There’s one on every gift list… that dreaded person whom you love, but they have basically everything they could ever want / such impeccable taste you’re pretty sure most gifts end up being discreetly donated to charity. Ahead, four gifts that are absolutely perfect for your impossible gift recipient.
- Champagne – no, we don’t mean sparkling wine… we mean real, genuine French Champagne. Non vintages start around the $50.00 AUD mark so whilst it might be more than you’d spend on a bottle for yourself, it’s a great gift option that says “luxury”. As regular readers will know, we’re big fans of Veuve Cliquot. For Christmas, they’ve released a variety of special gifting options like this gorgeous miniature SMEG-inspired metal fridge which doubles as a cooler (RRP $99.99 AUD). Perfect!
- Delicious goodies – whether your gift recipient is a “foodie” or not, we guarantee there’s a special nibble to suit them. Let’s be clear… we’re not talking your garden variety supermarket canned goods here. We’re thinking boutique preserves, limited-production cheeses, handmade sweets and locally-produced delights. We’re longtime fans of Simon Johnson – the company that introduced us to the tastebud party that is Duchy Originals biscuits and quince paste with soft cheese. Utter heaven. For those geographically blessed enough to be in Australia sometime soon, you’ll be thrilled to know Simon Johnson have pop-up shops for the festive season in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in addition to their regular stores. If you’re not so fortunate, no problems – Simon Johnson ship internationally! Be sure to check out their gift guide, but heed our warning; you will not be able to buy a gift for someone else without a little something for yourself too. Prices start at under $15.00 AUD.
- Tickets – it’s the gift voucher with real thought. Whether you’re working to a budget or looking to splurge, there’s a ticket to something within your price range. Think of the possibilities… moonlight cinema tickets, concert tickets, fashion show tickets, exhibition tickets, airline tickets – the list is endless!
- Fine jewellery – “I just have far too many diamonds” said no one, ever. If you’ve got some cash to spend and a difficult recipient on your list, it’s hard to go past jewels. Shopping for a man? Consider high-end watches rather than precious pinky rings and gold chains. Paspaley’s Lavalier necklaces are all kinds of spectacular and are the kind of gift the recipient will give to future generations. Prices start at $2,640.00 AUD.
Now all you have to do is work out how to wrap them…