What to buy your loved ones for Christmas, with Another Man’s fashion editor and fashion market editor, Reuben Esser and James Campbell
Here, Another Man’s fashion editor and fashion market editor, Reuben Esser and James Campbell, present the Another Man Christmas Gift Guide 2019, featuring 19 luxurious gift ideas – starting with this kingsnake-embroidered cushion by Gucci, cut from velvet and featuring hand-appliqued flower and snake embroidery.
Give the gift of glamour this Christmas with this skinny shirt with drugstore collar in lame by Celine. Or, if your loved one is a fan of John Waters, opt for this signed copy of Mr Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder from Donlon Books.
No one does smellies like Byredo, the finest purveyor of scents – both for yourself and the room at large. This Bohemia candle and Fleur Fantôme room spray are proof of that. If you’re in the market for some jewellery, then these signet rings by Bunney are a decadent option – classic with a twist.
Speaking of decadence, this I Love Baroque printed cotton bathrobe by Versace is an extravagant take on the humble bathrobe, while this Odeurs D’hiver candle gift set by Cire Trudon will fill your home with the delicious scents of leather, cashmere, wood, candied chestnuts, pine trees, clove, orange, vanilla and musk.
“We deliver ‘wows’,” says Ramdane Touhami, who presides over Buly 1803 which, as far as we’re concerned, is the best and most luxurious beauty brand in the world. Their ‘Alabaster’ is a novel mode of fragrance diffusion and would be a welcome gift to anyone. This wool throw by Dior meanwhile – the result of a collaboration between Kim Jones and American artist Raymond Pettibon – is possibly the most elegant way to stay cosy imaginable.
Hewn from fine wool, this crew-neck jumper by Alexander McQueen (available in-store) is embellished with a crystal rose embroidery, making it a truly exquisite way to stay warm this winter. And if you’re looking for some candles to match, then may we suggest this five-wick number by Diptyque contained in beautiful earthenware pot, and this set of five candles featuring Baies, Figuier, Muguet, Ambre and Verveine.
Not everyone has the luxury of possessing an open fire in their home, but this fragrance by Maison Margiela renders one unnecessary, promising “the pleasure of a reassuring fire crackling on a winter morning”. Meanwhile, these precious jewels by Alighieri (from left to right: Il Leone Bracelet, The Bea Necklace Infernal Storm Necklace and The Curator Necklace) have all the makings of modern heirlooms.
Crafted from puckered canvas and featuring a neon yellow satin panel, this bag by Craig Green is surely the most luxuriant – and off-kilter – tote money can buy, while these tropical velvet Albert slippers by New & Lingwood will add a more than a touch of glamour to any outfit.
Some have religious deities hanging from their Christmas trees, others have musical ones. If you reside in the latter camp, then these Prince and David Bowie ornaments from Selfridges are for you. Meanwhile, this Parures de Samourais ashtray by Hermès, made from Limoges porcelain with velvet goatskin base, will look lovely on any table – side, bedside, coffee, dinner or otherwise.