13 Unique Gifts from Around the World
Sometimes the best approach is to “go big or go home” (especially when it comes to gifting those recipients with a taste for the finer things in life). Here, 13 luxury items—sourced from around the globe—that’ll impress even the most discerning shopper.
Italian Leather Tote Bag
This family-owned Italian company recently celebrated its centennial by releasing a collection of richly colored totes. Psst, Barney’s is the only place in the United States where you can get your hands on one of these delicious bags.
Shop this gift: Fontana Milano ($2,240)
Belgian Chocolate Centerpiece
Coming to you straight from a haute chocolatier in Belgium that prides itself on sculptural centerpieces. The sweet piece of astrological decor (crafted with white chocolate, dark chocolate, truffles and pralines) is perfect for any recipient who’s committed to her horoscopes (and eating her way through them).
Shop this gift: Pierre Marcolini ($154)
My Burberry Black Parfum
Take them back to the smell of a London garden amidst a gathering storm with the British brand’s captivating scent. Fusing jasmine, peach nectar and rich amber patchouli with a heart of rose, the fragrance is sure to be as timeless as the iconic Burberry trench itself. P.S. Don’t forget to add their monogram to the bottle to really seal the deal.
Shop this gift: Burberry (from $72)
Indian Lapis Cheese Board
Accented with Swarovski crystals, this ridiculously lavish cheese board is made in India using a special metalworking technique. It’s also handmade, so no two pieces are alike.
Shop this gift: Michael Aram ($850)
Colombian Beaded Drop Earrings
Crafted in Colombia, these stunners are wrapped in gold silk threads and embellished with crystal beading. Don’t worry—they’re much lighter than they appear, so let the holiday dancing commence.
Shop this gift: Bibi Marni ($325)
French Wine Subscription
Two bottles are shipped every other month, straight from the three Louis Latour wine domains in Burgundy. These are exclusive and not available at your average wine shops (in other words, they fancy).
Shop this gift: Burgundy & Beyond ($250 per shipment)
English Silk Pajamas
Coco Chanel and the opulent 1920s inspired these smooth, silky pajamas made by high-end English designer Olivia von Halle. The mother-of-pearl buttons are a delicate finish any lady will revel (and sleep well) in.
Shop this gift: Olivia von Halle ($485)
Spanish Bone-In Jamón
A savory gift like this from one of Spain’s most highly regarded specialty stores is one that won’t soon be forgotten (or gobbled up). The flavors developed during a two-year curing process taste like something, well, straight out of Spain—perfect for the gastronome of the group.
Shop this gift: La Tienda ($995)
Austrian Glass Decanter
Created from mouth-blown glass and detailed with gold, this makes for an elegant hostess gift (that you’ll want to snag for yourself, too).
Shop this gift: Lobmeyr ($295)
Icelandic Lambswool Sweater
Those Scandinavians know how to do it right. Whether the lucky recipient is trekking through snow-covered foothills or braving a winter commute, they’ll think of you fondly.
Shop this gift: 66° North ($225)
Korean Tension Sleeping Pack
Give the gift of supple skin with a Korean beauty luxury made with wild yam and turmeric extract to brighten and nourish. She’ll be able to say “I woke up like this” in all sincerity.
Shop this gift: ID.AZ ($62)
Grecian Marble Candle
Most certainly not just another candle. It’s infused with essential oils and crafted so that the flame and the Dionysos marble cooperate to create a gorgeously subtle light show each time the candle is lit. Once the wax is gone, it makes for a lovely vase.
Shop this gift: Zeus + Dione ($297)
Scottish Luxury Hamper
Perfect for any foodie, this gift basket includes all of the best Scotland has to offer. From local produce and cheeses to classic malt whiskey and a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne, this mouthwatering hamper is the height of indulgence. Fingers crossed they’re willing to share.
Shop this gift: Scottish Hampers ($920)