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These 40+ splurge-worthy gifts are actually worth the money — tech, home, style, travel and more

These 40+ splurge-worthy gifts are actually worth the money — tech, home, style, travel and more

So many people look forward to the holiday season as a reason to shop for items they otherwise wouldn't purchase during the earlier months. Whether you've been saving all year to buy that surround sound soundbar or the full-size version of that super long-lasting fragrance that gets you so many compliments or need the perfect luxury gift for a deserving loved one or friend, this guide to splurge-worthy gifts will help you decide what's actually worth buying.

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To make your shopping experience a bit easier and a lot more enjoyable, we've broken down the best splurge-worthy gifts into five categories:

  1. Tech

  2. Kitchen/Food

  3. Home

  4. Style

  5. Travel

You're sure to find something you or a loved one will treasure for years, from the best-selling and easy-to-stow KitchenAid Go Cordless System that starts at just $100 to the plush and soft Cashmere Throw by designer James Perkins that looks just as luxe as it feels.

If you're looking for the perfect suitcase that will last you a lifetime, the cult favorite Monos Carry-On Pro is the one to buy — and I can personally attest to this. For those looking for the absolute best men's heavyweight down jacket, this one from Vuori is worth the investment, and shoppers say it's even more insulated than similar offerings from The North Face. Also, just in time for Christmas morning (and beyond), LilySilk's 100% silk pajamas for both men and women are a life-long investment you'll be glad you bought.

Now is also the best time to shop for high-end home, kitchen and food items like the Brightland Essential Capsule set that comes with its best-selling olive oils and vinegars, this made-fresh charcuterie and cheese board that comes ready to eat with all the fixings and the cult-favorite ceramic-coated, non-stick Caraway bakeware set that comes with complimentary storage.

Check out our favorite splurge-worthy gifts below, and never have buyer's remorse again.

Tech

Finding a 3-in-1 nightstand charging solution isn't difficult, but finding one that's thoughtfully designed, has fast-charging properties and supports Apple's MagSafe technology is, and Nomad managed to check all of those boxes (and then some) with its newest release: the Stand One Max.

This space-saving charging solution simultaneously powers your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods in a single, timeless and robust design that feels just as luxe as it looks. Unlike most multi-charge products, this one doesn't feel cheap and flimsy. Instead, since it's made of high-quality metal and glass, it weighs almost 2 pounds — and this ensures that it doesn't budge from wherever it's placed.

After using it for the past few nights on my nightstand, I can confidently say that it's one of the most beautiful and seamlessly designed charging solutions I've used (and I've tested a lot). It supports Apple's nightstand mode, so you're able to see your dimmed clock in landscape mode during the night. It also supports Apple Watch fast charging and MFi MagSafe charging for the iPhone.

The Stand One Max comes in two colors (silver and carbide) and is the ultimate luxury tech accessory.

$180 at Nomad

Courant already has a cult following as it is for its tray that does double-duty as both a wireless charging pad and a holding tray. However, the brand recently launched a newly updated version called the MAG:3, which combines the latest MagSafe-compatible tech from its MAG lineup with its best-selling CATCH:3 charging tray profile.

If you're shopping for someone who absolutely hates the look of traditional wireless chargers, this one seamlessly integrates tech and interior design, especially with this new version's two material options: leather and linen.

It's perfect for a bedroom nightstand or a living room end table, and it's only $160! It's still a splurge, but it's worth it!

$160 at Courant

Dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush over a manual toothbrush to get the most thorough clean when brushing your teeth. Several say the Oral-B iO Series 10 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is their personal and professional choice.

Though a bit of an investment, this electric toothbrush is among the best of the best, with Oral-B being one of the most trusted toothbrush brands on the market.

This electric toothbrush makes the perfect gift and is one of the best ways to treat yourself while reaping long-term benefits. Thanks to iOSense technology, it provides a personalized and superior toothbrushing experience at home between dental visits.

What sets this toothbrush above the rest is its ability to ensure that you cover every area of your mouth thoroughly, for the right amount of time and with the right amount of pressure. It also connects to the Oral-B app to provide real-time guidance to improve brushing over time.

$400 at Oral-B

Everyone loves Theragun. From those suffering from muscle aches and occasional stiffness to people who just need a means to relax and soothe their muscles after a workout, these massage guns provide significant relief that leaves you feeling soothed and relaxed after just one use.

This year, the brand launched a series of new massage guns, and the Theragun PRO Plus saw them seriously step things up. The Theragun PRO Plus is Therabody's ultimate multi-therapy massage device, providing six cutting-edge treatments covering much more than simple muscle massages. It also helps with recovery and features percussive therapy, near-infrared light therapy, vibration therapy, heat therapy, cold therapy (sold separately), breathwork and more in one handheld device.

It's the perfect all-encompassing wellness device that works!

$599 at Theragun

Bevel is one of the leading authorities in men's grooming, and its newest product, the Bevel Electric Shaver, is one of the most innovative and effective I've ever seen.

Designed to give a close shave without irritating the skin, this shaver works in both wet and dry conditions. What makes it particularly impressive is its dermatologist-tested swivel head that adapts to your facial contours to minimize any skin pressure and ultimately prevent razor bumps.

My husband used the Bevel Electric Shaver to shave his bald head, and he achieved a shave that was as smooth if not smoother than a classic close razor. This shaver is the perfect gift for any man in your life as it works wonders both on the head and face.

$88 at Bevel

The product that put Bevel on the map, though, is its cordless trimmer that gives you the crispest lineup possible without any irritation — and best of all, there are no restricting wires!

If you're looking for a sleek trimmer that covers the basics and then some, this device is the one to buy. There are zero gaps, no blade switches, and it gives you a crisp and clean fade that lasts.

Right now, the trimmer comes in two standard colors (black and silver) and one limited-edition hue: gold! The original silver version's also available at Walmart.

$160 at Bevel

These headphones are the ultimate investment piece that will last you forever, and since they have the best noise-cancelation technology built-in, they'll always stay in style. I was initially skeptical about these when I saw the price. Still, after using and feeling them for myself, I can firmly attest that they're the most well-made headphones on the market, with a competitively impressive sound that beats the likes of Sony and Bose.

Bowers & Wilkins' Px8 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones come in three gorgeous colors, but the Royal Burgundy (pictured above) is an understated yet incredibly luxe stunner. The Nappa leather finish makes these feel and look highly durable (and they are), and the aluminum details make the headphones hefty without being heavy.

The Nappa leather motif continues with the memory foam cushions and headband, but the unmatched sound quality is where these headphones truly sing. They offer the crispest sound I've heard in a pair of headphones in both noise-cancelation and Ambient Pass-Through mode. These will surely be the unforgettable gift for which people will thank you for years to come.

$699 at Bowers & Wilkins

I've tested so many premium soundbars over the years, and the Sonos Arc remains the best, year after year. I stand so firmly on this that I've used it in my living room for over a year.

Though it's a bit pricey, it's worth the investment as you literally feel like you're in a fully immersive movie theater every time you watch a series, a movie or even listen to music. Unlike most high-end, high-octane soundbars, the Sonos Arc seamlessly brings your entertainment to life through realistic audio that doesn't sound too scattered or overbearing.

It strikes the perfect middle ground just right for your living space thanks to the Trueplay tuning technology that adjusts to your room's size and the soundbar's placement.

This soundbar also has all the essential features that most soundbars should but only sometimes have, like Dolby Atmos, Apple AirPlay 2, touch and voice controls, Wi-Fi, TV remote sync, HDMI eARC and more. Choose from two colors: white or black.

$899 at Sonos

Every year, this ends up being one of the top-selling workout machines, and based on over 9,000 customer reviews, it's no secret that it's a top seller.

If you're looking for the best long-haul investment workout machine made for full-body exercises, the Hydrow Rowers is arguably the best machine to buy. The perfect gift for parents, a significant other, or yourself, this rower has patented technology that recreates the feeling of rowing on water.

It connects instantly to Bluetooth and heart rate monitors and, unlike most hi-tech machines, doesn't have a learning curve. Simply have a seat, strap your feet in, grab the handle and row.

The crystal-clear 22-inch display shows you your stats and metrics and even rotates for on-the-mat-action.

$2,495 at Hydrow

Kitchen/Food

If you're on the hunt for the perfect luxury drinkware, but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, Our Place has some of the best selections and its new Party Coupes set is one of our newest favorites.

Giving luxury on a budget, these hand-blown glasses are just as beautiful as they are practical. What makes them super special, though, is their stackable design that makes them extremely easy to store — especially if you're running low on space.

Also, since they're naturally infused with colors, they won't chip or fade over time. They come in the classic, universal 11-ounce coupe shape and are currently available in three gorgeous colors.

$95 at Our Place

There are a few space-saving blenders on the market right now, but the Beast Blender is my personal favorite for so many reasons. Mainly, though, it ranks way above the rest simply because you get so much bang for your buck.

It comes with the fan-favorite Beast Blender and a matching tonal bottle — two products that anyone would actually use and won't leave to sit in the back of their kitchen cabinets. The bottle lets you create the perfect blends and easily take them with you on the go with the leakproof carry cap or straw cap. The all-new cap system also fits onto any stainless steel bottle or blending vessel.

Also, what I love most about the Beast Blender is that it's extremely easy to use. It only has one button — long-press to blend and simply press to quick-pulse.

Get the new Beast Blender Tonal today in pebble gray, carbon black (pictured above) or cloud white.

$166 at Beast

While the iconic KitchenAid stand mixer is undoubtedly one of those luxurious kitchen status symbols we all know, it doesn't align with a younger consumer's scope. Specifically, if you have a smaller kitchen with limited countertop space, there may be better options than a clunky stand mixer. However, the brand's new KitchenAid Go Cordless System perfectly aligns with this vibe — each item is cordless and easy to store.

Currently available at Target, the system includes six separately sold handheld appliances that are must-have kitchen essentials that you'll actually use. Included are the (all cordless) hand mixer, hand blender, chopper, personal blender, coffee grinder, kitchen vacuum and charging dock bundle.

You can also choose each handheld appliance with or without the battery. Remember, though, that if you plan on purchasing multiple products from the line, you just need to purchase one battery and use it for each, saving you money in the end!

While the entire bundle is splurge-worthy, each product is affordable, all retailing for just $100.

$100 at Target

We previously shared how much we absolutely love Our Place's tableware and these Gather Bowls may be in our top three all-time favorite picks from the best-selling collection.

This set comes with two generously sized bowls (one small and one large) that are perfect for serving huge salads, pastas and dips at your next dinner party or gathering. They're also ceramic with a glossy interior for scratch resistance and a satin exterior finish — so they're essentially giving luxury from every angle.

These bowls also stack neatly — a feature that comes in handy for those who don't have much space to work with. Choose from five classic Our Place colors (terracotta is my personal favorite).

$65 at Our Place

This is the perfect bundle to buy for rounding out any kitchen. It comes with Brightland's two high-quality extra virgin olive oils (the bold Awake and the smooth and grassy Alive) and its famous raw Balsamic vinegar and Champagne vinegar.

Perfect for the home cook in your life, this set is perfect to use with roasts, soups, stews, baked goods, greens and more. Plus, it looks fantastic on any kitchen countertop.

$112 at Brightland

After rising to fame on Shark Tank, Boardie became everyone's go-to destination for freshly made and beautifully packaged cheese and charcuterie boards. While there's an art that goes into creating and curating the perfect board, it takes a lot of skill and effort to make it look professional, and Boardie does all the work for you.

This particular board comes in three sizes (small, medium and large) and serves from two to 10 people, depending on your chosen size. It ships chilled, features artisan ingredients, and is made fresh when ordered.

The large board (pictured above) comes with 37 hand-selected artisan cheeses, meats, dried fruits, nuts, chocolates, olives and spreads. Also included are three full boxes of crackers (rosemary and olive oil, tart cherry and cacao, and everything spice). When it's all gone, the wood board is yours to reuse.

Best of all, it arrives fully arranged and ready to eat, so the recipient doesn't have to cut or organize anything. This one's the perfect gift for the foodie in your life or the person who loves to entertain.

$239 at Boarderie

Prep time doesn't get more streamlined (and chic) than this nine-piece set. It comes with mixing bowls, transparent lids, a grater, a juicer and a salad spinner equipped with a giant easy button that we're obsessed with.

The three-piece bowl set is the true star of the show. They're perfect for storing foods or for use as you cook or bake. Also, since the set's meant to be stored together, you'll end up saving space. It's also a lovely added touch that all of the bowls and lids are both freezer and dishwasher-safe.

And if you've broken or cracked a few bowls in your day, rest assured that these leak-proof bowls are just as sturdy as they are lightweight. Also, their nonslip base ensures that they stay put while in use.

Choose from four colors (including the iconic Our Place lavender).

$95 at Our Place

Caraway is known for its ceramic-coated, non-stick cookware, but its bakeware is genuinely where the brand sings. Available in a whopping nine colors (the black and gold colorway from the Iconics line is my favorite), this 11-piece set has everything a home baker would possibly need.

You get one 18-13" baking sheet, one 15x10" baking sheet, one 12-cup muffin pan, one 9x13" rectangle pan, one 18x13" cooling rack, one 9-inch square pan, a 1lb loaf pan, two 9-inch circle pans and two storage cubbies to store each piece.

What sets this set apart from others is its non-stick surface. Unlike other unsafe non-stick pans with chemicals, these are naturally non-stick and have a non-toxic coating that's safe and guilt-free.

$476 at Caraway

Home

The Harmonist's Hypnotizing Fire Eau de Parfum fragrance is one of my all-time favorites for its longevity and its woodsy, smoky, mysterious scent. The fragrance house knew it was a best seller and created a candle version perfect for the fall and winter months.

With notes of pepper tree, cloves, patchouli, Bulgarian rose and vanilla, this is the perfect warm and comforting scent that doesn't smell too holiday-forward. Instead, it gives off a sexy and slightly sweet aroma that spreads super far in a large room, which may come as a surprise for a candle that's not particularly huge.

This gift is one of those investments that goes a long way.

$98 at The Harmonist

I love artist and designer collaborations, so I was so excited when I saw that James Perkins, known for cutting across mediums with interesting installations and artwork, released an exclusive collection of home decor items on Lulu and Georgia.

One of my favorites from the warm and comforting line is this luxe throw blanket that's 50% cashmere and 50% wool, providing the perfect balance of warmth and wealth. This exclusive collaboration perfectly translates Perkins' work into a collection of textiles and wallpapers that are hard to come by, and this soft blanket is the ideal way to get a piece of the pie at a high-end but still approachable price.

The blanket comes in three neutral colors that complement any space beautifully.

$298 at Lulu and Georgia

The warm motif continues with this silk pillow, another standout piece from the collaboration between Lulu and Georgia and James Perkins. Made of 100% silk with a 100% cotton lining, this sophisticated and highly luxurious pillow serves as the perfect anchor piece to a couch or decorative chair in an apartment.

Also, its down insert makes the pillow extra dense, molding nicely to any shape or dent you make. The unique designs featured on both sides of the pillow come in lumbar and square styles.

Choose from three colors: red clay (my favorite), mudstone and dark moss.

$138 at Lulu and Georgia

High-quality sheets are, honestly, the ultimate practical splurge-worthy gift and these from the well-known brand Parachute are among some of the best you'll find. If you're looking for those five-star quality hotel sheets, these are the ones to buy.

The brand's best-selling Brushed Cotton Venice Set comes in six classic colors and one seasonal color and includes one fitting sheet, two pillowcases and one duvet cover. You also have the option to add a top sheet when adding the item to your cart. Parachute decided to make this optional since lots of sleepers prefer to sleep without a top sheet anyway.

This set is crafted in Portugal from 100% cotton and has a buttery soft finish. It comes in four sizes: full, queen, king and California king.

$389 at Parachute

Brooklinen is another bedding brand that always meets the market when it comes to quality bedding. What I love most about the brand, though, is that you get everything you need in one set (including four pillowcases instead of two).

Its best-selling Luxe Sateen Hardcore Sheet Bundle is the perfect pick for the person who loves softer sheets and a duvet cover that pillows. These sheets are also made with the highest quality threads and have a silky soft material and a luminous sheen that only gets better with each wash.

This set comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, four pillowcases and a duvet cover.

It also comes in a whopping 16 colors and six sizes ranging from twin to California King.

$231 at Brooklinen

If you're looking to make a serious splurge that's sure to last forever, this is the best purchase to make. This gift is the new-age cabinet to your great-grandma's antique passed down from generation to generation. With its clean lines and minimal design, the Sundays Easy Edge Oak Bar Cabinet screams quiet luxury, and with its super spacious interior, it's as practical as it gets.

Inside, you'll find 11 compartments with room for bottles, glassware, bar utensils, tableware and so much more. There's also a mirrored wall inside the cabinet to add to that luxurious, high-end aesthetic.

It comes in two colors (white oak and black oak) and is the perfect solution for those with limited kitchen storage space. Its slim design lets it fit easily in tighter apartment spaces without looking out of place.

$1,890 at Sundays

Real flowers are beautiful, but let's face it — they die, and some people are allergic. If you're shopping for someone who loves the look of fresh flowers but doesn't want to deal with the hassle, this faux bouquet and glass vase (complete with a water illusion) is the perfect gift.

Created by Diane James, a brand known for its realistic faux florals, this bouquet comes with faux peonies, dahlias, and ranunculus. These instantly add a fresh and elegant touch to any room, and you never have to worry about changing the water or them dying, especially given their luxury price point.

What's most impressive about this arrangement, though, is the pink glass vase with illusion water that's impossible to discern if it's real or not.

$795 at Ashley Stark Home

For those who prefer gifting real flowers, Winston Flowers will always be my top recommendation for an elegant, full and one-of-a-kind arrangement that's sure to give you your money's worth.

While the likes of 1-800-Flowers and Pro Flowers are practical and excellent in their own right, Winston Flowers takes the labor and amateur element out of the process. Unlike other flower delivery services, Winston Flowers delivers each fully assembled arrangement (which looks exactly like the picture).

I received a bouquet from the brand during the summer and was amazed by its massive volume and freshness. Also, they lasted extremely long — much longer than those from other companies.

Currently part of the brand's Holiday Collection, the Crimson Classic Deluxe bouquet features a mix of rich red blooms, including amaryllis blossoms, red roses, spray roses and berries. It doesn't get more romantic and festive than this!

$225 at Winston Flowers

Though this high-end photo book is on the most affordable side, its original $90 price tag definitely makes it a splurge. However, thanks to the holiday season, it's currently on sale for as low as $51!

Available in two sizes (medium and large), two formats (square and landscape) and three beautiful neutral colors, this photo book lets you fill up to 100 pages with your favorite memories. Both the medium and large sizes fit one to four photos per page and each size comes with a premium hardcover with a smooth finish.

If you're looking to create the perfect inexpensive custom photo album that looks so much more expensive than it is, this one from Papier is my top recommendation.

$77 at Papier

Looking for a more premium photo book, this one from Artifact Uprising is my absolute favorite!

If you're shopping for someone who's always capturing life's fondest memories on their phone or camera, then this beautiful leather photo book makes the perfect gift. As Artifact Uprising's most premium and personalized luxury photo album, it has ultra-thick, seamless page spreads, heirloom-quality construction and customizable cover materials, designs and details all the way down to the fonts and page colors.

What I love most about this particular photo album is its one-of-a-kind, artisanal marbled end sheets that make it look and feel so luxe. Also, you get to choose between linen and leather for the photo book's cover — both of which are extremely long-lasting.

Choose from seven sizes to make this the perfect gift for the sentimental person in your life. They'll be surprised when they open it to find their beautifully captured photos perfectly displayed all in one place. This is one of those gifts that's passed down for generations.

$258 at Artifact Uprising

Style

The North Face is the ultimate attainable brand for quality outerwear that not only lasts a lifetime but also keeps you extremely warm in the coldest temperatures. This goose-down jacket has that retro silhouette that made everyone fall in love with the brand so many years ago, but it has a few updated elements that make it the perfect staple for today.

This iconic puffer ranks highest on the warmth scale, windproof and lightweight scales thanks to its impressive insulation and light-as-a-feather fabric. It has oversized baffles and ultra-warm 700-fill-down insulation to keep you from freezing. It even has a retractable hood that tucks away into the collar. Plus, when the jacket's not in use, to save space, it collapses into a bag, made from its lining. This is the ultimate splurge-worthy jacket that will last you forever.

The iconic jacket comes in 10 colors.

$330 at The North Face

Here's another best-selling The North Face Nuptse Jacket that gives you even more bang for your buck with its reversible design. Available in three colors, this corduroy jacket has a relaxed fit with a boxy silhouette, making it perfect for so many body types and for layering.

Inspired by the iconic design lines of the 1992 Nuptse jacket, it has a 600-fill-down insulation and is completely reversible. This two-in-one design lets you choose between the iconic baffling or a water-repellent ripstop fabric on the reverse side.

Like the 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket, this one also ranks highest on the warmth scale. If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift that any man in your life would squeal for, this would definitely be it.

$380 at The North Face

No matter where you look, a quality insulated jacket is costly. However, while The North Face and Buck Mason have the best options that provide the most warmth possible, one more brand meets the mark — and it's cheaper than both options.

The still splurge-worthy Vuori Aviara Insulated Men's Heavyweight Down Jacket has been a constant best seller for men for both its durability and design. Made for longtime wear, this fantastic jacket provides heavyweight warmth and has a durable ripstop outer layer that's also water repellent, which comes in handy in those heavy snowstorms.

It's also insulated with 700 fill power or responsibility source down, making it one of the warmest jackets you'll find anywhere. This jacket is worth the investment as it ensures you'll never have to rebuy another insulated jacket.

$288 at Vuori

Silk pajamas aren't just a status symbol. They're also, hands down, the most comfortable sleepwear you'll ever put on your body (if you know, you know). I own three pairs of silk pajamas from LilySilk, which are my all-time favorites. They're so comfortable and look as expensive as they feel that I wore them while getting ready on my wedding day.

I love this particular pajama set. Made from 100% silk crêpe de chine, a type of organic silk that's much more lightweight and less shiny than traditional mulberry silk or silk charmeuse. This look comes from its craftsmanship, giving it a distinctive "pebbly" look and feel.

It's also highly breathable, wrinkle-resistant and comfortable enough to wear throughout the seasons. Get this set for the man in your life who loves lightweight pajamas but doesn't want the glossy look of traditional silk. LilySilk's 22 Momme Unique Silk Pajamas Set is my top recommendation for those who love that more familiar silk look!

$249 at LilySilk

We must remember the ladies. This silk charmeuse women's pajama pant set is made of LilySilk's signature fabric and gives off a smooth pearl-like glass luster on one side and a matte finish on the other.

Like the men's pajamas above, these are breathable, hypoallergenic, moisture-retaining and endure throughout the seasons. Sizes range from XS to XXL, and since they're a bit oversized and slinky, they fit a wide range of body types.

$279 at LilySilk

A women's silk shirt is a style staple that's more versatile than you think, and this silk charmeuse version from LilySilk is the epitome of luxury. It comes in four gorgeous colors (including black and white), and while the fabric is the true star, the cuffs are its most stunning supporting acts. Each oversized cuff has three hand-selected pearl buttons that add an elegant touch that takes this beautiful blouse from great to irreplaceable. Sizes range from XS to XXL.

$159 at LilySilk

Leather aficionados always gush that Coach's leatherware is the best, particularly in the high-end designer space. The brand's most iconic bag style, the Tabby Shoulder Bag, is the perfect example.

Made of polished pebble leather, this versatile and exquisite bag has a zip and multifunction pockets inside, a snap closure, a luxurious leather lining, a detachable short strap, and a detachable long strap.

If this classic black option with gold hardware isn't the colorway you want to gift, there are 11 more colors and two additional sizes to choose from (small and mini) to choose from.

$450 at Coach

You'll never find more comfortable footwear than Rothy's sneakers — there, I said it. If you've ever owned a pair of Rothy's shoes, you already know they feel like you're wearing socks, not shoes. They perfectly mold to your feet but maintain their structural integrity while protecting your feet from the elements.

The Rothy's Lace Up Women's Sneaker, in particular, has been a women's favorite for some time since it's incredibly comfortable and versatile, is the perfect shade of white (neither too stark nor too dull), and comes in a whopping 17 sizes ranging from 5 to 13.

These shoes are sustainably made, so you'll also be helping the earth by purchasing a pair of these fab kicks. My mother owns this pair and repeatedly says they're the most comfortable shoes she's ever worn.

If white isn't the style you're looking for, these sneakers come in black, cheetah and four more colors.

$169 at Rothy's

Koio's is another shoe brand that does leather like no other, and this tall Italian leather Chelsea boot is proof. Officially my favorite leather boot of all time, the Koio Firenze, shows that less is more in both its design and execution.

Its Blake-stitched construction, stacked leather sole, cushioned insole, and tight water-resistant stitching are just a few reasons this boot is an all-star that any man will keep reaching for repeatedly. Also, having worn these boots, I can add that they're incredibly comfortable after a short break-in period, as with most full-leather boots.

As with Koio's other footwear staples, these boots come in exclusive sizing, ranging from 7 to 13. However, stock is limited, so snag these now while all sizes are still available

$316 at Koio

Beauty

"Splurge-worthy" is subjective. For some, spending over $60 is considered a splurge, especially when you're buying a hand care gift set that was made in France.

Made in Provence, this natural and organic hand care set comes with three products crafted from a custom blend of organic shea butter, organic argan oil and vitamin E. The set consists of a hand wash, a hand lotion and a shea butter hand cream — and it all comes beautifully packaged in a sturdy tin box.

This limited-edition set is perfect for your mother or mother-in-law and, best of all, it won't break the bank.

$64 at La Chatealine

We all have at least one Aēsop purist (or an aspiring one) in our lives, and this two-piece set is the perfect luxury gift they'll never shut up about.

This pair features the brand's two best-selling products in their best-selling scents: the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. If you haven't smelled this before, the best way to describe it is the aroma of a citrusy, woody and calmingly aromatic spa. It smells incredibly soothing and expensive.

$129 at Aēsop

There's eau de toilette, eau de parfum and extrait de parfum. These are all listed in order of fragrance oil intensity and durability. Only a handful of fragrances fit within the extrait de parfum category since they're both expensive to produce and purchase since they have the highest volume of fragrance oil possible, making them last much longer than fragrances within the other two categories.

Perfumehead, one of my favorite fragrance brands, is a select few American-made extrait de parfum fragrance brands that are 10/10 in all categories (durability, scent chemistry, and note memorability). Its Canadian Tuxedo Extrait de Parfum is, by far, one of the most intoxicating unisex scents I've ever worn, and I would always recommend it.

Unlike most luxury fragrances, this one isn't too formal. It's, instead, the perfect balance of formal and casual with its relaxed, raw and warm notes of coriander, orange flower, bay leaf, cedarwood and tonka bean. I've never smelled anything like this, and I get so many compliments whenever I wear it. This fragrance is sure to last years; given its classification and chemistry, a little goes a very long way.

$425 at Perfumehead

This Shani Darden Skin Care set will impress the skincare lover in your life. As one of the leading authorities in dermatologist-tested and approved skin care, Shani Darden Skin Care is a brand that's known for producing high-quality products that are made for maintaining firm skin while creating that fresh-out-of-the-esthetician-chair glow that's so hard to achieve at home.

Perfect for normal, dry, combination and oily skin, this set includes a few of Shani Darden Skin Care's best sellers and a few additions. The skin care products included are the brand's Hydra Prep Gel, Lactic Acid Exfoliating Serum, Retinol Reform Treatment Serum and Hydration Peptide Cream.

In addition to the skincare products, you'll find a facial sculpting wand, a flat disc and precision ball attachment for lymphatic drainage, a USB plug and a USB-C charging cable.

$399 at Shani Darden

Travel

The frequent traveler in your life will appreciate this passport cover and luggage tag set, and the fact that they're both made of full-grain leather only sweetens the deal even further.

Leatherology is known for its high-quality leather goods, and this two-piece set is the best and most practical gift for any traveler. It includes a versatile travel wallet that someone can use in and out of the airport and a matching luggage tag that loops onto any suitcase, allowing you to spot it easily.

The passport cover has two side pockets and four credit card slots, and the deluxe luggage tag has an ID card, an adjustable strap and a buckle closure. Both pieces also have light gold hardware and come beautifully gift-boxed. There's also an option to personalize them both!

$110 at Leatherology

With so many carry-on luggage options to choose from right now, it's practically impossible to know which has the best quality that holds up well during travel. After rigorous testing, I've found that the Monos Carry-On Pro is the best overall.

Measuring 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches — the standard carry-on dimensions — this hard side piece features a built-in front compartment for easy access while you travel. There, you can store your passport, headphones, wallet and more.

The front compartment also fits a 15-inch laptop and protects it under the same aerospace-grade polycarbonate as the rest of the case. The shell is actually unbreakable. What I love most about this carry-on is that it's guaranteed to fit in the overhead compartment on most major airlines, so no more hoping for the best!

$243 at Monos

When it comes to luxury travel items and accessories, Carl Friedrik is one of the top brands I recommend and its new all-black Carry-On Pro suitcase is so luxe and high quality that it gives Rimowa a run for its money.

Designed with the avid traveler in mind, this suitcase has a large front pocket that gives you easy access to all of your travel essentials like your passport, wallet, laptop and more. It's also compliant with most European, US and RoW airline cabin size restrictions, so you don't have to worry about it not fitting in the overhead bins.

The hard-shell pocket has a laptop compartment, two pen slots and a smaller pocket. Inside, you'll find two large open compartments, each equipped with compression straps. There's also one removable compression pad with a pocket.

$565 at Carl Friedrik

Shopping for someone who loves traveling with a backpack? If you want them to put the sporty bags aside and opt for something that's a bit more adult and sophisticated, the newly released velvety Nubuck and Vachetta leather 72-Hour Backpack from Carl Friedrik is my absolute top pick.

Available in two colors — chocolate and charcoal — this organizational travel backpack has a front-loading design that makes packing and unpacking easy and seamless. It's the perfect bag for 72-hour hands-free travel, lending to its name, and looks extremely luxe and elegant.

It has eight pockets and compartments to stow away any travel essentials and has a sleek, unfussy silhouette that doesn't bulk up during travel. It also has a built-in trolley sleeve that slides over any suitcase handle for easy movement.

$645 at Carl Friedrik

While a few Black-owned leatherware bag brands out there certainly deliver quality goods, Silver & Riley is one of the best, and its Carryall Duffle Leather Bag is one of its most telling examples.

It has a buttery smooth Italian full-grain calfskin leather exterior that improves with time. It has many internal pockets for easy organization and two external side pockets that are the perfect size for your passport, cell phone and wallet. It also has a built-in luggage trolley sleeve to keep your bag secure on your rolling luggage.

Adding to its thoughtful design are metal feet at the base that keep the leather