When you’re shopping for people who prefer the very best, it can be a challenge to pick a thoughtful gift that they haven’t already purchased for themselves. Our series of gift guides will ensure that every present you tuck under the tree is exactly right.
Introducing: The Cosmopolitan
A true arbiter of taste and style, she is perpetually on the hunt for the best her home turf and the world at large can offer. Her weekends are spent attending culture crawls of local neighborhoods, visiting the latest boutique openings, or planning unique stops on her next adventure abroad. She has a running list of the best restaurants in 15 international hubs waiting to be drawn from her back pocket—recommendations that rouse visitors, friends and clients alike. She is sartorially woke and effortlessly polished. From post-yoga juice bar runs in Stella McCartney to her Ralph Lauren military overcoat, her closet blends classic pieces with of-the-moment tailoring and refined embellishments.
She knows what she wants—and can be difficult to shop for. The bar is set high because she collects and catalogues the best. Impress her with handcrafted objets d’art produced by on-the-cusp designers, tailored apparel in tactile pieces made to move with her through a metropolis and out of town escapes with unexpected twists.
Eres Cachette Swimsuit
Bright white innocence meets a plunging neckline for an instantly flattering look. Cut impeccably and stitched with care, subtle seaming adds just a touch of athleticism to an otherwise glamorous look. The Cachette suit from Eres will last seasons in her closet, going with her to rooftop spa pools and private beaches.
Maison Margiela Replica Fragrance
Innovation and unexpected twists are a hallmark quality of this French fashion house, and the parfums are no exception. Inspired by everyday occurrences (a run to the flower market; lazy Sunday mornings in bed) each scent is as unusual as it is unique. They bring fleeting moments and warm memories together as encapsulated memories.
Pierre Hardy Blondie Sandal
Metallic T-bar straps and geometric tie finishes polish off these classic sandals from Pierre Hardy with a nod to concert nights and private dinners in public. Suede and leather ensure they grow more comfortable with every wear.
Chopard Classic 18K Rose Gold Watch
A timepiece to usher in every new year in style, the Classic‘s perfectly round casing protects its delicate Roman numerals, fine baton hands, and self-winding mechanism. A beautifully stitched leather strap wears well, adding to the refined simplicity of this elegant watch from Chopard.
Assouline Coffee Table Book
A beautiful coffee table book is always a welcome gift, and Assouline makes the very best. Does she dream of a golden era in years gone by? The best-selling The French Riviera In The 1920s is an excellent pick. Or, if you can’t decide between jewelry and reading materials, do both with Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection Of Gems And Jewels. This limited edition volume is packaged like a jewel box. The book arrives in a velvet-lined clamshell case enclosed in a handwoven blue and gold brocade box.
Are her tastes too cosmopolitan for just one? Stock her library with an elegant collection of 50 of Assouline’s finest volumes. The Ultimate Collection features a wide range of international subjects, from Arabian horses to Russian ballets to Venetian synagogues.
Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Envelope Bag
Dove-white leather is contrasted by an edgy black Matelassé leather trim and chain strap. This bag is an antidote to the quilted Chanel bag carried by every fashion-inclined femme. Softly constructed quilting is topped with a metal interlocking YSL signature, keeping this sartorial addition in line with the house’s avant-garde persona.
The Ritz Paris Hotel Stay
Would she prefer a weekend away over something new for the closet? The heartbeat of any city is unique, and Paris pulls from oceans away. The City of Light is that much more spectacular when you can retire to an abode once inhabited by the likes of Coco Chanel and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Following a $450 million renovation, each room at the Ritz is teeming with modern luxuries while maintaining its historical lure. A walk through the 21,500-square foot Grand Jardin is a must.
For more gift guides for people of discerning taste, visit Discover.Luxury weekly. The Gentleman, the World Traveller and the Connoisseur are coming up next.