Brummell Christmas Gift Guide 2023: money no object

Blow the budget and really spoil your loved one with these exceptional, one-of-a-kind buys

Art and Design 1 Dec 2023

Brummell Christmas Gift Guide: Money No Object

Tiffany & Co. x Elsa Peretti small bone cuff


Italian jewellery designer, philanthropist and fashion model, the late, great Elsa Peretti is the genius behind Tiffany & Co’s sculptural bone cuff (as well as many other timeless designs). The elegant curves of this 18k gold cuff – which can be worn on its own or as a pair – create an effect that is both minimalist and striking. Tiffany & Co. x Elsa Peretti small bone cuff, £17,200;


Llewellyn Zodiac circular backgammon set


A beautifully made traditional board game can take pride of place in the home as a veritable work of art. And they don’t come much more spectacular than this unique circular backgammon set by west London designer Alexandra Llewellyn. Each one is made to order – so you can personalise this most generous gift to your heart’s content – and features astrologically inspired constellation illustrations made from mother of pearl and silver wire. Alexandra Llewellyn Zodiac circular backgammon set, £24,000;


Formula 1 British Grand Prix hospitality package at Silverstone


Is your loved one a petrolhead who also has a taste for the finer things in life? Then why not treat them to an official Silverstone Formula One hospitality package? There’s a huge range of options to choose from, which include such perks as free-flowing fizz, delicious menus devised by James Martin and track-side VIP boxes to watch all the action of the British Grand Prix in style. Formula 1 British Grand Prix hospitality package at Silverstone, from £315pp;


Connolly Maxi toolkit


Speaking of petrolheads, but perhaps those more accustomed to the Goodwood Revival than anything post-2000, this opulent toolkit by British heritage brand Connolly is a thoughtful and exquisitely made gift for the handyman who wouldn’t be seen dead in Halfords. Connolly Maxi toolkit, £3,200;


National Art Pass Life Individual


For the loved one who is always first in line at the latest must-see exhibition, you can’t go wrong with a National Art Pass from Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art. With a top-tier Life Membership, the recipient will be gifted a prestigious pass which secures access to over 850 museums, galleries and historic places across the country, as well as a subscription to a quarterly magazine and regular newsletters. Plus the warm, fuzzy feeling of supporting hundreds of venues that receive grants from Art Fund. National Art Pass Life Individual, £2,100;


Brunello Cucinelli Grained Leather Active Bag


Nail the quiet luxury aesthetic with this Brunello Cucinelli bag we’re sure Kendall Roy would approve of. A sleek andelegant design in muted tones and grained calfskin, this capacious ‘active’ bag is perfect for the sporty type who doesn’t really ‘do’ sports brands. Brunello Cucinelli Grained Leather Active Bag, £3,450;


The Collection Impériale Création No 1


To commemorate its 280th anniversary, renowned champagne maison Moët & Chandon has launched the Collection Impériale Création No.1 – a ‘timeless collection of intricate complexity’. Available exclusively at Harrods, the new release is made from a blend of seven remarkable vintages and pays homage to founder Claude Moët. A thoughtful gift for the person with a taste for the refined. And if you’re really looking to push the boat out, you can pre-register your interest in the champagne house’s collaboration with contemporary American artist Daniel Arsham, who has designed a handful of avant-garde masterpieces and collectible limited editions as part of the anniversary collection. The Collection Impériale Création No 1 is available at Harrods at £210. The Daniel Arsham limited-edition will be available to purchase at £23,000 per piece in the UK in April 2024; readers can pre-register interest by contacting Moët & Chandon Private Sales team at


Globe-Trotter Centenary Carry-On 4-Wheel Case


Globe-Trotter luggage is that most decadent of purchases. Yes, the suitcases are practical and handmade in England, but they’re also incredibly opulent and come with a hefty price tag. Still, you can’t put a price on the enviable looks your gorgeous case will elicit from strangers when you wheel it through Heathrow Airport. The elegant new Olive & Charcoal colourway is a modern classic in the making. Globe-Trotter Centenary Carry-On 4-Wheel Case, £1,595;


The Steinway & Sons Noé Limited Edition


OK, there’s no easy way to wrap this up or stick it into the bottom of a stocking, but to really pull out all the stops this Christmas, give the gift of music with a fabulous Steinway & Sons piano. The legendary piano maker has just launched the new Noé Limited Edition grand piano, created in collaboration with French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. The unique design is a cutting-edge twist on the classic instrument, with a fluid ‘flowing’ shape around the rim and round legs inspired by the curved traces of ink notes on paper. The Steinway & Sons Noé Limited Edition, £POA;