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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS: FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

What to buy the person who has everything? Platinum Resident has a few super luxury Christmas gift ideas…

1 Vive Virtual Reality system
HTC and Valve unveiled the consumer edition of the ViveTM virtual reality system earlier this year. And with Vive Phone Services, you can stay connected to the real world without exiting the virtual world of gaming and entertainment, responding to calls and texts, as well as checking upcoming calendar invites, directly through the headset. Vive comes with updated wireless controllers with haptic feedback and dual stage triggers, a front facing camera that blends physical elements into the virtual world, a redesigned headstrap that offers greater stability and balance and an improved visual system with brighter displays to give a deeper sense of immersion. £759 from vive.com

2 Wyse London cashmere jumpers
Marielle Wyse loves cashmere, and she wants you to love it too. Marielle found that the cashmere jumpers on the market were always a bit lacking – uninspired designs or an unflattering fit – so she decided to create her own. Her super-soft 100% cashmere collection always comes complete with a little detail, be it a lurex thread, a sequin elbow pad, a cool metallic leather star or a pop of colour – something that makes people look at your jumper and ask where it’s from. We particularly love the Juliet Metallic Star Slouch Jumper (£180) and the Ines/Lucie Rainbow Lounge Suit (£365).

3 Relais & Chateaux gift boxes
Luxury hotel group Relais & Chateaux has come up with an original idea for Christmas presents – bespoke gift boxes of varying values that and can be spent in Relais & Chateaux’s restaurants, on stays at the properties or on activities while you’re there. Prices start at €175 (approx £150) for the Seasonal Flavours box, which includes a three-course meal and a glass of wine for two people (accepted at 173 Relais & Chateaux restaurrant), running up to €1,250 (approc £1,066)for the Travel With Time box, which offers three nights for two with two meals and breakfasts at one of 126 Relais & Chateaux properties. Buy your Relais & Chateaux gift boxes online

4 Ace of Spades Brut Gold Champagne
Armand de Brignac
Ace of Spades Brut Gold Champagne in an amazing gold metallization-finished bottle with French pewter labels. This superior champagne made of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier grapes is complex and full-bodied with a long and silky finish. At a blind testing the champagne was the number one choice for champagne lovers, and stars like Jay-Z and George Clooney are big fans. Design fans will also love the fact that the bottle is presented in a glossy black wooden box while the label on the bottle is made of real pewter, applied by hand. £295 from harrods.com

5 Heidi Klein’s holiday in a box
Stuck for a great, unusual gift? The sunshine lovers in your life will love this ‘holiday in a box’ from luxury swimwear designer Heidi Klein. It’s the perfect present for someone who’s planning a winter sun holiday in 2017. The beautifully packaged box contains a large beauty case in soft snake, a beautiful rope bracelet plus a scented coconut beach travel candle, together with a £200 beachwear gift voucher so the receiver can select a new bikini, swimsuit or lightweight kaftan. £295 in store at 257 Pavilion Road, Chelsea SW1X 0BP or online at heidiklein.com

6 Chivas Regal Ultis
Christmas should be about treating your loved ones to the very best. If someone close to you is a whisky aficionado, we’ve got the perfect gift for them – which will get you brownie points all year round!). Chivas Regal Ultis, from the House of Chivas, uses five signature single malts from Speyside, Scotland, to create a luxury whisky with complex flavours and a commanding, rich aroma. Try it out by the dram at Chivas Regal’s whisky blending experience, The Blend at the Truman Brewery (open until 4 December). £180 a bottle from harrods.com

7 Aston Martin Personalisation
Q, Aston Martin’s in-house Personalisation Department, is where the firm’s more discerning customers turn when they feel that their exclusive sports cars aren’t quite exclusive enough. You might assume the Q was inspired by ‘Q Branch’ of 007 fame, but actually it stands for ‘Quality and Unique,’ says Dr Matthew Bennett, General Manager for Q By Aston Martin and VIP sales. ‘It’s where we draw on our customers’ inspiration to give them something special and unique.’ Recent requests have included a European owner who wanted the motif adorning his new £330,000 Zagato V12 to contain real wings from an Egyptian Scarab beetle. Q also offers a range of accessories designed and created to complement your car, such as picnic sets and luggage selections. Enquire online as to how you can boost your loved one’s Aston Martin experience astonmartin.com


 

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