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 and soft natural suede for the under sole, with a fine beading of cotton twill around the outer edge.

annabeljames.co.uk

 

Sweet dreams

Backed in silk velvet and lightly padded, this couture comforter is a statement piece for the couple who have everything.

bellanottelinens.com

Cellar up

Mission Hills’ 2013 Quatrain is a unique blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, 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.

missionhillwinery.com

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.

hyundaicanada.com

Watch this

An ode to the brand’s storied heritage and mastery of its craft, these limited edition Rimowa watch cases have an engineered grooved aluminum exterior shell 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.

rimowa.com

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 and leather cups.

hopsongrace.com

Come sail away

Family-friendly 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 and international meals per day prepared by a chef and dine al fresco or in the dining room with stunning views of the surrounding islands. Dive in the deep and snorkel with playful sea lions, turtles and penguins, strap on your walking shoes for hikes to spot flaming pink flamingos and learn from the onboard guides who are eager to share their knowledge of the destination with you. Snorkelling gear and wetsuits are available as well as stand-up paddle-boards and double kayaks.

andbeyond.com

Let sleeping dogs lie

Time to make your four-legged friend a little comfier. Handmade in leather, this is the perfect designer piece for pooch’s naps and your living room.

achcollection.com

Impossible?

George Peper, former editor in chief of Golf magazine takes readers on an incomparable golf journey to the 100 most significant, noteworthy, and architecturally paramount courses. Describing intricate holes that have confounded the game’s best, revisiting tournaments that have made and broken champions, and elucidating the unique and truly special characteristics of each course makes Peper the perfect golf partner as he walks his readers through the clubhouses, fairways, and bunkers. From greens as old and hallowed as St Andrews to courses celebrating their first anniversary such as Nova Scotia’s Cabot Cliffs, from the island 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 wanderlust simmering in all of us.

Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each gift.

assouline.com

Some bunny to love

The perfect gift for little ones (and their parents), this adorable selection features a 100% cotton cable knit blanket and plush furry bunny displayed on our hand-crafted Muskoka chair. A truly thoughtful way to send best wishes to a family with a new baby.

baskits.com

Write stuff

This elegant box with a flip-down lid has a black velvet interior and is choc full of notebooks, pads of paper, bookmarks, sticky notes, memo pads, cards with envelopes, an ink bottle and an exceptional glass fountain pen.

clairefontaine.com

k-3.com

Bur”bear”y for a little darling

A signature teddy knitted from check Merino wool. He features a neat bow tie and hand-embroidered details. Only the best!

ca.burberry.com

Savour the flavour

In his latest tome, Nik Sharma, scientist 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.

chapters.indigo.ca

 

 

Something to celebrate?

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

theberkelworld.com

Get ready, jet-set, go

Experience an unforgettable exclusive adventure, and travel with like-minded safari enthusiasts to discover the iconic wildlife 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 standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Butlers 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 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, and food and wine aficionados who will ensure your every moment is a signature experience, each one further heightening your stay and enhancing your authentic safari adventure.

Travel with a fellow COVID-19 negative guests in complete privacy, with minimal interaction with staff 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 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.

andbeyond.com

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