Christmas gift guide 2020: Tempus' guide to the luxurious gifts perfect for your loved ones this festive season

By Tempus | 18 Nov 2020

From exquisite at-home Michelin star-quality food to Savile Row must-haves

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* CÔCO GIN's Kingmaker butler tray
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* Nine Elms No.18 is the ultimate non-alcoholic drink
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* Malin Darlin x Lady Garden Foundation 'Be a Lady' Cashmere Jumper
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* 'Heat, Plate, And Serve Like A MasterChef ' - One Fine Dine
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* HADID Caviar
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* Martin Miller's Gin
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* Lewis Hamilton 2015 Brake Disc Table
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* Jessie Thomas Fine Jewellery 
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* Prestat Christmas collection
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* Bolney Wine Estate Christmas hamper
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* Garrard’s Christmas gift guide
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After a year of uncertainty, now is the time we look to spreading cheer and raising the spirits of those we love most. But if you're struggling for ideas on the perfect gift for the man or woman who has everything, our guide to the best stocking fillers, indulgent home treats, and must-have gifts will guarantee that much-needed holiday cheer. Read on to explore the gifts you could be giving this year...

Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon 5345 Quai de l’Horloge

A stunning display of craftsmanship, Breguet’s newest Classique Double Tourbillon features a dramatically exposed mechanism propelled by two independent tourbillon, each completing a full rotation per minute. It boasts a platinum case with finely fluted caseband and a sapphire dial, with the hours hand-etched in the same blued-steel as the delicate hands, which extend from the bar supporting the twin tourbillon. In tribute to Breguet founder Abraham- Louis Breguet, the timepiece is completed with a hand-engraved image of the house he occupied from 1775 – 39 Quai de l’Horloge, Paris – on the caseback. Finally, it’s etched in gold, and one can even catch a glimpse of the wheels of the caliber through the windowpanes. Time travel, indeed...

breguet.com/en

Red Eight Gallery

With a track record for discovering the next generation of Banksys, Red Eight Gallery showcases some of the art world’s most talented rising stars, including American artist Rachel Chamberlain. The key to Chamberlain’s otherworldly art is her use of mantras and meditation, which allow her to tune into the vibrations of the universe and unleash that primordial creative energy straight onto her canvas. Chamberlain’s work is hung internationally, and her loyal client base includes famous names from the international political and business elite as well as several celebrity collectors. Pictured is her piece Before we Disappear. 

redeightgallery.com

Westley Richards Bournbrook 48hr Bag in Buffalo Hide 

This refined 48hr travel bag is perfectly designed for that longed- for weekend away. Whether you’re travelling over the festive season, visiting your favourite shooting lodge, or celebrating New Year with a quick getaway, Westley Richards’ sumptuous Bournbrook design is the functional and fashionable must-have of the season, featuring secure compartments inside and out, and a collapsible shoe section. Hand-crafted in England – and named after the brand’s 1894-2008 HQ in Bournbrook, Birmingham – the collection is inspired by the checkering that Westley Richards’ master gunsmiths apply to their gun stocking and details of their gun cases, while the lining design is an ode to master engraver Paul Lantuch. At £2,095, this is a stylish and beautifully crafted bag designed to keep you ahead of the game.

westleyrichards.com

Champagne Royal Riviera

Earning notoriety in the UK and around the world, this delicious, award-winning champagne made in Epernay proudly celebrates the French Riviera and lifestyle of Monte-Carlo, propelled by its two female owners Sara Ramirez (who lives on the French Riviera) and Kiron Barui ( from the Australian Gold Coast). With the help of a formidable chef de cave, these ‘champagne sisters’ are bringing the world a new way to celebrate champagne. Their partnership with this traditional champagne house, founded in 1869, brings a “little bit of Monaco” to every bottle. Playful on the palate, with effervescent fruity notes, Royal Riviera Brut Supreme blends pinot noir with touches of chardonnay and pinot meunier for a champagne that will pair well with everything from caviar to cupcakes. Even better, the brand is vegan-friendly and committed to sustainability from vine to bottle. Santé!

glassofbubbly.com/product/champagne-royal-riviera/

Dr Pradnya Apte x Pietro Simone

For those seeking a treatment with truly lasting results, this new collaboration is sure to delight. Award-winning aesthetic practitioner Dr Pradnya Apte BDS has teamed up with celebrity skincare expert Pietro Simone to launch the exclusive multi refine and sculpt facial at her clinic on Harley Street (right). The facial combines Pietro Simone’s unique ‘Signature Organic Cotton Thread’ method with deep-tissue dry massage with his luxurious active skincare and custom spa formulas. Unique to any clinic in the world, Apte offers this facial combined with Profilho, a type of filler that boosts skin fullness and youthfulness for what Apte describes as “the ultimate fresh face”. This combination treatment is exclusive to Dr Pradnya Apte London clinic on the city’s famous Harley Street.

drpradnyalondon.com

Lee Paton “Verdure” Tapestry Slippers 

These sumptuous slippers from London’s most private and exclusive couture house Lee Paton are guaranteed to sooth the sole on those cool winter evenings. Inspired by 17th-century tapestries, the elegant “Verdure” slippers feature woodland scenes – such as English oak tapestries and hand-embroidered wild brambles made from Swarovski pearls – reflecting the period’s botanical love affair. The collection is designed for men and women in a range of sizes to guarantee the perfect fit, but for those wanting an extra special gift, Lee Paton also offers customisation from monograms in hand-stitched gold bullion to personalised embroidery. Hand-crafted at the brand’s London atelier, these slippers leave no carbon footprint.

leepaton.co.uk

JING Signature Green Tea Sharing Set 

Served in five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, JING offers distinctive single garden teas that wow the senses with their purity and fulfilling depth of flavour. Continuously searching the globe for the most characterful teas that capture the individuality of their origin and tea masters, JING aims to revolutionise the world of tea, focusing on single-garden teas that transport you to tastes and lands unknown. A key element in the pleasure of great loose-leaf tea lies in the mindful ceremony of infusing it, which is why JING’s teaware is not only simple and easy to use at home but also modern and aesthetically pleasing. We recommend the Signature Green Tea Sharing Set (left, £176), the brand’s ultimate set for entertaining friends and family. It includes a recyclable caddy of Organic Jade Sword green tea (75g), along with a 1ltr Tea-ière, Teacanter, four glass cups and saucers, a large bamboo uplift tray and a glass tea timer, so you can be certain of a perfect cup of tea for everyone.

jingtea.com

Schofield Watch Company Strange Lights Limited Edition

The first novelty by Sussex-based watchmakers Schofield since 2018, Strange Lights Limited Edition encapsulates the brand’s daring design and comfort. With an ultra-light titanium case and limited to 29 pieces, Strange Lights comes in two striking dial colours – not-quite-red and not-quite-green – inspired by port and starboard navigation lights used by sea or sky and highlighted with custom Super- LumiNova. On the case back, an engraving of a 1950s-style UFO hovering above Smeaton’s Tower, Plymouth represents SWC’s inspiration: the English coast with a touch of the obscure. Powered by a self-winding ETA 2824-2 mechanical movement, and finished with your pick of SWC’s fine straps – available in a variety of materials and finishes – sure to light up your style.

schofieldwatchcompany.com

CÔCO GIN
The CÔCO GIN butler trays celebrate both ancient artistries and extraordinary characters from history. Hand crafted in Vietnam there are four editions of the trays, each with a unique tale to tell: Kingmaker (left) is for those who believe the future lies not in our stars but in ourselves—and in peering through the keyholes to glimpse the secrets of power. Each limited edition piece goes through a meticulous process to receive two dozen layers of lacquer, followed by engraving and hand-painted gold leaf.
cocogin.com

 

 

Nine Elms No.18 Spirit
Multi-award-winning Nine Elms No.18 is the UK's first intricately crafted non-alchoholic drink for lovers of good food. A perfect gift for those choosing not to drink or looking to moderate their alcohol intake. Listed on the drinks menus of some of London’s finest establishments, including Michelin-starred The Clove Club, it is crafted with the juice of four types of dark berry and 20 different botanicals. A satisfying alternative should you choose to turn down a tipple.
nineelmsdrinks.com

Lady Garden Foundation x Malin Darlin
This limited edition 100% cashmere jumper is a collaboration between The Lady Garden Foundation and cashmere knitwear brand, Malin Darlin, a brand that is worn by the likes of Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson. Created in three autumn colourways (left) all profits from the sale of this jumper go to The Lady Garden Foundation to support its work in improving women’s gynaecological health.
ladygardenfoundation.com

One Fine Dine
Treat yourself and your loved ones to at-home Michelin star-quality food with One Fine Dine’s Christmas menu. Catering to all dietary requirements, the festive menu includes three gourmet courses with a multitude of add-ons and a full drinks menu available. The company’s dedicated concierge team is on hand to personally source additional items to enhance your dining experience. Covering all areas within London and the home counties (further locations catered for upon request), One Fine Dine is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
onefinedine.com

 

 

Savile Row - Alexandra Wood accessories
It can be notoriously difficult to buy for the man who has everything, but Savile Row designer Alexandra Wood has created an exclusive accessories range of scarves, socks, pocket squares and prints perfect to gift the man in your life. Hand sketched and made in the UK using the finest cotton and silk. Choose from 5 designs inspired by tennis, rugby, yachting, cycling and cars.
alexandrawoodbespoke.co.uk

 

HADID Caviar
Gift ultimate indulgence with the exquisite new caviar collection from Mohamed Hadid. Hand selected by Mohamed, the caviar is sustainable and fully traceable. Choose from four editions - Black (Imperial), Gold (Royal Oscietra), Black Diamond (Beluga) and Sultan’s (Almas) - all produced exclusively for the brand. From each purchase 5% of the profit will go towards supporting amfAR, one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy.
hadidcaviar.com/row/

Martin Miller's Gin
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year Martin Miller’s Gin has partnered with award-winning night sky photographer, Babak Tafreshi, to create the arrival of a distinctive Northern Lights-inspired, limited-edition gift box (left). Having won more gold and platinum medals than any other gin in the last 10 years this will make the perfect gift for cocktail enthusiasts and gin connoisseurs alike.
martinmillersgin.com

 

Lewis Hamilton 2015 Brake Disc Table 
Spoil the F1 fan in your life with official memorabilia from Formula One®. Set within a beautifully hand-crafted solid oak tabletop is the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Lewis Hamilton carbon brake disc. Part of the MGP-W06 car as driven by Lewis Hamilton to victory in the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship. Each table comes complete with an authentic hologram.
f1authentics.com

Jessie Thomas Fine Jewellery 
The perfect gift for the lady in your life, after all, diamonds are a girl's best friend! London-based Jessie Thomas is a Goldsmith and Designer who learnt her craft from her father, the celebrated Master Goldsmith, David Thomas. The Floating Diamonds and the Gilded Pearls collection (left) will add elegance to even the most casual outfit. All pieces are handmade in limited editions using ethical and sustainable practices. 
jessiethomasjewellery.com

Prestat Chocolate 
The Prestat Christmas collection is guaranteed to bring joy to households globally. Its famous truffles are internationally considered an exquisite and genuine experience of the British Art of Chocolate Making. Choose from a decadent selection of chocolate gifts including, mini stockings filled with four types of truffles, cheerful Christmas tree decorations hiding inside best-selling truffles and the ultimate Santa-red Christmas Chocolate Box filled with the finest of classic English tradition. 
prestat.com


 

Christmas Wine & Cheese Lovers’ Hamper 
Bolney Wine Estate has released its indulgent Christmas Wine & Cheese Lovers' Hamper filled to the brim with festive picks. Inside you’ll be pleased to find Bolney’s superb Blanc de Blanc and Pinot Noir, a trio of cheeses perfectly matched to the wine, spelt crackers and toast, plus Bolney’s Bacchus chutney. Dessert includes - a half-kilo luxury Christmas pudding, cocoa-dusted almonds, mint thins and a rich 10-year aged Tawny Port. This hamper is sure to leave the lucky receiver spoilt for choice. 
bolneywineestate.com

The Dalmore 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Select
This elegant single malt will make the perfect gift for those with a sweet tooth. This new addition to The Dalmore's award-winning Principal Collection offers a dram to delight throughout the festive season and beyond. On the nose, this single malt reveals fragrant caramelised orange, rich ginger and sultanas laced with honey; to taste, the dark chocolate synonymous with The Dalmore combines with, freshly crushed almonds and a dusting of cinnamon. 
whiskyshop.com

The House of Garrard
If you’re looking for an enduringly classic gift to give a special loved one take a look at Garrad’s Christmas gift guide. The House of Garrard’s has endured since 1735 and its entrusted with designing for a high-calibre of private clients and royalty - most recently publicised for designing Kate Middleton’s coveted Ceylon sapphire and 14 solitaire diamond ring. Envisioned by an all-female design team Garrard’s Christmas gift guide features 12 exquisite jewels that celebrate the brands heritage and British craftsmanship.
Pictured from left to right: 1735 double cluster oval sapphire and diamond ring, 1735 oval ruby and diamond ring (both in platinum), aloria diamond pendant in 18 carat yellow gold, and regal cascade sapphire and diamond earrings in 18 carat white gold.
garrard.com