Gifting Grandeur

An ordinary gift this year might not suffice. It is why we’ve curated an assortment to light up the eyes of the person in mind.
Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961 (Photo Alamy)

Spiked with moments of sadness, disappointment and frustration, 2020 has been a tumultuous year to say the least. Despite all of this, we’re entering the season of goodwill, which is a chance to show how important the people close to you are. Gifting can come in various shapes and sizes, but it might be that this year you feel the need to make a greater gesture with something grander. It is why we’ve selected a broad range of indulgent gifts to buy a loved one.

There’s a reason why watches are one of the most popular gifts. Wearing a watch on your wrist is a daily reminder of the person who gave it to you. Gifting a watch is a way to tell someone that you care about them, and want to be present in their everyday life. With this is mind – a watch is worth pushing the boat out for. Middle ground on the price spectrum is Tudor's Heritage Black Bay GMT which is from Watchfinder & Co's collection. Also part of the pre-owned watch company's assortment, is the Royal Oak QEII Cup 2017 - a beautiful watch, representing the very best of functional elegance. Finally, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Gstaad Classic Limited Edition watch would be strong gesture and right on season.

    Everyone who’s been to the beach in the last 50 years is influenced by surf culture. Whether you’re a beatnik surfer that rides the colossal waves on the Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii, or prefers a more recreational type of wave in the UK, it might just be that a surfboard made with undeniable devotion to craft is your thing; in which case Linley’s blue American walnut Fistral x Emma Wood surfboard, named after the famed Cornish beach is the ultimate surfboard. Alternatively, if the preservation of tea is taken seriously by someone close to you – a humidor crafted from Sycamore wood in blue with a natural coloured marquetry design from Lotusier would be a symbolic gift.

      Games are usually played with family and friends - and more often during the festive period. There might be a few empty seats at the dining table this year, but it shouldn’t stop you from engaging in some games that can produce some much-needed drama and excitement. Handmade from Sycamore wood Larusmiani's Royale Les Eaux poker set will certainly indulge your 007 fantasies. Purdey’s Backgammon set is a luxurious means of entertainment with its handcrafted red leather interior and exterior, whilst Asprey’s black Hanover chess case in saddle hide is a suitable present for the cunning chess players in your friend circuit.

        A little like watches, cufflinks are a meaningful gift. Cufflinks really come into their own as a gift when they comprise uncommon attributes attesting to the very best of craft. In sculptural and geometric forms and made in sterling silver with 24-carat overlay, Josef Koppmann’s cufflinks are a great example of quality and cut being unique. In a more antiquated style but no less luxurious, Elizabeth Gage’s selection comprises some stunning pieces.

          It might not be a regular thing delving into your drink’s cabinet, but nonetheless its always handy to have a well-prepared set up, which includes apparatus attesting to the finer qualities of drinking. Asprey’s sterling silver stag head champagne cooler, certainly shows you mean business, whilst some Louis XIII Cognac is always a welcome offering.



            Freddie Anderson


            December 2020


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