In the pursuit of completing our gift lists for the 2023 holiday season, we often find ourselves in need of a nudge, a subtle suggestion, or a touch of guidance.
If you’re looking for ultra-luxury gift ideas to unwrap, we’ve got you. We reached out to our team of fashion experts to provide some holiday shopping inspiration, and their gift recommendations this year are nothing short of amazing. From luxury stocking stuffers under $500 and deal-worthy designer bags to timeless timepieces, small box surprises, and so much more. Read on to uncover a treasure trove of luxury holiday gift picks for every budget and every person on your list.
Shop Luxury Gifts Under $500 for the Holidays
The impact of a gift extends far beyond, even when it comes to smaller presents. In the realm of ultra-luxury, we’re not just filling stockings for the sake of it; we’re investing in gifts that hold significance. When it comes down to it, quality over quantity always wins.
Taj Williams’ Picks
Small but thoughtful gifts are perfect for spreading holiday cheer! One of our in-house Personal Shoppers, Taj Williams, has a keen eye for fabulous finds and budget-friendly gifts. Taj recommends these luxury accessories priced under $500, including Prada sunglasses and a Zippy Coin Purse Wallet from Louis Vuitton. As the one giving, you’ll surely astonish them.
Luxury Mini Bags Priced Under $2,500
Even for that special someone, wishlist-worthy handbags don’t have to cost a fortune. These luxury investment bags priced under $2,500 are coveted and stylish and retain their value for years to come.
Veronica Barberia Meier’s Picks
Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta are some top brands to look to when you are searching for luxury gifts for that handbag lover in your life – not to mention, for a steal. At FASHIONPHILE, you can find some great deals. Veronica Barberia Meier, our Brand Marketing Specialist, recommends these mini bags!
“Some of the best gifts are the ones you wouldn’t buy yourself – like a teeny tiny bag. The Mini Sac HL Speedy is so playful, cute, and timeless – a total statement piece! With the recent resurgence of the Speedy, we know this style is here to stay. Plus, the limited edition multicolor monogram – created by Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami – makes this version extra special.”
“The Mini Jodie has become a Bottega Veneta staple, and I love this new interpretation in suede. Perfect for fall and winter, it’s the perfect gift for the holidays because it’s a neutral color, and understated elegance can be worked into anyone’s wardrobe. Not to mention, anything Bottega Veneta oozes quiet luxury, which is a lifestyle that’s here to stay.”
Fine Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays
For a heartfelt touch, go for jewelry – it’s bound to impress. At FASHIONPHILE, we gather top-notch fine jewelry from the best closets around the world, covering all of our condition ratings. This way, you can find the ideal gift at the price and condition you want (yes, we have items suitable for gifting).
Maureen Moses’ Picks
Our expert Gemologist and Fine Jewelry Authenticator, Maureen Moses, has some incredible fine jewelry recommendations up her sleeve.
“Do you not know the size of the ring or bracelet to buy? Earrings are a great way to bypass that question and get something you know will fit. But it’s important to know if the person receiving this gift has their ears pierced or is willing to do so! Personally, I love a classic stud, like these from Van Cleef and Arpels. Vintage Alhambra will typically offer a clip-back earring with a removable post, so if you’re unsure, this may be the best option.”
“I love what newer designers are bringing to the market, relative to the iconic Maisons that are over a hundred years old. Brands like Suzanne Kalan, Jennifer Meyer, Messika, Anita Ko, and Foundrae offer youthful designs with playful stone settings. Since they’re newer, sometimes they’re slightly more affordable than other brands. I share these options with a caveat: since they’re newer, we don’t always have much in stock, so when you find one, buy it! The most important thing? If a design catches your eye and makes you think of someone, you should get it.
Timeless Holiday Gifts
A luxury watch is timeless and makes an unbeatable gift. At FASHIONPHILE, we curate the best pieces from renowned brands such as Rolex, Omega, Cartier, and more.
Anais Rivera’s’ Picks
Anais, our Senior Procurement Manager, stands out for many talents, and her flair for style is one of them. She’s a seasoned expert in luxury watches and, being a collector herself with a stunning Bulgari Serpenti, she knows her stuff. If you’re looking for holiday gift advice, especially on watches that double as jewelry, she’s the go-to expert for our 2023 holiday gift guide.
“Originally released in 1957, the Cartier Baignore is making its return to fashionable and practical wrists alike. The oval shape design is set on a bangle and resembles a bracelet which can also be doubled down as jewelry.”
“The enigmatic nature of snakes is artfully encapsulated in the ever-alluring and striking design of the Bulgari Serpenti Watch. Slip on this sensuous timepiece to not only keep track of time but to reflect (insert your loved one’s name here) glamorous and unforgettable style!”
BONUS: “Not a watch, but most certainly timeless. The Tiffany Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff . The Peretti cuff is another piece that is having a major comeback. The form-fitting and ergonomic design of this Tiffany cuff has stood the test of time, worn by many legends such as Lizza Minelli and Wonder Woman, making it a fabulous gift this holiday season.”
Holiday Gifts for the Finest: Classic Luxury Investments
When the sky is the limit, these are the pieces you have to consider! They’re perfect for that special someone who loves and appreciates a smart investment. The classics go a long way.
Kim Bickle’s Picks
Our Site Merchandising Manager, Kim Bickle, leads the curation of our gorgeous annual holiday gift guides, so she would absolutely be the person to trust when it comes to deciding on what to gift for the holidays.
“This would be the ultimate gift for any of my fellow traveling fanatics. It is equally perfect for a quick weekend getaway or long-haul exploring.”
Our FASHIONPHILE expert recommendations on what to gift this year are nothing short of amazing. Discover more in our luxury gift guide. We have gifts here for every style, budget, and person in your life.