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The CF Gift Guide 2020: Superluxe

Christmas will be in full swing soon enough, so it’s time to start shopping for gifts for everyone on your list.

What do you buy for the person who has everything? Or when money is no object? Happily CF has done the work for you: blow the budget with our latest gift list, the ‘superluxe’ edition…


THE LIPSTICKS

It's impossible to not smile upon receipt of this iconic orange Hermes box come Christmas Day… before it's even been opened. Give the gift of an endlessly perfect pout with 24 super sleek Hermes lipsticks from classic nudes and rich browns, to romantic pinks and punchy reds.

 

It’s impossible to not smile upon receipt of this iconic orange Hermes box come Christmas Day… before it’s even been opened.

THE CASHMERE TRAVEL KIT

For the frequent flyer in your life, gift them this cashmere travel kit, bedecked with the Fendi logo to maintain optimum glamour at all times. With slippers, an eye-mask, and an oversized shawl that makes for a cosy blanket, every flight and hotel room will feel infinitely more like home.

 

THE JEWELLERY BOX

Contemporary fine jeweller, Jessica McCormack, has stolen the hearts of women the world over with her beguiling modern settings. But where to store your ever growing collection of her signature Gypsets? For a jewellery box as heirloom-worthy as the treasures it contains, the London-based jeweller has created a masterpiece. This Heirloom Box is a carefully restored antique wooden case, lined in velvet and hand embroidered. The bespoke embroidery is designed in-house and hand stitched using traditional methods. It can be snapped-up from the carefully curated shelves of the Carlos Place store, or be made fully bespoke to your every whim.

 

Contemporary Fine Jeweller, Jessica McCormack, has stolen the hearts of women the world over with her beguiling modern settings. But where to store your ever growing collection of her signature gypsets?

THE POKER SET

This Smythson leather poker set is a sight to behold: hand-crafted in Italy, using traditional techniques passed down through three generations of artisans. For long-standing players and novices too, it's perfect for passing those long days between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

 

THE BESPOKE FRAGRANCE

If you aren't quite sure of their favourite scent, why not let them create their own with heritage perfumer, Floris. The intimate two-hour experience takes you through an olfactory journey in a wood-panelled back room, behind the Jermyn Street store. Here you will learn about base, middle and top notes, and the ones of your choosing will be ceremoniously blended to formulate a bespoke scent.

If you aren’t quite sure of their favourite scent, why not let them create their own with heritage perfumer, Floris.

THE CHAMPAGNE TRUNK

Louis Vuitton’s monogrammed trunks are a true representation of the French luxury house's art de vivre. These trunks are so spectacularly bonkers, they have to be seen to be believed: housing everything from a full afternoon tea set, to an entire wardrobe. For the person who’s ready to spontaneously crack open the champagne at the drop of the hat, here comes The Champagne Case. It's velvet-lined and expertly designed to enclose a bucket, two flutes and tipple of choice.

 

THE BESPOKE CHARM BRACELET

Looking through old diaries and photo albums always gives a warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, but how about wearing that extra-special feeling around your wrist? Thanks to jeweller Annoushka's ' My Life In Seven Charms', you can. Working with Annoushka Ducas herself, you can immortalise memories, stories, places, loved ones and cherished objects in 18 carat gold charms, for the utlimate family heirloom.

 

Working with Annoushka Ducas herself, you can immortalise memories, stories, places, loved ones, and cherished objects in 18 carat gold charms for the ultimate family heirloom.

BAKING, BUT MAKE IT FASHION

If lockdown turned them into a budding baker, further fuel their new-found passion with this Smeg X Dolce & Gabbana free-standing mixer. With a joyous, maximalist print inspired by the Sicilian countryside, it will sit chicly on countertops too.

 

THE LUGGAGE

Make the rituals of packaging as enjoyable as the trip itself with this Globe-Trotter suitcase. The interior is an intricate design of flourishing marigolds, cornflowers, foxgloves and lavender, so you can take the English countryside with you, wherever you go.

 

Make the rituals of packaging as enjoyable as the trip itself with this Globe-Trotter suitcase.

THE SKI TRIP IN A BOX

What do you get when a German skincare doyenne, French activewear giant and esteemed Gstaad ski resort join forces? The aptly named 'The Perfect Gift', which is by no means an over-exaggeration! This very clever trio have created the ultimate chic vacation, all tied up in one smart box. There's Dr Barbara Sturm for Perfect Moment's Ski Essentials Kit to thank for keeping complexions in tip-top condition, you'll be kitted out in head-to-toe Perfect Moment skiwear (including ski jacket, ski pant, knitted sweater and accessories), and you'll enjoy a 2 night stay at the sparkling Bellevue Resort, Gstaad including ski passes and fine dining. They've even thrown in a bespoke massage at Le Grand Spa for good measure to sooth tired limbs.  

We'll see you on the slopes…

 

 

 

What do you get when a German skincare doyenne, French activewear giant and esteemed Gstaad ski resort join forces? The aptly named ‘The Perfect Gift’, which is by no means an over-exaggeration!

THE CHAMPAGNE

Why gift one bottle of vintage Dom Pérignon when you can gift three?  Three 75CL bottles, from 1998, 1999, and 2000 are pristinely enclosed in a wooden box to delight the most discerning of champagne connoisseurs.

 

 

THE OBJET

Yes a Diptyque candle is a very lovely gift to receive indeed, but upgrade it with a Diptyque bronze candle holder, to elevate it into an art-form to prettily adorn mantelpieces and dinner tables alike. Made in collaboration with Italian bronze artist, Osanna Visconti, this candle holder was made using a traditional technique called lost wax casting. It was specifically designed to hold a 190g Diptyque candle of choice. We're coveting everyone's favourites, sweet Baies or smokey Feu de Bois.

 

Yes a Diptyque candle is a very lovely gift to receive indeed, but upgrade it with a Diptyque bronze candle holder to transform it into an art-form to prettily adorn mantelpieces and dinner tables alike.

THE HAMPER

The Harrodian Hamper is quite simply what dreams are made of, it's a decadent feast plucking the best food and drink offering from the Harrods Food Hall and packing it neatly in not one but three chic wicker baskets that can be repurposed for house linens, towels and kids toys too.  Bound to incite a symphony of 'Oooohs' and 'Ahhhs' on close inspection, you'll find charcuteries, cheeses, preserves, biscuits, vintage wines, and much more….

(We don't want to spoil the surprise after all).

THE MAKE UP MASTERCLASS

Luxury e-commerce site Moda Operandi has pulled out the big guns this christmas with a gift offering like no other thanks to their Ultimate Gift trunkshow.

Have you ever wondered exactly how to pick the right foundation to complement the undertones of your skin, or tried but failed to master the elusive smokey eye? Or perhaps want to add definition to your cheekbones, but unsure how to accomplish contouring? Moda Operandi is offering the ultimate beauty gift for you and four friends: a virtual date with world-renowned makeup artist Gucci Westman. During the course of the private 2 hour Zoom masterclass, you will be able to pick the brains of the Queen of Clean Beauty, mastering her artistry using your own fully customised assortment of Westman Atelier products.

You'll certainly earn some brownie points with your friends too…

 

 

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