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When it comes to holiday gifting, it’s not about the price of the gift but rather the sentiment behind it. However, there are some years when you just want to spoil someone special and go all out for them. Whether they’ve had a tough year and need some extra love this holiday season, a splurge-worthy gift such as glittering jewelry, heirloom piece of furniture, objet d’ art or well-made clothing can show them how much they mean to you.
Here, our favorite expensive Christmas gifts for when you want to go above and beyond. Though "expensive" means something different to everyone, we chose high-quality gifts that were $250 and above—and well worth their price. Whether you're choosing an expensive Christmas gift for your partner, sibling, parent or friend, they'll be surprised and delighted with any items on this list.
Red Bentley Clutch II
This clutch is a must for the design lover in your life. Made of Schumacher's iconic Chiang Mai Dragon fabric and lined with blue linen, it's the perfect statement piece for cocktail parties. We love that you can choose your own hardware to customize the bag even further.
JOANIE Suede Bootie
Suede booties are a staple item in every fashionista's closet, but they tend to get ruined as soon as they touch water (a total bummer, since you tend to wear them most during damp winter months). These booties from La Canadienne are super chic and feature City Dry™ technology that makes the Italian suede waterproof and breathable. Score!
Monogram Forge Heated Ice Press
This is the only heated ice press available in the U.S., and it's the perfect gift for the cocktail lover or host in your life. It produces slow-melting ice spheres in under a minute, so their old fashioned will stay chilly without dilution.
100 Points Crystal Wine Decanter
Made from dazzling Lalique crystal, this decanter embodies functional beauty and timeless luxury. They'll think of you every time they have a dinner party and use this beautiful heirloom.
Green Onyx Clover Cuff Links
How handsome are these green onyx cuff links? Made from hand-carved, one-of-a-kind stone, we think they just may be your giftee's new lucky charm.
Olivia Button Rivière
This rivière is versatile for day and night, and is (quite literally) fit for a queen. The dazzling piece was featured on Netflix's show Queen Charlotte.
Panama Leather Jewelry Box
When it comes to luxury leather goods, Smythson boasts unrivaled craftsmanship and timeless elegance. Made from scuff-resistant calfskin with butter-soft nubuck lining, this jewelry box is perfect for protecting your most prized baubles, watches and more. It also comes with a removable tray for stowing in your carry-on and transporting on your travels.
Maura Feather Caftan
The party has officially arrived! Every daring tastemaker needs a standout cocktail dress, and this 100% silk number with feather trim is just the ticket. She'll love receiving this jewel-toned dress in a flattering column silhouette.
Luxury Grandmaster Chocolate Chess Pieces Set
Foodies will adore this edible chessboard set made from pure chocolate. It comes in a chic green croc printed briefcase for a gift that's indulgent, refined and totally over the top (in the best way possible).
Bespoke Ebury Tote
This tote is the perfect gift for the woman on the go. The silhouette is timeless, and it gets a little glam treatment from the chic red lining. It also features plenty of pockets (including one to fit a laptop), which is ideal for travel or commuting to the office, and can be personalized with a custom message on the inside.
We've found the perfect gift for the steak-lover in your life. This American Wagyu crossed with Angus is perfectly marbled and hand-cut by Midwestern butchers. Buy 8-10 steaks so your recipient can enjoy them all year.
This green croc Birkin is an instant heirloom—and one any fashion lover would be delighted to receive as a gift this holiday season! The rich jewel tone, timeless shape and icon status of this bag will make her the envy of all her friends.
Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine
Coffee addicts will feel like a barista when they make their own espresso drinks at home. With the easy-to-use touch screen, they can choose to make delicious lattes, cappuccinos, Americanos and more in minutes, thanks to the precision grinder and 9-bar extraction.
Charlotte Collared Gown
Perfect for wedding receptions, cocktail parties and holiday gatherings, this green organza gown with a floral overlay will carry her from winter to summer. The classic A-line silhouette is flattering on everyone, and the waist-tie belt is removable.
Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
Apple's latest wireless headphones go over the ear for high-fidelity audio and noise-cancellation. Thanks to dynamic head tracking technology, your recipient will get to enjoy immersive, theater-like sound.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer
Every home cook needs a stand mixer, and this 5-quart one from KitchenAid is a serious workhorse. Whether you want to whip cream, shred chicken or mix up a cake batter, it's got you covered. If you really want to spoil them, you can add attachments like a pasta roller or veggie spiralizer.
Reserve Sheet Set
These sheets are made by taking the longest-staple 100% organic cotton on earth and slow spinning it before finishing it in flame. The result? Silky soft bedding with a beautiful luster and couture details. They'll thank you for giving them the gift of a better night's sleep.
Poolside Pairs, Estate Edition
Art lovers will appreciate this coveted edition of a Slim Aarons photograph taken in Palm Springs. It embodies vintage 1970s glamour and features a desert house designed by the renowned architect Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman.
Macri Giglio 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Cuff
This 18-karat yellow gold bracelet is handcrafted using traditional techniques and features a brushed finish and floral cutouts with round white diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. It has a split opening for an easy-to-wear, slip-on style.
Special Edition Dyson Airwrap™ Multi-Styler
Bring the feeling of a fresh salon blowout to her at home with this complete styler from Dyson. Her morning routine will be a breeze with this set that includes a blow dryer, multiple brush options and curling wands in various barrel sizes.
Longines Aviation BigEye Automatic Chronograph Leather Strap Watch, 41mm in Petroleum
This Swiss-made, heritage-inspired watch boasts large chronograph subdials, a self-winding movement and luminous details for low-light readability. The durable titanium and smooth leather strap make this a handsome heirloom piece he'll treasure for years to come.
Set of 12 Classic Cenedese Fume and Gold Champagne Glass
Every host needs a beautiful set of Champagne glasses, and this rare set—which features fume-colored glass and a bone-shaped rigadin on each stem with two morisa dentellata applications and pure 24-karat gold leaf—is an example of true craftsmanship.
Mother-of-Pearl Playing Pieces
Mother of pearl is a shimmering stone made from the interior of an oyster shell. These semi-precious stones look especially beautiful when carved into backgammon playing pieces and encased in brass.
Candy Cane Glasses
These Murano glasses are colorful, festive, and absolutely perfect for the holidays! They feel elegant and elevated enough for a more formal table, but could also be dressed down for everyday use. Buy a full set of 8-10 for your favorite host with the most.
1930s Vintage French Art Deco Sideboard
This French Art Deco sideboard from the 1930s features an inset marble top and beautiful burlwood in a high-gloss finish. At 41.75" tall and 70" wide, it's a substantial piece they'll treasure for years to come.
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