Robb Report Christmas Gift Guide For Her
18 luxury offerings for the ladies in your life.
It’s ‘that’ time of year again. Yes, the one filled with holiday cheer and the kind of stressful dread that comes with not knowing what to gift. No need to fret, here’s Robb Report’s 18 finest gifts for her.
Manolo Blahnik Bashifa Fabio 105 Crystal Embellished Stiletto Heel
Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw famously said, “You can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and watch, but you can’t take my Manolo Blahniks.” This shimmery pair with a stiletto heel dictates why Blahnik is the master of the elegant evening shoe (and why Bradshaw was so reluctant to give them up). Crafted in Italy, the satin in mauve hue is paired with crystal embellishments. All you have to do is buy the right size.
Fred Chance Infinie Necklace
If you’re wondering if she will like your gift, don’t leave it to chance. The Fred Chance Infinie Necklace is a sure thing with its knotted design and 18-carat white gold construction housing 504 brilliant cut white diamonds at approximately 4.55 carats.
Louis Vuitton Jewellery Case
This guide is going to be jewellery heavy, so best to get in early and arm yourself with a jewellery case. Here, French maison Louis Vuitton has provided a classic. Its miniaturised trunk-like design sees 13 different sized compartments and securely closes with an S-lock and two trunk latches. The exterior is made from the maison’s iconic monogram canvas along with leather handles, while the inside sees a velvet lining.
Chopard Happy Sport Watch
Few are on Chopard’s level when it comes to jewelled timepieces. The maison has built a reputation as one of the best through the introduction of its iconic dancing diamonds – seen here in the Happy Sport watch – where diamonds, held between two crystal sapphire glasses, are free to move or ‘dance’. This particular model sees a 36mm rose gold case, 2.31 carat of white diamonds (both set and free) atop a self-winding mechanical movement from the Swiss manufacture. All attached to the wrist in an elegant black alligator leather strap.$36,800; chopard.com
Bottega Veneta The Mini Pouch
Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s newish designer, proved his chops when he masterminded this anti-it-bag it-bag. Exquisitely simple and free from any overt branding, it’s become the ultimate if-you-know-you-know accessory (search engine statistics show it has consistently been one of the most sought after designs since it debuted). Just take our word for it: any woman who gives a hoot about fashion would be thrilled to get this.
Chanel Oval Sunglasses
Trust Chanel to make sunglasses strap chic. Here the label brings together a retro oval acetate frame with smoked grey glass pearls for a contrasting design. Details such as the Chanel logo above the pearls round out the elegant offering.
No, we’re not saying this is a “feminine” Ferrari like the California. This is much better than that. What we are saying is that if you are to gift someone a Ferrari, the Roma should be the one. Its curvy, classical and understated design doesn’t shout ‘look at me’, but its performance courtesy a twin-turbo V8 turning out 456kW and 760Nm of torque is enough to get your kicks.
Dior Book Tote in Brown Dior Oblique Embroidered Velvet
A staple of the Dior aesthetic, the tote is ideally designed to carry all the daily essentials. Arriving here in brown velvet and embroidered with the Dior oblique motif, the Italian made carryall is effortlessly elegant, something the French maison has come to master.
Editions de Parfums By Frédéric Malle Lys Méditerranée EDP
While a perfume can seem like a default gift, or even an afterthought, it’s hard to look past the mastery presented by Frederic Malle. Lys Mediterranee is a very wearable floral fragrance which combines the lightness of white floral and marine notes with the spicy tones of ginger and the sweetness of vanilla. It’s understated, masterful and sure to be enjoyed.
$373 (100ml); mecca.com.au
Chaumet Bee My Love Tennis Bracelet
What to get for your queen bee? Without being too sweet about it, French maison Chaumet delivers an alluring piece through the Bee My Love tennis bracelet. The hexagonal pattern – reminiscent of honeycomb – is made of 18-carat white gold and forms the platform for the G VS+ brilliant cut diamond pave.
Stalvey 24-Carat Gold Crocodile Skin Handbag
Sometimes, more is more. And for designer Jason Stalvey and his eponymous label that is certainly the case. Stalvey is the first brand to embed 24ct gold into exotic skins which is achieved by turning the gold into a gas and then added via a vacuum on to the crocodile skin. Here the top hand style is rather simple allowing the finish to do all the talking.
Cire Trudon L’Oeuf
Another candle this is not. From the French maison Cire Trudon, L’Oeuf is a standout symbol for the home. Combining unglazed ceramic against the satin-black turned wood stand, L’Oeuf delivers more than three months of diffusing through eight reeds and arrives with a 300ml fragrance bottle – either Abd El Kader, Cyrnos or Ernesto – and a funnel.
Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Romance Parisienne Retrouvailles Watch
From Van Cleef and Arpels’ extraordinary dials collection, the Charms Romance Parisienne Retrouvailles watch arrives with a 32mm white gold case and bezel. The watch is paved with 244 VVS grade diamonds and 40 sapphires while a miniature sky, building and stars are painted on the white mother-of-pearl dial. Detailed on the dial, the young couple meet for the evening in Place Vendôme where the gentleman gives his love a bouquet of flowers.
Christian Louboutin Loubishark
The recently released Loubishark Donna low-top sneaker flaunts the fun style of the Christian Louboutin maison. The shoe sits atop a two-tone ‘shark-tooth’ neoprene sole in the brand’s signature ‘red-bottom’ style. Elsewhere calfskin leather forms the uppers and insoles for a comfortable and durable wear.
Hermes Picnic Basket
Not an average picnic basket, Hermes’ elevated offering is the perfect partner for a grassy luncheon. Utilising the expertise of the maison’s leather craftsmen and saddlers, the basket arrives with braided wicker and hydro calfskin alongside handles fixed to the basket with ‘Clou de Sell’ studs – which discretely brand the piece.
Bulgari ‘Bulgari’ Earrings
This classic set from Italian jewellers Bulgari will prove popular this Christmas. The rose gold earrings feature embossed ‘BVLGARI’ lettering accompanied by 0.38 carat of diamond settings per earring. Simple, elegant, necessary.
Cartier Panthère De Cartier Ring
Beyond Cartier’s ‘love’ rings, there is another icon. The Cartier panther joined the maison’s aesthetic in 1914 and has stayed as a symbol of the brand since. Here it’s presented in 18-carat rose gold and is set with onyx and emerald details. Elsewhere 72 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 0.69 carats create a playful pattern.
Dom Perignon Vintage 2010
Few gifts go down as well than a bottle of bubbly, and if you’re buying champagne you best be buying Dom Perignon. This year opt for the 2010 vintage that balances the maison’s rich flavours with a refreshing finish. Cheers.