Most Expensive Gifts
We’ve trawled Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter to find the most covetable, exclusive and big-ticket gifts out there.
For anyone who wants to adorn their beloved with sparkling jewels this Christmas, Jessica McCormack’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired hand-stitched (by Hand & Lock, embroiderers to the royal family) Botanical Heirloom Jewelry Box, full of dazzling best-selling pieces, is the closest you can get to giving an actual box of treasure. £280,800
The romance and drama of this Ralph & Russo’s Strapless Crystal-Embellished Crepe and Ruffled Tulle Gown, with its boned crepe bodice covered in crystals and its full frothy black tulle skirt, is an Oscar win-worthy creation. We’d die of happiness (and shock) if we discovered it under our tree. £22,000
Give the gift of Odalys crystal-embellished suede over-the-knee boots and your amour can stride through Christmas with more shimmer than a Christmas tree. Pin-thin stiletto heels, iridescent gemstones: this is true love. £3,925
The Row’s Margaux tote comes in three different colourways. Naturally our favourite is far and away the most expensive; the 10 buckled alligator bag makes a super elegant and classic Grace Kelly-reminiscent home for all your essentials. £37,275
This ALAÏA PARIS Eau de Parfum, 1000ml, is inspired by cold water falling on hot chalk, one of Azzedine Alaïa's early memories of his childhood in Tunisia. There are only 300 of these Martin Szekely-designed bottles in the world – and we want one of them. £1,800
Hats off to our favourite milliner, Philip Treacy, for creating this Swarovski crystal-encrusted fascinator, which is almost identical to one made for Kate Moss. With the aid of this beauty, we’ll be striding into 2020 with a full mysterious woman-in-black vibe going on (we wish). £1,500
This weighty yet butter-soft coat in ‘whisky’ brown is just the thing for keeping chaps warm this winter. We love the loose fit and minimal detail – and he will too. £7,800
This 18-karat white gold cuff pulls off being somehow both totally bling yet restrained in its simplicity. Made in the UK by one of our all-time favourites, Shaun Leane, it is guaranteed to earn serious all-year-long brownie points. £12,000.
No one makes boots quite like the Italians. Fine fellows will look dandy this Christmas in Santoni’s Uniqua Zero-Cut Leather Oxford boots, which are cut from a single piece of polished leather. He’ll love the beautiful like-a-glove fit.
If you want a man in your life to be the proud owner of this one-of-a-kind hand-wound skeleton double flying tourbillon 47mm titanium and rubber watch, you’ll have to get his name on the waiting list pronto. Roger Dubuis’ masterwork even comes with Lamborghini's thrilling 'Winter Accademia' on-ice driving course in the Italian Alps. The gift of a lifetime. £308,200
How’s this for a hint you’d like your chap to smarten up? The best thing is, he’ll happily take the hint thanks to the super stylish matte-black stainless steel instruments packaged up in a slick carbon fibre pot. Win-win. £1,200.
There isn’t a man alive who wouldn’t adore this Boston Pebbe-Grain duffle bag. Italian leather, understated elegance, impeccable craftsmanship and timeless classic shape: it ticks every box. £3,680