Luxury Christmas gifts to buy the person who has everything

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 (Annabel’s)
(Annabel’s)

They are the person whose gift you leave to the last minute. Loaded, picky and damn well near-impossible to find a present for, you dread this moment each year.

The easy (preferable?) option would be to give up and cut them out of your life all together, but you’re no quitter.

Here are some suggestions...

Posh PJs from Annabels

For the second year, Mayfair club Annabel’s has launched its Christmas Fair. Packed with gifts, hampers and booze, 10 per cent of all sales go towards The Caring Family Foundation’s Food from the Heart campaign. Fact: it is impossible to have too much loungewear, so for that person in your life who has everything, might we suggest thegloriously OTT artisan quilted robe by F.R.S For Restless Sleeper. Inspired by Annabel’s Jungle Bar, your loved one will be proud to open the door to the Deliveroo guy wearing this.

£1,250; shop.annabels.co.uk

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(Annabel’s)

Coravin Sparkling wine preservation system

According to wine and drinks expert Lucy Shaw, the only wine gadget worth displaying on your dinner table this Christmas is this nifty new device that promises to keep your Krug in pristine condition for up to four weeks. “While the idea of popping a cork on a bottle of fizz and not necking the contents may seem odd, particularly during the festive season, the Coravin Sparkling wine preservation system allows you to eke out the enjoyment of your prized bottles of bubbly during the holidays” she says. Eight years in the making, the stopper locks securely onto any half-bottle, standard 75cl bottle or magnum of fizz, while the charger injects carbon dioxide into the bottle after the sparkling wine is served, to prevent the bubbles from dissipating.

£399.99 coravin.co.uk

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(Coravin)

Smythson Thank You Notelets

It’s the sort of thing you wouldn’t buy yourself. Ten, made in England, elegant “thank you” notes from stationery legends Smythson. Plus it will look great on your mantelpiece when they send you one post-Christmas. Give to receive, amiright?

£27; smythson.com

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(Smythson)

JW Anderson Shearling Chain Loafers

Calfskin suede and sheep shearling — we’re declaring these far too nice to wear outside and, therefore making them the most extravagant pair of slippers your posh pal could hope for.

£561.66; shopbop.com

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(JW Anderson)

Moncler dog gilet

We’ve already suffered two storms this winter (shout out to, Arwen and Barra) and freezing temperatures mean your friend’s haute hound hasn’t been enjoying his chilly dog walks all that much. Treat their majestic mutt to a rainproof, toasty warm Moncler gilet. With boudin quilting, a handcrafted wooden toggle and stately tweed detail, it’ll be one protected pooch.

£400; moncler.com

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(Moncler)

Leica D-Lux Vans x Ray Barbee camera

The iconic Vans checkerboard isn’t limited to trainers and T-shirts, this super-fast Leica is great for budding photographers or as a cool new everyday accessory for pros. With a quote from American skateboarder Ray Barbee — “The joy is in capturing the journey” — on the dust bag, this is a collector’s item in the making. Or, just a really cool prop for mirror selfies.

£1,325; store.leica-camera.com

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(Leica)

Summerill & Bishop champagne flutes

These Italian handblown champagne flutes from tablescaping icons Summerill & Bishop would make an exceedingly pleasing addition to any glassware collection. Chin-chin.

£80; summerillandbishop.com

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(Summerill & Bishop)

Augustinus Bader: The Supreme Collection

Augustinus Bader’s The Cream has had beauty editors salivating since its release in 2018 and it’s what Victoria Beckham slathers all over her models backstage at her London Fashion Week shows. One of the few high-end products actually worth the mega price tag. Your fussy friend will (should) thank you endlessly for this limited edition set of brand bestsellers.

£1,150; augustinusbader.com

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(AUGUSTINUS BADER)

NAVYGREY Coastal check blanket

For that heavenly betwixtmas period (and forever more), give the gift of cosy with this super-fine, Scottish-spun lamb’s wool blanket. Ultra exclusive, there are just 50 in existence. Sustainable, from fibre to finished product, it’s travelled just 145 miles. So chic.

£325; navygrey.co

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(Navygrey)

Huawei FreeBuds lipstick

Is it a lipstick? No, it’s Huawei’s stylish new FreeBuds with high resolution sound and noise cancelling 2.0. We like to think the slick case doubles up as an anti-theft device. No one’s going to swipe your lippy on the night bus, are they?

£199,99; consumer.huawei.com

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(Huawei)

£199,99; consumer.huawei.com

ACNE STUDIOS alpaca scarf

Chic necks should be decked in only the softest alpaca wool blend. ACNE’s checked scarf — to be styled with the label ostentatiously showing, naturally — has reached something nearing cult status among fashionable people.

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(Harvey Nichols)

£220; harveynichols.com

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