Luxury

Christmas Gift Guide 2022 – Luxury

As you may (or may not) have noticed, the global marketplace remains in a state of perpetual chaos and unpredictability. Key takeaway? Get your holiday shopping done early this year! Should you know someone with a taste for the finer things in life, look no further than the following Christmas Gift Guide. Dedicated to all things luxury, it features premium luggage, refined crystal tumblers, high-end fragrances, handsome leather goods, elegant home bar set-ups, and so much more. Don’t wait to pull the trigger because many of these products are limited in supply and selling out fast. Happy hunting!

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Baume & Mercier Riviera 10702 Automatic Watch | Image: Baume & Mercier

Baume & Mercier Riviera 10702 Automatic Watch with Date Display

In partnership with Baume & Mercier

A gift no watch-lover can refuse (indeed, it just might make his year), Baume & Mercier’s Riviera 10702 is a masterpiece of complex detail, powerful performance, and minimalist design. Running on the acclaimed Baumatic manufacture calibre, it combines stellar Swiss mechanics with an iconic 12-sided bezel and transparent smokey grey sapphire dial. An interchangeable metal bracelet and open caseback reinforce a sporty vibe whilst staying true to the watchmaker’s sophisticated sensibilities.

First introduced in 1973, the superlative Riviera hasn’t lost an iota of its allure in the time since. This latest iteration continues a tradition that’s decades in the making but also picks up where the 2021 model left off. There’s simply no mistaking the visual prowess put forth by the signature dodecagonal bezel and four screws, two enduring hallmarks of the original classic. Gaze upon the see-through dial of smokey sapphire and you’ll see those Baumatic gear trains in motion. Long live Swiss luxury.

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MR PORTER Dégradé Crocheted Cashmere and Wool-Blend Sweaterh | Image: MR PORTER

MR PORTER Dégradé Crocheted Cashmere and Wool-Blend Sweater

In partnership with MR PORTER

From the personal label of luxury hub MR PORTER comes this brilliant cashmere sweater with a 5% touch of wool. It was designed by the brand and crochet-knitted in Italy, the latter being a process that can only be done by hand. The very words “cashmere” and “wool” conjure a downright cosy vibe but don’t sleep on the sweater’s stunning dégradé pattern, which darkens in tone as it descends. Pair that with the meticulous construction and you’re looking at a masterpiece of style and comfort.

Anyone who purchases this signature sweater will also receive a QR code, granting access to exclusive digital content such as care information, wardrobe advice, and backstory. But one doesn’t need additional information to know that this is a quality garment with a unique sense of balance between minimalism and versatility—you realised as much as soon as you put your eyes on it. The fact that it’s being offered by MR PORTER is a luxurious signifier unto itself and thus one more sign of distinction. – AUD$578

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NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport Neomatik | Image: NOMOS Glashütte

NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport Neomatik

In partnership with Nomos Glashutte

German legend NOMOS Glashütte hails from the heart of Glashütte, Saxony, where premium watchmaking is a way of life. Their latest Club Sport model arrives in two separate iterations—polar blue and petrol green—and packs an ultra-slim DUW 3001 automatic movement under a polished case of prime stainless steel. Bring in the steel bracelet with polished and satinated links and you get the best of ergonomics and performance alike, which isn’t to mention the downright classic interface.

Water resistant to 20 atm, the Club Sport neomatik features highly legible numerals and indices on its PVD-coated and sunburst-finished display. Thanks to white Super-LumiNova, those details take on a luminous glow under dark conditions. The aforementioned automatic movement was developed in-house and equipped with a signature swing system to ensure the utmost precision. A tight 37mm case brings everything together and looks as great as it feels across a host of adventures and terrains. Anyone who loves sports watches will love this. – AUD$4,410

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Glendronach 12 year old

The GlenDronach 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Image: GlenDronach

The GlenDronach 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky

In partnership with GlenDronach

No one’s mastered the art of sherried single malts quite like The GlenDronach, a beloved distillery located in the Scottish Highlands that’s backed by nearly 200 years of history.

Over that time, The GlenDronach’s whisky masters have perfected the art of taking an already robust whisky from the stills and turning it into something truly special. In the case of the flagship 12-year-old single malt, that process includes maturation inside the finest Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, imbuing the final product with its signature ruby colour and an irresistible velvety sweetness.

Bottled at 43%, this award-winning whiskey’s sherried profile offers rich aromas of malted grain, vanilla, and light smoke, giving way to flavours of caramel, barley, raisin, oak, fruit, and spice. Already a favourite around the word, it’s sure to delight the whisky-lover in your life this Christmas. – AUD$110

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Moncler Maya Jacket

Moncler Maya Jacket | Image: Moncler

Moncler Maya Jacket

Legendary apparel label Moncler has reimagined their famous Maya Jacket as part of an ongoing 70th-anniversary celebration. If you think all puffers are made the same, then you’ve definitely never tried one of these cult classics on for size. Choose between a variety of bold colours.

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Leica – D-Lux 7 “A BATHING APE x STASH” Edition Black

Leica – D-Lux 7 “A BATHING APE x STASH” Edition Black | Image: Leica

Leica – D-Lux 7 “A BATHING APE x STASH” Edition Black

Striking a balance between various creative influences, this collaborative project takes the form of a limited-edition Leica camera. It combines the performance specs of a D-Lux 7 with a BAPE camo print, Ape Head insignia, and the signature tag of street artist STASH. Get one before it’s gone. – US$2,400

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Bowers and Wilkins Px8 Headphones

Bowers and Wilkins Px8 Headphones | Image: Bowers and Wilkins

Bowers and Wilkins Px8 Headphones

B&W’s wireless Px8 Headphones pick up where their formidable predecessors left off, improving upon the mechanics and lasting over a full day on a single charge. Sleek and ergonomic on the outside and advanced within, they’ve been engineered to handle audiophile-grade, lossless quality music from your favourite streaming platforms. Throw them on and go. – US$699

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RIMOWA Classic Cabin

RIMOWA Classic Cabin | Image: RIMOWA

RIMOWA Classic Cabin

Available in silver or black, this iconic luggage wears its lightweight aluminium construction like an aesthetic badge of honour. It’s made in Germany and designed to fit in most overhead compartments, turning heads as it cruises through the airport. Premium details such as the handcrafted leather handles and riveted high-gloss corners drive home the luxurious vibe. – AU$1,955

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Georgio Armani Acqua di Gio (75ml)

Georgio Armani Acqua di Gio | Image: Georgia Armani

Georgio Armani Acqua di Gio (75ml)

Giorgio Armani’s new Acqua Di Giò Eau De Parfum delivers a feast for the olfactory senses through its intense blend of marine, citrus, and sage, which rides over long-lasting base notes of wood and patchouli. The formula utilises natural and sustainably-sourced ingredients whilst the refillable bottle features a nature-inspired cap of dark wood. – AU$152

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Waterford Crystal Lismore Connoisseur 5oz Straight-Sided Tumbler

Waterford Crystal Lismore Connoisseur 5oz Straight-Sided Tumbler | Image: Waterford

Waterford Crystal Lismore Connoisseur 5oz Straight-Sided Tumbler

Designed for true whiskey connoisseurs, these handcrafted crystal tumblers are every bit as special as the rare liquid you put inside them. Each one is individually shaped so as to accommodate your particular pour, be it neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks. That’s joined by a universal wide mouth, which allows the whiskey to breathe and all the right flavours to cultivate. – US$150

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"The Godfather" Pen By Jacob & Co.

“The Godfather” Pen | Image: Jacob & Co.

“The Godfather” Pen By Jacob & Co.

Introducing a rollerball pen fit for a don with “The Godfather” logo and a lofty price tag to match. Made in Italy and limited to just 499 pieces, this one is gangster in every sense of the word. – US$10,000

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Bellroy Folio

Bellroy Folio | Image: Bellroy

Bellroy Folio

One of our favourite things about Bellroy is that they offer luxury materials and designs at approachable price points and this handsome folio is no exception. Forged from environmentally-certified leather, it features RFID protection, a magnetic coin pouch, two bill sections, card slots, and enough room for a smartphone. We can’t recommend it highly enough! – US$179

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Versace Eros Pour homme

Versace Eros Pour homme | Image: Versace

Versace Eros Pour homme

We’re feeling more opulent just by looking at this bottle of Versace Eros Pour homme so imagine what kind of aromatic indulgences it has in store. Taking inspiration from the Greek God of love, it brings forth a warm and long-lasting bounty of woody, masculine fragrance. Pheromones be thy name! – AU$87 and up

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Nike Dunk Low Retro Panda

Nike Dunk Low Retro Panda | Image: Nike

Nike Dunk Low Retro Panda

Touting a streamlined silhouette of black and white, Nike’s Dunk Low Retro Pandas reap maximum impressions out of minimalist design. They debuted last year for just $100 and prices have only increased in the time since. Make like a stockbroker and snag a pair whilst the getting is still good.

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Buster + Punch The Rockstar Bar

Buster + Punch The Rockstar Bar | Image: Buster + Punch

Buster + Punch The Rockstar Bar

With its quilted silk back panel, brass fittings and handles, diamond-etched brass logo plate, solid walnut construction, and impeccable details, The Rockstar Bar is far more sophisticated than its name would suggest. Then again, so are plenty of actual rock stars.

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Tom Dixon Swirl Table

Tom Dixon Swirl Table | Image: Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Swirl Table

For the modern luxury home, we present this multi-dimensional masterpiece of dazzling form and effortless function. It comes from innovative furniture designer Tom Dixon and enraptures the eye at every turn.

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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 By Yayoi Kusama

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 By Yayoi Kusama | Image: Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 By Yayoi Kusama

Brilliant Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama put her creative spin on Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame 2012 case and bottle in a remarkable collaboration. Her use of psychedelic colour and bubbly pattern transforms familiar packaging into a modern work of art. Combine that with the champagne’s delicious flavours and you’re looking at the perfect luxury gift. It’s available in limited supply so act fast. – AU$335

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Tom Ford Sunglasses

Tom Ford Sunglasses | Image: Tom Ford

Tom Ford Sunglasses

These acetate sunglasses from Tom Ford employ a classic round shape and seamless unisex design. The brand’s unmistakable T logo adorns the frame whilst adjustable nose pads and 100% UV-protection lenses cover the basics with expert panache. Don’t settle for any old sunnies when you can score these instead…at a premium, naturally. – AU$605

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Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto FutureFlex Surfboard

Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto FutureFlex Surfboard | Image: Haydenshapes

Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto FutureFlex Surfboard

The ultimate surfing experience has arrived and it comes to you from Haydenshapes. Their ‘Hypto Krypto‘ board is forged from patented FutureFlex Acetone, which improves upon speed, drive, and energy return. Use this bad boy across a variety of terrains and behold the difference. – AU$2,116

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STAFF WRITER

Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and co-authored a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.