In the depths of winter, many of us are dreaming of flowers. And gardens. And greenery of all kinds. If you have someone who fits that description on your gift list this holiday, read on. We’ve rounded up the best garden-inspired luxury Christmas gifts this year. There’s something here for everyone.
what are the best garden-inspired luxury Christmas gifts this year?
How does their garden grow? We’re sharing 21 botanical, floral, greenery-inspired luxury gifts. From live plants to a dapper boutonnière, we hope one of these will be perfect for someone on your list.
1. leather oragami flowers
Louis Vuitton’s new Petite Objets Nomades collection includes Origami Flowers designed by the multidisciplinary studio Atelier Oï. They offer a new interpretation of the art of paper folding – artisans cut simple, graceful blossoms from supple leather in four different shapes.
2. a floral hair tie
Jennifer Behr’s hair tie is handcrafted from enamel to resemble a buttercup – the brand’s favorite flower – and is dotted with crystals in a gold-tone setting. It’ll secure both low ponytails and top knots.
3. a silk scarf
Gucci’s collections often reference floral patterns, and Resort 2019 is no exception. Multiple models wore retro-inflected silk scarves on the runway. This ivory-white and pink iteration cites the show’s setting in Arles, France. It’s crafted in Italy with stitched edges and features a graphic floral print with yellow accents. Perfect for the office or on the weekend, tied to a handbag or worn as a scarf.
4. an indoor hydroponic garden
Opcom’s GrowWall 2G is perfect for growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs at home. Its built-in fan helps purify the surrounding air, too.
5. a cocktail ring
The house of Dior created the Diorette collection as an ode to the flowers and bucolic setting of Christian Dior’s garden in Milly-la-Forêt. This white gold ring is made of diamonds with pink and yellow sapphires, aquamarine, amethyst, and Tsavorite garnet.
6. faux florals from a new york designer
New York City-based floral designer Marisa Competello, a former fashion stylist, brings her artistic modern eye to dried and faux botanicals. For the holiday season, she’s partnering with West Elm to create dramatic sculptural arrangements, like this Metaflora Faux Banana Leaf + Protea Bouquet.
7. a fur-trimmed floral ski jacket
This Altes jacket from 3 MONCLER GRENOBLE makes a strong statement. It features an abstract botanical-themed print, rendered in rich blue and green tones that stand out neatly against the piece’s ivory base. Plush lamb fur and shearling trim surround the collar.
8. a floral clutch
Sarah Burton draws inspiration from nature for Alexander McQueen’s Resort 2019 collection, including this white leather Knuckle clutch. It’s made of leather with a tapestry-style floral embroidery, and is accented with a gold-tone metal frame topped with crystal and faux-pearls on a knuckle duster-inspired handle.
9. a sterling silver greenhouse
Tiffany & Co’s Everyday Objects sterling silver greenhouse is made of solid sterling silver, copper and glass. Craftsmen hand-assemble the structures over the course of nine months; it takes nearly 1,000 hours to complete each one.
10. a backgammon set
London-based designer Alexandra Llewellyn creates backgammon boards and custom-made game tables. Handmade in the UK, the blue Tulip Backgammon Board is a Moda Operandi exclusive. It’s crafted from olive wood and decorated with a photographic tulip and finished with hand-applied lacquer. The playing pieces are white jasper encased in polished brass and gold.
11. a porcelain floral arrangement
Vladimir Kanevsky creates bespoke artistic botanical arrangements. The former architect was born in Ukraine and is now based in the US. He crafts intricate floral sculptures with incredible attention to detail, to great acclaim. His work was displayed at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg last year. Kanevsky custom-makes each of his bouquets by hand. The flowers are made of porcelain, and the leaves and stems are made of painted copper. Prices for a small potted arrangement start at about $4,000.
12. new coffee table books about flowers
So many books, so little time. You might consider The Flower Color Guide by Darroch and Michael Putnam of New York floral shop Putnam and Putnam.
Or perhaps Martha Stewart’s guide, published earlier this year, Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying. It’s her 90th full-length book, and she shares tips for growing and arranging blooms. $45
The garden-loving gift recipient who’s also passionate about sustainability will love Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens by landscape designer Daniel Nolan. He defies climate challenges to create lush gardens in even the most water-starved (or water-conserving) areas.
13. a fresh potted plant
Rebecca Bullene’s botanic design company, Greenery NYC, has launched an online store with local delivery of a curated selection of potted plants within 24 hours. Bullene once worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and her e-shop is organized by the light and maintenance needs of each plant. For instance, ZZ plants ($11 to $285) are tough enough to survive even in a dim apartment with with unpredictable heat. You can also add a cool vase from her design-driven offerings.
14. a floral fragrance
This fragrance from Maison Francis Kurkdjian has woody notes from Jamaica’s Amyris tree and floral notes of Florentine Iris. Cooling Haitian vetiver and Californian orange give the scent an earthy base.
15. a floral suitcase
Gucci has teamed up with luxury luggage company Globe-Trotter to design this retro floral carry-on bag.
16. a fresh Vogue-approved bouquet
Urban Stems x Vogue is a collaboration to design unique seasonal floral arrangements that can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States.
17. Aerin Lauder x Williams Sonoma Tableware
For the newest iteration of her Williams Sonoma collaboration, Aerin Lauder turned to Swiss chalet holiday tradition for inspiration. The festive colors make these salad plates perfect for winter entertaining, yet versatile enough to transition into spring and summer.
18. a pair of botanical-inspired earrings
Bottega Veneta’s silver floral-drop earrings feel both elegant and contemporary. They’re made in Italy with a curved Intrecciato-engraved hook fastening, and set with a selection of brown, pink, purple and red cubic zirconia crystals arranged in a botanical motif. They’d be perfect with winter white apparel.
19. a journal with a designer floral cover
Dior’s large Toile de Jouy notebook in red and white conveys the lush wildness of a garden even in the depths of winter. Keeping a journal is known to have tangible health benefits, so this could be considered as two gifts in one.
20. a gentleman’s boutonnière
Occasionally, a gentleman prefers to wear a boutonnière in lieu of a pocket square. Cary Grant was known for wearing one regularly. Charvet, the French shirtmaker and tailor, creates boutonnière made of silk twill hand-rolled into a rosebud swirl. While charming, a fresh-flower boutonnière has a limited lifespan. No wilting petals here. This Charvet boutonnière is made in France, and is available now at Mr. Porter.
21. a crystal vase
Asprey’s hand-carved studio lead-free glass vases are available in four versions – one for each of the four seasons. For this gift list, we felt that the fresh green of spring was the clear winner. Height – 19cm / 7.5″. Diameter at widest point – 15cm / 5.9″.
There you have it. 21 of the best garden-inspired luxury Christmas gifts this year.
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We hope these will inspire you to give a gift that reminds all of us that spring will come again. And soon. Happy gifting!
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