We've found the perfect presents for the men and women in your life, but sometimes when it comes to those final stocking fillers you need to thinking outside of the box. Tempus has been about town to bring you some of the most exciting – and eccentric – presents you can get your loved ones this Christmas. Read on to see what's in store. >>
Corrigan’s Mayfair Luxury Christmas Hamper
Instead of choosing between a nice bottle of red or a Christmas pudding to take to a festive party, order a luxury Christmas hamper from Corrigan’s Mayfair and enjoy the whole lot! The hamper, priced from £1,000, is filled to the brim with gourmet goods for the festive season. The restaurant will even send a butler to serve the hamper to your friends and family at a location of your choice.
For the person who has it all, Velocity Black is an adventurous concierge service providing its members the chance to take on wild and wonderful adventures – whether it's swimming with orca whales in Norway or flying a jet to the edge of space. And don't miss the Velocity Black box, with gifts including a limited-edition Mont Blanc Invisible Ink notepad and pen.
This beautiful limited-edition festive bottle of Royal Salute is an exquisitye addition to the whisky's signature 21 year old. Royal Salute was first created as a gift for the Coronation of the Queen in 1953 and gifting has remained at the heart of the brand ever since, making it the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Artist Ali Miller's stunning handmade tea sets came to our attention when they were first featured on BBC's Sherlock, and her luxurious, limited-edition plates, teapots and sets are a modern twist on fine china sets. Miller's new gold plated dinner plates are the perfect festive touch for a modern vintage dinner table.
From luxury hampers to breakfast table delights, wine or champagne, The Wolesley hotel's curated selection of indulgent presents is the perfect way to spruce up your Christmas table. Our favourite is an A.A.Gill themed breakfast hamper including a 'Breakfast at the Wolesley' book by the author, and the hotel restaurant's most famous breakfast meal.
Loch Lomond 50 Year Old
Loch Lomond's oldest and rarest single malt whisky is a phenomenal spirit for your Christmas nightcap. Limited to 60 decanters worldwide presented, the Loch Lomond 50 Year Old is priced at £12,000 and celebrates generations of dedication and craftsmanship.
Rosewood ‘12 Days of Christmas’ Holidays
Taking ‘12 days of Christmas’ to a whole new level, Rosewood has launched 12 exclusive holiday packages at 12 of its best hotels around the world. Each package comes with incredible, exclusive experiences tailored to the location. The London package, for instance, includes a trip to the Aston Martin factory where guests can design a bespoke vehicle with the iconic brand’s engineers, while the New York package features a private dinner and show with Broadway stars Megan Hilty or Isaac Mizrahi. With so many excellent options, the only problem is choosing just one.
When it comes to collectible teddy bears, Charlie Bears are the luxury toy with personality. Designed at The Bearhouse in Cornwall and all handmade, Charlie also works in collaboration with designers including Isabelle Lee, Alison Mills and Heather Lyell for their unique collections. Lee created these limited edition Billy Goats and Gruff collection (£800) all fully jointed, hand finished and finished in Alpaca and Mohair.
These Moët mini crackers – available in Moët Impreial or Moët Rosé – will make Christmas dinner pop. The champagne house also had a full-sized bottle of each available in stunning glittering gift boxes ready to pop under the Christmas tree.
Polo Experiences Polo Lessons
If you and your loved ones enjoy watching polo but have never tried playing it, then a polo lesson from Polo Experiences is bound to be a winner this Christmas. Lessons offer a unique opportunity to experience the ‘Game of Kings’ from the other side of the fence and gain more appreciation for the sport ahead of the next polo season. Vouchers start from £145 for a half day and are redeemable at several clubs around England. They’re beautifully packaged, too.
At Home Box Company Subscription
Why give one gift when you can give 12? The At Home Box Company is a lifestyle subscription service, co-founded by TV presenter Anthea Turner and Sarah Jones. Sign your loved one up and they’ll receive a special delivery to their home every month. Each box will include a special selection of cherry- picked treats such as home accessories and beauty products. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.