With Christmas approaching faster than we can believe, getting your gifts sorted is now a top priority. Finding the time to research, compare and purchase your loved ones the perfect gift can be a challenging task during the chaos of the Christmas season, so we’re here to help. Here is our Christmas gift guide to help you out this silly season.
The GlenDronach 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch
No one has mastered the art of sherried single malts quite like The GlenDronach. Located in the Highland region, the long-running distillery offers a superb range of elegant sippers with a robust natural colour to match. To this day, they continue to use local water and their saxophone-shaped stills when creating each of their coveted expressions. That includes this flagship single malt, which is aged for a minimum of 12 years in a combination of premium Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. It carries a true depth of character and richness that shows dedication to their sherry-cask mastery.
Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, non-chill filtered, and bottled at 43%, The GlenDronach 12-Year is every bit as exquisite as its award-winning reputation would suggest. It opens with a nose of dark malt, deep vanilla, and mulled wine and ginger. The taste is similarly sweet and layered, performing a beautiful balancing act between sherry, caramel, and malted grain. Wood and dried fruit kick in on the finish along with continued sweetness and a little spice. This is the stuff that whisky dreams are made of. – AU$105
Panerai Luminor Chrono PAM1218
The new Panerai Luminor Chrono PAM01218 is simplistic in the most beautiful way possible. While other luxury brands are creating chronographs with cluttered dials, this tone on tone sub-counters layout of the PAM01218 is uniquely refreshing. Magnetic to the eye, the pristine white dial offers incredible symmetry, with the bi-compax counters sitting directly opposed, while the text at both the 12’oclock and 6’oclock provide balance to the face.
This timeless piece measures 44mm in diameter, sitting proudly without dominating the wrist. The Luminor Chrono features a 1950 cushion-shaped case with gently sloped lugs that meets the case top and a distinct U-shaped case band. On top, the polished outer bezel provides an elegant contrast with the brushing on the rest of the case and buckle. A perfect blend of formal and sporty, the versatility of the Panerai Luminor Chrono PAM01218 makes for ideal everyday use no matter the occasion. -AU $13,200
Penfolds St-Henri Shiraz
From one of Australia’s most beloved winemakers—aka Penfolds—comes one of the world’s most iconic wines. Imparting ever-changing texture and minimal oak character, St. Henri Shiraz must be tasted to be believed. Its complex flavour profile comes to us by way of hand-selected fruit and a unique maturation process, whereby every drop spends a full year inside 50-year-old wine casks before bottling. No two sips are exactly the same.
Full-bodied when young, the wine takes on earthier notes and softer texture over time. It remains deep red in colour all the while, as it fires out aromas of cherry, chocolate, herbs, beef, and walnut. The taste is no less complicated or enticing, with notes of coffee, mocha, and even black olive, followed by cranberry and quince paste. A backbone of fruit-forward sweetness functions as a balancing force and a delicious one too. As far as gifts go, this one’s a no-brainer. -AU $135.00
Dolce&Gabbana – The One
Dolce&Gabbana knows a thing or two about the art of attraction and they’ve put that knowledge directly into this signature fragrance. Created by a trio of master perfumers, it delivers pure masculine confidence in olfactory form. Warm top notes of citrus and spice give way to a bold heart of clary sage, cardamom, and Egyptian geranium essence. At the base is the subtle smoky scent of patchouli, counterbalanced by the earthy accents of Haitian vetiver and wood. One whiff and you’re hooked! – RRP: AU$116.00 and up
Westhill Gold Portrait Singet Ring
This stunning gold portrait singlet ring from Westhill is every man’s dream, Made to order just for you. The ring is made from locally sourced 10k gold, and there is a choice of stones available. -AU $197.50
Grovemade Brass Key Ring
A quality keyring can be hard to find, but this brass key ring by Grovemade is just that. Fashioned from a block of solid brass, The Grovemade Key Ring is indestructible, practical and delicate all at once, even featuring a built-in bottle opener. -AU $60.00
Bollinger Special Cuvee 007 Champagne
Christmas is time to indulge, and gifting this luxurious champagne will ensure both indulgence and good times. The taste is unparalleled, crisp and refined like no other- you’ll have to taste it for yourself! -AU $79.99
Rolls-Royce Cellarette Cigar & Whisky Box
Rolls-Royce has expertly blended their engineering pedigree and love for pleasure with their Cellarette cigar and whisky box. The box is made from Havana leather, complete with handcrafted detailing and in the interior, you’ll find one of a kind hand-blown crystal glasses. -AU $82,000
Technics SL-1200G Black Turntable
This turntable is the pinnacle of design and functionality. Enjoy the beautiful sounds from this iconic SL-1200 Series featuring all the necessary features for DJs and DJ-wannabees alike. -AU $1,599.99
With travel back on the cards for next year, the RIMOWA Original suitcase is a must-have. Made from high-end anodised aluminium, this suitcase promises longevity, timeless appeal and enviable craftsmanship and innovation. -AU $1,610.00
Bottega Veneta Bi-Fold Wallet
Made in Italy from calfskin and lambskin, the intreccio-woven design makes this wallet one of the most desirable black wallets you can get your hands on. The wallet is also highly functional, with six card slots, two patch pockets, and a note slot at the interior. -AU $800.00
Technogym X DIOR Fitness Collection
If you know a fitness-lover who likes to work out at home, the Technogym fitness collection is a dream come true. The collection offers a comprehensive training system offering opportunities for hundreds of strength and functional exercises.
The Dalmore Decades No. 6 Collection
Nothing says ultimate Christmas like whiskey. This six-bottle set of Dalmore Decades includes each of the ultra-rare six crystal decanters with bespoke silver collars, displayed on a custom illuminated pedestal topped with black oak, brushed chrome and sterling silver. -AU $4,198.99
The James Bond Archives. “No Time To Die” Edition
James Bond fans won’t believe their luck when they receive this “No Time To Die” Edition. The iconic film series is memorialised with this archive that includes a detailed account of the making of the series, covering every James Bond film ever made. –AU $297.50
Impatia Lungolinea Leather Edition Ping Pong Table
This one is for all the big kids out there who appreciate quality design. The Lungolinea glass game table is a sophisticated reinterpretation of the classic table tennis table, a design feature in itself and offering hours of fun at the same time.
Jordan 1 Retro High Spider-Man Origin Story
If Spider-Man wore sneakers, he would be sporting the Jordan 1 Retro High Spider-Man Origin Story. Sneaker fans will revel in this shoe’s red accents and white midsole- effortlessly cool and fresh. -AU $1,088.00
G Wall Modular Home Fitness System
Another home fitness system for the fitness-lovers out there, the G Wall Modular system, is as sleek as it is functional. The various equipment will have anyone looking toned and shredded in no time.
Bang and Olufsen Beosound Level
You can never go wrong gifting a speaker- an item everyone needs and you can never have enough of. The speaker promises quality sound in a minimalist, portable design with up to 16 hours of battery life. -AU $2,055.00