With summer now behind us and a Covid-19 pandemic having taken up much of the year, we’re all in need of a little spoiling, so what better time to surprise the people you love with some luxury gifts to brighten their days?
From birthdays to Christmas, and sometimes, just because, nothing will put a smile on their face quite like a carefully chosen and utterly personal gift. Whatever the occasion, there’s a lot to be said for planning ahead, and being prepared long before the big day will minimise stress and maximise your enjoyment and theirs – so there’s no time like the ‘present’ to get started.
If you’re looking to impress someone this year or simply spoil them rotten, there are some incredibly lavish and luxurious gifts out there that are sure to put a smile on their face – no matter what kind of person they are.
To help set you off on the right track with your gift shopping, we’ve rounded up five of the coolest luxury gifts to buy this year for every type of person. All you’ve got to do is head online, and in a couple of clicks, they’ll be on their way to you.
For the traveller
The key to a great gift is thoughtfulness, and taking the time to choose something that shows you pay attention to their interests is sure to win you some brownie points. Any seasoned traveller or luxury holiday lover will love a giant globe from Large World Globes so that they can spend their winter downtime daydreaming about the next paradise destination and planning out their trips for 2021. These custom, handmade world globes are created by an expert team of artists and cartographers using 3D topography and detailed satellite imagery, and make for a unique, detailed and beautiful gift that any globetrotter will adore.
Of course, if you want to make this extra special, then there’s no need to give them the globe alone. Why not stick a pin in the country you know they’ve been yearning to visit, and surprise them with first class plane tickets to get them there?
For the star-gazer
When it comes to romantic gifts, it doesn’t get much better than a telescope, so that they can look at the stars from wherever they are – especially if you make time to do it together.
The Celestron 21023 Cometron FirstScope is a great choice for beginners, offering a wide field of view. It features a lightweight, portable design and is user-friendly, too. Perfect for gazing at those galaxies far, far away.
To really ramp up the thoughtfulness, why not arrange a date night out in the countryside, complete with late night picnic and champagne, and gaze at them together? Then, as the icing on the cake, surprise them with the star you’re bought for them at Buyastar.co.uk?
For the writer
For the one in your life who loves to write, nothing says it better than the perfect luxury pen – and the Graf Von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year is certain to never disappoint. With a price-tag of around £3.5k, release is usually limited to 310 fountain pens and 90 rollerballs worldwide each year, so planning ahead to ensure you get your hands on one isn’t only essential, but will also show how much care and attention you’ve put into planning the surprise.
The 2020 version is a celebration of the Greek heroes of Sparta and their King Leonidas, encapsulating the essence of the Spartans with its physical representations of the bravery and tradition that made Sparta the most formidable military power in ancient Greece.
This one isn’t just a great gift for writers, but for the business hotshot, too. After all, the chances are they are going to need it to sign on the dotted line for that next big deal.
For the glamour lover
For a glamorous gift that will last them a lifetime, few things say it quite like a Rolex. The most coveted watch brand in the world, its timepieces are, well, timeless – and as well as looking the epitome of style and sophistication on any luxury lover’s arm, they can eventually become family heirlooms that are passed down through the generations.
For her, you can’t go wrong with the Lady Datejust 31 in Silver. The Diamond Dial Steel and Everose Gold Jubilee is a classic timepiece that will never go out of style, and is versatile enough to look the part with any outfit.
For him, opt for the Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Pepsi’ – a suave design that will look good on just about anyone.
For the gamer
For the person in your life who takes their gaming seriously, the Samsung Odyssey G9 is one of the best monitors money can buy. After all, if they’ve already splashed their cash on a seriously high-spec gaming PC, then you might as well spend a small fortune on a monitor to go with it, to ensure they are covered for all of the right kit.
The G9 boasts a whopping 49-inch screen with a ludicrously high resolution of 5120 x 1440, so not only does it offer an incredible field of view for a truly immersive experience, but it will fill that enormous games room they’ve just had converted, too.
If you love to shower the people you love with lavish gifts, then look no further – because with something for everyone this year, we’ve got you covered. The earlier you start planning for any occasion, the better the gifts you buy are likely to be – and these five picks are guaranteed to get you in the good books.