The Discerning Gent’s Christmas Gift Guide

With just under three weeks left until Christmas – that’s 20 days to be precise – the discerning gent has ample time to get himself set for festive cheer instead of seasonal sorrow. All he needs is gentle guidance to the right gifts. It just so happens that Elysium Magazine has done the hard yards to get you closer to gifting greatest for your partner or family members. Behold gifting nirvana…


What She Wants

Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Rituals Gift Set

Beauty products are always well received – who can go wrong with such fragrant delight? This gift set from Crabtree & Evelyn is focused around roses. Featuring hand and body care products that will leave the skin feeling soft and fresh, it’s a must for anyone that just loves the smell of roses. The shower gel (250ml), body lotion (250ml) and hand therapy (100g) will ensure a pampered festival holiday.

RRP £55 – Crabtree & Evelyn


Riedel Pink Fatto A Mano Champagne Wine Glass


Who doesn’t like a few glasses of bubbly during the festive season? Who doesn’t like a glass of bubbly, full stop. These glasses – featuring a pink stem – will be the highlight of any glassware collection. But, more than anything else, these glasses will be used a great frequency making the ‘cost-per-use’ negatable for any loved one who enjoys a tipple through the year. Just look at that classic Venetian styling…

RRP £80 per glass – Riedel


Deux Flutes d’ Armand de Brignac


Carrying on the alcohol theme, what better way than to say ‘I adore you’ than with some top quality champagne – Armand de Brignac Brut Gold – prestige champagne at its finest accompanied by two luxury champagne flutes and presented in a beautiful wooden gift case. That fact that Jay-Z owns the brand and the Ace of Spades is synonymous with the super-luxe cool does help too…

RRP £465 – Harrods


Want He Wants

Cerina Brise Marine Body Moisturiser by Claus Porto

The winter months are the times when a man’s skin takes a real beating by the elements – the rain, wind, temperature changes and air conditioning all take its toll so this moisturiser will provide needed respite. With jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin E to provide the hydration to keep skin supple. The seaside freshness is a nice touch too.

£32 – Mr Porter


FORM C by Junghans Timepiece

You don’t have to spend triple your monthly mortgage to bag a great timepiece and this model from German watchmaker, Junghans. The FORM C is timeless in its styling – so simple yet utterly eye-catching at the same time. If you don’t buy this for anyone else, buy it for yourself!

RRP £445 – Junghans


Beolab 50 By Bang & Olufsen

This luxurious speaker has it all – impressive power and uber-cool styling to fit into any décor. Featured in piano black, the audio world standard for luxe – the Beolab 50’s design highlight is the plentiful aluminium dots that look as though they are all floating in space to create a mesmerising look to couple the outstanding sound output.

RRP £15,000 – Bang & Olufsen


Blow The Budget

Camping at the South Pole

Whilst objects will always be pleasing to the eyes, it’s experiences that provide the stimulus for life and food for the soul. Therefore, what better to absolutely smash any budget structure one may have for Christmas gifting this year than to book a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the South Pole?


Flying from Punta Arenas, Chile, to Antarctica by private jet that see you land on an ice-blue runway, this seven-day trip of a lifetime will bear witness to frozen seas, ice pools, polar plateaus and glacial camps. This trip – along with further sources of wanderlust – can be found on Elite Traveler magazine. Just imagine the likes for your Instagram…

From £44,800 per person – Steppes Travel

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.