As Christmas nears and our to-do lists (hopefully) begin to shorten, it’s time to focus on finding those perfect gifts for our nearest and dearest. Last week, we featured 50 Southern gifts under $50. This week, we’re focusing on our luxe loves — ultra-indulgent luxury gifts worth gifting to that special someone, or that we’re simply dreaming of this season. From dazzling jewels to unforgettable experiences to gorgeous home decor accents, these luxe gifts are definitely the “Open this last!” package under the tree.
FOR THE HOME
Nothing makes the home cozier or more party-ready than a wonderfully festive candle from LesRuches, one of the world’s finest non-toxic artisan candles. It’s made from essential oils and lead-free cotton wicks for a clean burn. Get this luxe gift from Epiphany Design Studio in Nashville for $298.
Every bedroom could use a bench by the foot of the bed for easy dressing in the morning (or to hold your need-to-fold laundry!). The beautiful Monroe leather bench from home furnishing treasure trove Merridian is the perfect addition to any bedroom or hard-to-fill space in your home. Find this for $845 at Merridian’s Louisville shop or call them at (502) 895-3151. (The reclaimed wood headboard panel is also for sale for $795.)
Impossible Collection of Wine book
For the wine lover in your life, skip the expensive bottle this year and give them a gift to cherish for years to come. In this impressive anthology, top sommelier Enrico Bernardo imagines the perfect cellar filled with the most exceptional wines of the 20th century from around the globe. Find the hand-bound latest edition of Impossible Collection of Wine at Epergne in Nashville — or inquire at your local specialty book retailer — for $995.
This find is one of our favorite surprises! The Hermitage Hotel’s signature mattress is known for its luxurious, unparalleled comfort, and your sweetheart will thank you for this gift of amazing sleep! The mattresses can be purchased at Rachel’s Boutique in the Nashville hotel or online for $3,899.
Spa day at Blackberry Mountain
Walland, TN’s Blackberry Mountain, sister resort to the ultra-luxurious Blackberry Farm, offers unique combinations of activities and spa treatments at their stunning mountaintop spa, Nest. From watercolor painting and nutrition classes to hiking and aerial yoga, there’s a splurge-worthy package for everyone. The Reconnect experience is 50 minutes of private training or yoga instruction for two, followed by an 80-minute couples massage. Begin and end in the sauna, steam room or year-round heated infinity pool. Book the Reconnect treatment for $700 here.
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 Birmingham’s 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.
SPLURGE-WORTHY FASHION STATEMENTS
Metallic reversible jacket
Make two statements with this reversible jacket featuring a gold side and a glossy black side. Whether you’re hitting a night out on the town, or sprucing up a date-night outfit, this will be your new go-to. Find this Akris Punto Metallic Reversible Jacket for $1,190 at Oak Hall, with locations in Nashville and Memphis.
You can’t go wrong with the gift of comfy cashmere. Lightweight, beautiful and deliciously soft, this Turkish-T scarf is breathable and effortlessly gorgeous. Find this for $220 at SB Shop.
Few things tie an outfit together better than a well-fitted moto jacket. This cognac-hued, buttery leather jacket is handmade in Italy and absolutely beautiful. Find it for $1,695 at Billy Reid.
Alys Tall Tote
When it comes to a great tote bag, now’s the time to splurge. The Alys Tall Tote from Ceri Hoover, in classy black leather, can truly carry all of the essentials while elevating any ensemble. It also has two interior slip pockets and a magnetic snap closure for easy grab-and-go. Get it in-store or online from Ceri Hoover for $495.
Give the bold fashion-loving woman in your life a pair of the best in cowboy boots from Lucchese. The pop of red is sure to bring cheer to any outfit, from an all-black get up to a colorful sundress. These snazzy boots can be purchased online or in-store for $895.
With all the sparkle around us in December, we couldn’t forget these stunning Alex Sepkus 18K yellow gold and diamond hoops from Nashville’s Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry. Get your pair of gleaming earrings in-store or online for $4,800.
Hollie Winter Fine Jewelry is one of our favorite Southern jewelry maker gems. She curates unique pieces that will be cherished for years to come, and this beautiful diamond bracelet would bring some sparkle to anyone’s wrist on your Christmas list. Shop this bracelet — in white diamond or yellow diamond — for $1,815 from SB Shop.
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Mabyl is one of our favorite Southern brands for high-quality, ethically sourced exotic skins and hides. ray hampton, Mabyl’s men’s brand, is designed and made in Nashville, and we think this bi-fold wallet is the perfect gift for any man on your list. This handsome hand-stitched wallet in American alligator, with French chèvre lining, features eight card slots and a long-bill slot. Find it for $550 on SB Shop.
May your days be merry, bright and luxurious this holiday season!