Forget the snow, we’re dreaming of a luxurious Christmas this year. We brought you our 50 Gifts Under $50 Guide and now we’re focused on a few of the most upscale holiday surprises one can find in the Magic City. From dazzling jewels and top-notch beauty products to unforgettable experiences and gorgeous home decor accents, these luxe gifts are definitely the “Open this last!” package under the tree. Here are our luxe loves!
BEAUTY & JEWELS
Have someone on your list who deserves to shine and sparkle this season? These exquisite blackened diamond cage drop earrings from JA Collections are 18 karats of flawless beauty. Complete with two blackened bezel-set center diamonds, they are simple, yet stunning and are sure to make her swoon. Contact JA Collections for pricing.
For the makeup and beauty product lover on your list, nothing beats La Mer. Known for their high-end quality and luxurious feel and finish, any one of these products will soon become the favorite step of her beauty routine. Not sure what makeup to go for? We suggest the La Mer Moisturizing Cream. It is a total life-changer that anyone on your list would enjoy. Find all of these products, ranging from $60 to $670, at Gus Mayer.
Inspired by winter botanicals, this diamond necklace and earring set reflects a modern design with a nod to Old World opulence. Situated in 18-karat white gold, this stunning necklace is designed with a cascade of over 10 carats of brilliant diamonds. The earrings offer the perfect complement with almost 5 carats of diamonds, adding just the right amount of sparkle. Both pieces are from Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers’ Heritage Collection — a collection filled with one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Contact Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers for pricing.
Elegant evening attire
Does the person on your list have an upcoming event or deserve an elegant evening out on the town? Surprise her with this stunning off-the-shoulder navy gown. Complete the look with these breathtaking statement earrings, and you’ve got a gift that will make her feel like a princess. Contact The Clothes Tree by Deborah for pricing.
“The Forevermark Tribute™ Collection celebrates the unique and brilliant woman who wears it. The pieces can be worn stacked or layered to reflect her individual style and character. When combined, the look features multiple diamonds, paying tribute to the many qualities that together make her the incredible woman she is. Contact Brombergs for pricing.
Dazzle her this year with this NYC-based Bond No. 9 perfume. Inspired by Manhattan’s sparkling skyline, this sweet scent combines jasmine, gardenia, carnation, patchouli, sandalwood, marine accord, coffee and caramel to create a totally delicious fragrance just as unique as the person who receives it. Find it at Gus Mayer for $375.
If something special for the home is what you’re searching for, look no further! This bold and beautiful bar features elegant, rich wood accented by simple, clean and gorgeous gilded hardware. This is a fantastic gift for the person who loves to entertain and will make any space look upscale and glamorous. Contact Issis & Sons Furniture and Flooring Gallery for pricing.
Give the gift of luxurious comfort this season with these fur bedding essentials. From blankets to pillows in a number of various colors and designs, these will work for anyone on your list. After all, who wouldn’t want something soft and cozy to relax with throughout the chilly season? Contact Paige Albright Orientals for pricing.
Never underestimate the power of stunning hardware in a house. If you’re hoping to spruce up your space a bit for the season, the Rocky Mountain line from Avondale Specialty Hardware is sure to impress. With a vast selection of styles and finishes, you’ll be able to find one just perfect for giving your home the little lift it needs, including this monogram door knocker, which also makes for a fantastic personalized gift. Contact Avondale Specialty Hardware for pricing.
Pull up a seat at this gorgeous dining table and you may never leave. This 60-inch round Baker Furniture table flawlessly pairs both modern and timeless styles to create a one-of-a-kind gem that will make your dining space completely dreamy. Find it at Defining Home for $3,999.
Have any art lovers on your holiday gifting list? Surprise them with one (or both) of these stunning masterpieces. Not only are they gorgeous, they’ll also add a pop of color to a space and are ideal for the person who adores retro, mid-century styles. Find them at Soho Retro for $1,195 each.
Can you imagine waking up Christmas morning to see your bathroom turned from drab to dreamy? This striking Ronbow 30-inch Amora vanity looks ultra sophisticated in navy and comes complete with a timeless white Carrera marble top. Top it off with this Ronbow 36-inch Sunburst mirror in polished brass and there you have it — a stunning bathroom vignette that will never go out of style. Find the vanity for $3,083 and mirror for $1,395 at Southern Bath & Kitchen.
Private chef’s tasting experience
Eat, drink and be merry this season by treating yourself and your friends to a chef’s tasting in the Hearth Dining Room at OvenBird. Enclosed by beautiful French doors, this intimate dining space is the epitome of rustic beauty. Chef Hastings and his team will prepare a variety of delectable eats like the shishito peppers, octopus salad or roasted bone marrow over a live fire, while guests delight in the dining experience. This might become your new holiday tradition! Contact OvenBird for pricing.
For arguably one of the best Christmas presents ever, contact Cyndy Cantley of Cantley & Company. Known for her impressive, creative and downright gorgeous kitchens, Cyndy and her team will turn the heart of your home into a completely custom-designed creation that will fit your functional needs and express your personal style. Treat yourself with a breathtaking new space this season. Contact Cantley & Company for pricing.
Porsche Driving Experience
Give him a gift he’ll always remember this holiday with the Porsche Driving Experience. Located at Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham’s Porsche Sport Driving School will give him the opportunity to test drive one of the world’s most luxurious cars around the 16-turn, 2.38-mile, FIA-certified race track with a team of professional drive instructors. Contact Porsche Driving Experience for pricing.
May your days be merry, bright and luxurious this holiday season!