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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: The Best Ideas in Every Shade of Red

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of red

Looking for a stand-out luxury Christmas or holiday gift for someone whose favorite color is red? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated our Christmas and holiday gift guide for 2021 with the best ideas for luxury gifts in every favorite shade of the color red for her, him and them.

why have a holiday gift guide all in one color?

Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we’ve created curated lists of all-of-a-color luxury items and experiences for those who love a particular hue – or whose gift recipients do.

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Why? Because for starters, it’s an easier way to shop. Your eye can focus on just one shade in the visual cacophony at retail, or you can more easily search for ideas online. Second, when the presents are open, everything looks great together! What could be better for Insta Stories? Finally, it’s just fun for someone who loves color, and shopping, and whimsy (that would be us). ‘Cause why not?

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of red

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red.

we love the color red for luxury holiday gifts

A luxury holiday gift guide centered around the color red? Before you roll your eyes, or dismiss the notion as too on the nose, consider the positives of this approach. Red brings the drama! It’s an intense and confident color that demands to be noticed.

It’s no wonder that red is the chosen color of the logos and the DNA of many luxury brands: Cartier, Christian Louboutin, Comme des Garcons, Ferrari, Baccarat, and Valentino. It’s an immediate statement of elegance and prestige.

One of the most intriguing aspects about the color red is its complexity – representing the most powerful human experiences and themes on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of red

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red.

On one side, there’s the Devil, anger, violence, blood and danger. On the other, there’s Cupid, passionate love, romance and optimism. “You’re the apple of my eye.” And even innocence- “Life is like a bowl of cherries.” Yet, both are united by the feelings of excitement that they illicit in the viewer. The eyes widen. The pulse quickens. And cheeks flush. It’s just the type of reaction you want to provoke when your recipient opens your gift.

In addition, red has good karma when used properly, as in home décor. Scarlet hues can energize and warm up the home. After all, in Feng Shui, red is the color of the Fire element, which has the characteristics of creativity, passion and fun.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Ideas in Every Favorite Shade of Red

With that in mind, here’s our Christmas and holiday gift guide for 2021 with the best ideas for luxury gifts in every shade of the color red. Scarlet, crimson, poppy, or maroon, there’s a red gift out there’s perfect to give this holiday 2021.

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red.

1. Cartier Ballon Bleu watch with burgundy strap.

If you want to go big, consider a classic watch from Cartier, like this Ballon Bleu de Cartier. It’s name comes from the notion that it “floats like a balloon.” We’re pretty sure it would make our spirits rise if we found one in our stocking this year. The watch features an 18K rose gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The fluted crown is set with a sapphire cabochon, and the strap is made of “burgundy alligator leather.”

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red

 

BUY NOW: $20,000.

2. Christian Louboutin Cabarock tote.

Red is by far the most popular color in the pantheon of bags from Christian Louboutin. Why are we not surprised? So, if you want to nab one for your special someone, maybe act now. We love the size and style of this vibrant Cabarock tote.

It’s designed to hold a 13-inch laptop, features a zipped pocket for easy access to essentials, and fastens with a security hook. An excellent way to feel like a boss all day long . . .

guide to best Christmas holiday gifts in every favorite shade of red for her, him and them

BUY NOW: $1,490.

3. Smith & Cult Nail Polish

Smith & Cult’s non-toxic nail polishes come in a variety of alluring reds with fantastic names, including “Poppy Papi”, “Kundalini Hustle” and “Suburban Warrior.” They’re vegan, cruelty-free and 8-free formula. And we love their mission statement: Go easy on the planet, go hard on nail art.

BUY NOW: $18.

4. Tom Ford Lost Cherry perfume

Tom Ford captures red’s lusciousness in his eau de parfum, Lost Cherry: the scent is sweet and tart, with floral notes of Turkish Rose and Jasmine Sambac.

guide to best Christmas holiday gifts in every favorite shade of red for her, him and them

BUY NOW: $334.99.

5. Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum is a timeless fragrance, made in France. It has notes of amber, florals and woody elements and promises a “sensory adventure” for all who wear it..

BUY NOW: $325.

6. Valentino Garavani Rockstud Bracelet.

This cherry-colored Rockstud bracelet is the latest addition to the iconic collection; it’s totally on trend with its macramé, just home from summer camp look (it’s made from waxed cotton). Consider it the most luxe possible version of a friendship bracelet, and gift accordingly.

 

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red

 

 

BUY NOW: $390.

7. Isabel Marant heart polished metal earrings.

Isabel Marant says she was inspired by ’80s style when she crafted these polished metal earrings. So. Cute.

BUY NOW: $365.

8. Rimowa Essential Cabin-Sized Roller Bag.

Someday we’ll be able to travel the world carefree. But in the meantime, a weekend away or a domestic vacation will feel more festive with the right luggage. Like this this cherry-red Rimowa Essential Cabin-sized roller bag.

BUY NOW: $720.

9. Manducka Pro Yoga Mat.

Yogis can shake up the soft, muted tones in their studio with Manduka’s Pro Yoga Mat in a dark and comforting red named “Verve.”

 

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red

 

BUY NOW: $120.

10. Raey Slim Wool Scarf.

This timeless Raey red scarf is crafted from a soft blend of wool and cashmere. It’s made in Italy with a slim silhouette outlined with fringed edges.

Our Christmas holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of red for 2021

BUY NOW: $108.

11. ban.do passport holder.

A jaunty red passport cover, like this will generate lots of dramatic entrances to new countries – or a grand return to favorite places.

BUY NOW: $24.95.

12. DuPuis Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.

Nothing like a good glass of red at the holidays, right? Our favorite go-to Pinot Noir is from California’s DuPuis Winery. Renowned winemaker Wells Guthrie showcases the distinct terroirs of the Anderson Valley. In addition to the estate vineyard, he purchases fruit from some of the top organically farmed sites in the area, such as Wendling, Abel, and Ferrington. Pro tip: purchase a few for your gift recipient – and an equal number for yourself.

Our 2021 luxury Christmas and holiday gift guide of the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red

BUY NOW: $55.99.

13. Baccarat Champagne Glasses.

These clear and red crystal Flutissimo champagne glasses are part of Baccarat’s Mille Nuits collection. The clean lines and vibrant colors make this a perfect festive gift, alone or accompanied by a nice bottle of bubbly.

 

BUY NOW: $600 for a set of 2.

14. Lord Jones + Standard Hotels CBD Gumdrops.

These blood-orange CBD gumdrops are handmade in small batches, the product of a collab between the Standard Hotels and CBD product brand Lord Jones. “Tangy, sweet and citrus-zested,” each gumdrop is infused with 20 mg of broad spectrum hemp-derived CBD.

guide to best Christmas holiday gifts in every favorite shade of red for her, him and them

BUY NOW: $50.

15. Make My Cake Red Velvet Cake.

If your gift recipient loves cake (and who doesn’t?), consider the gift of one of Make My Cake’s award winning Red Velvet Cake. It was voted #1 by the New York Times – so who are we to question it?

BUY NOW: Price depends on size of cake.

16. Formula 1: The Impossible Collection.

Luxury publisher Assouline is the best place to find a show-stopping coffee table book as a gift. This holiday season, celebrate the color red and also the thrill of the speedway with their new volume, Formula 1: The Impossible Collection.

BUY NOW: $995.

17. Dior 30 Montaigne Puzzle.

This new 1,000-piece puzzle from the house of Dior portrays the brand’s iconic 30 Avenue Montaigne boutique in the heart of Paris. It comes in other colorways, but our favorite is this one: the Toile de Jouy pattern designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri in red.

Christmas and holiday gift guide for 2021 with the best ideas for luxury gifts in every shade of the color red for her, him and them.

BUY NOW: $260.

18. Dior Carafe 7 Jules Sandeau, Flower.

This lush, romantic carafe is new this season from Dior Home. Christian Dior described falling in love at first sight with the apartment he vowed to purchase at 7 Boulevard Jules Sandeau in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Designer Cordelia de Castellane takes her inspiration from this address – and from its wallpaper, adorned with flowers and birds – for this lovely addition to the tabletop.

BUY NOW: $490.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Luxury Gifts in Every Favorite Shade of Red

That’s it!  Our Christmas and winter holiday gift guide with the best gifts in every favorite shade of the color red for her, him and them. With all of red’s positive connotations of elegance, authority and passion, any of these would make for a gift that won’t soon be forgotten. Are you in on this red revolution, dear reader?

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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