Christmas gift ideas to help you pick the classiest and fanciest present for your lady.
Jackie Soft handbag from Gucci Women’s Fall-Winter 2014 Collection
Named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as it was her preferred accessory, the iconic Jackie Bag was reintroduced by Creative Director Frida Giannini in 2009. This season presents a fresh take on the classic soft handbag. It’s aimed at sophisticated women who dress to please themselves rather than others. Locate a Gucci store near you from here.
Minnie Mouse Georgette Bow Saree by Satya Paul
A part of the Disney Monopop collection by Satya Paul, this Minnie Mouse Georgette Bow Saree combines classic red, black and white colours. This contemporary sari is definitely a great pick for a lady with spunk! It is available at Satya Paul stores across India and on its online store.
Vertu Aster smartphone
The British luxury mobile phone manufacturer, Vertu, launched its new, quintessentially English smartphone Aster this year. The phone is handmade by a single craftsman using only the most luxurious materials. What we especially love is the exquisite palette of colours it is available in and the option of personalising it with a monogram or engraving.
Vertu Aster has a 5.1-inch 5th generation solid sapphire crystal screen with full HD display technology and titanium casing. It offers Dolby® Digital Plus virtual surround sound and has a Hasselblad certified camera that provides crystal clear imaging. Learn more about it here.
De Beers Aria High Jewellery Cuff Watch
The De Beers Aria High Jewellery Cuff Watch has 694 round brilliant and baguette white diamonds (weighing 17.48 cts) set in white gold. The watch has an elegant aventurine dial. A part of the De Beers Aria Collection, the splendid spiral design of the watch is simply mesmerising. It is available at 50 Old Bond Street, W1S 4QT London and you can also order it from here.
Smoky Face Palette by M.A.C
M.A.C’s latest Keepsakes Collection for Holiday 2014 has rich and royal colours. The very elegant Smoky Face Palette will look beautiful on any lady’s dressing table. It features three eye shadows, one iridescent pressed powder, a cream colour base and two lipsticks, in sultry hues. The sleek, glittering compact in cream is accented with a cameo medallion. To purchase this beautiful palette, locate a M.A.C store near you from here.
Stylised Japanese Fan Diamond Ring by Payal Pratap
Fashion designer Payal Pratap has ventured into creating jewellery and her first collection features designs inspired by Japanese aesthetics. The pieces are bold and modern and provide a refreshing relief from the usual clutter. You can buy the stylised Japanese fan diamond ring or browse her entire collection at VelvetCase.com.
Scalloped croco clutch bag by Rara Avis
This scalloped croco clutch bag is from the Fall-Winter 2014 collection of Rara Avis by Sonal Verma. The collection uses leather and the stitches are done by hand, highlighting the excellence of Indian craftsmanship. The store is located at 253 Shahpur Jat, Shop No.4, New Delhi.
Pashmina shawl by Ahujasons
Another Christmas gift idea is a pashmina shawl as it can go never out of fashion. They lend a sophisticated air to a lady, besides of course keeping her warm. Soft to touch, pashminas from Ahujasons, feature fine embroidery done with silk threads by skilled artisans. A perfect gift for this season, you can purchase them from Ahujasons at E- 20, South Extension, Part 2, Main Market and at 6/44, W.E.A. Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.
Earrings from Song of the Sea Collection by Ganjam
Over a century old brand, Ganjam has been synonymous with classic heritage designs but its latest contemporary collection has quite a few stunners too. The Song of the Sea plays with the theme of water and offers jewellery in myriad shades of blue and foamy white. This particular earring should compliment both Indian and western wear. You can purchase it from their boutique at The Taj Mahal Palce, Mumbai, or from DLF Emporio, New Delhi or at 63, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru.
Gift box from Thalgo
Since 1964, Thalgo Laboratories have been creating Marine Products for Spa and Beauty. For the festive season, this international brand is offering the Seve Marine – Hydration gift box. It contains a 30 ml Freshness Exfoliator made from Red Algae, grapefruit extracts, menthol and polyethylene microbeads. The pack includes the Absolute Rehydrating Serum, 30 ml, which contains Seve Marine (a green algae extract) along with red algae, plant extracts and peach milk. Finally, the 50 ml Relaxing Cream is a rich moisturising night cream for de-hydrated skin containing Seve Marine, red algae, plant extract, barley milk and hemp oil. It limits water loss and brings about deep hydration. Call 022-8910000 to order this gift box.
If you are instead looking for Christmas gift ideas for men, check out this list.
* The cover image is from the Gucci Holiday 2014 Campaign.