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‘Tis the time for gift-giving yet again, which also means ‘tis the time for crowds, panic buying, and long checkout lines. While there are plenty of fabulous affordable gifts out there, you might feel like giving something extra special to a few people in your life. Or, after the exhausting year we've all had, maybe you simply want to treat yourself (you deserve it, btw). Either way, sometimes a luxurious gift is the way to go.
With that in mind, we scoured the internet for the season's absolute best splurge-worthy gifts, and we'll put it this way: we are going to have a very hard time not buying every single one of them for ourselves. From pricey perfumes to designer shoes and diamond earrings, there's an over-the-top gift on this list for every special recipient in your life.
How We Found The Best Luxury Gifts
To round up this list, we turned to the help of our unbiased algorithm. This tool finds and ranks the best products out there by factoring in things like best-seller lists, social media buzz, and even recommendations from industry experts and top publications. So without further ado, scroll on to discover the best expensive gifts you can buy this holiday season and treat your loved ones (and yourself) to something extra this year.
Next up, check out the 10 Best Gifts For Women. Opening image: @jennikayne
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Bony Levy Diamond Stud Earrings
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: Secured in 18-karat white gold, these stud earrings sparkle so brightly, you’d think they were much more expensive than they really are. Don't worry—we won't tell.
USER REVIEW: "I have looked everywhere, and I do mean everywhere for the perfect pair of diamond studs. I even bought a couple of mistakes (wrong setting, poor quality), and then finally decided to take the plunge at Nordstrom. So glad I did! The quality is outstanding—lots of sparkle, and the setting is beautiful. Very classic and will never go out of style."
Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Massager
WHAT IT DOES: This smart, ultra-quiet percussive therapy device works deep to relieve muscle tension, soreness, and pain and speed recovery. Safe to say, any fitness guru in your life will enjoy this one.
USER REVIEW: "This is the best purchase I’ve ever made! This has helped me with all my muscle problems. It doesn’t hurt and really makes a huge difference with my physical being."
Bearaby Cotton Napper
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Weighted blankets are rarely this pretty. This luxurious pick is made of the softest organic cotton, and the chunky texture will add a cool element to any space.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This blanket reduces stress and promotes relaxation and comfort.
Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: This cashmere cardigan is a true classic. With its super-soft knit and relaxed fit, it'll be an essential she reaches for every day.
HELPFUL TIP: If you think she'd prefer a less slouchy fit, order a size down.
Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
WHAT IT DOES: This intoxicating perfume boasts notes of violet, accord, cardamom, iris, and ambrox to embody the spirit of freedom and excellence of the American West. It's basically the cultiest fragrance around.
ABOUT THE BRAND: Cult-favorite fragrance house Le Labo debuted in 2006 and gained immediate renown for its subtle, striking scents, apothecary packaging, and distinctive naming convention. Each name consists of a word and a number: the most prominent note and the number of notes in the composition.
Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: These high-quality kicks are total icons. Add that to the fact that they're comfortable, classic, and seasonless, and you've got yourself a wardrobe mainstay.
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: These shoes are so comfortable, some wearers say they could walk a mile in them.
Dyson Airwrap Styler
WHY YOU NEED IT: Engineered for all hair types and styles, this cult-favorite tool can curl, smooth, wave, and dry—all by attracting and styling the hair with air. No unnecessary heat means less damage and less getting-ready time. We're sold.
USER REVIEW: "WOW. This thing is incredible. It dries my hair in half the time, the brush attachments give me the look of a blowout in literally less than five minutes, and the curling—omg. I have very thick hair that absolutely hates to hold a curl and takes two hours with a regular curling wand. But with this, it took me half an hour to get the best curls of my life."
Saint Laurent Large Monogram Quilted Leather Wallet On A Chain
WHAT IT DOES: Functioning as a crossbody, a wallet, and a clutch, this wear-everywhere bag is well worth the investment. Inside the snap-flap closure, you'll find 10 card slots and an optional chain strap that can easily elevate it from day to night.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: Aside from black and tan, this bag also comes in a ton of other fun colors—think fuschia and army green.
Golden Goose Superstar Low Top Sneaker
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: With their scuffed-up leather and signature star appliqué, these celeb-favorite sneakers will add instant cool to any outfit.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: The soft terry lining means you can wear these without socks.
La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: This cream is quite the investment, but the rave reviews prove it's worth the hype. It leaves the skin hydrated and supple with a youthful glow.
ABOUT THE BRAND: All of La Mer’s products contain Miracle Broth, which is made through a fermentation process that converts sea kelp and other pure ingredients into a cell-renewing elixir that transforms the look of skin.