For our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide, the Luxurious Magazine team has selected some ultimate “must-haves” for this year’s festive season which are suitable for a wide range of budgets and cover a wide range of interests.
Compiling a Christmas Gift Guide is not as easy as one would imagine particularly when you’ve tried to find things suitable for almost everyone. In the past, we’ve tended to choose gifts that some would consider being far out of the reach of many people’s budgets.
However, this year has caused people and businesses to reflect more, and this includes us. Although we specialise in luxury and lifestyle, for this year’s gift guide, we’ve chosen products that will suit many more people and a good number of these shouldn’t put too much of a strain on your wallets and purses.
FOR THE KIDS
Dantoy Bio-Toy Front Loader Tractor
Dantoy recently launched an “I’m Green” range of recyclable bioplastic products, made from at least 90% sugarcane, a sustainable raw material. The packaging has also been manufactured from recycled cardboard, and the toys are microwave and dishwasher safe, frost-proof and contain no toxins. Dante’s front-loading tractor has been designed to encourage social interaction amongst children, and to learn whilst having fun. It’s suitable for kids aged 24 months to 10 years.
Available to purchase from www.amazon.co.uk.
Playmobil Space Mission Rocket Launch Site playset
Space travel has continued to hit the headlines in 2020 with the first crewed Space X flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Kids can enjoy their own out ‘out of this world’ experience thanks to Playmobil’s Space Mission Rocket Launch Site playset, which features working lights and sounds, three game pieces and a host of accessories, including astronauts’ tools, a space shuttle and satellites. To add to the excitement, a separate Playmobil set featuring an Astronaut and Robot Duo Pack (RRP £4.99) can be purchased.
Available to purchase from www.smythstoys.com.
The McLaren Senna ‘Ride-On’ electric car
This is the ultimate accessory for younger performance enthusiasts and is based on McLaren’s most extreme track car, which bears the name of three-time McLaren Formula 1 World Champion, Ayrton Senna. It’s available with authentic and eye-catching McLaren paint colours, including black, white, Mira orange, Vega blue and Memphis red.
A sixth, special edition colour is exclusive to McLaren retailers, namely yellow with green accents, echoing the colours of Ayrton’s legendary F1 helmet. The McLaren Senna Ride-On is suitable for children aged between three and six.
Price: From £299.95
Available to purchase from www.outdoortoys.co.uk.
The Plum Wooden Boathouse
This adorable wooden teal Boathouse from Plum with an apex roof, allows children to enjoy the great outdoors and embrace the weather, rain or shine. It features a three-step ladder, as well as a 1.2-metre slide to return to land. Whether it’s sailing the seven seas or relaxing or in their own hideaway, it is a stunning boathouse that provides years of fun.
Available to purchase from www.plumplay.co.uk.
FOR THE TECH LOVER
Zenfox T3 3CH triple channel dashcam
Want to keep an accurate account of what’s happening inside and out when on the road? The Zenfox T3 3CH might be the perfect solution, as its three cameras allow drivers to record footage of the road ahead and at the rear, but also within the vehicle itself.
All cameras are equipped with Sony STARVIS sensors and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology for sharp and clear night image quality, even in low light conditions. The built-in GPS accurately records the driving route, location, speed and time, and users can playback the video to view real-time information.
Available to purchase from www.zenfox.com and www.amazon.co.uk.
Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport McLaren edition earphones
You may recognise the Klipsch brand from the McLaren pit wall at Formula 1 races, and both Klipsch and the Woking team have joined forces to create the dust-free and water-tight Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport McLaren edition earphones. Features include an eight-hour battery life for the earphones, a seamlessly designed anodised metal signal-boost exterior antenna, McLaren’s hallmark Papaya Orange and carbon fibre accents. A metal card of authenticity comes with the earphones.
Available to purchase from www.klipsch.com/mclaren.
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 Emerald Green Edition laptop
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is ideal for the home, work or study. Powered by the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, it is perfect for every scenario, spanning video editing, to gaming and multimedia content consumption. The technical specification also boasts quad speakers for an exceptional sound experience and a massive 56Wh battery for all-day runtime. Those buying the Huawei MateBook X 2020 Emerald Green laptop will also receive a Huawei Watch GT 2 (Black) and a pair of Huawei FreeBuds 3 (Black, White or Red) in the same bundle.
Available to purchase from https://consumer.huawei.com/uk.
Swarovski Optik NL Pure binoculars
If a friend or loved one is a fan of getting up close to nature and likes to keep an eye out for what’s lurking in the distance, Swarovski Optik’s latest range of NL Pure binoculars could be the ideal gift this Christmas. There are three different models to choose from (offering 8×42, 10×42, and 12×42 magnification), and they deliver the largest-ever field of view of up to 70° with edge-to-edge sharpness.
Price: From £2,370
Available to purchase from Authorised Swarovski Optik dealers and www.swarovskioptik.com.
Leica Q2 Monochrom black and white compact camera
This is the latest product to be released by the German camera brand. Based on the Leica Q2, a cult favourite with a never-ending waiting list, the addition of a dedicated monochromatic sensor takes this camera’s black and white capabilities to levels never seen before. The Q2 Monochrom captures shades, textures and emotions like no other compact camera.
Available to purchase from Leica Stores and authorised Leica dealers.
FOR THE HOME
NASA Retro Galaxy Lamp
The official licensed NASA Retro Galaxy Lamp is a perfect light for all space-enthusiasts and the ideal addition to any room. Standing 50 cm tall, the lava moves when the lamp is on, helping you unwind, relax and drift off to a galaxy far away whilst you dream.
Available to purchase from www.thumbsup.com.
Miller Harris x McQueens limited-edition candles
London perfumer Miller Harris has partnered with luxury floral brand McQueens to create three beautifully presented limited edition scented candles. Each candle is uniquely fragranced with an evocative new floral scent inspired by the prestigious flower shop. The three candles in the range are Green Stem, Water Wood and Petal Storm Petals.
Price: £65 each
Available to purchase from www.selfridges.com.
Jakki Doodles Luxury Card Box
Like card games and tricks at Christmas? Well, Noble Macmillan has teamed up with artist Jakki Jones, also known as ‘Jakki Doodles’, to create a luxury fuchsia finest calfskin leather box housing stylish and fun playing cards, which can be used to entertain the whole family for hours on end.
Available to purchase from www.noblemacmillan.com.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer with NEW Seasonal Bowl
The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer is the ideal cooking companion, whether it’s when making bread or delicious cakes. The dark green Pebbled Palm mixer with a textured finish can now be bought either with a hand-crafted stainless-steel quilt effect bowl or a Gold Metallic finish.
Available to purchase from www.kitchenaid.co.uk.
Pizzaiolo pizza oven
Lovers of Italian food will be impressed with the very first pizza oven from Sage Appliances in the UK. The Pizzaiolo, designed for the kitchen, has the same capabilities as an authentic wood-fired oven and is perfect for cooking a range of pizza styles, including frozen, thin and crispy, and thick crust and pan. There’s even a ‘hack’ mode for those looking to experiment beyond the existing modes.
Available to purchase from www.sageappliances.com.
LG GX soundbar
The LG Electronics GX soundbar has been designed to perfectly complement LG’s artistically-inspired Gallery range of OLED TVs. It can be mounted either flush on the wall directly under the TV or supported using a steel stand. This product delivers superior sound thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTX:S for remarkable three-dimensional audio.
Available to purchase from www.richersounds.com.