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Experience Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us and so is the season of giving. To help satisfy the most tasteful people on your list, Experience has curated a gift guide for the best of the best.

Experience the exceptional with our thoughtfully curated assortment of gifts that go beyond the ordinary, each carefully selected to embody refined taste. Whether you're in search of the ideal gift, our guide is a tribute to sophistication and elegance.

For The Wine Enthusiast

Petrus Pomerol 2017

Petrus Pomerol 2017Grand Vin 6L 6L Bottle available on special request

Wine Advocate magazine described the Petrus Pomerol 2017 as “a bombshell” worthy of the serious collector. Like all bombshells, this wine is bold, full bodied and stunning. This Pomerol is characterized as having notes of Black Forest cake, blueberry preserves and Christmas pudding with nuances of molten chocolate, Chinese five spices, candied violets, licorice and kirsch. Petrus produced 25 6L bottles of this extraordinary vintage, then that same year, stopped producing bottles lager than 1.5L making this a rare find.

For the Fragrance Devotee

Clive Christian No1 Masculine Original Collection

The royal pedigree of Clive Christian perfumes began in 1872, when Queen Victoria granted his predecessor the right to use a rendering of her crown. Each bottle has been so adorned ever since. The No 1 Masculine fragrance is a bold embodiment of the perfumers more than 150 year history. Woody amber with top notes of pimento and sparkling lime, exotic florals and spices are enhanced by 50 year old aged sandalwood.

Clive Christian perfumes

For the Whiz Kid

CNC 103 Walnut Modena Grand Prix from Playforever

CNC 103 Walnut Modena Grand Prix from Playforever  

In a world overrun with technological innovations, the ultimate luxury might just be found in the simplicity of a hand crafted child’s toy. This artful objet, crafted from a solid piece of ABS material and embellished with brass accoutrements, also crafted from a single, solid piece of metal, takes its inspiration from classic racing cars of the 1920s. Polished to a diamond standard and sitting atop slow cast, solid rubber wheels, this racer is an heirloom in the making.

For the Constant Gardner

Brass Watering Can #3632

The posh horticulturalist in your life will appreciate the graceful lines and fluid elements on this artful watering can. The brass cast vessel, enwreathed by a caned handle, was created by venerated Viennese metallurgist Carl Aubock in the 1950s. It is at once an art piece and a functional addition to the aesthetically inclined gardener’s tool kit.

Carl Aubock

For the Jet Setter

Serapian bespoke luggage

Serapian bespoke luggage

This multigenerational Milanese Maison, founded in 1928, has a history of creating bespoke leather pieces for the world’s most discerning clients. Giovanni Nodari Serapian, a third generation member of the family, will personally oversee the manifestation of your one-of-a-kind luggage dreams. Choose from a head spinning array of colors and luxurious, socially responsible, materials.

For the Thrill Seeker

VIP Super Bowl Experience with Quintessentially

Quintessentially, the world’s best luxury lifestyle service, can curate the ultimate Super Bowl experience. A dedicated concierge, on call 24/7, will ensure unrivaled game seating in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 11th, 2024, provide behind the red rope access, and entree to a plethora of VIP-only parties by Sports Illustrated, the h. wood Group and Rolling Stone to name but a few.

VIP Super Bowl Experience with Quintessentially

For the Art Admirer

I Want Always to be Remembered In Your Heart by Nir Hod

I Want Always to be Remembered In Your Heart by Nir Hod

Israeli born, New York-based artist Nir Hod’s evocative works have been exhibited around the globe from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art to NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. In this recent work, I Want Always to be Remembered in Your Heart, Hod explores a fiery expression of love.

Night Air, John Parot

Night Air, John Parot

California-based artist John Parot’s acclaimed work is a vibrant ode to the multidisciplinary sources he taps into. From furniture designer Alexander Girard to artist Joyce Kozloff (a pioneer in the Pattern and Decoration movement), Parot’s vibrant paintings which have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Frieze New York, as well as the cover of Experience Magazine are the personification of exuberance, instinct and craftsmanship.

For the Beauty Buff

L'or De Vie La Crème - Métiers D'art Limited Edition

A skin cream derived from the sap and noble ferment of France’s renowned Château d’Yquem grapes stands alone as an exceptional gift. Couple the efficacy of this high performance skincare with the imagination of French glass artist Xavier Le Normand, and you arrive at something truly outstanding. Each bottle of the L’Or de Vie la Crème Métiers d’Art Limited Edition is the result of nearly eight hours of hand engraving, delivering on the promise of lasting beauty.

L'or De Vie La Crème - Métiers D'art Limited Edition

For the Book Collector

Endymion by John Keats (1818)

Endymion by John Keats (1818)

A first edition, first issue of romantic English poet John Keats’ enduring classic Endymion. This rare find, sourced from the collection of lauded American bibliophile Natalie Knowlton Blair, is finely bound in late 19th century red morocco by Riviere & Son, one of the era’s leading bookbinders. This book is, perhaps, the embodiment of the mythological poem’s famous opening line in which Keats extols, “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.”

For the Serious Self Carer

Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Best and Ultimate Liquid Surgery Rejuvenation MBR Facial

The Peninsula Beverly Hills calls its Best and Ultimate Liquid Surgery Rejuvenation MBR treatment the most extravagant and results-driven facial on the market”. The two-hour long spa indulgence utilizes MBR (Medical Beauty Research), a cult beauty brand with highly concentrated ingredients that treats skin on a cellular level. If you can’t make it to the spa, the hotel will arrange an at home session.

Peninsula Beverly Hills

For the Gourmand

Duparquet

Duparquet Solid Silver Cookware

This solid silver cookware, handcrafted by a Cornell University-educated aerospace engineer with an abiding love of culinary tradition, is probably the most beautiful and precise cookware in the world. Silver boasts the highest heat conductivity of any element, elevating the cooking experience to a near exact science. Handles are enrobed with a hand-sewn black leather grip and each shimmering, made-to-order piece can be engraved or personalized.

For the Meticulous Entertainer

Dior Gold-Tone Cannage Montaigne plate

The house of Dior is no stranger to dramatic flights of fancy. With their Gold-Tone Cannage Montaigne plates, they set the stage for an extraordinary meal. Each eye-catching, elegant dinner, dessert and side plate is crafted from extra-fine Limoges porcelain and decorated with the Cannage Montaigne motif in 24-carat gold. Also of note: the stunning Linden Green Toile de Jouy sideplates in festive green and red with flora and fauna motifs make for beautiful host gifts.

Dior Gold-Tone Cannage Montaigne plate

For the Shoe-Ins

Brioni Black Calf Leather Oxford shoes

Brioni Black Calf Leather Oxford shoes

A shoe befitting the most fastidious gentleman. Brioni’s Cardinal Oxford is made from a single piece of calf leather, molded over a classic almond last and hand painted to glossy perfection. The understated luxury of this deceptively simple shoe is exactly what makes it stand out and withstand the test of time.

For the Sun Seeker

Première De Cartier Precious Sunglasses

When all that glitters is in fact gold, sporting a perfect pair of sunglasses is the next logical step. Cartier’s Premiere de Cartier Precious Sunglasses are an aviator frame constructed from 18k yellow gold. These rimless glasses shield the wearer’s eyes from the harsh rays of the sun with class 3 solar-protected, yellow lenses.

Première De Cartier Precious Sunglasses

For the Slope Hunter

Balenciaga skis

Balenciaga skis

Balenciaga launched its very first skiwear collection this season and these graphic, logo skis are the ultimate expression of their inaugural offerings. The all-mountain limited edition skis are made in Italy of Titanal and polyethylene, decorated with the 3B Sports Icon artwork on top, the Balenciaga logo on the underside, and finished with a mirror effect. They are the ultimate flex when conquering the slopes.

For the Aromatherapist

Baccarat Rouge 540 Candle

A beautiful candle is always a welcomed gift. So too Baccarat crystal. When the two merge, something greater than the sum of its collective parts is born. The Baccarat Rouge 540 candle takes inspiration from the floral notes and an amber woodiness of the Rouge 540 perfume, while the crystal holder, handmade in France, pulls its inspiration from Baccarat’s extensive archives.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Candle

For the Print Lover

The elegance and craftsmanship of a Hermès scarf is unmatched, and the Cloute Grand Tralala Medaillon Embroidered scarf 90 is an exquisite expression of the mastery of this venerated, luxury house. Made of silk twill and embellished with gold-plated metal sequins, the Virginie Jamin designed scarf is hand-embroidered – a task that takes over 75 hours to complete.

Hermes Cloute Grand Tralala Medaillon Embroidered scarf

The elegance and craftsmanship of a Hermès scarf is unmatched, and the Cloute Grand Tralala Medaillon Embroidered scarf 90 is an exquisite expression of the mastery of this venerated, luxury house. Made of silk twill and embellished with gold-plated metal sequins, the Virginie Jamin designed scarf is hand-embroidered – a task that takes over 75 hours to complete.

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