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 to unforgettable experiences and gorgeous home decor accents, these luxe gifts are definitely the “Open this last!” package under the tree. Whether you can swing it this year or you need to save up the cash first, these gifts are definitely worth the splurge!
Put a ring on it
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and after you give her this ring, you’ll be hers for good. This emerald-cut diamond ring features a head-turning 6.03-carat center stone. It is truly magnificent. Call to inquire about pricing at Bromberg’s.
‘Simply stunning’ describes this gorgeous long diamond necklace. Artfully designed, this necklace features a square motif with nearly 15 carats of sparkling diamonds situated on 18-karat gleaming white gold. It is a statement piece perfectly suited for the holidays and beyond. Find it and learn more about pricing at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers.
Unique statement earrings
We are swooning over these breathtaking earrings from Jordan Alexander Jewelry. These aquamarine and diamond cage earrings are certainly unlike any other piece she owns. Find them for $11,340 at Jordan Alexander.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — never underestimate the design power of beautiful hardware! These sophisticated pulls and knobs from Baldwin and Belwith Keeler are made with Swarovski crystals and marble, making them ultra-luxurious and showstopping. The crystal knobs, ranging from $44.00 to $60.00 each, and the marble pulls, ranging from $31.00 to $58.00 each, are available by special order at Avondale Specialty Hardware.
How gorgeous are these zebra-hide balls?! These can be used as pillows or accent pieces for the couch or placed on the table or floor for an unexpected sculptural element. Find these for $625 each at Paige Albright Orientals.
What could be more luxurious than a navy blue velvet couch?! We fell in love with this one from Defining Home. If your gift recipient loves statement-making, upscale pieces with a unique twist, this is the perfect gift for them. Find it for $2,999 at Defining Home.
At almost 13.5 feet long, this late 19th century solid walnut Italian trestle table seats fourteen very comfortably, making it suitable as a dining or conference table. The thick and sturdy timbers are able to withstand daily use for another century. And the beautiful patina along with the stature of this impressive piece would add a spectacular presence to any room. Find it for $21,250 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
For the grilling aficionado
Surprise the grill master in your life with the ultimate outdoor accessory — a grill! This Primo Oval XL 400 All-In-One grill has everything the grill guru needs and maybe a bit more! Find it and learn more about pricing at Toulmin Cabinetry and Design.
Cowhide coffee table
This absolutely gorgeous cowhide coffee table will lend a layered complexity to almost any space. This piece makes a sophisticated statement while softening the space with a textured touch of elegance. Find it for $1,698 at Richard Tubb Interiors.
UPSCALE EXPERIENCES & SERVICES
Making an investment in your smile doesn’t just change the way you look, it changes the way you feel. Gift someone a confident smile this year with a totally transformative smile makeover from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Paul Koch is the best in the business at making dental dreams come true! Contact Koch Aesthetic Dentistry for pricing.
Chef’s tasting at The Yard in The Elyton Hotel
Treat the epicure on your holiday gifting list to the ultimate dining experience at The Yard in The Elyton Hotel. Their winter tasting menu consists of seven courses with additional wine pairing made by Executive Chef, Julian Shell. The tasting is $59 per person (minimum of two and maximum of six) plus $30 per person for the wine pairing. Contact The Yard to make a reservation.
Have a beauty-lover on your list? Consider gifting them one of Village Dermatology’s top-notch services, including their medical-grade facials. They will receive a custom facial, clinically customized for their skin’s needs. Thorough cleansing, exfoliation, masque and light pore extraction and optional add-ons will complete the service. Find it for $125 at Village Dermatology.
Give the gift of a more organized space, home and mind — who doesn’t need that?! Organize BHAM offers both organizing and moving sessions for whatever they require. Organizing sessions are available in one- to three-hour options, ranging from $180 to $540, and moving sessions, ranging from $900 to $3,840. If you have someone on your list who could use a little help decluttering and getting organized for the start to 2019, this is the ultimate gift!
Rich Potential life coach
Gift them the opportunity to start out 2019 on the best foot possible with a life-coaching session. Martha Anne Rich of Rich Potential seeks to help her clients move forward with intention and purpose toward meaningful change and a more rewarding life. Benefits of this include measured progress toward specific goals, enhanced self-care, improved self-confidence and so much more. Learn more about Martha Anne’s sessions and request payment information here.
Porsche Driving Experience
Do you know someone who feels the need for speed? Give them a gift they’ll always remember this holiday with the Porsche Driving Experience. Located at Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham’s Porsche Sport Driving School offers drivers 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.
Staycation for two
Gift this luxurious “Get Out of Town” package at Pursell Farms to your significant other or the couple in your life who deserves a night away. They’ll receive 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 it here.
May your days be merry, bright and luxurious this holiday season!