We’re dreaming of a luxurious Christmas this holiday season. We recently brought you our 50 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 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. This custom diamond pendant created by Bromberg’s Master Jeweler Philip Flenniken features 1.88 carats total weight in diamonds, and it’s set in 14k white gold. It is truly magnificent! Find it at Bromberg’s in Mountain Brook for $9,000.
Unique arm candy
We are swooning over this simple, yet statement-making bangle from Kendra Scott. The 14k rose gold bracelet is accented with perfectly placed diamonds for that right amount of sparkle. Find it for $1,200 at Kendra Scott.
“Stunning” is the perfect word to describe these blue sapphire drop earrings. Weighing 13.62 carats and accented by 1.25 carats of diamonds, the classic design exudes opulence and glamour. These earrings are a timeless pair, perfectly suited for the holidays and beyond. Find them for $55,000 at Diamonds Direct.
FASHIONABLE & ACCESSORIES
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.
For the fashionista on your list, there is nothing better than a chic moto jacket for those cold winter nights. This cognac, washed leather jacket is handmade in Italy and absolutely beautiful. Find it for $1,695 at Billy Reid.
A gal can never have too many purses. This stunning bag by B.MAY is an absolute showstopper and can be worn with many different outfits throughout the year. Find it at B. Prince for $1,380.
Who doesn’t love the luxurious feel of cashmere? Give that cozy gift this holiday season with this lightweight, beautiful and deliciously soft Turkish-T scarf. It’s breathable and effortlessly gorgeous. Find it for $220 at SB Shop.
Bring a touch of “luxe” to the home this season with these gorgeous feather-accented pillows! These pieces can be added to your couch, your favorite recliner or even a seat at the dining room table for an unexpected aesthetic touch. Find them for $289 each at Richard Tubb Interiors.
These impressive pieces discovered in Lyon, France, by the Lolo French Antiques owners, would add a striking presence to any room. The pair of signed terra cotta framed cottage plaques are in pristine condition and would impress any antique-lover on your list. Find the pair for $4,900 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
Leather reclining couch
Upgrade your living room this Christmas with a new reclining leather couch. The whole family will enjoy relaxing on this incredibly comfortable piece. Just imagine all the Sunday naps that will be had on this beautiful couch! While a leather couch usually brings one much bigger price, this one is a luxe love that actually a bargain for $1,079.99 at Alabama Furniture Market.
For the antiques collector
This collection of French and Turkish antique breadboards are wishlist-worthy. Sturdy enough to withstand centuries, these boards are truly pieces of art that can double as beautiful centerpieces on a grand dining room table. Find them, ranging from $245 to $385, at Henhouse Antiques.
Spring will be here before we know it. Gift the chef in your life a grill they’ll use for years to come. Created and designed in Italy, this wood-burning oven can be used to roast, bake, or grill countless meals. Find this Alfa Ciao Pizza Oven for $1,999 at Alabama Gaslight & Grill.
These gorgeous handmade Kuba stools will lend a layered complexity to almost any space. The pieces make a unique statement while adding both texture and color. Find them for $450 each at Paige Albright Orientals and allow yourself the gift of some more seating around the coffee table this holiday season.
Updated lamp fixtures
It’s usually the smallest pieces of decor that transform a space from dreary to fabulous, and this gorgeous table lamp by Visual Comfort is no exception. This lamp is ornate and timeless, which makes it the perfect gift for newlyweds, first-time homebuyers, or those who have a keen eye for home decor. Find it for $539 at Mayer Lighting.
UPSCALE EXPERIENCES & SERVICES
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.
If you have someone on your list who would appreciate the help decluttering and getting organized for 2020, this is the ultimate gift! Organize BHAM offers sessions to help organize any space, from kitchens and pantries to garages, closets and playrooms. Contact Organize BHAM for pricing and availability here.
Staycation for two
Gift those newlyweds a luxurious experience they’ll never forget. The luxurious “Get Out of Town” package at Pursell Farms includes a one-night stay at The Inn at Pursell Farms, a welcome gift in their room upon arrival, and a $50 incidental resort credit that can be used toward dinner, a spa treatment, golf or any of the other fabulous amenities Pursell Farms offers. The package starts at $229. Learn more and purchase the package here.
Bike into the new year
We all have a fitness fanatic on our list, so wrap them up a gift they truly want this holiday season. Ignite Cycle is an innovative indoor cycle studio in the heart of Pepper Place that always provides an incredible workout in an encouraging atmosphere. The Sparks Club membership package at Ignite includes one year of unlimited riding, early access to the bike room schedule, waitlist priority, 20% off apparel and two guest passes per month. Find this package for $2,000 at Ignite Cycle.
Give the gift of confidence and beautiful skin this season with this at-home spa-like trio from SkinMedica. The set leaves skin feeling refreshed and renewed. Find this set, for $375, at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry.
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Does someone on your list deserve a relaxing spa day? Consider gifting them one of Cahaba Dermatology’s top-notch services, including one of their indulgent spa packages. The lucky recipient of a Revive Spa Package will enjoy a 60-minute salt water float, a 60-minute massage and a signature facial. Find it for $220 at Cahaba Dermatology.
May your days be merry, bright and luxurious this holiday season!
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