Affordable luxury is one of our favourite gifting categories. For the special person in your life who lives and breathes designer, don't feel you need to drop thousands on the latest It Bag to make them smile. Instead, little luxuries, at a fraction of the cost, are where it's at.
Think fancy fragrances, designer makeup, dreamy candles, luxury skin and body care, and timeless accessories. Affordable luxury gifts are great keepsakes and feel like more of a thoughtful investment as opposed to a throwaway Kris Kringle prezzie. So with that in mind, here are 20 affordable luxury gifts to shop for this festive season.
Acne Studios Leather Cardholder
Acne Studio lovers are sure to appreciate this petite cardholder. Made in Italy from supple black leather, it's printed with the label's logo and has two slots, plus a centre compartment for bills and receipts. Shop here.
Roxanne First Velvet Heart Jewellery Box
Keep their precious jewellery safe and sound in this romantic grass green velvet jewellery box from London designer, Roxanne First. Shop here.
Chanel Miroir Double Facettes
Upgrade their makeup bag with this portable mini-sized mirror that features both a normal side and a magnifying side for precise makeup touch-ups. Shop here.
Bottega Veneta Intreccio AirPods Case
Can’t splurge for a Bottega bag just yet? This super cute and brightly coloured rubber silicone AirPod case has to be the next best thing. Shop here.
Hermès Satin Lipstick
Yep, $100 for lipstick is extreme. But for any die-hard Hermès fan, this little slice of the luxury French fashion house, which comes wrapped up in a signature Hermès orange box, will surely make them swoon. Shop here.
Loewe Tomato Leaves Small Scented Candle
While we'd all love to own a luxe Loewe Puzzle Bag, this cute candle dreamt up by creative director Jonathan Anderson is just as nice. Made from 100% vegetable wax, it's designed to smell like the fresh aroma of green vines and the ribbed terracotta earthenware vessel can double as a vase or mini flower pot when the candle is done. Shop here.
Pucci Printed Silk-Twill Scarf
Decorated with Pucci’s kaleidoscopic 'Giardino' motif, which is based on an archive print from 1968, you can wear this scarf in your hair, around your neck, or looped over your favourite bag. Shop here.
Longchamp Le Pliage Original Coin Purse
Finished with the French label's iconic design, the Le Pliage Original Coin Purse by Longchamp is a budget-friendly way to bring their design aesthetic to your everyday rotation. Shop here.
Jacquemus La Casquette Baseball Cap
This understated wardrobe addition from Jacquemus' is the perfect piece of wearable luxury. Shop here.
Smythson Panama Travels And Experiences Leather Notebook
When it comes to stationary, it really doesn't get much more luxury than Smythson. This pocket-sized notebook features Smython's famous featherweight pages and comes in a fancy box that's perfect for gifting. Shop here.
Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Car Diffuser Cartridge
Enhance every car journey with this luxurious car fragrance from Jo Malone. This Car Diffuser Set includes a refill that will ensure your car always smells like notes of sea salt and sage. Shop here.
Agua By Agua Bendita Lavanda Chivas Floral-Print Pareo
Designed to be the ultimate vacation accessory, this pretty paero is made from a lightweight cotton and silk blend and can be styled multiple ways. Shop here.
Marni Multicolor No Vacancy Inn Edition Inflatable Swim Ring
Designer lovers who spend their days by the water will love this Inflatable PVC pool ring that’s covered in a bold and colourful graphic pattern print. Shop here.
LA DOUBLEJ Madras Set Of Ornaments
Handmade by artisans in Mexico, La DoubleJ's 'Madras' ornaments are the perfect luxury addition to your festive home decor. Shop here.
Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Drops Eau De Toilette
This travel-friendly women’s fragrance is designed to fit in your hand, bag, or pocket thanks to the cute tin that holds 30 capsules. Shop here.
La Mer The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask
La Mer's pricey creams might be out of the budget, but this sheet mask offers a full La Mer moment at a much friendlier price of $38 per mask (a box set of six will set you back $230). It's infused with La Mer's famous Treatment Lotion to deliver a plump glow in mere minutes. Shop here.
Assouline Capri Dolce Vita Book
Assouline's line of luxury coffee table books has earned a cult following. The books tick off some of the world's dreamiest locations—from Mykonos to Provence and, in this case, beautiful Capri. The resort island has been a favourite of famous folk for decades—and it's sure to inspire their next big Euro trip. Shop here.
Karen Walker Bow Sleepers
These sterling silver bow earrings will make the perfect whimsical addition to any jewellery collection. Shop here.
Anderson's Croc-Effect Leather Belt
A classic addition to their everyday wardrobe, this black croc-effect belt has been expertly in Italy. Shop here.
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