a beautiful pair of cufflinks by Cartier is certain to please any sartorial city slicker worth his salt. Suave, sophisticated and stylishly understated, the luxury brand’s signature pair is finished with the same cushion shape as the iconic Drive wristwatch, as part of an ultra-elegant, palladium and sterling silver design.
Set against the cuffs of a crisp, white designer shirt, nothing says luxury quite like them, and will make a good impression from the first handshake. Or, the first socially distanced nod!
Luxury Beard Care Kit, £243 at Ninth Avenue
Nothing sets a man up for the day quite like a good grooming session, and the bearded city slicker will love a luxury kit to help ensure that his is kept in good nick.
Comprising essential grooming tools including a boar palm brush, boar pocket brush, wide-toothed comb and moustache comb, the Zeus Ultimate Grooming Kit is filled with a range of lavish products to whip him into shape, including a sumptuous shampoo and conditioner, and a softening beard oil to keep his facial hair soft and well-hydrated, along with a moisturising beard balm. Guaranteed to leave him feeling preened, pampered and ready to go, as well as looking sharp for that all-important board meeting, it’s a gift any image-conscious male will love.