Every year, Neiman Marcus publishes a Christmas Book that includes very expensive gifts. Watchers look forward to the list every year, which includes once-in-a-lifetime trips, handmade items, and various other outrageously priced goods. It’s a fun read that seems to get more lavish every year. Net-A-Porter started making its own list last year, too, which included a $41,000 weekly shoe subscription. The idea behind these lists is to present the absolute peak of gift-giving, the crop of items you’d surely give if money were no object.
Not to be outdone, we’ve scoured Amazon to make our own list of luxury gifts. While ours are not quite so out of reach, we searched high and low for distinctive touches and high-end products. You don’t necessarily have to be a millionaire to buy any of these items — any of these could be the single big-ticket item for any occasion.
For our selections, we’ve focused on experiential beauty products, premier fashion brands, and jewelry, but we’ve also included a couple of other interesting possibilities. We selected gifts from the finest luxury brands which you can have delivered directly to your home using the convenience of Amazon. If nothing on our list suits you, you can still shop luxury brands like Cartier, CHANEL, and Dooney & Bourke.
Here are our picks for the top ten best luxury gifts for women to help inspire you to gift greatness.
1. Jean Patou Joy Parfum Flacon Luxe
Everyone needs that one special, high-end fragrance for use during special occasions or just when you want to feel indulgent. This Jean Patou bottle is heavily based in floral scents, using 10,600 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses to make one ounce of the scent. It’s opulent and over-the-top, which is what a luxury item should be. You could also opt for the Joy Parfum Blacon Baccarat, which goes for $1,800. For much less than both of these, you an get a Jean Patou Mini Coffret Fragrance Gift Set.
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2. Ultrasone Edition 10 Limited S-Logic Plus Surround Sound Professional Open-back Headphones with Premium Case and Stand
If the lady in your life also happens to be an audiophile, some enterprising designer has taken it upon themselves to combine extremely high-end audio with luxury design to bring you this set of outstanding headphones. These noise-isolating headphones will produce audio in stunning detail while looking decidedly posh. You could also try the Polk Audio AM4220-A Hinge Wireless Headphones that come in three colors of leatherette for a premium look and experience.
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3. Tom Ford Cashmere Wool Gray Belted Women’s Basic Coat
Everyone needs a warm winter coat, so why not make it a delightfully luxurious 70 percent cashmere coat? This is a subtle gray piece made in Italy. The belted closure is a nice touch that is a little different from most jackets. The remaining 30 percent of material is wool for a heavy, cozy feel. For something bit more down to Earth, consider the Anne Klein Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat.
Price: $2,729.99 (52 percent off MSRP)
4. 2006 Dom Perignon Champagne 750 mL
Ah, a fine bottle of Champagne. And what more iconic bottle than Dom? This 11-year old bottle is sure to add to the celebratory environment afforded by other items on this list. Buy it for Christmas in anticipation of New Year’s, or for a milestone birthday, or perhaps get a bottle for each. For a more budget-conscious alternative, consider the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, which is among my favorite alcoholic beverages.
5. Gurhan Byzantine Gold One-of-a-Kind Coin Ring
Bespoke and one-of-a-kind pieces set your collection apart from everyone else’s. This amazing ring is no different. Set into the hammered yellow gold is an ancient Byzantine bronze coin. Each of these rings is unique, owing to the condition of the antique coin. It’s a statement piece that is a sure conversation starter. If you like the coin but can’t stomach the price, there is also this handmade Roman antique coin ring as an option.
6. Rolex Lady’s 179173 Datejust Steel & 18k Gold Jubilee Band
Naturally, when thinking of luxury watches, the prestige of Rolex lives on. The Lady Datejust line remains extremely popular, and this model features a mother of pearl dial paired with the 18k gold elements. This is a classic watch, perfect for the connoisseur. For a more budget-conscious alternative, consider the kate spade new york Women’s 1YRU0005 Gramercy Two-Tone Bracelet Watch.
7. Moritz Glik “Kaleidoscope” 18k Gold and Diamond Floating-Orbit Ring
If you prefer your luxury a bit more avant garde, this piece might be well-suited to the woman on your list. Featuring floating diamonds encased in sapphire, this cocktail ring is sure to be a conversation piece at the holiday party. There is also a matching set of earrings, though these use floating black diamonds. Certainly unique. For a more budget-conscious alternative, consider the Kalan by Suzanne Kalan White Topaz Cushion-Cut Ring if a statement is important.
8. Cartier Woman’s Cashmere Panther Scarf
Available in four colors, this lovely Cartier cashmere and silk scarf makes an excellent accent to a fine outfit. Whether the woman on your list is a Cartier fan or is seeking her first piece, a scarf is an easy gift for those who like to accessorize and layer. My wife is especially fond of scarves and has at least 20. For a more budget-conscious alternative, consider the Calvin Klein Women’s Logo Pashmina scarf, which comes in a wide variety of colors.
Price: $799 (12 percent off MSRP)
9. Rachelle Krieger, ‘Gray & Yellow’
Large scale original art is certainly a luxury item. While you could spend far more on a single piece, just under $10,000 is a good price point for an original oil painting of any significant size. Measuring over four feet, this predominantly gray and yellow (hence the name) abstract work should be purchased with interior design in mind. Either use this piece as a contrasting element or to match an overall theme. One-of-a-king paintings are meant to be treasured, and art is always a thoughtful gift. For a more budget-conscious alternative, consider this Sunessence by karen moehr.
10. Alexander McQueen Padlock Small Biker Leather Hobo Bag
A fine handbag is a must-have staple of any luxury wardrobe. What good is a carefully-curated wardrobe if the bag you carry isn’t up to the same standard? I have personally witnessed my wife choose not to buy a dress because she knew it wouldn’t look good with her purse. This black Alexander McQueen bag should go with almost everything, and is a good mix of upscale and casual. Made in Italy of fine leather, of course. If you don’t quite have the pocket change for this piece, you could try the Nine West Reana Tote with similar styling.