Last week we brought you our annual guide to great gifts for $50 or less. Today, the pendulum swings in the opposite direction as we bring you our wishlist of luxury items to wish for — and money is no object! Whether your pockets are deep or you haven’t a dime to spare, we can all agree it’s fun to swoon over aspirational items, whether they show up under the tree or not. From jewelry and home goods to men’s items and more, take a look at what we’re dreaming of getting — or gifting!
2018 Luxe Loves
Gabrielle Friedman Dancing Light tourmaline earrings
Bring a little dazzle to the holidays with these stunners. Gabrielle Friedman’s Dancing Light tourmaline 18k-gold earrings feature blue and green tourmaline stones that capture the light and offer a special shimmer. Find them for $2,500 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.
Antique laundry basket
Anyone can run to a big-box retailer and pick up a basket, but you’ll only find these spectacular antique laundry baskets at Lolo French Antiques in Birmingham. This amazing hand-made French basket is super-sturdy and can be used for storage or decor, circa early 1900s. Find them in store or online here for $385.
Style Yourself Chic Society subscription
This year, offer them the gift of unmatched style. Megan LaRussa, local style coach and fashion expert, offers an annual membership to her Style Yourself Chic Society to ensure you can give a gift that keeps giving. The lucky recipient of this gift will have access to Megan’s style tips and tricks, shoppable guides, style guides and so much more. Find it for $297 from Megan LaRussa.
Jade Trau stackable rings
Nothing says luxury like Jade Trau’s charming stackable diamond rings. Wear these sweet and sparkly mixers with your favorite look for an instant wardrobe update! Find these, starting at $1,200 per ring, at Mednikow Jewelers, with locations in Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta.
Copper nut bowl
Southern artist Ben Caldwell creates masterful pieces from copper, and this stunning copper nut bowl is no exception! Available in three sizes, this work of art will bring life to any tablescape. Prices range from $554 to $780. Learn more here.
We always love searching for a fabulous pair of sunnies in the summer, but there’s no time quite like the holidays to wrap up a luxe pair to put under the tree! This Barton Perreira pair called the Demoiselle style will have you or any lucky lady strutting in some fabulous shades this season for $725. Find them at their store in Nashville or online here.
Antique Shanxi armoire
Bring an ancient Asian accent to your home with this beautiful antique armoire. Hailing from the Shanxi province of China, this piece dates back to the mid-19th century. Find it for $2,450 at Nashville’s fabulous new home store Royal Circus or online here.
Custom leather jacket
For the guy or gal who has it all, here’s one thing we’re sure they don’t have: a custom, handmade leather jacket by Swedish designer Roxenstone, who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. You’ll collaborate on what the jacket should look like (long, short, biker-style, hoodie, shearling-lined … whatever the heart desires), and you’ll be involved in the fitting process as well. This jacket is made specifically for one person, and the design and tailoring will make that apparent. If you aren’t worried about spending a few thousand dollars for the sky-is-the-limit, one-of-a-kind jacket, this is the gift he/she will remember for absolutely EVER. Museum-worthy quality for art that you actually wear, that is what Roxenstone delivers. Yes, we’re smitten.
Mongolian cashmere throw
An oversized, Mongolian cashmere throw is not only incredibly soft to cozy up with on the couch, but it doubles as a decor accent, adding texture and lending an inviting air to any space. When you’re not cuddling with this ombre beauty by MATOUK, drape it on a couch corner to add a bit of interest. Find it for $1,497 at Lisa Mallory Interior Design.
Alligator limited-edition sweater for him
Don’t forget to indulge the man in your life, and this Cowichan crew-neck alligator sweater from Billy Reid will do just that. This heavy-knit sweater features raglan sleeves and a perfectly masculine design. Find it for $495 at billyreid.com.
When it’s time to give your interiors a refresh, put this piece at the top of the list. The sommelier chandelier is comprised of individual pieces of recycled glass, which come together to create a brilliant shimmer to illuminate your space. Find it for $1,800 at Accentrics.
Winter weather may be a drag, but you can bring life back into your home with customized landscaping. Page|Duke Landscape Architects create landscape and garden designs that are thoughtful, beautiful, inspiring, timeless — and that beautifully transform with the changing seasons. Treat yourself and your home to a new green space that will make you and your family want to spend every day out in the sunshine. Prices vary depending on your specific needs and the scope of the project. Call (615) 320-0220 to schedule an appointment.
Stoneware & Co.’s Louisville Pottery Collection
Minimalism meets elegance with Stoneware & Co.’s subtly art-forward Louisville Pottery Collection. A hand-applied, brushed-on glaze only partially covers the simple lines of this pottery collection, leaving a glimpse of the natural beauty of the clay body. In addition to the basic place setting pieces, the Louisville Pottery Collection also features additional serving pieces and bakeware, including nested mixing bowls, cake crocks and a full set of carafes. Find a complete set of place settings for 10 people for a total of $1,100 at Louisville’s Stoneware & Co. or online here.
A Weekend in Music City
Nashville is all the rage, so score some points with your significant other by sweeping them away for a weekend in Music City. First order of business? Book a room at The Westin. In addition to the Rhapsody Spa, Oak Steakhouse and the top-of-the-line accommodations, The Westin is also conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nashville and central to the various shopping and dining pockets found throughout Music City. SB TIP: Download the free SB App, and you’ll have the best of Nashville right at your fingertips. Learn more about The Westin and book a room here.
Leather golf bag
Is there a golfer in your life? Treat them this holiday season with this stunning premium leather airliner-style golf bag. It’s handcrafted, durable and has enough room for even the most modern gear-centric golfer. Find this golf bag for $1,595 at Steurer & Jacoby in Louisville or online here.
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.
Cheers to a luxurious holiday season!
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