(Article provided by Coldwell Banker Previews® Inside Out)
As we fling ourselves deeper into December decorating, celebrating and gifting, most of our thoughts turn to home — where holiday memories are traditionally made. It’s a wonderful time of year, of course — but for some of us, the season can also fill us with an uncomfortable mixture of joy and anxiety, especially when it comes to luxe gifting in a thoughtful yet personal way. What do you give the person who has everything? It’s the ultimate dilemma. What do you give your significant other whose tastes even exceed yours in terms of specifity and refinement? What’s a truly unique way to show your appreciation for your most sophisticated hosts and hostesses this season? Look no further than the annual holiday gift guide from the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program. Our luxury lifestyle insiders have curated some of the most fashionable and fabulous gift ideas for the home this year.
Fontana Bowl by Zaha Hadid for Lalique
Designed by the late Zaha Hadid for legendary French crystal maker, Lalique, the Fontana bowl is inspired by the rhythms of water — and will be a soothing addition to any modern home. Presented in plain crystal, black and midnight blue, the bowl mimics waves in motion with delicate undulations of crystal. All pieces are available numbered and signed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
$12,500 | lalique.com
Dominos Game Box by Louis Vuitton
Adorned in the classic monogram, this small hard-sided game box takes its inspirations from game boxes and casino trunks. Put it on display — or bring your games with you when you’re on the go.
$3,100 | louisvuitton.com
Sparta by Hudson Valley Lighting
The gift of light — it may not seem like the most obvious choice for a holiday present. And yet this gorgeous pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting seems like a burst of new energy with its bold javelins of icy bubbled glass puncturing the air. Offered in aged brass or polished nickel finishes, Sparta is available in two pendant sizes with an accompanying flush mount and wall sconce.
$4,485 | www.hudsonvalleylighting.com
Ogden Decanter Caddy by Ralph Lauren
The Ogden Decanter Caddy by Ralph Lauren is the perfect bar accessory. Modeled after antique English barware, this three-piece set is a chic way to serve liquors. Made from heirloom-quality silver-plated brass, the caddy comes with two vessels crafted in Hungary, a country known for its heritage of fine glassmaking.
$2,995 | ralphlauren.com
His & Hers Neiman Marcus Island Cars Featuring Lilly Pulitzer
For those who need to get around their golf course property in style, this playful pair of island cars are highly bespoke versions of the ones built by Island Car Limited in Florida. They’re remarkably powerful with clean electric motors, long-range batteries and a sound system with Bose speakers and Bluetooth capabilities.
$65,000 each | 877-966-4438 | neimanmarcus.com
Milo Marble Bookends
These bold marble bookends from Aerin will make quite a statement in the study or library. Crafted in a fluted design in classic Negro Marquina marble from Spain, the rich black stone with distinctive white pattern in a fluted design give a slight nod to the Art Deco era.
$950 | www.aerin.com
LG OLED 4K HDR Smart TV
Do you have a cinephile in the family? They’ll love one of these smart TVs from LG. Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, a full web browser and screen and content sharing, these top-tier televisions can be controlled by the user’s voice. But even better than that, the screen series’ 4K Ultra HD picture quality as well as the cinema-quality shading provided by LG’s high-performance OLED (organic light-emitting diode) HDR. Even acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola sung its praise.
$2,299.99 to $19,999.99 | www.lg.com
Papillon Bath in Cumulo Granite
Does your sweetheart long for a new spa bath? Gift her the most inviting, most calming inner sanctum she’s ever experienced: the Papillon tub by Stone Forest. Inspired by classic Italian design, the striking, tapered barrel-shaped vessel is carved from a single block of Cumulo Granite, which features a beautiful smoky gray stone rich with intricate natural veining. She’ll never want to leave her bath sanctuary…
$25,500 | www.stoneforest.com
(Home for the Holidays: Previews® Gift Guide 2016 provided by Coldwell Banker Previews® Inside Out)