Luxury gifts ideas to add to your list

If there's one hard and fast rule of Christmas shopping - besides 'don't leave it until Christmas Eve', it's this: buy the big gifts before your budget runs out. So we've rounded up our pick of the best luxury ideas for boyfriends, best friends and anyone else who's expecting more than a stocking filler or two.

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1. Bags of style

Coach, Mouse Print Market Tote Bag


Berry hued, polished perfection; this Coach Market Tote from their whimsical Holiday Animals collection is sure to be a hit with lovers of all things luxe. Bonus points for its adorable mouse print lining.


Coach, Mouse Print Market Tote Bag, £295


2. Luxe Layer

Linea, Luxury White Stripe Faux Fur Throw


Cuddling up under layers of cosy texture is a fail-safe way to beat those January blues. Take a tip from après ski style and gift a silky-soft faux fur throw - this natural striped option is on our wish list.


Linea, Mottled Cream Faux Fur Throw, £65


3. Heaven Scent

Gucci, Bloom Nettare Di Fiori Eau De Parfum Intense Set


Imagine the original Gucci Bloom and then throw in glorious notes of rose and osmanthus flowers for a delicious woody scent - and that floral bottle is just too pretty to wrap if you ask us.


Gucci, Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori Eau De Parfum, £109


4. Star Baker

Smeg, Stand Mixer, Red


If your special someone fancies themselves as star baker, the coveted Smeg mixer in festive red is hard to beat. And with a five-year warranty, you're guaranteed 'thank you' treats for the foreseeable, right?


Smeg, Stand Mixer, £349.95


5. Deco design

Biba, Clarissa Gold Table Lamp


Statement lighting might not be a staple of wish lists the world-over, but we think this luxe lamp might be a game-changer. Gift it to your favourite design devotee and watch their eyes light up.


Biba, Clarissa Gold Table Lamp, £100


6. Heavy purse, light heart

Aspinal of London, Continental Zip Around Wallet


Made for the stylish woman who likes things in order. With ample room for essentials and luxurious croc-embossed leather, you'll have a hard time giving this super chic gift away. You have been warned.


Aspinal of London, Continental Zip Around Wallet, £175


7. Great times

Links of London, Regent Silver Dial Black Strap Watch


With a silver-plated face, sophisticated leather strap and a date function, this watch has serious luxury appeal, whilst being the perfect everyday timepiece. Cue happy dads, brothers and boyfriends across the land.


Links of London, Regent Silver Dial Black Strap Watch, £550


8. Space saving

Krups, Nespresso Citiz&milk Machine 2016 Design, Silver


The fastest way to make someone's mornings for the foreseeable future? A warming cup of coffee brewed in a speedy 25 seconds. This compact design from the pros at Nespresso is about as sleek as it gets.


Krups, Nespresso Citiz&milk Machine 2016 Design, £209.99


9. Crème de le crème

La Mer, The Moisturizing Cream 100ml


When it comes to winter skincare, there’s only one face cream that anyone need talk about. This cult product from La Mer deeply hydrates and instantly soothes dry skin after just one application.


La Mer, The Moisturising Soft Cream 30ml, £120


10. Enviable style

Richard James Mayfair, Navy Wool Cashmere Coat


If the main man in your life is lacking a smart coat, invest in this cashmere Richard James Mayfair number immediately. We promise he’ll come back to it year after year.


Richard James Mayfair, Navy Wool Cashmere Coat, £395