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.


1. New metallic



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Rose gold, metallic, tasseled - this crossbody from Michael Kors is sure to be a hit with lovers of all things luxe. Bonus points for its perfectly practical compact size and satchel strap.


Michael Kors Ginny Crossbody Bag £195.00


2. Luxe layer



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Cuddling up under layers of cosy texture is a fail-safe way to beat those January blues. Take a tip from the hibernation experts and gift a silky-soft faux fur throw - this ruched cream option is on our wish list.


Linea Ruched Cream Faux Fur Throw £99.00


3. Star baker



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


Onyx Black KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer £499.50


4. Swiss sensation



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A rose gold plated face, leather strap and technology from those experts over in Switzerland - this is a watch with serious luxury appeal. Give it to the man who has everything, be it boyfriend or brother.


Links of London Richmond Watch £395.00


5. Deco design



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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 Albany Gold Table Lamp £120.00


6. Green with envy



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Every winter wardrobe needs a statement coat, and this mossy green number would give most a run for their money. What better way to beat the bitterness of January weather than fluffy faux fur?


Biba Green Faux Fur Portobello Coat £179.00


7. Bejewelled beauty



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The embellished detail makes this cuter-than-cute pouch something a little special - we love the combination of pebbled leather and jewel toned studs. It's even lined with those signature spots.


Kate Spade New York Devoe Street Leila Pouch £105.00


8. Space-saving



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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.


Magimix Nespresso Citiz Coffee Machine £159.99


9. Heaven scent



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Precious Middle-Eastern oud and sandalwood make up the base of this spicy-sweet scent, layered with top notes of fragrant bergamot. And the gorgeous gold bottle? You probably won't even need to wrap it.


Atkinsons Her Majesty The Oud Eau De Parfum £150.00


10. Woollen wonder



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The black overcoat is a contemporary classic. If the main man in your life is lacking this winter wardrobe staple, this wool Epsom coat from Paul Smith is something he'll go back to year after year.


PS By Paul Smith Epsom Wool Over Coat £425.00