We could all use a little something to dream about this holiday season. 2020 has been a tumultuous year, which is why we’re once again sharing our favorite luxurious gift guide to bring a bit of cheer. We recently brought you our 25 Gifts Under $50 Guide, and now, with our Luxe Loves, we’re focused on a few of the most upscale holiday surprises one can find in the Magic City. From dazzling jewels to unforgettable experiences, these 18 luxe gifts are definitely the “Open this last!” package under the tree.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? Well, this piece will solidify that notion. Alternating round brilliant cut and baguette diamonds, totaling 2.09 carats, travel around this 14K white gold tennis bracelet for an eye-catching design. It’s truly a magnificent piece. Find this for $5,290 at Diamonds Direct.
We are swooning over these simple, yet statement-making earrings crafted by Hollie Winter Fine Jewelry. These yellow gold hoop earrings look simply stunning from every angle and are perfectly accented with eye-catching diamonds. Find these for $1,490 at SB Shop.
Give her your heart this holiday season. This gorgeous 14k yellow gold heart pendant necklace in white diamond will make your love shine like never before. Also available in 14k white gold, this thoughtful gift will be cherished for years to come. Find it for $1,200 at Kendra Scott.
Get ready to show off some serious arm candy. This beautiful bangle features over a ½ carat of brilliant diamonds designed in a delicate floral motif against a textured gold background. Available in white, rose or yellow gold, this modern piece was designed with a nod to old world opulence. Find these for $2,500 each at Avani Rupa.
FASHIONABLE & ACCESSORIES
Feel like a million bucks, even as you work from home. This rich ruby colored Diamond Tea velvet robe is unbelievably plush and soft – the perfect attire for any at-home girl boss this holiday season. Find it for $228 at The Lingerie Shoppe.
If you have a special someone who’s dreaming about an island getaway, these sunglasses are just what they need. Made by Krewe, these unisex frames feature a unique, on-trend style that are perfect for any fashionable jetsetter. Find these for $395 at Manhattan South.
For the fashionista on your list, there is nothing better than a unique cashmere coat for those cold winter nights. This embroidered jacket created by Avant Toi is even more beautiful in person. Find this for $2,945 at B. Prince.
Italian leather handbag
A gal can never have too many purses, especially if it involves Italian leather. This stunning handbag by Hanner Clarke Handbags is an absolute showstopper and can be worn with many different outfits throughout the year. Find this for $750 at SB Shop.
These boots are made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do. Handmade in Spain, these gorgeous leather boots are essential for any fashion-lovers closet. We can’t get enough of the snakeskin print and it’s so on trend right now! Find these for $375 at basic.
For the fashion-discerning gentleman in your like, this men’s bi-fold wallet by Ray Hampton (Mabyl’s men’s line) is one he’ll love. The hand-stitched alligator wallet features eight card slots and a full-size bill slot. Choose from chocolate or black and from matte or glazed finish. Find it at SB Shop for $550 here.
Calling all art enthusiasts, we have the perfect gift for you. This stunning framed 30 x 40 acrylic canvas painting by Georgia native Meredith Raiford Akins is absolutely awe-inspiring. The painting, titled “The Wilds of Rome”, pays tribute to the beautiful scenery and striking colors Akins saw firsthand while traveling through Italy. Find this for $2,400 at Design Supply.
This stunning Spanish Gilt & Silver Gilt Sun Mirror is a wish-list worthy piece that is truly ornate and timeless, which makes it the perfect gift for newlyweds, first-time homebuyers, or those who have a keen eye for home decor. Measuring 27 inches in diameter, this mirror makes for a captivating mantel centerpiece. For more information about this piece, including pricing, please contact Henhouse Antiques by email at [email protected] or by phone at (205) 918-0505.
Nothing says sophistication like a beautiful leather sofa. As the staple of the living room, it’s important that the couch is as comfortable as it is beautiful. This Duncan sofa is the best of both worlds. Just imagine all the Sunday naps that will be had on this beautiful couch! Adorn it with bright pillows or keep it neutral and monochromatic. Find this for $3,509 at At Home Furnishings.
For the bar cart
We’ve found the perfect gift for those who like to keep a top-notch bar cart. Say hello to the Distiller’s Art Scotch 23 Year Macallan Scotch Cask Strength Single Barrel. The Distiller’s Art collection boasts a large range of single-cask bottlings showcasing the character of a region or of a particular distillery. This bottle is considered a crown jewel among beverage collectors. Find this for $2,100 at LeNell’s Beverage Boutique.
UPSCALE EXPERIENCES & SERVICES
Staycation at the Grand Bohemian
We could all use a peaceful weekend away after all we’ve faced in 2020. Give the gift most relaxing staycation to your loved one this year with the romance package at the beautiful Grand Bohemian hotel. Along with a gorgeous soaking tub king room, you’ll enjoy speciality chocolates, a bottle of wine and a $50 credit for food and beverage. This is the ultimate treat! Book this, starting at $790 per night, at the Grand Bohemian.
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Two-Day Ultimate Porsche Driving Experience
If you have someone special on your list who feels the need for speed, you’re in luck! Located at the Barber Motorsports Park is one of the nation’s three Porsche Track Experience driving schools. Participants will be able to drive with direction from some experienced race drivers and learn the best tips and tricks on-track and in a classroom setting. Spend two full days learning the ins and outs of how to be the best driver possible all while behind the wheel of an incredible Porsche. Find this for $3,400 at Porsche Driving.
Does someone on your list deserve a relaxing spa day? Consider gifting them a day of pampering at the Spring House Spa on Pursell Farms’ beautiful resort. Our ideal combo? The warm stone massage and a body scrub. Top it off with a cocktail at Old Tom’s Pub or make it a whole weekend at the Inn! Book the massage and scrub for $305 at Spring House Spa.
May your days be extra merry, bright and luxurious this holiday season!
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