Editor’s picks: our luxury holiday gift guide 2022

December 19, 2022

It’s that time of the year again: the holiday season!

Many celebrations are already underway, and we are absolutely thrilled to share with readers our latest recommendations for this year.

Here are our Top 6 luxury products that we know anyone on your list would be delighted to receive (and enjoy!).

1. De’Longhi’s Fully Automatic Espresso Machine Magnifica Evo

Earlier this year, we had reviewed La Specialista Prestigio by De’Longhi in our Valentine’s Day luxury gift guide, and we are now thrilled to review a second machine from this exceptional brand.

Magnifica Evo is a fully automatic espresso system that will bring an authentic espresso experience to your home. It’s easy, fun and delicious: having a home office has never been more fun! With a built-in burr grinder and 7 one-touch recipes, all at the press of a button, you’ll be enjoying every minute you sip your favourite drink.

The machine features the De’Longhi LatteCrema™ system, expertly designed to craft espresso beverages with creamy milk foam – dairy milk or your favorite milk alternatives like oat, soy and almond. It also has a built-in, conical burr gride with 13 different grind settings – ensuring coffee beans are ground as evenly and finely as possible to extract rich flavours in each cup.

We also particularly love the recipes included that will help you create a wide variety of specialty coffee and espresso drinks, including espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and more. No wonder this product made it onto the list of Oprah’s Favourite Things 2022!

Retailing for $1,199.99.

2. Ted Baker’s Fitzrovia Bumble Bee watch

Ted Baker is a brand well-recognized for its colourful, whimsical fashion designs and accessories.

Just in time for gifting season, the leading British lifestyle company is delighted to announce the launch of four new timepieces that embody Ted Baker’s fresh new take on its iconic watch styles. This collection is the first to incorporate the magnolia motif, which represents perseverance, strength and beauty in nature. Complete with 100% sustainable and recyclable gift boxes, the four new watches for both men and women are available in a variety of case sizes, watchstraps and dial designs.

We absolutely love The Fitzrovia Bumble Bee watch that joins the new women’s range. Its unique and delicate details offer a truly elegant look and feel. This timepiece complements the collection’s natural theme and features a bumble bee detail on its 34mm dial. The Fitzrovia is available in Black and White Gold.

Retailing for $180.

3. Petit Lem’s (matching) holiday pyjamas

What could be better than matching pyjamas with your little one? We love everything about Petit Lem: fabric, design and product longevity. This celeb-fave sleepwear brand has recently released its new Holiday collection that features matching sets perfect for the whole family: adults, kids, babies and even four-legged members.

These are premium quality products that are gentle, soft on the skin and durable. Available across North America, Petit Lem’s range of newborn, toddler and adult essentials are made from 100% organically grown cotton, free of chemicals and toxic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

Our favourite matching pieces are Laurel Leaves Print for adults and Laurel Leaves Print for kids. If you have a daughter and would love to spoil her even more, we recommend adding a beautiful Luau Christmas Print to her gift list this season!

These three items retail for a total of $154.

4. Mario Kart’s Hot Wheels Rainbow Road

If you are looking for a gift for a fun-loving, creative, energetic 5 to 8-year-old, then we strongly recommend the Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road!

Your lucky gift recipient will experience the iconic Mario Kart Rainbow Road course in the real world with this Hot Wheels track set from Mattel. The racing karts face banked turns or a wavy road and must pass through the Item Box randomizer to win! Lights and sounds announce the winner at the finish gate.

This is an 8-foot-long track, so it’s a very fulsome experience. The track features 5 translucent rainbow-coloured race lanes that can be configured straight or curved. Two vehicles are also included: an exclusive King Boo and Mario.

​Hot tip: check out the parking spaces located in the support pillars of the playset for easy storage!

Retailing for $209.94.

5. Aesop’s Miraceti fragrance

Aesop’s Othertopias range features four unique fragrances that are inspired by space and place. Created with nose Barnabé Fillion’s expertise, all the Othertopias offer a deep and engaging fragrance profile that will leave you wanting to enjoy more. Day or night, going out or staying in, country or city – these four scents suit it all.

Our favourite of the four is Miraceti. It features a warm scent with woody, earthy notes that evoke the serenity and savagery of the sea. Top notes are Black Pepper, Green Maté and Chilli Leaf. Middle notes are the beautiful combination of Labdanum, Ambrette and Styrax. And, finally, the base notes are a wonderful highlight of Myrrh, Cedar and Red Seaweed. The brand’s description of the fragrance encapsulates it perfectly: “Miraceti is redolent of perilous seafaring adventures aboard ocean-worn ships.” Enjoy the adventure!

Retailing for $255 (50 ml).

6. Bowmore Masters’ Selection 22-Year-Old scotch

For someone who appreciates unique, exquisite scotch, we recommend Bowmore Masters’ Selection 22-Year-Old.

Designed and distilled in partnership with famed automobile brand Aston Martin, this limited-edition single malt scotch features intense flavours of mango, passion fruit and acacia honey. These are interwoven with a powerful combination of coffee and tobacco smoke.

Bowmore and Aston Martin share a commitment to heritage, craftsmanship and innovation, making this the perfect gift for both whisky and car collectors. In celebration of this extraordinary meeting of minds, Bowmore unveils the second iteration of its inspired Masters’ Selection series, a single malt capturing a harmonizing force in both its presence and character. The story of this whisky sees Bowmore’s Master Whisky Blender skillfully seeking the optimal nurture of spirit in cask.

Available soon for a suggested retail price of $650.


Story by Hannah Yakobi

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