The Ultimate Gifts
What do you get the person who has everything? Christmas gifting is a feat in itself, but for those wanting that extra layer of luxury and exclusivity, it can prove near impossible. At Harrods, we pride ourselves on hand-picking some of the world’s most thoughtful and unique gifts; from limited-edition pieces of fashion history and jaw-dropping jewellery to in-store exclusives you won’t find anywhere else, go above and beyond this Christmas with our ultimate gifts edit.
For those with a fine appreciation for fashion, Alexander McQueen creates the ultimate trophy jacket, opulently embellished with jewelled flowers through the shoulders and cuffs. Exclusive to Harrods, with only a limited number of pieces available, it will garner admiring glances for years to come.
While Markus Lupfer’s grown-up take on sequins and sparkles might already fill her closet, our bespoke personalisation service – available in-store in Designer Studio, First Floor – will ensure a bespoke gift she can be sure is unique. Choose your colours and have your surprise delivered straight to her door.
Or for made-to-order cashmere, look no further than Harrods of London's Colour Cashmere Service, available in-store in Designer Collections on the First Floor. With each piece crafted from premium cashmere yarn spun in Scotland, there are 14 designs and 50 colours from which to choose.
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, why stop at one? Theo Fennell’s Beryl Suite is a necklace featuring a whole host of gems – golden beryl, freshwater pearl and sparkling diamonds – alongside a pair of matching earrings.
Popping-up in-store from Saturday 19th December, Pinel et Pinel is offering the chance to design your own bespoke, one-of-a-kind trunk. Designed to house his favourite treasures, be they a set of glassware for drinking a collection full of rare whiskies or the latest electronics that can be arranged as a mini office. Stuck on what to put inside? There are custom-made trunks complete with a Brompton folding bicycle and even a nostalgic arcade trunk containing vintage games, such as Pac-Man.
With the sartorialist in mind, the TOM FORD James Bond collection features a line-up of suits worn by Daniel Craig in the 2015 film Spectre, while S.T. Dupont pens round off the suitably stylish 007 offering. And for those with a technological persuasion, EKOCYCLE™ collaborate with Ada + Nik to create a smart biker jacket with a discreet clip camera that attaches to the chest to record and share what you’re up to.
For the man who enjoys the bespoke feel of monogrammed initials, shop in-store on the Lower Ground Floor to receive complimentary monogramming on everything from jacket pockets to cashmere socks or hot-stamping on a range of leather accessories.
Exclusive to Harrods, Berluti has created two limited-edition travel bags in luxurious alligator skin. Made to order on request, they are not to be missed. See the set on display and put in your order at the Berluti concession in Men's Luxury Collections on the Ground Floor.
For Little Ones
Cashmere is a timeless luxury, no matter your age, and our beautiful Harrods of London cashmere is available in a full range of pieces for little ones too. For new babies, a hamper brimming with cashmere all-in-ones, blankets and accessories makes a delightful surprise, while separate pieces give you the chance to put together your own favourites.
Never too young to appreciate travelling in style, Silver Cross’ exclusive-to-Harrods Aston Martin pram ensures a smooth ride for both parent and child: a true luxury from two famous British brands.
Choose the ultimate signature scent with a unique 1000ml edition of Salvatore Ferragamo’s Signorina Eleganza eau de parfum. Presented in an 18 karat gold-finished flacon of heroic proportions, the plaque is adorned with 1.27 carats of sparkling diamonds, making it a truly extravagant mark of affection.
If choosing a single scent proves a difficult task, Henry Jacques’ La Cave à Parfums collection offers in-store customers the chance to hand-pick 10 or 15 fragrances of their choosing to be presented in a wooden chest engraved with initials. The brand’s favourite scent pairings can also be purchased online.
Homebodies and those who love to host will both delight in the Waterford desktop bar, an illuminated case which holds two decanters, two hi-ball glasses and two tumblers in the British brand’s iconic cut glass crystal. And in the quest for something to fill them with, one can’t go wrong with The Macallan Masters of Photography Mario Testino edition, six hand-picked casks of sherry presented with an original Mario Testino print.
For a gift that the whole family can enjoy, look no further than a Purling chess set. Collaborating with Olivia Pilling, each handmade chess board is accompanied with a fleet of chess pieces hand-painted by the British artist; no two are the same.
For the gifts you know they’ll love, the Gift Concierge is at your service (+44 20 7893 8000 or email email@example.com), ready to scour the store for that perfect present. For those looking for something truly extraordinary, there’s Harrods Beyond, our team of lifestyle experts who put together experiences one would only dream of:
Give yourself the gift of relaxed party entertaining and arrange for a Harrods chef to cater your party with a bespoke menu of canapés, conversation-starting main courses, puddings and expert wine pairings. With a team on-hand to arrange decorations, tableware and serving food, you can settle into hosting mode, with time to enjoy with each of your guests.
And for the gift to top all gifts, Harrods Beyond presents The Legend Experience. Together with the Four Seasons, musician John Legend puts together a once-in-a-lifetime nine-day itinerary, starting in New York, stopping in Paris and London and finishing in Italy. Travel in style and be transported by personalised private jet to a series of concerts, an initiation into the world of fine jewellery and watchmaking with L’Ecole van Cleef and Arpels in Paris and complete the tour in Italy, with access to Milan Fashion Week and a final stop at Lake Como’s elegant Villa d’Este. For more information about this exclusive experience, please call Harrods Beyond on +44 203 626 7127 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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