20 Luxury Gift Ideas For The Festive Season

We are right in the middle of November, so it’s highly likely that your diary is already chockablock with Christmas get-togethers, parties, and festive cocktails. For instance, there’s the pop-up at House of Kalmar that is certainly not-to-be missed. If you haven’t made a note in your calendar, don’t forget to mark the 30th of November at 27 Eaton Mews South, SW1W 9HR so you can treat yourself at this flash festive retail experience.

But we digress. What we mean is that with all these seasonal plans, you might not have completed your gift shopping just yet. Not to worry, we can help!

Here is our Luxury Christmas Gift Ideas Guide for the women, men, and teenagers in your life.


The Game’s Afoot

Backgammon – Backgammon is splendidly entertaining, so why not give the man in your life a beautifully made board, handcrafted from the finest walnut wood. Each checker is hand-sanded and the die are accompanied by gorgeous leather shakers. There’s even a leather travel option! Click Here to buy.

The Artistic Touch 

Chelsea Map – Is your man a Chelsea lover or art aficionado? Then a fine art print of the Chelsea Neighbourhood created by the brilliant Henrietta Caledon is just the ticket. Caledon is the artist responsible for the truly incredible Chelsea Map and these awe-inspiring historical, artistic renderings of the area make for a truly unique gift. Click Here to buy.

A Tasty Treat 

Iranian Imperial Beluga Caviar – Caviar always hits the right spot, but the absolute best has to be Black Gold Caviar’s Iranian Imperial Beluga. It’s rich, creamy, and unforgettable. Click Here to buy.

A Stylish Accessory 

Classic Cufflinks – Eschew the old classic soap on a rope! Give your man a set of luxury cufflinks and shirt studs from Augustine Jewels. Handmade in London with the finest gemstones, and set in silver and gold, there’s a pair to suit every man and every occasion, and when you purchase through Almost Essential, you’ll receive a friendly discount. Click Here to buy.


Pick The Perfect Accessory

Prettysac – These drawstring bags, complete with vintage scarf detail, were made to stand out in any fashionable crowd, dangling delightfully from your wrist. Each series is a limited edition, so you know that this gift is unique. Click Here to buy.

Contessina London – We are so privileged to be acquainted with Contessina London, a design-led brand based in London and Athens. Pick and choose from lace and semi-precious beaded earrings, so delicate and light to wear, yet an undeniable statement. These pieces are exclusive to Almost Essential. Click Here to buy.

Sophie Habsburg Handbags – Designed by the niece of the last Emperor of Austria, Sophie Habsburg, these stunning small handbags have become a super coveted accessories for ladies in the know. Make her Christmas morning with the beloved and utterly unique Cleo hand printed python small shoulder bag! Click Here to buy.

Carmen Basilique Cashmere Collection – Give the gift of couture knitwear. Made in Italy by the best artisans who use the measurements you provide, your gift will be the epitome of bespoke cashmere. If a garment isn’t what you have in mind, there are also luxurious throws which are extremely reasonably priced. Click Here to buy.

Award-Winning Treats For the Senses 

Kalmar Body Self Care Line – Give that special woman in your life an indulgent candle or body beauty product that she will forever be grateful for. Michelle’s favourites include the Joy Candle, Peace Balm, Joy Body Polish, and the Peace Hand and Body lotion, although her ‘desert island’ pick has to be the Calm Body Cream. The best part is that when you spend £100 via Almost Essential, you receive a free Calm Shower Cream. Click Here to buy.

Amanda de Montal Fragrances – Trust us, this is undeniably the best fragrance range – especially when you’re seeking the perfect Christmas gift for a person you hold in high regard. There are five categories of fragrances to choose from, and when you join Almost Essential, you get 10% off your purchase. Click Here to buy.


Special Home Touches

Vendome Press Coffee Table Books – A coffee table book is a wonderful gift, but Vendome Press elevates this notion with its Signature Editions. You’re sure to find something that speaks to the person you have in mind from their collection, but our top favourite has to be ‘Summer to Summer,’ signed by Jennifer Ash Rudick and featuring lush illustrations of the rocky coast of Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, the sandy beaches of the Hamptons, and more. Use the code ALMOSTESSENTIAL10 at checkout on the Vendome Press website to get 10% your purchase. Click Here to buy.

Mindfulness Colourful Glass Bowls – Consider a handblown, colourful crystal bowl, with a thoughtful message etched on the exterior. A gift of this nature will always remind her of you and is exclusively available at Almost Essential. You can purchase these bowls individually or as a set of three boxed together. Click Here to buy.

Fashionista Flowers – Give the gift of flowers in the form of bouquets and table centres with FLOWERBX, founded by the ex-Senior VP of Communications at Tom Ford. You’ll find both luxury florals as well as a charming Christmas gift collection that includes gorgeous vases and deliciously scented candles. Click Here to buy.



Accessories To Die For 

Foulara – Pick and choose from an array of the coolest silken scarves and the range of silky ‘tagliatelle’ bandanas (or belts) that can be worn any which way, depending on the vibe. Designed by the granddaughter of Emilio Pucci, each scarf is an enticing articulation of all things hip – it’s no wonder the teenagers among us are clambering to collect as many as possible. Click Here to buy.

Personalised Jewellery – True luxury is expressing your individuality, which is precisely what your teenager is after. Sibylle de Baynast has made this possible, working with London’s best to create ‘one of a kind’ pieces. Give your teen a stunning gift that they can treasure for the rest of their lives. Click Here to buy.

Something Different

Amanda de Montal Candy Box – There is nothing quite like the uniquely designed candy box. This fragrant version of a bonbon is an excellent hostess gift or stocking filler. Perfumed wax candies to take your mouth on a holiday to Gascony. Click here to order now.

Luxury Nightwear – What about super cute PJs for mothers and daughters, or even the whole family? We’re fairly obsessed with the sentimental nature of this family gift and we’re sure that your teens will love Iona Debarge’s chick Nightwear. Click Here to buy.

Fluorescent Tic Tac Toe – It can be difficult to know what to get teenagers, but as you ponder a few ideas, check out this colourful and rather quite different option. Available exclusively through Almost Essential, this fluorescent tic tac toe tray is sure to put a smile on your teen’s face and add a quirky element to their room. Click Here to buy.

Magnetic Photo Frame – According to Poppy DeleVingne, this is an ingenious way to display and swap your favourite memories, and with that endorsement, nab a magnetic photo frame for your teen, poste haste! Finally, your teen can easily download and display all those Instagram snaps. And when they can get bored, they can swap them out! Click Here to buy.

ZERO Case – Have you got an eco warrior in your family? They will surely love the ZERO case – a biodegradable iPhone case that’s compostable, biodegradable and charitable, with each colour corresponding to a charity which will receive 25% of the sale. Click Here to buy.

Michelle’s Inner Circle 

Of course, Michelle’s Inner Circle gives you access to a range of services and products, from festive fashion and catering to satisfy the fussiest foodie, to glittering jewellery and gift sourcing and buying.

Now is the perfect time to subscribe and entrust Michelle and her team to crack the proverbial whip with a bespoke Santa’s list.

Join Almost Essential – click here