What are the best sophisticated expensive luxury gifts to give this year? Our holiday luxury gift shop is filled with ideas on the best sophisticated, expensive and fancy gifts for her that are totally worth the splurge. Looking to splurge on an unforgettable holiday luxury gift for the top women on your list, including your wife, life partner, girlfriend, daughter, mother or best friend? The search is over.
gifting season is upon us!
It’s that time of year… when everyone keeps using the phrase, “It’s that time of year.”
For those of us correspondents who do the hard work of covering luxury fashion and lifestyle all year, this is The Moment. The culmination of seeing, researching, and sampling all the latest and greatest products the year has had to offer. So while it’s “that time of year” to start your holiday shopping, it’s our time to recommend all of our favorite things. And yes, it’s just as much fun as it sounds!
For our holiday luxury gift shop of the best gifts for her in 2023, we’ve covered all the bases. From heirloom jewelry to offbeat finds in home décor to cozy fashion accessories and wellness gadgets, we’ve chosen the best of the best. There’s also the occasional outrageous find, just to indulge our inner child’s holiday wonder.
remember: the best holiday luxury gift for a woman isn’t (necessarily) the most expensive one
It’s not all about extravagance (although that’s a perfectly fine choice if your budget allows it). It’s about finding that special something that she never knew she needed in her life. But it could also just as easily be something that she’d never get for herself, but you know she deserves. Whether it’s practical or totally whimsical, the common thread is that it becomes a source of joy and delight in her life.
the holiday luxury gift shop: the 25 best for her in 2023
We’ve scoured the shops to bring you chic holiday luxury gif ideas sure to impress the special and discerning woman in your life. Wife, Sister, Mother-in-law, Boss, Friend or Frenemy – this is what stylish women with impeccable taste want as gifts right now.
1. jenni kayne winter white sweater.
The winter white sweater is a closet staple that never goes out of style. This softer-than-soft cotton cable cardigan feels like a warm hug. And its loose and chunky pattern is fashionably slouchy with a timeless appeal.
BUY NOW: $375.00.
2. negative pajama set.
For an article of clothing that barely sees the light of day, we can be quite particular about our sleepwear. This shirt and jogger set is made from an alternative silk (read: machine washable) that drapes and fits like a dream.
BUY NOW: $250.00.
3. cece jewellery signet ring.
The archetypal imagery found in art historian turned jeweler, Cece Fein Hughes’ collections have a story book and ethereal quality rooted in heirloom craftsmanship. Each zodiac ring is hand engraved and then hand painted by British artisans using fire and crushed glass while pearl and diamond embellishments set the final miniature scene.
BUY NOW: $3,900.00.
4. theraface pro message device.
For women who crave pampering but don’t have the time to go to the spa every week, this relaxing facial massage device helps reduce tension and relax facial muscles with the technology behind Theragun percussive therapy. With additional skin-toning microcurrent and rejuvenating light therapy capabilities, it’s a mult-tasking wonder, just like her. BUY NOW: $399.00.
5. steele canvas waterproof beach tote.
She may have her LVs and Goyards but this is one tote she won’t have to be too precious about. Waterproof and tear-resistant, its utilitarian good looks are perfect for grocery trips to seaside adventures.
BUY NOW: $76.00.
6. meditation cushions.
The queen in your life deserves a throne. And what better one than this memory gel-infused meditation mat and pillow where she can clear her mind and plot her next moves?
BUY NOW: $298.00.
7. canon selphy wireless photo printer.
She’s never going to get the thousands of photos off her phone without an intervention. This wireless printer is the one recommended by Wirecutter for the best photo quality in a 4 x 6 size. Present it with some beautiful frames and you’ve got yourself a winning combo of a practical and sentimental gift.
BUY NOW: $119.00.
8. tekla bathrobe.
The good news is that she’ll never want to take off this cuddly and cozy terry robe. The bad news is that she might cancel on plans to stay in it all day.
BUY NOW: $160.00.
9. kelly wearstler x rotganzen disco ball.
For the cheeky, fun-loving and maximalist-minded women in your life, consider this Dali-esque melting disco ball from the mind of the glamorous interior designer, Kelly Wearstler. Made in collaboration with Dutch creative collective Rotganzen, it’s the only conversation piece she’ll ever need.
BUY NOW: $16,000.00.
10. anya hindmarch luggage.
Whether she’s Type A or prefers to embrace the chaos of the universe, this TSA-approved carry-on will be her favorite travel companion. The exterior zip pockets are labeled for liquids, essentials, cables, and technology– genius!
BUY NOW: $2,562.00.
11. higherdose infared mat.
Consider this a charging station for the modern woman. This magical mat is designed with infrared heat, pulsed electromagnetic fields, and layers of amethyst and tourmaline so she can recharge her batteries.
BUY NOW: $699.00.
12. compares gourmet chocolate-covered fruit.
Luxury in every bite for over 75 years, Compartés gourmet chocolates are made from scratch by hand every day by a small team of chocolatiers and chocolate artists in their Los Angeles chocolate kitchen. This gorgeous box showcases a selection of chocolate-dipped apricot, pineapple, orange, peach, pears, dates and more.
BUY NOW: $67.95.
13. replica fragrance coffret set.
Inspired by life’s precious moments, there’s sure to be a fragrance in this Maison Margiela set that evokes a favorite memory. From crisp walks on the beach to mysterious sultry nights at a jazz club, we’re all about gifting a luxurious, immersive experience.
BUY NOW: $75.00.
14. seletti “lipstick” mirror.
Kitschy and fun, this mirror is sure to bring a smile to her face upon unwrapping – and every day after when she perfects her pout.
BUY NOW: $520.00.
15. matouk luxury fitted sheet.
Widely regarded as one of the most luxurious sheets on the market, this 500-thread count Egyptian Cotton Percale sheet will make her bedroom feel like a 5-star hotel. The artsy Ikat-inspired pattern adds a dose of character while maintaining a subdued and relaxed vibe.
BUY NOW: $324.00.
16. breville bambino plus espresso machine.
Level up her caffeine game with this best-reviewed machine that delivers professional results at home in a compact footprint. Each cup is consistent and balanced for full flavor while the automatic steam wand allows for custom milk temperature and texture with barista-quality foam.
BUY NOW: $499.95.
17. koio sneakers in white.
For the woman on-the-go, these sleek and minimalist sneakers crafted from Italian leather and detailed with buttery light-grey suede will take her from school drop-offs to dinner with friends. A favorite of multi-hyphenate celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba, you know they stand up to the test.
BUY NOW: $250.75.
18. masterclass course.
For lifelong learners who are always quoting something from their latest read, this experiential gift is like a classroom but better. Choose from over 1,000 classes taught by luminaries in the field including photography, tennis, investing in the stock market, and more.
BUY NOW: starting at $10 per month.
19. the well-appointed house diamond towel set.
A set of towels might not be the most wow-worthy gift but if she’s a mom who has to share hers with the rest of the family (including pets), then this gift will be a luxury indeed. The diamond pattern is fresh and elegant and it’s made from plush, 100% long-staple cotton imported from Turkey.
BUY NOW: from $180.00.
20. corvo ekg electric kettle.
This do-it-all kettle brews tea and coffee all in a Scandi-chic package that will elevate any kitchen countertop. Just set the temp you need and voila!
BUY NOW: $195.00.
21. olivia von halle velvet slippers.
These aren’t your grandma’s old house slippers. Only velvet with ostrich feather trim will do for her fancy feet. The only thing better is a long foot massage.
BUY NOW: $745.00.
22. galaxies: birth and destiny of our universe book.
An unexpected coffee table book that she’ll be proud to display, this one is truly awe-inspiring. Featuring the most recent and best images, Galaxies is replete with stunning photographs from more than 30 of the world’s largest ground-based telescopes.
BUY NOW: $49.95.
23. pent. walnut and stainless steel kettleball.
Fitness gifts must be given with caution. No more “Peloton Mom” situations, people! But in this instance, we think you’ll be forgiven for any potential faux-pas. Handcrafted in handsome walnut and steel, you can always pass this kettlebell off as a piece of modern sculpture.
BUY NOW: $665.00.
24. liberty paint-by-numbers kit.
Think of this painting-by-numbers-kit featuring Liberty’s famous florals as an adult coloring book upgrade. For women with an artistic side or for those who just need to slow down, this set will bring hours of calm and joy.
BUY NOW: $34.00.
25. somm select wine subscription.
A great glass of wine goes with anything. This wine club lets her explore the world, four bottles at a time. Equally suited for the curious connoisseur and the adventurous novice, each shipment comes with an expertly prepared tasting booklet.
BUY NOW: $128.00.
holiday luxury gift shop 2023: the best gifts for her worth the splurge
That’s our curated holiday luxury gift shop with the best sophisticated, expensive and fancy gifts for her that are totally worth the splurge.
‘Tis the season to shower the incredible females in our lives with the best of the best. And if something here resonates with you, just forward it along to your loved ones, with some subtle (or not-so-subtle) hints! Happy holidays, dear reader.