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21 showstopping gifts to give this Christmas

8 December 2022 • Written by Brooke Murphy

The festive season is finally upon us and BOAT International has curated a selection of showstopping presents to impress, no matter where you are in the world or who the recipient is. From thoughtful stocking fillers to seriously smart jewellery and watches, these gifts are guaranteed to please even the toughest critic on Christmas day...

Antinori Guado al Tasso

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc with a touch of Petit Verdot, Antinori’s Guado al Tasso represents the complexity and elegance of the Bolgheri terroir.


Oxford Racer BG-1

Showcasing his passion for both classic cars and exquisite handmade leather goods, Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland created the Oxford Racers collection in collaboration with Bottega Ghianda. The ideal gift for auto enthusiasts, the BG-1 is handmade in Italian leather with wheels in ebony, maple and bronze.


Richard Mille RM 74-02

Considered some of the world’s most technologically advanced timepieces, Richard Mille’s watches will never fail to impress. The RM 74-02 offers an ultra-skeletonised tourbillon heart finished in 18-karat red gold and carbon fibre, making it both lightweight and ultra-reliable.


Luca Faloni Caramel Brown Weekender

Stylish and practical, Luca Faloni’s caramel-brown weekender bag makes for a long-lasting travel companion. Hand-crafted in Florence, the vegetable-tanned full-grain leather will age gracefully over time, while carefully positioned pockets and details ensure full functionality.


Waveshark Jet Board Explorer 2

Equipped with the world’s highest-capacity (and longest lasting) battery, the Waveshark Jet Board Explorer 2 is capable of reaching speeds of 60km an hour making it ideal for long-distance riders of all skill levels.


Rolex Yacht Master 42

A paragon of robustness and reliability, the 42 mm Oyster case of the new Yacht-Master 42 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres, while its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 carat yellow gold.


Stefano Ricci Cashmere Throw

Soft cashmere never fails as a gift in winter, so Stefano Ricci’s majestic lion throw makes for the perfect present whether it’s kept on board or on your sofa at home.


Maccallan Double Cask 30 Years Old

A balanced single malt matured for 30 years in sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks, the Double Cask range takes the drinker on an incredible wood journey from the vast green forests of northern Spain to the lush forests of the Mid-West.


Calleija Xanthe 18ct White and Yellow Gold White Diamond Cuff

Crafted from 18-karat yellow gold and studded with brilliant white diamonds, Calleija’s elegant cuff showcases the brand’s ethos of creating pieces of art that are wearable treasures.


Chanel Boy.Friend H4883 Watch

The bezel of Chanel's Boy.Friend watch is set with 62 brilliant cut diamonds, cut to contrast with the black guilloché dial. A stainless-steel crown is set with a black spinel cabochon, and the timepiece is completed with a black alligator strap. Available at Pragnell.


Bennet Winch Slim Folio Brown Leather Laptop Case

Bennett Winch’s smart brown folio is crafted from elegant Italian leather in the label’s London workshop. Lined with suede, it’s the perfect size to keep a 16-inch laptop and notepad safe whilst on the go.


Augustine Jewels Gstaad Ring

Inspired by the mountains of Gstaad and the ‘wedeln’ pattern created when skiing, Augustine Jewels’ 18-carat gold yellow gold ring showcases a striking teal topaz surrounded by diamonds.


Amaffi Poseidon For Men

A blend of citrus, floral and woody notes with a hint of orange blossom, Amaffi’s Poseidon For Men is a fresh scent that sea-farers will love, finished with a touch of mystical juniper.


Silentpool Gin Hand Etched Dartington Martini Glass

Designed in collaboration with Dartington Crystal and UK-based gin distillery Silent Pool, each of these delicate glasses has been hand-blown using white-hot molten 24% lead crystal. They are then carefully shaped by diligent glassmakers, with every detail of the botanical pattern meticulously etched on by hand.


Ruinart Blanc De Blancs Second Skin Magnum

Maison Ruinart presents a new vintage made from 100 per cent chardonnay grapes. More than ten years of supervised rest in the depths of Maison’s chalk quarry cellars in Reims, Dom Ruinart’s chalkwrap offers a new interpretation of the second skin innovation. Velvety soft to the touch like chalk, it transforms this exceptional bottle into a sculptural object.


Rimowa Poker Attaché

Crafted in Köln, Germany, Rimowa’s smart attaché is designed with a minimalist approach and features a set of premium-quality poker chips.


Marea Vases

These Murano glass vases by Studio Zanellato/Bortotto are designed as a trio and inspired by the ebb and flow of the tide.


Krug Grande Cuvée 170ÈME Echoes Limited Édition

Savouring a bottle of Grande Cuvée 170ème Édition while listening to a specially curated piece of music is quite the experience. This limited-edition gift box, adorned with musical scores, invites you to enjoy an exclusive ‘Krug Echoes’ immersive selection, accessible via a QR code.


Rimowa Classic Bottle Case

Made from anodised grooved aluminium, a luxurious interior in black contrasts with the gleaming silver exterior. The one-bottle case has an interior room of H12xW36cm and secures its cargo with a clever system of foam cushions that wedge the bottleneck to keep it in place. It will also keep your bottle insulated and cool for several hours, ensuring that it arrives ready to be enjoyed. 


Loro Piana LP Throw Blanket

Keep cosy this winter with Loro Piana’s cashmere jacquard throw. Designed with contrasting colours, it’s perfect draped over your favourite armchair or worn as a chunky oversized scarf.


Paragon Studio Diabolo Dumbbells

Elegant yet effective, Paragon Studio’s smart free weights offer users all-new levels of customisation. With four different handles available and two end plates (you can choose from brushed stainless steel and gold), they can be tailored to match their owner’s personal tastes or the aesthetic of your at-home studio.


Mont Blanc and James Purdey and Sons Poker Game Set

Part of the Meisterstück Great Masters collection, Mont Blanc and Purdey & Sons have collaborated on this leather-bound coffret containing a poker set and special edition pen.


The Superyachts: Volume 36

The Superyachts is the book of choice for owners and yachting enthusiasts like ourselves and a statement piece on any coffee table. Filled with stunning photographic details, deck layouts and insights into the world's most beautiful boats, Volume 36 delves into 18 remarkable launches including Octopus, Moonstone, Ahpo and Boardwalk


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