What do you get the person who has everything? One of these excellent gifts below obviously. If you want to be the best giver you can be to get in with your boss, impress the in-laws, schmooze a new lover, or hey, just to get yourself something nice then look no further. Here is our guide to the best, luxury gifts in London!
Great for a best friend: Corrigan’s Mayfair
What: Luxury hampers served via personal butler
Why: Take things al fresco without the hassle of actually having to serve your own food with a luxury hamper service from Corrigan’s served by your own butler. The menu boasts of tempting options like smoked eel & pressed duck liver terrine, native lobster & citrus salad, and Irish beef carpaccio with a duck egg dressing.
Average price: £1000
Where: Hyde Park
Great for men: Royal Selangor
What: Hand crafted, designer homeware and gifts
Why: Royal Selangor is a Malaysian company who have been creating highly-skilled, hand crafted items for over 130 years and have recently made their way over to the UK to launch their flagship store. Inside you’ll find gifts galore ranging from cufflinks, tea sets, hip flasks, chess sets, decanters, tankards and much more, with the possibility of engravings to give gifts a personal touch.
Average price: £100
Where: 261 King’s Road, London SW3 5EL
Great for a partner: Skagen
What: Danish jewellery and watch brand
Why: Skagen creates beautifully designed jewellery and watches to compliment any wardrobe. The underrated brand adds a Scandinavian touch to their Westfield store with clean lines which is reflected in their collections. The watches are the real pull, offering slick, minimalistic wrist pieces that will last the test of time. Perfect for guys and gals alike, you will surely be in the good books if you pull out one of these.
Average price: £170
Where: 1175 Ariel Way, London W12 7GD
What: Luxury bespoke shoes
Why: If you are pining for that promotion or need some extra holiday days then a pair of Edward Green shoes will cement your place as number one employee. Head to the London store to have your feet measurements taken and then leave the hard work to the experts. Each pair of shoes is handmade in Northampton and if you are a regular customer they will make a wooden replica of your feet so they can make other shoes for you without having to return to the store each time. If the element of surprise is key when gift giving then you can always just pick from the premade shoes on display – just make sure to get the right shoe size first.
Average price: £750
Where: 75 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6NP
Great for a female boss: Nespresso
What: Nespresso coffee machine
Why: Because the last thing you need early morning is a grumpy boss, keep them happy and caffeine fuelled with their very own coffee machine. You never know, you might even be able to sneak a cup when they aren’t looking. The machines come in all shapes, colours and sizes but with options like ‘milk frother’ make sure you know your coffee before you try and pick one out, although the staff can always guide you in the right direction if you get stuck.
Average price: £129
Where: 163-165 Brompton Road, London SW3 1PY
Great for family: YUYU Bottles
What: Cashmere hot water bottles
Why: Water bottles are out, YUYU bottles are in. These cylindrical shaped heaters are adorned in 100% grade A Inner Mongolian cashmere covers in a variety of attractive colours, sealed with mother of pearl buttons and then to save any fiddly wrapping already come presented in a luxury box. The tubular shape means you are warmed head to toe and yet takes no more water to fill than a regular bottle. The YUYU Bottle has cleverly designed bumps on the surface of the rubber, helping to trap air beneath the fabric and helping to prolong the warmth – meaning if you take this guy to bed warm, you’ll be waking up warm too.
Average price: £159