Christmas has crept up on us once again – not sure what to get the person who has everything? Signature Luxury Travel & Style has done the heavy lifting for you with our definitive Christmas gift guide.
Andy Williams captured the feeling of the Christmas season when he carolled it was “the most wonderful time of the year.” Catch-ups with friends, end-of-year festivities, lavish Christmas lunch spreads and overeating and drinking bring us immense joy.
However, when it comes to the part where we find ourselves trying to find the perfect present for our loved ones, we’re not filled with as much joy. The stress of trying to outdo our gifts from the year before can take away from the Christmas spirit.
Signature Luxury Travel & Style has compiled an exhaustive Christmas gift guide so that you are sure to exceed the expectations of everyone – even the friend that already has everything.
For the boating enthusiast: Castlerock Carbon Cat
If you know someone that appreciates quality, performance and looking good on the water, the Castlerock Carbon Cat is undoubtedly on their Christmas wish list. Australian designed and built, the rigid bottom inflatable boat is bringing innovation to the boating world. It’s the brainchild of Dan Oatley, a member of one of Australia’s most well-known boating families, so you could say he knows a thing or two about RIBs.
Powered by a Mercury four-stroke 115hp Pro XS outboard, the Castlerock Carbon Cat cruises comfortably at 45 knots and has a top speed of 65 knots. The 5.3-meter-long cat ticks every box when it comes to recreational boating. It’s already been dubbed “the Ferrari of RIBs”. This Christmas gift guide selection will bring your family a summer spent on the water wakeboarding, racing and spearfishing.
RRP starting at $70k AUD
For the nature lover: Luxury Getaway at Marramarra Lodge
Nestled among Australian bushland on the Hawkesbury River, Marramarra Lodge is the ultimate nature experience. Its secluded location at Fisherman’s Point across from Bar Island gives the luxury lodge an island-like feel. While the surrounding Marramarra National Park enhances the wilderness escape. Choose from two accommodation styles – the Peninsula Tent or the Hawkesbury Bungalow – both with unrivalled water views.
There is no better gift for the couple that loves to immerse themselves in nature than an all-inclusive adults-only stay at Marramarra Lodge. With complimentary kayaks, canoes, exclusive boat access, they won’t be short of a nature adventure. The Marramarra Lodge experience isn’t limited to the outdoors. Guests can also take part in local pearl farm tours, a helicopter ride to the Hunter Valley for lunch and wine tasting and a botanical gin distillery daytrip.
Overnight rates start from $1,495 per night for two people, with all-inclusive meals.
For the lover of fine things: Giardini Segreti Ring by Pasquale Bruni
Inspired by the secret gardens of Milan the Giardini Segreti ring by Pasquale Bruni is a tribute to the female soul. Crafted in 18k Rose Gold with White and and Champagne Diamonds, it is the perfect Christmas gift to show admiration for the ladies in your life. Five dazzling leaves bring nature alive on the hands of the woman that wears them. While the combination of diamonds, white or champagne, and golden curves create an exquisite light that will catch the eye. The seductive collection offers a matching bracelet, necklace and earrings, all which follow the lines of the body in champagne shimmer.
For the whisky buff: Morris Australian Single Malt Signature Whisky
Crafted by whisky experts, this Christmas gift guide selection is one you will be pouring more than one glass of. The Morris Australian Single Malt Signature Whisky shows bright topaz hues on appearance. And in the spirit of Christmas, it has a flavour profile of macerated black cherry and biscuit. The zest of marmalade jam and lingering cocoa balance out the dark-berry notes. The Signature Whisky is finished in a combination of Morris fortified barrels that have housed some of the world’s best fortified wines. That’s something we’re more than happy to clink our glasses to this Christmas.
For the budding mixologist: The Bartesian Cocktail Maker
Here’s a Christmas gift guide selection that will pay off just as much for the gifter as the giftee. The Bartesian Cocktail Maker pours premium drinks that you would expect from a top-end cocktail lounge. All at the touch of a button. Sip on a potent low-calorie, Margarita an Amaretto Sour or even a summer mocktail.
Fill the Bartesian with your favourite brands of vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin or rum, as well as water. Then, insert your desired Bartesian cocktail capsule. These contain all the premium ingredients that you would otherwise need to purchase individually. Once the capsule is in the Bartesian, it immediately identifies the cocktail via barcode and suggests the proper glassware on the user interface touchscreen. The Bartesian is the ideal gadget for any home bar.
For the champagne aficionado: Bollinger B13 Blanc de Noirs 2013
Toast to Christmas and 2021 by raising a glass of Champagne Bollinger’s new limited edition, Bollinger B13. Characterised by freshness, the 2013 vintage has a unique flavour profile. The limited edition champagne has a gourmet flair, with flavours of tarte tatin and fresh almond. While unconventional notes of citrus and yellow fruits complement the vintage.
This vintage Blanc de Noirs champagne was created as a tribute to Bollinger’s winemaking and environmental values. The 2013 vintage faced turbulent weather conditions but despite this, Bollinger created a spectacular limited edition thanks to their ethical farming practices and undeniably high-quality grapes. To enhance the experience, B13 is presented in an eco-designed case made of 100 per cent recyclable materials.
Bollinger B13 will be available from fine wine retailers including David Jones, Qantas Wines, Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars and Kent Street Cellars.
For those you love in need of a recharge: Moonshine Women Luxury Holiday
The Embodied Package – a two-night stay perfect for best friends or mother and daughter – will house you in the beautiful Byron View Farm Cottage. The wellness getaway includes a local hamper, self-guided meals designed by Om Cade. Plus a three-hour Embodied Feminine Workshop, a 90-minute deep tissue massage, sauna access and a private yoga class. It starts from $2,263 per person. Visit their website to see their full range of packages.
For the style-conscious sun-seeker: Adrift Luxe Capri Hat by Lorna Murray
Sun-filled beach days and forty-degree scorchers are characteristic of an Australian Christmas. But the hot weather doesn’t mean you can’t still make a fashion statement. Lorna Murray’s Adrift Luxe Capri Hat shows exactly how style and sun safety can coexist. The Capri Hat features a colour palette of earthy tones including chocolate, aqua, indigo, scarlet, milk-white and charcoal threads. Silver-metallic threads are intricately woven in a striped pattern with tan-coloured fabric trimming. The distinctive design still puts functionality at the forefront. A mid-length brim will shield your eyes from harsh sun and you can use the optional ties for anchoring during breezes. The Capri’s sunray pleats cleverly fold like origami. This standout feature makes it easy to travel with and cemented its spot on our Christmas gift guide.
For the skincare addict: AEON Azure Regenerative Crème
Beauty comes from within but it also comes from exceptional skincare. Give the gift of confidence this Christmas with AEON Azure Regenerative Crème. The four-time award-winning regenerative crème leaves skin hydrated and full-looking while reducing signs of stress.
It uses some of Mother Nature’s most potent ingredients including Bakuchiol to reduce skin discolouration and Colloidal Gold to increase collagen production. While Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Extract stops the harmful effects of free radicals that damage and degrade skin. The combination of ingredients is ideal for all skin types especially those with tired, dull or ageing skin.
For the well-dressed wine connoisseur: Grape and Vine Leaf Cufflinks by Winmark Wines
Make Christmas Day a memorable one with a gift that will surprise – cufflinks from vigneron, Karin Adcock. The former founder of Pandora Australia purchased Winmark Wines in 2016. Her passion for wine and fine jewellery culminated in the design of the Grape and Vine Leaf Cufflinks. The sterling silver pieces are produced to perfection in hand-cast blocks. Winmark Wines collaborated with TuaMea jewellery to create a striking design that lets the wearer make a subtle nod to their passion for wine.
For the fashionista: Double C De Cartier Chain Bag
For the fashion-loving friend that needs a bag to accessorise every outfit. The Double C De Cartier Chain Bag is a timeless piece that is golden embossed with the “Cartier” Signature inside. Its cherry-red calfskin, gold enamel finish and black lambskin lining is a classic colour combination perfect for festive ensembles. This Christmas gift guide selection embodies elegance and sophistication without compromising on functionality. It features an interior compartment with a zipped pocket, a flat pocket and a signature pocket with a removable mirror. Wear the small model bag on the shoulder or cross-body for a versatile look.
For the entertainer: Uyuni Lighting flameless candles by House of Flameless
As a host you don’t want to be worrying about your table decorations causing an unwanted hazard. This is especially true on Christmas lunch tables filled with elaborate spreads. House of Flameless brings you the most authentic-looking range of flameless candles.
These stunning candles are every home stylists delight and are hand-poured from virgin paraffin wax. They feature remote enabled functionality offering multiple timer and brightness preferences so you can adjust the lighting to suit the occasion.
Flameless candles are perfect for boating & glamping, poolside and alfresco dining, nurseries and children’s areas as well as styling your entire home. With elegant collections for dining settings and homes, as well as water and UV resistant outdoor collections, the candles are the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves candlelight!
RRP starting from $29.95
For the CEO: Dell UltraSharp Webcam
With the rise of working from home, 2021 has completely transformed the way our offices operate. Gift the CEO in your life a Dell UltraSharp Webcam for the sharpest image in online meetings. This Christmas gift guide selection will elevate the quality of Zoom calls and webinars.
The 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) webcam with a large 4K Sony STARVIS™ CMOS sensor captures more light, delivering crystal-clear video and making you feel like you’re really there. With the world’s most intelligent 4K webcam, you will be the centre of the image no matter where you move. That’s all thanks to advanced AI auto framing. Plus the webcam has a magnetic attachment for effortless setup.
For the gamer: Hanover Dart Board in Lambskin by Asprey
Want to test your hand-eye coordination (in style)? Crafted from smooth black leather and featuring a lambskin exterior, this dartboard has a Palladium-finish metal framework. It’s the perfect addition to a pool room or man cave. Or simply just a fun Christmas Day activity to get the body moving after an overindulgent lunch. The sleek carbon board keeps the design classic yet contemporary. A rather luxury way to hit 180 if you ask us.
For the pet owner: Versace Barocco Print Dog Bed
If you know a pet that exudes just as much style as its owner then this is the Christmas gift guide pick for both of them. The Versace Barocco Print Dog Bed adds a dose of luxury for anyone’s four-legged best friend. Featuring the iconic black and gold baroque-pattern print, the designer dog bed makes a luxurious addition to your home interior. While the firm cushion provides a comfortable yet durable place for your pooch to curl up in.
For the jet setter: Jaguar Hard Case Large Suitcase
With travel finally back on the cards, the jet setter in your life would be itching for an overseas trip. Nothing says Merry Christmas like upgrading their travel gear with Jaguar’s Hard Case Luggage Collection. Featuring polycarbonate shells, aluminium frames, and a repeat grille pattern to the front shells for distinguished durability. The TSA-approved locks, multi-directional tour wheels and redlining with multiple storage compartments provide effortless organisation for their upcoming escape. Its sleek and modern design will have them looking every part stylish and luxurious at the boarding gates.
Jaguar accessories are sold at participating retailers, find the full list here.
For the scotch drinker: Aberfeldy 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Give the “Gift of Gold” with Aberfeldy 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The full-bodied, premium scotch whisky is golden in colour and rich in unique scents. Spices, honeyed plump fruits and tastes of syrup and vanilla fudge will envelope your senses.
The smooth golden dram of heather and honey will transport you to the Scottish Highlands. Serve it neat and raise a glass this Christmas. Or gift it to the experimental whisky lover to craft their own Aberfeldy Honey Highball. The cocktail is most refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
Aberfeldy 12-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700mL, is available to purchase at Dan Murphy’s and independent retailers.
For the captivating: Armani Privé Oud Royal Eau De Parfum
Inspired by the medieval Arabic tales from 1001 nights, Armani Privé Oud Royal depicts the exotic beauty of the Orient. The star of the fragrance is oud wood – a unique wood that is more tantalising than gold itself. Giorgio Armani treats it like fine embroidery, weaving it with gold and silver to magnify its richness. Notes of amber accord and oriental spices enhance the Eau De Parfum’s depth. This Christmas gift guide selection is perfect for your charismatic friend. This scent will have them turning heads every time they walk by. Plus it will make a charming dressing table addition with a mysterious onyx bottle topped by a golden cap.
For the tech-obsessed: DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Drone
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 grants filmmakers absolute creative freedom. It features a 1-inch CMOS sensor that is able to shoot 4K/60fps videos and 20MP photos. The professional-grade drone is more than just a gadget. Its OcuSync 2.0 HD transmission system ensures stable connectivity and reliability. While five directions of obstacle sensing ensure additional safety. A remote controller with a built-in screen grants the user even greater precision and control. A wide array of intelligent features makes flying smoother and delivers quality video and images. Gift the tech wizard in your life a Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 to upgrade their toolkit.
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