It’s not easy to find something worthy of the most discerning women in your life, from your mother to your sister to your closest friends, or, dare we say, even yourself? As Oscar Wilde once said, “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”And top-notch luxury gifts for her can take more time to find than you have at the holidays.
To introduce you to the best luxury gifts for women before this year’s holiday shipping deadlines (December 12 is the cutoff date we’re seeing most often, by the way), we consulted a gift-giving expert. Elyse Walker, founder of her namesake designer boutique Elyse Walker, knows her way around the best luxury gifts that are worth the investment. “Gift-giving is one of the most rewarding things to do,” Walker says. “I love to splurge on my friends or family and gift them something that they would have never bought for themselves.” And that just might be our new definition of luxury.
The following items are perfect instances of worthy splurges‚ from an exquisite Cartier watch to an expertly crafted loafer. Luxurious—in whatever area the woman you love might appreciate most. If you’re well aware of her hobbies or sense of style, you can start there. For example, a sleek record player makes an excellent tech gift or a sparkly bag is a memorable fashion gift. And if you’re just not sure what she’ll really want? There are lots of universally beloved gifts that are also brimming with sophistication. You may not believe it, but a luxe soap or candle will always be a welcome present. Shop the best luxury gifts for women below that fit the bill and will arrive on time.