Best luxury gifts for women, Christmas 2020: fashion and beauty
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It's hard to go wrong with a delicate dusting of diamonds and this subtle-but-special piece can be worn with almost everything.
Who knows what New Year's Eve will hold? This versatile dress can be dressed up with cocktail heels for a night in the city or softened with leather knee-high boots (this Celine pair is particularly lust-worthy) for a country escape. This elegant yet interesting design will become a wardrobe staple for years to come.
We didn't think you could get any better than the original Dyson Supersonic – after all, once you've tried the fast-drying blower, there's no going back. However, the packaging has undergone an impressive upgrade and now comes as this gift-edition copper – a vast improvement on the purple that will make you swoon even more.
A tried-and-tested gift-giving formula is to take something essential and add something extra. A case in point is these ankle boots, which will surely bring a smile to her face even if she's pulling them on for a pre-dawn dog walk.
This is the piece of beauty tech that facialists and editors all adore. Why? It's one of the most accessible LED masks around. It's not composed of hard plastic, so wraps around the face comfortably, and it's portable, so you're not tethered to a plug. The clinically proven red and infra red lights will help to plump, smooth and firm.
This cashmere blend sweater is cosy and cocooning yet – thanks to defined shoulders and a slim waist – doesn't completely drown the wearer.
The most coveted palette for Christmas has to be this new launch from Burberry. It comes in two colourways (Light-Medium / Medium-Dark) and easily sculpts, adds glow and a healthy flush of colour to the face, and is encased in the luxe logo-embossed gold packaging.
She'll love the distinctive retro look of this Swiss-made timepiece almost as much as the fact that the stainless-steel case has been PVD-plated with gold to make it more resistant to bumps and scratches.
If your loved one is accustomed to spending the holiday season somewhere with blue skies and white sand, this hammock-inspired tote may have to suffice instead this year. The clever expanding design makes it extremely versatile for popping to the shops or returning to the office.
Buy the best of home scents from the heady fill-the-room florals of Tubéreuse, Baies, Lys and Roses, to woody and succulent Figuier, in one limited-edition festive box.
This robe is a thing of beauty, and it deserves a fitting stage: book a luxurious weekend away to match and your gift-giving ability will become the stuff of legend.
This designer case will hold all your beauty essentials in one stylish place and you can also use it as a little clutch too – which comes in at a fraction of the price of Miuccia's runway bags.
Timeless and elegant, these covetable 70s-inspired shades add just enough glamour to make the everyday more exciting.
Who doesn't need a wonderful scent to fill your home right now and even better when it's in a stylish copper vessel?
This beautiful wool coat has a hint of cashmere to add a decadent softness. She can throw it on over anything – jeans and a sweater, party frock, tracksuit – and instantly look pulled together and reassuringly expensive.
This lovely collection will whisk you away to the Indonesian island with incense sticks, hand-woven ata bags, soothing body care and invigorating skin sets – co-created with local Balinese artisans.
Extra Brownie points if you gift-wrap these with air tickets and a booked stay at the Como Shambhala Estate, Ubud.
Whether she saves them for bed, wears them around the house or even layers them for trips out, this minimalist take on pyjama dressing will blur the lines between day and night in the best possible way.
Twelve jaw-dropping suit-all products and a bottle of Harvey Nichols Champagne to toast will raise a beauty obsessive's heart rate on Christmas morning. Plus, the packaging makes for the most stylish picnic hamper come summer.
The German stem-cell scientist's cult creams hug the skin with their blend of amino acids, vitamins and synthesised molecules that activates the regeneration of your stem cells and leaves skin dewy and hydrated totally top to toe.
These are not your average clock-watching university lectures of the past – they are life lessons by the greatest minds and inspiring entrepreneurs in the world today.
From learning to bake the perfect French pastry with Dominique Ansel or Middle Eastern delicacies with Yotam Ottolenghi to make-up master classes with Bobbi Brown. There are also style lessons from Marc Jacobs and Anna Wintour or brand building with Diane Von Furstenberg; there are classes to delight and engage, whether for business or pleasure.
Show that you're in the know by investing in the latest spritz from Vilhelm – a niche New York fragrance house. Chicago High is an ode to the 1920s and is a cocktail of champagne and pineapple infused with honey, tobacco and leather that leaves behind a sultry dry down. The perfect scent for the party season and beyond.
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