We pick out eight of the finest items on the planet to help you host the most luxurious yuletide.
1. The feast
Fortnum and Mason’s, with its Royal Warrant, is well regarded as some of the most beautifully presented and luxurious food around. And their 2019 Imperial Hamper does not disappoint. Retailing at £6,000 and packaged within a host of iconic F&M wicker hampers, the set offers a magnificent decadent plethora of both premium food and drink.
2. The table setting
Model and Vogue contributor Alice Neylor-Leyland’s newly launched tablescapes retail at £280 for 4 place settings, offering two different tasteful festive table settings “The Winter Wonderland Tablescape” and “The Jolly Nutcracker Tablescape”. The packages contain among other items: mercury-glass candle holders and co-ordinating candlesticks, glass bud vases, scallop-edged linen placements and napkins to be wrapped with velvet ring holders. A fashion-forward setting sure to impress any guests.
3. The movie room
Christmas isn’t Christmas without cosy movie-marathons with the family. To ramp-up your experience, create your very own home cinema. Sony’s flagship home cinema projector, the VPL-VW5000ES, priced at £65,000, transforms the space into an ultimate cinematic experience; dubbed as ‘The World’s Most Advanced Home Cinema Projector’ the model recently received IMAX Enhanced accreditation meaning it meets the most stringent performance standards set by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood’s leading technical specialists (an accolade exclusive to Sony, with all of its native 4K models supporting IMAX Enhanced content).
4. The decorations
For those looking for a Christmas aesthetic on par with Claridges (they’ve previously decked out their halls) – with none of the effort – look no further than Essential Christmas Decorating. For clients seeking the ultimate in opulence and luxury this Christmas, they offer a super service which decks out your home with festive decorations without you having to lift a finger. Think precious ornaments, hand-blown glass, silk and cotton appliqué, exquisite gold baubles embellished with Swarovski crystals to adorn your tree, elegant urns, stunning floral arrangements, giant floral figures and beautiful garlands to gently drape a spectacular staircase for a truly special occasion.
5. The pyjamas
Wake up in the style (and continue to lounge in luxury throughout the day if your Christmas is anything like ours!) with Olivia von Halle’s Velvet Floral Sequin-Embroidered Robe for £2,900. Seeking for something for the men and look no further than luxury male loungewear from Daniel Hanson’s Stripe Silk Robe for £3,595. A laid back Christmas never looked so stylish!
6. The crackers
Christmas crackers are essential to your festive celebrations, why not treat your guests to the luxury Fortnum and Mason Berry Wreath Crackers beautifully decorated with a velvet trim bow and holly bush. These crackers would be the perfect trimming for your table; whilst tempting to keep these crackers for decoration, you don’t want to miss out on what is hidden inside. Each cracker is filled with an entertaining scroll, a crown and a luxury gift: from a mini Glenfidditch bottle to a Fortnum’s address book, to a special tea strainer. Priced at £295 for six, they’ll guarantee that you will have cracking Christmas!
7. The stocking
Wake up to the finest of treats within the exclusive Harrods Fur Detailed Stocking for £399. Why not start your yuletide festivities as you mean to go on – with pure luxury and style. This elegant stocking is the perfect accessory for your mantelpiece with the soft cotton feel and fur-trimmed detail, ready for you reach inside for something just as fabulous. Designed with a classic grey knitted check pattern, it will effortlessly fit into all modern decor.
8. The full experience (reindeers and sleigh!)
Escape to where the magic happens this Christmas with the ultimate trip to the Scandinavian paradise, Lapland. Visit Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen take a sleigh ride to the River Ounas, ski along the majestic heartland or venture into the Lappish wilderness on an Arctic safari. Lapland’s serene beauty will take your breath away this Christmas. Offering an authentic festive experience with husky rides, gingerbread houses and of course, Santa’s grotto, Lapland will bring the child out in even the biggest scrooges.
Take a private jet to visit Father Christmas, have a part in glass igloos or to a midnight wolf safari – Magic of Lapland specialises in bespoke and tailored experiences that cater to your every wish. After a long day of exploring, cosy up by the wood-burning fire in a luxury Arctic cabin fitted with an indoor and outdoor saunas and jacuzzi, three fireplaces, a grand lobby and a traditional Kammi earth lodge with balcony for you to soak in the views.