Our specially curated gift guide has something for everyone. Go ahead, purchase something for that special someone, and don’t forget yourself!

Dr. Evan Antin, America’s most popular veterinarian, and star of Animal Planet’s Evan Goes Wild

For Bookworms – Evan Goes Wild

From Dr. Evan Antin, America’s most popular veterinarian, and star of Animal Planet’s Evan Goes Wild, comes a wild look at our natural world. In his first book, Evan takes us from the depths of the ocean swimming with sharks to jungles filled with venomous snakes and rivers full of crocodiles, all in the name of adventure and a deep love for the wild around us. Part memoir, travelogue, and conservation guide book, World Wild Vet is an unforgettable exploration of the world we all call home and a love letter to the creatures we share it with.

For The Sweet Tooth - Lindt Master Chocolatiers gift

For The Sweet Tooth – Lindt Master Chocolatiers

This holiday season gives the gift of LINDOR. Handcrafted with love by the Lindt Master Chocolatiersdiscover the irresistible, smooth-melting chocolate of LINDOR made to melt you. This luxe holiday gift box contains approximately 36 individually wrapped LINDOR truffles in Milk, Dark, White, 60% Extra Dark, Fudge Swirl, and Sea Salt chocolate varieties. Perfect for gifting, sharing, or savoring one at a time! Available in nationwide retailers, Lindt Chocolate Shops and https://www.lindtusa.com/

For The Cognac Collector - The Louis XIII Classic Decanter

For The Cognac Collector – The Louis XIII Classic Decanter

The LOUIS XIII Classic decanter has remained the ultimate expression of the finest Eaux-de-vie blend since 1874, containing up to 1,200 Eaux-de-vie from Grande Champagne terroir. Made using grapes grown in Grande Champagne – the premier cru of the Cognac region – are carefully blended over the years to create the cognac inside every LOUIS XIII Classic decanter. Provenance and time are the very essences of LOUIS XIII cognac. Each drop represents a finely tuned craft passed down from one generation of Cellar Master to the next. The Eaux-de-vie are slowly aged in old Limousin tierçons (traditional-aged French oak casks). Every sip is a taste of time.

No two of these decanters are the same. Hand-crafted by skilled artisans from the finest European crystal houses, each decanter is individually numbered and unique. The distinctive design, featuring a 20-carat gold neck and 10 distinctive spikes on each side, is inspired by a 16th-century flask uncovered from the Battle of Jarnac, France, and later owned by LOUIS XIII founder, Paul-Émile Rémy Martin. LOUIS XIII cognac (70cl) has a small NFC chip integrated into the cork stopper to seamlessly connect clients to the LOUIS XIII Society, a private club, where members can enjoy exclusive content, experiences, and personalized services.

For The Rum Collector - Mount Gay Rum gift

For The Rum Collector – Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay Rum has released a new limited-edition blend, Master Blender Collection: The Port Cask Expression. The third limited-edition in the exclusive series and the second blend in the series by the Distillery’s first female Master Blender, Trudiann Branker, Port Cask, pushes the boundaries of rum-making incorporating the use of Tawny Port casks for the first time in Mount Gay’s history. The result is a beautifully complex blend in line with the signature Mount Gay Rum profile, but with a twist with cherry, dried fruit, oak, prune, and almond on the palate. Bottled at cask strength (55% abv), this small batch is so exclusive it will be limited to 2,100 bottles in the U.S., and it will be available on Caskers.com and at select premium retailers.

For Enthusiastic Photographers - Ricoh THETA SC2 Camera gift

For Enthusiastic Photographers – Ricoh THETA SC2 Camera

Perfect for anyone looking to up their photography game, the RICOH THETA SC2 360° camera is compact, brightly colored, and captures beautiful, high-quality 360° still images and videos like this aerial view of Hudson Yards or this spherical beachscape. The thin, lightweight body makes it easy to take anywhere. And with a high-speed wireless transfer, you can quickly upload images to your smartphone, add finishing touches in the THETA+ editing app and share on social. The RICOH THETA SC2 is available in four fresh colors – white, blue, pink, and beige.

For The Fashionable Coffee Aficionado - Dolce & Gabbana SMEG gift

For The Fashionable Coffee Aficionado – Dolce & Gabbana SMEG

Fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana and world-famous Italian appliance manufacturer SMEG have teamed up to create Sicily is my Love – a line of jaw-droppingly beautiful small appliances set to give fashionistas a very practical way to sport D&G’s runway designs in everyday life. This truly Made in Italy collection line of brightly colored small appliances are an ode to Southern Italy, which Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana both call home. From kettles, toasters, juicers, coffee machines, and more, each product is decorated in en-vogue patterned prints, including floral motifs, lemons, prickly pears, cherries, acanthus leaves – iconic symbols inspired by Sicilian folklore. 

For A Stylish Weekend Away - Weekender Bag gift

For A Stylish Weekend Away – Weekender Bag

Creating luxury products made from recycled plastic bottles, The Joinery turns potential waste into something positive and eye-catching. We love their new Weekender bag, made with Future Felt ™ from 24 recycled plastic bottles. Each bag comes with leather handles, offering a luxurious finish. It is fully lined inside with a pocket and is the perfect accessory for travel or a weekend away. It comes in charcoal with black or tan leather or grey with black or tan leather.

TUMI Rolling Trunk as a gift

For The Ultra-Stylish Traveler – TUMI

TUMI recently introduced the 19 Degree Aluminum Rolling Trunk, a new silhouette that provides an entirely different packing solution to suit a new traveling attitude. This brand-new concept is designed like a portable closet with innovative collapsible interior dividers to pack in an organized fashion or convert to one spacious and deep packing space. This larger piece is ideal for longer trips or when two are traveling together. This style will serve as a functional space to organize your belongings while traveling or can even add extra shelving space to your closet while at home.

About The Author

Helene Ramackers

Heléne Ramackers is a freelance journalist who enjoys interviewing local and international celebrities but thinks she has found her calling amongst the travel writing fraternity. A creature comfort girl at heart, she loves all things opulent. Her first taste of the bushveld was all it took to get bitten by the ‘bush-bug’, an absolute life-altering experience. She now longs for the expanse of wide open spaces, a pollution-free sky and the roar of a lion lulling her to sleep. When she’s not fantasizing about her next leopard sighting, she thrives on taking photographs of her family and loves capturing the beauty of sunrises, sunsets, rainbows and the magnificence of the full moon. Born and bred in Cape Town, this wife and doting mother love visiting the beauty that is right on her doorstep – the splendor of Table Mountain, the crashing waves at Bloubergstrand and the alluring scenery of the Winelands. To add Upscale Living to her portfolio is a dream come true!

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