When you have a whole list of people to shop for, splurging on everyone is out of the question. But there’s always one special person you can’t help but treat to a luxury gift—and that’s where this gift guide comes into play. From the most beautiful handbag we’ve ever seen to a perfume loved by Kate Bosworth, here are 25 of the most amazing big-ticket items for gifting in 2021.
The 25 Most Splurge-Worthy Gifts of 2021 (You’ve Got to See This $3K Clutch)
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1. Canada Goose Ellison Packable Down Jacket
If you're gifting to an East Coaster or Midwesterner, odds are they have some brutal winters. These jackets are known for packing in the heat to keep the wearer nice and toasty. Unlike other winter jackets, this one has underarm gussets to increase mobility so nobody will feel like a stuffed sausage. If that isn't a five-star gift, we don't know what is.
2. Byredo Gypsy Water Eau De Parfum
Kate Bosworth swears by this perfume, and we have to agree. The intoxicating fresh scent has notes of bergamot, juniper, amber and vanilla so it's equal parts sweet and soft.
3. Saint Laurent Wyatt Chelsea Boot
The thing is, guys appreciate a new pair of shoes just as much as the next girl. And it almost counts for more, because he'll be loyal to those boots until they're worn into the ground. This Italian-made Saint Laurent pair is up for the challenge, thanks to classic minimalist detailing and pull-on fit that can be styled with everything in his closet, from now until spring.
5. Dyson Corrale Straightener
We’re still big fans of Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer and Airwrap device, but this shiny new tool has our attention for holiday. It’s the only straightener with flexing plates that gather hair neatly together on each pass—no more wielding both a brush and a flat iron to get stick-straight locks. This also means you don’t have to go over it as many times, so there’s less damage, reduced frizz and fewer flyaways.
7. Saint Laurent Medium Loulou Chain Bag
These Saint Laurent bags are a big hit (especially with the influencers). We are *loving* the suede tan for a seasonal option as opposed to the very popular black option. If you're someone who likes to switch up your bag for chilly weather, this one will get you through fall and winter.
9. La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream
Celebs and beauty editors around the world can’t get enough of this luxury face cream. How is it different from everything else out there, you ask? The nutrient-rich Miracle Broth is said to deeply moisturize and renew for a smooth and youthful glow. The cream is celeb-loved by Beyonce, Blake Lively and other fabulous women.
10. Dr. Dennis Gross Drx Spectralite Faceware Pro
This trendy device was inspired by Dr. Gross’, cancer researcher and leading dermatologist, in-office light therapy treatment. If you have a skincare fanatic in your life, they're going to love blasting the bacteria off their face with this beloved tool.
11. Gray Malin Positano Triptych
Physical traveling is out of the question, but no one ever put restrictions on day dreaming of a vacation to Positano, did they? This triptych features all the most nostalgic memories of the Italian Riviera, including retro-vintage beach umbrellas, colorful cliffside homes and the crystal-clear Tyrrhenian Sea. Each print feels special on its own, but the real magic is when they're viewed side-by-side. We think this will do just fine until we can board a real-life plane to Naples.
14. David Yurman Madison Chain Medium Bracelet
Chain link bracelets are all the rage right now, and we are loving the one gold link to make this bracelet compatible with gold or silver jewelry. If you love the bracelet but wish it was all silver, don't worry they have that, too.
16. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
This famous cream went viral for a reason. It's amassed a large amount of customers who claim its effects smooth their skin and help decrease the appearance of fine lines. Grab this cream for your mom or sister so they can reap the anti-aging benefits.
19. Tumi 19 Degrees Aluminum International Carry-on
We all have an over-packer in our families, which means they need a suitcase with room to expand so they can fit that extra pair of boots for Christmas. Nobody has time to check a full piece of luggage, so this carry-on piece is ideal for their travel needs.
20. Diptyque Gold Candle Holder
You can only buy someone so many candles. But this bronze holder is a completely different story. Designed in collaboration with artist Osanna Visconti, it was specifically created to cradle a 190g Diptyque candle, turning it into a piece of functional art.
21. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Pouch
If you’re buying a gift for a handbag afficionado, they probably already have all the practical black and brown leather styles their heart desires. But this intricate, handwoven red clutch from Bottega Veneta is just the thing to knock their socks off. It’s handcrafted in Italy of Nappa lambskin leather and features a slouchy silhouette that holds all the essentials (phone, cards, lipstick, mask, etc.) with a flat base that helps keep it from tipping over when it's set down.
22. Jura E6 Automatic Coffee Machine
Keurigs are great and all, but true coffee experts need to bring in the big guns for their java fix. This state-of-the-art machine features eight intensity levels, high-tech extraction technology and it even connects to the Jura app, so he can customize his cup without getting off the couch. Now, if only it could deliver that flat white to the coffee table…
23. Lagos Smart Caviar Sterling Silver Link Band For Apple Watch
The daily debate: To wear the Apple Watch or trade it for a classic timepiece? This sterling silver link band, with LAGOS’s signature caviar beading, makes it so they never have to choose. It’s all the convenience of a smart watch with the style of a luxe link band.
24. Vitamix 6500 Blender
Chances are, your favorite culinary master already has the essentials (ahem, Kitchenaid stand mixer). But even if they already own a blender, nothing compares to this 10-speed Vitamix. This high-tech model fits a powerful motor into a compact design, so it won’t take up the whole countertop while blending smoothies, nut butters, soups and more to perfection.
25. Frette Hotel Classic Sheet Set – Queen
There’s nothing quite like falling into a fluffy hotel bed, wrapped in perfectly crisp percale sheets. And since jetting off to a five-star resort in Paris is probably off the table this year, get your favorite travel partner the next best thing: These Italian-made sheets that can be found in many of the world’s top hotels.