Lalique for Bentley Blue Crystal Edition
Inspired by Bentley’s iconic logo seen on the front of some of the world’s most luxurious cars, this Lalique bottle of aftershave is both one of this year’s top scents, but also a highly collectable piece ideal for the fashionista and petrolhead alike. Coming in a wooden presentation box and limited to only 499 bottles worldwide.
Krug x Berluti Bag
Cut from some of the finest leather in the world, the Krug x Berluti bag marks the third collaboration between the champagne brand and the Parisian shoemaker. This time they’ve worked together on two different sized bags – the Short Journey and the Long Journey – both of which are available in a dark cherry leather and come with a bottle of champagne and limited edition Joseph glasses to round off this perfect pairing.
Classic Car Club Membership
With more than 20 years of experience under their belt, the Classic Car Club offer members the chance to try out some of the world’s most desirable classic cars, all without having to go through the painful process of finding one in working order, getting it restored and then filing for insurance. Now you can drive the car of your dreams – whether that be the 1964 Jaguar E-Type or a 1992 Ford GT40 – all without the worry of owning one.
$5,000 up front, and then $180 a month, classiccarclub.com
Shinola Leather Football
Half sporting equipment, half art. Shinola pride themselves on making some of the world’s finest leather goods, and what better gift to give this holiday than a handmade leather football? Whether you want to display it on a shelf or pretend you’re Joe Montana it’s completely up to you.
Custom Built Fender
For musicians across the globe a custom built Fender has always been the dream. The good news is the guitar behemoth is now offering you the chance to build your perfect guitar from one of 23 electric guitars and seven bass guitars. Everything from the wood used right through to the neck diameter and wiring are available for customization. The downside is we can’t promise it’ll get you a record deal.
Wohngeist 24-Piece Tool Kit
A good toolkit is the key to any man’s heart, and what better way to show the man in your life that you love them than to give them a handmade 24-piece tool kit presented in a Swiss pear wood box. Made in Switzerland, each toolset is painstakingly put together and includes everything from a hammer right through to a full allen key set.
Hender Scheme MIP-12 Leather Sneakers
Hender Scheme has carved out a niche for creating sneakers based on iconic footwear designs from the last 30 years. One of the brand’s more modern iterations comes in the form of the MIP-12 which is based around the Nike Air Presto (one of this year’s most popular sneaker shapes). Constructed from blushed leather, each pair is handmade in Japan and is designed in such a way that as time goes on the leather will age and darken making each pair individual.
Stefano Ricci Suede Blouson
With slight western undertones, the Stefano Ricci suede blouson nails the 2018 trend for cowboy inspired fashion. It’s also a testament to the Italian brand’s dedication to luxury, with the perforated suede outer featuring a 100 percent silk lining and a crocodile leather detailing along the front’s snap closure.
Samuel Adams Utopias Beer
With only 68 wooden casks of Utopia created this year, the latest batch of Samuel Adams’ luxury beer is a truly special gift for beer lovers. Only 13,000 bottles will be available worldwide, with the beer considered to be one of the best ever created by the American brewer. Created from three different hops, the beer features a surprisingly high ABV of 28 percent and a hint of Moscot wood throughout. The perfect winter warmer.
David August Crocodile Watch Roll
Available in nine different colors of crocodile skin, the David August watch roll is a truly grand way of keeping your timepieces safe. Handmade in Italy each item takes six weeks to produce and features a removable padded roll which opens up to reveal a case for your cufflinks. What else would you expect from the brand who dress Conor McGregor.
Acqua Di Parma Razor and Brush
Constructed from wenge wood and a subtle brass cap, the Acqua Di Parma razor combines the groundbreaking technology seen in Gillette Mach 3 razors with the pared back designs we expect to see from a brand like Acqua Di Parma. There’s no excuse for that five o’clock shadow now.
Rimowa Travel Humidor Case
We’re a big fan of Rimowa here at Elite Traveler, and this Travel Humidor Case is one of the best things we’ve ever seen from the brand. Featuring a sturdy aluminium construction and enough space for a dozen of your finest cigars, this is every man’s dream.