The Luxury Christmas Gift Guide 2018
The only truly luxury gift guide on the internet
The Almost Essential luxury Christmas gift guide is designed to help you find a truly special gift for everyone in your life. At this time of year, with so many people to buy for and the desire to make each and every gift you give truly meaningful and memorable, it’s common for us all to experience “mind-block” at some point over the festive period. Christmas shopping can quickly become frustrating, but alas the Almost Essential luxury Christmas gift guide is here to provide you with all the inspiration and solutions you need…
Gifts for Her
Spoil that special someone with a make-up session with someone, who had years of professional make-up artistry experience in the Fashion industry. In a session, Jo will provide you personalised tips on how to do your make up when she is not there, based on your natural features. She uses only the best make up and after sessions with her you always feel refreshed, a boost of new energy and confidence – perfect to start the new year with. Contact Jo here.
Gifts for Him
Men can be notoriously difficult to buy for. However, all men will appreciate something with style, sophistication and makes their life easier. Yes, we’re talking about the ultimate wooden cigar humidor. Stand it up or lie it down, this cigar humidor is so tactile and will look absolutely stunning on his desk or on a coffee table. It takes up far less space on a desk than a traditional humidor box and comes with a matching striker, crafted from Royal Ebony wood and is lined internally with Spanish Cedar. There is a Cigar Spa humidification system maintains the optimum moisture and atmosphere for his cigar collection and undoubtedly is a thoughtful gift for someone, who enjoys the occasional cuban. Find out more here.
Gifts for the Wine Lover
Many of us are lovers of wine, so wine is traditionally an easy gift to pick for someone, but how do you raise the stakes and make the gift of wine that bit more special. Rather than simply buy a bottle or case of the individuals favourite labels, you could instead buy some barware such as this Tom Dixon wine cooler made from stunning blue glass, or alternatively for the wine connoisseurs they may prefer this pewter vintage wine calender which tells you when any wine is at it’s best. If you want to go all out, then there is also the option of you and your beloved taking a trip to Provence to be taught about wines by a Master of Wine.
Gifts for the Gourmand
Which Foodie or Gourmand doesn’t enjoy fine caviar spread atop a belini, perhaps served with a shot of triple distilled Vodka as they do in Russia. As these food lovers know, Caviar is a precious and rare delicacy – each year the supply of Caviar is limited in the world in order to protect numbers of sturgeon fish in the wild and their ability to continue producing this wonderful treat in future. Why not introduce the gourmand in your life to this Swiss brand, who are sustainable producing some of the finest quality caviar currently available today, straight from the river Rhone. Discover here.
Gifts for the Fashionista
Fashionista’s are all about expressing themselves through their personal style and their selection of clothes, so what better to buy for these people in your life than a private consultation with a wardrobe organiser or personal stylist, who are used to catering to the needs of celebrities, models and all-round busy bodies.
The stocking fillers that so many receive are so often tacky and tasteless, but not these ones recommended by Almost Essential. First up – a candle by Victoria Cator, she has a range of candles that you can choose to match to the personality of the recipient. Using the finest wax, her fragrances diffuse in to your room even when the wicks are not lit. They are presented in a thick dark green glass jar and have 2 wicks which makes them even more special. Alternatively, a bar of Aleppo soap that will leave your skin feeling as soft as snow. Made from Olive oil, laurel and lye this soap originates the city of Aleppo in Syria, where olive groves have been growing for thousands of years and the soap is known for it’s incredible hydration properties. Finally, you could add a conversation starter to your loved ones coffee table by giving them this game of fluorescent tic, tac, toe for when all those guests arrive at for the festive season.
The idea behind any personal gift is to give someone something that is truly unique and meaningful to them. There is plenty of inspiration for gifts like these on our site including; For the book worm – A private consultation with Venetia, who will take the time to understand your recipient’s interests and tastes before recommending the perfect books for them to enjoy. She’ll curate you a private reading list and send you the books at the pace at which you read. As a heart-warming gift Richard is a talented professional photographer who can capture individual and family portraits for your nearest and dearest to hang on their walls. For the aesthetes – French jeweller Sibylle de Baynast will create persoanlised jewelery and one-off pieces that will make for lifelong treasured gifts.
The Ultimate Luxury Gifts
There is nothing more precious in life than how we spend out time. Therefore perhaps the most precious gifts we can receive are those that help us to save our time or improve the quality of our time. If there is someone special in your life that you feel, you would want to give such a special gift to, then why not consider reserving them a few hours each month with a personal lifestyle optimiser. Almost Essential provides these services directly and they can help your loved ones achieve a range of tasks much more efficiently then they could have done by themselves. Learn more about these services, that will surely set your loved one up for a fantastic 2019here.